Well the good-'ol Christmas bonus will be coming soon and I have to decide on what new gun to add to my collection and I have turned to my friend here to help me make-up my mind. I did a little window shopping yesterday and still find myself pulled in many directions...... Mil-surplus rifles, SKS, AK-47, and the 45ACP and 40 pistols.
I really like the Taurus millennium pro 45 and the glock 45 (model 21 I think) also saw a really nice looking ak-47 with a 30 rnder and composite stock.
The budget will be around 500.00 +- what are your suggestions
I really would like to add a 45 to my collection but feel like I could be wearing blinders and might pass up another great addition to my collection
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October 12, 2004, 11:43 AM
In my opinion, you can't go wrong with .45 ACP, AKs, or Milsurps.
I like Glocks a lot. I have a G30 (compact brother to the G21), it's a little chunky for CCW, but it is a beautiful tool and has never let me down.
AK SARs are fantastic for plinking, and I have seen how accurate VEPRs can be. It might help if we knew what was in your collection and which direction you wanted to go.
October 12, 2004, 11:43 AM
Of the three listed I votefor the Glock 21.
IMHO a much better gun than the Taurus.
:neener: And only the bad guys have AK's the good guys have AR's.:neener:
October 12, 2004, 11:49 AM
Get a 1911 variant! I'd love to have a Para Ordnance. Then again...in my current financial state I'd be luck just to be able to afford a Rock Island Armory 1911.
October 12, 2004, 11:50 AM
I have a very modest collection I just started collection in the last year and half.
m1904/39 port. Mauser 8MM
Mossburg 500A HD 12ga
22lr Heritage Rough rider pistol
Beratta 92F 9MM
Bersa thunder .380
38 stubby (for the wife)
.44 cal Black Powder pistol
Hope that helps
October 12, 2004, 12:47 PM
Err, what's a Christmas bonus? :p
Can't go wrong with any of those. My advice: get the moolah in hand, go into your favorite gun store, and buy what interests you most at the time.
October 12, 2004, 01:57 PM
I've got a better idea... do something for the good of your soul! Send your bonus to me, and I'll buy a gun and go shooting with it. Each time I pull the trigger, I'll remember you in my prayers. How's that for an offer you can't refuse (NOT!)?
:neener: :p :D
October 12, 2004, 04:43 PM
How healthy is your savings account balance? Is it equal to at least six months of mortgage or rent payments?
If so, go shopping. The gun recommendations posted above are very good.
If not, deposit your bonus, in full, into your bank account. Pay yourself first.
Before Wealth, there is Discipline.
October 12, 2004, 04:44 PM
I vote for the Glock 21 also. :cool:
October 12, 2004, 06:46 PM
Its a Christmas bonus, buy something nice for others. Stop thinking of only yourself ME,ME, ME, MINE ,MINE ,MINE thats the trouble with America today.
Now I know were not all that close however Iwas looking at this nice.......:D
October 12, 2004, 07:45 PM
An SKS is an excellent rifle for any collection. They're cheap ($150 at gun shows unissued), they shoot cheap ammo (7.62x39...around $85/1000 rounds), and they're extremely accurate.
Recoil is minimal and they really blow the hell out of things on the berm :D
Extra $ to your savings account for your next one!
October 12, 2004, 08:30 PM
I'd think you could get a Springfield Mil-Spec 1911 for around $500.
Or, do as I'm doing and get a CMP Garand for $400-500.
Or, stock up on mil-surps:
900 rds 7,62x54: $80
800 rds 8mm: $70
Total ~$430 + shipping, tax
Heck, you even got some left over :D
October 12, 2004, 08:51 PM
The G21 feels like a two-by-four. Make sure you handle it before buying.
October 12, 2004, 09:00 PM
From the 1911 stable: a Springfield WW-II G.I. Mil Spec .45ACP,
or if mo' funds become available a Para Ordnance 1911 SSP.
From the rifle stable: a Yugo SKS and a case or two of ammo;
or a Beretta CX-4 Storm
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
October 13, 2004, 04:09 AM
Went by another gun shop and found somthing else to add to the list.