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Posted: 5/1/2011 12:17:08 PM EDT
I was talking to a guy I know, who has an FFL, talked about guns, he told me I can get a free transfer (he'll do the paperwork for free) on my next (first) gun. Since you can only get one first gun, I'm thinking about what it should be. A hand gun or rifle?

I'm thinking about starting a project and building an AR, it'll keep me occupied for a while. I found an Aero Precision lower for $80 bucks, good price, but is it good or junk? Or if I get a handgun, I'm thinking 1911.

What do you guys think?
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 12:19:03 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Vicinity:


I was talking to a guy I know, who has an FFL, talked about guns, he told me I can get a free transfer (he'll do the paperwork for free) on my next (first) gun. Since you can only get one first gun, I'm thinking about what it should be. A hand gun or rifle?



I'm thinking about starting a project and building an AR, it'll keep me occupied for a while. I found an Aero Precision lower for $80 bucks, good price, but is it good or junk? Or if I get a handgun, I'm thinking 1911.



What do you guys think?


Aero is good to go.





 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 12:21:18 PM EDT
My first gun was my AR.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 12:22:15 PM EDT
yep buy a lower


Link Posted: 5/1/2011 12:39:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 12:41:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By phurba:
MM23e


Do you think they'd take a car for it?
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 12:45:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2011 12:46:31 PM EDT by phurba]
Originally Posted By Vicinity:
Originally Posted By phurba:
MM23e


Do you think they'd take a car for it?


They actually have one of those at the local overpriced gun shop. They want $16,000 for it. EVERYTHING in the shop is like that. They have two M9s for $750.

Yet they only charge $35 for internet transfers.

ETA: Last time I was in the shop some guy was talking about how people who do internet transfers are stupid because you can usually find the same gun for cheaper in the receiving store.... being that the owner was standing right next to me I had to bite my tongue to keep from saying "not much chance of that here"
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 12:47:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By phurba:
Originally Posted By Vicinity:
Originally Posted By phurba:
MM23e


Do you think they'd take a car for it?


They actually have one of those at the local overpriced gun shop. They want $16,000 for it. EVERYTHING in the shop is like that. They have two M9s for $750.

Yet they only charge $35 for internet transfers.

ETA: Last time I was in the shop some guy was talking about how people who do internet transfers are stupid because you can usually find the same gun for cheaper in the receiving store.... being that the owner was standing right next to me I had to bite my tongue to keep from saying "not much chance of that here"


Nice, the only other local guy around here charges $75. I laughed in his face and left.

I'm not paying double for a lower.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 12:48:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Vicinity:
Originally Posted By phurba:
Originally Posted By Vicinity:
Originally Posted By phurba:
MM23e


Do you think they'd take a car for it?


They actually have one of those at the local overpriced gun shop. They want $16,000 for it. EVERYTHING in the shop is like that. They have two M9s for $750.

Yet they only charge $35 for internet transfers.

ETA: Last time I was in the shop some guy was talking about how people who do internet transfers are stupid because you can usually find the same gun for cheaper in the receiving store.... being that the owner was standing right next to me I had to bite my tongue to keep from saying "not much chance of that here"


Nice, the only other local guy around here charges $75. I laughed in his face and left.

I'm not paying double for a lower.


There's another store in the area. They have an indoor range and teach classes so they get more business from me (though I've never bought a gun there). Their selection is worse and their prices are higher. And they charge $200 for transfers
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 12:50:41 PM EDT
Yep get an AR, definitely.

Or an AK...
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 1:07:35 PM EDT
either an ar ak-47 or a sig sauer p220.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 1:39:49 PM EDT
You're asking us because???

Get a 1911
or an AR15
or a Glock
or a S&W M&P
or a Colt Python
or a Mossberg
or Savage
or a Remington...
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 1:42:43 PM EDT



Originally Posted By scorpion12:


You're asking us because???



Get a 1911

or an AR15

or a Glock

or a S&W M&P

or a Colt Python

or a Mossberg

or Savage

or a Remington...
or anything in the 40 watt line and above....





 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 1:42:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By scorpion12:
You're asking us because???

Get a 1911
or an AR15
or a Glock
or a S&W M&P
or a Colt Python
or a Mossberg
or Savage
or a Remington...


Because there are a lot of "or"s in your post. I'd like to eliminate a few.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 1:44:28 PM EDT
Budget?
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 1:44:50 PM EDT
Can you ccw in your state? if so then get a hangun imo. if not then build a AR
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 1:45:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Truth2882:
Can you ccw in your state? if so then get a hangun imo. if not then build a AR


LOL.. MD.

With a death threat personally signed by the person who wants to kill me, I have a 30% chance of getting one.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 1:46:26 PM EDT
Gen 3 G19

/thread
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 1:53:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2011 1:56:05 PM EDT by Kevyn]
Originally Posted By Vicinity:
I was talking to a guy I know, who has an FFL, talked about guns, he told me I can get a free transfer (he'll do the paperwork for free) on my next (first) gun. Since you can only get one first gun, I'm thinking about what it should be. A hand gun or rifle?

I'm thinking about starting a project and building an AR, it'll keep me occupied for a while. I found an Aero Precision lower for $80 bucks, good price, but is it good or junk? Or if I get a handgun, I'm thinking 1911.

What do you guys think?


Barret .50!

It's a free transfer for crying out loud. Go BIG!

edit to add: or get the MM23!
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 2:07:26 PM EDT
get a P228 if you find a nice one or a P220 both should be Made in West Germany. Those are great guns

enjoy your first one
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 2:09:03 PM EDT
First gun should be a 9mm Glock.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 2:09:54 PM EDT
Do you have a rifle yet?

Go with the AR.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 3:13:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By rfm05:
First gun should be a 9mm Glock.


How dare you recommend me a Glock!

Originally Posted By Gun_Crank:
Do you have a rifle yet?

Go with the AR.


First gun altogether, so no.

I'm probably gonna get that AP lower.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 3:13:42 PM EDT
You know what, stupid question, but... do I buy the lower FIRST or do I get the FFL info faxed first?
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 3:24:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Vicinity:
Originally Posted By scorpion12:
You're asking us because???

Get a 1911
or an AR15
or a Glock
or a S&W M&P
or a Colt Python
or a Mossberg
or Savage
or a Remington.
..


Because there are a lot of "or"s in your post. I'd like to eliminate a few.



Narrowed it down a bit for you
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 3:27:36 PM EDT
My first gun was 10/22 when I was 18. If I would have been allowed to by a handgun at 18 as my first gun I would of done that.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 3:37:57 PM EDT
A 1911 would be much cooler than a stripped lower for your first gun. Having said that, your first gun should be a good .22, That is the one basic gun that everyone should own. it's versatility is unmatched by any other gun. Cheap to shoot as well. Instead of paying for AR parts, you could spend the summer shooting a LOT of ammo through the .22.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 3:45:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2011 3:46:06 PM EDT by Vicinity]
Originally Posted By Electronrider:
A 1911 would be much cooler than a stripped lower for your first gun. Having said that, your first gun should be a good .22, That is the one basic gun that everyone should own. it's versatility is unmatched by any other gun. Cheap to shoot as well. Instead of paying for AR parts, you could spend the summer shooting a LOT of ammo through the .22.


I already have a lot of .223 to shoot. I found a can in the woods full of rounds.

The rounds smell like weed, though.

ETA: I had considered buying an Henry .22
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 3:52:45 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Vicinity:



Originally Posted By Electronrider:

A 1911 would be much cooler than a stripped lower for your first gun. Having said that, your first gun should be a good .22, That is the one basic gun that everyone should own. it's versatility is unmatched by any other gun. Cheap to shoot as well. Instead of paying for AR parts, you could spend the summer shooting a LOT of ammo through the .22.




I already have a lot of .223 to shoot. I found a can in the woods full of rounds.



The rounds smell like weed, though.



ETA: I had considered buying an Henry .22


what?

 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 3:58:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2011 3:59:10 PM EDT by Vicinity]
Originally Posted By crusherdestroyer:

Originally Posted By Vicinity:
Originally Posted By Electronrider:
A 1911 would be much cooler than a stripped lower for your first gun. Having said that, your first gun should be a good .22, That is the one basic gun that everyone should own. it's versatility is unmatched by any other gun. Cheap to shoot as well. Instead of paying for AR parts, you could spend the summer shooting a LOT of ammo through the .22.


I already have a lot of .223 to shoot. I found a can in the woods full of rounds.

The rounds smell like weed, though.

ETA: I had considered buying an Henry .22

what?  


If you smell a bullet from the box I got them from, they have the fragrance of Marijuana.

ETA: It's kind of irrelevant.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:47:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Vicinity:
You know what, stupid question, but... do I buy the lower FIRST or do I get the FFL info faxed first?


Bump for this question. I want to order tomorrow.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 8:55:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2011 8:57:01 PM EDT by www-glock19-com]







Originally Posted By Vicinity:
Originally Posted By Vicinity:



You know what, stupid question, but... do I buy the lower FIRST or do I get the FFL info faxed first?

Bump for this question. I want to order tomorrow.




generally you settle up the deal  with the seller first then get the FFL faxed/emailed to the seller



at least that how most of  the 20+ internet/phone sales  a day I deal with go
 
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:00:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2011 9:01:58 PM EDT by nchapa]
over 8000 posts and dont even own a gun?  How old are you?  not trying to bash, just wondering.  

go glock/AR
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:00:59 PM EDT
I have unlimited free transfers for the rest of the year for being a good customer.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:02:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Vicinity:
Originally Posted By Vicinity:
You know what, stupid question, but... do I buy the lower FIRST or do I get the FFL info faxed first?


Bump for this question. I want to order tomorrow.


I buy a lot of guns online. I always send them together. Go to FFL and pick up a FFL copy let them know what is coming, then go send the money order and FFL together. Some dealers won't give you a FFL and want to fax/email it...I guess that would change things.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:02:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By REDMASTA:
My first gun was 10/22 when I was 18. If I would have been allowed to by a handgun at 18 as my first gun I would of done that.


Most states allow purchase of handgun at 18, but you must buy privately not from a dealer.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:11:40 PM EDT



Originally Posted By 74AKZ:





I buy a lot of guns online. I always send them together. Go to FFL and pick up a FFL copy let them know what is coming, then go send the money order and FFL together. Some dealers won't give you a FFL and want to fax/email it...I guess that would change things.


Wish everyone would do that

instead they send a personal check with absolutely no info as to what it is for

and then the FFL faxes  1/2 of a FFL all grainy and illegible again with no info as to what it is for



I shouldn't bitch too much that only covers 25% of them

you think end users are bad you should try dealing with a couple hundred different FFLs a week



god bless you guys both customers and FFLs that send shit with infowith it

90% of my job deals with tracking down dumbasses that think we are psychic or only have 1-2 customers and should surly know what this FFL/payment is for



 
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:42:00 PM EDT



Originally Posted By icrpdmeself:



Originally Posted By Vicinity:


Originally Posted By scorpion12:

You're asking us because???



Get a 1911

or an AR15

or a Glock

or a S&W M&P

or a Colt Python

or a Mossberg

or Savage

or a Remington.
..




Because there are a lot of "or"s in your post. I'd like to eliminate a few.






Narrowed it down a bit for you



That looks good. OP, he's made it easier for you with a good list. I'd get something ready for self defense and then build, not the other way around.
 
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