I finally sat down to update my insurance list for my guns after selling/buying/trading a few the last several months.
I am now starting to think about what to save for over the next year or so. I like to have a general concept of what I might pick up so I can start looking for bargains as I get cash in hand. Having a plan also helps keep me motivated to put the hours in at my part-time job so I can save towards a goal. I have asked this before, and generally gotten some good answers--I usually keep the responses in the back of my mind for when the money is in hand.
This is the current list (unfortunately, stored across several states until I finish school and can move to a free state and get them all back).
Colt Delta Elite
Smith & Wesson #1006
Ruger Mark II
Beretta 21 A
Beretta 92 Stainless (Italy)
Beretta 92 F (Italy)
Heckler & Koch USP
Smith & Wesson #1026
Kimber Custom Classic
Heckler & Koch Model 4
SIG P210 / 49
Beretta Model 84
Colt Combat Commander
Heckler & Koch P7 PSP
Heckler & Koch P7 K3
Ruger Super Blackhawk
Colt SAA (1st. Gen)
Smith & Wesson Model 28
Soviet (Military) SKS
Swedish (Military) M38 Carbine
Finnish (Military) M39
Bushmaster M17S (Pre-ban)
D.S. Arms SA-58 Carbine
Springfield Armory SAR-48
State Arms Knob Creek 2000
D.S. Arms SA-58 Standard
Remington 870 Express
Beretta A390 ST
Beretta 1201 FP3
Benelli M3 Super 90
FNC with Sear and 3 rd. burst (Form 4)
HK 53 (Billistics)(Form 3 being converted from an HK 33).
Vector UZI (Form 3 to dealer as part of a Group Buy).
More mags for the guns (I like, if possible to have 4 or 5 mags per semi-auto pistol, and prefer to have several guns in the same calibers with common mags--i.e. I have 2 Beretta 92's, so would probably buy a Beretta Elite II in 9mm rather than a Beretta in .40 S&W). The same goes for rifles--any future AK's would probably be 7.62mm rather than a 5.45 or .223 so they can use the same mags.
In handguns--another HK P7 PSP or M8 (love the guns!!), a USP .45 Tactical, Match or Expert, Smith (pre-sellout, of course!!) 29 or 629. Another .22 target gun or two (likely another Ruger to use the same mags).
In rifles--a couple more AR's, a Belgian 50.63 or .64, an underfolder AK, possibly another .50BMG (Armalite, most likely).
In shotguns--a nice O/U (probably a Beretta so I can use the same choke tubes), maybe a Beretta Pintail or another AL 390.
Any other suggestions? Places where my collection is lacking? I am not "into" old collectables (factory original garands, etc.) enough to truly appreciate them, so I may pick up a CMP shooter grade Garand, but most likely not a collector grade.
I do definitely like to keep common mags and calibers. I would probably stick to .223, 7.62 x 39mm, and .308 for my autoloaders, and stick with common mags for them also. Ditto to the pistols (so I would probably pick up a PSP over an M8 in the P7's).
AFARR, a collection is as individual as the collector. Here's some stuff I might look for if I had what you have:
S&W presellout M29 or 629.
Glock 26, 27 or 33.
Yeah, I know some of the above violates the commonality of mags rule. More mags also are always a good idea, I like to have six for each handgun I shoot with any frequency.
I dunno. You have so much cool stuff already that you can afford to just go to the gun show and see if any great deals jump out.
I'll bet you would really enjoy sitting behind a 1919A4!!
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Some excellent suggestions. I had forgotten about the P08. Years ago, I made a list of the "most recognized" handguns that I would like to get. I am close now--I got some excellent deals on a few guns I figured I would never get otherwies (the Colt SAA and Python). I definitely need a Luger (along with a Walther PPK/S to replace the PPK I got rid of--too much hammerbite for my taste).
I am not a fan of the Glocks--I can appreciate the simplicity of the design. I had a G 22 and sold it--a lot of it is that I never got used to the trigger pull on the thing. I will keep my G 20 if only that it is a 10mm.
I had an HK 91 and traded it for the FNC. I like the FAL's better in .308. But, if a '91 with a bunch of mags cropped up when I have money in hand, I wouldn't turn it down, either.
The M1 Carbine is an Excellent suggestion--and I understand they are fun to shoot as well.
When I move and start making a little money, the 1919 was to be the most likely belt fed full-auto I would get. I probably wouldn't be interested in a semi- gun anytime soon, but the 1919 is supposedly one of the most reliable belt feds around. Of course, if I had a little more money burning a hole in my pocket, the M2 might be the way to go!!
I have pretty much written off any more full auto purchases for the near future--I am tired of my Brother getting them out of state (he's not though!!), and will probably stick to things I can get here in IL. Besides, full auto's are very expensive (but FUN!!).
I definitely like the suggestions made so far. Any more? Any kind of a price is good--if I get $200 in my pocket, and know I won't have more for a while, I prefer to spend it on something durable (guns, mags, etc.) rather than letting it sit and frittering it away on junk food, movie rentals, etc. Ditto for $1000 and up.
Remington 700(*) in a short magnum.
Garand. You gotta have a rifle that goes "SHWANG"