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Ak or pistol

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by dmxx9900, Mar 10, 2008.

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  1. dmxx9900

    dmxx9900 Member

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    Should I get an AK or pistol tomorrow?
    I have an sks,mosin nagant,remington 870,.22 bolt action marlin,and one taurus revolver
    My budget is $450
    Majority wins
     
  2. evilelvis

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    Wow. I am in the same dilemma.

    I personally am leaning towards an AK.
     
  3. Darthbauer

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    If you know a place to get a good deal on one, id say get something like an XD. I dont know if you can get them that cheap anymore though. If not that then Id go with the AK.
     
  4. Bazooka Joe71

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    AK AK AK...And lots of hi-caps.

    They are way more likely to be on the endangered list.

    Classic Arms has yugo underfolders for $440.
     
  5. dmxx9900

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    thank you guys keep more coming though because I still need more replies before the deal is sealed for tomorrow
     
  6. jdc1244

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    AK, by all means. You’ll love it. And as noted above you may not have a chance to love it at some point…
     
  7. Sans Authoritas

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    I'm going to put my vote with the AK, too. Fun, reliable, cheap, and I still don't have mine. I want more people to have them, especially me. But you having one will make the world a better place, too.

    -Sans Authoritas
     
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    To balance the current collection i would get a compact .40 pistol for concealed carry.
    But, considering the considerable risk of a "black rifle ban" i would get some kind of assault rifle, at that kind of money it will probably need to be an AK, though i would prefer getting an HK G3 variant or an FN FNC, or possibly an AR15. Those are on another costlevel though.
    If you dont know that you will be able to buy a couple of good assault rifles before the new AWB, by all means go for the AK.
     
  9. Six O'clock Tactical

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    with respect to the possibility of a new AWB, the AK. If that sort of thing doesnt mean much to you (as it doesnt to me) you seem to be short a handgun on your list, so thats the way id go.
     
  10. doc2rn

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    I am gonna buck the system here and say buy a Glock 19 or GP100.
     
  11. .cheese.

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    what's going on? Is tomorrow sales tax free day on firearms or something?

    (obviously not - but something is up) what did I miss?
     
  12. rhubarb

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    Due to the 2009 AWB, I am presently wrestling with the same dilemma. Should my next gun be another pistol that I can carry every day, or should it be an Evil Assault Rifle?

    My vote is for the AK. Post pics when you get it.
     
  13. dmxx9900

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    no tomorrow is just the day I am getting a new gun for my "arsenal".
    and I have a hard time deciding between an AK or a handgun.
     
  14. BobbyQuickdraw

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    For $450 i'd say AK, but thats only because all the pistols I want are over $450!
     
  15. Hokkmike

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    I would say AK but I won't. For $450 you're not going to get decent quality. Go for the pistol!
     
  16. mattmacklind

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    Same dilemna here. I was hoping to get a better deal on an CETME, but the seller won't come down enough. I may still bite-but I could get a decent AK for the price or another pistol, or a few things. I say AK I guess!
     
  17. Bazooka Joe71

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    You don't consider the Yugo's "quality?":confused:
     
  18. Huddog

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    Get what you want. It appears to me that a conceal carry pistol would fit nicely into your collection but if you want an AK pick one up. I try to avoid use of the word arsenal in any event due to the Brady Bunch et. al. being so in love with the term.
     
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    "Should I get an AK or pistol tomorrow?"

    Yes.

    (get both) :)
     
  21. dmxx9900

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    Bad news I cant spend more then $350 I checked my budget and I made a mistake on it so a AK is out of the question because the gun stores in my area sell them for $420 and up,
    All I can afford is revolvers,lever action rifles,saturday night specials,bolt action rifles,cheap semi-auto rifles,and taurus semi-auto.
     
  22. buck00

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    AK

    Pros:


    - fun shooters
    - may be wise to get one before a possible ban or price increase
    - you can never have too many AKs

    Cons:

    - for $450 (if FFL or shipping is involved) you may be looking at a WASR, which is junk.

    PISTOL

    - for $450 you could get a nice used glock. What about a Glock 21 or 23?

    :scrutiny:

    If you really are going to go for an AK, save up another $150 to get a nice one.
     
  23. NG VI

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    or a good deal on a used semi. that's what I'd do, or squirrel the money away for another month and then buy something you really like. But I bought a S&W model 28-2 Highway Patrolman for $250 about a year and a half ago. You can find good stuff inexpensively sometimes. or something highly under-rated for it's reliability and durability. Like a Sigma.
     
  24. dmxx9900

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    well I will get an AK eventually because I am getting a $500 incentive on june when I start my job as apprentice electrician helper.
     
  25. alaskanativeson

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    Here's my thought on the handgun vs. assault weapon dilemma:

    If you can only buy one, it should be a handgun. If a big gun ban gets put into place it's likely that both handguns and assault style weapns will be on it. You can get a rifle that will perform somewhat the same role as an assauilt rifle. You cannot duplicate the purpose of a handgun with anything else.

    If you need a long gun for defense purposes you would be well served with an AK. If you can't get an AK you could still use a lever action Marlin 336 or a Winchester 94 with very good results. If you need a handgun for ease of carry and concealment you can't accomplish that with a rifle of any kind.

    CZ makes a good quality inexpensive pistol. Used Glocks, XDs, or a nice wheelgun like a GP100 would do well for you.
     
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