GF's buyin me a gun for Christmas! What would you ask for?


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joey93turbo
December 18, 2005, 05:27 AM
My girlfriend has been asking me since the first of December, since I bought her a Prada purse for her Christmas gift, what I want for Christmas. Flame me all you want but I love designer clothes and leather goods, so she was going to buy me either a Prada laptop bag, a Prada belt, or a Brooks Brothers cashmere 3/4-length jacket. She's really an amazing girl. I've been thinking instead I'd rather have another gun, since I don't really need any of those things. I don't *need* another gun in most peoples perspectives but I know my fellow gun enthusiasts understand :neener:

So anyway, I'm not totally sure what I want! Right now I have a Sig P220, Kel-Tec .380, Colt Anaconda .44 mag, S&W .357 mag, and some others. I want another autoloading handgun. I don't have a 1911 in the stable so I was thinking maybe I'd like one...

If someone was going to buy you an autoloader around the $600-$700 range, what would you want?

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aaronrkelly
December 18, 2005, 05:34 AM
In that price range I own 2 guns that I dearly love....


1st pick would be my Browning High Power.....beautiful piece, high capacity and it has history.

2nd would be a Springfield Loaded 1911......same as above



For some reason I really like the BHP over the 1911, but I carry the 1911 more due to the fact it has night sights........either way you cant go wrong.

HighVelocity
December 18, 2005, 05:50 AM
I see you like Sig and didn't list a hi capacity 9mm. Might want to consider a Sig 226 or 228.
13-15-17 rounds (depending on mags), + 9mm is really cheap to shoot and a lot of fun too.

ccw007
December 18, 2005, 06:31 AM
You could get a Springfield loaded 1911 as someone else said. You have some guns that are not the cheapest to shoot so maybe reloading equipment or something in 9mm so you can shoot more :D

joey93turbo
December 18, 2005, 06:51 AM
I've thought about getting a 9mm but for some reason I just don't like the caliber, although when I shot my buddies 9mm Glock I was VERY accurate. I'd like something I can carry if I choose to do so, and if I don't feel comfortable with the round I'm carrying it'll really bug me.

About reloading equipment: I really don't have anywhere I could reload, and even if I did I probably wouldn't cause I'm so busy with school.

1 old 0311
December 18, 2005, 07:02 AM
She got a sister?????????????????

Kevin

joey93turbo
December 18, 2005, 07:13 AM
Sorry man, she doesnt :(

How much more difficult is it to conceal a double stack 1911's vs single stack? I'd feel alot more comfortable with the extra capacity.

Spot77
December 18, 2005, 07:15 AM
You could score a lot more points with her if you chose something that she would like to shoot too.

"Honey, I'd really like a Ruger MKII. I think you'd love shooting it and we could spend so much more time together." :evil:

redneck2
December 18, 2005, 07:37 AM
I've got a Springfield Stainless Loaded. Great gun. I'd be my first choice for 1911's

I'd also 2nd the thing about the .22 auto. Lot of fun, accurate, and cheap to shoot. You could both enjoy it.

joey93turbo
December 18, 2005, 07:38 AM
Lol I already have a MKI and she enjoys shooting the P220 :D

chopinbloc
December 18, 2005, 09:38 AM
dude, man cannot live on pistols alone. your list does not include a rifle or shotgun, so what're you some kind of bigot? for that budget you could get a pretty decent ar or an ak and a pump. you NEED a rifle and shotgun.

BozemanMT
December 18, 2005, 10:00 AM
Colt Python. A gun you need but can't justify. :p (that's what my wife has bought me for christmas, I know it, but she won't let me shoot it til the 25th, bah)

STI Trojan, a very fine 1911, very fine.

But then I agree with the last poster, you do need a rifle and or a shotgun.

so
shotgun:
870 Wingmaster, pretty and darned useful
CZ SxS or O/U, not as useful but darned pretty and better if you play the clay games

rifle:
hmmm, having a tough time here.
you could get any number of nice .22LR's (my fav: Thompson Center Classic semi-auto)
or you could get a nice bolt action .223 for "varmits" (my fav: CZ 527)
or an nice AK clone falls into this frame
or you could get into an AR. I believe bushmasters and some rock rivers will fall into this price range.
a used FAL will be at the top of this price range
ohohohohohohohohh, i've got it.
an M1 garand. can't justify it, but everyone needs one.
yep, that's it.
so, there's your list, tell the wife (and if you havne't married her yet, why not?:cool: ) and tell her to get on it, christmas is only a week away.:D

yeah, ask for the moon.

dk-corriveau
December 18, 2005, 10:30 AM
Hey don't appologize about getting her a bag. While looking at a PARA LTC at a gun shop, my wife said, "If you want it get it." So I did. We then went straight to Nordstrom and purchased her a Kate Spade handbag.

At the end of the day, our collective wallet was quite a bit lighter, but we were both happy. She had her bag and I had my carry piece to protect her and her bag! :D But I did tell her that she had to use the bag as long as I used my LTC! ;)

And get yourself a 1911. +1 for Springer for your GF's price range.

Turkey Creek
December 18, 2005, 11:02 AM
Throw in $200 to $300 to the pot and get a 56/50 Spencer- I need, want, gotta have, one of those real bad :D

Can'thavenuthingood
December 18, 2005, 11:31 AM
A 1911 is a must have as is a lever action.

I think you could swing a set with proper budgeting. Say some SASS recreation with the whole outfit added as time goes by. Of course that probably will mean .45 Colts a Winchester and a Coach gun.

Vick

twosigs
December 18, 2005, 04:36 PM
A 1911 is an awesome choice. Although, I have fallen in love with Springfields XD line. I have 3 of them so far. Two of them 9MM(3" and 4") and one a .40(3"). Of course now they also have it in .45 acp. .45 gap too if you want that. :rolleyes:

Mot45acp
December 18, 2005, 04:42 PM
"The only reason to fire a pistol in anger, is to fight your way to a good rifle or shotgun."-Jeff Cooper

joey93turbo
December 18, 2005, 04:50 PM
Yeah I didn't include rifles or shotguns cause I have the ones I need right now. I have a Bushmaster M4gery, SAR1 AK, Remington M77 in .243, a bunch of .22's, and a couple shotguns. I do plan on getting an 870 sometime in the near future but I can afford one of those on my own. The other thing is I think if I threw in more money it wouldn't be the same to her cause she didn't buy the whole thing for me.

So I'm considering a 1911 from either Springfield or Para. It'd be nice to have a double stack cause I'd like the extra capacity but I'm worried about how much more difficult it would be to conceal. Or maybe I'll ask for an Aimpoint for the M4 and something cheaper, I'm not sure.

Ala Dan
December 18, 2005, 04:54 PM
How bout' the newly announced Springer XD-.45 ACP package~?:uhoh: :)

2k5Adam
December 18, 2005, 05:03 PM
Id get another Springfield 1911A1 Champion Loaded (~$750-850)... :D

Black Majik
December 18, 2005, 05:16 PM
Hmm... Colt NRM Government 1911 comes to mind :)

Stickjockey
December 18, 2005, 05:26 PM
A:cool: nother vote for the 1911.

Old Dog
December 18, 2005, 05:54 PM
Springfield Armory Loaded or the SA Champion ...

DWS1117
December 18, 2005, 06:02 PM
My wife bought me a Kel tec P3AT for Christmas.

orionengnr
December 18, 2005, 06:12 PM
Para LDA all the way. You will be comfortable with the manual of arms, which is much more revo-like than an SA 1911 is. I love my LDAs--4 at the moment, but looking at a fifth.

God Bless your GF--mine bought me an S&W 66 last Christmas!

Texfire
December 18, 2005, 08:24 PM
How bout' the newly announced Springer XD-.45 ACP package~?:uhoh: :)

Hmmmmm. :evil:

Available now on DVD with clips we can't show on TV! Jerry Springer XD! It's all the Xtra Delicious guns and girls and brawls. Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!

Tex

f4t9r
December 18, 2005, 09:19 PM
Easy choice 1911

kentucky_smith
December 18, 2005, 09:26 PM
Old Colt Govt Gold Cup Trophy 1911 70 Series.

loose cannon
December 19, 2005, 06:43 AM
on christmas i get to open a gray plastic box that holds a ruger bisley vaquero
ss 44mag with 4.75bbl and synth ivory grips,a thing of beauty surpased only by the lady giving it to me:)

of course hers is a 1927a1 tommy with sev 30rd sticks and a 50rd drum.
a little something to keep her company while im out and about.

joey93turbo
December 26, 2005, 01:10 AM
So now it's the day of and I still don't know what I want. I've been looking at Sig Revolutions and Springfield Loadeds but I think I might rather have two CDNN Sig's for the money I'd spend on one 1911. Or possibly a P226 9mm from CDNN then a set of CT lasergrips for either it or my P220 which I currently carry. I'm going to borrow my cousins glock 26 and spend some time with it soon so I might even go that route, well see I guess. I need more input! haha.

grimjaw
December 26, 2005, 01:25 AM
You know what they say, two months salary is nothing compared to a lifetime . . . :p

I think you might be able to get a Colt 1911 for that ($600-700).

jmm

The_Antibubba
December 26, 2005, 02:05 AM
GF's buyin me a gun for Christmas! What would you ask for?







HER HAND!!!!! :D :D :cool:

lucky_fool
December 26, 2005, 02:34 AM
HER HAND!!!!!

That is exactly what I was going to say. That lady sounds like a keeper.

joey93turbo
December 26, 2005, 03:46 AM
Lol but seriously guys. A Sig P226 9mm + SKS + CZ52 or Makarov? something else? lol I wanna hear how you guys would spend the $600-$700.

neoncowboy
December 26, 2005, 08:07 AM
What'd you get?

loose cannon
December 26, 2005, 10:36 AM
6-7 hundred dineros??? probably more ammo and some mods i need to do.

but then im lousy with handguns:neener:

you best treat that gal nice joey shes a rare jewel.

joey93turbo
December 26, 2005, 08:01 PM
I haven't got anything yet, I still don't know what I want. Believe me, I take great care of her ;)

tellner
December 26, 2005, 08:45 PM
Like the other guys said, "Her Hand".

If she's still your girlfriend and not your wife by next Christmas one of us is going to come and steal her away from you. Whaddya want, an egg in your beer? :)

neoncowboy
December 26, 2005, 08:50 PM
Looks from your sig line like you need a 1911 and a Glock.

As was previously mentioned, the Springfield Armory 'loaded' 1911s are just great.

Glocks are, of course, Glocks.

joey93turbo
December 28, 2005, 03:32 AM
Looks like I'm gonna go ahead and get a Springfield Loaded.

I figured I'd show you guys a pic of my wonderful girlfriend and I ;)

She's holding my Bushy M4 and I have my P3AT

Black Majik
December 28, 2005, 03:36 AM
Looks like you got a keeper Joey! Also congrats on your SA Loaded. You made a good choice.

Ever figure out what to do with her cross eye dominance issue?

joey93turbo
December 28, 2005, 04:42 AM
Thanks man. I love the girl and I'm hoping I'll really enjoy the Springfield.

Haven't had a chance to see which she prefers yet. We tried to go to the range today but I forgot they renew every December so my keycard didn't work. I have to renew tomorrow then we'll find out.

pest3125
December 28, 2005, 01:35 PM
Unless she is your fiance, I would be sure *you* fill out the paperwork and she pays - you don't want her accusing you of stealing it from her or being the recipient of a straw purchase if things go sour - happened to one of my coworkers.

Stainless0ne
December 28, 2005, 02:16 PM
Go for it! Anyone that has ever seen an FN P90 wants one. So what if you have to throw in a few hundred. LOL john:D :D

ParChaser
December 29, 2005, 05:33 AM
Get an HK USP or P2000. Cant go wrong there.

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