Next "X" number of planned gun purchases, in order of acquisition priority


Futo Inu
September 16, 2003, 12:08 AM
Not what you already have, but what you don't have and plan to buy, in order from most urgent (next purchase/acquisition), down to least urgent (but still on top "X" list). Also please list caliber and primary purpose(s), and if not clear by the model, then bbl length of choice (and hell, if you feel like it, your planned optics/base/rings choice, and holster if applicable).

When funds are tight, such a ranking is a must-have in my book. :) For me, it's:

1. RWS Model 350, spring piston airgun, .177 pellet, hunting/pest control, and fun (still on my massive airgun kick for some reason - cheap ammo prolly).
2. Wilson KZ-45 Compact, .45acp, primary daily CCW and 3-gun comps.
3. Springfield XD subcompact, 9x19mm, CCW for covered/tuckable/deep concealment, or while jogging/biking/wet conditions.
4. Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk1 or 2, .303 Brit, for range fun and historical interest.
5. Remington 1100 Competition model, 12 ga 2.5", 22" bbl, primary home defense and 3-gun comps (to replace the Rem 870 I have for home defense, and turn 870 back to its orig config, for tasty things that fly)
6. Daewoo DR200 or K2, .223 Rem, Backup to Bushy M17 for primary all-purpose general defense and varmints.
7. DSA FAL med cont. bbl, 19", metric, .260 Rem, mossy-oak camo-ed, general purpose medium-range defense and all-purpose SHTF game-getter.
8. Kel-Tec SU-16, Secondary Backup to M17 for all-purpose defense, etc.
9. Browning Hi-power or CZ 75B, 9x19mm, for fun range plinking and truck pistol (then my Springfield 6" V16 Longslide can be dedicated home defense pistol, instead of both home defense and truck pistol :) )
10. Taurus Raging Hornet, .22 Hornet, for fun.
11. Springfield M6 Scout, .22lr and .410 bore, backpacking/on-the-run SHTF survival and fun of course. (or get in .22 hornet and ream to K-hornet - damn I go back and forth on that one)
12. SAR-1, 7.62x29, and select-fire components (by that time I should have my class III stuff), for rock and roll, and bugout/SF SHTF rifle.
13. Glock 20, with Mec-Tec upper in 10mm, for fun and medium size, short range game-getter.
14. Barrett M82A1, .50 BMG (my ship should come in by the time I get to this point on the list, so why not). Long range and SHTF anti-materiel defense.
15. Tikka, Rem, or Savage turnbolt in .300 WinMag or .300 Win Short Mag., for big game, etc. Preferably a Savage with the 10FP LE trigger, if possible.
16. More Swiss K31s (man I love that thing) and other milsurps, and still more milsurps. :)

I'm sure there's more, and the list and rankings are ever changing, of course. I also have a specific list of things I want but perceive no *present* need for, and therefore are not on the to-buy list. I may share it in the next thread if this one generates any interest.

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September 16, 2003, 12:19 AM
Holy cow. You know they make relatively cheap steel home additions for people who are planning on expanding :P

1. Rebarrel my Garand.
2. Remington 870 to replace the one I sold. :banghead:
3. S&W 625 or 610 for boondocking.
4. H&K USP when I move to NH (some day, damn MA laws).

Futo Inu
September 16, 2003, 12:22 AM
Lol - hey I've pared down and simplified - I used to have some 25 items on the to-buy list. I've eliminated the heretofore .40s and 10mms I wanted, to simplify my life (save the G20 with Mec-Tec Upper). Some have been acquired, some have turned into a ho-hum for me and dropped off, and some have been relegated to the want-but-no-need-for-at-present-list. :) Oh yeah, the rankings on the list have been known to instantly change, moving out of place by more than 5 ranks, when I have money in the pocket, feel impulsive, and run across deals at gun shows or the gun shop. Or magically, milsurps, .22s, full-auto bb guns, and other various and sundry, under $250, possibly-yet-to-be-known models can make their instant debut onto the list, then come off the list once the NICS check comes back. Devonai, when will you learn not to sell guns? ;) Dumbest thing I ever did was trade my S&W model 3000 12 guage with rifled bbl for a Llama 9x19, so I can't talk. :banghead:

Hey, this is why Microsoft Works comes with Windows - use it (the spreadsheet part - great for alpha entries in addition to numbers).

September 16, 2003, 12:31 AM
YIKES! :what: I'm not quite that bad. I have a list in my head but really depends on what I come across & at what price.

September 16, 2003, 02:28 AM
Bookstore clerk: "Can I help you find anything?"
Me: "Thanks, but I won't know what I'm looking for until I find it." ;)

I literally can't fathom actually having a list, but I guess if I had one it would look like this:
1) More 1911's
2) More S&W revolvers
3) More old milsurp rifles
4) I keep meaning to get around to building an AR


September 16, 2003, 05:14 AM
Safari Rifles...even though I live in TN. I must have read too many capstick books...or maybe Robert Raurk. Either way, I want this one:

September 16, 2003, 06:13 AM
1. 1911-type gun
2. AR-15, probably Bushmaster
3. Over/Under shotgun. Not sure what brand though. I want decent quality, but have no desire to pay thousands of dollars for gold engraving and a fancy name.

Other than that, I'm not in need of much else. Of course, I've yet to meet a gun I didn't like, so when the occasional deal falls at my feet, my needs can change rapidly. :D

I just picked up a Springfield XD9 Subcompact, which was formerly on top of this list.

September 16, 2003, 06:42 AM
Who knows? I have plenty of carry guns and rifles/shotguns. I`m not saying I won`t buy more but it depends what I see. I`m collecting Smith revolvers and I just grabbed a Model 58 last week.:D Tough to find and I was deliberately avoiding the dealers. Damn you THR For Sale section!:cuss: :banghead: :D

September 16, 2003, 06:59 AM
Whatever is on sale for the C&R special of the month.

September 16, 2003, 07:06 AM
1. a barrel and some original Sig parts (the Canadians that cloned it didnt do a very good job on the trigger bar and such) for the Sig 228 clone I'm building.
2. Taurus M65 .357magnum, 6 shot, 4" barrel, blue
3. Taurus M94 .22lr, 9 shot, 4" barrel, blue
4. Enough parts to assemble an AR15 top half to add to the spare complete lower sitting in my safe.

Not included in the list are any C&R deals that pop up, or any good deals on rifle parts kits (FAL, AK, etc).


September 16, 2003, 08:04 AM
1) That new Kel-Tec 9mm kurz wizz gun!! :D Just because!! ;)

2) The, as yet not for sale to anyone, Taurus 9mm Parabellum revolver!! I've always wanted one of these!!! :evil:

3) Maybe another 1911 of some kind, although not a Kimber!!! :rolleyes:

Brian Williams
September 16, 2003, 08:10 AM
S&W M&P somewhere around 1905 4th change 5" barrel
Ruger Blackhawk 45 colt
build an AR

Edited to add a CZ 52 someday, everyone needs at least 1 Commie block auto.

plus too many other dreams that come and go

Mike Irwin
September 16, 2003, 09:21 AM
X = lots and lots

Y = Whatever strikes my fancy at a particiular point in time.

September 16, 2003, 09:35 AM
Would conversion kits be considered a 'gun'? If so my list is loooongg.:uhoh:

September 16, 2003, 10:08 AM
1. a 24 or 26 in barrel for my Win 1200
2. a Remington 870 Youth 20 gauge for the fiance
3. a Glock 17
4. a Fal of some type
5. lots of .22lr, 7.62x39, 7.62x51, 9mm, 12g, and 20g
6. maybe a Springfield or Para 1911 just so I have one

Zach S
September 16, 2003, 10:11 AM
1. Thompson 1927 A1. 16" bbl. Just cuz I like it, and its a hell of a deal (on layaway now, coming home in less than two weeks).

2. Mossberg 500. 18" bbl. Home Defense. (I know it should come before the tommy, but the tommy is a grand, already on layaway, and I can pick up the shotty for $250 the next payday)

3. AR-15. Not sure what brand though, but a want one with a flat-top upper and removable handle. I've got a few pre-ban mags for them collecting dust, rather than sell them to someone else, I'd rather put them to use myself:D

After those, its night sights for some of my pistols, re-finish the Colt and add a 610R ('nuther house gun), surefire fore-end for the Mossberg.

Like when I played chess in HS, I think three moves ahead with guns. When I bring the tommy home I'll pick another.

September 16, 2003, 10:39 AM
1. Intermediate sized pistol like the P2000 or USP40C. Gotta see if I like the LEM when a buddy comes to town with his.
2. M4 Super 90 when Benelli comes out with the fixed stock. Why? Because.
3. Blaser R93 *AFTER* taking a 3-day sniping course with ITTS where I'll rent a rifle. Yeah, it'll be an expensive acquisition so this is down the road.

September 16, 2003, 10:58 AM
Current list...always changing of course.

1. STI Trojan in .45 or Sig 220ST in .45....not sure which yet
2. Crane SPR replica AR
3. Walther P22 military if they would ever release it :rolleyes:
4. Build my Bulgarian 5.45 AK kit into an actual rifle instead of a box of parts
5. Have GA Precision rebarrel and restock my 700P
6. Some milsurps....maybe a No4MkI, K31 or an 03 Springfield...or maybe all of them :p
7. Some type of custom .308 AK project

September 16, 2003, 11:45 AM
1. Blaser LSR-1, already on "lay-away" from a friend of mine
2. lightweight snubbie, probably a 642
3. The Quigley rifle, at least a replica of it ;)
4. M1A pre-ban
5. SxS coach gun
6. S&W 625
7. M1 carbine, some enfields, a Finn M39, and a few more MNs, as money permits

Black Snowman
September 16, 2003, 11:46 AM
1) EAA Biathlon Basic, because I don't currently have a 22 rifle.
2) CZ85 Combat, because I don't have a 9MM and I could use it for CCW in the future.
3) CZ-97B, because I don't have a .45 yet and the ergos are perfect for me.
4) .50 BMG rifle, because I love big guns. Leaning tward the AR-50 right now but I really want a Barret Mod 82A1 but for an extra $5000 it's just not worth it. Had I gotten a credit card 3 weeks before I did I would have picked up one when I was 21 for $3000. That would have been such a good purchase!
5) .223 of some kind. Most likely a tack-driver for varmit shooting. Could be anything from a bolt action heavy barrel to a Bushmaster Varmiter, but a friend already has one so I might have to do something differant ;) Maybe a heavy barrel Ruger #1 or Browning Low Wall.
6) Custom 10/22, accurate, cheap to shoot, and you can shoot fast.
7) Lever action of some sort.
8) Single action revolver of some sort. Most likely a Super Blackhawk.
9) Low barrel revolver. I haven't found any but the Mataba but I don't want the bulk and weight added by the "automatic" feature.
10) Raging Hornet
11) Raging Bull in .454
12) The EAA 22 target pistol, IZH-35 I think?
13) SMG of some sort. Just because I like SMGs. I'd love a P90, MP5-10, UMP, or I'd even be happy with the Beretta CX4 Storm carbine.
14) AR-10T, should be as fun as my FAL and more accurate.
15) Combat shotgun
16) Nice trap gun in 20 guage
17) Nice trap gun in 12 guage
18) Browning M2HB, semi-auto would be fine.
19) GE Mini, because it's a massive waste of money ;)

Futo Inu
September 16, 2003, 11:55 AM
I forgot, I also HAVE to have an IZH-35 .22 pistol.....sweeeeet. Now where does it go on the list? ....

Tamara and others with NO list, god forbid, and those with [Ahhnold voice on] puny little girly-man lists of 4 or 5 [Ahhnold voice off] :) , you've been exposed as non-certifiable gun nuts. For shame, for shame... If you want the certificate, worthing of framing, get busy folks! :D

Brian Maffei
September 16, 2003, 12:58 PM
Well, whenever the BATFE decides to finally send me my C&R FFL, the list will change slightly.

1. Makarov
2. Browning Hi-power
3. Garand
4. 1911
5. CZ52
6. Enfield #4 Mk1
7. K98

September 16, 2003, 01:08 PM
I don't know what order I'll be buying these in, or if I'll ever finish up buying them, but here's my short list:

1. A pair of Sig 226's in 9mm
2. A pair of M4 type AR-15 (most likely RRA's)
3. DSA FAL Carbine
4. Mossy 590
5. Springfield 1911 Loaded
6. P7M8
7. USP Compact 9mm
8. Sig 220
9. Remington 700 Police .308 Heavy Barrel
10.Glock 21
11. S&W 66
12. S&W 627
13. Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter
14. Marlin 357 Mag Lever gun
14. Marlin 44 Mag lever gun
15. Atleast 2 Bushy A2 AR-15
16. CETME (just to try one)
17. A Couple more SAR-1's (one just aint enough)
18. Walther P22
19. Walther P99
20. CZ 75B
21. Another 10/22
22. Mossy 500 20ga 'Trophy' (nephew's need something to hunt with)
23. M1 Garand
24. Ruger Red Label
25. S&W 629 4" Mountain Gun
26. NEF .223 Heavy barrel

Maybe some other's that look good at the time :D

Sean Smith
September 16, 2003, 01:09 PM
My list is pretty short right now.

1. A big pile of magazines for my Ted Yost custom Delta Elite (I've only got 2 right now :eek: ).
2. Browning GP-35 9x19mm. This would get a trigger job and better sights, but not much else.
3. Colt Python .357 Magnum (blued, 4" or 6", can't decide which).

September 16, 2003, 01:37 PM
1. Any Lever Action in rifle or handgun caliber, prefer one of each, but I want just one at least now.
2. Taurus PT92 SS 9mm
3. Some sort of .22LR auto loader handgun
4a. SAR-1
4. CZ 75 B 9mm
5. A Mauser 8mm
6. Springfield XD two tone full size, in 9mm or 40.
7. Dan Wesson 1911 .45
8. A Cetme
9. A FAL
10. A pump action shotgun (so inexpensive, keeps on getting pushed)
11. My own Walther P99 (my wife's is not mine sadly)
12. Glock 26
13. Thompson 1927 A-1
14. Parts for my AR lower receiver unstarted
15. A 45 Colt revolver

Whenever I can: A Mexican Obregon pistol

Considering a Para-Ord jumped ahead of the whole list when it was on sale, I kinda sway with whatever deals I can find. But I still want a dang lever action, and I want to pull some Chow Yun Fun action with the PT92!

September 16, 2003, 03:10 PM
1: STI Ranger II (is going to be my next purchase) CCW
2: H&K P7 M13
3: S&W 642 (BUG)
4: Sig P220 ST
5: CZ Rami (hopefully sometime in the next decade)
6: FN FAL .308

Not to bad....this list has become very short over the last few years. Its kinda funny though, the list is ever growing and changing. The above six though are certainly my must obtain list. I will be a very happy man upon completion.


September 16, 2003, 04:33 PM
my firearms "To Do" List:

Sell or trade Kel-Tec P11 and Ruger P89
(if trade, trade towards below)
Purchase CZ-75 B or CZ-75 SA
Get CHL License in November 03 (maybe October if $$$ allows)
Purchase bolt-action sporter rifle in .308 and a good scope
Purchase Kahr K9 before summer rolls back around, so that I'll have a gun suited for summer carry.
or, if I'm still poor as next summer rolls around, a Bersa or a Makarov instead.

I think that will satisfy my gun itches, at least for a while.

Standing Wolf
September 16, 2003, 04:35 PM
More .22 caliber pistols!

Ala Dan
September 16, 2003, 04:50 PM
gott's to get some mo' money before I can purchase anything!

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

September 16, 2003, 05:05 PM
1. K9 because I want a 9mm that's a little more concealable than a BHP.

2. S&W 617 .22 revolver for cheap practice, fun plinkin', and just 'cuz...

3. A decent BHP clone to take to the range so that my real BHP doesn't take such a beating.

4. Lever action carbine; probably a Marlin 1894 in .357 to keep my 686+ company.

5. 18" home defence shotgun; haven't done enough investigation to know what I want yet but I'm guessing it'll be either an 870 or a 500...

6. An AK clone/variant of some kind; again I don't know enough yet to know what I really want.

7. Not a gun but will cost more than some: An ARMS SIR rail system, Aimpoint and BUIS for my 16" AR. As long a I'm spending funny money I might as well get a Surefire light and a mount while I'm at it, eh?


September 16, 2003, 05:13 PM
Let's see. I'v pretty much decided to get:

1. Registered auto-sear for my FNC. Not really a 'gun', but the ATF thinks it is.
2. Integrally suppressed Ruger Mk II.
3. Taurus 905 9mm revolver. Will probably wait a bit on this one just to make sure there's no major bugs once they release it.

Would like to get sometime, but probably won't anytime soon:

1. Some sort of 1911
2. Garand
3. .22 AOW pen gun. Just for the novelty of it.

September 16, 2003, 07:09 PM
my "buy as soon and as quickly as economicly possible" gun purchase list. (this is an approximate order not set in stone)

1.Savage 10FP in .308 : and attendant doo-dads to make it a livable 600yrd and less gun.

2. Remington 870 : (possibly two) one for use by me and my wife, and possibly a second for use by my Step-duaghter

3.a "Mil-spec" style 1911 clone (possibly sistema)

4. mossberg 590A1 : for my wife (what the lady wants the lady gets) :evil:

5, and 6. two AR-15s : (just the begining of the AR collection) one A1 clone for my wife, and a "match ready service rifle" for me.

7.M-1A/M-14 type don't matter to me who made teh receiver as long as the gun is decent, safe, and functional

and Lastly, and fitting in where ever and when ever the proper amount of expendable money and "good example at right price" are present in the same place. any, or all of the following mil-surp rifles

Schmit-rubin 1911rifle or K31, No1 Mk3 and No4 SMLEs, 1903A3, M-1 Garand. or any other that catches my weird fancy :D

September 17, 2003, 12:53 PM
I figure the following will finish out the "need" list, and I can progress to the "want" list:

1) Springfield stainless Loaded 1911 (Rounds out the pistols at .22, 9mm, and .45)

2) CZ 452 rifle (fills the .22 rifle requirement)

3) Some sort of FAL (.308 is also a necessity)

Already have shotguns in 12 & 20 gauge, and rifles in 5.56, .219 Improved Zipper, and 7mm Rem Mag. These new additions should fill in the gaps in caliber rather nicely.

Now, to find the money in the budget to proceed before Maryland enacts further gun legislation...


September 17, 2003, 01:54 PM
1) AR15. still undecided on make and length, but leaning towards Bushy or RRA in 16".

2) A carbine. If I can't get an M1 and do the Hezi conversion, I'll go with the CX4 storm.

3) Another safe.

4) Round out the WW2 rifle collection with a Nagant, arisaka rifle, and carcano.

Futo Inu
September 19, 2003, 11:40 AM
Started off this thread with my "needs" at the top of my list - so now here's the bottom of the list - my wants-but-don't- 'need' (was gonna start a separate thread on this subject, but what the hey, it goes here better than starting a new thread):

[note: some of these choices are not true wants, but 'theoretical' choices if I had to pare down the numbers of firearms, or if certain or all firearms are banned, as described]

1. Theoretical: One rifle for all purposes: DSA FAL .308, 21" med. cont. bbl.
2. Theoretical: One handgun for all purposes: HK USP full-sized .45 (second choice STI double stack full-sized .45)
3. Theoretical: One turnbolt rifle for all purposes: Steyr Scout .308 Win
4. Vehicle Carry Rifle: Kel-Tec SU16 (redundant because it's on need list now)
5. If firearms are banned; game-getter: Beeman Super 12 pre-charged pneumatic, .22 pellet.
6. If firearms are banned; self-defense: RWS Career 707 pre-charged pneumatic, 9mm 50 gr pellet (1,000 fps claimed vel)
7. Rem model 7 in .260 Rem or 7mm-08 - all-purpose hunter
8. Handgun/Carbine combo (using same ammo) #1 (smallbore): M1 Carbine, converted to 5.7mm Johnson Spitfire, and Taurus Raging Hornet, converted to 5.7 Johnson (using moon clips from Raging Thirty).
9. Handgun/Carbine combo (using same ammo) #2 (largebore): Puma Lever Action .45 LC / .454 Casull, and Dan Wesson revolver .45 LC / .454 Casull
10. Cooper of Montana rifle, 21 action, Varminter Extreme model, 6mm PPC - benchrest/ultimate accuracy.
11. Rifle in .17 Rem or .22-250 - Varminter
12. 1917 Enfield, converted to .338/'06 or .35 Whelen - big game
13. Marlin Guide Gun in .45-70 or .450 Marlin - proverbial "Grizzly Gun" / all-purpose bigbore.
14. Many more milsurps - 98K, on and on.
15. Some more pistols - Walther P99, HKP7M8, Sig 239, etc.
16. A Muzzleloader
17. A crossbow
18. HK MP5, and I could go on if I want to get way unrealistic.

That's about it for now... :)

I like JeepDriver's list - see, it's longer than mine - I'm not the nuttiest one here. :)

One more thing: If I can afford the Barrett M82, then I should also be able to afford the most beautiful machine I've ever seen, the American Chopper Black Widow bike. :evil:

September 19, 2003, 12:09 PM
1. S&W .357 (don't really care what model -- I just don't have a revolver yet)

2. 1911 (probably a Kimber)

3. Mossberg Short Barrel Shotgun

4. Mac 10 or Mac 11 (I want something in full auto and that's probably the only thing I'll ever come close to being able to afford)

5. BAR in .300 WSM

September 19, 2003, 12:16 PM

1) FN Herstal BHP
2) Walther PPK
3) CZ-52
4) Beretta 92FS
5) Desert Eagle in .44 Mag
6) Walther P99
7) ARCUS-94
8) Ruger Mk.II
9) Intratec AB-10 (only for its looks)

1) Remington 700 VLS in .308
2) Bushmaster M17s Bullpup
3) Remington 870 Marine Magnum
4) Yugo SKS
6) Kel-Tec Sub2000
7) Kel-Tec SU-16
8) Bushmaster AR15A2 (20" Bbl)
9) M1A
10) Thompson 1927A1 (semi)
11) ROMAK-3
12) AMD-64 (Hungarian AK carbine)

... and an acceptable amout of ammo. :)

September 19, 2003, 02:17 PM
Stuff that I actually hope to get in the next few years:
1. Beretta 92FS
2. 12 gauge pump action riot gun
3. Parts to convert my post ban bushy into a preban M4gery, after "pre" and "post" have no meaning
4. Beretta Neos
Stuff that'd be sweet, but I won't get any time soon
1. 1911
2. M1
3. HK91 (after they open the US plant or the import ban dies)

Black Snowman
September 22, 2003, 02:29 PM
Ones I forgot or have since discovered:
BIG gun safe.
Something select fire
Bushmaster M17s Bullpup
Kel-Tec SU-16
Kel-Tec Sub2000 in .40
Milling machine and other tools for gunsmithing.
FFL and manufacturing liscences.

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