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Posted: 4/28/2001 2:34:26 PM EST
I'm buying my first handgun in a few weeks.  My budget is limited, so while I want a Sig P229, I'm going to have to settle for something a little less expensive.  I like revolvers alot, and was considering a used S&W 686 Plus w/ a 4 inch barrel.  I figure if its used the money isn't going to S&W. So, am I in the clear?
Link Posted: 4/28/2001 2:36:25 PM EST
[#1]
Yeah, you're OK.  Good choice, btw.

Norm
Link Posted: 4/28/2001 2:37:47 PM EST
[#2]
I think you are in the clear as far as a boycott goes.  You're also choosing a great handgun as well.  I see no problem buying a used gun, as the proceeds don't benifit the maker in any way.  

Ross
Link Posted: 4/28/2001 2:39:29 PM EST
[#3]
I currently own two S&W 686's, both 6" barrels.  Nice revolvers.  Still give excellent performance with the thousands of rounds that I have fired with them.  

OSA
Link Posted: 4/28/2001 2:44:50 PM EST
[#4]
Since you asked first I won't chuck a brick at you. Why not save up for a few weeks and get what you want?
Link Posted: 4/28/2001 2:59:20 PM EST
[#5]
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Since you asked first I won't chuck a brick at you. Why not save up for a few weeks and get what you want?
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I'm a poor college student.  I have many financial priorities this summer; I shouldn't even be buying another gun.
Link Posted: 4/28/2001 4:33:01 PM EST
[#6]
Dude,

Do it RIGHT the first time and get a Glock.  

That way, when you figure out that every thing else out there is a waste of time, you will not have to "relearn" the 2-stage trigger.
Link Posted: 4/28/2001 4:41:07 PM EST
[#7]
I agree with GeneStoner - if you haven't had the pleasure of firing a Glock - find someone who will let you try one out if you can.  You will be impressed.

If you are really set on a Sig P229 - you might be able to find a used one if you can be patient.

I have always believe that an ideal carry piece should feel like a well used bar of soap in your hand - Glock fits that bill.

Besides... ARs just aren't as concealable as Glocks.... sad but true.

[sniper]
The Sniper
Link Posted: 4/28/2001 6:47:22 PM EST
[#8]
That is a great revolver, lots of fun to shoot.  Also for close to the same money you might be able to find a new or used CZ-75, EAA Witness semi-auto, or one of the used Browning Hi-Powers that AIM expects to have back in stock soon.  I am a connisour of inexpensive quality handguns.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 4/29/2001 6:27:44 AM EST
[#9]
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Since you asked first I won't chuck a brick at you. Why not save up for a few weeks and get what you want?
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I'm a poor college student.  I have many financial priorities this summer; I shouldn't even be buying another gun.
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                                            Go for it!......everybody "needs" a good used revolver....one of my "cheapest" finds has turned into a really good looking and great shooting handgun (old mod 13 service gun)...the glock can be your next project.....[pistol]
Link Posted: 4/29/2001 6:29:55 AM EST
[#10]
I meant SIG.....no...cz....no.....awww, you know you REALLY want a 1911,right?....[heavy]
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