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Posted: 8/13/2001 5:12:46 PM EDT
[thinking] This is my collection (description below). Where, in all of your humble opinions that I respect very much, would you suggest I go from here? (Please, not just more...) [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/033/Tk/pr/Um/He85661.jpg[/img] From top to bottom: Remington Sendero SF - .338 Ultra Mag, Leupold 4.5-14x40. Armalite AR10A4 - .308 (brand new!). Bushmaster 'V-Match' - .223, Swift 3.5-10x30. Bushmaster 'AK Shorty' - .223, SureFire Model 678 Tact Light, BSA 30MM (yes, I know... hey, it was $40 at a gun show!). Sig P220 - .40. Remington 597 - .22, Simmons 22 Mag Scope (my wife's gun). Remington 870 Super Express Combo(3.5 inch) - 12 Gauge, rifle slug and vent rib barrels. Old BSA&M single shot - .30-.40 Krag, my grandfather made the stock and forend by hand in the late 70's while the gun is stamped 1898, I keep this gun for obvious sentimental reasons.
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Link Posted: 8/13/2001 5:19:30 PM EDT
I don't see any Aks or 1911s [:O]
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Link Posted: 8/13/2001 5:20:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AILapua: FMJunkie, Do you presently have a progressive loader? Ai
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I have not yet entered that arena. Although, the guy at my local gun store is trying to convince me... (I guess he's tired of taking my $46 per box for 338UM??? I must admit that I am intimidated by the prospect of loading my own.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 5:22:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Big_Bear: First I think you should tell everyone how understanding your wife is. [:)] My wife lets me buy anything I want as long as it's my money and not out of the household budget.
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Oh god... She just loved that one! I thought one thread was enough! Oh well, here goes: My wife is the most understanding woman I could hope for! As you can see, my tastes are annoyingly expensive. And she is always quite understanding when there is suddenly $1000 or $2000 less in the bank...
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 5:22:51 PM EDT
How about a 9mm AR? or an M1A?
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 5:23:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter: CMP Garand
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Ditto!
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 5:31:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By xsquid: How about a 9mm AR? or an M1A?
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I actually spent two weeks debating between this and the M1A. In the end, I just couldn't afford the well over $2000 price tag on the national match so I went with this. I do plan on getting a NM though, probably in Feb (bonus time!)
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 5:47:57 PM EDT
After you buy an M1 and a 1911, I'd suggest you get one each of an AK (Egyptian Maadi if you want cheap), a Mauser (lots of variations to chose from), a Mosin (M91 if you like a standard length rifle or M38/44 if you like a shorter rifle), and an SKS (Romanian so that you can have the bayonet). Everyone needs these few pieces of history to hold.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 5:54:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By zoom: After you buy an M1 and a 1911, I'd suggest you get one each of an AK (Egyptian Maadi if you want cheap), a Mauser (lots of variations to chose from), a Mosin (M91 if you like a standard length rifle or M38/44 if you like a shorter rifle), and an SKS (Romanian so that you can have the bayonet). Everyone needs these few pieces of history to hold.
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Perhaps you did not notice the skull and crossbones under my name? I live in Nazi Jermany, er, New Jersey. AKs are, how shall I say, 'frowned upon'?? I have a friend who has an SKS with less than a hundred rounds through it. He is 'this close' to selling it to me. Problem is, I know he only paid $125 for it brand spanking new so he is not happy with my offer...
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Link Posted: 8/13/2001 6:32:04 PM EDT
[b]Q: Where should I go from here ????[/b] A: To the range. Guns are made for shooting. Ammo is made to be shot.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 6:39:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 6:44:35 PM EDT
Hey, just out of curiosity, why are AK's frowned upon, but not AR's? I was going to vote for the AK, but an FAL would also be a good addition (ya, I know ya got a AR-10, FAL's are pretty cool too). Are FAL's frowned upon as well?
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 6:54:11 PM EDT
Tell your wife that the 597, um kinda disapeered and replace it with a 10/22. The 597 was my first *new* rifle and I blew up the bolt after a couple hundred rounds. I have have respect for any other Rem. except for the 597. Also maybe a nice addition to your collection maybe would be something in .220 swift or a 22-250. Nice velocity in both of those rounds. Alex
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 6:56:54 PM EDT
Hows about a couple nice over under shotguns. A 1911 all tricked out..... ditto on the Garand... semi auto shotgun 11-87, Winchester Super X-2,or Browning Gold.... FAL how bout a 410
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 7:01:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By linkdog: I don't see any Aks or 1911s [:O]
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"ditto"
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 7:02:17 PM EDT
Just a suggestion... [img]http://communities.msn.com/_Secure/0LACA9hUOcCQYfzz0dB1gG63JAmDNcX8XSR6LyCJ5Eu5z­1245ji*ofO57mv7x0vFSpsxfUNFG58U/0001.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 7:03:10 PM EDT
Man, you don't have a lever gun? Everyone needs at least one lever action. Caliber should be an old traditional one.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 7:04:50 PM EDT
I can't believe you only own one handgun. Buy a Glock, 1911, HK, Walther, or something like that. I couldn't imagine owning only one handgun.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 7:20:51 PM EDT
Everyone ahould have an AR15 , M1 Garand , & a 1911 .45acp [:)] A Glock or FAL would be nice too. S&W .357mag or .44mag , Same calibers in a Winchester or Marlin?? A Browning Buckmark or other nice .22 rimfire pistol ?
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 7:44:14 PM EDT
I notice a lot of people when they post their collection they don't have side by sides. Some very nice guns and very eligant I might add. You can drop some cash very easily on them but if you do little by little you can have a few. I like them very much and plan on getting some more.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 7:55:16 PM EDT
your collection is well rounded and covers the bases. the only main catagory your missing is a rimfire pistol. after that, just go nuts. well, i guess you dont have a preban, but thats a diffrent story all togeather
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 8:31:57 PM EDT
FM, We are your friends and family. We only want what's best for you. As much as she loves you, your wife is enabling your addictive behavior. I doubt that in her present frame of mind that she would even bat an eye when you bring home that 98 year old Winchester Model 1902 youth rifle for your 7 yr old boy! This is your intervention. This is where you need to go from here. You need a two week initial visit (I'm thinking Thunder Ranch or Gunsite!) and some two day follow-up sessions (like Small Arms Firing School, etc.) Couple that with some weekly peer based counseling (Does GOA really stand for Gun Owners Anonymous?).In time you will be able to come to terms with who you are both as an individual and as a loving, mutually supportive family unit. Embrace her, and thank her for the many gifts she has brought to the family. Now may we all bow our Heads and give thanks... Our father, who art John Moses Browning... Dave
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 9:04:35 PM EDT
You need more handguns....how 'bout a H&K Tactical or a CZ-75B or a.....?
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 9:27:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2001 9:25:32 PM EDT by BusMaster007]
Great set... I agree with the idea that more handguns are in order, plus some accessories. Specifically: A second and duplicate .40. You've got one; two is better and you'll have the holsters and mags and ammo. A Ruger GP-100 .357 with the 6" full underlug bbl. This is one of the most fun revolvers to shoot as it is extremely strong and very accurate with the longer bbl. A Ruger .22 pistol of whatever style suits your fancy. Beretta now has a Target model 87 .22LR that bears looking into, if the Ruger doesn't agree with you. For the evil black shotgun: accessorize the Remington 870 with anything that fills the bill for your needs; pistolgrip FULL buttstock (combat style) and forend by Choate would do; a sidesaddle shotshell holder; etc. You've got an impressive array as it is. You don't need too much more to fulfill the fun factor. P.S. Nice goin'...from a fellow Remington and Bushmaster fan.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 9:33:32 PM EDT
What else...? [size=5][b]PREBANS![/b][/size=5]
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 8:49:26 AM EDT
Well, you have all your hunting rifles. The .338 Rem Ultra Mag for elk and beer, the Armalite .308 for Pronghorn or Deer, and the Remington 870 Express for practically anything that flies or gobbles. Put a nice scope on that Armalite and go shoot some deer. THEMAO would recommend the following..... 1. .44 magnum Model 629 S&W 2. Model 1911...I have no clue, get a Para Ordnance or Springfield. If you have $ to burn, get a Les Baer. Whatever 1911 you get, it better be a .45, cause otherwise I'll purge you. 3. Benelli M1 tactical shotgun with 2 shot extension. YOU NEED A TACTICAL SHOTGUN! 4. Mao approved AK-47 variant. Kreb's Custom makes AK-103 variants that are made out of brand new Russian parts. I'm getting one soon. 5. If you shoot a lot of trap and skeet like me, get either a Benelli Sport or FABARM Sporting CLays gun. You need a target shotgun. themao [chainsawkill]
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 9:05:45 AM EDT
Glock
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 9:18:16 AM EDT
More handguns! more rimfire! Plus you have NO 10/22!! Go NOW to Wal Mart!
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 11:17:50 AM EDT
Forget all the small stuff; Get a Windrunner in .50bmg or .408 cheyennne tactical. Then you can say you own the ultimate in long range precision accuracy. [url]http://www.cheyennetactical.com/index2.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 11:48:19 AM EDT
Got for the little stuff 10/22 .22 pistol/revolver For sure a .38 Pre-bans, Beta-C Ak
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 4:39:09 PM EDT
Yes, your autoloading shotgun is missing. Benelli M1-Tactical 18 1/2"
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 3:49:15 PM EDT
Thanks everyone for the suggestions! You have all confirmed a lot of my own ideas for me. In response to some of the replies: Why not more handguns... 1- its so damn difficult here with the permit system (let's not even talk about if you have an unfriendly local PD) 2- I have a friend who owns as many pistols as I do long guns, everything from .22 to .44, so I get to use them without having to buy them. Besides, I'd rather spend my cash on long guns for a while. My Christmas list is looking like this: (feel free to comment on it) -Benneli M3 (love that semi/pump thing) -Remington VSSF in .223 or similar caliber -Armalite AR50 (I actually have this 'officially planned' with the wife for Feb. - bonus time!!) -SKS (what the hell, for $150 I might as well) Springfield M1A NM or Scout (can't decide) -HK USC (anyone used or heard anything about this??) Thanks again for the guidance! [:)]
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 4:07:46 PM EDT
The war in Europe was winding down in early '45 but my rifle may have seen action in the Pacific Theatre. Watch [i]Saving Private Ryan[/i] and it will give you an appreciation for a tool that helped save the world from evil dictators.
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Boom..boom...boom[b]CHIIING[/b]!! "Ammo UP!" That reminds me of Paul's last shoot in WA. Oh god...I'm holdin' back the tears. [:D] C6
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 4:21:37 PM EDT
10/22 Glock HK USP S&W .44 Mag Tactical Shotgun and I hope you have a safe to put all of that in.
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 4:27:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MOLITAS: 10/22 Glock HK USP S&W .44 Mag Tactical Shotgun and I hope you have a safe to put all of that in.
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2 safes and one of those new fangled electronic keypad handgun safes next to my bed. (I have this really, REALLY annoying habit of saying, "what's the most expensive thing you got? [:p])
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 4:40:37 PM EDT
Beretta 1201 FP (sell you mine, new in box) Beretta 92fs Springfield or Kimber 1911 H&K usp9 mp5's are nice too. -CK
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 4:45:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cck: Beretta 1201 FP (sell you mine, new in box) Beretta 92fs Springfield or Kimber 1911 H&K usp9 mp5's are nice too. -CK
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Forgive me for being a moron but, what's a Beretta 1201 FP (I'm guessing semi or over/under scattergun?)
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 6:17:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FMJunkie: Sig P220 - .40
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I hate to be picky (actually I don't hate it), but if it is a P220 it is a .45, if it is .40, it is a P226.
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 6:25:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By FMJunkie: Sig P220 - .40
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I hate to be picky (actually I don't hate it), but if it is a P220 it is a .45, if it is .40, it is a P226.
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Actually, it is a P229. My finger must have slipped...
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 6:41:23 PM EDT
I would recommend that you get a Benelli Super Black Eagle. They're the best shooting shotgun around. The bonus is that you can shoot 3 1/2" shells. For a concealment pistol I recommend the Kahr P9 or P40. For regular pistol shooting the Sig Pro SP2340 is a very nice gun that will shoot .357 Sig rounds or .40 depending on which barrel you have. I have both. I also have a Glock 10mm that is very nice with preban 15 round magazines.
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 6:47:16 PM EDT
Forgive me for being a moron but, what's a Beretta 1201 FP (I'm guessing semi or over/under scattergun?)
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A Beretta 1201 FP is a semi-auto recoil operated defense shotgun. It's essentially a Benelli variant made under license by Beretta. Not as menacing looking as the Benelli , no pistol grip but about a 19-20inch barrel & a FAST no gas action!
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 7:09:38 PM EDT
Beretta owns the majority of Benelli, so, the 1201FP (and FPG3, the pistolgrip buttstock variant) and the 590 are kinda like the girls on the old Patty Duke show----[i]identical cousins...[/i]
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 1:59:45 PM EDT
The next weapon should be a CCW. Would be a shame to get dumped because you have all of those nice weapons at home and nothing to protect yourself with while at the grocery store or comming home from work.
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 2:35:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FMJunkie: [thinking] Where, in all of your humble opinions that I respect very much, would you suggest I go from here?
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Back in tiiiiiime, Junkie. Back in tiiiiiiiiimmmmmme. M1 Garand M1 Carbine x3 '03 Springfield (or '03-A3) 98K Mauser SMLE (lots to choose from. pick 3-4) Arisaka Mosin-Nagant 1917 Enfield Pattern 14 Enfield 96 Swedish Mauser Whatever you do, don't forget to get a CCW and a couple of suitable carry handguns to protect your stash and yourself with. You'll also need a levergun or four, a few SA Colts or clones, some blackpowder stuff, black shotgun (call Scattergun Tech. for the best), lots of REVOLVERS, some .22's (handguns and rifles) and whatever else you fancy. Pass on the modern bolt guns. BORING!!! CB
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 5:44:54 PM EDT
BARRETT 50 CAL. LOTS OF GREEN AMMO CANS FULL OF AMMO. MAYBE SOME SEMI AUTO .22 PISTOLS BIG SAFE TO PROTECT THOSE NICE PIECES YOU GOT A NICE COLLECTION MANY MORE TO GO.
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 6:11:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter: CMP Garand
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See above.
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