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If you had $55...

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Parke1, Feb 4, 2003.

  1. Parke1

    Parke1 Well-Known Member

    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. :)

  2. agony

    agony Well-Known Member

    I'm a big fan of the "too many mags is not enough" school of thought.

    Also, consider ammo.
  3. Parke1

    Parke1 Well-Known Member

    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.

  4. Kahr carrier

    Kahr carrier Well-Known Member

    Try CDNN.:)
  5. Kahr carrier

    Kahr carrier Well-Known Member

    Try CDNN for 3913 Mags.:)
  6. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    I like the idea of mags or maybe kicking in another $40 and getting night sights ;)
  7. Parke1

    Parke1 Well-Known Member

    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!
  8. yesterdaysyouth

    yesterdaysyouth Well-Known Member

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

    usp_fan Well-Known Member


    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.

  10. sm

    sm member

    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
  11. Parke1

    Parke1 Well-Known Member

    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!


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