Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Shopping Spree Advice

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by JaxNovice, May 3, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. JaxNovice

    JaxNovice member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    916
    This no a BS solicitation of advice. I inheirited from my father a group of shotguns and I am going to sell one of them to retire all of my debt and put my two infant daughters through college (god bless the Florida pre-paid college plan). I am putting aside $4,000 to buy a bunch of new guns. I have already ordered the safe to put them in. I have agonized over what new toys to buy and I thought I would solicit the advice of my fellow members.

    Here is what I want to get:

    Polymer 9mm for day to day carry and car carry
    A really nice 9mm
    Nice .45acp (maybe 1911)
    Hunting rifle for mid-size game
    AR-15
    AK-47


    Anyone care to make suggestions as to what to buy and where? My budget is firm and the wife already knows. I am sure the insight shared from the fellow members will inspire me and lead me down a path no previously considered. Thanks!
     
  2. BADUNAME13

    BADUNAME13 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,802
    Location:
    Gulf Coast
    Glock 19 $400
    CZ 75B $300-$350
    Kimber Warrior $1100
    Savage 110 30-06 - or other ($300 used, don't know new)
    Rock river flat top (Don't have current prices)
    Arsonal Ak (Over $600)
     
  3. TX1911fan

    TX1911fan Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    Messages:
    2,013
    Wow, that must have been some shotgun! My take:

    Polymer 9mm for day to day carry and car carry--SPringfield XD9, 3 or 4 inch

    A really nice 9mm--High Power, Sig or HK

    Nice .45acp (maybe 1911)--Springfield Armory TRP or better

    Hunting rifle for mid-size game--Browning bolt action, lever action or semi-auto

    AR-15--Rock River mid-length

    AK-47--No suggestion
     
  4. Dark_Harvest

    Dark_Harvest Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2007
    Messages:
    96
    Polymer 9mm for day to day carry and car carry - GLOCK 19!!!
    A really nice 9mm - Sig Sauer (or another Glock 19!!!)
    Nice .45acp (maybe 1911) - Sig Sauer Revolution (Don't buy a Kimber!!!! EVER!! Unless you like being treated like crap by a company that WILL NOT STAND BEHIND IT'S PRODUCT FOR ANY REASON AT ALL)
    Hunting rifle for mid-size game (this will be personal, make sure you're comfortable with the action of the rifle)
    AR-15 (Rock River is a great supplie for AR's!)
    AK-47 (don't have one, can't recommend one...)


    bc
     
  5. JaxNovice

    JaxNovice member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    916
    Even though I was deeply saddened when my father passed, a pair of Holland and Holland shotguns softened the blow. I appreciate the advice on the guns. I sat this afternoon with the CDNN catalog and made notes all over it. I almost picked up the phone and ordered 9 FN guns just to get the PS90 for free. Would have cost me about $5600 but I could have sold one of them and brought me down to budget. Would have been fun to do but impractical.
     
  6. 12many

    12many Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Messages:
    647
    Why don't you space out the purchases over time. Perhaps over time your needs or wants will change.

    No need to spend it all in a rush.
     
  7. JaxNovice

    JaxNovice member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    916
    12many- That is far too practical and wise advice. I would lose the rush. Knowing myself I would buy a few nice guns and then the rest on lapdances. Better off doing it all at once to make sure I actually follow through.
     
  8. ARGarrison

    ARGarrison Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    304
    Location:
    Indiana, USA
    I'm sorry to hear of your father's passing. My father died this past year. I too am having a firearm purchasing rush, but not to the scale you are.

    I have Kimber and like it. It is what is now called a series I, internal extractor. I got the Royal model. I would not trade/sell it, but wish I had a stainless model. The nice deep blue of the Royal is starting to show wear.

    For an AR, I chose a Bushmaster. They call it a target rifle, but it is a AR copy of a M-16A3 (A3 = Flat top) with a 20" barrel. It might be my only AR and I'd like to have the middle ground. It's not a long barreled varmit gun nor is it a short barreled carbine.

    Even if you get them all at once or the same week/month. Take your time with each firearm. Spread the thrill out over time and not just show up at the range with a truck load of new toys and blast away, only to get bored and then stash them away in the back of your safe.
     
  9. JaxNovice

    JaxNovice member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    916
    Thanks for the kind word and advice AR.
     
  10. sierrabravo45

    sierrabravo45 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Messages:
    180
    Location:
    Between Idaho and Montana
    I'm Sorry to Hear about your Dad.

    Think about it this way. You are selling one of his guns to do what you want, college, debt and such.

    Don't get a gun that will be impractical or not worth it. By this I mean a Ak-47 or such. that could be changed. Or if the Gun grabbers come you lost it.

    Buy a gun that you will keep in one piece, that is NICE. If I was buying a Gun now. It would probably be a Smith & Wesson Performance Center in .44 Mag (I have one already but I was thinking it would be a good keepsake.

    My #1 would be a High End Kimber or a Sig Revolution STX. Or probably a Nice shotgun. Such as a Beretta over and under. When you pull that gun out to shoot it, it should remind you of your Dad.

    I like Glocks and Ak's and so forth. But if I went through that I would probably Buy a Winchester 23, Kimber, the Sig or a Beretta O/U that you would cherish and pass on to your kids.

    Do Not get something that you are going to shoot a couple of times put it back in the safe and say "that was fun" Maybe get that Great Hunting Rifle. Think HS Precision or McMillan or GAP. Put nice glass on it, and use it as your all around hunting gun. Your Dad will be with you every time you go hunting.
     
  11. JaxNovice

    JaxNovice member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    916
    Hi sierra, Again really nice sentiment. He left me 6 shotguns so I will keep the other 5 and just sell the one. I agree that I should not just go nuts and buy whatever is in sight. I was about to do that but I started this thread to get help from cooler heads like yourself.
     
  12. sierrabravo45

    sierrabravo45 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Messages:
    180
    Location:
    Between Idaho and Montana
    I thought of One More.

    Two Words.

    "Double Rifle"

    Two More.

    ".470 Nitro"

    Take it to Africa and Have Fun.......

    My Dad has a bunch of Guns and I know one Day he will go to the Happy Hunting Grounds. Some guns it would be really hard to sell. (The guns that were his Primary hunting guns) Some are easy that always sat in the safe and were pretty much unfired.

    Don't cheapen the experience with buying a Bunch of Guns. I would get one or two nice Guns. Maybe even think of something you always wanted but could never afford like the above double rifle.
     
  13. RNB65

    RNB65 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Messages:
    4,056
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Glock 19
    Springfield XD9 Service
    S&W M&P
    Beretta PX4

    The only real diff between them is ergonomics. Choose whichever one feels best.

    Old School: Browning High Power
    New School: SIG 226/229

    Les Baer

    CZ

    Rock River

    Got me...
     
  14. 30 cal slob

    30 cal slob Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2004
    Messages:
    2,092
    Location:
    Location, Location!
    1) HK USP Compact in 9mm. More accurate than a Glock, just as reliable for everyday carry.

    2) Browning Hi Power 9mm, made in Belgium.

    3) Any 1911 made by Wilson Combat.

    4) Go custom on the hunting rifle.

    5) AR - Rock River Arms or Knight's Armament lower + HK 416 upper (available occasionally).

    6) AK's - Don't have a first-hand informed opinion on AK's.
     
  15. Taurus92 in KyleTX

    Taurus92 in KyleTX Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Messages:
    90
    Location:
    Central TX
    Sorry to hear about your dad.

    You thought about talking to a custom shop, getting a 1911 built up for yourself, with some engraving to honor your dad? Could be something to pass down thru the generations?
     
  16. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    22,340
    Sorry to hear of the loss of your Father.
    I trust you are keeping some of his guns, even if you don't shoot them much, they will be great mementos and heirlooms.

    Hard to beat a Glock for a simple sturdy carry gun. G19 is a good size, but I prefer G17 as the original and still champion.

    What will you do with a "really nice" 9mm? Are we talking about a pure target pistol like a P210 or S&W M952? Or just something different from a G19? In which case a G34 for common operation with your carry gun but longer barrel and some detail refinements.

    Lots 'a 1911 .45s out there, if you want something different, look at the Sig-Sauer P220 SAO, Match, or Super Match.
    http://www.ordnanceoutsellers.com/pg9.jpg

    I don't hunt but the most enthusiastic hunter of my acquaintance shoots a Browning A-Bolt .270 with every satisfaction.

    I have a standard Colt HBAR that suits me as a shooter, but don't like the way they have screwed with the design of the guns they sell to American Commoners. I think the Rock River is well built.

    I have no use or interest in an AK and would spend the money budgeted for a really, really nice scope for that .270.
     
  17. glockman19

    glockman19 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,699
    Here's what I would get:

    Polymer 9mm for day to day carry and car carry
    Glock 26
    A really nice 9mm
    Glock 17/19
    Nice .45acp (maybe 1911)
    Kimber Custom Shop (any one) I like the Raptor II
    Hunting rifle for mid-size game
    Remington CDL in .30-06 or .308
    AR-15
    Top Brand Bushmaster/Rock River, Colt, Stag(makse parts for everyone else)
    AK-47
    Any AK mfg.
     
  18. Voerelover

    Voerelover Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2006
    Messages:
    20
    HI:
    ON the Ak why not a Krebs ak or see Knight guns he is located in Florida one of the best gun makers in america. His guns are hard to come by at times and may be a list of time before you can get one of his guns. the sames holds true Krebs guns!
    A custom Hunting rifle for sure!
    Hand guns a sig or for a good plastic gun try H&K as well as military style guns you can't go wrong.
    Think about a Springfield 308 Mm14 beats a mini 14 ruger anytime!
    All of the above will surve your purpose!
    For a good supressed gun or muzzle can try Advanced Armament in Georgia. Top of the line in their work!
    Thanks,
    Vorelover
     
  19. possum

    possum Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Messages:
    8,942
    Location:
    Concord, N.C.
    well you can kill two birds with one stone with that one, with an xd service model 9mm!

    Ar: bushmaster m4a3 flatop

    ak: yugo underfolder

    Hunting Rifle: savage model 10

    1911: sa mc operator, loaded model, s&w, detonics etc.

    those are my personal choices in that order.
     
  20. Afy

    Afy Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2006
    Messages:
    2,595
    Jax Novice,

    Sorry about your father. It never is easy...

    If a single shotgun sale is going to do all of the above I am assuming its a H&H or Purdy or something to that effect.

    I would really love to see pictures of these guns since they are extremly rare as you can well imagine.

    Good luck with your gun choices.
     
  21. halvey

    halvey Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Messages:
    1,914
    This is why my kids will get a couple guns each, and the rest of the guns sold and the money will go to the NRA.
     
  22. BADUNAME13

    BADUNAME13 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,802
    Location:
    Gulf Coast
    Sierrabravo45:

    I've gatta take issue with something you said:
    I myself like nice S&W revolvers, and have several, including custom. However, I have goten more enjoyment out of a single AK than out of all my S&W's put together.

    A friend of mine is a serious hunter, uses a Browning 7mm08, his 45-70... he referes to his AK as his 'killin gun' as he always uses it for the packs of stray dogs that are around his property.

    I am tired of people (If you are not one of them I appoligise) who 'look down their noses' at EBR owners, and say various things, charcterised by your statement.

    WHO ARE YOU TO KNOW WHAT IS NOT WORTH IT!

    'Insert nonhighroad comment here'
     
  23. tsalagikola

    tsalagikola Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2007
    Messages:
    18
    Location:
    Alabama
    What ever guns you get make sure you get enough ammo the way ammo prices are getting.
     
  24. trueblue1776

    trueblue1776 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2005
    Messages:
    2,050
    Location:
    Alabama
    I would totally use that money as a down payment on a Holland & Holland, only the sweetest shotguns ever made.
     
  25. James NM

    James NM Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Messages:
    202
    JaxNovice:

    Question: You said your wife knows about the upcoming $4000 gun purchase. Does she also know about the lap dances?:)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page