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What "gun bug" do you have right now?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by rgwalt, Jan 13, 2013.

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  1. rgwalt

    rgwalt Member

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    I go through various "gun bugs", where I get obsessed with certain guns that I convince myself I must have. The cure comes with caving and buying the gun, but many times I can talk myself out of a purchase if the gun won't serve a specific purpose in my collection, or if really think about the money.

    Current gun bugs:

    1) Outfitting my AR- Looking at reflex sights, grips, stocks, etc. I haven't gotten into looking at mechanical components (triggers, etc) yet. This can become and expensive hobby.

    2) Beretta CX4 Storm carbine that accepts Beretta 92 9mm mags. I rented one at a range to try it out, to see if I could cure myself. Only made things worse. The fact that this gun basically has zero recoil cemented my desire. I have a 92FS, so it would be great to share mags. I would put a light and a red dot sight on it, and it would be fantastic for home defense.

    3) "Vintage" .380 ACP pistols (Walthers, Mausers, Berettas). I really like styling of these old pistols. The design/lines are clean, smooth... classic. Passed on a really sweet Beretta at a gun show... went back for it and it was gone. One of these would serve very little purpose in my collection. In fact, it would really be the only collectable I have.

    4) I'm starting to like the idea of getting a 1911; probably a Sig. I have a Springfield xD in .45 that has a bit more recoil than I care for in a HD pistol, and I'm not that accurate with. I shot a buddy's 1911 and appreciated the additional weight (and accompanying reduced felt recoil), so I'm considering parting with my xD in the next year, and putting money with it on a 1911.

    Recently cured myself of an obsession with a Sig P938. Rented one and shot it at the range, and it jammed on me at least once per magazine. While I hear that Sig has corrected these issues in new production runs, I don't want to gamble $700 on a gun. Plus I can drive tacks with my P238 and it has been 100% reliable.

    Anyone else suffer from this affliction?
     
  2. sean326

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    Rifle= Aug
    Pistol= FN five seven
    NFA-SBR = 10" AR
    NFA-MG = Uzi
     
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  3. BBQJOE

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    I'm looking for a rifle in the .177 category.

    Doesn't look like it's gonna be easy.


    No.... Not pellet gun.
     
  4. gdcpony

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    I plan to rebarrel my LR308 in .257Roberts. It is actually more available right now that .308!
    A Buckmark .22 rifle
     
  5. DeMilled

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    The bug I have right now is to have more tools, FAL receivers, and barrels for an idea I've had for a little bit now.

    This spring I should have everything lined out though.
     
  6. jhco

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    Anything 1911
     
  7. Apple a Day

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    I'd love a lever action rifle in .357 magnum. I just can't find one locally.
     
  8. musicman10_1

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    I really want to add a Ruger Red Label .12 gauge shotgun to my safe.
     
  9. va1911

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    SR45 and a full size 1911.
     
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  11. j.kramer

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    looking for ar type 308 with piston system

    dont needed have many 308s ars

    i just want one
     
  12. Jim Mac

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    I had a thing for the C96 mauser since I was a kid along with lugers. I finally picked up 2 lugers in the last 18 months. And with all the assault rifle talk on the news, I threw one of my wasr10 AKs out for trade. I was hoping either a broom handle mauser or another luger. Well the AK brought in a broom handle mauser.
    So now Im kicking around another full sized 1911. jim
     
  13. critter

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    I, too, just got a SIG 938. During the first 50 rounds, it had one ftf and 3 early lock-opens. (It WAS NOT cleaned, lubed, just shot new out of the box).

    Brought it home, broke it down, cleaned and lubed it. Since then, it has been absolutely 100% perfect.
     
  14. Fishslayer

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    Kind of looking for a .223 bolt gun like the Mossberg MVP. It would fill a hole in my accumulation.

    4" 629 no dash- it would complete a troika of SS no dashes

    5"-ish barrel unmodified 3 screw SBH in .44 Magnum - no real reason. Just want! :D
     
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    Mil-Surps! :D
     
  16. csa77

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    Iv been on the Enfield bug for the last 3 years. since I bought Ian Skennerton's-The Lee Enfield- 600 page book, I have moved away from the common no1mk4s and no1mkIIIs. Iv been on the lookout for CLLEs,CLLMs, MLMs,MLEs,RIC carbines and cavalry carbines. they are much harder to find.

    the book has been very helpful in looking at the few examples Iv seen, most of the ones Iv seen for sale are complete mismatches. often with just the original receiver.
    Iv only managed to snag one this last year a very nice RIC carbine at a great price and was out bid on a decent CLLE on gun broker.
     
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    Henry, .45 LC
     
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    unfortunately for me, most of the guns I'm drooling over only exist in my mind, and I'm not in a position to design and build them.

    Who knows, MAYBE I'll get lucky and GLOCK will anounce that new top break 10mm revolver after all :evil:
     
  19. Buck Kramer

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    something in .17
    Scoped Ruger gp100
    TLR-1 for my xd
    trigger spring kit for my 642
    Maybe build another upper...
    ...and 5,000 pistol primers looking for a new home :)
     
  20. indie

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    Ive always had the AK47 variant bug, but lately

    AR15 - have a couple of lowers i need to build up
    Vepr 308 - want a 308 semi auto and AK platform is my favorite
    More glocks
     
  21. srtolly

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    Almost anything broken or bubbaed. I enjoy giving them a new life.
     
  22. gym

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    I would like to get more range time with what I already have, and be able to shoot as well as I used to when I shot more often.
    I got some new contact lenses, and would like to see if they make a difference. I am 20/10 now, and the doc said I have 30 year old eyes.I am 64, so hopefully I can shoot like I did at 30.
    I find that sometimes it'd best to shoot what you have until you get as good as you can get. I like shooting 45's which can get expensive if you don't reload, Which I just can't get started with right now.
    There was a time I had 2 guns for 22 years in NY, now I have 7, and shoot less than ever, so I really need to stick to 1 or 2 guns and shoot the crap out of them until it becomes second nature. Sometimes you forget that you have guns that are sitting back in the safe that you used to love, and for some reason stopped using.
    With polymer guns, it's pretty much the same type of feel weather it's a Glock or an xd or a M&P, they still are still different in the way they shoot, and latelly I have been going to single stack guns that feel different than what I am used to.
    Having started with single stack's and revolvers, it was a big switch going to Glock type pistols, now it's reversed. Perhaps shooting your carry gun or guns is a better way of setting goals instead of falling for the latest gun of the week "which we ar all guilty of", And I found going back to the 1911 a much more accurate and precise gun to shoot, "I had forgotten".
     
  23. MOHunter

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    Lever action rifles in handgun calibers, 357 and 44 mag, been reloading and this would be a good fit with my revolvers.
     
  24. sidheshooter

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    Beretta 84
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    Savage "hog hunter" in .223

    That's this week...
     
  25. avs11054

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    I'm with you. I get the itch for certain guns and then talk myself out of it. Some of the guns I've bought have been to fill that itch and for no other reason. I ended up regretting those purchases.

    The most recent gun I bought is one that I have wanted for a couple years now. The DPMS Tac 20 (308 AR style rifle w/ 20 inch barrel and quad rail). I think I will now focus on outfitting that gun. I want a top of the line scope for it, and I might get into NFA and get a suppressor for it. We shall see...
     
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