What would you get with $900?


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possum
December 24, 2006, 01:48 AM
well since this year is comming to a close, i am starting to think about next year and th tax return time. i figure i am gonna have a budget of $900 to spend so i would like o see what you guys would do with it, if you were in my situaition. i would like to have $100-$150 left over for mags and such.
What I Have
bushmaster m4 just like i want it
mak-90
remington 870
sks
khar k-40
sa xd service .40
sa xdsc .40
ruger 22/45

Here is What I Want
Beretta storm 9mm
xd tactical 9mm
savage model 10 .308
Ruger Mini-14
.357 revolver of some sort.
Bushmaster predator upper
Taurus pt1911 .40

i would like to get into some longer range shooting but the rabges that i visit normally don't have anything past 200yds, and the farthest has been 300yds, and that is easly managable with my ar, but i like to have fun so semi auto's are my favorite.

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yongxingfreesty
December 24, 2006, 02:00 AM
xd tactical 9mm AND .357 of some sort.

wooderson
December 24, 2006, 02:02 AM
It's not on your list, but I'd probably put $900 into a Dan Wesson (CZ) 1911.

.45 AUTO
December 24, 2006, 02:03 AM
Mossberg 590-$350, Beretta M9-$550=$900:cool:

RCR29
December 24, 2006, 02:04 AM
Savage M10 and a nice piece of glass.

mgdavis
December 24, 2006, 02:08 AM
A safe.

possum
December 24, 2006, 02:11 AM
xd tactical 9mm AND .357 of some sort.

i was thinking along those lines as well. try to knock two off the list.
Savage M10 and a nice piece of glass.
yep, man there is so many choices! what glass would recomend and still be able to keep it in th budget?

btw thanks for all the replies guys just what i wanted to hear, and just because it ain't on the list it probally means i forgot about it at the time i was making the thread. hit me with all you got! thanks again.

Fu-man Shoe
December 24, 2006, 02:13 AM
Bah!

Get an AR-15. Maybe a longbarrel...maybe an M4...whatever tickles your fancy.

Don't waste your money on anything else.

I know I won't be. :D

Roccobro
December 24, 2006, 02:16 AM
I'd scratch the Mini-14 as you already have a .223 that will outshoot it.

A pistol carbine Storm won't do much for your long range bug, but they sure look like fun anyways. :) I'd maybe look into a Springfield Socom in 18". That could satisfy both a "fun" and long range catagories. Surplus .308 isn't much more than .223 sometimes.

What kind of revolvers? SA cowboy stuff or service? I got my first wheel guns this year and it has opened up some new doors of shooting fun. 9mm is still cheaper to shoot, but a fine revolver is so comforting to hold. You can get a good pair of them for under $900 too.

Justin

EDIT: Just saw prices on the Socoms. Man, they keep climbing!

possum
December 24, 2006, 02:17 AM
Get an AR-15. Maybe a longbarrel...maybe an M4...whatever tickles your fancy.

see i knew i had forgot something, i edited my original post i am thinking about another ar upper, like the predator, or varminter from bushmaster maybe; thanks Fu-Man shoe.

possum
December 24, 2006, 02:20 AM
I'd maybe look into a Springfield Socom in 18". That could satisfy both a "fun" and long range catagories. Surplus .308 isn't much more than .223 sometimes.

sounds good but on a $900 budget i don't think that is very doable.
What kind of revolvers? SA cowboy stuff or service?

no cowboy revolvers for me yet. maybe later down the road. i am thinking a s&w 686, 60, taurus model 605, ruger sp101 etc.

MikeWSC
December 24, 2006, 03:13 AM
$900 and what to spend it on.
A nice used SS Blackhawk .357 for around $350. Just picked up a SS Blackhawk
in .45 LC 7 1/2" for $379 at Cabela's . As for glass 4-14 Muller I put on
my .221 Fireball is really nice for about $180. Its not a Nikon or Leupold
but you'd have about $300 plus left for something else! Perhaps towards an upper?

hexidismal
December 24, 2006, 03:56 AM
I say 686 all the way, possum. Everyone should have at least one .357 revolver, and a 686 "the distinguished combat magnum" is never a bad choice. You'll have enough left to spend to get some nice grips, a trigger job, and still have enough left for some boxes of ammo. Then you'll be true magnum stylin' :)

rangerruck
December 24, 2006, 05:56 AM
i would add a saiga, in 223, 762. and 12 ga or 410, then also a mosin m38. you could get all of them for about 900 bucks, if you shop smart.

7ranquilcitizen
December 24, 2006, 06:48 AM
Not on your want list but perhaps give a thought to the garand. Thought I heard that cmp was running low or out on some models.

Deavis
December 24, 2006, 07:12 AM
Get the Storm, it is a ton of fun to shoot with and is like a "grown up's" 22 in that regard. After that, a 357 would be my next choice.

redneck2
December 24, 2006, 11:46 AM
1)...a safe if you don't have one

2)...a REALLY nice reloading set-up (Dillon 550 or Hornady L-n-L) if you don't have one. You'll save a ton of money and shoot more.

3) Ruger Bisley .45LC. I have various autos and wheel guns. This is the first one I pick up for blasting away. The reloading set-up makes it way cheap to shoot, like $4.00 for a box of 50.

4)...A really good, accurate upper for your AR and some really good glass. For $900 you could get set up. Then use your reloader to mix up some super accurate ammo for cheap.

Zundfolge
December 24, 2006, 11:51 AM
$900?

No question, Dan Wesson Commander Bobtail in 10mm.

Mr White
December 24, 2006, 12:04 PM
What would I get, or what do I think you should get?

I'd get 2 more Garands from the CMP.

You should probably order your wish list by price and then pick the 2 guns closest to the top that come in at $900 or below.

But that's just what I think.

Minator
December 24, 2006, 12:18 PM
$900= Ruger GP100 .357magnum around $400 you can get an xd tac for around $475 at academy at least around here anyway.

erict
December 24, 2006, 12:22 PM
Everyone should have a good .308 bolt rifle so I'd go with the Savage on your list.

You should have enough left over to get a ton of mags/ammo for your AR, or you could look into the 20 + inch upper for it.

wildburp
December 24, 2006, 12:30 PM
Nine $100 maids a milkin', and a new pistol under every tree

gyp_c2
December 24, 2006, 12:34 PM
The Savage...you need a rifle...:evil:

Still 2 Many Choices!?
December 24, 2006, 12:36 PM
A good .308 bolt action, or put that money down on a good FAL,M1A, or AR10 since you have some good handguns, some nice medium range rifles, but no real,"Reach out and touch something", weapon...:evil:

Still 2 Many Choices!?

zinj
December 24, 2006, 01:11 PM
The Savage and a .357 would make a nice combo and fit well in the budget.

The Deer Hunter
December 24, 2006, 01:13 PM
Get two .357's

ChickenHawk
December 24, 2006, 03:46 PM
Well, since you asked what I would get (even though it's not in your wish list) :)

My next gun in that price range is going to be the HK USP Compact in .45 ACP.

Sweet gun!

Cheers,
ChickenHawk

possum
December 24, 2006, 04:01 PM
lots of great suggestions, now i have even more choices!:banghead:

10-Ring
December 24, 2006, 04:07 PM
Mix in a nice 1911 ;)

jagdpanzer347
December 24, 2006, 06:09 PM
Possum, not on the list, but a DSA STC58C. Deerhunter got one delivered for that price. You've just got to find a dealer who will handle the transfer for you. Good condition mags are five bucks a pop from DSA. If you don't like FALs, how about a PTR91? If neither, I'd get a Savage M10FP in .308 and some quality glass for it. 5.56 and 7.62x39 are effective and fun to shoot, but man, .308 has some serious power and range as I'm sure you know.

-jagd

Vic303
December 24, 2006, 06:09 PM
A Ruger Gp100 .357
A Finn M39
2 cases or more ammo to feed it.
An M96 Swede just because.

grizz
December 24, 2006, 06:13 PM
DPMS AR-10 (LR-308). Accurate, lethal/ big-game capable (.308), fun to shooot, tacticool.

Put a decent piece of glass on her, and you're good to go.

crebralfix
December 24, 2006, 06:54 PM
Are you collecting, building a set of self-defense tools, or adding competition weapons?

1) Carbine

The M4, MAK90, and SKS are all great for close range rifle fighting.

2) Pistols

The XD's and Kahr are great for carry.

From what I can see, you really have everything you *need* to defend yourself. Have you considered getting formal training in the use of these weapons?

The only "holes" I can see are for long range shooting. You may want to look at a battlerifle such as a Garand, FAL, or M1A. These will get you longer reach and higher capacity. You should be able to score an M1A for around 900. You should be able to get a good Garand, ammo, and bunch of clips for $900.

You could also look at getting a bolt action rifle with scope.

Squidward
December 24, 2006, 08:37 PM
.357 lever action
.357 revolver

plexreticle
December 24, 2006, 08:40 PM
I would get a match grade .22LR rifle or pistol.

RH822
December 24, 2006, 08:45 PM
Fn High Power and a RIA 1911

RH

Smokin Gator
December 24, 2006, 10:00 PM
I'd probably get a Smith and Wesson 4" 686 and have some action work and bead blast finish done at the custom shop. I haven't checked into it much so if I found somewhere else that did very good work I might have someone else do it.

steelhead
December 24, 2006, 10:04 PM
Savage or the Taurus PT1911 or both.

CrawdaddyJim
December 24, 2006, 10:20 PM
I would go with the savage and a nice scope also. But I would get a 30-06 instead of the 308.

lee n. field
December 24, 2006, 11:04 PM
$900, and limited to gun related stuff (meaning I can't just use it to buy another dental crown)?

Progressive press with all the goodies. Spend the rest on consumables.

possum
December 24, 2006, 11:41 PM
From what I can see, you really have everything you *need* to defend yourself. Have you considered getting formal training in the use of these weapons?


i am an Infantryman i get alot of formal tarinning but there are a few classes that i do want to take and that money has already been set aside, but great advice. i plan to go to TDI ohio. and do the handgun levels 1-3 asap.

Possum, not on the list, but a DSA STC58C. Deerhunter got one delivered for that price. You've just got to find a dealer who will handle the transfer for you

i have a great dealer who would do it for me and he hardly ever charges me for the transfer so that would be no problem, some surplus ammo and cheap mags you can't get much better than that! hummmmmmm.......

again guys thanks for all the great suggestions!

Stickjockey
December 25, 2006, 01:14 PM
I'd probably order another Garand and a couple cases of LC .30-06 from CMP.

mstirton
December 25, 2006, 01:15 PM
on your list, the xd and the savage....I would get a S&W PC629 - and I already ordered it.

Medusa
December 25, 2006, 02:46 PM
900 USD? I could get HK G36 or MP5A5, or that FN F2000 that I have eyeballed. I would have to add a little to that money, but close nonetheless.

Otherwise, if you don't know what to do with that money rather put it up on good use, like investing or smth, instead of blowing it away.

hemiram
December 30, 2006, 05:02 AM
I would probably buy a new Stoeger Cougar in .40, and a Beretta 84 or Browning BDA 380, just for fun. What's left would buy a fair chunk of ammo. Or the old S&W 686 a neighbor has, nice gun, but I like the DW a lot better, and I can fix ANYTHING on it without taking it to someone. I have enough parts to keep my 715 going for the next century.

fugi
December 30, 2006, 05:29 AM
ooh get a giraffe!

Lebben-B
December 30, 2006, 10:06 AM
Possum,

With $900 I think I'd get the revolver and then spend the remainder on ammo to feed the rest of your brood. I'd also set some aside for a nice dinner/present for the wife...it'll take the edge off of her when you buy the gun and ammo. Oh, and as a rule most wives don't consider going to Sonic "a nice dinner." I found that out the hard way.

Mike

Glockfan.45
December 30, 2006, 11:36 AM
If it were me I would go with the CX4. I have shot a rental and they are fun. Plus you look to be in need of a 9mm. Lots of rifle practice without the rifle ammo $. I would never suggest a mini14 when you have an AR that does what a mini will do only better.

ArchAngelCD
December 30, 2006, 11:46 AM
A Marlin 336 and a 4" .357 Revolver!!! Great way to spend $900 IMO.

22-rimfire
December 30, 2006, 11:54 AM
You have no revolvers, so I would say a new revolver and save the rest for a rainy day, like when your car breaks down.

jerkyman45
December 30, 2006, 11:56 AM
900 jr. bacon cheeseburgers, before taxes.

I'd actually get either a 1911 or an XD .45, or a nice .308 rifle, or a CMP Garand with some money left over to fix it up a bit, or an SKS and 650 bucks worth of ammo, or a couple of shotguns, or a .357/.38 revolver, TOO MANY DECISIONS!!!

ShackleMeNot
December 30, 2006, 12:12 PM
I see you are planning on some training at TDI. That's great!

I'd save my $900 for more training but I'm boring like that.

Sven
December 30, 2006, 01:12 PM
Reloading setup + bench.
Training.
Ammo.

:)

blood_donor
December 30, 2006, 02:04 PM
Benelli shotgun, or
M1 Garand (CMP) + Ammo

Scoupe
December 30, 2006, 02:10 PM
Reloading setup + bench.
Training.
Ammo

Best suggestion yet.

ultimatesixgun
December 30, 2006, 03:12 PM
Personally I would get what the anti dem's want to take away again and stock up heavy in that department. 30 rd mag's, a lower or two, thing's like that.

That's at least is what I have been moving towards and continue to do in 2007.


USG

AVESguy
December 30, 2006, 03:44 PM
You've gotten some great responses. Looking at what you have, the holes in your collection that are within budget are in line with what some others have suggested-

.357/.38 revolver (S&W 686)
CMP M-1 Garand in 30-06 plus CMP ammo
.30 cal centerfire bolt action.
Training classes.


If it was me I'd go for the Savage in .308 with a nice Leupold scope. Should be within budget. 30-06 or .308 are the best options due to the easy availability of reasonably priced practice ammo, which is a must. .308 is nice because of the shorter action. Either would be great.

And save up for a class!!!

Good luck

AVESGUY

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