When you want a new firearm, but...

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  1. Demi-human

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    Quality, not quantity.

    Unless it’s ARs.:)


    The M4 will last as many miles or more than that truck. That’s only eight years of “cheap” $500 shotguns that get shot loose in two years.
    (I still haven’t learned my lesson...)

    Practically money in the bank;)
     
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  2. wanderinwalker

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    My list seems to vary with my firearms usage/interests.

    The Browning SA-22 is on my short list of "I want that". Especially one of the maple stocked models.

    A Colt Delta Elite would be very nice. And nothing against older Colts, but it will have to be a new production one with the Novaks sight cuts, extended safeties, etc.

    A Ruger Mini-14 has been something I want for no describable reason for years. However, the current prices keep me away.

    Maybe some day I'll have the money for a pre-WWII Colt commercial Government Model in .45 ACP. It will have to be complete and unmolested though, which I know will cost me some $$$.


    Now, there is one gun I am glad I snapped up when one crossed my path: The little Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless in .32 ACP that is pictured in my avatar. What a cool little piece! I was actually actively reducing my accumulation when the local gun pusher showed me this pistol. Just seeing something I had wanted for a while triggered a very bad case of "gottahaveit". But it was worth every penny to have a neat little piece of history that I can take out and shoot every few months.

    And hopefully I'm not getting ahead of myself, but I have a line on another old .32 ACP pocket pistol I didn't even know I needed until I saw it! We'll know for sure in a few days if the deal goes through. Perhaps this explains why my collecting style is more "accumulation."
     
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  3. scarecrow1

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    Original Remington XP100 in 221 Fireball.
     
  4. The Happy Kaboomer

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    Fortunately I have most of what I wanted. I don't like inertia action shotguns so no benelli's will ever live here.
     
  5. Hokkmike

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    NEED, as a reason to purchase a firearm is overrated. WANT, for whatever reason, is sufficient.

    I would love to have a Civil War carbine, preferably from Gettysburg, just to hang on a wall somewhere.
     
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  6. entropy

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    Well, it took me 40 years to get one of these after I shot one and fell in love:

    Ljutic.jpg
    Granted there was about 30 of those years that I wasn't shooting Trap, but once I started back up a few years ago, and was in a position to afford one. I started looking, and lucked into exactly what I wanted. I'm not selling this one, my sons can fight over it.
     
  7. CopperFouling

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    I'll bite. It doesn't look like a Browning or Beretta. What is it?
     
  8. entropy

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    Ljutic Mono-Gun. They only make Trap guns.
     
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  9. peeplwtchr

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    PS90. However no good use case if you're not in a specific professional military scenario, and ammo is expensive as F***, if you can even find the version for your purpose. Tried to convince myself for over a year. Also, the rounded grips are annoying.
     
  10. Dibbs

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    One of those S&W 500s, with the 8.375 inch barrels, and the compensator.
    They're so shiny. It's almost hypnotic, when I see one, I'm almost mesmerized, then, at the last second,
    I catch myself. I go look at the cost of ammo. It's like a bucket of cold water in the face.

    The PS90 ? Yes, pricey, but if you carry a 5.7, and a PS90, with no reloads, that's 70 rounds. With one extra mag for each, you are carrying 140 rounds. Kind of a happy feeling, if you're on the back of your property, off in the sticks, at the butt-end of nowhere.
     
  11. lightman

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    Over the years my list has shrunk but there are still a few that I want and that I regret not already buying. In no particular order;

    1. Colt Gold Cup. Blue Series 70 model.
    2. S&W Model 27. Blue, 3-1/2 inch barrel, pinned and recessed.
    3. Browning Hi-Power. Belgium, blue, adjustable rear sight.
    4. Colt Gold Cup. Stainless in 38 Super. Yeah, they made them at one time!
    5. Colt Python. Older Stainless 4 inch.
    6. Custom 1911, probably a Nighthawk.

    At my age and health these would probably be safe queens that would end up going to my boys when I'm gone. But I'll buy any one of these that shows up at a fair price.
     
  12. MaxV

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    RRA varmint AR but have DPMS 16" that is a very good shooter but trigger not so good. So....upgrade trigger or get the RRA...not a need....just a want
     
  13. jeepnik

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    AR with lead filled barrel. It's about all they are good for.
     
  14. Jimbo80

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    I've been on the hunt for a decent deal on an FN 1910 in .32. I happened upon a beauty of a 10/55 today but it was .380 and a tad overpriced. Luckily for me I can afford what I want so finding them is often the hardest part. Good thing is I really enjoy the hunt part.
     
  15. Bigdog357

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    I still need a few calibers to round out my Marlin JM Lever collection. If I run across one of these for the right price, I will own it.
    Marlin 1894M 22 Mag
    Marlin 1894S 41 Mag
    Marlin 1894CL 32-20
    Also in the market for a Full Size Sig 320P with safety
     
  16. stevebla

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    Wanted a Glock 26 for a while and just got one. I am surprised by the affinity I have for this plain little gun. I shoot it very well and it is reliable. Browning Challenger to keep my Nomad company. 20 inch 1 12 twist lightweight weight barrel to finish a project. Guess I need another safe.
     
  17. WestKentucky

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    There is 1 less this year. My must have list is short.

    cannon
    10/22
    Bird head rough rider
    Sa22
    Witness hunter 10mm
    LC smith double 16
     
  18. T.R.

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    I have always admired the Browning BLR in .308 with the pistol grip stock design. But I already have a Savage 99 and can not justify another .308 rifle.

    So it goes.
    TR
     
  19. SwampWolf

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    I've wanted a Winchester Model 71 for a very long time but every time I get ready to "pull the trigger", the prices have went up another couple of hundred dollars. My biggest "non-buyer's" remorse is not buying a brand new one for under a hundred bucks from a hardware store in Agana, Guam where I first saw it sometime in 1962.
    I'd also like to get one of those new SIG Model 210s...
     
  20. Rexster

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    I have been nearly-buying a long-range rifle for 2+ decades. The closest I have come, thus far, is the recent acquisition of an LMT rifle-length monolithic-type upper unit, and the matching proprietary-fit stainless 20” 5.56 barrel, to pair with one of my AR15 lowers. This will get me into DMR-ishness, with a Leupold 2-7x ‘scope.

    Time will tell, whether this scratches my long-range itch, well enough, or not. I had seriously thought about ordering a lefty Tikka TAC A1, earlier this year, and very nearly bought a locally-available, pre-owned Tikka CTR, but decided to try the 5.56 DMR concept, first. Protecting livestock from wile-y canids, and feral bipeds, may be as serious as I ever need to get, and .223/5.56 can do that.
     
  21. mnrivrat

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    I wouldn't ask , but I want to buy the guns I want, and I drive an old Junker van , so what is PB&J ? Everything I come up with would offend Arts grandma.
     
  22. Turismo9999

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    You are kidding right? Peanut butter & jelly.
     
  23. Whiskeyhotel2020

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    Over the years my list has changed so much. I have had the pleasure at one point or another owning those or at least being able to handle/fire them and deciding that they weren't for me. My most recent list was simple.
    1) an M1a
    2) a 1911 (not the a1)
    3) Ruger Number 1
    4) a Coonan .357
    5) a Kahr 9mm (this got stuck in my head after watching Blue Bloods)

    I was fortunate enough this year to cross all of them off my list. I ended up trading the Ruger for a Smith & Wesson model 13. I do have my if I ever get Amazon type money list. With firearms such as a Les Baer commemorative 1911. A singer 1911 with matching numbers. A Caesar Greene over/under trap shotgun. And some historical pieces. Unless I win the lottery those will always be dream guns simply because I would have a hard time spending the equivalent of a down payment on a house on something that is going to sit in a safe for the majority of the time I own it.
     
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  24. I6turbo

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    There aren't any that I am especially wanting, but I enjoy looking and occasionally find something that is right for me to buy, even if it wasn't really on my gotta-have-it list. For the most part, the guns I like are anywhere from 10 - 80 years old, which means that they will all be used guns.

    I pretty much have a rule for myself that I only buy guns at prices where I could at least get my money back, and ideally (usually) make money on them. And I'm pretty picky about which exact example I buy, for example, an SA-22 or an Ithaca 37 or a S&W revolver from a narrow year range that I believe represents the best of the breed.

    All that results in me doing a lot more searching than buying, but there's still no shortage of opportunities (at least there wasn't prior to the perfect storm of the virus/burn-loot-murder-craziness/election fears), so I have to be picky or else I'd be going broke buying guns I like at bargain prices.
     
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