If you completely lost all of your firearms what would you buy?


June 17, 2010, 03:40 PM
If for some reason you comlpetley lost everyone of your firearms, all your ammo, and all accesories, what would you buy?

Edit to add: Let's say you lost all you guns in a natural disaster and you got reimbursed by insurance (hypothetically). What guns would you buy to restock your armory, knowing what you now know?

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June 17, 2010, 03:42 PM
I'd buy it all back; same rifles, shotguns, handguns, reloading equipment, components, etc. Hopefully insurance would help.
What I've accumulated so far is what I would want... well... I wouldn't rush to replace my Hi-Point.:o

USMC - Retired
June 17, 2010, 03:43 PM
A hit on whoever took it from me!

Rail Driver
June 17, 2010, 03:43 PM
That depends on what you mean by "lost".

If they just magically disappeared one day I'd buy a pistol, a rifle and a shotgun in order to replace those that were lost. If they were stolen, the same. If I lost my rights due to unforseen events and circumstances, I'd buy an aluminum baseball bat.

June 17, 2010, 03:51 PM
Young and poor.

If it was a poof-and-gone type of deal, id be gun-less for a few months at least. When I had the extra money, id probably go pick up another Pardner pump. They have them at my walmart for $178 brand new, which is less than I paid for mine back in 08.

June 17, 2010, 03:58 PM
The first gun I replace would be one of my shotguns. A shotgun is a versatile all purpose firearm for many uses until I can start replacing the others.

June 17, 2010, 03:59 PM
I'd buy a Polish P64 pistol, an FNP-45 pistol, a J-frame revolver in .38 Spl, and a Remington 870 Police Magnum shotgun.

June 17, 2010, 04:00 PM
Depends on how I lost em.

Did someone steal em? My first purchase would be a Mossberg 500. Because if there's thieves in my area, I want a shotgun.

Did I lose them due to an accident or something? Would probably re-purchase a Ruger New Vaquero in .45 Colt.

June 17, 2010, 04:02 PM
Another Glock and a Mossberg 500!

Friendly, Don't Fire!
June 17, 2010, 04:03 PM
First gun would be a Mossberg 500.

June 17, 2010, 04:05 PM
Fewer guns of higher quality

A Perazzi for targets
A SxS for birds
.22s in rifle and pistol/revolver, possibly a Marlin 60 and a K-22
2 handguns for CCW J-frames or similar
1 for the nightstand, N frame
1 big game rifle, 7-08, maybe another 7 mag

June 17, 2010, 04:07 PM
As long as you stay off of a boat, this scenerio shouldn't come up...

June 17, 2010, 04:14 PM
A Kimber Montana in 308
Benelli M-2 with 26" barrel
CZ 452 American
Glock 19

I can hunt anything in NA that I plan to ever hunt and be well protected. I'd take the rest of the insurance money and book some nice hunts and be happy.

June 17, 2010, 04:21 PM
What I have this very second

Mossberg 500
No 4 Mk 1
Browning HP
S&W 60
S&W 38
NAA Mini 22 Magnum

What I would get:

Browning BPS 20 gauge
Winchester/FN Model 70 7mm-08
No 5 Jungle Carbine

Browning HP
Pre Lock J Frame in 38 special only of some kind
NAA Mini 22 Magnum with the 1 1/2" barrel and holster grip
3" S&W Model 64

June 17, 2010, 04:46 PM
I would definitely replace my Colt Police Positive Special and SAA. For deep concealment I would buy another Walther PP in .32 ACP.

A good Winchester or Marlin 30 30 and a Remington 870 would round out my initial inventory.

June 17, 2010, 04:59 PM
Great question by the way.

Some are no brainers but I had to think about a few others.

45 Colt Gold Cup
M1A Supermatch
Heavy barrel AR-15
Rem 1100
T/C Contender in 32-20

That would hold me for a little while........

June 17, 2010, 05:05 PM
If having to begin anew -

1 S&W 'M&P' Snubby, .38 Special

1 Colt Model 1911 ( made before the A-1 designation, ideally, a Commercial Model)

1 Colt SAA, Long Barrel, in .45 Colt

1 Winchester Model 1897 Shotgun, 12 Gauge

1 Colt .22 Automatic, 'Pre-Woodsman' type.

1 Short Magazine Lee-Enfield No. 1, Mark III



June 17, 2010, 05:09 PM
1911 in .45 ACP

Trooper Mk III .357

AR in .223

Redhawk in .44 Mag

.22 LR pistol

Bolt gun in .308

& go from there.

June 17, 2010, 05:13 PM
Kimber Stainless Target II
Springfield XDM
2 M4 builds. Both would be BCM middies
Ruger 10/22
Ruger MK III
S&W Highway Patrolman
Remington 870
Remington (Baikal) Spartan
S&W Airweight

June 17, 2010, 05:14 PM
I learned my lesson from the last tragic boating incident.. I can't just keep buying guns to have them end up on the bottom of the ocean somewhere.

No more for me, thanks.

ETA - That would all change if someone could come up with a firearm that is part of my body.
Actually, I think I'm going to make that.. It'll be a thing on the shoulder, screw mounted.. The feeding port would have a utensil fitted to the magazine that would slice through any clothing on top of it so that you could load it through a shirt.

Then, have the thing with the role of magazine feed a belt of ammo through it, and have a nice dump-pouch pack thing to collect the belt on the other side of the chest.

I'd buy that... Belt-fed shoulder gun... I wonder what would really be wrong with that idea in terms of structural support offered by the shoulder... I'd hate to have all that stuff in there shattered into a million pieces.

June 17, 2010, 05:16 PM
I'd probably end up with about 66% to 75% of what I own. I'd likely get a bit less variety in the pistols and duplicates of some. Surprisingly, I'd also likely do away with my 22 LR firearms. Yes, they are fun to shoot and inexpensive. At this point, my most precious commodity is my time. With limited time to shoot, I'd rather shoot the calibers I like.

The other thing would be caliber consolidation. Nothing drives me crazy like feeling like a must keep a caliber in stock and it's for one single firearm. I can live without 9 mm or 40 cal or 308 or 22 LR. I can always rent something to shoot in this caliber if I really want to.

The only calibers I would own are the following:
45 ACP
12 gauge

June 17, 2010, 05:26 PM
Unfortunately that did happen to me in a divorce.

My first purchase was a Ruger MKIII. Then a 10/22 carbine, which I have upgraded with a match barrel, thumbhole stock, and KIDD two stage trigger. It is now a tackdriver extraordinaire. Then I bought a replacement for the French 8mm Lebel Birthier MLE-16 rifle I had. Then an 1851 Navy BP revolver replica. The only gun I got to keep, because I had it locked away, is my Taurus PT-145 carry gun. I also had to replace my reloading press (LEE Turret) and dies.

The guns I lost when the ex-wife sold them before the divorce went to court was:

.460 S&W 8 1/2" barrel revolver
French MLE-16 rifle
Taurus Judge revolver
Glock (I think 17) .40 S&W - that was actually hers
Stag Arms AR-15
Remmington Model Seven .300RSAUM rifle
Baretta NEOS .22 pistol
Taurus PT-92
Argentine Mauser rifle in original 7.62 mm ARG caliber
Ruger P345
Oh...almost forgot the Yugo SKS.

I had to leave them in her custody when I was deployed to Iraq. She sold them all + safe + about 4,000 rounds of various ammo for $4,000. :(

Are you crying yet? It came up in the divorce, but the judge didn't do anything about it.

June 17, 2010, 05:28 PM

June 17, 2010, 05:35 PM
S&W Model 64 4"
S&W Model 65 3"
Ithaca Model 37
Ruger #1 RSI 7x57
custom Mauser 98 scout rifle 7mm-08


June 17, 2010, 05:37 PM
Damn those tragic boating accidents anyway :)

June 17, 2010, 05:37 PM
I'd buy a Glock 26, a .22 conversion kit and a metric ton of ammo for both barrels.
Then I'd try and buy back at least one snubby and my New Agent.

June 17, 2010, 05:40 PM
S&W Model 14, Model 17, 686, and pre-war Kit Gun
Kimber 8400 Classic .30-06
Anschutz 1700
Lyman Great Plains Rifle
Browning Superposed 20 gauge

June 17, 2010, 05:50 PM
3 inch .44 magnum

replace the Ar with .22 conversion

June 17, 2010, 05:56 PM
A better Boat?

June 17, 2010, 06:11 PM
It happened to me. Lightning hit my house while I was at work. Total loss.
Insurance paid most of it, though I was a little under-insured (as I bet most of us are, heed my bad example).
My dad said to look into surplus rifles since a person could buy a lot of them relatively cheaply.
That lead me into Mosins, Enfields, Mausers, M1 Carbines, M1 Garands etc. and a C&R license. Then that lead me into reloading to feed all those hungry mouths.
Now I'm in deeper than I ever was.
Doesn't exactly answer your question, though the first new gun I bought was a Kimber .45 Tactical Pro II.

June 17, 2010, 06:14 PM
M14 and a 1911

June 17, 2010, 06:17 PM
I could be content for the rest of my life with a Kimber 1911 45ACP.

Tim the student
June 17, 2010, 11:13 PM
I'd buy back most of what I own(ed) - except for the 10/22.

June 17, 2010, 11:27 PM
a 870 HD shotgun would be first, then a couple1911s, then AR-15s with all the neat add ons,
and a few K rds for weapons,

June 17, 2010, 11:31 PM
Why, Kimbers and Glocks, of course...Probably start with the G 19...

June 17, 2010, 11:37 PM
My minimum (prolly wouldn't replace all.....got too many now)

Glock G26
Freedom Arms Model 83, 22lr/22wmr
Freedom Arms Model 83, .454/45 Colt
Colt Series 80

Mossberg 500, 20" hi-cap pump
Stoeger Uplander, SxS 12 ga

TC G2, .204, 22lr, 17m2
AR, 223
Win 70, 7mm mag
Savage FVSS, 22wmr

June 17, 2010, 11:38 PM
For a pistol, it'd be another Glock 23
For a .22, it'd probably be another Marlin 60
For a shotgun, I'd probably go the Benelli route
For a centerfire rifle, well, hmmm, I really like my RRA LAR 6.8

June 17, 2010, 11:44 PM
If you completely lost all of your firearms what would you buy?

One Bourbon, one Scotch, one beer.

June 17, 2010, 11:49 PM
If I was completely reimbursed, I'd definitely get a glock, Remmy 870 wingmaster, AR-15, and a custom 1911

June 18, 2010, 12:02 AM
I’m underinsured so replacement is out; I guess some brand plastic .45acp and pocket .380 for carry, a 12 gauge and a .22cal and the rest would be spent on ammo.

June 18, 2010, 12:08 AM
I'd replace my small frame .38 with a small frame .357, seriously consider replacing my .40 cal Glocks with 9mm's, and maybe replace my 590A1 with a plain jane 500. Then I'd take whatever was left over and put it towards a CZ with good glass to replace the 10/22 that I sold off a few years ago.


Jim Watson
June 18, 2010, 12:23 AM
You know, I used to fantasize along those lines.
Then my house burned. Due to the efforts of the fire department and my friends, most of my guns were recovered in good or at least salvageable condition - I am running them through the gunsmith shop now. Nearly everything else was lost; burnt, smoked, wet, or combinations, not to mention wear and tear on me. I try to avoid tempting fate again by such speculation.

Ignition Override
June 18, 2010, 12:28 AM
First, .22 LR, a heap of Russian-made 7.62x39, then Prvi .303 ammo and Lee reloading gear.

Followed immed. by a .22 rifle, SKS and Lee-Enfield "Jungle Carbine". I never buy a gun without first having the affordable ammo.

June 18, 2010, 12:29 AM
A phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range

June 18, 2010, 01:33 AM
Most of them I would just get exact (or better) replacements for, a couple I wouldn't bother with ( like the 2" 9 shot H&R .22, what in god's name was I thinking? ok I know, $25 nib OTD), and some I would just cry over; how could I ever replace Dad's Gold Cup, or his K-38?

June 18, 2010, 03:39 AM
I don't think anyone has said it yet, so I will. Are we talking about a natural disaster or some such where your renters/homeowners/property insurance reimburses you? If we are, would this insurance company pay you what those firearms cost now, or how much you paid for them? This is important because I came back to the states and bought my first couple pistols and rifles during the height of The Obama Panic. I didn't even realize I was paying too much until around mid summer 09. I was also buying from a gun store that I later found out charges a good 10% more. They have great customer service and are very friendly and helpful (which is largely why the wife and me bought from them back when neither of us knew a damn thing about firearms), but they charge a premium.

So to sum up, if the insurance paid me what I paid for them back then, I could buy everything again and probably come out a good grand ahead. Especially when you take the drop in ammo prices since then into account, that alone would save me probably $100 or so.

I would get everything all over again, with the exception of the wife's Walther P22.

June 18, 2010, 03:46 AM
I'd replace the basic categories I have here already.

SD/HD handgun - Browning HP to replace the rossi .38 and FEG 9mm
22 lr - probably a mossberg 44 or 144 to replace the mossberg 44
shotgun - either a mossberg 500a or remington 870
BP rifle - whatever I'm comfortable with... it's for hunting
centerfire rifle - either a savage or weatherby in .308 to replace the .30-06, .308, .30-30, etc. for hunting.

June 18, 2010, 04:24 AM
One Bourbon, one Scotch, one beer.
...and scheme on how to convince my wife to let me rebuild the collection, ASAP!

June 18, 2010, 08:10 AM
Are we talking about a natural disaster or some such where your renters/homeowners/property insurance reimburses you? If we are, would this insurance company pay you what those firearms cost now, or how much you paid for them?

Depends on the company, for theft I got 1k coverage for anything else it’s replacement.

According to my agent they replace with the least expensive available, so if you claim 12 gauge pump you’ll get a Mossberg instead of the model 12 you lost.

June 18, 2010, 08:29 AM
I'd have to borrow something for a while. If my duty gun just up and disappeared, I'd be out a job and therefore have no money to buy guns.

June 18, 2010, 08:48 AM
A Winchester shotgun and a Glock...I would start there

June 18, 2010, 09:11 AM
M&P9 compact, M&P.45 full size, Kahr PM9, Ruger MKII.
AR15 (S&W or Daniel Defensea), Kimber 84 Classic in .308, CZ 452 American.
Rem 870s, 1 with 18" and 1 with 28" barrel, Rem 1100 in 20 gauge.

That would be my initial restock. Of course I'd need lots of ammo and accessories too.

June 18, 2010, 10:33 AM
Interesting question. I have quite a few antique rifles (mostly WW2 stuff) that I doubt I'd replace. It was fun accumulating them and I intend to keep them for now, but I don't think I'd do it all over again if they were all somehow lost. Similarly, I'd not replace guns that I've kept for sentimental reasons, simply because they're inherently irreplaceable and getting a another gun of the same make and model would just not be the same. I also have a few guns in the collection that are basically redundant, so I wouldn't rush to replace those either.

In the end, here are the basic firearms I'd replace. I'm actually a little shocked at just how short the list is.

1) an AR15
2) a compact 9mm handgun
3) a 12-gauge pump shotgun
4) a scoped Remington 700
5) a Ruger 10/22
6) a semiauto .22 handgun

June 18, 2010, 10:44 AM
I would replace my XD45 Tactical with another XD45 Tactical...

My Glock 27 with another Glock 27...

My Taurus 905 9mm with a 3" Ruger SP101 .357 magnum...

My S&W 637 .38 with an XD45 compact.

Rio Laxas
June 18, 2010, 10:50 AM
The first thing that I would buy is a replacement Glock 20.

June 18, 2010, 01:24 PM
I like my stuff, I think I'd buy it all back. I'd be more finicky about the condition of the barrel in my Mosin and I'd make sure the Marlin 60 had a *$^&# magazine tube this time. Aaaaand I think I'd save up a few more pennies and get a fat barrel on the Rem700. But otherwise, I don't think the neophyte would be able to tell one collection from the other.

June 18, 2010, 01:31 PM
I think I would immediately buy my CC pistol, My AR, and a my Shotgun (probably my SxS). But I would like to get it all back eventually. I could do without my Mossber 88 and my Mini 14 but everything else is a have to have.

June 18, 2010, 04:19 PM
I'd buy a revolver with a lanyard so that I couldn't lose it.................:D

June 18, 2010, 04:47 PM
If for some reason you comlpetley lost everyone of your firearms, all your ammo, and all accesories, what would you buy?

A coffin...

June 18, 2010, 05:01 PM
Are we talking about a natural disaster or some such where your renters/homeowners/property insurance reimburses you? If we are, would this insurance company pay you what those firearms cost now, or how much you paid for them?

Depends on the company, for theft I got 1k coverage for anything else itís replacement.

According to my agent they replace with the least expensive available, so if you claim 12 gauge pump youíll get a Mossberg instead of the model 12 you lost.

That's why I've started taking pics of everything (not just the firearms) and writing down serial #s to keep in the fireproof safe.

June 18, 2010, 05:08 PM
Ruger red label SxS 20g
Rem 1894c 38/357
Colt Diamondback 38
Glock 19
Colt 45

June 18, 2010, 05:10 PM
a magnum.

June 18, 2010, 05:24 PM
Come to think of it, while I'd get busy replacing Glocks and Kimbers first, (as per my earlier post) I might not replace some of these unfired "safe queens"...AR's, bolt hunting rifles, even some handguns...while I may have more than I need, I don't have as many as I want...strange, huh...? Probably need to sell some...naw.....

June 18, 2010, 05:25 PM
I guess I'm coming at it differently. As a farmer, the most immediately indispensable firearm is a .22 rifle.

William Lee
June 18, 2010, 05:33 PM
Definitely the Pardner Pump from NEF for its durability and versatile nature. Cheap as hell and shoots reliably. After I build up my bankroll I'd replace my Marlin 336 (though I couldn't replace the beautiful pre-1984 walnut stock) and round out the stable with a S&W.

Tim the student
June 18, 2010, 05:43 PM
That's why I've started taking pics of everything (not just the firearms) and writing down serial #s to keep in the fireproof safe.

You could also email a document (and photos) to yourself. If everything in my house is destroyed, at least that type of stuff will be stored on gmail's server. Not bad to do for irreplaceable photos etc either. They won't be original, but at least I'll be able to have new prints made of the image.

June 19, 2010, 12:37 AM
Extra insurance and all, by the time I replaced my Colts and my Luger I suspect I'd be running short of funds. Some of my stuff just isn't easy to replace.

June 19, 2010, 10:24 AM
A Baer, Brown, or Dan wesson 1911 and lots of .45 ammo.

June 19, 2010, 11:05 AM
I'm pretty satisfied with the choices I have made over the years. But this is a priortized list and the buying would probably follow this path more of less if I were starting from scratch today. Let's assume that a house fire happened and all my firearms were destroyed. I would eventually buy quite a few 22 rifles, but they would follow other calibers and choices.

(1) 22 rifle; probably a Marlin Model 60.
(2) 22 pistol; either Ruger Mark II/III or Browning Buckmark
(3) 270 win rifle; probably Remington M700 BDL for deer hunting
(4) Carry gun; probably Smith 442/642
(5) 41 mag; Model 57 Smith
(6) 22 Revolver; probably Smith Model 17 or 4" Colt Diamondback
(7) 357 mag revolver; Colt Trooper Mark III
(8) 12 ga shotgun; probably Browning pump
(9) 12 ga shotgun; probably Remington 870 Police w/ extra rifled barrel
(10) 357 mag revolver; 3" Ruger GP-100 (field and home defense)
(11) Glock M23
(12) Ruger Mini-14 w/ 10 Ruger mags
(13) Remington 547
(14) Remington 541-S

Some of these are on my buy list. The list is almost 50-50 long guns versus handguns.

June 19, 2010, 12:18 PM
Being a city boy, I'd start with a new pocket gun in .380 ACP or .38 Special.

June 19, 2010, 12:19 PM
30/06 bolt action rifle scoped real simple any make works

Erik M
June 19, 2010, 12:27 PM
ruger sp101/gp100 in 38/357

mossberg 500

marlin mod 60 .22

June 19, 2010, 01:58 PM
.45 auto
308 bolt
12ga pump
pretty basic to start over again.

June 20, 2010, 12:19 AM
A 3" 686.

Ala Dan
June 20, 2010, 10:44 AM
Les Baer Stainless "Stinger"
Smith & Wesson: models 19, 27, and 442/642
Rock River Arms "Operator Elite" in .223
Remy 12 gague 870 Marine Magnum

Cap'n Jack Burntbeard
June 20, 2010, 04:52 PM
Some damn booby-traps.

June 20, 2010, 08:13 PM
:cool:if i had to replace my guns, i would get a taurus pt145 and a glock 26.

Sauer Grapes
June 20, 2010, 08:17 PM
There's no way I could replace all my stuff with insurance money.{I don't think}

First thing would be a another carry gun. I need my Sig.
Second: New O\U sporting gun.
Third: New O\U 28ga. field gun

After that, I'm not sure how many other guns I would replace. Some are family heirlooms that a replacement, just wouldn't be the same.

June 20, 2010, 10:01 PM
Even if insurance was to pay out enough I have some rifles I just plain couldnt replace whether because of sentimental value or there just arent many out there.

Operating under that assumption I'd get a Sako 75 in .25-06, BLR in .358 Win, Ruger 10/22, Browning Gold 12 gauge, and a Citori XT Trap Un-Single combo. With those I'd be able to do just about everything I need done.

June 21, 2010, 10:56 AM
If I "lost" all my guns, I'd buy Ginkgo biloba.

June 21, 2010, 04:53 PM
1917 S&W .45 acp revolver first and formost, then a BHP, then a 1911, then everything else.

June 21, 2010, 05:02 PM
I would try to rebuild my collection as it is now. I doubt that would be entirely possible due to the rarity and custom nature of several arms, but I would undoubtedly begin with a M17 to begin modifications, and something like an M1Carbine and/or shotgun for defense. Then slowly try to recover the remainder.

That said, a firesafe (and good security) is a heck of a thing. Add in the fact that I live at the top of a hill (if it floods, I should have plenty of forewarning so I could build an ark), in an area not typically subject to a violent natural disaster, so a complete loss seems very unlikely.


June 21, 2010, 06:22 PM
I like handguns and history.

1. Uberti 1862 Police 36 cap & ball (or a 1851 Colt Navy "Man With No Name" 38 special conversion)
2. Remington 38 Special Conversion
2. Uberti or Cimarron Model P in 357/38
3. Ruger Blackhawk 45 Colt
4. 1911 Springfield Mil-spec
5. Beretta 92FS
6. Ruger GP-100 or Dan Wesson or Smith & Wesson 357 Magnum
7. TC Contender Super 14 in 223 (with scope)

June 21, 2010, 06:40 PM
I'd probably stick with what I have:

.45 1911A1
.45 Ruger Vaquero
9mm HiPower
.32 Keltech - maybe go for a .380
12 GA Model 12
6.8 SPC AR15
6mm Model 700 - maybe go for a Garand
30-30 Model 94
.223 Ruger Mini-14
.17 Savage 93
.357 Rossi Snub nose

June 21, 2010, 06:51 PM
Easy: One of each of everything that I've currently got. If possible, I'd also trade up in any spots where the collection might have a representative sample that is less than stellar, though I must confess to being happy with what I have.

June 22, 2010, 12:39 AM
assuming i had to come entirely out of pocket without any insurance, i would likely start with the basics.

12 ga pump- winchester 1300 with turkey barrel or remington 870 with 18"bbl and 26" bbl.

a 4" .357 magnum. GP100, SW 19, SW 66, Security Six, etc.

a used but in good shape bolt action rifle. Remington or a savage in .270/30-06/.308

and another ccw. bersa 380, sig p6, or a sw 642. something along those lines.

and then i would begin rebuilding my collection as time and money allowed.

June 22, 2010, 12:58 AM
If I got replacement value for the guns, ammo, and accesories, then I would buy an M-16, M-60, couple of Mac-10s, and maybe a Browning 1919 and enough ammo to feed them for awhile.

After that I would replace about half of the guns I now own, but even that would take me awhile. If I only got what I paid for them, then I'm way behind the power curve as I usually only buy when I find a great deal and couldn't possibly be able to replace them today for what I bought them for.

F-Body Demon
June 22, 2010, 06:23 AM
M1A Scout 18" in a Sage EBR setup, bipod front grip, 4x scope and a 1 point sling; as well as 10 20rd Springfield Mags in 5 pouches in Coyote Tan.

Springfield XDm in 45ACP no lazer, no flashlight no side mounted glock sights :D. Just the pistol and 6 mags with three dual mag hard pastic mag holders also in Coyote Tan.

Finally a Remington 870 12ga 18" with folding stock and exteded mag tube.

All three in Black.

Then I can go on my walkabout :neener:

June 22, 2010, 11:26 AM
Glock 19
Remington 870
AK47 Variant

June 22, 2010, 11:55 AM
I'd probably get all different firearms. As much as I love the guns I have, if I could start over with the funds (or without). I would go in a different general direction so I could experience owning quite a few different firearms. I would follow suit with wideym and pickup mostly full auto at first (as these could be the hardest to get in the future). Well I would get another 8-shot S&W 357, but a different model.

Happy Shooting

June 22, 2010, 02:17 PM
Depending on the insurance settlement, I'd try to get pretty much what I have now. I spent some time selecting my guns and I am happy with them.

June 22, 2010, 02:22 PM
I would take all of the insurance money and donate it to ACORN and Obama's 2012 reelection campaign.

June 22, 2010, 03:19 PM
Many good choices here.

For me, the first replacement would be my CCW I would get a HK P30 LEM 9mm.

Then a double barrel hammer gun in 12ga for home defense, then a SCAR with, for me, the proper accouterments, and then a S&W 642 (probably Used pre lock) and put a set of Crimson Trace Laser grips on it. Then a couple of 1911 Springfield Professionals one with rails one without. Then a Ruger 22cal rifle and pistol.


HK P30 LEM 9mm - CCW
12ga Double Barrel hammer gun - Primary Home Defense
FN SCAR MK 16s 5.56 NATO, Aimpoint H-1 on Larue mount, Surefire X300
S&W 642 (no lock) 38spl of course with Crimson Trace laser grips
1911 Springfield "Professional/Operator" rail gun with Surefire X400 with DG switch 45acp of course
1911 Springfield "Professional" 45acp of course
MK II Ruger 22cal pistol (yes the older used Mk II)
10/22 Ruger semi auto 22cal carbine

These would be the first guns/weapons I would acquire if I was wiped out and had funds to replenish them.

Just my way, for my purposes.

Good luck.


June 23, 2010, 05:01 AM
If I wouldn't replace all of them but I would buy back.
1 My Mossberg 590
2 my Springfield Armory M1A
3 my Colt H Bar
4 my Ruger 10-22
5 my S&W .22 LR K22 masterpiece
6 my S&W Mod 27 357 Mag
I would replace My combat modified Colt goverment with a FN FNP 45ACP.
I would replace my Savage 110FP with a worked over to Marine Corp Spec's Remington model 700 with a leupold 10X fixxed power tatical scope.
I think I might get a couple of Arsanel AK-47


June 23, 2010, 10:55 AM
First things I'd replace would be the Remington 870 pump in 12 gage, and the 4" 357 stainless Taurus. After that I'd get a PT92 - 9mm, a 45 ACP auto (24/7 Pro), a 38 2" snub, a 22LR revolver and an auto both longer barrels, and another Hi Point 9mm 'cause it's fun to shoot. This is what I have now and am happy with them all.

June 23, 2010, 11:37 AM
I'd be forced to downsize, since most of mine were given to me by my dad and grandpa and I couldn't replace them. A substitute wouldn't be the same. The first purchase would be a 12 ga semi-auto for clays and doves, then probably would buy a Marlin 60. As money allowed I'd try to replace a couple of my milsurps, probably the K98 and K31 first. Both of my handguns were gifts and I've never done too much research into purchasing one, so I couldn't name a definate model without looking into it more.

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