Need a new "fun" gun. Suggestions?


February 28, 2011, 01:31 PM
I have my business angles covered with regards to my firearms (Sig P220 pistol, Nori SKS) with reliable weapons, now I need something that is just out and out fun! Handgun or rifle doesnt mater, just nothing super expensive (like 700 max) but fun to shoot. Not caliber specific because i can get most ammo types through a local reloader. Was originally looking at something in 10mm but not sure. My buddies have between them 10/22s, bolt action 22s, Mark 2 pistol, Springfield 1911, Mosin Carbine, Ruger bisley blackhawk. So something other than those. Fire away (and say why)!

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February 28, 2011, 01:34 PM
M1 Carbine. You should be able to find one in your price range if you look around. Get a military one, not a Universal or similar. They are really fun to shoot, and if you reload are pretty cheap to shoot. The Korean KCI mags work well for me, and can be had for under $10

February 28, 2011, 01:35 PM
A 12 gauge Coachgun?
A 10mm Compact?
... A blackpowder handcannon! Like, literally a handcannon.

February 28, 2011, 01:37 PM
the new norinco revolver rifle seems pretty nice =)

February 28, 2011, 01:38 PM
Hard to beat the Hi Point TS Carbines... you can get them in 9mm, .40 or .45ACP and they are under $300 eveywhere... under $250 for the 9mm at most retailers.

I bring mine to the range, and at 75 yards they are accurate as heck.

The new stock also allows for attachments if you are into that sort of thing. Mine has none, but they would take optics. I am just not sure if you will get much better out of a 9mm out past 75 yards even with optics.

fallout mike
February 28, 2011, 01:41 PM
I'm with mcdonl. I've got one in .45. Lots of fun.

February 28, 2011, 01:44 PM
Kel-tec PMR-30. 30 round capacity .22WMR handgun. Runs about $500-550 right now (probably less when the demand dies down - though that likely won't happen until any possible mag capacity legislation is off the table for the year).

February 28, 2011, 01:47 PM
Me three. After checking out what was available in pistol caliber carbines I took a chance on a High Point 4595 (.45acp). So far it's been as accurate as this type of firearm usually is, 100 % in function and a blast to shoot. Mine cost $260 on-line and it solidly constructed. I'm about to start reloading .45 acp., that will be a plus.

Ck out the High Point Forum.

February 28, 2011, 01:48 PM
How about a Marlin 1894 in 357? Sounds like fun to me. It looks like you and your friends need a good lever gun and ammo can be reloaded cheap enough for a lot of entertainment.

February 28, 2011, 01:50 PM
MI Carbines are fun to shoot. Best of all young shooters aren't afraid of them.

February 28, 2011, 01:50 PM
Dude...get a 9mm carbine, like the Rock River LAR-9.

Cheap fun with hi caps...what more do you need?

February 28, 2011, 01:53 PM
get an AK platform. SGL 21 (imo) while they are still in your price range.

February 28, 2011, 01:55 PM
The Kel tec carbines and lever action sound solid. I will look into them. I have seen the carbine in 9mm at a local shop. Deffinately...different.

February 28, 2011, 02:09 PM
Kel-Sub 2000 is a very fun gun. Inexpensive to buy and use and it folds.

February 28, 2011, 02:16 PM
Or a CMMG bargain bin 223/5.56 for $599 and then get the 22lr conversion for less than $200 (chrome) and you have the best of both worlds and super cheap plinking and in a one minute conversion you got something that can reach out further and make more noise!

February 28, 2011, 02:27 PM
My recommendation is a Ruger 10/22. 10/22 are fun right out of the box but you can also make them into just about anything your little heart desires, from basic plinkers to tactical to full blown target rifles.

February 28, 2011, 02:40 PM
I bring mine to the range, and at 75 yards they are accurate as heck.

I just sighted my 995TS at 100 yards this past weekend. Removed the sights in favor of a 4x40mm scope. Lots of fun.

February 28, 2011, 03:01 PM
Really enjoy my CZ75. 18+1 - very accurate and fast. Cheap to shoot - and needs to be - can go thru nearly 100 rounds in 5 mags - can go thru a mag in 8 to 18 seconds

February 28, 2011, 08:29 PM
+1 for the ak...very cheap to shoot too

February 28, 2011, 10:51 PM
And to go with your M1 Carbine, a Ruger Blackhawk chambered in .30 Carbine.

Big boom, big flame!

March 1, 2011, 01:00 AM
.45acp Hipoint carbine with a red dot scope is fun.

March 1, 2011, 01:40 AM
44 magnum can be pretty fun. :)


March 1, 2011, 01:56 AM
Marlin 39A. Cheap ammo you guys already use, very accurate, and a action you guys don't have yet.

March 1, 2011, 01:59 AM
High Point pistol(s), $140-199.95 brand new, lifetime no questions asked warranty, American made...

Tim the student
March 1, 2011, 05:03 AM
I think a lever action .22 looks like a lot of fun.

March 1, 2011, 08:53 AM
A fun gun shuold be cheap to shoot.
If I had $700 to blow on a fun gun and already had all or most of the guns I wanted, I'd get a Ruger 10/22 and one of the Thompson kits (, a boat load of ammo and take the wife out to a nice fancy dinner.

March 1, 2011, 09:49 AM
Nothing is more fun than a .22 especially if you don't already have one. A calico pistol is on the high end of your price range.

March 1, 2011, 11:02 AM
Model 29 Smith

March 1, 2011, 11:11 AM
USFA 12 round cylinder 22Cal cowboy gun!!! They are fun.

M2 Carbine
March 1, 2011, 11:23 AM
now I need something that is just out and out fun!
Kel Tec PLR.223

S&W M&P 15-22 22LR

M1 Garand.

Rossi Ranch Hand.


March 1, 2011, 11:27 AM
9MM Carbine. :)

Tim the student
March 1, 2011, 11:32 AM
Holy smokes, for some reason I was thinking I read that you had an M1. I'll amend my suggestion to that.

They are great fun, and great guns can be had from the CMP for less than $700 now.

March 1, 2011, 01:22 PM
Come on. This just screams fun :D

March 1, 2011, 08:11 PM
1) .22LR rifle:

Lots of fun plinking away with a Ruger 10/22 semi-auto, Browning BL-22 lever action, or an older Remington Model 572 pump action.

2) AR-15:

Basic no-frills AR's are available for around $650. Inexpensive ammo, hi-cap mags, and tons of accessories can make for a lot of enjoyable shooting.

3) Single Action revolver:

When you want a break from semi-autos, there's just something about playing around with a Colt SAA (or appropiate clone), in .45LC that will just put a smile on your face.

March 1, 2011, 08:16 PM
hi point 9mm carbine, i had one, the most "fun" gun ive ever had, trust me

March 1, 2011, 08:20 PM
Where is your shotgun?

March 1, 2011, 08:33 PM
Where is your shotgun?
Exactly, where is your shotgun? I'd go with a nice older Remington Wingmaster or a Beretta 3901. Both can be had with money to spare from your $700. Go buy some ammo and some clays. Nothings more fun than dusting a clay or a quick flying little dove. Everyone has to have a shotgun. Hell, for 700 get the Wingmaster and the 10/22. Now your well on your way to the classic american gun safe.

March 1, 2011, 08:33 PM
Get a percussion revolver, a totally different shooting experience. Gets you into history in a fun way. Blackpowder guns are simpler technology, but the smoke and boom are worth it. I prefer Uberti 1851s, but you should also heft a repro 1860 and a repro Remington 1858 before buying because each feels different in your hand. The ultimate in cheapfun!

March 1, 2011, 08:49 PM
Agree about the BP revolvers. Whole 'nother experiance.

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