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Why have you not bought "The one you want"?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by WhoKnowsWho, Sep 1, 2004.

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  1. WhoKnowsWho

    WhoKnowsWho Member

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    I was just thinking about the few pieces I really would like to get to say to myself, my collection is just about complete. Or, that one is really nice. But I haven't purchased some for varying reasons, like the CMP Garand (haven't done the paperwork yet, don't know if I want a service grade or sg and rack grade) or the Colt Commander (waiting for the gun show deal) etc. With my C&R, I have been able to order a lot of stuff that I have been eye balling, so that has been good, no more good excuses there! $80 for a nice rifle is hard to say no to.
     
  2. Langenator

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    Why haven't I bought "the one?"

    "The one" keeps changing, although right now it's a KTR-03S from Krebs. Biggest reason: $$$$, or lack thereof.

    Lack of safe space has now become an issue as well. A new safe has now passed all the guns at the top of the list.
     
  3. mtnbkr

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    Money.

    Not the lack of it per se, but priortization. Most of the guns I want now are $500+. It's hard to justify what's essentially a gift to me when I have a family to provide for.

    Chris
     
  4. stv

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    Haven't found it yet. It ain't on 'The List.'
     
  5. jefnvk

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    CMP Garand

    BUT, It's hard to justify what's essentially a gift to me when when my parents and other family members are paying for my college.

    But maybe over Christmas break this year if I'm good (fingers crossed).
     
  6. Kharn

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    I just did yesterday, Remington 700P in .308. :)
    But I have to wait a few months before I can get the money together to buy the Leupold I want to go with it. :(

    I bought it as a graduation present to myself (Bachelors in Chem Eng) and because I knew if I didnt use part of my sign-on bonus for it, I'd never buy it.

    Now I need to find a new dream gun to yearn for.

    Kharn
     
  7. 0007

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    Because Solothurn 20mm cannons have priced themselves out of my range...
     
  8. Ala Dan

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    Like a lot of other's, Lack of Funds.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  9. Trebor

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    Get the US Service Grade CMP Garand. You'll be much happier with it then with the Rack Grade guns, trust me.

    The ONLY reason to get a Rack Grade gun is if you plan on rebarreling it anyway. They make good "kits" for a Match Rifle project or conversion to .308, but for a shooter, stick with US Service Grade.
     
  10. boofus

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    Not enough $$$ :(
     
  11. Carlos Cabeza

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    'cause I get the one I thought was the "one" and when the honeymoon's over I find there's a new "one", and the saga continues..........................
     
  12. TrapperReady

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    Yup. Several times I've bought "The one I want". Then, since it's "The one I have", I want something else.

    Isn't life great?!:D
     
  13. Heraclitus

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    Nerve. Do I really want to invest $3000-$4000 in a custom STI? My "cheap" $1100 Kimber Gold Match shoots bullets too. It also puts them in the alpha zone more often than other, classier guns at the range.

    Ahhh, but the snob appeal... the snob appeal.
     
  14. Old Dog

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    mtnbkr said it best ...

    ... and probably spoke for a lot of us ... think we all wrestle with the same situation. And when you've got one daughter in college, and another soon to go, too -- it's just so tough to justify spending a lot on one's self (even though Winchester came out with the "Classic" versions of Pre-64 Model 70s and there are so many good 1911s out there now) ...
     
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    The one I want costs $12,000 to $15,000. I haven't yet been able to scrape up that kind of cash for a gun. (My car only cost $900)
     
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    Every tme I have the money, the other half has abetter idea of what to spend it on....I did manage to get me a new CZ PO1 this year, and another Mosin soon....but until the raises hit, that will be it....
     
  17. BigG

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    Automatic weapons prices are thru the roof. :uhoh:
     
  18. BHPshooter

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    My 1991 Stainless?

    Well, I've been unemployed (and broke) for almost 2 months... on top of that, I'm not 21 yet, so I can't get it until then.

    Wes
     
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    Because I live in CA :eek:
     
  20. Cool Hand Luke 22:36

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    Mainly because a full auto Thompson submachine gun goes for around (I'm guessing here) $15,000.

    Khar/Auto Ord has them listed on their webpage, but as "Not Currently Produced"

    Maybe someday.
     
  21. JohnBT

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    I dunno, momentary monetary shortage due to lack of self control I suppose. I was saving up for 'the one' and then a few weeks ago I came across a Colt WWI repro and bought it because I really liked it.

    I call BS on myself...I'm just too cheap to let go of the really major bucks.

    John
     
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    Because it costs between 250K and 300k!
     
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    Because I live in an older suburb of Detroit where the houses are only 20 ft apart. Getting to the range is a pain. On top of that it only goes out to 100 yards.
    I'll but "the one" the day after I move into a house that has enough property that I can shoot it in my back yard every day if I choose. (Out to at least 300 yards)
     
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    My wife thinks a new roof, new siding, hardwood floors and her MBA degree are more important. :rolleyes:
     
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    No money/3 months shy of 18
     
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