If you were me and had $500...?


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PlayboyPenguin
October 17, 2006, 12:02 AM
Okay, I have asked many times in the past abou certain makes of guns that I was considering buying and have found the input very helpful.

This time I have absolutely no particular gun in mind but still have a $500 credit at my gun dealer where a gun I ordered was no longer available.

If you were me and had my tastes in handguns (stainless, no plastic) what would you get? I am most interested in finding something in an autoloader. I have considered everything from a .380 NAA Guardian to a Para Ord Warthawg but have not been able to decide.

I am open to suggestions. Try to keep in mind I want an autoloader pistol. .22 caliber firearms bore the crap out of me. I already have a shotgun coming for x-mas and never really use a rifle.

Following is a list of the handguns I already have as to not get suggestions of guns I already own.

Revolvers:
.454casull Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan / 2 1/4" (stainless) still on order
.45Colt Ruger Birds Head Vaquero / 3 3/4" (case hardened)
.45Colt EMF/Uberti Hartdord / 5 1/2" (case hardened)
.45Colt EMF/Uberti Hartdord / 5 1/2" (case hardened)
.44mag Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter / 7 1/2" (stainless)
.44mag Ruger Blackhawk/ 4 1/2" (stainless)
.357mag Ruger Vaquero Sheriff's Model / 3" (gloss stainless)
.357mag Ruger GP100 / 6" (stainless)
.357mag Ruger SP101 / 2 1/4" (stainless)
.357mag Taurus Model 65 / 4 1/2" (stainless)
.32 H&Rmag Taurus Model 731 / 2" (stainless)


Pistols:
.45acp Kimber Pro Carry II (stainless)
.40S&W Kahr MK40 (stainless)
9mm Taurus PT92 AFT (stainless)
.380 Walther PPK (stainless)
.32acp Beretta Tomcat (stainless)
.32acp Seecamp LWS (stainless)
.22lr Ruger Mark II (stainless)

Rifles:
.45/70 Marlin 1895 GS (stainless)
.45Colt EMF/Uberti 1892 (case hardened)
.30-.30 Marlin 336XLR (stainless)
.30-.06 Ruger M77 MKII Sporter (stainless)

Shotguns:
12ga. Stoeger SXS Coach Gun

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lionking
October 17, 2006, 12:13 AM
man o' man do you have alot of stainless steel!Nothing wrong with that other than you probably need sunglasses when you shine a light into your safe:p

I dunno man,you need more rifles and shotguns.Get a Persian mauser,the bolt is shiny anyhow...:cool:

Zundfolge
October 17, 2006, 12:16 AM
Well you only gots one shottie ... maybe get a nice semi auto for social work ;)

moewadle
October 17, 2006, 01:19 AM
with a 16 round magazine. 2007 Gun Digest says it books for $565 so that means you could get it for around $475 I would guess. A great gun in stainless to help round out your glittering collection.

RNB65
October 17, 2006, 01:21 AM
+1 on the CZ. Everyone needs at least one CZ 75 in their collection.

Jackal
October 17, 2006, 01:27 AM
Marlin 45-70

spooney
October 17, 2006, 01:31 AM
You need a pump action shotgun, get a Reminton 870 Marine Magnum, it fits your shiny criteria and it will last forever.

http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/shotguns/model_870/model_870_marine_magnum.asp

PlayboyPenguin
October 17, 2006, 01:38 AM
You need a pump action shotgun, get a Reminton 870 Marine Magnum, it fits your shiny criteria and it will last forever.
That is the very shotgun I have coming for x-mas. :)

Marlin 45-70
Already have one... a .45/70 Marlin 1895 GS (stainless) :)

spooney
October 17, 2006, 01:44 AM
That is the very shotgun I have coming for x-mas.

I guess I second the CZ75 suggestion then.

Panthera Tigris
October 17, 2006, 01:51 AM
The Stoeger is the only thing on the list that would interest me.

Beetle Bailey
October 17, 2006, 02:18 AM
If I were you. . .

Smith and Wesson 625 because moonclips are cool.

CZ75 stainless because I (you) need another 9mm.

Springfield 1911 in stainless because the idea of having a "GI" or "Milspec" in stainless is kinda funny. . .

BTW, what would you do if Glock came out with something in stainless steel? :eek: :uhoh: :neener:

strambo
October 17, 2006, 03:00 AM
Kahr K9. Outstanding carry gun, stainless and fills the size gap between your "little" guns and the Kimbers. I love my Kahr K9, for me it is the best compromise of reliability (100% so far), power, shootability, capacity and concealment for all around carry.

razorburn
October 17, 2006, 05:08 AM
If I were you and had $500 and your taste in handguns, I'd also be unsure and ask other people what I should buy. If I were me, I'd suggest giving one of the hi-cap plastic fantastics a try. Maybe a CZ-75 SP01, 19+1 of 9mm. Or, with an already good sampling of the different calibers and handgun styles, I might branch out into the more exotic stuff and try a 10mm. Something like one of the 10XX smiths used by the feds back in the 90's.

MSgt B
October 17, 2006, 07:29 AM
Step away from the guns for a second. (Figuratively speaking)

You have plenty to mess around with.

Spend your $500 on accessories, ammo, cleaning supplies, one of those catchy litle pistols safes, ammo, holsters, extra mags, scopes, ammo, new grips, night sights, laser dots, ammo, rail systems, etc..

Oh yeah, don't forget ammo.

loki.fish
October 17, 2006, 07:40 AM
I'm gonna agree with Msgt B. If you don't know what you want, how about you get accessories for what you already have?

But if you're dead set on getting another autoloading pistol, I'd suggest a CZ like has been suggested, a Stainless Springfield 1911 or an Inox Beretta 92 or 96.

Hawk
October 17, 2006, 07:44 AM
Dillon, my guess being the RL 550B.

More exercise for the existing troop.

Declaration Day
October 17, 2006, 07:48 AM
I'd suggest either a stainless Springfield 1911, or lots of ammo.

mike101
October 17, 2006, 08:54 AM
That is some Lautenberg's Nightmare of a collection you have there. :what:

I guess about the only thing you don't have is a stainless .45 Auto. I wish I had your problems. :D

Stickjockey
October 17, 2006, 09:16 AM
I've analyzed your collection, Playboy, and there is a glaring weakness:


Black Powder!
http://www.possibleshop.com/images-pistol/83-430-c.jpg

:evil:

Oregongundude
October 17, 2006, 09:35 AM
Smith & Wesson Mod 1026 10 mm Stainless. I noticed you don't have any 10 mm's on your list. This handgun is good for BG's and animal defense. In addition, the 10 mm revolver is a little more than $500.00 but it's a nice handgun.



:)http://nas4.atlanta.gbhinc.com/GB/058208000/58208935/pix449909172.jpg


S&W Model 610 6.5 inch barrel 10 mm.

http://nas4.atlanta.gbhinc.com/GB/058564000/58564523/pix907885969.jpg

Oregongundude
October 17, 2006, 09:43 AM
How about adding another stainless steel 10 mm for your collection. I noticed you didn' have any of them in your current inventory. Of course this will cost you in the $700-$900 range.


Kimber Eclipse Custom II 10 MM

http://nas4.atlanta.gbhinc.com/GB/058480000/58480097/pix784696610.jpg
:)

Medusa
October 17, 2006, 11:15 AM
+1 on CZ 75 Stainless
http://www.czub.cz/get_img.php?img=img/CZ_75_B_stainless.jpg&width=350

OEF_VET
October 17, 2006, 11:45 AM
How about spending the money on a class of some kind? Heck, you could put the money towards a 2-day Tactical shotgun class for the early part of next year. That way, once you get your new shotgun, you'll learn how to use it properly in a HD role.

Justin
October 17, 2006, 12:16 PM
Training.

Thefabulousfink
October 17, 2006, 12:23 PM
From what I remember of you collection (that you've posted on THR), it seems like you enjoy both classic styles and some odd-ball calibers. So how about....






...A Rock Island Armory in .38 super!
http://img10.imgspot.com/u/05/0/11/38Super1.JPG
:D

Edit: This one belongs to THR member Shootcraps

tenbase
October 17, 2006, 12:25 PM
tenbase beer fund

it's a worthy cause

Mr White
October 17, 2006, 12:27 PM
You should either tell the gun store owner to transfer the $500 credit to me, or buy an FN Hi Power.

PTHOR
October 17, 2006, 12:30 PM
Taurus has some nice stainless versions and the price is right, I have a few Taurus's and they are all great pistols/revolvers.

RandyC
October 17, 2006, 12:50 PM
I think that CZ is a pretty good idea. If not, how about a pre-64 Winchester '94 if they can find one?

Lonestar.45
October 17, 2006, 12:55 PM
Kahr MK9.

A buddy had one and it was a sweet shooting little 9mm. I have a PM9 and love it, but since you said stainless no plastic, then MK9.

sarnburg
October 17, 2006, 03:46 PM
If it was me, I would get a Glock 34 for USPSA production class. Also a 3.5lbs connector and maybe a KKM barrel.

Rem700SD
October 17, 2006, 04:28 PM
In browsing your collection, I see a definite urban theme. You choose stainless because you live in a damp area and hate rust, or there's a definite aesthetic theme going here. Based on that observation, and that I think you've got the "basic" guns covered, I'd recommend letting the $500 ride for now and save up for a desert eagle, probably with a nickel finish.

http://www.magnumresearch.com/products.asp

real_name
October 17, 2006, 04:45 PM
I hear you like ugly guns, here's a few for you.

http://www.czub.cz/get_img.php?img=img/rytiny_56.jpg&width=450

http://www.uzi-world.net/images/JIGGA.jpg

If I were you I would spend the $500 on reloading equipment.
Or training.
How long have you been buying guns, from your posts I can only assume it's a few years or less. You seem to have bought a lot of guns in a short time, not that I'm jealous, we all like to do that. But you might want to pay attention to a few other areas of your finances. How is your pension plan, your emergency fund, your insurances..?
I hate to be a voice of reason but maybe you don't need another gun yet, are you fully conversant with all the guns you have already? Are there any guns that you haven't spent enough time at the range at with? Do you know your carry gun inside out, in the dark, on your head?
I think you get me.
If you really need to buy something get a Sig, I suppose that they are on your to-do list somewhere.

hso
October 17, 2006, 04:46 PM
Ammo, targets, cleaning supplies.

CZ 75 stainless

TZ 75 10mm stainless

AJ Dual
October 17, 2006, 04:50 PM
I was going to say Beretta, but the Taurus is obviously pretty close kin.

I would say go with a CZ of some flavor, or perhaps an FN High Power, for a little extra JMB goodness that your 1911's don't already cover.

My only other thought is to get a Tangfolio Witness, those are priced nicely, and are good value CZ clones. IIRC, they have a 10mm model too.

tenbase
October 17, 2006, 04:59 PM
CZ, or maybe a down payment on that new S&W 500ES :evil:

Gaucho Gringo
October 17, 2006, 06:25 PM
As Stickjockey suggeseted Black Powder. It is different and is also fun. Ammo costs are low as it would take you all day to shoot the number of rounds a .45 Kimber could fire in 10 min. Off topic how many THR members are from Oregon?

mp510
October 17, 2006, 07:07 PM
As Stickjockey suggeseted Black Powder. It is different and is also fun. Ammo costs are low as it would take you all day to shoot the number of rounds a .45 Kimber could fire in 10 min. Off topic how many THR members are from Oregon?
And, PP's favorite maker, Ruger makes what is considered the best Revolver on the market, the Ruger Old Army. Available in his favorite finish, stainless. Traditional and modern at the same time.

The Burnside Ninja
October 17, 2006, 07:26 PM
I'd say go with a RIA 1911 .45 AND a Bersa Thunder 380. (you could probably purchase both for a LITTLE over $500)

Or, you could get a Kahr P9. I've heard great reviews on them!!!

Geno
October 17, 2006, 07:28 PM
Colt 1911A1 in .45 ACP. You have the rest, now get the best. :D

Doc2005

00blkgt
October 17, 2006, 07:34 PM
Used Pre lock Smith and Wessons or Dan Wesson kits with the multiple barrels. :D
J

DoubleTapDrew
October 17, 2006, 07:34 PM
I couldn't help but notice your lack of large caliber revolvers. How about a 44 mag or a nice .357? :p
I'd spend the money on ammo and training (or reloading supplies if you want to roll your own). With the calibers you shoot you could save quite a bit of money by reloading.
real_name I'm going to have to wash my eyes out with soap after seeing those things!

Black Majik
October 17, 2006, 07:35 PM
SA stainless GI 1911 5"

poppy
October 17, 2006, 07:37 PM
I too am a Ruger man, and I am really surprised that you do not have a KP90. I know it has an alloy frame, but the slide is stainless.

Several have suggested you get accessories or ammo, but with the KP90 you can get the pistol and have money left over for the other stuff.:D

RH822
October 17, 2006, 09:21 PM
All that hardware and you don't own a single .22Lr rifle or handgun? Take the $500 and go get yourself a Ruger MK II or MK III and A nice Marlin .22 rifle. At $10 for 500 rounds a .22 is some serious inexpensive fun.

RH

OOPS my bad, I missed the MK II, But you still need a good .22 rifle.

Owen
October 17, 2006, 10:39 PM
gunskul

Zen21Tao
October 17, 2006, 10:49 PM
If it were me I would trade something in to get around $900-$1000 in credit and have the gunstore order an FN FiveSeven for around $750. Then use the rest for ammo for the gun. I hear it is a blast to shoot.

real_name
October 17, 2006, 10:55 PM
have the gunstore order an FN FiveSeven

But it wouldn't be shiny enough.

10-Ring
October 17, 2006, 11:01 PM
Another stainless shotgun would be nice to even out the collection a little :)

MDMadrid
October 17, 2006, 11:08 PM
I don't think you need anymore guns...transfer the money to me because I don't have near the guns you have:D

If you agree to this...PM me and we can set everything up.:neener:

Really I would focus on training and ammo

But now that I think about it what you really need is to buy a couple boxes of cigars!
46516

ctdonath
October 17, 2006, 11:29 PM
As you're looking at $500 store credit...

Mossberg 590 Mariner (kinda fits your stainless/urban theme)

DoubleTapDrew
October 18, 2006, 12:22 AM
But now that I think about it what you really need is to buy a couple boxes of cigars!
Yes with your collection I'd strap on every gun I own and sit down with a cigar clenched between my teeth and a big grin :evil:
Seriously though a 10/22 would be a nice addition. You can pick up a stainless/synthetic one for $200 or less if you shop around (or if that store price matches) and shoot all weekend for $10. If you get bored, change it up, start doing moving drills with shoot/no shoot targets, transition to a pistol when the rifle is dry, etc.

ReadyontheRight
October 18, 2006, 12:39 AM
PP -- You NEED a Garand.

rangerruck
October 18, 2006, 01:14 AM
i"d go weird here and get two. Norinco makes a origional looking version of the colt 45, circa 1905, chambered in 762.25 tokarev. then get the FEG copy of the browning hi power, you should be able to get both for 500.

strambo
October 18, 2006, 01:14 AM
Looking at the thread title again got a BareNakedLadies song stuck in my head. "If I had $1,000,000"

"If I had a million dollars, we wouldn't have to eat Kraft dinner...but we would!":D

PlayboyPenguin
October 18, 2006, 01:24 AM
Looking at the thread title again got a BareNakedLadies song stuck in my head. "If I had $1,000,000"
"haven't you always wanted a monkey!?!?"-live version

Going to see them in concert again in Nov. :)

Dr.Rob
October 18, 2006, 03:36 AM
$500? Stainless?

Witness 10mm and a pile of ammo. Why not? $313??

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/21_231

strambo
October 18, 2006, 04:35 AM
"I'd buy you a green dress...but not a real green dress, that's cruel.":neener:

So, what are you gonna get already!!!:p

plexreticle
October 18, 2006, 04:47 AM
$500 worth of ammo.

PlayboyPenguin
October 18, 2006, 04:58 AM
Thanks to everyone for some great suggestions. I wish I could afford almost everyone of the things people suggested.

To the people that suggested a shotgun...I have one coming this x-mas.

To the people that suggested a .22 of some sort...not a chance (if I get attacked and eaten by rabbits I may be sorry I did not heed your advice though). :)

To the people that suggested the CZ 75 in stainless...You really have my interest peeked. I will be looking into one of those after we sell our next property.

To the people that suggested the Kahr...I kind of took your advice.

I have been really getting into mouse guns lately (since I have a ton of .357 and up guns) and I love my Kahr MK40 so I thought I would see if they made anything smaller. Maybe a .32acp or .380 caliber pistol. At first it appeared they do not, but then I found out that they do make a .380 but it is for NAA. It is the NAA .380 Guardian. The Kahr company designed and built this gun for NAA and it even says "Kahr Arms" on the frame.

Best part is, this firearm was only $389 so I still had enough to make a down payment on a new Taurus 85 .38+P Ultra-Lite revolver to replace the .32 H&R MAG one I am turning over to my partner to be his gun for his car. I told him if he would get his carry permit I would give it to him. It is brand new and he liked it when I took him to the range. he is a small guy so it is perfect for him.

Once again, thanks for all the input. :)

skers69
October 18, 2006, 09:23 AM
Glock. G26. Or a cz pcr. Thats what I would suggest.

strambo
October 19, 2006, 08:36 AM
(if I get attacked and eaten by rabbits I may be sorry I did not heed your advice though).
If this happens I want to see the video.:neener: Have fun with the NAA .380 and give us a report.

DoubleTapDrew
October 19, 2006, 09:57 PM
Yes if you get attacked by rabbits we'll have to put up a "This thread is worthless without pics" sign! .22 rifles aren't defense guns or SHTF tools, they are for training and cheap plinking, making cans dance. Nothing in the many years of shooting my deer guns from the bench at paper made me as good a hunter as just walking around plinking offhand with the 10/22 and AR.

We expect a range report on the .380 soon! I've been thinking about getting a Kahr PM9 but it's hard to justify the cash outlay when I have a XD9SC and G26 filling that role perfectly well.

rbernie
October 19, 2006, 10:04 PM
If I were you and had discretionary money to spend, I'd spend a bit of it to upgrade OS X version to 10.4.8. :D

PlayboyPenguin
October 19, 2006, 11:09 PM
If I were you and had discretionary money to spend, I'd spend a bit of it to upgrade OS X version to 10.4.8.
I actually did consider upgrading my computer last week but the new iMac computers are just not different enough from the one I have now. I am hoping they will come out with something new and cool soon.

jhawk92
October 24, 2006, 02:36 AM
Dr. Rob-
Tell me more about the Witness 10mm? I don't know much about that brand, but I'm looking at a 10mm in either revolver (610) or maybe a semi-auto. I really enjoy my Kimber Stainless II in .45 ACP, so thinking about adding to the 1911 stock with something like the Eclipse that was nicely presented by Oregongundude.

Speaking of Oregongundude, very nice 610 you have there. That's the exact model I'm after for the revolver side of my 10mm dreams. Love that 6.5" bbl. I put in a bid on one over on GunBroker last week, but was outbid. :( Will keep searching for another since I see something in my future as a reward for hard work at my job over the past 18 months.

Threecard
October 24, 2006, 09:59 PM
I've had a Mossberg 500 for 20 years. It's a lot of gun for not so much money.

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