Guns on your short list (limit to 3)


July 4, 2012, 01:27 PM
Short list meaning you are probably buying these within the next 6 months.

Mine are:

S&W 686 plus 2.5"
Springfield XDS
Ruger SR22


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July 4, 2012, 01:30 PM
Nagant revolver
Sig SP2022
I already have ammo for the two Russians too.

July 4, 2012, 01:35 PM
Lol, I guess I'm not the only one who buys ammo before the gun!

July 4, 2012, 01:35 PM
1) AK clone w/sidefolder stock and wood foregrip (weird, yeah...but the one I handled just felt right to me).

2) FAL para

3) Retro AR

Mauser lover
July 4, 2012, 01:40 PM
Hmm... I think that I should give this some careful thought... Wait, what am I saying?! My completely irrational short list is:

1. A G3
2. A Galil in .308
3. A Ruger Super Redhawk in .44 Mag, or somethin' in .454 Casull. Or .45-70. If I have to build it myself, I don't really care...

(subject to change without notice)

July 4, 2012, 01:45 PM
1. Browning Composite Stalker --- 30-06

2. Browning BLR --- 7mm-08

3. Ruger M77 Hawkeye Sporter --- 300 Win Mag

It will probably be a little longer than 6 months before I pick up the last two. I'm getting the Browning Composite Stalker this weekend in a trade, then after that I've gotta save up for scopes on a few hunting rifles I just picked up including the Browning.

July 4, 2012, 01:47 PM
1. next S&W revolver I find with good price

2. M1A (although, probably waiting more than 6 mo. due to cost)

3. maybe a 10-22

July 4, 2012, 01:49 PM
Maybe a Super Redhawk 44 magnum
Definately a 9mm Carbine, I'm still researching which one.
A simple Magazine fed 22lr, for my Grandsons

Right now that's the short list it is subject to change and does not include my Grail Gun.

July 4, 2012, 01:51 PM
Springfield XDs

Glock 23


July 4, 2012, 01:55 PM
KSG - assuming I can ever get one

Any pre-war S&W

Anything that strikes my fancy at any given time.

I'm usually an impluse buyer. I see it, I like it, I buy it, I'm a happy camper.

July 4, 2012, 02:02 PM
Nice Winchester Model 97 (would have barrel cut off to minimum length allowed)
Recessed & pinned S&W Model 19 with 4" barrel
S&W Model 39-xx

July 4, 2012, 02:29 PM
Marlin Lever Action in 41 Mag

Puma Lever Action in 480 Ruger

Savage 24 in 22 Mag over 20 Ga

July 4, 2012, 02:38 PM
S&W M&P9c for the lady

After that, it's open

Eric M
July 4, 2012, 02:54 PM
1. AR-15 target gun.
2. AR-15 M16A2 replica.
3. AKS-74u.

July 4, 2012, 03:17 PM
(not very eclectic):

Glock 26
Glock 20
Browning BPS all-weather


July 4, 2012, 03:27 PM
A Rossi M92 in 44 mag 16" carbine

July 4, 2012, 03:36 PM
I'd like a Marlin lever action in .45 Colt.

A Remington 11-87 12 gauge.

An AR15 with 20" bbl and full stock, the older version but with no handle. I'm not sure of the number, A2 maybe?

The six months is probably optimistic, though.

July 4, 2012, 03:41 PM
1. AK variant
2. AR variant
3. Another .44 mag of some sort

Eric M
July 4, 2012, 03:41 PM
An AR15 with 20" bbl and full stock, the older version but with no handle. I'm not sure of the number, A2 maybe?
Flat top uppers are A3 style, but the only difference between the A2 and the A3 is the upper and the full auto fire controls.

July 4, 2012, 03:44 PM
Dan Wesson Model 15
1911 compact (something that I'm going to build myself)
M1 Garand

July 4, 2012, 03:46 PM
1. Ruger 77/44 w/ vista camo stock and a leupold 3x9x33 ultralight silver finish scope with wide duplex reticle

2. Springfield loaded micro compact

3. Smith and Wesson PC 627 2.655" bbl 357 mag.

July 4, 2012, 04:06 PM
My short list of guns-to-buy is:

Marlin 1895 SBL
Ruger SR1911
Ruger Gun Site Scout Rifle

July 4, 2012, 04:07 PM
Freedom Arms 83
Nighthawk Heinie PDP
Cimmaron USA Shooting Team 45-70

July 4, 2012, 04:13 PM
My three are probably:
1. Ruger SR1911
2. Benelli M4
3. Another 50 cal, probably either an 82A1 or the McMillan Tac-50

July 4, 2012, 04:15 PM
Ruger P345
.44 magnum Bisley Hunter
4" .357 SP101

Jeez, I'm turning into a Ruger Freak!

July 4, 2012, 04:15 PM
S&W 686 4"
Ruger Redhawk 45colt 4"
Seecamp 380acp

July 4, 2012, 04:28 PM
Browning HP (reserved)
S&W Airweight 357

Gustaf M96 (downpayments in progress)
Norinco M14

Lets call 6 months 2-3 years.

Sorry for abusing instructions, but wanted to play the game ;-)

Chevelle SS
July 4, 2012, 04:43 PM
another Stevens 311
tube fed bolt action 20ga

July 4, 2012, 04:52 PM

July 4, 2012, 05:10 PM
I'd like to get a .44 mag to trade with my dad for his Colt .22 Buntline.
A Ruger LC9 would be fun, or a blue MkII Target.
A 3" SP101 because my Talo is too purty to shoot.
Realistically, whatever somebody practically gives me.

July 4, 2012, 05:14 PM
A Galil in .308

Hey Mauser Lover, where is that one lurking at?
Those are sort of hard to find.

July 4, 2012, 05:18 PM
CZ 75 Compact Satin Nickel 9mm
1911 .22 (not sure which one just yet)
S&W Model 60 or whatever Mrs. k-frame likes

July 4, 2012, 05:41 PM
My next 3 are:
Ruger Blackhawk. 44 mag.
Ruger sr1911.
Glock 26 gen 3.

Though all but the blackhawk might change at any time.

July 4, 2012, 05:44 PM
S&W M&P9.
S&W M&P9 compact.

Only two models I plan on buying in the near future. In the distant future, S&W M&P15 Sport.

Not a S&W fanboi, it's just that both the M&P pistol and the M&P rifle would be the easiest to modify with aftermarket parts to get as close to what I want out of a handgun and long gun.

July 4, 2012, 06:05 PM
Only have two

Colt Delta Elite
Colt Wiley Clapp Commander

July 4, 2012, 06:50 PM
sig 1911-22
the last is open

July 4, 2012, 06:56 PM
Taylor's Smoke Wagon Deluxe 357 Mag
SIG SP2022 40 Cal
Ruger SP 101 22 LR

July 4, 2012, 06:58 PM
--Coonan .357 Auto Mag 1911-ish thing
--Kahr P380
--probably another as-to-be-determined 1911...or maybe an HK P7

July 4, 2012, 07:21 PM
6.8 SPCII flat top upper

.17hmr double action revolver

That wicked Tacticool Levergun from Mossberg

July 4, 2012, 08:20 PM
It'll take more than six months, but here they are.
1 - .300 Blackout AR.
2 - SilencerCo .45 Osprey (hey, the ATF says it's a firearm...).
3 - A very small 9mm, I haven't decided what flavor yet, probably a Kel-Tec or Ruger.

July 4, 2012, 08:34 PM
I don't need any more guns. :D

July 4, 2012, 08:35 PM
Dream short list- assuming I can find some excellent used deals:

Sharps replica with long barrel in a BP target cartridge like .40-90
Blackhawk in .44 Special or .45 Colt
Something in .22 Hornet

July 4, 2012, 08:40 PM
Ruger Single Six or Bearcat.
A .38 DA pocket snubbie.
Maybe a .223 bolt action, since I've got enough brass to start reloading.

July 4, 2012, 08:49 PM
1) .22 target rifle.
2) Swedish Mauser.
3) Mosin-Nagant.

July 4, 2012, 11:12 PM
Springfield M1A Scout.
Winchester 1895 carbine in .30/40 Krag.
Boberg 9mm.

July 4, 2012, 11:15 PM
S&W M&P 40
CZ 550 American 6.5x55
Remington 700 VLS .204 Ruger

July 4, 2012, 11:17 PM
1. K31 Swiss
2. Ruger 10/22
3. SR22

July 4, 2012, 11:53 PM
I am poor. It takes me more than 6 months to save up for a new pair of shoes. So if that is the criteria, I really don't have a "short list." Aside from finishing the guns I have, there are a few guns I have my eye on. I am thinking I'll probably have to wait until next tax season for my next new firearm purchase. This is fine because the gun on the top of the list isn't even projected by the manufacture to be available in this country until sometime next year. According to the CZ rep, the P-02 9mm is coming 2013 though:D

After that, I've had my eye on the Ruger Redhawk 4" .44 Mag for a while. And I would like to get another semi-auto rifle before our Congress-critters start banning the things again. Right now the SIG 556R and the CZ VZ58 go back and forth at the top of that heap. We'll see.

July 4, 2012, 11:59 PM
Wilson 1911
308 rifle (Semiauto)
Desert Eagle 44 Magnum

July 5, 2012, 12:25 AM
The first one I'm dreaming about is a "movie gun", the .45-110 that Tom Selleck used in "Quiglley Down Under".

Second would be a 30-06 bolt action. As I haven't actually looked for one yet, I don't have any make or model in mind - - - yet! :D

Third - - haven't gotten that far yet! ;)

July 5, 2012, 01:22 AM
A CZ 75, a Makarov, a Ruger American .308. Or whatever I can get my hands on while I am waiting.:evil:

Ignition Override
July 5, 2012, 01:26 AM
A second M-1 Garand. As with my M-1, it will be acquired at the CMP.
Prospects on future imports to the CMP -the Garand imports which really count- seem bleak.

July 5, 2012, 01:30 AM
Glock 19 or 23 (mine; still undecided on which one)
Glock 17 (wife's)
Winchester M70 EW (replacement)

July 5, 2012, 03:00 AM
In the next 6 months I will add the following to my collection:
*Dan Wesson V-BOB
*ATI STG44 .22lr (the moment they are available-I actually have $600 in an envelope w/ STG44 written on it in Sharpie sitting in my dresser)
*CZ 452 LH in .17HMR
*(I know it said 3 but...) I am so happy w/ my Service Grade M1 Garand from the CMP I am sure I will be buying another.

July 5, 2012, 04:04 AM
If the money comes, my top three short list are

M1 Garand
an AR, but I'm not sure if I'll go 5.56 or perhaps a larger caliber...

July 5, 2012, 08:50 AM
makarov (cz-82)
rossi wizard in .35 whelen (and lots of extra rifle/shotgun/bp barrels)
surgeon long action scalpel in .300 winmag

July 5, 2012, 11:04 AM
Sorry I could only narrow it down to 4!
1) Smith & Wesson Shield in 9mm
2) AK47 variant in an underfolder
3) Savage Arms Model 25 Lightweight Varminter in .223
4) Smith & Wesson 686

July 5, 2012, 11:47 AM
Saiga 7.62x39 to convert
Savage 16/116 in .260 Rem
Keltec P3AT

July 5, 2012, 12:07 PM
Bullpup 10/22
458 socom for AR 15
22 upper for my AR 15

July 5, 2012, 01:31 PM
1) M1 Garand
2) Ruger SR22
3) AR of some type (probably in .223), maybe a build

July 5, 2012, 01:44 PM
1) AR-15

2) S&W 19 4"

3)Henery 22lever action

July 5, 2012, 02:13 PM
1.) Another Winchester 9422 (I gave my other one to my granson on his first birthday :)).

2.) Another Kahr PM9 (I have mine but I want one for my GF).

3.) Dan Wesson 10mm Duce


July 5, 2012, 03:34 PM
Escort Aimguard 12 ga
Marlin 336
S&W M&P Shield
but instead maybe an XDs .45

July 5, 2012, 04:13 PM

July 5, 2012, 05:45 PM
1. AR15 (Colt LE6920)
No short listed guns after that, but rather ammo, mags, training, and accessories.

July 5, 2012, 05:48 PM

Saiga SGL34-61
Mossberg 590A1
Kel-Tec Sub-2000

July 5, 2012, 06:59 PM
CZ 75 P01 9mm (for sure) and soon I hope

FNH SCAR 17S (in my dreams)

Bolt action rifle, maybe in 300 win mag, don't know what brand ,SAKO ?

July 5, 2012, 07:28 PM
1- CZ 452 American .22WMR
2- Win model 70 in 7-08
3- SSA .45 cal.

July 5, 2012, 07:33 PM
1) Winchester Model 70 Featherweight 30-06 - new manufacture

2) S&W 5906 (with the ears)

3) S&W 586 4"

July 5, 2012, 07:37 PM
24" AR15
Long slide 1911
Magnum full size revolver. Not completely sure which direction this will go. Looking for something, most likely 44 mag (possibly 45 LC) to get into loading handgun cartridges.

July 5, 2012, 08:21 PM
Flat top uppers are A3 style, but the only difference between the A2 and the A3 is the upper and the full auto fire controls.

A3 it is, then. No full auto for me, I live in IL.

Thanks for the clarification.

I think Rock River Arms makes a rifle like I'd like.

July 5, 2012, 09:32 PM

July 5, 2012, 09:46 PM
10/22 takedown

Freedom arms 22 or 17hmr

.308 semi auto, not yet decided on platform

July 25, 2012, 04:42 PM
1. Colt Delta Elite 10mm
2. Smith & Wesson 629 .44 Mag
3. Winchester Mod 70 in .35 Whelan

July 25, 2012, 04:54 PM
1) Genuine NFA M-16 rifle
2) FN Five-seveN
3) Walther PPQ

July 25, 2012, 06:05 PM
S&W E series 1911
Barrett XM500 (if I can talk them into selling publicly if not a M107A1 CQ)
Lever action .22 for my daughter....

July 25, 2012, 06:45 PM
FN SCAR 17S... I like my 16S, but want to standardize on .308 Win.
HK P30... For my sweetie, it's the softest recoil I've felt in a 9mm.
HK P7 PSP... Favorite carry weapon,this is to shoot at the range while my other one cools.

July 25, 2012, 07:20 PM
1. Raging judge Magnum- .410, .45 LC, .454 Casull
2. KSG- 12 G
3. CZ 527- 7.62x39mm

highlander 5
July 25, 2012, 07:24 PM
Ruger Redhawk 4" SS

July 25, 2012, 07:26 PM
In no particular order:

.44 Mag
CZ75A-stainless SA
Sig P238
10mm Glock, EAA or Colt

ok, so it's more than 3 but it depends on what I can find/afford next

July 25, 2012, 07:28 PM
1) Galil in 5.56
2) Sig P226 (or 228, haven't decided)
3) Probably another CZ-75..

July 25, 2012, 07:29 PM
M1A from CMP
AR / M4 of some type
PMR 30

Rail Driver
July 25, 2012, 07:39 PM
Colt 1911

July 25, 2012, 07:41 PM
1. Glock 21
2. Smith Bodyguard .380 (I don't have a pocket pistol)
3. some sort of AR-15

July 25, 2012, 07:46 PM
Oh, I've got too many guns already. Ah-ha-ha, who am I kidding? :p

Probably a Mac-10 carbine of some kind.

July 25, 2012, 08:05 PM
1. Replace my old Bushmaster AR 15 with a new match gun, looking at Armalite. During next few months.

2. Older S&W Model 28 or like older S&W revolver in .357 with a 5 or 6 inch barrel.

3. Finish converting my 6PPC to likely a .243. Unless another must have gun comes along.

Those are my 2012 goals.


July 25, 2012, 08:13 PM
S&W 625
Ruger new Vaquero 45 Birds head
Ruger Mark II or III 5-6" bull barrel

I've owned all these guns and want them all again.:D

July 25, 2012, 08:47 PM
Just crossed Shield 9 mm of the list. My next 3 are:

Ruger SR 1911
Revolver of some sort
Shotgun of some sort

I like to research my purchases, and I haven't had much time to decide what I want for the last two.

July 25, 2012, 09:28 PM
I don't know that I'll actually get any of these, but I'm currently looking at these:

1) Ruger LCR
2) Ruger SR1911
3) Glock 20SF or 21SF

July 25, 2012, 10:11 PM
S&W 586 or 686, 6" bbl
Kimber Gold Match 1911
Remington 700 Varmint in .308

July 25, 2012, 10:14 PM
1. Ruger sr22
2. Glock 21 or 22
3. Sig 9mm p226 or p228

July 25, 2012, 10:59 PM
What I want-------->what I'll probably wind up with

Colt 6920---->Mini-14
Mossberg 930---->Maverick 88

July 25, 2012, 11:04 PM
S&W 500
AR 15
S&W m&p 9c

July 25, 2012, 11:17 PM
Rossi 92 (always thought it would be fun to have a lever-action .38/.357)
AK (can't decide on 47 or 74 but I think it would be neat to have one to compliment the AR's)
S&W M&P 9c (to pack a little more capacity than the CW9, fun for range and maybe getting into IDPA)

July 25, 2012, 11:35 PM
Savage 17HMR (the one with the funky fluted barrel)
S&W Performance Center 357 2" (I think it is a 2")

July 26, 2012, 01:09 AM
1) Glock 27 with 40-9 lonewolf barrel
2) FN FS2000
3) FN PS90

July 26, 2012, 01:45 AM
Savage 99 308, Super Redhawk 44 rem, 22 250

July 26, 2012, 01:56 AM
I need no more guns. If I found a good Savage 24 in 30-30 over 20 gauge I would buy it though.

July 26, 2012, 01:31 PM
Ruger Mark III w/ bull barrel
9mm handgun. Haven't decided which one.

Yeah, I'm just getting started. :o

July 26, 2012, 07:51 PM
Bren 10
Johnson LMG
Cetme Ameli

July 27, 2012, 01:35 AM
Well I picked up the 686+ 2.5 inch....sweet...

But......the spot in my short list was quickly replaced by a complete ar15 lower.

Geez, this list never ends :rolleyes:

July 28, 2012, 12:29 AM
1. S&W Model 28.
2. AR of some kind.
3. CZ-75 in stainless.

July 28, 2012, 12:45 AM
Saiga AK
SR22 handgun
Mosin Nagant (Hex)

July 28, 2012, 12:46 AM
Ruger Mark III w/ bull barrel
9mm handgun. Haven't decided which one.

Yeah, I'm just getting started. :o
I was going to say, great list for a beginner collection. I have all 3, probably like most people on here.

July 28, 2012, 05:28 PM
Sharps carbine.

Everything but the 442 has to wait until after I get hitched.

July 28, 2012, 06:22 PM
Mosin Nagat Carbine

July 28, 2012, 07:38 PM
Colt King Cobra 3" or less barrel
Colt Python 3" or less barrel
Colt 1911 Wiley Clapp 45

July 28, 2012, 08:16 PM
458 socom

July 28, 2012, 10:48 PM
Ruger Single Six Hunter if they make another run.
S&W Model 52
S&W Model 39

July 28, 2012, 11:05 PM
From the first post in this thread;

Short list meaning you are probably buying these within the next 6 months.

Actually I'm good. Yep, I know that sounds ludicrous but it's a fact Jack....

I probably went a little crazy in the first couple of years because I didn't know what I wanted to do with my shooting hobby. So I went off in directions that have since proven to be less than interesting to my tastes. Currently my ownership list is up around 45. So it could be argued very easily that I've got more than I need.

I'm actually at the point that I know where I want to go now and a good half dozen or maybe as many as 8 firearms will be posted for sale soon. I just need to get caught up on some projects and then lay them all out in front of me and see which I can do without.

... of course this in no way suggests that something shiney won't turn my head and end up added to the collection. In fact they don't even need to be shiney. Simply interesting in some small way is good enough for me.

Yes, I'm weak and easily led astray... :D

July 28, 2012, 11:22 PM
1. Finn M39
2. Mosin Nagant 91/30 Hex receiver
3. Beretta M9

This 7.62x54r addiction is hard to break...

July 29, 2012, 09:53 AM
Made my "list" years ago and with one exception, they're all here. :) The remaining one, a P210, I've had the chance but the price just made me think "do I really need this". Thus my "gotta get" list is complete. The "like to have" list...I guess, maybe...

Rossi Ranch Hand
Ruger Bisley -> .32 mag

Doubtful I'll find these here anytime soon as I'm at the point where I have what I want and am looking more at acquiring the memorabilia than more actual firearms. Quantity? ...nah, give me quality. Plans are to have a few of what I have already made into what I'd really want so projects are planned or in progress. Also concentrating more on using my "gun fund" on stuff for my son.

July 29, 2012, 10:09 AM
Springfield EMP 9mm,another Ruger GP100 and if they ever make it a Ruger SR1911c

July 29, 2012, 10:15 AM
CZ P-07 Duty (9mm)
Ruger SR22 Pistol
Ruger 22/45.

Don't know if finishing a gun you've been building counts, but I'm also close to finishing an AR-15 mid-length build.

July 29, 2012, 11:49 AM
Short list meaning you are probably buying these within the next 6 months.

Mine are:

S&W 686 plus 2.5"
Springfield XDS
Ruger SR22

I've got 3 on layaway now. After these come off layaway about the only thing that would entice me to buy another gun this year would be if a S&W model 57 became available or a Marlin 1894 FG in 41 magnum.

Guns on layaway are: Ruger Carbine in 44mag, S&W 17-4 with a 5 inch barrel and a S&W model 29-3 with a 8 3/8 inch barrel.

July 29, 2012, 05:55 PM
I may be interested in the following if my funds allow

--- S&W 627pc pre-lock 8 round .357 snubby

--- Rohrberg 9mm pistol

--- HK 2000sk pistol

July 29, 2012, 07:28 PM
CMMG mid-length

Sig Sauer M400

BravoCompany EAG Tactical

July 29, 2012, 08:28 PM
It'll be longer than six months, particularly if'n the missus has anything to say about it, but as follows:
1. 3 1/2 inch Cimarron Thunderer in .45 Colt as a companion piece to my Model P. (This will prolly happen in the next couple months. Shhh!) :evil:

2. Another DA .22 revolver, or some patience with the tight chambers of my 17-4. Then I could look for one of the Rossi lever guns in .45 Colt, see above. Those choices are similar enough to count as one, right? :neener:

3. My M1 keeps telling me that I need to get an M1 Carbine. I try not to listen, but who am I to argue with such a respected old warhorse? I need to do a LOT more homework before I take that plunge, however.

In the meantime, I have blown the right now gun budget on the beginnings of a reloading setup, so's I gotta shoot what I got.

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