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Old/New Firearm Dilemma

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Birdmang, Jul 26, 2009.

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  1. Birdmang

    Birdmang Member

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    I love collecting and buying firearms, as does everyone else on this forum, but I figured I would still throw it out there.

    I love old guns and I love modern guns. I don't have any modern weapons, I have tons of old WWII firearms and memorabilia, and most of my shotguns/handguns/rifles were built before 1950!

    I want to buy a Glock 17 but when I go to buy one I see a Tokarev handgun sitting in the case over!!!

    History is just so intriguing, but at the same time I have never been around or owned modern guns, my grandfather was/is my gateway to collecting and only has the old guns. I feel that if I have an AR15 Glock he will look down on me because his Garand and P38 are much cooler.

    This might sound weird but I feel that I cannot pick what to buy, something better and older always comes up!

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  2. Yosemite Sam

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    Yeah, I hate when I'm trying to buy something cutting edge and an older model comes out -- wait what? :confused:

    Just kidding, I know what you mean. The only solution is to buy them all. Get a 2nd job and sell a kidney.
     
  3. Birdmang

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    Well I am in college and about to graduate so I only need to pay for food. If I got a Glock 19 and the Tokarev I would drop about 40 lbs but I guess thats not a bad idea?
     
  4. BunnyPuncher

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    I have similar problems to you. I'd buy the Tok reasoning that I could buy the Glock next - I mean, it's not like there is a dwindling supply of black polymer 9mms.

    What I would not realize at the time of course is that, when 2-3 months roll bye and it is time to revisit the glock purchase I will have already picked up another old gun - leaving me no money for the Glock :)

    I've been "saving" for S&W 625 for about 5 months now - in that time I have bought 2 Mosins, a K31, a Savage Sporter 23a and a Hakim. Quite the savings plan :p

    You are what you are. That said, don't let anyone else (your Grandpa) determine what your interests are to the point where you do not own a practical firearm (although I consider Makarovs and Tokarevs practical myself.) If you want a Glock, buy the silly thing.
     
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  5. stillaftermath

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    OT. but whenever somebody mentions the bleeping God-forsaken bleeping piece of bleeping Egyptian bleeping finger-snatching bleeping Hakim, my hands curl up into little balls to defend themselves and my testicles creep into my abdomen.

    I couldn't count the numbers of times those damn things tried to eat my hands, because I don't have enough fingers left attached.

    The only thing more dangerous than the action on a Hakim is the damn surplus ammo the Egyptians made for the thing.
     
  6. Birdmang

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    Good luck with the hakim, see figure 15.

    15.jpg
     
  7. BunnyPuncher

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    Yeah, that sucker slams shut quicker than the jaws on a snapper. The fellow in the above picture was not aware of that (I remember reading the article.)

    Quirky as all heck to operate, and I sure as heck wouldn't want to have to invade Israel with it, but at the range it is a fun gun! I had it out for the first time yesterday. As a new Hakim owner I have not yet had time to learn to despise its legendary finger munching capabilities.
     
  8. stillaftermath

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    The last one I had ate my dog.

    If you Google "Hakim figure 15" the first result is "Introduction to Organ Transplantation" on books.google.com.

    This is not coincidence.
     
  9. rcmodel

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    Ever consider that his grandfather probably looked down on him because his Cap & Ball Springfield Musket and Colt Navy revolver were much cooler then the Garand & P-38!

    Buy what you want and be-damned with what everyone else thinks.

    rc
     
  10. Birdmang

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    Haha that makes sense!
     
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