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One gun for pure fun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CJW, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. CJW

    CJW Member

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    Hi folks. I'm in the happy position of having all of my gun "needs" fulfilled, but I have the means right now to buy something for the sake of pure fun at the range. I guess I'm just looking for something different that would be a fun diversion from all my other task-oriented firearms. I'm open to all calibers and action types. What would you suggest adding to the following collection?

    Glock 17 (main HD gun)
    Glock 19 (wife's gun)
    S&W MP340 (main carry gun)
    S&W 637 (backup carry gun)
    Ruger GP-100
    Dan Wesson 6" 357
    Browning Hi-Power
    Springfield Milspec 1911
    Two Makarovs
    Ruger Mk II
    Ruger Bearcat (kid's favorite!)

    Ruger bolt action 7.62x39 (main deer rifle)
    SKS
    Romanian AK-47
    Mini-14
    Winchester lever action 357
    Savage 17 HMR
    Rem 870 (12 ga.)
    Rem 870 (20 ga.)
    Mosin M44
    Rossi single shot 22 (kid's)
     
  2. Azusa

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    For pure fun, short of NFA title 2 arms, it's hard to beat a Saiga 12. Most are way overpriced right now, though.
     
  3. Oxidation

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    Desert Eagle in 50ae. Mines a blast to shoot and gets tons of love at the range.
     
  4. jcwit

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    Impossiable for me to narrow it down to only one.

    Centerfire Rifle, U.S. Carbine, Winchester 30/30 cast light loads
    Rimfire Rifle, Henry .22 Lever action

    Centerfire Handgun, Kimber 45
    Rimfire Handgun, Browning or Walther Target.

    And all the rest are frosting on the cake.
     
  5. Ankeny

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    Pure fun? Hard to beat a USPSA Open blaster race gun. :D
     
  6. jamesbeat

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    How about something in black powder for a change of pace?
    Maybe a cap n ball revolver?
     
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    +1:cool:
     
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    H&R Buffalo Classic .45-70. Throw a tang sight on it and start practicing those 1000yd shots where you have about 100ft of drop to compensate for. You can shoot loads from mild to wild and if you feel froggy you can have it reamed to .45-120 or similar and do some black powder shenanigans. There's just something about shooting on a big piece of property and using Kentucky windage to walk your shots in like artillery.
     
  9. gspn

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    Tough for me to say since everyone has a different idea of fun.

    If I were you...I'd go down to the biggest gun store around...something with a huge inventory...and I'd just walk around until something jumped out at me.
     
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    Your missing Sig P226 9mm:what:
     
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    My Ruger Vaquero in .45LC is definitely my idea of a pure fun gun. It's just a great way to spend an afternoon plinking away at a bunch of empty cans and bottles.
     
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    How about a Ruger Charger? Not sure if that counts as a pistol, but having one of those with a bull barrel would be real fun at the range...not to mention it's cheep to shoot.

    OR what about a Rossi Ranchhand in 45 LC? There classified as a pistol.
     
  13. Dr.Rob

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    I have some black powder arms for fun. My favorite is a double barreled coach gun by Pedersoli.

    I got my 1894 Marlin .44 mag cowby ltd 'for fun' mostly, though I 'd be comforatble to take it hunting or keep it handy for defense.
     
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    Sig Trailsider in .22. Made by Hammerli it is the most fun plinking pistol I've ever shot.
     
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    .44MAG revolver, especially a Ruger Redhawk. If you handload you can use it as a big-bore plinker or a hand cannon, and anything in between.
     
  16. gbran

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    You're missing a big bore handgun, a big bore long gun, you don't have any hi-power above 7.62 x 54.
     
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    Model 41 S&W in 5 or 7" or with a Clarks barrel. And definitely scope it.
     
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    I see someone already beat me to the .45-70...:evil:
     
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    Ruger 10/22. Mine is a blast to shoot with the true-shot sights I put on it.
     
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    1874 Shiloh Sharps Long Range Express in 45/70 with 500 grain bullets.
     
  21. CJW

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    Thanks for the interesting suggestions! I was already thinking of some kind of big bore single action revolver, but I like the blackpowder idea too. In terms of cost, how does blackpowder shooting stack up against centerfire 38/357 factory ammo?

    I guess I could always use the extra funds to get into reloading!
     
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    How about a new AR-15, an NFA item, or a Marlin model 60? I was blasting at 100 yards today with my Marlin model 60, and it was a blast.
     
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    I think the bulk of .50 BMG owners will tell you that it's pure fun.
     
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    All my guns are fun :-D
     
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