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trying to decide tax gun

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by FriendOfEvanWilliams, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. FriendOfEvanWilliams

    FriendOfEvanWilliams Juneau, Alaska Member

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    I'm getting my tax return soon, and I'm definitely buying a new gun, but
    I can't decide. Strictly for fun shooting, and I'm down to two options. I'm thinking either one of the police trade in Beretta 96's for like $350, or a WASR-10 AK. Any thoughts?
     
  2. SavageGerbil

    SavageGerbil Salem, OR Active Member

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    Well, if you get tired of toys and tend to trade off later the Beretta would be a good option, they're available in bucketloads now but like all the cheap stuff we've taken for granted, they'll dry up and get a value bump later. I think it really comes down to if you prefer rifle or handgun for range time, I tend to go to handguns more because....ok I'll be honest, I don't have to walk as far to setup the targets.

    Main two things to consider, what do you already have, and what do you prefer to play with
     
  3. Boats

    Boats Flicking A Switch To Open My Third Eye Well-Known Member

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    Thoughts? You need a better tax return.;)
     
  4. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    I dunno... I feel like big refunds are for people who actually LIKE giving the government a year-long interest-free loan... :D
     
  5. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Ammo. :D
     
  6. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    saiga 12
     
  7. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This is my first tax return season here on Northwest Firearms, but I have a feeling posts like these come up every year about this time. I know I put one up today!
     
  8. Boats

    Boats Flicking A Switch To Open My Third Eye Well-Known Member

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    I used to carry NINE allowances on my w-4 so that I'd wind up paying the governments of the USA and Oregon.

    It felt more like a theft that way.

    However, in all seriousness, a $400 return argues for something like a Ruger LCR, a Kel-Tec PF-9, or a bunch of ammo in your chosen caliber. Spending it on a WASR is almost like putting the check on the coals in a fireplace since you can do so much better for an AK by saving up just a few hundred more dollars to get into a Saiga conversion, or at least something not hack sawed upon by drunken chimpanzees.
     
  9. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    I've had a huge fed refund (over $5k) every year for at least the last 6 years and I take 11 exemptions on my W4.

    No guns for me this year- money went straight to property tax fund and to replenish savings that got depleted from the 25% pay drop I took last year.
     
  10. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I'd go with the Saiga 12 approach. Get one, doll her up and enjoy.
     
  11. FriendOfEvanWilliams

    FriendOfEvanWilliams Juneau, Alaska Member

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    I'm getting more than $400 back this year, but don't want to spend more than about five on a new gun. Need some camping gear and to save a bit. The drunken chimpanzee comment talked me out of the WASR for sure though. Probably just going to go with the Beretta...after simply browsing the NW Armory for good deals.
     
  12. NorthernBornRebel

    NorthernBornRebel Keizer Member

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    Great time to get one now with my group buy going on. $475 for a Saiga 12.:D
     
  13. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Shameless plug alert!:winkkiss:
     
  14. Russianfist

    Russianfist Sweet home, Oregon Active Member

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    If you are looking for an AK variant look over at Classic arms. I'm thinking about the Yugo underfolder myself. as far as shotguns, you can't go wrong with the Saiga 12.
     
  15. NorthernBornRebel

    NorthernBornRebel Keizer Member

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    shhhhh!!!!!! :D