What new gun for me?


March 14, 2012, 02:36 PM
I just got my dream job. I get to work with guns all day and the pay is great.
I've decided to reward myself by emptying the gun fund on a new firearm.

I own AR-15s in 5.56 and will soon own one in 458 SOCOM, Glocks in 9mm, 40 S&W, and 45 ACP, hunting rifles in 308 Winchester, multiple 22LR rifles and pistols, and enough shotguns to suit all my needs. Basically this new gun will not have a role to fill other than being a reward for myself.

I have $600.00 - $750.00 in the gun fund, so that's the budget for now.

I have several guns on my wish list, but with my new job I can work some Saturdays for store credit, so I should in theory be able to get most of the guns on my wish list over the next couple of years. Yeah, life is good.

I'm thinking really hard about a Glock 31, Glock 20 and Saiga in 223 right now. What say ye?

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ol' scratch
March 14, 2012, 05:56 PM
It sounds like we have a lot of the same tastes in firearms. That being said, I might invest in reloading equipment. Do you have any revolvers? I too love automatics, but have fallen in love with my Ruger Blackhawk in .357. Have you considered a 1911? I don't know if you have one or not but they too are loads of fun to shoot.

March 14, 2012, 05:59 PM
Go get a good compound and you will fall in love with archery.

March 14, 2012, 06:14 PM
You need some variety... a non-military design with a rimmed cartridge.

Ruger Blackhawk .45 Colt.

You can load it light for plinking or heavy enough for big game, and fondle it while watching John Wayne movies.

March 14, 2012, 06:45 PM
I second the revolver. Get a solid .357 magnum, preferably mid60's to mid '80's with an original grip. Colt or Smith

March 14, 2012, 06:51 PM
I would think about getting something obscure, but fun. Automag .44 maybe I'd get.

If you want to go back into pre-history a Winchester .351 SL Model 1907

March 14, 2012, 07:27 PM
Good suggestions, guys. I am not a revolver fan at all. I've owned a few, but always got rid of them. They just aren't my thing.

I've owned 1911s inthe past and they just don't feel right in my hands after shooting Glocks for so long.

I do own a compound bow and very much enjoy bow hunting. That's actually why I was looking at a Glock 20. I'd like to own a pistol for deer hunting, but with this new job and living away from my old hunting grounds I just don't know if I'll get to hunt enough this year to justify it.

March 14, 2012, 07:50 PM
You might think about a Dan Wesson 357 supper Mag or the S&W 460 all very good hand guns. GOOD LUCK

March 14, 2012, 07:57 PM
There's little love for G20's from what I've seen. Lots of them get sold on the secondary markets around here after folks find them too punishing.

And forgive me, but a Glock just doesn't seem like a reward gun. It's a working firearm for practical purposes.

You should forget about high caps and such and go with something off beat but incredibly fun to shoot and shoot frequently. A French made Walther PP in .32 ACP was about the funnest semi I ever had. Real nice in the hand and dead accurate. Also the Sig P225 was a constant pleasure to shoot and you can spell your name on a 15 yard target with it. A Thompson Contender handgun can also be a hoot.

You should take the opportunity to break your mold a bit, and don't get what you'd usually get.

March 14, 2012, 08:10 PM
Cosmoline, the guns I buy that are out of my mold usually get sold within a couple of months. If they aren't what I like I just don't shoot them and end up getting rid of them for guns I will actually shoot.

March 14, 2012, 08:57 PM
How about a G32 or G33 in .357SIG? Something different caliber wise yet familiar because it's a Glock.

March 14, 2012, 09:03 PM
I agree with a quality revolver, there is nothing like them and lots of fun at the range. If your looking for a semi find a German Sig 220, one of the best non-1911 45's on the market.....

March 14, 2012, 10:02 PM
Bannockburn, I am thinking about a G31. The grip in the mid sized Glocks is awkward for me. I would consider a G33 if I hadn't just bought a G27.

March 14, 2012, 10:09 PM
Browning Hi-Power. That would be something different for your collection.

March 15, 2012, 07:05 AM

I know what you mean, but just in the opposite way. For me the G19 is the best fit for my hand while the G17 and G26 both feel a little bit awkward to me. Instead of a another Glock how about a SIG P250 or SIG P239 in .357SIG?

March 15, 2012, 07:11 AM
The evolving muzzle loader rifles have really come a long way. Very accurate and they give you a huge advantage on regular rifle hunters with early, special seasons in many places.

March 15, 2012, 07:12 AM
What about the M-1 carbine?

March 15, 2012, 07:56 AM
OK, how about a historical semi-auto:


I have no interest or connection with the seller, just scanned the "Luger" options in Gunbroker for one close to your price range.

March 15, 2012, 11:22 AM
J-Bar, that might be just the ticket. Thanks.

March 15, 2012, 11:23 AM
save up another couple hundred and get a 375 H&H Mag. =)

March 15, 2012, 04:47 PM
Most of these guys think you need another pistol. I really don't understand that-guess they are not in my blood, and I'm tired of missing the barn, anyway.

March 16, 2012, 12:46 PM
in 5.56 NATO.
A pistol that fires 5.56 and .223 from AR magazines, just the type of weapon to be targeted in ban if things go badly.
Plus it has a very innovative takedown featuring one screw.
Good luck.

Ignition Override
March 16, 2012, 05:53 PM
The decision for many people would depend on whether they can also buy ammo at a nice discount.

March 16, 2012, 06:01 PM
Buy ammo before the price skyrockets in the next six months.

March 16, 2012, 06:38 PM
I like the idea of the Luger, Hi-Power, or maybe a CZ.

March 16, 2012, 07:53 PM
Sounds like you need a gosh darn 1911 or .38 snubnose.

March 16, 2012, 09:11 PM
You will find the Browning Hi-Power in 9mm to be very concealable.

Gator 23
March 16, 2012, 09:59 PM
SIG P226 or P229 - the run like butta.

March 16, 2012, 11:31 PM
I would buy a Glock 24 and a .357 Sig conversion barrel. That 6" barrel will really bring out the best in that hot little bottleneck. I'm afficianado of 17L's myself, and quite happy with them but a long barrel in .357 Sig should shoot like a laser beam.

March 18, 2012, 12:37 AM
A downpayment on a SCAR 17?

March 18, 2012, 08:04 AM
Save up some more money and get the higest quality target hand gun you can find.

March 19, 2012, 04:33 AM
No collection is complete without a 1911 in .45ACP and a .357 Magnum wheelgun. ;)

March 24, 2012, 10:32 AM
Scratched all the options I had and bought a Sig P220. As soon as I picked it up I had to have it. It is a gun that had been on my bucket list for a long time. Getting it at dealer cost sealed the deal. I'll get to shoot it tomorrow.

March 24, 2012, 05:00 PM
How about a henry mares leg? Lol just kidding buddy. Im new here and have two threads concerning the mares leg. People probably think thats all I'm about. Let's face it you want another glock. No matter what people tell you, you'll still want the glock. So please, do yourself a favor and buy another one. What would I buy? Another revolver from S&W performance center. 629 v-comp .44mag.

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