If you had $55...


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Parke1
February 4, 2003, 08:22 PM
Ok, since I am apparently a habitual spender, and I seem to be incapable of saving any money, I have about $55 that I need to blow. I got an unexpected check in the mail, and since I can't afford to spend the precious little that I earn here at college on gun stuff, I'm celebrating by spending this unexpected check on gun accessories. Trouble is, I don't know what to buy. I need a handgun safe for my future apartment, but I'll be buying a nice one with my tax return. So basically, what would you spend the money on right now?

The one gun I'm focusing on right now is the S&W 3913 I acquired last month. I was thinking about getting some Hogues for it, but I'm wondering if the hogues add much to the grip width of the gun... Anyone out there have Hogues on a 3913? How do you like it compared to the stock grips?

I already have a Fobus for range time, and I have a Don Hume IWB in case Ohio ever gets CCW, but are there any other holsters out there that I just have to have? :D

Other than possibly a holster or some Hogues, I can't really think of anything I need for this gun. Of course, being an open-minded young man, I'm always open to suggestions. :)

Thanks,
-Parke1

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agony
February 4, 2003, 08:27 PM
I'm a big fan of the "too many mags is not enough" school of thought.

Also, consider ammo.

Parke1
February 4, 2003, 08:32 PM
Ahh, excellent point, agony. I certainly could use some more magazines. Anyone out there know of a good online source for magazines for the 3913? I really like the ones with the finger extensions instead of the ones with the traditional floorplate.

I definitely have enough ammo for the time being, though. My dad brings home plenty from the police range, so we always have a stockpile of 9mm on hand.

Thanks,
-Parke1

Kahr carrier
February 5, 2003, 06:12 AM
Try CDNN.:)

Kahr carrier
February 5, 2003, 06:13 AM
Try CDNN for 3913 Mags.:)

10-Ring
February 5, 2003, 11:32 AM
I like the idea of mags or maybe kicking in another $40 and getting night sights ;)

Parke1
February 5, 2003, 12:54 PM
Well most likely I will be picking up a couple more mags from CDNN. I still have a couple of days before I can get to the bank to cash this check, so I still have time to make up my mind. Such a wonderful dilemma, isn't it? :D

Night sights are a no-go. I've got Novak's on it now, and I can see 'em just fine at night. Maybe once Ohio gets CCW I'll consider getting them, but the chances are now that if I use any gun for self defense, it'll be in my own house, and it'll be one of my 12 gauges...

Thanks for the input, and keep it coming!
-Parke1

yesterdaysyouth
February 5, 2003, 05:08 PM
I already have a Fobus for range time, and I have a Don Hume IWB in case Ohio ever gets CCW, but are there any other holsters out there that I just have to have?

ohio and ccw in the same sentence..... that's a hoot... :fire:

usp_fan
February 13, 2003, 12:17 PM
Parke1,

I'm in BG as well. We should hook up and shoot. As for your spare $55, I'd go with a really bright flashlight. Just picked up one of the nitrolon surefires. It is Amazing!

I can think of several uses for a bright small light on and around campus and town.

--usp_fan

sm
February 13, 2003, 01:00 PM
Ammo, Mags, ...one can't have too many of either. Being in College also, but we do have CCW here...two things are handy.

You mentioned a pistol safe...I do have a couple of Simplex ones that use a button system (no battery safes for me)...they run more than your budget...BUT...those "cash drawer" types -small ones like you used at concessions are handy--key lock system ($20 IIRC at Staples)...especially if hidden in a "hollow book";) ...not just for guns either...got an old text book , one of these, and valuables...handy for travel too.

ASP (tm) wearable light. Prefer the Sapphire (blue light) , fits on a key ring...handy for labs, out and about at night, anywhere low/no light conditions exist...

SIL , just bought herself a ASP (forgot model) that has a on/off button that allows to stay on...when loss of power at her office occurred, she was able to assist others duing fire alarm...emergency lighting failed...again $20

Parke1
February 13, 2003, 01:09 PM
Man, look at all the tactical toys I have! I've already got a Surefire G2 as well as one of the ASP wearable lights. Excellent recommendations on both of your parts, but I've already got 'em! :)

I wound up buying a few things, including some wooden grips for my S&W 3913, another spare mag, a holster and belt, and a mag holder. I went over the $55 budget, but I guess you'll have that with this hobby.

Now just to sit back and wait... wait... wait... wait for it all to be delivered. Stupid on-campus mail! :cuss:

Thanks for all the great suggestions everyone!

-Parke1

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