What would you do?

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  1. PA1911

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    Hello everyone

    Although I know this is my decision to make, I want to know what you would do.

    I currently own an AR-15 and a 1911. I have around 500-600 rounds for each. I plan to buy many more guns and ammo etc. but like many of us money is really tight. My next two guns were going to be a mossberg 590a1 and a ruger 10/22. The ruger will stay stock for now and the 590 a1 is what I want(I have that in my head and right now there's no changing it haha! )

    My question is... I can buy the 10/22, ammo and a few accessories right now with the money I saved already and get to shoot a lot, or I can wait 3-6 months and have the money to buy the shotgun( I am in the process of selling some things to get gun money) and maybe another gun.

    Right now I am leaning toward getting the 10/22 because I already have guns that will work for home defense and ccw.

    What would you do??

    Thanks
    PA1911
     
  2. Dr. Leaky

    Dr. Leaky Know-It-All

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    Well, you've gotta have a .22 - you'll never find another rifle you can get as much range time with for the ammo cost.
     

  3. ArmoryDoc

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    This ^^^ for sure.
     
  4. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank "Don't Tread On Me!"

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    Both guns are great choices to add to the two guns you already have.Personally, I'd go for the Shotgun first and see what a 22lr conversion kit would cost for your AR. If you can find the 590a1 used for a good price you might end up with enough to get a 22lr conversion for the AR too.
    Also, I know you've got your heard set on the 590a1(had one, they're awesome guns) BUT you might find a Remington 870 Express for a lot less cash and you can get all manner of barrels for the 870. IIRC the 590a1 is pretty much set with whatever barrel length you get it in.
    In fact, I'd be willing to bet you can get a Remington 870 AND a Ruger 10/22 for the money you'd spend on the 590a1 alone.
     
  5. GTS197

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    10/22.

    More cost effective when you weigh cost of ammo, trigger time, etc...
     
  6. WoodenPlank

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    Yep, I'd go with the 10/22.
     
  7. AK74play

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    Yep, 10/22 is your best bet. A shotgun is a one of a kind tool that does what it does like nothing else can, BUT a 22 will all by its self fill many purposes that a shotgun simply won't and it's cheaper to shoot than anything else you can buy. I personally would never be caught without a good pump shotgun. I own 870's and 500's both excellent for their intended purposes but if I had to choose only 1 between the 2, I would definately keep my 10/22.
     
  8. Bruce M

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    I'd go for the .22 first also.
     
  9. Dexters

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    Why/purpose - what is your objective/goal?

    Are you debt free, except for a mortgage?

    Do you have an emergency fund?
     
  10. JaPes

    JaPes Rimfire 1010101

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    Go for the 10/22. They're fun to own and shoot. $20 for a 550 round brick of ammo and you're set for an afternoon of fun.

    Just a word of caution, the "affordable" part of the 10/22 is subjective. There are so many mods, aftermarket parts, and add-ons for the 10/22 that it can get expensive quick.

    It starts out with an auto bolt release... Then a urethane buffer... Then a Power Custom hammer & sear... Then a Volquartsen exact edge extractor... :)
     
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    go with the 10/22
     
  12. PA1911

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    Thanks to everyone that replied, I appreciate the help.

    I have decided to get a 10/22. This one actually. What do you think?

    http://www.ruger.com/products/1022Carbine/specSheets/1151.html

    I preferred the synthetic stock with stainless but they are hard to find, plus this will keep the cost down. Is this a good one to start with? Also, does it only come with one mag?

    Thanks,
    PA1911
     
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  13. Dexters

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    I would go with this one.

    http://www.ruger.com/products/1022Tactical/specSheets/1261.html

    The barrel length is optimum for the 22LR, .7Lb lighter then the one you noted and you can add a suppressor in the future.
     
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    10/22 Takedown

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVnxf73KKks"]Ruger 10/22 Takedown Model - YouTube[/ame]








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  15. camaro_dave

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    I'd get the 22 for sure. A shotgun like that has very limited uses.
     
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    I'd go with the 10/22 or a conversion kit for the AR. I know primary had conversion kits for $130 or $140. If I didn't have a 10/22 I would get one of those for one of my ARs.
     
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    I like that but I am looking for open sights. Will the 18.5" barrel inhibit accuracy or function?

    I heard that the new ones aren't as good as the older ones due to the plastic tigger parts. Should I hunt for a used older rifle?
     
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  19. Folsom_Prison

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    Get the 10/22! I love mine. :)
     
  20. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank "Don't Tread On Me!"

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    A 22lr is nice and all but it's kind of hard to dove hunt or shoot a round of sporting clays with one.LOL.
    You CAN buy a Lee Load All II and load up your shotgun ammo for about 1/3 what it would cost you to guy factory stuff, not that hard at all either.
    If you simply must get a Ruger 10/22 THIS is the one that I'd get:
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    K10/22RB-BBZ ,Black Laminate,Matte Stainless through Big Rock Sports.