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good "short term investment" gun?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by FriendOfEvanWilliams, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. FriendOfEvanWilliams

    FriendOfEvanWilliams Juneau, Alaska Member

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    I'm planning on buying a gun with my tax returns, but within a month or so I might actually need some of the money. What gun, or two guns, in the $500-$700 range, in your opinion, would have the best resale value? It just seems like more fun than having the money just sitting around collecting dust.

    Thanks,
    Jordan
     
  2. Getnlwr

    Getnlwr Lake Stevens Member

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    Glocks are the easiest to get, hold their value and sell, imho.
     
  3. Gunner69

    Gunner69 Hillsboro Member

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    Personally if it were me I'd put the $1000-$1400 into some silver. That way if you need it, its alot easier to get the cash out of, if you don't its only going to go up from where it's currently at. JMHO
     
  4. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    Keep your eye out for a good Colt 1911 or 2.
    Dave
     
  5. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    Apparently, Glocks go UP on value once you buy them, judging by the classifieds on this forum.:bluelaugh:

    Seriously, any gun that is popular should be fairly easy to move if you buy at a decent price. Lower priced guns are also easier to move than higher priced guns for the simple reason that more people can afford an LCP than a Kimber 1911.

    Of course, as has been mentioned, silver is probably the better INVESTMENT and easiest the move. The problem is, it loses a tremendous amount of value once you shoot it.:laugh:
     
  6. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    I think the same thing goes for the Ruger 10/22!
     
  7. HollisOR

    HollisOR Rural OR, South of Dallas Active Member

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    Used one that you get one heck of a deal on. Unless the gov plans on some restrictive gun laws, the prices of firearms will probable not move up, or not move up much.
     
  8. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I have found guns to be horrible investments. I always take a loss when I sell a gun. Luckily I go into it understanding that and always just think of the loss as a lease payment on the gun for the time I had it. :)
     
  9. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Buy a Saiga 12 or three or four
     
  10. Sasquatchvnv

    Sasquatchvnv Port Orchard Active Member

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    Ditto on the Silver or the Saiga 12.
     
  11. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    S12

    SF-
     
  12. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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    Isn't that the truth. Don't get it!!!!!!
     
  13. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    So do SKS's.:laugh:
     
  14. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    $500.00 worth of silver won't earn you much in the short term. Why not just watch the classifieds for a cc size glock, m&p, kahr, ect. You'll probably get most of your money back if you have to flip it, and get to have some fun in the mean time..:thumbup:
     
  15. Dennis316

    Dennis316 Seattle Member

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    get a S&W 460 or 500 "Bear Arms Survival kit" its a case for everything you need to stop or prevent bear attacks. comes in a big yellow case, sold for about 980 new and they stopped making them already. comes with a ~2" barrel 460 or 500 magnum...i would recommend the 460 and you can pop off 45lc, 454 casull, or the 460 magnum when you feel the need

    make sure you have good medical because your wrists will take a beating

    agreed with silver too, its good to have because it wont go down, but its a long term investment...and all you can do is look at them
     
  16. PDXGFX

    PDXGFX Hillsburito, OR New Member

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    Its crazy how these are so hot now. I was thinking about buying one a few weeks ago. Then I go to the gun show a week ago in portland and they are all sold out. I called keiths on monday and they wanted $700 for one!! WTF? A guy over there said that the ATF is trying to ban them and they have stop importing them or something like that. I went online and got one fom K-VAR for regular price and it shipped the next day. Will be here on wednesday :)
     
  17. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    True.

    80 MILLION gun owners didn't shoot anyone today, a few criminals did!

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    The "Feedback Score" is low by 4, not everyone posts it I guess.

    Deen
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  18. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    Yep, Saiga 12.
     
  19. xm193

    xm193 seatac Active Member

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    keep your money, guns are not for you
     
  20. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    I've seen a couple "thumbs up" for the Saiga 12 but have a couple questions for those that recommend them. 1) Aren't the Saiga 12's at an all time high in in asking price? 2) How sure are you that the ATF is gonna ban them/they are gonna stop being imported? Or is this just another "scare"? I can't help but think about the AWB scare from a couple years ago when everybody ran out and bought AR 15's and now the market is flooded with them.