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Do I have a problem?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Modeler, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Last week I was considering buying a S&W M&P9 fullsize to use in a USPSA competition. I didn't buy it because it only came with 2 magazines and that wasn't enough. Later that night at home I went to MidwayUSA's website and found spare M&P9 magazines in stock, so I bought some. I probably won't be buying the gun any time soon.

    I bought magazines for a gun I don't have; do I have a problem?
     
  2. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'd be concerned.

    Not that you bought mags for a gun you don't have yet, but that the M&P9 might become your favorite gun. I have the M&P9 Pro and absolutely love it.
     
  3. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    See, that's the thing. I'd like to have an M&P9 for fun, competition and carry at work (gun shop), but I'd also like to have an FNX-45 tactical as a host for the suppressor I'll be getting late this year and I think it would be a good competition gun too. Sometimes it's hard making the right decision.
     
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  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I don't know Modeler look at all the people buying .22LR that don't go out and shoot it. You can't be as off as they are. My son looked for almost 2 years to find spare mags for his Stoeger Cougar 8005F .45ACP so buying something you know you will need when you see it is not always wrong.
     
  5. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    The FNP .45 Tactical is very nice as well. I actually bought the M&P9 thinking of using it as a host.
     
  6. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I already have a G23 with a threaded 9mm barrel to use as a host, I'm just short a .45 host. OTOH, I'm still many many months from having the Octane 45 in-hand and it's not like FNX-45 tacticals are hard to find.
     
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  7. U201492

    U201492 Well-Known Member

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    There's two ways of looking at this problem. Both solutions to the problem are legitimate answers- the applied answer however is based on your pocketbook and philosophy.

    1)I have the money and the urge to purchase a firearm that I will carry under these specific circumstances. I may carry the firearm for 30 minutes to 30 years because it just happens to be exactly what I feel and need.

    2)I have the money; however, I am more interested in functionality and reliability. I have purchased this firearm and while I know it's not perfect for me, I understand that by training and usage I will use it until I understand it is exactly what I feel and need for the next 30 minutes to 30 years.

    As an acquaintance of mine once said "Those who carry guns, carry Glocks. Those who shoot guns carry Kimbers,,,," and thats how the fight started, your honor! :D
     
  8. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Probably normal behavior for a gun enthusiast. I started buying .45 ammo months before I ever bought my first .45. I didn't want to have the gun without ammo on hand to make it go bang. Call it market speculation.
     
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  9. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Kimber?? :eek:


    :p
     
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  10. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    No problem, I did the same thing as etrain did. I started buying ammo for a gun I didn't even own yet. I knew I would own it in the not so distant future, and didn't want to have to go on an ammo hunt after I bought it.
     
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  11. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    No, Hi-Point, of course! ;)
     
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  12. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I guess I just need to keep saving my pennies. When I get enough to buy the M&P9 I can decide if I want to go ahead and buy it or save up the same amount of money again, combine both amounts and buy the FNX.
     
  13. tacticalgunner

    tacticalgunner Wilsonville The Man, The Myth, The Legend Bronze Supporter

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    Buy both....I did
     
  14. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I intend to, it's just a matter of which I get first....
     
  15. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Don't feel bad about buying mags first. I not only bought extra mags, but also purchased the Apex comp kit for my M&P pro before I bought the gun. If you're thinking about a compensator/suppressor, I don't think you can get a threaded barrel for the 5" model, so you'll want to go with the 4.25" version. Availability of mags for that gun comes and goes. I bought quite a few in September and October and then supply dried up again. You might want to think about upping your order so you have at least 5 on hand if you're going to use it for competition.
     
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  16. 808hondacrguy

    808hondacrguy Eugene,OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If anyone has a problem, it is me, according to my wife. I bought an $800 rifle just because I had a $12 case laying around that was too long for any of my other rifles.:)
     
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  17. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Once bought a rifle to fit a bayonet I had laying around.
    Been known to save brass for calibers I neither own nor
    reload for. I think we might just all be a little nuts!

    If you get the M&P Pro 9L, try the Competition spring
    kit (Brownell's 100-006-037) and a little fluff-n-buff before
    you spend big bucks on trigger goodies. You will be surprised.
     
  18. Mr Smith

    Mr Smith 54 68 65 20 73 74 69 63 6b 73 Active Member

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    I say there is no such thing as too many guns. You will only have a problem if you have the mags, but wait so long to buy the gun that it is no longer available to buy...

    I've been considering buying ammo and reloading equipment for a gun I haven't even finished building yet :D
     
  19. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Now this makes perfect sense to me.
    BUY BUY BUY all the mags you can for all the guns you think you may want cause if Hillary decides to throw her hat into the ring,.....................

    they will all go they way of the dodo bird and 22lr ammo

    BTW buy the ammo for those guns too
     
  20. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I once bought a wifey because I had an empty bed.
    Did I say once?