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I have $350 left over.... Decisions decisions

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Gergify, Feb 22, 2011.

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  1. Gergify

    Gergify Member

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    So after purchasing my Ak-47 I have about $350 left in my "firearms budget". Now i'm trying to figure out what I want to purchase. Unfortunately these will be the last firearms I purchase for a while, as I'm starting a car restoration project and the money needs to go there.

    So with my $350 I've considered a few things:

    1. Taurus M605. It would be nice to have a home defense firearm.
    2. GSG 522pk. .22 ammo is dirt cheap, allowing me to go range a blow a lot of rounds and have fun when I don't have the $$$ for 7.62
    3. SKS. Just because it seems like a reliable simple rifle.

    Which do you think is the better investment in the end?
     
  2. txhoghunter

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    scope mounting equipment and red dot for the AK?
     
  3. memphisjim

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    mags and ammo or sight
     
  4. youngda9

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    Browning Buckmark and $100 of ammo...at $.04 a round for .22 ammo you can buy 2,500 rounds.
     
  5. docnyt

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    I would try to find a used, older GSG5 though, if possible.

    The SKS will cost you more in ammo but it's also a great choice.
     
  6. Panzercat

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    Three highpoints. :D

    But seriously, if this is really a home defense firearm, expect that you may have to lose it to police custody. I'd be looking for cheap and reliable, not eyecandy. A high point. Mavrick 12g... Something you can shoot but won't mind losing to the evidence locker.
     
  7. kayak-man

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    I wouldn't get an SKS - the AK fills that role, is IMO jsut as reliable, and uses the same ammo.

    A .22 would be a good idea. Either a rifle or pistol, depending on your needs.

    2 other options would be: Deposit the extra $350 in a bank acount, let the intrest grow (yes, I know this will take a while) untill you come across something you REALLY like. Or, you could spend about $100 on a single shot 12guage, $200 on a tax stamp, and cut it down to a SBS :D

    Really though, you probably shouldn't let my opinions anywhere near your money - theres just no way that would end well :evil:

    Chris "the Kayak-Man" Johnson
     
  8. fallout mike

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    what memphisjim said
     
  9. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    The guy is talking about a $350 gun, not a $80,000 bespoke shotgun. There is a minute chance that you will be involved in a home defense shooting and even a smaller chance that your gun will be seized, never to be seen again. That certainly seems like a odd basis for making a decision over what is more or less a commodity purchase. Recommending a Hi-Point over a Taurus is like saying, "You know what, you should stick to eating potted meat food product instead of ground chuck. You never know when you might get an unexpected case of Jamaican vomiting sickness."

    It might be different if he was saying, "I'd can't decide whether to get a Purdey or a Fabbri as a home defense shotgun", but come on, picking a Hi-Point over a Taurus (or even a used Glock) because of the small chance you might be involved shooting where your gun is confiscated seems to be cutting off your nose to spite your face. If you like Hi-Points for what they are, knock yourself out. If you are a bit more discerning in your tastes, you might enjoy something else more. Since most of my "gun" time if spent actually shooting or carrying, I'll take the chance and choose a gun because I like it, not because I'm afraid I will lose it one day.

    To the OP's question, are you a shooter or a collector? If you are the type of guy who just likes having different kinds of guns and goes out and shoots 4 times a year, might as well get another gun. If you are a shooter, you can burn through $350 in ammo pretty quickly. If you are both, you need a bigger budget. :)
     
  10. Gergify

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    I guess I should clear some stuff up.

    I already have plenty of magazines and ammo to last me for a while. Been 'collecting' 7.62 for a while.
     
  11. mcdonl

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    Have you considered reloading? For $350 you can get going on one or two calibers, all the quipment and supplies to load up 2000 or so rounds.
     
  12. memphisjim

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    ok then nice optic or 12 gauge and plenty of shells
     
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    Tokarev and ammo
    CZ 82 and ammo
    P64, and ammo

    Ammo for the AK (can get about 1.5 K rounds for that)
     
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    Nothing wrong with the Hi-Point carbines, love mine.
     
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    An Ultimak mount and a Vortex SPARC optic.
     
  16. mingo

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    I would by a Smith & Wesson Sigma self defense handgun in either 9mm or 40cal. I have a 40cal and really think it's worth the money. Bud's has a good deal now.
    mingo
     
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    I'd buy a couple cases of ammo for that AK and get really good with it.
     
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    ill go with some of the others- AMMO!
     
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    Mosin Nagant and ammo plus Hi-Point plus ammo? :)
     
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    You could always just stash the money until you come upon something you really want.
     
  21. A_Matthew

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    How about a 10/22 and lots of ammo? Can't go wrong with that. Also, what kind of AK did you purchase? (If you don't mind my asking.:)) If its a $700+ Arsenal, you may want to get a cheap SKS for a beater rifle. Just my 2 cents. Matthew
     
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    Gergify

    I would probably opt for a comparable S&W revolver over a Taurus, but that's just my preference.

    Nothing wrong with the GSG522 as .22's are great fun and relatively inexpensve to shoot.
    Here again I might also be looking at a Ruger 10/22 as well.

    I guess I just don't see much appeal with an SKS when you've already got an AK. If it were the other way around, then I would say sell the SKS so you could get an AK.
     
  23. frankenstein406

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    Marlin 795 and a used pistol?
     
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    Marlin 39A, Used S&W Mod 10 or 60, or a used G19 would be my front runners.
     
  25. Panzercat

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    @ Jorg
    Wow. You really told me.
    That three paragraphs on an $80,000 comparison made me see the light. :rolleyes:

    Op is free to ignore my broken advice as he likes. That said, i thought he had said home defense somewhere that I'm not seen right now. Possibly hallusenating in retrospect.
     
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