I have $350 left over.... Decisions decisions


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Gergify
February 22, 2011, 02:52 PM
So after purchasing my Ak-47 I have about $350 left in my "firearms budget". Now i'm trying to figure out what I want to purchase. Unfortunately these will be the last firearms I purchase for a while, as I'm starting a car restoration project and the money needs to go there.

So with my $350 I've considered a few things:

1. Taurus M605. It would be nice to have a home defense firearm.
2. GSG 522pk. .22 ammo is dirt cheap, allowing me to go range a blow a lot of rounds and have fun when I don't have the $$$ for 7.62
3. SKS. Just because it seems like a reliable simple rifle.

Which do you think is the better investment in the end?

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txhoghunter
February 22, 2011, 02:53 PM
scope mounting equipment and red dot for the AK?

memphisjim
February 22, 2011, 02:54 PM
mags and ammo or sight

youngda9
February 22, 2011, 02:58 PM
Browning Buckmark and $100 of ammo...at $.04 a round for .22 ammo you can buy 2,500 rounds.

docnyt
February 22, 2011, 03:03 PM
I would try to find a used, older GSG5 though, if possible.

The SKS will cost you more in ammo but it's also a great choice.

Panzercat
February 22, 2011, 03:11 PM
Three highpoints. :D

But seriously, if this is really a home defense firearm, expect that you may have to lose it to police custody. I'd be looking for cheap and reliable, not eyecandy. A high point. Mavrick 12g... Something you can shoot but won't mind losing to the evidence locker.

kayak-man
February 22, 2011, 03:25 PM
I wouldn't get an SKS - the AK fills that role, is IMO jsut as reliable, and uses the same ammo.

A .22 would be a good idea. Either a rifle or pistol, depending on your needs.

2 other options would be: Deposit the extra $350 in a bank acount, let the intrest grow (yes, I know this will take a while) untill you come across something you REALLY like. Or, you could spend about $100 on a single shot 12guage, $200 on a tax stamp, and cut it down to a SBS :D

Really though, you probably shouldn't let my opinions anywhere near your money - theres just no way that would end well :evil:

Chris "the Kayak-Man" Johnson

fallout mike
February 22, 2011, 03:34 PM
what memphisjim said

Jorg Nysgerrig
February 22, 2011, 03:44 PM
But seriously, if this is really a home defense firearm, expect that you may have to lose it to police custody. I'd be looking for cheap and reliable, not eyecandy. A high point. Mavrick 12g... Something you can shoot but won't mind losing to the evidence locker.

The guy is talking about a $350 gun, not a $80,000 bespoke shotgun. There is a minute chance that you will be involved in a home defense shooting and even a smaller chance that your gun will be seized, never to be seen again. That certainly seems like a odd basis for making a decision over what is more or less a commodity purchase. Recommending a Hi-Point over a Taurus is like saying, "You know what, you should stick to eating potted meat food product (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potted_meat_food_product) instead of ground chuck. You never know when you might get an unexpected case of Jamaican vomiting sickness."

It might be different if he was saying, "I'd can't decide whether to get a Purdey or a Fabbri as a home defense shotgun", but come on, picking a Hi-Point over a Taurus (or even a used Glock) because of the small chance you might be involved shooting where your gun is confiscated seems to be cutting off your nose to spite your face. If you like Hi-Points for what they are, knock yourself out. If you are a bit more discerning in your tastes, you might enjoy something else more. Since most of my "gun" time if spent actually shooting or carrying, I'll take the chance and choose a gun because I like it, not because I'm afraid I will lose it one day.

To the OP's question, are you a shooter or a collector? If you are the type of guy who just likes having different kinds of guns and goes out and shoots 4 times a year, might as well get another gun. If you are a shooter, you can burn through $350 in ammo pretty quickly. If you are both, you need a bigger budget. :)

Gergify
February 22, 2011, 03:50 PM
I guess I should clear some stuff up.

I already have plenty of magazines and ammo to last me for a while. Been 'collecting' 7.62 for a while.

mcdonl
February 22, 2011, 04:00 PM
Have you considered reloading? For $350 you can get going on one or two calibers, all the quipment and supplies to load up 2000 or so rounds.

memphisjim
February 22, 2011, 04:03 PM
ok then nice optic or 12 gauge and plenty of shells

Shadow 7D
February 22, 2011, 04:05 PM
Tokarev and ammo
CZ 82 and ammo
P64, and ammo

Ammo for the AK (can get about 1.5 K rounds for that)

USAF_Vet
February 22, 2011, 04:08 PM
Nothing wrong with the Hi-Point carbines, love mine.

DoubleTapDrew
February 22, 2011, 04:37 PM
An Ultimak mount and a Vortex SPARC optic.

mingo
February 22, 2011, 06:19 PM
I would by a Smith & Wesson Sigma self defense handgun in either 9mm or 40cal. I have a 40cal and really think it's worth the money. Bud's has a good deal now.
mingo

Rail Driver
February 22, 2011, 06:23 PM
I'd buy a couple cases of ammo for that AK and get really good with it.

thorn726
February 22, 2011, 06:23 PM
ill go with some of the others- AMMO!

Roan
February 22, 2011, 06:49 PM
Mosin Nagant and ammo plus Hi-Point plus ammo? :)

Frank Ettin
February 22, 2011, 08:08 PM
You could always just stash the money until you come upon something you really want.

A_Matthew
February 22, 2011, 09:22 PM
How about a 10/22 and lots of ammo? Can't go wrong with that. Also, what kind of AK did you purchase? (If you don't mind my asking.:)) If its a $700+ Arsenal, you may want to get a cheap SKS for a beater rifle. Just my 2 cents. Matthew

bannockburn
February 22, 2011, 11:05 PM
Gergify

I would probably opt for a comparable S&W revolver over a Taurus, but that's just my preference.

Nothing wrong with the GSG522 as .22's are great fun and relatively inexpensve to shoot.
Here again I might also be looking at a Ruger 10/22 as well.

I guess I just don't see much appeal with an SKS when you've already got an AK. If it were the other way around, then I would say sell the SKS so you could get an AK.

frankenstein406
February 22, 2011, 11:09 PM
Marlin 795 and a used pistol?

doc2rn
February 23, 2011, 03:10 AM
Marlin 39A, Used S&W Mod 10 or 60, or a used G19 would be my front runners.

Panzercat
February 23, 2011, 10:43 AM
@ Jorg
Wow. You really told me.
That three paragraphs on an $80,000 comparison made me see the light. :rolleyes:

Op is free to ignore my broken advice as he likes. That said, i thought he had said home defense somewhere that I'm not seen right now. Possibly hallusenating in retrospect.

ForumSurfer
February 23, 2011, 11:26 AM
Unfortunately these will be the last firearms I purchase for a while, as I'm starting a car restoration project and the money needs to go there.


I've restored a few cars, and it gets to be a long, time consuming money pit. Boy, it's a good thing I got out of that and built an AR or two! :rolleyes: Seriously...I'd be tempted to buy even more bulk ammo spam cans. You can never have too much. After busting your knuckles for a few hours straight, you may want to go out and burn up some ammo quickly. :)

1. Taurus M605. It would be nice to have a home defense firearm.

Always a good idea.

2. GSG 522pk. .22 ammo is dirt cheap, allowing me to go range a blow a lot of rounds and have fun when I don't have the $$$ for 7.62

More fun than you can shake a stick at. Cheap, too.

3. SKS. Just because it seems like a reliable simple rifle.

I've had 2 since the 80's and they cost $75 at walmart with a spam can cheesy chinese "military" gear. I put 20 rounds through one of them in that entire time. I don't like it. Some people love them, I just can't figure out what all the appeal is. I may throw some tech sights at it and see if I like it more, but it still feels like s 2x4 in your hands. To each his own, though.

Nushif
February 23, 2011, 02:18 PM
I like reloading. 8)

JTH
February 23, 2011, 05:53 PM
With the way thing are going economically, either buy food to store or more ammo. I look for this to be a very unstable year for the U.S. That is unless you are wealthy already!
JT

Arkansas Paul
February 23, 2011, 08:13 PM
Recommending a Hi-Point over a Taurus is like saying, "You know what, you should stick to eating potted meat food product instead of ground chuck. You never know when you might get an unexpected case of Jamaican vomiting sickness."


That may be the coolest thing I've ever read on here.


As far as your question, do you handload? If not, I would start. You can get started for $350 easily.

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