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For Christmas,anybody getting new or used firearms?

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  1. Mauser lover

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    Yeah... kinda. My wife is getting a .380-1911. If it works well, she'll probably carry it. But that means I get something too ;)

    Haven't decided what yet... Maybe an EAA 10mm... maybe.
     
  2. Browning

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    37682699805_c187a79abf_o.jpg For my only early Xmas present I bought a Bushmaster XM-15E2S 5.56 with a old Surefire M951 light on it that came with it. My wife got one thing she wanted about the same amount and all the other money for Christmas will be for my sons and other families presents.

    It was produced in Windham Maine in March 2007 and bought by the North Richland Hills PD and used in some capacity until it was surplused out and sold at GT Distributors for a decent price. The light will get an LED upgrade that's available now.

    The number '2' is on the stock, so I'm guessing that's a rack number and it was issued for patrol or call outs or whatever. The outside is a little dinged up. Once it was popped open for a look inside and down the barrel it looks almost new. Very little wear.

    Wanted an AR that I'd actually put in my truck as a truck rifle for when we travel, go camping and that sort of thing. Before this I'd end up buying a Noveske or a Daniel Defense, put on a red dot or a scope, light, sling and before I knew it I'd be up to $1800 to $2000. I'm pretty hesitant to throw those in the truck for an extended stay even if they are in a lock box under key when I walk away from it.

    With this it works as is (shot it) and while it's kinda cool I don't have any issue letting it stay in my truck.
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  3. LoneGoose

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    My sweetheart will be getting me a reinforced gun belt and a pair of electronic ear muffs. I think I've been good this year.
     
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  4. Delford

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    I too will be getting electronic ear muffs. I'd love a Marlin 1894 in .44 magnum but there have been and continue to be repairs on our 29 year old house. We found a decent, reliable handy man company but plumbers get $100 an hour and other tasks aren't cheap either. So Santa won't be bringing another Marlin this year. Still, we are blessed to be with our family and will stay with our son and his family for a couple days after Christmas.
     
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    I thought Santa was done, but he did it again. I stopped by a LGS to drop a gun off to have some gun smithing done and they had a used Glock 21 for $225. I asked them if the price was right, and if it was what was wrong with it. It was missing the magazines. I don't know that it was ever fired, as there were no marks of any kind anywhere on it and looked like a new gun. I picked up 3 magazines, and have a like new Glock with the magazines for $315.
     
  6. entropy

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    Not an Xmas present, but my son got a 20 ga. Bolt Mossberg for helping my best friend move today. I would have helped him myself, but had to work.
     
  7. acdodd

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    I'm getting electronic ear muffs, a Glock mat, a laser trainer for a 9mm and some other stuff.
    I am also giving my daughter a new Walther PPS, my son a new S&W MP15 in .223/5.56
    and my Granddaughter's boyfriend a new 12 GA pump in mossy oak camo.
    Christmas is a time for giving and I like to give guns.
    No I won't add you all to my Christmas list.:)
    I just wish my wife was a gun girl but she isn't.
    She told me yesterday she would buy me a gun if I wanted so I may take her up on that offer.
     
  8. FROGO207

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    I sure hope so!:D
     
  9. Captcurt

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    My wife is getting me a new Browning X-Bolt in 28 Nosler. She doesn't know it yet. It's a surprise.:rofl:
     
  10. CoalTrain49

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    I bought myself a new Sig P229 for Christmas. Took it to the range yesterday and ran 100 rds thru it. Way too cold to do any more, but as nearly as I can tell it was a very good choice.:D I'm becoming a huge fan of 9 MM.
     
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  11. Ignition Override

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    CoalTrain49: My only prev. shooting with any Sig (> the 232 in .380) was the single-stack P225 in 9mm.
    I'm 62 but have only about two years with handguns, .380 & 9x18 Mak.,and only two 'formal handgun instruction' classes.

    Yesterday I rented the 229 at the indoor range in Bartlett TN. Really impressed :) ! My handguns are all Makarovs. The slightly heavy P229 DA trigger is very smooth, requires only a very consistent pull pressure.
    And such a solid design! Felt like it could last a thousand years. Built like a tank.

    Despite just acquiring a CZ 75 PO1 (compact) two weeks ago, I would like to add the 229 as my next 'modern handgun' (compared to a Makarov), one day.
    The ergos are very good, and it might be about as easy to conceal as the 75 Compacts.
     
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  12. Mike .45

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    Pretty sure my wife has a Mossberg 930 stashed somewhere and she just showed me wrapped pistol sized box. Not sure if she sprung for two or if she is trying to throw me off the scent of the 12ga. Either way she spoils me and I'm pretty excited for Xmas day.
     
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  13. Deus Machina

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    This is a good tradition to uphold.
    My dad missed it as a gift at my 21st (my parents were divorcing at the time), but gave me my Ruger Mk3 22/45 on my 22nd.
     
  14. theotherwaldo

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    It turns out that I won't be getting a Remington M1903 for Christmas 'cause I spent my money getting my sister a new computer. Instead, I'll pick it up before January 25th, a month later.
     
  15. KYMJoeP

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    I wasn't intending to, but; I ran up on this little beauty just a few days ago. Over 20 years old and barely touched. Soooo, Merry Christmas to me :thumbup:


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    I'll know in January when I get my bonus--off wirk until then, too--another bonus.
     
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  18. WelshShooter

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    I too have been naughty, bought myself a Finnish M24 Mosin Nagant and a Bushnell Elite ERS scope for my 6.5x47 rifle earlier this year. My punishment is trimming brass at the bench all week. 4.JPG

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  19. bannockburn

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    Technically not a firearm but my lovely wife got me this Pietta Colt Model 1860 for Christmas this year! Both are keepers for sure!

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  20. bannockburn

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    Ignition Override

    Indeed, a SIG P229 would fit right in with your Makarovs and your new CZ P01. And yes, with a good holster and belt, the P229 is easy to conceal carry as the P01.

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  21. splattergun

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    no, I didn't.. All I got was some good whiskey. I guess I was on the naughty list.
    But my buddy got a 1948 Win Mod 70 30-06, in very good condition. Only problem is that it does not have the bolt. HIs wife got it at an estate sale.
    BTW, he's in the market for a pre-64 Model 70 30cal bolt!

    oh wait,.. I did gift myself a new holster for my SP101.
     
  22. chicharrones

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    I did exactly that. I took my 20+ year old GP100 6" to the range yesterday to try out the trigger work I did to it a couple months ago. I'm very satisfied with the single action trigger improvement. :D
     
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  23. AZ-Dave

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    Bought my first plastic pistol, XD-e 45. And it literally started to stink at the range. I've cleaned the grease out and try again.
     
  24. Captcurt

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    I gave up on the 28 Nosler when I looked at ammo prices. $60+ wholesale and no brass available so I ordered a Vanguard Sporter in 257 Weatherby. Merry Christmas to me.
     
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  25. opsman

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    I purchased a 16" stainless fluted barrel from Bear Creek to start yet another AR build, I now have all the parts on order so I guess you could say I am getting a firearm for Christmas, I know it is after Christmas but I have yet to start the build, it's going to have to wait until after the first of the year.
     
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