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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by yskippy, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. yskippy

    yskippy Tigard Life Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I've always gotten great suggestions from this group, so I'm looking to you for more advice. I just got word I'll be getting a pretty good sized bonus soon ($5,000 - $7,500) :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: and I have the wife's permission to "spend it how I want".

    So here's the dilemma….I’m not sure what I want. Here’s what I currently own:
    Rifles:
    .308 Remington 700
    M1 Garand
    Benelli SuperNova
    Beretta 687EL
    S&W M&P15-22
    Saiga .308
    DPMS LR-308
    AR-15 DPMS 5.56 16”
    AR-15 Mega Lower/Olympic 22” upper 5.56

    Pistols:
    45 (ACPs)
    S&W 1911
    Baby Eagle
    Beretta PX4
    Springfield XD
    SIG P220

    22 lrs
    Browning Buckmark
    S&W 22A Sport

    I like the idea of a variety of different 45 ACPs so I’m thinking about the FNP-45, Ruger P90, M&P 45 and the CZ 97. I just can’t bring myself to spend $1,000+ on the HK 45 (even though I love the looks of it) and Glocks just don’t fit my hand.

    As for Rifles, I’m definitely looking at an M1A and a “proper” AK, either in 5.45 or 7.62x39.

    Any other suggestions????

    Thanks in advance for your advice.
     
  2. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    It's not sexy, but often overlooked..if you're prepping

    High quality level III concealable body armor

    Level III PASGT helmet

    Lots of ammo/reloading components

    Any spare magazines or repair parts you need for your most important SHTF weapons

    Optics for what you already have (holos, scopes, night vision, etc) and lots of spare batteries

    Survival gear such as water purifiers, etc..
     
  3. dobeman

    dobeman Hillsboro Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I offer a shopping service: give ME the bonus and I'll spend it to your wildest imaginings!! :) It will be gun related for sure.
     
  4. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    "spend it how I want" is code.. Dont do it!!

    Its code for you better not or your in the dog house for months!
     
  5. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Very true. You know the beginnings of how that will go. 6 months later..




    Best thing: buy some GOLD. At least it won't depreciate. Then tell me where to come and pick it up. I saw some lead bars on here. Would love to coat them.
     
  6. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Get yourself a nice Garand with part of it. I think you can still get a Nat'l Match from Mil-tech.
    Anybody who likes to shoot, seriously or for fun, especially beyond 100 yds., deserves to treat themselves to at least one M1Garand.
    Get all the ammo you can while you're at it.
     
  7. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    Ammo. You have an awesome collection already! Dunno about that Gold advice...Anything can depreciate.
     
  8. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    Go with 1 1911. Wilson. I would jump all over 1 if I had the $. If you want a great 1911 at a better price, Find a Dan Wesson of your choice. A good belt and 2 or 3 holsters. Ammo. Can you guess I am a 1911 kind of guy? :)
    Dave
     
  9. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    If you dont mind being in the dog house lol

    I see you have the Baby Eagle, how about its big brother, the Desert Eagle, but it must be a .50 :D
     
  10. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Full auto Mac 10 in 45acp, and a silencer. That will cost about $4-5000.

    I highly recommend picking up a Surefire LX2, if you don't have an amazing flashlight already.

    Wilson Comabt 1911, 45acp

    Remington 870 police, 12 ga

    Polish Tantel, 5.45

    Barret 50 BMG.

    Fal, .308.

    It just depends what you want to do, you already have lots of 308 caliber rifles, perhaps a big bore such as a 300 Winchester magnum or 50 bmg.
     
  11. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Think full auto Uzi!
     
  12. d1esel

    d1esel Ridgefield WA. Member

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    I recommend you spend a sizable chunk of your bonus on your wife. Regardless of what she's telling you. Just think of it as preventative maintenance.:D
     
  13. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Very good idea. Buy the wife a little something. She want mind you buying a little "POW POW"!

    Wife:cheer: = You:gun13:
     
  14. yskippy

    yskippy Tigard Life Member Lifetime Supporter

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    BTW...my wife LOVES to shoot...so no worries on that side of things...I really need suggestions on guns...my relationships are fine :bluelaugh::bluelaugh::bluelaugh:
     
  15. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    This might be out of line but what about a compound bow?
     
  16. e28rusty

    e28rusty Newberg Member

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    sounds to me like you need an ak74.. But a full auto mac 10 would be fun too :)
     
  17. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    A person from here had a great idea if you think that you may need to barter someday. He bought some .22 long riffles and 1k rounds of ammo for each. That sounds like a great bartering tool.
     
  18. cyclesarge

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

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    Looks like you might be NFA deficient. Get a MAC 11/9 and a suppressor or three (.22lr,.45 and .308), if you shop wisely you'd still have a little left over to get her something.:paranoid:
     
  19. kamshaft

    kamshaft Pisa, Italy Member

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    So far, I'm hearing a lot of AK47/74 or a full auto....why not a full auto AK?:thumbup:
     
  20. rmlarsen

    rmlarsen Seattle Member

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    you need an M1A. BTW, I have one for sale