What is your first planned firearm purchase for 2005?


December 27, 2004, 09:11 AM
We had a thread about your last purchase for 2004. In the spirit of looking ahead and thoughtful planning, what is your first planned purchase for 2005? Have you even thought about it? If not, why not? :what:

For me, I have a 3rd generation Glock 23 on layaway. It came with three drop-free normal capacity magazines (rare here in the People's Commonwealth) and was a spur of the moment decision.

It will push my planned purchase of a Walther G22 rifle back to second. Unless a good condition, quality S&W turns up.

edited to add: Imean an old S&W. There is nothing in their new offerings which I am interested in.

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December 27, 2004, 10:02 AM
I don't know yet, but the SHOT Show is at the end of January this year. I'm sure there will be some new models that will interest me. I hope...


December 27, 2004, 10:03 AM
2 unfinished Bushmaster lowers for my extra uppers. Decided it would be better to have 3 guns rather than 1 gun and a bunch of spare parts :)

December 27, 2004, 10:10 AM
G26 vs. AR vs. 625 vs. Benelli M1

(I'm only allowed one gun a year by the Minister of Retiring by age 50).

Maybe I'll wait for the SHOT show as well.

December 27, 2004, 10:19 AM
According to the ATF a suppressor is a firearm too... so I guess a Gemtech Trinity 9mm suppressor. I finally got my M10/9 SMG running decently so it's time to dress it up.

December 27, 2004, 11:36 AM
Useful - Kahr PM9
Fun - a loaded Springfield 1911
Just because - maybe a SW 432

Declaration Day
December 27, 2004, 11:44 AM
Springfield Armory Limited edition D-Day M1 Garand.

December 27, 2004, 12:00 PM
Well i have a Colt 1911 sitting on layaway i ment to pick up b4 christmas but didnt so have to get it in 2005.

Then some form of a Hd shotty either a Hk or a mossy..

Then either a Beretta storm or a 41 mag blackhawk...

Opps this was supposed to be what your buying first not a wish list ... Well one of these things ill be buying first :neener:

December 27, 2004, 12:12 PM
I got a YUGO 8mm Mauser on lay-a-away will get it hopfully by the 15 of Jan. and about 500 rds for same. :evil:

December 27, 2004, 12:18 PM
I need to add a 45 to my very limited collection, so that will be my first purchase this year.

December 27, 2004, 12:28 PM
If I can get rid of my M48 at the gunshow, hopefully a Schmidt-Rubin will follow me home on the 1st :D

December 27, 2004, 12:28 PM
I re-Glocked myself today, actually. I picked up a 3rd-gen G22 with 3 15-round mags in great condition for $450.

I got it at the Manchester Firing Line (http://www.gunsnh.com) and the gentlemen behind the counter even gave me 15 round for free to test it out right there on the spot, further proof that Jim McCloud and his staff are the best! :D

December 27, 2004, 12:31 PM
Kahr PM9. I need a backup gun. Although I really want to see a CZ RAMI in person before I make this purchase.

I am likely to spend money on training first.

December 27, 2004, 12:37 PM
Hey Devonai,

We are right around the corner, Hudson NH actually.. and I work in Londonderry.. I also frequent Manchester Fireing Line and they really do take care of their customers, at least in all my dealings or any I witnessed..


December 27, 2004, 01:09 PM
It'll be a fullsized 1911 in .45acp with nite sites. Still deciding on the manufacturer, finish, and such...

Black Snowman
December 27, 2004, 01:14 PM
I'm going to finally get going on my PCR-8 Mag project. I'm going to order the upper and build my own lower. Just need that $800 in the bank to spare. I should be able to do it in 2005, but my credit cards will probably come first. Anyone want to buy a CZ 550 Varmit Laminated to help fund the project ;)

December 27, 2004, 01:22 PM
It's currently in layaway, but...

1980 S&W 66-1 with pinned and recessed cylinder, stainless, Bill Jordan grips and "target" sights, slightly used police turn in with bright prominent rifling, a minimum of scorching on the cylinder face, and minimal .38spl ring.

I'll bring it home, polish it to mirror, and give it a name. Well, 2 of the 3 are true. I don't even name my cars :) Ok, that's not.... anyways...

12 Volt Man
December 27, 2004, 01:28 PM
My first purchase will be the CZ SP-01 as soon as it comes out. I want the "Tactical" model as they are calling it. That is the one with the decocker. It will be the big brother to my P-01 and those who have been issued one for testing and evaluation are reporting that it holds 19 rounds!!! I have been saving money for this one since I heard it was coming.

Possible purchases in 2005 should the money and opportunity present itself. I hope to at least end up with one from this list.

CZ 452 Varmint in .17 HMR
CZ 527 Varmint in .223 -or some other nice bolt action .223
Steyr M9

I also want to convert one of my 10/22's to .17 HM2

It is going to be a great year. I wish all the best to THR members in 2005.

December 27, 2004, 01:49 PM
Some type of 9mm handgun, and a ishapore Enfield.

December 27, 2004, 02:00 PM
Most likely a Remington 7600P, followed soon after by a new Para-Ordnance, either a Tac-S or the soon-to-be-released Colonel.

December 27, 2004, 02:02 PM
Then some form of a Hd shotty either a Hk or a mossy..

Since HK is only importing Merkel shotguns now, I'm guessing you're referring to either one of the Benellis or fabarms which is still kinda accociated with the name becasue of past associations they had. Either way, there's no comparison between either and the mossy. Unless you compare a Benz and a Renault. :p

Now then, Not 100% decided but it's looking like the next purchase will be a HK P2000sk in 9mm. Will be picking up a AcuSport Bisley in .44 on Sat or Mon but it's already paid for. Maybe a Ruger PC9GR too.

Either way, regardless of the decisions made, I just hope that everyone has a safe and happy new year. :)

Dan the Man
December 27, 2004, 02:08 PM
Well, I'm thinking a Winchester model 70 in .25 WSSM. It'll make a nice light handy rifle for deer and antelope hunting. I also like the Turnbull custom Winchester 1886's. They're very nice.


December 27, 2004, 02:14 PM
Since I finally got a 'real' rifle (SKS), I'm thinking I need a either a full size handgun or maybe a .22lr handgun.

December 27, 2004, 02:15 PM
I'll have about $1200 to spend next month, so I was thinking a Yugo SKS, a Steyr
m9, and a Mossberg 590 mariner.

December 27, 2004, 02:45 PM
Ruger Redhawk in .44 when government rebate check comes. I want to buy more but I'll need to purchase a few household items, i.e. new bed frame and a davenport.


December 27, 2004, 02:49 PM
18" Remington 870 with the mag extension. Could be a while though.

Roland of Gilead
December 27, 2004, 02:57 PM
I am leaning towards a NEF single shot in .243 win. This should fill a nice gap between my .223 and .308.

December 27, 2004, 03:09 PM
I'm in the process of picking up an unfinished Serbu receiver (paid for, DROS'd, should be in my hands this Thursday.) So I need to scrape together the $1695 or so to finish that up.

That and a CMP Garand are first on my to-do list for this year.

December 27, 2004, 03:14 PM
saiga in 308 and then a yugo 8mm

December 27, 2004, 03:38 PM
Savage Cub in .22LR for my 9-year old daughter next month!

December 27, 2004, 03:44 PM
Gemtech MK9K suppressor for my Uzi.

December 27, 2004, 04:21 PM
Probably a Storm in 9mm. I have a precision rifle, an evil black rifle, a shotgun, and a handgun. I need a subgun, and can't afford NFA prices. I figure get one of every catagory before I get doubles.

After that, I want suppressors. First for my long rifle, then eventually I want to research a good handgun to suppress.

December 27, 2004, 04:47 PM
1st a .357 w/4 in barrel (still looking for something light)

Next I am looking to replace my CCW with a .45 but again haven't decided which one!

December 27, 2004, 05:22 PM
I will buy a new automatic pistol of some sort, most likely a Sig, HK or Glock in 9mm in anticipation of CA's new law about loaded chamber indicators/mag disconnects after 2006. Possibly a Yugo SKS, as well.

December 27, 2004, 05:52 PM
The first is a CZ75B, then, if a job comes thru I'm going to start looking for my first 22-250. Make and model are up in the air right now.


December 27, 2004, 07:41 PM
In Jan 2005, I will be acquiring a 10mm Colt Delta Elite SS on hold curently. Since I live in NJ, I gotta wait until "ze papers are vedy." :cuss:

December 27, 2004, 07:46 PM
A Lightweight AR Upper Flat-top with Aimpoint
CZ75 SP-01 or Glock 34 or Para P18-9LDA
KelTec P3AT
Rhineland Arms .22 Rifle

Standing Wolf
December 27, 2004, 08:12 PM
I'm in the mood for a blued Colt Diamondback in .38 special with a six-inch barrel in tip-top condition and/or a stainless steel Python with a 2.5-inch barrel in tip-top condition and/or a .22 caliber match pistol.

December 27, 2004, 08:29 PM
All Rock River Arms NM parts rifle, for High Power, feeling pretty jazzed about it too.

December 27, 2004, 08:41 PM
Frosty - it looks like #1 of 2005 is gonna be a Marlin Camp .45 - the deal for which is in process.

Beyond that tho, the planning is becoming ever more geared to a probably SIG 226 aquisition. (But things can change!)

December 27, 2004, 08:48 PM
s&w 649 just like the wife's.

December 27, 2004, 09:09 PM
Know it will be another Browning action 45ACP. In last 4 yrs I have had first one sort of off the shelf by this Cdn pistolsmith & then next made to my specs. Narry a bit of problem from either though I use them both extensively twice a week & basically every week of the years.

So will be doing the same only do not have it all figured out as to EXACTLY what I want & how I want it done. No rails for lights & such while I still stick with Bo-Mar iron sights. Good checkering is important to me & this chap does beautiful work.

You can spot his work at www.dlask.com & you might find it interesting for buying from the States is almost impossible for us Candians, otherwise it would be one of the best in the same way.

December 27, 2004, 09:22 PM
CZ compact 40!

Lt. G
December 27, 2004, 09:27 PM
My Gunsite CCO I ordered last year. I was just called and put down 1/2 of the cost last week. I can't wait, and I also have to get another Garand !!!

December 27, 2004, 09:33 PM
Hey there, first post on THR. My next will be another Sig, this time a P226ST. I'd like to put the fancy finger-groove grips on it and maybe a light. But until these credit card bills from Christmas get paid, it's just a dream. :banghead:

Taurus 66
December 27, 2004, 10:41 PM
Something pocket sized (not 22 LR or mag) for carry into the workplace. I should be getting it sometime around March.

December 27, 2004, 10:54 PM
An AR-15. If I can find what I want for a decent price a shotgun my be able to be squeezed into the budget. After those my little gun safe will be reaching capacity.

River Wraith
December 27, 2004, 10:58 PM
H&K USP 40 and/or 9

December 27, 2004, 10:59 PM
The First gun that will be picked up from the dealer on Jan 1 2005 is a
BCP "one" Pistol built on a Series 1 Kimber Gold Match.

December 27, 2004, 11:07 PM
My friend has a S&W mod 19 6" he wants me to take off his hands...so I'm going to help him out. I've wanted one for too long. I finished out the year with a Benelli Nova so I'll be saving for a little while.

December 27, 2004, 11:34 PM
a rohrbaugh r9
a ruger single six hunter .17hmr
and thinkin about a ruger p345 (45acp)

December 27, 2004, 11:40 PM
AR-15, probably Colt. Just waiting for the right price to come along.

December 28, 2004, 01:28 AM
I want a Walther P99 in either .40SW or 9mm. Black please. :)

December 28, 2004, 07:26 AM
Does a Beeman R9 air rifle count?

I don't have a pellet gun, but a nice .177 at 930 fps or .20 caliber at 800 fps with a good scope would be nice. I've been lookin at them for a while, and it would sure be great to be able to practice at home.

December 28, 2004, 08:07 AM
S&W Pc627 for Icore. Not sure if I'll get a .38 super or a .357.


December 28, 2004, 08:42 AM
My last purchase of 2004 is going to consume the gun budget for a while. A custom pre 64 Model 70 is the goal, with very nice wood stock and engraving accents ( nothing flashy just bolt handle, and grip caps ).

Next purchase is a Krieger barrel, then barrel accesories like barrel band swing swivel, standing quarterib, and front sight, followed by a stock blank.

Only thing that would get me motivated right now would be the right commercial mauser action (1910-1930 ish) showing up, and that has dim odds. A very nice Swede would spark some interest also.

December 28, 2004, 04:24 PM
First is going to be a M4gery Upper for the DPMS lower I just put together.

Then a Glock 30, then a Sig P226ST in 357 Sig :cool:

Then time to start on another AR :evil:

December 29, 2004, 04:16 AM
First?......Not sure which one first, but hopefully at least half of these:

Vector AK
Romainian SSG-97 (PSL)
SIG P226 ST in 9mm
SIG P225
JLD HK 91 clone
Another AR
Ruger Vaquero (the new "slimmer" model coming soon)
.223 Bolt Action varmit gun
Rohrbaugh 9mm

December 29, 2004, 04:55 AM
Hmm. A Garand is comng very soon. As is an AR15 of some variety. Possibly another .308 MBR. A .308 bolt. A J-frame. And maybe another Kahr. Not sure which oreder it will occur in. Probably the Garand first.

December 29, 2004, 05:32 AM
Smith and Wesson 1076.

my first 10mm...I'm so excited!
After that, it will either be an evil black rifle (probably of the Kalashnikov persuasion) or a Mauser M2 in .40S&W as my dedicated carry piece.

Not sure which will come forst. I already have a couple OK carry pieces and 0 evil rifles. Do I continue to lug around either a full size handgun (or a Makarov with extra mag) and get the rifle OR do I buy the Mauser as they aren't real common right now and rumor has it that Sig may be dropping them.

December 29, 2004, 11:33 AM
I have wanted a nice Garand for some time and think 05 will be a good time for it after that it will probably whatever catches my eye or a good deal. I am also looking at a Ruger 77 target in .204. I like the gray finish and just "need" one.
FPrice, to fund some of these new purchases I am letting some revolvers go. Among them are some S&W 29's and a couple 57's. All very nice, most with case and papers. As I really don't want to get rid of them they won't be cheap as most have been fired very little.

December 29, 2004, 10:32 PM
planning on getting a springer trophy match, if the wife approves of it!!!! :rolleyes:

December 29, 2004, 11:08 PM
Most likely a heavy barreled Savage in .308, preferably a 12BVSS-S or 12FV-S (single shot) but only if i can find those for the same or not much more than a repeater action, if not then i'll go for a repeater version of the above, but if a good deal on a 10FP that i can upgrade a bit comes along that would be highly tempting.
I intend to eventually use this gun for the local 600yard prone "any/any" matches.

but all gun buying of all sorts is on hold till after i get my automotive situation in line (car is dying and i WILL be replacing it ASAP!). then and only then will i be able to look at buying new "range toys".

December 30, 2004, 06:16 AM
"FPrice, to fund some of these new purchases I am letting some revolvers go. Among them are some S&W 29's and a couple 57's. All very nice, most with case and papers."

What you hear is the sound of me crying. I am retiring on Jan 1 and my ability to buy quality firearms is going to be reduced tremendously. I wish I could.

happy old sailor
December 30, 2004, 01:15 PM
either a SnW 500 or a Bushy. do i need these - no, just want them.

December 30, 2004, 02:43 PM
<Sigh> I don't know:

1. AR-15
2. Small j frame revolver
3. Ruger S.Redhawk Alaskan in .454 or the 7 incher
4. Marlin 30-30, 45/70
5. Left handed .22 bolt gun

Jeff Timm
December 30, 2004, 03:18 PM
Really thinking hard about a Sig 225 from CDNN.

Talked to my local emporium, they said the most cost effective way for me to do it was pay myself and have it delivered to them for $35 + $5 to FL, for the check.

Ace Firearms, St. Agustine FL.

Who has a reference from ACE at CDNN. He's supposed to be gentle with first timers. :D

December 30, 2004, 03:43 PM
I'm done buying guns.

No, really, stop laughing.

From now on, it's all about accessories; target grips, trigger jobs, target sites, new surface finishes, more magazines, to say nothing of shooting mats, electronic ear protection, reloading dies, ammunition, etcetera.

Ryan in the House
December 31, 2004, 02:54 AM
My first firearm purchase of 2005, and my first firearm purchase EVER, would probably be the Bersa 380. I'll have to find a dealership that carries it, preferably in northern Virginia.

December 31, 2004, 03:44 AM
Finnish M-39 No Name 1967.

Invisible Swordsman
January 1, 2005, 09:15 PM
I just put a used 2" Smith & Wesson model 10 on layaway, so that will be the first. Pre-lock and pre-transfer bar, no MIM parts.

January 1, 2005, 09:31 PM
I found my next toy Troy SOPMOD (http://www.ambackforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=9764)

January 10, 2005, 01:27 PM
My first purchase for 2005 was a Savage 93R17-BVSS. My third Hummer.

January 10, 2005, 08:39 PM
January 3rd a Ruger 22/45

January 10, 2005, 08:44 PM
Suddenly looks now like two - to collect on same day perhaps. Marlin Camp 45 and ... a new SIG 226ST. (oops) - over next 7 days probably. :p

January 10, 2005, 09:49 PM
Got it Saturday :D


January 10, 2005, 09:53 PM
I am waiting on a local dealer to get stripped lowers in, then im buying three of them and will build them as I can afford it.

January 10, 2005, 11:02 PM
I'm still trying to decide :rolleyes:

I want a milsup for a "project rifle" this year.

Got down to 2: Either a 7.5 Swiss K-31 or a 22LR Romanian Cugir?????

They both would be shooters. The K-31 would be sporterized for my son as his deer/hog rifle. The Cugir would be mine and made into a competiion rifle for one gun silhouette/bench contour barrels.

Which one should it be? :confused:

January 10, 2005, 11:05 PM
BOTH :cool:

January 10, 2005, 11:57 PM
Just took delivery of my first of the year. Walther GSP (.22) in the briefcase, with 3 trigger packs, muzzle weight, and scope mount.

January 10, 2005, 11:58 PM
Looks like mine is going to be a Finnish M39, either "B" barrel or VKT. Can't decide which, yet.
I've already got nearly 2-thousand rounds of 7.62x54R, so I have to get something that can help use it up.

January 11, 2005, 12:45 AM
This is the year I pledge to get a CZ-75 with a Kadet kit. Of course, that will not merely be my first gun of this year but uh...ever.

January 11, 2005, 01:28 AM
I can't decide:

Bushmaster M4
Taurus Millenium Pro
Para in .45acp

January 11, 2005, 03:03 AM
Springfield XD Service Model in 9mm
Kimber Custom II Stainless
Winchester Model 53

Last but not least, a LMT MRP, probably carbine length, with a 14.5" barrel, and a permanently attached Phantom. And a Colt lower to put it on.

January 11, 2005, 07:59 AM
Well I picked up a Mossberg 590 Ghost Ring Sight Shotgun for $175 :what: maybe a start of a good year

January 11, 2005, 09:11 AM
Viper .50 BMG by Bluegrass Armory now that "60 Wasted Minutes" has declared this class of firearm to be evil. :evil:


January 11, 2005, 10:30 AM
I'm picking up a Bushmaster DCM rifle and a Sig P220 this weekend. :)

January 11, 2005, 10:34 AM
I was hoping to get a garand for myself and a Kimber in 9mm for my wife. However after watching 60 Minutes the other night I think I might need to get a Barett in .50cal.

January 11, 2005, 10:49 AM
I promised myself that I would not buy any more weapons until I have purchased my reloading setup. It's killing me. :D So I am saving up to get a Dillon 550B and associated parts and pieces. I need the reloader because I have a project to rebuild an old Savage 110 in 270 cal into a 6.5/06. And I have to be able to reload to have any ammo.

oh the pain, the pain . . .

January 11, 2005, 10:57 AM
It's between 2 different guns. Either a Benelli Nova turkey gun or an AR15 carbine style or both. A SigPro 9mm would be nice too.

January 11, 2005, 06:11 PM
I had a good end of year and was able to get some goodies for first time in a while. I've been lucky enough to get a couple more:
No 4 Mk 1 Enfield and a K-31.

(Last year ended with a CETME, AK-47/WASR, and an AR-15)

Next on the list is a FAL. (saving my lunch money somethin' fierce!)

January 11, 2005, 07:43 PM
Double Tap

January 17, 2005, 10:08 AM
This was not technically a planned purchase, but it was my first for this year. Has to trade a pistol to get it, but, what the heck.


January 17, 2005, 11:06 AM
A pre-B model CZ-75 9mm, with adjustable Millett sights and factory wood grips. Why so precise? 'Cause the FFL and USPS MO are both in the mail, that's why! I'm righting a wrong from my youth, I never shoulda sold the first one I acquired back in the late 80's. Next one will be a T/C Encore or G-2.

January 17, 2005, 11:21 AM
I bought a Colt Officer last week, I've already have 500rds though it :D

January 17, 2005, 11:22 AM
My wife and I were talking about this and I said that I really have all the guns that I plan to want. So I said it will probably be some impulse purchase like a Langdon SIG P220 or a CZ452 but only if I find one set up the way I want it already scoped, trigger job etc.

Three hours later we walk into my psychic gunshop and Bam there it is. I feel so guilty now. See thread here. http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=120814


January 17, 2005, 11:43 AM
A Marlin 1895 in 45-70 was ordered and paid for the last week of December, 2004. I took delivery the first week of January, 2005. It was simultaneously the last purchase of 2004 and the first of 2005!

January 17, 2005, 12:03 PM
Gibbs Frontier 45-70 Carbine or a Taurus Millenium Pro in 45acp.

January 17, 2005, 12:53 PM
Unless someone can talk me out of it for quality reasons, my first firearm purchase of '05 and first firearm purchase ever will probably be a CIA SAM 1911 .45...anyone think it's a waste of money? I found one for a really low price.

If I don't buy that, I'll probably buy a Glock (can't decide which model yet) at the gun show coming up week after next.

January 17, 2005, 02:23 PM
Probably some sort of 12 gauge. I also have my eye on a Beretta .32 and the Walther G22. So many guns, so little cash! :(

January 17, 2005, 04:05 PM
Mine was not planned, but it was a Sig P225 from CDNN. Ordered it last Tuesday and picked it up on Friday. Now I have enough pistols for a little while longer.


Daniel L
January 17, 2005, 07:43 PM
Still waiting on an M4... Colt? RRA? Anyone have some without ridiculous markups?

Lord Bodak
January 17, 2005, 09:17 PM
My first purchase of 2005 was/is (I have a deposit down on it) a Marlin 1894C in .357 Magnum. Hopefully it will arrive this week!

Beyond that, my wish list is pretty short. I need a pump shotgun, other than that I'm pretty happy for now.

January 17, 2005, 09:35 PM
I'm so poor that I have no reason to contemplate a purchase...I'm still hurting from my last one. I graduate in May, then head to Okinawa/Japan for a few weeks, then I'll have to see how the job hunt goes. I'd like to have a S&W 625, and I've got an itch for an AR. Of course, I also have a deep love for the P7 and USP.

No idea :scrutiny:

January 17, 2005, 09:38 PM
Mine wans't exactly planned, but I've been wanting an AK clone for about a year now.

Finally gave in and got a decent deal on a Romanian WASR last week.

Waiting on the 75 round drum to show up this week. :evil:

January 17, 2005, 09:53 PM
Ruger Blackhawk 45/45acp convertible with 4 5/8 barrel.

January 17, 2005, 10:46 PM
Finally gave in and got a decent deal on a Romanian WASR last week.
How do you like it? I saw one cheap and halfway considered picking it up, but I figured a CCW handgun should first.

January 18, 2005, 01:29 AM
S&W 627 (5" Performance Center .357mag)

Technically I bought it in 2004 but thanks to our ludicrous laws I can't pick it up for another week or two.

captain obvious
January 18, 2005, 02:06 PM
Was going to be a completed lower for the AR I have been working on forever...until an M1 Carbine got in the way. Oh well....

Lobotomy Boy
January 18, 2005, 03:58 PM
The plan for this year is:

Benelli Super Black Eagle
DPMS Panther Lite
CZ Rami 9mm
Tikka T3 Varmint, 22-250
Kadet kit for CZ75B
Ruger Deerfield 44 Magnum

If I manage that and still have any money left over:

Ruger Redhawk, .44 Magnum
Marlin 1894C, .357 Magnum
Ruger SP101, concealed hammer

Edit: This thread got me thinking, and I ordered the Kadet kit this evening.

January 18, 2005, 05:12 PM

I am taking it out to the range tomorrow if the weather holds. Got the 75 round drum today!

Mine is one of the 'new' no-bans, and it's a very nice example with matching laminated wood stocks, no canted sights or GB. Very nice gun, I'm pretty happy with it.

January 18, 2005, 06:21 PM
Mine wasn't planned. I saw a deal on a Beretta 92 Vertec that I just couldn't pass on. Got it yesterday.

February 20, 2005, 05:56 PM
I just made my first purchase of the year today - a Glock 36. I hadn't planned on buying one, but once I fondled it I simply couldn't resist.

The influence of the dark side is powerful indeed.....

February 20, 2005, 06:59 PM
I don't really have any planned purchases, rather I have a long wishlist that gets continually put off as I impulse-buy somehting I didn't know I really really wanted :D

So far I've bought a ruger single six, a ruger bisley in .22, a smith M19-4, and sold the single-six to my brother.


February 20, 2005, 07:19 PM
So far three pre-1898 M-39s, an 1894 Chatterault, an 1895Tula and an 1897 Sestroretsk, an H&R M1 Garand and a Swedish Mauser 96B Oberndorf. Hope to get an M4gery built in the next month or so. Doing my part for the economy. :)

Sean Hofhine
February 20, 2005, 07:39 PM
Fondled the Walther G-22 and it's now a unexpected passenger of my faster than life credit file, remembered why I used to covet my neighbors M21, and have decided that instead of a big wish list, I'll save up for one and let SA make me a very happy man. I'm sure that the new M25 will keep my wife from speaking at me for at least a month :uhoh:


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February 20, 2005, 08:21 PM
and she's been looking at that Springfield XD-9 Subcompact. I bought it for her today. Does that count?

February 20, 2005, 08:27 PM
I swear I didn't plan it honey..... :D ...was just out picking up a mess of reloading supplies at GM last Sunday....stopped by the firearms section to , look things over... :scrutiny: Saw a Bersa Thunder .380 Duo-tone, handled it....liked it.....regular price was $199...got it for $179 with an extra mag and an Uncle Mike's holster...

Would really love to get or build an AR or AK...but up here in the PR of IL, no place to shoot it.
Most likely gonna get a Marlin 1894C .357 lever gun, have been looking at a SIG too. So far I have been steering clear of the dark side..though I may rent one next time just to see if they do anything for me. Don't have any plastic guns...all heavy metal so far....but one never knows...enjoy....be safe...mack

February 20, 2005, 09:34 PM
Well, the first purchase is in the bag.......an Imbel receivered STG58a.....

If we end up getting the WVa land I'll have to come up with a carry gun....I'm not sure I want to schlep around a full-sized USP while clearing brush on mountain land......

February 20, 2005, 09:44 PM
I really want a Delta Elite & a BHP, but whether or not I get one, who knows?


CZ 75 BD
February 20, 2005, 09:51 PM
Marlin 1894 in 44

February 20, 2005, 10:14 PM
First planned: hasn't happened yet, but I plan to pick up a WASR-10 with bayo lug and angle muzzle comp at the show in Charlotte next weekend.

First actual: VZ-52/57 I picked up at the SC Arms Collectors show here in Columbia last month.

February 20, 2005, 10:51 PM
For me it's already happened. I purchased a new to me, Glock 22. Then I went and bought the 9mm conversion bbl for it. Nice! :) My second planned purchase will be a S&W 500 in the 4" bbl.

Taurus 66
February 20, 2005, 11:10 PM
I have trouble accessing Ruger's site as of late. Site commonly visited are Colt, Glock, Kimber, Ruger, S&W, & Taurus .. I do want something in a 2" or 2 1/2" bbl max, non mag +P performance line, yet inexpensive ($350 or less) without sacrificing quality - Revolver Only!

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