Old/New Firearm Dilemma


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Birdmang
July 26, 2009, 11:16 PM
I love collecting and buying firearms, as does everyone else on this forum, but I figured I would still throw it out there.

I love old guns and I love modern guns. I don't have any modern weapons, I have tons of old WWII firearms and memorabilia, and most of my shotguns/handguns/rifles were built before 1950!

I want to buy a Glock 17 but when I go to buy one I see a Tokarev handgun sitting in the case over!!!

History is just so intriguing, but at the same time I have never been around or owned modern guns, my grandfather was/is my gateway to collecting and only has the old guns. I feel that if I have an AR15 Glock he will look down on me because his Garand and P38 are much cooler.

This might sound weird but I feel that I cannot pick what to buy, something better and older always comes up!

:banghead:

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Yosemite Sam
July 26, 2009, 11:32 PM
Yeah, I hate when I'm trying to buy something cutting edge and an older model comes out -- wait what? :confused:

Just kidding, I know what you mean. The only solution is to buy them all. Get a 2nd job and sell a kidney.

Birdmang
July 26, 2009, 11:37 PM
Well I am in college and about to graduate so I only need to pay for food. If I got a Glock 19 and the Tokarev I would drop about 40 lbs but I guess thats not a bad idea?

BunnyPuncher
July 27, 2009, 10:29 AM
I have similar problems to you. I'd buy the Tok reasoning that I could buy the Glock next - I mean, it's not like there is a dwindling supply of black polymer 9mms.

What I would not realize at the time of course is that, when 2-3 months roll bye and it is time to revisit the glock purchase I will have already picked up another old gun - leaving me no money for the Glock :)

I've been "saving" for S&W 625 for about 5 months now - in that time I have bought 2 Mosins, a K31, a Savage Sporter 23a and a Hakim. Quite the savings plan :p

You are what you are. That said, don't let anyone else (your Grandpa) determine what your interests are to the point where you do not own a practical firearm (although I consider Makarovs and Tokarevs practical myself.) If you want a Glock, buy the silly thing.

stillaftermath
July 27, 2009, 10:59 AM
OT. but whenever somebody mentions the bleeping God-forsaken bleeping piece of bleeping Egyptian bleeping finger-snatching bleeping Hakim, my hands curl up into little balls to defend themselves and my testicles creep into my abdomen.

I couldn't count the numbers of times those damn things tried to eat my hands, because I don't have enough fingers left attached.

The only thing more dangerous than the action on a Hakim is the damn surplus ammo the Egyptians made for the thing.

Birdmang
July 27, 2009, 11:05 AM
Good luck with the hakim, see figure 15.

http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab90/birdmang/15.jpg

BunnyPuncher
July 27, 2009, 11:20 AM
Yeah, that sucker slams shut quicker than the jaws on a snapper. The fellow in the above picture was not aware of that (I remember reading the article.)

Quirky as all heck to operate, and I sure as heck wouldn't want to have to invade Israel with it, but at the range it is a fun gun! I had it out for the first time yesterday. As a new Hakim owner I have not yet had time to learn to despise its legendary finger munching capabilities.

stillaftermath
July 27, 2009, 05:18 PM
The last one I had ate my dog.

If you Google "Hakim figure 15" the first result is "Introduction to Organ Transplantation" on books.google.com.

This is not coincidence.

rcmodel
July 27, 2009, 05:27 PM
I feel that if I have an AR15 Glock he will look down on me because his Garand and P38 are much cooler. Ever consider that his grandfather probably looked down on him because his Cap & Ball Springfield Musket and Colt Navy revolver were much cooler then the Garand & P-38!

Buy what you want and be-damned with what everyone else thinks.

rc

Birdmang
July 27, 2009, 06:14 PM
Haha that makes sense!

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