How would you spend $2000?


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Olympus
March 6, 2012, 11:01 PM
I'm trying to muster up the discipline to save up about $2000 for a gun/guns. Help me think of some ways to spend it. I'm thinking either one SUPER nice gun or two nice guns. I'm not really interested in suggestions like "Buy a Mosin Nagant and spend the rest on ammo". I'm thinking something seriously unique and cool. But not something that will be too nice to shoot or something that shooting will hurt the collector value. Since my gun fund has never seen $2000 at one time, I'm not familiar with what the options are in that price range. So help me out here. Rifle and/or pistol!

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Ranger30-06
March 6, 2012, 11:07 PM
If I had $2K to dump right now, the first thing I'd go for is a Benelli M4 and more mags as well as a better sight for my Saiga .308. I'd be all set then!

Nothing screams your criteria like a decent AR-10 with good glass and a nice stock and bipod. Then start slammin the 500 steel targets!


Edit: after thinking about it, I wouldn't buy a Benelli. I really don't need a $1400 shotgun... I'd be jumping on the AR-10 bus...

TurtlePhish
March 6, 2012, 11:10 PM
....put a Nightforce on a stock 10/22. :neener:

Tomcat47
March 6, 2012, 11:10 PM
I would pay it on light bill as far as it would go..........:scrutiny:


No really ......... Another Colt LE6920 Probably and a lot of ammo! :D

snakeman
March 6, 2012, 11:20 PM
i would spend it on a downpayment for a 4x4

Sergei Mosin
March 6, 2012, 11:21 PM
For the combination, how about a Ruger No.1 and a Colt 1911?

Positivity
March 6, 2012, 11:23 PM
Kriss Vector carbine with a few of their extended mags, and a sight.

This gun is really cool.

marksman13
March 6, 2012, 11:30 PM
An AR-15 in 458 SOCOM with a Nikon 3x9x40 and a couple hundred rounds of ammo. Plus an OD Glock 20 if I could find one, and a couple hundred rounds for it. Unique enough and won't break the bank, plus I could use both for hunting.

1stmarine
March 6, 2012, 11:31 PM
A) Ed brown or LEs Baer 1911 ..I am not into 1911's but I can appreciate something beautiful
B) Find the Savage PNP-SAF version limited run for the Philipines Special police. below 1/2 moa out of the box and then buy a glock 31 to go with it.
http://www.gunreports.com/news/news/Savage-Arms-Model-10-sniper-rifle-Phillipines-National-Police_1361-1.html

Saakee
March 6, 2012, 11:33 PM
Kriss Vector carbine with a few of their extended mags, and a sight.

This gun is really cool.
this. I thought I was the only person wanting one of these.

snakeman
March 6, 2012, 11:38 PM
As far as spending 2 grand on guns, I would have to go with two er shaw mkVII rifles. One in matte stainless with a pepper stock in 17 fireball with a 22" barrel, the other in 8x57 mauser with a 22" matte stainless barrelled action in a nutmeg laminate stock, both would have helical fluting and wear leupold scopes.

EchoM70
March 6, 2012, 11:38 PM
I would get a SAKO 85 Hunter in 30-06 with a Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40.

That's always been my dream setup.

Olympus
March 6, 2012, 11:41 PM
Those Kriss Vectors are very cool looking. I have no idea what they cost, but is it possible to do a full auto and a short barrel for $2k?

Is it possible to do any kind of other full auto for $2k or am I just dreaming?

Saakee
March 6, 2012, 11:42 PM
Those Kriss Vectors are very cool looking. I have no idea what they cost, but is it possible to do a full auto and a short barrel for $2k?

Is it possible to do any kind of other full auto for $2k or am I just dreaming?

A bone stock kriss is about 1700, fully kitted out, an other 1k.


4500 is about the low amount for full auto fun.

Olympus
March 6, 2012, 11:53 PM
Figured I was just dreaming on the full auto. But having one that's not full auto would seem like buying a new Camaro with a V-6. I'd want the muscle!

I will keep looking I think.

Positivity
March 6, 2012, 11:55 PM
I must be misunderstanding something here. I thought that anything full auto from after 1986 was illegal, unless for military or police use.

Unless, of course, you aren't from the U.S.

J-Bar
March 7, 2012, 12:00 AM
You want to be able to look at it, handle it, shoot it, maybe re-sell it someday...

Colt Python.

I don't happen to own one at the moment, but I have owned one in the past. Held its value, shoots where it is supposed to, and you can re-sell it in a flash if you must. I had to. Stuff happens.

Inebriated
March 7, 2012, 12:12 AM
Hmm... $2000.
Well, honestly right now I'd buy an Orange Thunderverb 200W, but I'd still have to add about a grand (guitarists should know this).

But for just gun stuff, I'd say the Saiga 7.62x39 I've been planning for a while. That would come to around $1200, so I'd have $800 left. With that I'd either build an AR or just get ammo for the rest of the toys.

InkEd
March 7, 2012, 12:35 AM
DMR fun: M1A with an optic and couple spare 20rd mags.

Cowboy Set-Up: 2 New Vaqueros, Henry Big Boy and Stoeger Coach Gun.

Tim37
March 7, 2012, 01:01 AM
i would buy me a double barrel 12 gauge with hammers. i like hammers dam it.

mgmorden
March 7, 2012, 01:05 AM
Shooting tastes vary so much that without giving some indication as to what you're into, this question's answers will be of little value to you.

That said, for the past year or so I've been getting more and more into USPSA, and I've been wanting to move from Production division to Limited, so if I had $2000 to spend on a gun I'd get an STI 2011 based gun setup for Limited (.40S&W, Magwell, etc):

http://www.dawsonprecision.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=80001317-1326224428

needmorecowbell
March 7, 2012, 01:13 AM
I'd get an AR and a 1911, probably Colt's but wouldn't have to be.

baylorattorney
March 7, 2012, 01:26 AM
Thats how I know this is the high road. Nobody said "hookers and blow.". Hahah.


Judge a man not by the answers he gives, but by the questions he asks. - Voltaire

blarby
March 7, 2012, 02:19 AM
Thats how I know this is the high road. Nobody said "hookers and blow.". Hahah. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: True !

OP : What are some "holes" if you will, in your current collection ?

We could recommend stuff till we're blue in the face, but we might be duplicating, or going far from your desires....

Not that anyone "NEEDS" anything in this fashion...but what are you looking to do with this acquisition ? Or just lookin to blow $2k on arms and ammo ?

I mean, realistically... You could purchase a Glock handgun, A Mossberg Shotgun, and a decent savage Bolt-action with glass....and still have room to spare for cans of rounds.

Whatcha missin ? Pistol....semi-auto....big bore.... precision smallbore with glass ?

If I had to chose ONE with that budget, knowing my own stock, I'd go with a reasonably priced NEW M1A, and a bag of mags... Anything leftover I'd pitch into quality Projos and powder

1858remington
March 7, 2012, 02:27 AM
I always wanted a Semi auto version of the German MG42 belt fed 8mm.
Of couse a 8ga double barrel muzzle loader would be fun.

bsheets20061
March 7, 2012, 02:57 AM
new sig platinum in 40 cal, and one of the sig m400's

Saakee
March 7, 2012, 03:00 AM
Figured I was just dreaming on the full auto. But having one that's not full auto would seem like buying a new Camaro with a V-6. I'd want the muscle!

I will keep looking I think.
Oh, you wanted one in full auto? join the military, get in a sog team, and then request it for cqb, your CO might be willing to let you use one if you're in the right kind of team. A full auto kriss for a civilian ain't gonna happen unless you work for academi or some other pmc. the 4500 is for something like a 1960s sten, not a new weapon.

MistWolf
March 7, 2012, 04:08 AM
Valmet in 556

ms6852
March 7, 2012, 04:13 AM
I would buy this in nickel.

http://www.usfirearms.com/cat/bisley.asp

or this.

http://springfield-armory.com/armory.php?version=46

iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns
March 7, 2012, 05:43 AM
+1s to Kriss Vector and hammered double-shotgun, that kriss looks super sweet the way it absorbs the recoil, and it' be sweet to have that and my sidearm that take the same ammo- .45acp.
I like hammers on double-bbl scattergun too dammit! :)

First thing i'd honestly go for is a Springfield M1a, and a good amount of mags for it too. I've been lusting for one of these for a little while now, it's at the top of my list. After buying that I'd consider putting the rest towards the Kriss or double-scatter, neither of which I own yet, but i'd also be inclined to pumping up my mag collection for the guns I already own, and I never have enough ammo! (sorry I did read the original post and all the others, but there is no such thing as enough ammo!)

valnar
March 7, 2012, 07:29 AM
It's not terribly unique, but a Vz.58 is great. Fun to shoot, cheap to shoot, and your friends probably don't have one.

pockets
March 7, 2012, 08:25 AM
How would you spend $2000?
I'd buy a pair of tickets for 'anywhere with a beach/sun' and treat my wife to a surprise get-away.

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Olympus
March 7, 2012, 08:31 AM
To answer some questions.

No real holes in my collection. I've got guns for every purpose so this would strictly be for fun.

I'm not interested in competition guns. I live in a rural area and the closest actual range where they have competitions is too far to drive on a regular basis.

Ranger30-06
March 7, 2012, 09:25 AM
To answer some questions.

No real holes in my collection. I've got guns for every purpose so this would strictly be for fun.

I'm not interested in competition guns. I live in a rural area and the closest actual range where they have competitions is too far to drive on a regular basis.
Do you have a good chunk of land? Cause now your really pushing the AR-10/long range setup! :D

Olympus
March 7, 2012, 09:59 AM
Do you have a good chunk of land? Cause now your really pushing the AR-10/long range setup! :D

300 yards is the longest I can stretch out to right now.

JustinJ
March 7, 2012, 10:00 AM
I'm in a similar boat. Last year i did a HK USC to UMP conversion. Right now i'm considering a VZ58(5.56 or 7.62) and a Saiga 223 to convert, a DSA FAL or a .45 can. Honestly though your question is just way too broad. Only you know what you like to shoot so narrow it down to a few options and then ask about those.

I considered the KRISS before doing the UMP. The recoil system is really cool in full auto but I don't see the point in a semiauto. Also, i heard they can be finicky with ammo.

Olympus
March 7, 2012, 10:01 AM
I've kind of wanted a nice Cooper rimfire with a nice scope, but don't know if that's going to be in my price range. Cooper's website is pretty poor in terms of looking at photos and getting an idea on price.

Superdave70_02
March 7, 2012, 10:15 AM
Get a 10/22 and deck it out with an aftermarket stock and as much match grade stuff as you can get your hands on.

You will have a beautiful rifle that you can shoot every day if you want and never have worry about bringing down the value.

parsimonious_instead
March 7, 2012, 11:00 AM
Except for an AR-15, there isn't a single firearm that I've wanted to own, that I haven't acquired. I have a nice mix of centerfire and rimfire handguns, rifles, and I also have a nice pump action 12-gauge.
So about that $2000? I think now is a really, really good time to buy lots and lots of ammo.

230therapy
March 7, 2012, 11:28 AM
$2,000 doesn't buy much nowadays. Keep this in mind when you got to the gun store and don't fall over from a heart attack.

You won't be able to get a good rifle and a quality optic (assuming a new gun). Consider that a good AR-10 style rifle from LaRue or Noveske costs at least $2500. Knights are crazy expensive at $4,000+. Quality M1A's cost at least $1500. Even FAL's are pushing $2,000+ with modern features.

Your best bet is to determine the use for the gun or guns and buy accordingly. I do recommend you buy combat grade firearms first. The reason is self-defense is covered and many guns suitable for self-defense can be used in many competitions without modification.

bengewarmer
March 7, 2012, 11:49 AM
$2000 huh? That's enough to get me my new HK45c, a boatload of ammo, and some extra mags. As well as some left over to start saving for a MacBook Air (next one that comes out haha)

REL1203
March 7, 2012, 12:21 PM
I am in a similar boat this summer, the wife has granted me $2500 in exchange for her taking a one time assignment that will have her away from home for 6months. What I am going to do is buy something that will always keep, something I can look at in 10years and say "I have this because I gave up my wife for 6months", i want something special and unique. Right now, I am leaning towards either a custom 1911 (Les Bear, Ed Brown type), or going 9mm AR build with an SBR and suppressor w/my SSAR stock. I dont have many holes in my collection either, which is why i want 1 special item. Best of luck to your in your decision, but have fun with it and really enjoy whatever it is you choose.

Olympus
March 7, 2012, 12:40 PM
A suppressed SBR sounds interesting!

Claude Clay
March 7, 2012, 12:47 PM
2K got me a 1979 chrome P7 with 2 mags and a Sig C3 with 3 mags & hogue grips on the side ( turned out my hand like them better than the pretty wood) and a S&W M60 3" Pro and $20 in change.
miso happy...though i am trying to unlust myself from a SAS P238

788Ham
March 7, 2012, 01:11 PM
I think I'm all set as far as arms, but would lay in some bullets and powder for the future. Possibly get some extra brass for a couple calibers I'm shy on, reload and get ready..........

timhernandez
March 7, 2012, 01:19 PM
Taken from my current wants/needs list.

Winchester 1873 clone 38/357 $1,600.00
SAA, pref. Ruger Vaquero 45 LC $400.00

FIVETWOSEVEN
March 7, 2012, 01:49 PM
Either a mountain of 5.45 x 39 or a SIG P210.

RoboDuck
March 7, 2012, 11:55 PM
RRA Tactical Operator and a Kimber pro CDP.

gym
March 8, 2012, 12:12 AM
FN 45 tactical with red dot, or H&K tactical 45, suppressed Two of the most accurate handguns in the world. Or a wilson CQB if I had to kick in another thousand, or a bill wilson carry maybe another 1,500.

chute2thrill
March 8, 2012, 02:02 AM
Find yourself a nice 1911 and get an AR as a project. You'll have plenty of fun.

1stmarine
March 8, 2012, 02:09 AM
oh boy this keeps going.... I think the OP past out by now.

writerinmo
March 8, 2012, 02:16 AM
I bought a Ruger P95, a Phoenix Arms HP22A, a Saiga in 7.62x39, about another $350 in goodies and a conversion kit, and took the wife out to dinner a couple times to thank her for tolerating me...

bubbacrabb
March 8, 2012, 02:20 AM
I'd buy a dillion 550 press, 25 to 45 k primers, powder, and projectiles so you can enjoy the guns you already have a lot more. Also reloading is a fun hobby in itself. Lots of help on this sight as well

JohnKSa
March 8, 2012, 02:31 AM
Save a little more and buy a SIG P210.

http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProductDetails/p210.aspx

http://www.sigsauer.com/upFiles/catalog/product/P210-Hero-Detail.jpg

bushmaster1313
March 8, 2012, 02:33 AM
Classic rifle, scope and shotgun can be had for under $2000.
You just need to spend some time looking:
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/8437/cimg0415h.jpg

A nice NIB Kimber and a classic Leupold scope can be had for under $1,150:
http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww6/bushmaster1313/CIMG0912.jpg

A classic pistol, shotgun and potato fork combination, less than $1,350:
http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww6/bushmaster1313/CIMG0122.jpg

It took me a long time to find these, but the effort was worth it.

TennJed
March 8, 2012, 03:06 AM
1) S&W SD9
2) Beretta 21A
3) Weatherby Vanguard 308
4) Kel Tec SUB 2000 9mm carbine
5) Ruger SP101 or LCR in .22lr

Or

1) S&W SD9
2) Beretta 21A
3) Ruger SP101 or LCR in .22lr
4) Magnum Research 460 BFR S&W

The-Reaver
March 8, 2012, 03:11 AM
HK MK23 and a couple of mags. Maybe a showcase =)

dirtengineer
March 8, 2012, 03:34 AM
S&W 460 XVR 8 3/8" for something fun and for hunting.

Maybe a ultra light .308 or 7mm 08 mountain gun for sheep.

If you don't have a good AR-15, I would go for that. Or maybe a new upper in a different caliber if you do have an AR?

JackTheRipper
March 8, 2012, 03:41 AM
Swarovski Optik...

iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns
March 8, 2012, 05:57 AM
i forgot a gun I've wanted for a while in my original response, I'd consider getting myself a Coonan .357 mag 1911 :)

Olympus
March 8, 2012, 09:09 AM
I haven't passed out yet. There's been some good suggestions and I'm looking into all of the suggestions that pique my interest. I appreciate all the help.

ZeSpectre
March 8, 2012, 09:23 AM
Given my 'druthers.

Coonan
http://olegvolk.net/blog/2011/03/25/coonan-357-automatic/

Prophet
March 8, 2012, 09:41 AM
I'd buy myself a full-size high capacity pistol like a Beretta 96 or Sig P229, or a Springfield 1911, and I'd build myself a nice AR-15. I pretty much have everything else I need.

TenDriver
March 8, 2012, 09:54 AM
Garand, and spend the rest on ammo.

robb01
March 8, 2012, 10:16 AM
AR15 w/ eotech scope ~1500
Ammo ~500

http://goo.gl/H9XbG

Numeric
March 9, 2012, 12:58 AM
A Finn M39, a Swiss K31, a Persian 98/29, a Chilean M95, and ammo to feed them.

LS240
March 9, 2012, 09:39 AM
Well for me it'd be a Vepr 7.62x54r($900) and a Glock 26($480) and some mags and ammo for both.

Old krow
March 9, 2012, 10:14 PM
I'd probably go for a 300 BLK SBR and a suppressor. I don't think that you could get there inside of $2k, but if you did a barrel change or the upper on an existing AR you might be able to.

ZO6Vettever
March 10, 2012, 01:15 PM
I'm only a gun owner for self defense. Sure a polished Clot Python and and shiny 1911 give me a warm fuzzy feelin' but I would probably buy an ugly Glock G26. I carry a G30 but steal my wifes G26 sometimes and that little thing is a comfy carry weapon.

Iramo94
March 10, 2012, 01:57 PM
I'd use it as a down payment for a custom made Vierling, .375 H&H over twin 12 bore over .22 LR. If I could ever find someone to make it.

351 WINCHESTER
March 10, 2012, 02:00 PM
cataract surgery

Cesiumsponge
March 10, 2012, 03:36 PM
oh boy this keeps going.... I think the OP past out by now.
Ask a vague question, get vague answers.

Robert
March 10, 2012, 03:41 PM
Win M70 Safari Express in 375H&H with optics and a box or two of top shelf ammo.

Buck Kramer
March 10, 2012, 05:14 PM
A crate of 20 mosins? Don't laugh classicarms is selling them.

tentonbrick
March 10, 2012, 06:30 PM
A Rifle : a LOADED ar10 from any maker.

Pistol: A Pair of Ruger Blackhawks.

BIGGBAY90
March 10, 2012, 08:57 PM
Half ON a gun and the other on ammo

JohnBT
March 10, 2012, 10:01 PM
"Save a little more and buy a SIG P210."

I bought a surplus Swiss Army pistol from Top Gun Supply last fall. I love it.

This year I spent my $1999 on a leather recliner from Pottery Barn. That was the original price.

Got 10% off for making an appointment and going to the store to order. Got discounted shipping. Got a 10% store credit for the entire order (a sofa too) for signing up for a charge card. I haven't carried a credit card balance in decades, so that's not a problem. I can find something there to spend my $300+ store credit on.

Dern stuff is made in North Carolina still. Good for them.

On the other hand, there's a 28 ga. Browning Superposed at the gun store that I might like to have. They're marked it down from $6k to $4900.

Lee D
March 11, 2012, 12:12 AM
M1A/ammo/mags

Agsalaska
March 11, 2012, 01:58 AM
Probably a weather by mark v in 257wby.

Maybe some older winchesters.

I've got all the pistols and shotguns I need.

Maybe a rare garand or Remington rand

Swami
March 11, 2012, 03:03 AM
In that same situation a few months ago, I went the AR-10 route. Remember, don't skimp on optics!

Gtimothy
March 13, 2012, 12:25 AM
Thats more than I paid for my first car! But the sad thing is $2000.00 doesn't seem to go very far anymore. I just spent over $1700.00 on an AR and didn't get everything I wanted! :what: If I had another $2000.00 to spend on a gun, I'd probably buy a nice bolt gun in 300 rem mag with some good glass and a bipod. I think I'd like to do some long range shooting again. :D

trex1310
March 13, 2012, 09:40 PM
I would buy my wife a nice present and with the remaining $1,900
a new Sig Sauer and a bunch of ammo. :D

The War Wagon
March 13, 2012, 09:48 PM
Junk silver!!! I have too many guns as it is! :neener:

charlie echo
March 22, 2012, 09:47 PM
2/3 down payment on forged LRB Arms 16" M14SA

Or

A 458 WM/Lott rifle $1500+tax+fee and about 4 boxes of ammo

wannabeagunsmith
March 23, 2012, 06:32 PM
A couple of Glocks, a Mini 14, and a cheap WalMart Shotgun and I would be set.

TennJed
March 23, 2012, 11:28 PM
1) S&W SD9
2) Beretta 21A
3) Weatherby Vanguard 308
4) Kel Tec SUB 2000 9mm carbine
5) Ruger SP101 or LCR in .22lr

Or

1) S&W SD9
2) Beretta 21A
3) Ruger SP101 or LCR in .22lr
4) Magnum Research 460 BFR S&W
Well I picked up the first 2 on my list this week.

SD9
Bobcat

ChCx2744
March 24, 2012, 07:48 AM
I'd spend it on a custom AR build. Stripped lower, lower parts, upper, stock, grip, etc. Put it all together. Then I'd spend the rest on a good quality reflex optic, a durable BUIS, good sling, extra mags, some extra parts (BCG, bolt, firing pin, batteries for the optic, etc.) and finally lots of brass-cased ammo. That'll probably put me at around $2,000.

Mrcymstr
March 24, 2012, 08:30 PM
Well this will not help the OP in the least but I have a small list of what I call the "must haves" and I figured it up that just over 2k would completely fill my list of musts including good carry pistol, a bolt .22, bolt .308/ 30-06 , pump 12, 22 pistol to practice with that matches my carry weapon, and an AR/AK/FAL or some such "evil" rifle... after I fill my musts then there's the "I want one of everything" and the "do I feed the beasts in my cabinet or the beast in my belly?"

DavidMS
March 25, 2012, 01:44 AM
Get a Arsenal AK w/ magazines and ammunition and put the rest away into long term savings / investment.

wasr10634unme
March 25, 2012, 11:50 AM
AMMO.



lots. of. AMMO

WYOMan
March 25, 2012, 11:57 AM
If the house was payed off, and the work it needs was done, and I had that much extra money. uuuuuummmmmm.......New cymbal, and a custom build .338 Edge.

xfyrfiter
March 25, 2012, 12:07 PM
WOA upper, good optic, and reloading supplies with what was left.

AWorthyOpponent
March 25, 2012, 12:25 PM
I suppose I'd use it to make a principle payment on my truck and buy some more bulk ammo...

wlewisiii
March 25, 2012, 02:54 PM
$2k? I'd be looking for a nice low end drilling. 2 x 16 gauge & 1 x either 7x57R or 9.3x74R.
20 gauge barrels would be ok, too.

Michael R.
March 25, 2012, 03:02 PM
I think I'd buy a mosin and spend the rest on ammo.

Redneck with a 40
March 25, 2012, 05:38 PM
I'd buy a good AR-10 in .308, a Burris FF-II scope and a few hundred rounds of ammo.

BUCKrub91
March 25, 2012, 05:40 PM
Id buy an AR10 with a 20"+ barrel

Psa1m144
March 25, 2012, 05:44 PM
Colt Python.... my dream gun

friscolatchi
March 26, 2012, 12:41 AM
Lwrc spr.

Ignition Override
March 26, 2012, 02:13 AM
If bulk ammo prices are a factor, you could buy an SKS, add a $70 aperture sight (with a much better sight distance), and still buy about 5,000 rds. of non-corrosive ammo.
This is now my favorite rifle, in spite of the very nice Service Grade Garand from the CMP etc.

If you reload, maybe a Garand plus lots of M2 Ball ammo?
If your tastes are likely to quickly change, then you might wait quite a while before making the decision, but months Before the November election might be necessary to avoid an inflated price with a private sale.

B!ngo
March 26, 2012, 02:25 AM
Make that three people. Though I'm holding out for a 9mm carbine version. Whatever, the coolest thing and most novel thinking I've seen in a long time.

this. I thought I was the only person wanting one of these.

B!ngo
March 26, 2012, 02:29 AM
If the Tavor in 5.56 semi makes it out this year, I really would like on of those. Else a SCAR Heavy (yea, I'll have to kick in another $800) would do.
Geez, I'm up to three. That's either a sign of indecision or severe greed.
B

spelsh
March 26, 2012, 01:37 PM
Sig 1911 C3.
Dillon 550 with .45 dies (I already own 9mm)
5 extra 1911 mags
3 extra mags for my Mark iii
3 extra mags for my SR9

Remainder spent on the following:

Order from Powder Valley


small pistol primers
large pistol primers
w-231
Zero bullets for .45

jimmyraythomason
March 26, 2012, 03:09 PM
For me,I'd get a new Ruger Mini-14 and a new Mini-30 plus a case of WW white box ammo for each. It might be cutting $2000 pretty close but I'd go for it!

shootniron
March 27, 2012, 12:01 AM
Make a mortgage payment...:banghead:

Tipro
March 27, 2012, 01:51 PM
I know this isn't what you want to hear, butI d save it to buy myself some land where I can shoot and raise cows. Especially if there was nothing I really felt like I had to have

Rubikees
March 27, 2012, 09:50 PM
I already did, it is called a Wilson SPC II.

gunsNgearguy
March 27, 2012, 10:07 PM
Springfield M1A Scout Squad

Olympus
April 4, 2012, 08:41 PM
Don't let my thread peter out! I still haven't found a winner yet.

The $2K represents a lot of hard work and time on my part and I'd really like to buy one gun with the whole amount. Now that can be one pistol or one rifle/scope combo. I want something tangible that I can put my hands on and remember all the hard work that the gun represents. Ammo gets burned up and when it's gone it's gone. I want something that's going to be around for a long time that will always have that meaning attached to it. But the kicker is that it can't be so nice that it just sits in the dark safe. I want something that I'm going to be able to shoot. I'm very particular about my guns, so I will always make sure it's taken care of. I just don't want something that is going to be ruined if I shoot it a lot. And I'd really like something that's not extremely common.

Hopefully this will help.

Dnaltrop
April 4, 2012, 10:18 PM
Down payment on a working DeLisle Carbine replica, or a Freedom Arms Octagonal-barreled .454.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=618853&highlight=delisle << there's a pic

Supposedly the guys at Calico Light Weapon Systems have some Einfields in their shop they can cut up, I didn't dare to ask price without having the money to give them on the spot.

At least the fellow from Calico was very fast to say they could make it, no hesitation whatsoever, I hope that holds true once i have the cash.

Sergei Mosin
April 5, 2012, 04:23 AM
From your sig line, I'd say if it had to be one gun in that price range, make it a high-end 1911 - something in a Les Baer or Ed Brown - with a set of your own grips and a 1911 knife to match.

Olympus
April 5, 2012, 08:56 AM
Already got that one taken care of. :D

Boxhead
April 5, 2012, 01:37 PM
On this pre-64 M70 358 Winchester. One of the better deals I have stumbled upon.

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa437/boxhead61/358Win4.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa437/boxhead61/358Win3.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa437/boxhead61/358M70.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa437/boxhead61/358Win5.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa437/boxhead61/358Win2.jpg

Olympus
April 5, 2012, 03:29 PM
Is it possible to buy a SCAR or ACR for under $2k? Even used?

tech30528
April 5, 2012, 04:23 PM
https://www.volquartsen.com/products/27-fusion-rifle-17-hmr-and-22-wmr-barrels

Covers 22WMR and 17HMR. That pretty much rounds out the high end of the rimfire world. I live in the mountains, lot's of heavy woods and a sight line over 100 yards is pretty rare unless you are standing on a road. So for me, this would do it.

gfanikf
April 5, 2012, 04:50 PM
Custom built MP5 with SBR and optional suppressor.

Odd Job
April 5, 2012, 05:10 PM
If I was in the US I would also go for that MP5.
Over here, I would probably get a Twinbow II with all the accessories or a very nice bolt .22 with good glass.

4v50 Gary
April 5, 2012, 09:10 PM
Gunsafe. With magazines (not the stuff you read) being expensive, along with optics and ammo too, you can't leave anything out anymore. Gone are the days when $100 would buy a case of bullets.

ACP
April 5, 2012, 10:15 PM
ammo and training

atomd
April 6, 2012, 06:47 PM
You really can't build a real nice AR with high quality optics on it and have enough left over for a real nice 1911.

If you are into 1911s you could get a relatively top shelf semi-custom 1911. Something just how you like it that you could be proud to own.

gym
April 8, 2012, 12:28 PM
Agree you need over $2000 for an AR with an ACOG, or good scope. More like 2,500-3000.00. Same with 1911, High end starts at 2,500, except for a few Springfield models. Like Operators or Trp's. My facebook page is loaded,'Pun", with all the new Wilson Models. Your looking at 3,500 for the mid level wilson decked out proper. They just keep going up. It's easy to spend 5-6 thousand on a Wilson, the bottom prices are in the 2,500 range.
I would give up all my pistols for a few of those new Wilsons. Just keep my LCP for a pocket gun, "it works every time", and two or 3 wilsons would be fine. With my AR, which needs an ACOG, to really be "done". I would go for a lightweight professional 45, possiblly a spec ops 9 also, and a Bill Willson carry.Then my gun collection would be done.Of course a supressed SBR would also be very nice in full auto.
I could manage it, but the divorce would be really more expensive than the guns. Here is the link if you feel like drooling on easter,
http://www.wilsoncombat.com/index-handguns.htm

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