Which handguns are you going to buy this year?


January 19, 2003, 02:51 PM
I have a short list of handguns that I want this year, how about you?

I want a Kahr PM9, Kel-Tec P-3AT, and a Star M45 in Starvel.

I might buy others if they fall into my lap but the above are getting top priority.

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January 19, 2003, 03:13 PM
1911 Mil-Spec
22lr of some sort

I will have cash, be patient, wait for someone whom needs to sell . I'd like to get a 22lr plinker.
I hate paperwork.;)

January 19, 2003, 03:28 PM
I have a S&W Model 24 3" Lew Horton Special on layaway, guess that counts for this year. My dealer also has a Springfield Armory 1911 A1 in 9mm that I am thinking about. Would try to re-configure it to .38 super though. The only other handguns I can think of that I want are an older S&W Model 29/629 with a 4" or 5" barrel and an original Colt Mark IV Series 70 in .45ACP.

Anything else would be any older, classic revolvers that I run into. Always on the look for those.

January 19, 2003, 03:36 PM
Rohrbaugh R-9
Kel-Tec P-3AT
Taurus PT-145

The Taurus has been on the list for a while but stays at the bottom....

January 19, 2003, 03:57 PM
Well, 19 days into the year and I have bought a Glock 35 and a Beretta Billenium. Just the Benelli M3 left on the list.

January 19, 2003, 04:06 PM
My priority list includes:



sigpro two tone in .357SIG.


May give the Glock another go-around, possibly the G17.

If I win the lottery, a SIG P210

January 19, 2003, 04:19 PM
I want a matching pair of Kel-Tec P-3ATs. (think I can get them with concurrent serial numbers?) One for me and one for the wife. I already have a P-11 but it is too big for some applications.


Captain Bligh
January 19, 2003, 04:30 PM
Glock 19

January 19, 2003, 04:35 PM
A loaded SA 1911.

January 19, 2003, 04:49 PM
"I'm in a Smith 657 frame of mind..."

January 19, 2003, 04:53 PM
Just picked up a 629-1 (to replace the 29 I sold last year-but shouldn't have!! :banghead: )
Looking for another 1911 (everyone needs more than one...)
A 625 would be nice and a 25 in 45 colt, too!
Hmmmm...maybe I should win the lottery!:D

January 19, 2003, 04:57 PM
Where I come from, its harder to find the gun you like rather than funds, but if I find themm then

- A HK USP9 or MK23
- BHP Practical or MkIII

January 19, 2003, 05:10 PM
on a SIG P220-ST. Waiting is hard:mad: Good shooting:)

January 19, 2003, 05:30 PM
a Dan Wesson 1911

January 19, 2003, 05:34 PM
The only ones on my list right now are a G20 and another PM9. I think I'm going to mostly get longguns this year.

January 19, 2003, 05:41 PM
If I have the funds I'll get a Kel-Tec P-3AT, a Kahr K-9 and a Rohrbaugh R-9.

January 19, 2003, 05:53 PM
Beretta 92G-SD
HK P2000 or USP9C once the 2000 hits the streets and I see which suits my needs better.
Maybe a revolver thingy if I get CCW'd.

January 19, 2003, 06:21 PM
Well, that list is in constant flux depending on time of day & mood. Anything from USPc 45, Springfield loaded 1911 in 9mm, Beretta Billenium (if I can figure out how to get one into CA), S&W 10 shot 617, a 640, 625 & 627, XD 9 & 357, and maybe a custom 1911 :scrutiny:
So many guns, so little money!

January 19, 2003, 06:24 PM
OK going to belly up to the bar on this one.
Will buy a Keltec P11.

January 19, 2003, 07:40 PM
So far this year:

I have a Glock 36 on the way (should be here Tues.)
A 1911 of some kind.
Maybe the new KT P-3AT

There are several others that fit in the "if I win the lottery this year" category. But I won't list those. :)

January 19, 2003, 07:53 PM
I'm going to buy a cheap 45,magnum research baby eagle most likely.or a eaa witness or taurus pt 945.

January 19, 2003, 08:01 PM
As many as I can afford! :D

January 19, 2003, 08:24 PM
Kel tec p-11 and p-32 maybe even two p-32s. (one for the SO)

January 19, 2003, 08:54 PM
Undecided Maker .38 super 1911 5", Colt S 70 .45 acp. 5",

IPSC/USPSA Full House Race Gun .38 super Undecided Maker

12 GA. O/U Skeet & Trap w/30" barrels

What a list!!:D :D :D :D :D

January 19, 2003, 09:00 PM
Kel-Tec P-3AT.
Stock in Kel-Tec.

Something that shoots 5.45. Or have something re-barreled for it.

If the CZ Rami comes ashore, one of those, if it's officially been invented.


January 19, 2003, 09:20 PM
S&W 3" 586

January 19, 2003, 09:35 PM
Hrmmm... In no particular order...

An SA 1911 Operator (getting this one hopefully next week :D )
A Sig P226
Beretta 9000S in 9mm
Some sort of Glock, probably a G17
Kadet .22 conversion kit for my CZ 75B
Desert Eagle (haven't decided between 50AE or 44mag yet)

That's all I'm sure about for now. I'm sure I'll think of others that I just gotta have as time and gunshop visits go by...

Also plan on adding a few longarms to the collection too.

Oh yeah, looking to get a 10mm handgun too. Suggestions?

January 19, 2003, 09:49 PM
XD sub compact for sure, well after I see one, and a .22 pistol of some sort.

January 19, 2003, 09:51 PM
The only one on my list at the moment is a 3" SP101 in .357 Mag. I used to own a 2 1/4" until about 2 years ago and accuracy was so-so. Had the opportunity to shoot a 3" last week and I was surprised at how well it shot. However, if CZ ever comes out with a compact in .40, that will be an immediate purchase. :)


January 19, 2003, 10:27 PM
P99 or sw99. S&W 1911 possibly.

January 20, 2003, 12:09 AM
Right now the only one on the active "to get" list is a Taurus 605 .357.

The rest are inactive because of the salary cap:(

January 20, 2003, 12:17 AM
1.) S&W 910s -- just approved in CA:D

2.) Smith or Ruger .357

3.) When my CZ 75b comes back from 2nd warranty repair attempt, I'll have it melted down into a hammer; if I ever feel the need to buy another CZ, I'll hit myself in the head...:banghead:

January 20, 2003, 12:26 AM
I'm looking for a "j" frame *&*. Used of course. :wink:

January 20, 2003, 12:27 AM
I mean ;)wink

January 20, 2003, 12:29 AM
Threes a charm ;)

Kahr carrier
January 20, 2003, 03:40 AM

January 20, 2003, 03:43 AM
More 1911A1's to add to my 8 that I already have!! :D

January 20, 2003, 10:38 AM
Probably just a stainless 1911.

January 20, 2003, 01:39 PM
I have decided to give the 1911 one more try. This is the year.

January 20, 2003, 02:00 PM
Just got a MKII Slabside.....next is a Sig 220st.

January 20, 2003, 04:46 PM
i want a p99 and maybe another glock, plus any good c&R deals that come my way. Ronald

January 20, 2003, 04:51 PM
Well, I'm still in rifle mode for the most part. I have several still on my list including a couple that might cost a chunk of change.

For handguns, I'd like to get one of the new KelTec 380s, a 625-2, a Encore, a 1911 in 9x23 and a really light weight 38 revolver.

Honestly, I'd rather get a bit of work done to my 38 Super Commander. Night sight out front, better trigger job and all the sharp edges taken away.

January 20, 2003, 06:21 PM
Will trade stuff for a Kel-Tec P3-AT when they start shipping to dealers...

January 20, 2003, 07:16 PM
Two tone SiGPro in .40S&W.


January 20, 2003, 07:37 PM
Well I have been waiting and waiting for the US Sphinx distributor to be announced. Since there's still no word on that, I went ahead and bought the following in January 2003:

Colt Mustang Lady Elite
SIG P220 9mm euro
SIG P220 .38 super euro
SIG P210-6
Colt Mustang Pocketlite SS

I think that's quite enough but I must that I am still looking for 2 more guns. Like many of the guns I buy, they are out of production and since I only buy guns in NIB/LNIB condition it may be awhile on those purchases.

I'm at an all time low as far as number of handguns but I couldn't be more pleased with what I've purchased so far.

Safety First
January 20, 2003, 09:01 PM
I have visited kel tec site and can find no info on the new p3 at..Can any of you guys/gals let me know where there are specs and maybe a picture??

January 20, 2003, 09:07 PM
Try this link.
P-3AT (http://www.kel-tec.com/pr03.htm)

Erik Jensen
January 20, 2003, 09:31 PM
currently on layaway/order: Kahr MK40 (taking my CCW class on 2/2/03. this will be my carry gun when I can't get away with anything bigger)
Beretta U22 Neos. 6", blued. on order, as no-one has one in stock

WTB: the perfect 1911. no beavertail, no ambi safeties, spur hammer, nice bluing, no "improvements" other than a lowered ejection port and a feed ramp that will eat hollowpoints. not having an easy time finding what I'm looking for. Colt 1991A1 NRM seems like it would come pretty close, but I haven't seen one in the flesh yet. just the old rollmark models with the matte blue finish. did see a used MKIV series 70 that comes mighty close, though.

January 20, 2003, 11:12 PM
Well, I suppose it depends on the cash flow for the year, but I'd like to get another S&W 3913, and perhaps a 6906 or two. The 6906's are available for $230 right now from SOG, so I might have to blow my tax refund check on one of those and perhaps a Schmidt-Rubin...

We'll see, though.


January 21, 2003, 12:11 AM
Not too many handguns have piqued my interest lately, certainly a Valtro tops the list. Maybe another 44Mag like the Blackhawk Super Hunter. And a Marvel conversion for my 1911s.

In long guns, I have my eyes on a 45-70 Marlin next, and I'd like a tack driver 308.

January 21, 2003, 12:31 AM
H&K P7M13 may M8

1911 Commander length LW 38 super

January 21, 2003, 12:43 AM
P7 M13
STI Trojan
LW Commander in 38 super
S&W 547
hi cap makarov
I think that's about it.
Maybe a STI tatical in super or 9mm

January 21, 2003, 01:17 AM
CZ 75 BD
Glock 30
Para-Ordnance P13-45

Zak Smith
January 21, 2003, 02:21 AM
Let's see..

This year, I hope to buy:

. a nice full-size 1911 in .45ACP, e.g. Les Baer TRS (http://www.lesbaer.com/images/thund.jpg)
. another CZ-85 COMBAT (http://www.cz-usa.com/_d/pri/13.jpg) (in dual-tone or polycoat)
. a nice 1911 in 9mm, full-size or "Commander"-size
. a nice "Commander" size 1911 in .45ACP (http://www.tedyostguns.com/images/SKB1.jpg)


January 21, 2003, 10:15 AM
Got a Hi-Power Practical coming in soon. Hope to pick up a DW PM Major in 9mm later. I might break down and grab a S&W 625 too, if my wife will let me have another wheelgun ;)

January 21, 2003, 01:07 PM
Any super deal I come across, ya can't have too many toys. ;)

January 21, 2003, 05:14 PM
Probably a CZ-83 or a Makarov.
I would also like to have a mil-spec 1911 and I need a .22.

January 22, 2003, 02:18 AM
Not sure, I have some ideas but as always I'll probably end up with some surprises (this time last year I was right about the CZ 75 but I don't have the Kahr I expected to get within my next ono or two guns- I didn't expect the Bersa, CZ 40, S&W 586, or Colt Police Positive Special, and I thought I'd get a Taurus 85 instead of the 605). Also, I think this will be more of a long gun year.

Anyway, here are some I'm considering for the next year or two:

-if I can get some "pre-lock" guns (MD now requires built in locks for guns made after Jan 1) a SAA clone, a Kahr, a couple more CZs (maybe a 100, probably another 75/85 type, a 97), maybe a Springfield XD9 and possibly a Glock

-at least one more S&W K or L-framed .357mag revolver (I'd like a 4" 581, 4" 681, 4" 19, 3" 13, 4" 586 and/or 686, 2 1/2" 66 and 686+ and I'd consider others), hopefully I'll pick up one or two of these this year
-a S&W M10 and/or M15
-a S&W auto or two (CS 9, 3913, 39 or 908)
-SA Loaded 1911, though lately I've been thinking about a Mil-spec as I have a full featured 1911 (a Charles Daly) and the Mil-spec is much less money
-Taurus 85 (probably the aluminum UL model)
-Taurus PT911
-maybe a Taurus 82 or 83
-a .22lr pistol or revolver (undecided upon model)
-maybe a Taurus Tracker (2" .45acp, 4" or longer .357mag)
-Taurus 450
-Cimmaron SAA clone with lock if I didn't manage a "pre-lock" gun

This is the most current list. I'll probably only pick up three or four this year and leave the rest for next year because I'm trying to pay off some bills before summer (for graduate school) and I plan to make this primarily a long gun year anyway.

January 22, 2003, 05:48 AM
Well, I got my Makarov...

And thanks to the persistance of my wife who wants to take CCW courses as soon as possible, I picked up a Kahr K40 covert when I found a local well priced one. And she got a Beretta Tomcat.

So now, my list remains:

USP 9 Stainless
Taurus PT92 Stainless or Blue
Glock 26
a .357 and a .22 revolver
Marlin 336 Lever Action

And my wife:

Charles Daly Field Nickel Pump Shotgun
Walther P99

And just to let you know, I really like the Kahr!

And if I can finish that shopping list and get a 50% raise:

XD-9? maybe
Kimber Eclipse
Desert Eagle 357, 44, 50 AE :D

January 22, 2003, 07:45 AM
All depends on if I get this new job, but:

SA Mil-Spec 1911
Ruger Vaquero .45lc 5 1/2"

But I'd also like some rifles too

Winchester 94 Trails End .45lc or
Marlin 1894 Cowboy .45lc
Marlin 1895
SA M1 Garande

I think that would be enough for one year!

January 22, 2003, 11:01 AM
• Para Ordnance P14.45 LDA Limited .45 ACP
• 10mm Witness conversion kit
• Walther TPH .22 LR
• FEG or FM Hi-Power 9mm

Oh, heck, as long as I'm at it might as well talk about the long guns too
• M1 Garand .30-06
• FN-FAL L1A1 7.62x51
• Thompson 1927A1 .45 ACP
• Chipmunk .22 LR rifle - or - Savage Youth .22 LR
• Ruger Red Label engraved - or - Berretta 686/687 Silver Pigeon - or - Browning 525 Sporting 12 ga
• Marlin 1895SS Guide Gun .45-70 Gov't.
• SKS Romanian (?) 7.62x39
• Navy Arms Win 73 .44-40
• Win 1895 .405 Win
• Ruger Mini-30 7.62x39
• Marlin Camp Carbine .45 ACP
• Ruger 10/22 Stainless Target .22 LR
• CETME 7.62x51
• Sharps 1874 L - or - Browning Hi-Wall No.3 Long Range .45-70 Gov't
• Ruger M77 - or - Remington 700 - or - Savage 116FSAK, 7mm Rem Mag - or - .300 Win Mag
• Remington 870 Express Youth 20 ga shotgun

Baron Holbach
January 22, 2003, 01:07 PM
For 2003, I've already bought a Glock 21, 34, and 35.:)

Pappy John
January 22, 2003, 04:30 PM
I want a S&W 696 real bad. But to tell the truth I'm not sure why other than something new to punch paper with. Logically I keep telling myself that I've got a perfectly good carry gun already in .45 ACP that pretty much duplicates the .44 spec. ballistically and two .44 mags that can be pressed into service with specials for plinking. Still everytime I see a 696 I can feel the credit card twitching in my wallet. I'm getting weaker...I'll probably have one before the year is out.

January 25, 2003, 04:40 AM
I see a H&K P2000 in my future. (date unknown thanks to the BATF)
I'll probably end up buying my first 1911 of one type or another this year as well..

I do alot of impulse buying,so as to which handgun/handguns that I will purchase this year can not be known(not unless I was God)...:)

January 25, 2003, 11:34 AM
Definitely a beater 1911...

Been scouting a high cap Norinco NP-30 quite a while now...

A little more psychological prodding, and I just might plunk in the cash. :D:D:D

January 25, 2003, 01:53 PM
probably the para carry 6-45 , I need a light ccw gun for when I move .

January 25, 2003, 06:08 PM
I'm gonna try to get a Desert Eagle(Baby Eagle) compact in 9mm.
I have the full size(baby) and I love it.

January 25, 2003, 08:40 PM
A beater .45, maybe a Rock Island. ??
Compact 92fs type
Airweight .38

But most of this years' wants are long guns. :D

January 25, 2003, 11:48 PM
Either a Browning Hi-Power Mark III, Colt 1991A1 or a Sig-Sauer P228. Then again I may not buy any and save up for a DSA FAL.

January 26, 2003, 08:12 AM
i'll play:D

dan wesson 1911 10mm


January 26, 2003, 10:40 AM
Savage Striker in .243
G 22
G 26
And probably a 44mag revolver havn't decieded on that one yet.

January 26, 2003, 02:32 PM
:D Kahrs,Kahrs,and more Kahrs :neener:

January 26, 2003, 02:40 PM
Para P10-45 in alloy.

January 26, 2003, 02:50 PM
Hmmm...I spent a lot on them last year, including a couple projects.

I think I will work on more of the projects this year, like building a 9mm/.45 Commander.

Pistols I would jump on, if I got the chance, would be:

Another Delta Elite
A Colt SAA New Frontier, .44 Special, 5.5" barrel
A reasonably priced P7M8:neener:
Another XP100R, in something other than .22-250
A SRH in .480 Ruger
Smith 952, if reasonably priced(i.e., deeply discounted)

I actually think this year will be more of a rifle year for me - need a medium bore elk rifle, and a couple target rifles.


January 29, 2003, 04:12 PM
I want a Sig 239 in 9mm

January 29, 2003, 07:35 PM
Only one that I intend to buy, the Kel-Tec P3AT.

But, I'm always keeping an eye out for a good deal, and I have a Super Blackhawk Bisley that I'd like to get re-worked, so it would be like a new gun.

January 30, 2003, 01:15 AM
Add a STI LS to that list
Then mark it as "aquired"

January 31, 2003, 02:34 AM
If all goes well, and I make enough money to buy another pistol, it'll be either a:

Ruger KGP-161 (no pic of the SS version)

Or a Browning Buckmark Field

January 31, 2003, 09:31 AM
Ruger GP-100 Probably the 6" SS finish

Vaquero long barrel in 45 Colt

M-1 Carbine...a 'War Baby' to go with the M-1 Garand

February 3, 2003, 04:21 AM
As you can see from my sig: SA Mil-Spec. Also I would like a good defensive shotgun. :D

Kahr carrier
February 3, 2003, 06:04 AM

February 3, 2003, 09:54 AM
I've only got 3 handguns on my list to get this year.

Para Ordnance CCW7.45S Carry Companion

A "series 70" type full size 1911. Haven't decided on a manufacturer yet, but I'm leaning towards a Dan Wesson Pointman minor or a Springfield Armory Loaded.

Ruger .22 Pistol. Either a Mark 2 or a 22/45. Haven't decided on the particular model yet.

Kenneth Lew
February 4, 2003, 01:29 AM
P7M13 (just bought it Sunday)
P7 K3

Kenneth Lew

February 4, 2003, 01:54 AM
I'm saving my nickels for an NFA gun :) prolly next year, I'll buy a Kimber and another SIG.

February 4, 2003, 06:33 AM
Since I acquired a Glock 29 toward the end of last year, probably none!! Although you never know!! I want to get another Glock 30, for no apparent reason!! :evil:

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