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What gun next when you have the bases covered?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by beeenbag, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Schwing

    Schwing Member

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    How about a Meteba? One of, if not the only, semi automatic revolvers ever produced. Pretty pointless but definitely a showpiece.
     
  2. redneck2

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    I went thru a stage where I could pretty much get any gun I wanted. I joked with my wife that I was in the "gun of the month" club. I was literally getting about one a month.

    After a while the idea of having a bunch of guns I never shot just didn't make sense. A majority of them went away. If you really think it makes you happy, knock yourself out. I went for fewer, more interesting guns. Most every rifle I own now will shoot sub 1"

    Scopes are all high end. For me, nothing in shooting is more satisfying than shooting a really accurate firearm with a really nice scope.

    I've got a really nice reloading set up. If you're not into reloading, that would be my emphasis. Just some thoughts.
     
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  3. beeenbag

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    Awesome suggestions guys! I actually bid on a P.08 and was high bidder for a little bit but it quickly went way up and I bowed out.

    Some of the other suggestions other than a new gun, great info but I do currently shoot USPSA and am an avid releoader

    As far as "feeling the need to buy another gun" it's not that I just feel the need to add a number, I enjoy the research, the comparisons, the hunt and then the satisfaction of finding what I wanted and taking it home... it may be a disease, I'm not sure.

    Finding myself looking at some of the more obscure Milsurp stuff, ww1-ww2 era.
     
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  4. RedlegRick

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    I have this love/hate thing with AR-7s. I love the fact the can break down and store inside their stock, are super light and look cool as all get out, but I hate how finicky they can be about ammo and magazines, and the less than stellar accuracy some I've had possessed. Yet still, at least once a year, I get this masochistic urge to get another one, but come to my senses beforehand. Love em if you want, I had my dance and don't wanna punch that ticket again.
    Now watch, next week I stumble across one at a price too good to resist and have to eat my words.
     
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  5. captain awesome

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    i have had my bases covered for a long while. now its just what ever i find interesting...of which i keep an ever growing and changing list in case i "forget" about something...Heh, i should be so lucky
    i am in the process of adding 3 to the stable this month. 2 of them have been a want for a long long time but other things just kept making the way in front of them. i finally decided its time to put the long time wants and curiositys to the front of the list again.
    so, the other day i bought a stainless Ruger redhawk 44 mag 7.5". that was a long time coming looking for the right deal. on a wim i went into my favorit LGS and darned if the didnt have 3 of them, all priced low enough, 2 were stainless, 1 of those was in great shape, so it came home with me. why? no particular need other than wanting a long barrel somewhat heavy hitter i can load cheaply and shoot the piss out of, and thats built like a tank.

    Ruger gp100 match champion. sold my regular 4 inch gp100 a few years ago, and always regreted it. when the match champion came out i thought it was pretty slick and a good replacement for my foolishly sold one, so added it to the list. found a great deal on one on auction, so i snatched it up. currently waiting for it to ship.

    last, a 12 inch PC 460 S&W. has been on my list for years. found one again on an auction cheap enough to convince me to do it. so i finally am.
    should have that one next week.

    so none of those fill any role somethig else i have didnt already at least come close to... so yeah those were my "Nexts"

    after that...not sure. it'll be a while, going to have fun with these ones first.
     
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  6. NIGHTLORD40K

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    I usually go shooting with a couple of the Millennials I work with, so they have been heavily dosed with the "Tacticoolaid", but its funny how they never ask me to pack along my ARs, AKs, or Sigs.

    The P08, HiPower, Garand, and M1 carbine are the most requested. There's one fella gets a hoot out a shooting my Krag too (as do I), to the extent that he'll buy and bring his own ammo!

    Our GM comes along some times too and brings his .50 Desert Eagle and .500 S&W. These two have a massive wow factor, and are wonderous to behold, but they just arent terribly fun to shoot. They spend most of our range sessions looking on forlornly from the bench while the guys plink away with the stocked Luger.......:)
     
  7. Archie

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    I 'collect' certain types of arms. So my next gun will be one of those sets. The deciding factor is what I find next at suitable price.

    On the list fitting that criteria:

    Remington model 51 in .32 ACP.
    Mosin - Nagant rifle of First World War era. Imperial Russian markings, sights calibrated in arshins.
    Same rifle of Finnish provenance. (Im a Simo Hayha fan.)
    Portuguese Vergueiro rifle (fat chance!)
    Walther PPK in .32 ACP without NAZI markings.
    Hunting rifle from between the wars, preferably European.
    Government Model pistol in .45 ACP or Super .38 caliber, (certain types).
    Mauser C96 in .30 Mauser.
    Mannlicher rifle (have carbine), called 1905 Dutch. Same, but Romanian.
    Swede M94 in issue condition.

    Probably some others I can't recall of the same ilk. I'll know it when I see it.
     
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  8. 22250Rem

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    I thought I had covered all the bases back in August when I got a Browning Citori for my sporting clays gun. Was all set for whatever shooting sports I wanted to do, be it big or small game, varmints, targets, or the shotgun sports. Then I recently saw the 50 dollar rebate offer from Savage on the purchase of a Savage Rascal..... That little, single shot, scaled down .22 rimfire designed for kids learning to shoot. Then I thought of my two step-grandaughters, one of whom is already a little too big for a Rascal, but the younger one, who is approaching 6 yrs. old, would be the perfect fit for that. Just goes to show that as soon as I think that all my bases are covered; there's ALWAYS some other gun calling to me, besides that, the final cost was only about 80 bucks after rebate, ( not including tax). The synthetic stock models are available in various stock colors........ Once I saw that the shop had a pink one in inventory I told the clerk; "I'll take it ! "..
     
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  9. Fiv3r

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    I've started (for now) getting away from accumulating guns "just in case" and started looking at "just because" as a more viable reason to spend my money. I have a high capacity 9mm that is kinda big to carry but very well built and accurate. I have an AR-15 that doesn't sing to me to be shot. I have a pump shotgun that isn't allowed at the local indoor range and I haven't the gumption to make a 45 minute drive to ammo-dump at the 25 yard DNR targets. I have 3 .22lr rifles I never shoot because .22lr isn't very kinetic shooting paper (not like I can make a soda can dance at the indoor range). I have a pocket .380 for deep carry.

    Not a lot talks to me if I give myself even 5 minutes to get over impulse. So, I started looking at things I find interesting or fun. I bought a .357 SAA without a safety on the firing pin or a transfer bar because I wanted 4 C-O-L-T clicks even if it means 5 beans in the wheel. I took a plunge on a little NAA .22 magnum and fell in love. Yes, it's hard to shoot well without practice, but it is so well made and handy. The .22 magnum isn't ridiculously expensive to buy, and it speaks with ballistic authority compared to the .22lr. On top of that, the little minis are inside my occasional "treat yourself" range of sub-300 dollars.

    Would either the SAA or the Mini be what I would grab to go to war or ideal in a firefight? Of course not. But they are fun, and well made, and scratch an itch without having to talk myself into jumping at shadows:D I would guess my next gun is going to be another mini with a short barrel .45 colt Single Action coming home first quarter of 2018.
     
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  10. illinoisburt

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    Haven't really "needed" anything in a long while. If anything it's been funny seeing my son basically creating a copy of my collection for himself.

    For the most part I view guns the same as other tools: they have a job and must do it well. Aside from that I don't have much interest in acquiring new ones. Not going to Africa any time soon and frankly there is nothing I hunt now in the US my 30-06 or 12 gauge cannot handle just fine. Still a classic bolt gun in 9.3x62 seems to call me every so often. Maybe get a Sauer 100 with wood stock and add some express sights? Certainly could be interesting and wouldn't be overly difficult to form up some of my giant pile of -06 brass into boxes of shoulder thumpers.
     
  11. 22250Rem

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    Now that the step grandaughters have a scaled down, single shot .22 that I can take out of the safe once in a while, I might have everything covered. But you never know....( see my previous post). Here's the latest "cover all the bases" gun. A pink Savage Rascal... I gotta admit it's kind of "cute" in its own way. Hasn't been fired yet but it actually has an accutrigger that breaks at about 2 lbs. 11 oz. on a Lyman digital gauge. Will be interesting to do a range evaluation on this. So now that I think everything is covered I'm wondering " what gun will be next?". IMG_0616.JPG IMG_0618.JPG
     
  12. lilguy

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    I bought a Smith mdl. 27 almost 40 years ago. Still the sharpest looking handgun in my stable. Gonna add a mdl. 57 soon, just discounted after being in the display cabinet too long. Then a classic mdl. 29 early next year.
     
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  13. TEAM101

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    A Korth or Manurhin revolver. Or if you really want to be the envy of the party, a Stan Chen 1911.
     
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  14. maxxhavoc

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    Yep, same here. They are 2 of my guns that people "must have" after shooting. The other is my Henry .22. Seriously...I would say half of the people that shoot it end up getting one. It is a great gun for just sitting and plinking.

    Also, consider airguns. I know, sounds boring. But a decent airgun will make single holes at 15-25 yards and let you play with fundamentals for pennies. With no hearing protection. For a good value, look at Xisico. Mike Melick is renowned for great support and tuning. For a good break barrel (with it's challenges) the XS25 is a good choice:
    http://flyingdragonairrifles.org/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=51
    If you are a brand name fan, get the Ruger Air Hawk. Same rifle, without the support...but it costs more.

    If you want a more traditional shooting rifle, the XS-60C is a CO2 bolt action that takes well to a scope:
    http://flyingdragonairrifles.org/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=55
     
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  15. stevebla

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    Smith & Wesson Model 41
     
  16. Saddlebag Preacher

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    I really want a good authentic repro of this some day.
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  17. Saddlebag Preacher

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    Oh yeah, and this.......
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  18. Cooldill

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    Get a Smitty, Springer, Mossy, Remy, Marly, Colter, Winny, you name it, no wrong answers here. :)
     
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  19. If1HitU

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    AK 47 & AK 74,is two rifles I would like to add to my collection someday.
     
  20. Hokie_PhD

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    Guns are like Harley’s and muscle cars there’s an exact number that you should have.

    ONE MORE
     
  21. bangbang01

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    "Check out this gun"
    Here are a few that come to mind

    NAA sidewinder
    CZ 527 in 7.62x39
    Taurus Judge
     
  22. GAF

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    A Para Ordnance LDA .45 carry.
     
  23. DavidABQ

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    There are a couple of handguns on my list. A River Vaquero and a nice 1911.

    Right now I am,concentrating on what I have instead of adding more. I want to start reloading for example.
     
  24. JR24

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    I think that will be my next project, supressed. I just scratched my 300 BLK itch, and my double stack 1911 itch, so that's about all I have left.
     
  25. JTHunter

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    The only gun I'm potentially interested in is the mate to the PMR-30 pistol (which I have), the CMR-30 carbine as they use the same mags.
     

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