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03-11-2012, 18:58

Say you own a G19, G20, some .22 rifles, a Mossberg 835 12 guage, SKS, and a Smith & Wesson 642, what would you get next if you had about $1k to spend? I'm not into hunting.

I'm thinking either AR & an inexpensive 9mm pistol of some sort, or a 9mm KT Sub2000 and a .357 revolver.

A few things are calling out to me and I'm having a hard time deciding!

.357 Revolver
9mm Carbine

I'm so ADD that every day I change my mind.

Convince me to pick something!!

03-11-2012, 19:03
How about a Glock 20SF, with a lone wolf 6" slide and a 9x25 dillon barrel?

03-11-2012, 19:04
Got a nice safe yet?

03-11-2012, 19:06
Got a nice safe yet?

that's going to happen soon, independently of this purchase.

03-11-2012, 19:06
Training would be great if you havent had any. You have the pistol, and shotgun covered. Sks are good old rifles, but in my opinion their are much better fighting rifles that are more modern to use now, as far as self defense goes. So, if not training id get a BCM AR. Good luck, and let us know what you decide.

03-11-2012, 19:09
Maybe a Ruger Mark II or III for 300 and 20,000 rds of .22 with the other 700?

03-11-2012, 19:13
Sgl 21

03-11-2012, 19:14
Training and ammo on the weapons you have, or an AR.

03-11-2012, 19:15
Long gun and ammo.

03-11-2012, 19:17
Get an AR- They're already going up in price again.
You already have a Glock 19(great all-around gun) so no need for a cheaper 9mm pistol. I like 357s a lot too, have a GP100 5" barrel and just picked up a BlackHawk 4.62"; also have and like 1911s.
But with 1911s and revolvers you shouldn't have to worry as much about prices going up and limited availability do to possible bans and/or panic buying.

Get a Colt 6920, they were going for $1000 but you might be lucky to find one at that price now..

03-11-2012, 19:17
AR and the LCP. Enjoy.

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03-11-2012, 19:24
I'd get a nice AR

Or if you want to be able to shoot a ton for not much $$$, what about an AK-74 type rifle? 5.45 is seriously cheap, you can get the 2160 round crates of russian surplus ammo for like $250~

You could get a really nice Arsenal SGL31 and a crate of ammo for about $1k

03-11-2012, 19:49
AR and the LCP. Enjoy.

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I like this idea a lot.

What AR? Are there any to avoid? LGS had a DPMS on sale for $729 last week.

03-11-2012, 19:54
I like this idea a lot.

What AR? Are there any to avoid? LGS had a DPMS on sale for $729 last week.

Depends on what you want, and who you ask. Personally, DPMS is on me "do not buy" list. If you want something for range fun, then buy what you can afford. If you want something rugged and reliable for self defense, then look at companies like Bravo Company, Colt, Daniel Defense, and LMT. There's middle ground brands, too. I'd suggest asking this in the Black Rifle Forum here on GT and get some more opinions.

03-11-2012, 20:19
1911 for sure :cool:

03-11-2012, 20:22
Buy yourself $500 worth of ammo and the SO a nice $500 gift that only she would like.

M&P Shooter
03-11-2012, 21:28
AR of course:supergrin:

03-11-2012, 21:40
Sgl 21

This, I just got one myself. No reason to not buy a rifle when you have 1,000 bucks to blow.

03-11-2012, 21:49
CZ 75B and Kadet .22 conversion.

03-11-2012, 21:51
I think I'd go with a stainless Vaquero in .357 Mag.

And if you don't reload yet. Buy reloading equipment!

03-11-2012, 21:58
For the money, it won't go too far, if you're looking for a quality firearm in 1911 or AR.

Even if you get an AR, you'll need optics (unless you have that already), magazines, case, and ammo. Used is a good option. For 1911s, $1k can get some decent used gun but you need magazines and ammo.

If you get a Carbine, you'll need plenty of ammo. Forget another gun if you get that.

If you shot an LCP then that's a low cost option and you can get a revolver like a Ruger GP100 or SP101. LCP uses expensive ammo compared to a 9mm. I think it's a harsh gun. The Sig P238 shoots better.

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03-11-2012, 21:59
Hi point.


Line Rider
03-12-2012, 05:49
Colt Combat Elite 1911 :supergrin:

03-12-2012, 05:56
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSq8gRojVBERPqaeHiTwRcNQv1Cq_iO7CPp9iwJo7KI55ofsUABEQ (http://www.google.com/imgres?q=m-4&hl=en&sa=X&biw=910&bih=523&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=wNxeHJDGZeVq4M:&imgrefurl=http://world.guns.ru/assault/as17-e.htm&docid=GomFl8E_c80s7M&imgurl=http://world.guns.ru/userfiles/images/assault/as17/m4_mk18cqbr.jpg&w=650&h=282&ei=UeRdT_zcBMGXiAK65OnQCw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=241&vpy=87&dur=2164&hovh=148&hovw=341&tx=203&ty=106&sig=117798544379835650191&page=1&tbnh=76&tbnw=176&start=0&ndsp=8&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0)

OK so maybe this set up cost more than 1000 but you get my suggestion :supergrin:


03-12-2012, 06:07
If it were me in your shoes i would go with a 1911 or AR colt either way. I know were your coming from on the ADD thing i wake up every morning dead set on my next purchase until the next morning anyway lol

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Bruce M
03-12-2012, 06:23
Maybe a Ruger Mark II or III for 300 and 20,000 rds of .22 with the other 700?

I agree a .22 handgun can be very enjoyable and inexpensive. And if you don't need 20000 round right away maybe the 700 can go toward a 1911 or maybe a S&W AR.

03-12-2012, 08:52
• S&W mdl 41 w/ 5-1/2" barrel.

• Remington 700 SPS AAC-SD in .308

• S&W mdl 625JM

• 1911

• AR

• Beretta 92FS

• Pre-"Remlin" or "Marlington" Marlin 1894 in .44 Magnum (they're only going up in price!!)

03-12-2012, 10:24
I'd go with a Garand

03-12-2012, 14:36
Colt 6920.
Shoot and learn your irons for awhile. You need to.
When money becomes available you can then add optics.
BTW. Aimpoint when the time comes.

03-12-2012, 16:28
I literally have one of everything you have and are considering. I would hands down buy a nice M4 and maybe a bushnell red dot with what I had left over until I could afford an aimpoint. As far as handguns I have and love my 1911's, but the CZ 75 family is IMO the best pistol on the face of the earth!

03-12-2012, 17:10
Get a Colt 6920 or a Walther PPQ 9mm. The PPQ is getting great reviews and can be had for around $500.

03-12-2012, 18:50
An AR15 is a must have, along with what you paid for the gun in ammo stored on hand. Buy a $1000 gun, save again and buy $1000 of 5.56 ammo.

03-12-2012, 19:26
Get a good entry level 1911 with a grand,then trade in the recycled big wheels for a Beretta and a CZ.:supergrin:

03-12-2012, 20:07
I'm in a similar boat: I'll have 1k saved up next month. Don't know if I want an mid length AR or an iPad 3 (I'm a SW engineer/tech geek as well).

My cousin bought a KRISS but I'm only at the halfway point for that sweet sweet monster.

I don't want a 1911, but a G17 sounds nice too. Maybe I'll keep saving and find a nice used 6920 and nice used G17.

03-12-2012, 21:00
Id get a reloading setup.

03-12-2012, 22:01
I will get rido off all those and just keep the G19, AR and 1911!

03-13-2012, 00:59
I say get an AR, you will be happy you did. I recently bought a BCM mid length 16" with a few extras for 1200 and i love it. The colt is also a good choice.