Probable deal of a lifetime


May 13, 2011, 04:26 AM
So there is a possibility that I might could buy an Argentine FM Hi Power for $200. It is an estate liquidation of sorts, and the other examples that I have seen (Glock 19 + Charter 4" .44 Special Bulldog for $300) have been immaculate. I might, just to seal the deal, be willing to go up to $250. I have bought too many guns this year, and spent too much money. My Old Lady and I are looking to move and start a business in 'bout 19 months. However, this deal looks to good to pass up. She has already given me the go ahead, if that it what I want. Opinions, please?

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May 13, 2011, 05:14 AM
Just my opinion but moving and stating a business always takes more money than expected, especially in todays economy. Not to mention deals almost always seem to come along when we are trying to save. You said yourself that you have already spent too much money this year on guns.

It is a good deal, but is an Argentine FM HP really that important to you? If it was me I would let the deciding factor be which one was more important to me and my wife. It is incredibly nice of your wife to give you the green light for this, but remember you are a team and try to think which would she rather have as well.

Simply my opinion and I'm not trying to be condescending so please do not take it that way. Wonder how much she would appreciate you passing up this deal to save for your dream of opening your own business? I am not saying not to get the gun, but simply saying in the wake of every thing else that I personally would not. There will always be deals if you are willing to take the time to look.

Either way best of luck.

May 13, 2011, 11:48 PM
The FM High Power is a remarkably solid handgun, but you have to look at what you already have in the way of handguns and whether this will fill some real need or just a "need" to jump on a great deal.

If your plan is to purchase with an eye towards reselling it for a profit, then get the Argentine HP and the other two. You should be able to make $100 profit on each assuming you don't end up keeping them.

May 13, 2011, 11:55 PM
Buy it!

o Unforgiven o
May 14, 2011, 12:07 AM
Or you could buy all three, sell the other two and get the FM Hi Power for "free".

May 14, 2011, 07:49 PM
I would love to find an excellent condition Glock 19 for $300.

May 14, 2011, 07:53 PM
Our local shop just had two new Bulldogs for $250 each. Any of their hunting type rifles have been marked down a minimum of 30%. Some time back, a guy that I know had a number of absolutely NIB Belgian Browning A5 shotguns. Bought them long ago for investments. Tried to get $675. No luck. Few years back they would have easily brought $1,200 or more.

With the economy as is, there are going to be more and more deals like this. What was a great deal a few years ago is going to be more and more common place.

Not sayin' it's a good or bad deal, just sayin'.

If you can get both (Glock & Bulldog) for $300, I'd be on that like white on rice. I have no idea on the Browning.

May 17, 2011, 04:41 AM
I decided not to buy it. The first reply was the voice of reason. Put things in perspective. Will be remembered. Might need to hire you to follow me around. Friend of mine ended up buying it, so's I got to shoot it anyway. As with the other HP I have shot, got hammer bite. Aside from that, what a nice, soft shooting gun.

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