What what you buy next? What is on your list of must haves?


July 10, 2009, 08:32 PM
I'm living in Portland Oregon and might move to Seattle soon. I currently have a 10/22 and the XDm 9.
My goal is to get at least one good gun for each of the major uses; shotgun for HD and one for slug and wing, bolt long range rifle, lever for michigan deer (took my 13 pt with a 30/30 at 15yo.), some sort of AK/AR/PTR90, 22lr pistol, a 1911, a Glock to hang in the shower (http://media.photobucket.com/image/recent/CousinIT50/P1270182.jpg?t=1246319550), something smaller to CCW, and something bigger to toss in the pack for the large 4 legs.

I plan on getting out into the wilderness as much as possible before i move on to a new region so I think a large revolver is my next purchase. I have seen the debate on here about whether .380 is good for a pack gun and know there is a lot of 357 fans for this task; is there anything else i should consider?

Also, what if anything am I missing in my list of must haves?


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July 10, 2009, 08:34 PM
how 'bout taking your xdm9 over to thunder ranch oregon for a couple days? might seriously influence your next few purchases

July 10, 2009, 08:51 PM
You have to add at least one Bolt Action Milsurp to the list. Every gun owner has to have one old Bolty Warhorse. Mauser, Mosin, Enfield, Springfield, Arisaka, even dare I say a Carcano. Gotta have one of them. Then you'll buy more and it'll never end.

The Shower Glock although I can see a justification for it. I seriously think you need to up the security at your domicile if you need a Glock in the shower. This comes from a guy that carries 24/7 anywhere it's legal.

July 10, 2009, 08:58 PM
@ taliv
I am sure it would but I would rather ask for some free advise from people that seem to know what there talking about around here and save the cash for another gun.
Unless your saying I can show up at the gate with my gun in hand and the above written on a piece of cardboard. ;P

I had too. Shower Glock is funny.

July 10, 2009, 08:58 PM
AR 10 and I am going to do it right maybe a POF or an LWRC in 18 inch barrrel, don't know if I want an ACOG or nice long range scope mounted on it.

July 10, 2009, 09:06 PM
...XD40, sub-compact (for carry)

All else (ARs, AKs, high dollar 1911s, etc.) are just icing for me, certainly not "must haves."

July 10, 2009, 10:20 PM
12 gage coach gun
Ruger Single Six 22lr
American Derringer in 38/357
45 Colt Contender Barrel 10"

July 11, 2009, 09:45 PM
I only have two on my "short list". A .50 BMG single shot (or upper, like the Bohica), and a S&W K22.

July 11, 2009, 10:00 PM
My next 2 purchases are going to be a precision rifle and a STI or SVI 2011 pattern pistol.

The rifle will probably be chambered in .308 and set up for 600-800 meter shooting. I haven't decided on a bolt gun or an AR platform.

The pistol will be in .40 S&W and set up for USPSA Limited class.

Now I just need to convince myself to spend the $3000 each to get what I want.:uhoh:

July 11, 2009, 10:08 PM
I'm buying a Springfield loaded ultra compact 9mm back from a friend of mine. I sold it in a fit of foolishness a few years ago and now he is buying a house and agreed to sell it back to me. I won't let it go this time :D.

July 12, 2009, 12:15 AM
There are two that I would really like to own; Remington Model 37 Rangemaster (22) and a Winchester Model 52 sporter (22).

Rtlan, your list is pretty general. But you have the right idea. Each firearm choice serves a purpose. Sometimes you just want whatever to try out because you hear good things about them. I think a 357, 41 or 44 mag revolver would fill the hiking pack firearm. If you are truly going to hike long distances, I would go with the most lightweight models. The gun is strictly for business.

July 12, 2009, 12:46 AM
I just got the last gun I wanted and now just need to keep them all "fed" and to that end, I picked up the last set of dies for every caliber I shoot (not counting .22lr). All I am lacking is .380 projectiles!

July 12, 2009, 01:42 AM
No guns for me, just ammo! Lot's and lot's of 9mm ammo! :D

*If I can ever find any of the d@mn stuff?:rolleyes:

Ky Larry
July 12, 2009, 09:00 AM
Lately, I've developed an urge for a Win Model 88 in .308. I don't know why. I don't deer hunt anymore and I have a CZ 550 Varmint in .308 and a CZ 550 in .30-06. Can't justify it but who ever said we gun owners needed a reason?

July 12, 2009, 10:40 AM
Got a strange wanting of a NAA "EARL" and a Heritage rough rider in 32 H&R.

July 12, 2009, 11:08 AM

I've been wanting one for a while.

July 12, 2009, 11:18 AM
A Freedom Arms 4-3/4" .475 and a SOCOM II, and maybe some day a registered magnum.


July 12, 2009, 11:29 AM
I didn't hear you mention a black powder rifle, how about a compound bow, and I understand that a nice sub compact XD 45 is on the horizon from Springfield, so hold the horses and 'wait for it.'

July 12, 2009, 11:58 AM
I've been eyeballing Browning Hi-Powers lately......

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
July 12, 2009, 12:52 PM
Boberg, RFB! Boberg, RFB!!

July 12, 2009, 03:34 PM
Kimber Tac Entry II 1911 5 inch .45 with rail


Kimber SIS 1911 3 inch .45


Springfield squad scout .308


Dillon 550B

July 12, 2009, 04:36 PM
I don't NEED anything else...I've already got my bases covered...As for what I WANT to buy next???

1) An AK variant rifle....Perhaps an authentic Romanian or Yugo...Hell, If I had the money and time to spare, I'd opt for an authentic Russian model...
2) A .44 magnum revolver, perhaps either a Ruger Redhawk with full length underlug or a Smith and Wesson 629, also, with a full length underlug
3) A .30-06 rifle...Perhaps just a good old fashioned M1 Garand..I wanted a Mosin-Nagant, but with the M1 Garand, the Mosin-Nagant is pish posh compared to the legendary status and performance of the Garand; and no, you can not compete a Mosin-Nagant with a Garand...That is my personal opinion, but I STRONGLY believe it is fact..

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