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Posted: 9/25/2005 11:04:00 PM EDT
Well, to make a long story short someone broke into our home one night while we weren't there. They stole about $5,000 worth of guns (a collector Luger, 7mm, SKSs, shotguns, .22s, pistols, etc). Luckily my AR15 was stored at a different place. Then, to add insult to injury they set the place on fire to cover their tracks. Can you believe it!?!? Well, it's been about 4 months so most of the initial shock and anger have disolved. Don't get me wrong. If I found the people who did it I would... it's probably better not to say that here.

Anyway, here's the question and I would love your input and advice. I'm pretty much starting from scratch on my gun collection. Assuming the insurance company low balls me with about $3,000 what kind of guns should I get?

Thanks guys and give me some good ideas.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:06:43 PM EDT
Get what you want, not what someone tells you to get. If bought something someone wanted me to, I would own a Glock, and I dont like them.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:09:59 PM EDT
why dont you replace what was stolen that you really liked (assuming it was replaceable).
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:10:07 PM EDT
A good quality gun safe...
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:10:42 PM EDT
Of course these aren't going to be my final decisions, but some input would sure be good for me so that I can brainstorm a bit more and think of my options better. I don't want to ignorantly skip a must have.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:11:26 PM EDT
Well I'll say it before anyone else, get a Garand.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:13:14 PM EDT
sWs2,

Most of the guns were not purchased by me. They were passed down to me from my dad who died of cancer about 5 years ago. It was more sentimental than anything. However, I'm sure my dad would want me to buy guns with the money. He , like all of us here I'm assuming, loved them.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:14:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Noname:
A good quality gun safe...

+1
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:24:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 11:25:33 PM EDT by inferno715]
One of those cheap(er) HK94s that just came on the market. Use the extra for a safe. You can always get cheap guns later, buy one nice one now.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:26:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 52brandon:

Originally Posted By Noname:
A good quality gun safe...

+1



+2
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:28:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By inferno715:
One of those cheap(er) HK94s that just came on the market. Use the extra for a safe. You can always get cheap guns later, buy one nice one now.



link? i've always wanted a HK94 that was not going to bankrupt me
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:30:34 PM EDT
If you don't get a good safe, you're only buying more guns for the thieves.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:44:41 PM EDT
Lets see.....3 grand eh?

AR15. Try to get a real good deal by either building my own or buying an "off brand" model.
Figure 600.

A .50 upper for said AR15. Why? Because nothing would put a big shit eatin grin on my face like a .50.
Roughly 1500.

A 6.5 Grendel upper for the AR15. Why? Its "the one" in my eyes. Good hunting round / precision shooting round.
Figure 1000.

You'd be a smidge over 3 grand but damned if it would be a hell of a set up. Only downside is your sharing the same upper but hell, gotta start somewhere.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 12:12:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Citabria7GCBC:

Originally Posted By inferno715:
One of those cheap(er) HK94s that just came on the market. Use the extra for a safe. You can always get cheap guns later, buy one nice one now.



link? i've always wanted a HK94 that was not going to bankrupt me



There was one for $2400 or so in the EE earlier today.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 12:25:54 AM EDT
I could spend it all on one weapon.

OOW BAR

or

1919 with a tripod
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 12:59:27 AM EDT
one AR, on glock, lots of mags and ammo and a safe

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 1:14:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Citabria7GCBC:

Originally Posted By 52brandon:

Originally Posted By Noname:
A good quality gun safe...

+1



+2



+3

Honestly I do not see how anyone who has a large $ value of guns does not have a gun safe. When you can pick up a cheap one for $500 it is insane not to.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 3:43:09 AM EDT
All you really need is a 10/22 and a .38

Seriously, sorry about the loss. As an ex-insurance agent, I must warn you that you may only end up getting $2000, unless you had additional firearms insurance, or are an NRA member. Most home insurance policies have a cap of $2000 on firearms. NRA gives members some additional coverage.

+1 billion on the gun safe, and consider the NRA Armscare insurance for additional insurance for your guns.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 3:46:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AR_Clint:

Thanks guys and give me some good ideas.



First, buy a gunsafe...


LB
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 3:49:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Rickyj:

Originally Posted By Citabria7GCBC:

Originally Posted By 52brandon:

Originally Posted By Noname:
A good quality gun safe...

+1



+2



+3

Honestly I do not see how anyone who has a large $ value of guns does not have a gun safe. When you can pick up a cheap one for $500 it is insane not to.




+3.9bar
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:16:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 4:17:03 AM EDT by LearningAsIGo]

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By Rickyj:

Originally Posted By Citabria7GCBC:

Originally Posted By 52brandon:

Originally Posted By Noname:
A good quality gun safe...

+1



+2



+3

Honestly I do not see how anyone who has a large $ value of guns does not have a gun safe. When you can pick up a cheap one for $500 it is insane not to.





+3.9bar



+10,000

A safe is cheaper than what you will have in firearms and gives you piece of mind.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:23:38 AM EDT
A little info on your insurance thing.....

I hope you listed the Leupold scopes you had, the magazines, bipods, etc...on all these guns
as EXTRA's and not guns. See I believe they pay different for those household items and are not counted toward your Gun money.

I could be wrong but this is some advice someone passed onto me.


Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:35:48 AM EDT
sig 551!
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:38:33 AM EDT
Mosin Nagant with a silencer and a gen III pop up beverage holder.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:53:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 4:54:22 AM EDT by pyro6988]
+8 A good gun safe.

Did the insurance company give you what the collection was worth?


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