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unitool
 February 12 2018 04:23PM (Read 1599 times)  


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Good afternoon,

I'm planning to add another gun to my collection/accumulation and figured it might be fun to get some other perspectives on which way to go.

Currently own:
12 gauge pump action - Mossberg 835
20 gauge pump action - Maverick 88
Plinking .22 rifle - Savage 64F
Other Plinking .22 rifle - S & W M & P 15-22
Modern sporting rifle - Ruger AR-556
First pistol owned - Ruger P89 9mm
Main pistol - Ruger SR9 9mm
Pocket carry pistol - Taurus TCP 738 .380
Plinking pistol - Ruger MKIV 22/45 Lite .22

Categories currently considering:
Over/Under 12 gauge - I like shooting clays, thinking of doing it more. Would probably be a Stoeger Condor, not into the sport enough to buy anything expensive
Carry sized revolver - something in .38 special or .357 magnum, would like to get something like this to become my most frequent carry gun instead of the little Taurus
Center-fire bolt-action - just seems like a hole in my collection, could be filled by something like a Mosin-Nagant or some modern reasonably priced basic rifle like a Remington 783
Pistol caliber carbine - local Ikes allows them for weekely steel shooting matches, would be an alternative to the usual .22's I use there, probably a Hi-Point carbine
Wild-cards - is there some other gaping whole in my collection I'm missing?

So - thoughts? suggestions?


 
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 February 12 2018 05:14PM  
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Here are a few thoughts, but certainly not all-encompassing...

SxS shotgun
O/U shotgun as you mentioned
.50 cal black powder rifle
9mm carbine (AR variant, CZ Scorpion, etc...)
.45 ACP 1911
Ruger SP101 .357
Lever action centerfire and/or rimfire (Henry, Winny, Marlin, etc...)
.30-06 bolt or semi-auto
Springfield 1903
Springfield M1-A1






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 February 12 2018 05:41PM  
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Save for whatever you want, don't buy a cheaper version because it is cheaper. If you want a clays gun, buy a good one not a stoeger. Buy something the grandkids will eventually love!


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 February 12 2018 06:22PM  
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Taurus Tracker 627SS4 stainless. Ported barrel.
Should last a couple lifetimes.


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 February 12 2018 07:18PM  
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Save for whatever you want, don't buy a cheaper version because it is cheaper. If you want a clays gun, buy a good one not a stoeger. Buy something the grandkids will eventually love!



This, buy once and cry once. Springfield Range Officer 1911 (or better) or Tikka T3 (or better) centerfire rifle. Both of those are kind of the bottom end for me. I wouldn't shy away from a Savage centerfire as a work horse gun. Buy a quality over-under shotgun and never regret saving to get it.


 
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 February 12 2018 08:38PM  
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If you're interested in a 38 every day carry piece, look at the Ruger LCR or LCRX, Taurus 85 ultralite


 
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 February 12 2018 08:42PM  
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M1 carbine. Would love to hear the stories that my 1943 Underwood could tell. Also, they are just plain fun to shoot.


 
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 February 13 2018 07:30AM  
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Time for a wheel gun. possibly a 357/38sp for self defense, a 22LR for plinking, or 44mag for hunting.


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 February 13 2018 08:01AM  
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Save for whatever you want, don't buy a cheaper version because it is cheaper. If you want a clays gun, buy a good one not a stoeger. Buy something the grandkids will eventually love!



This, buy once and cry once. Springfield Range Officer 1911 (or better) or Tikka T3 (or better) centerfire rifle. Both of those are kind of the bottom end for me. I wouldn't shy away from a Savage centerfire as a work horse gun. Buy a quality over-under shotgun and never regret saving to get it.



I have to agree with these guys. I am in a similar boat as you. Was going to get a cheaper full size hand gun, already have a carry gun, but decided to do it right. Looking at a Kimber 1911 CDP.


 
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 February 13 2018 08:29AM  
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Having worked in two different gun shops, over the years, Ive owned about everything. My favorites are;

Winchester SX2 Mag.
Stafano Fausti 12 ga O/U
Savage Stevens 12Ga SxS

Savage .17 HMR
Marlin .22
M1 .30 Carbine

Ruger Black Hawk .30 Carbine
S&W 686-3 .357
S&W 625-2 .45acp
S&W 60-3 .38
S&W 5906 .9mm
Cobray-Ingrams M11 .9mm

Have sold off quite a few, and still selling some. Cleaning out the safe Queens.


 
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 February 13 2018 09:06AM  
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I'll never understand the idea of telling randoms strangers on the internet how many and what kind of guns you own. But then again the four posts instantly throws up more red flags for me.


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 February 13 2018 10:43AM  
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I'll never understand the idea of telling randoms strangers on the internet how many and what kind of guns you own. But then again the four posts instantly throws up more red flags for me.



I would agree announcing what you have could be risky, but what is wrong with the other posts making suggestions on what to get?


 
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 February 13 2018 10:55AM  
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50 BMG
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 February 13 2018 10:58AM  
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I will have to agree with those before me. Choose good quality over quantity. They should last for lifetimes and hopefully increase in value.


 
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 February 13 2018 01:30PM  
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I have trap 101 set , Mint condition. Three interchangeable barrels and one stock. ??
Sweet set for clays. Value well over 2,000 grand. Interested? It is Winchester.
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 February 13 2018 02:18PM  
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P/S. It is nice vault, locked and secure. robbie


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 February 13 2018 02:34PM  
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I would think dual purpose.

1. A legal sized pistol for deer hunting, but a fun one to shoot.

2. A legal deer rifle in Iowa like a 45/70 or a .44 mag. ( I just got a winchester .44 mag lever action marlin and love shooting it.)




 
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 February 13 2018 02:35PM  
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Seems like a hypothetical cabin fever question. I think you need to take up ice fishing.


 
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 February 13 2018 03:12PM  
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Or maybe pick up a custom smokeless built by Arrowhead Sporting Goods or some similar gunsmith. It will give you a gun for shotgun or ML deer seasons.


 
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 February 13 2018 04:42PM  
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Save for whatever you want, don't buy a cheaper version because it is cheaper. If you want a clays gun, buy a good one not a stoeger. Buy something the grandkids will eventually love!



This, buy once and cry once. Springfield Range Officer 1911 (or better) or Tikka T3 (or better) centerfire rifle. Both of those are kind of the bottom end for me. I wouldn't shy away from a Savage centerfire as a work horse gun. Buy a quality over-under shotgun and never regret saving to get it.



I have to agree with these guys. I am in a similar boat as you. Was going to get a cheaper full size hand gun, already have a carry gun, but decided to do it right. Looking at a Kimber 1911 CDP.



Springfield has lifetime warranty and Kimber has 1 year, just saying.


 
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