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Olympus 09-25-2012 02:04 AM

Birthday Present to Myself?
What am I going to get myself for my birthday this year? This is the first year that I don't already know what I want and I'm just counting down the days to go and get it. I'm having trouble finding that one thing that really revs my engine.

Thought about getting an iPad, but I really have no use for one and I'd probably lose interest with it after a few months. Then it's obsolete in a few years, so poor investment.

I'm always up for a new gun. It's what I usually get myself. But seems like this year I haven't found too many guns that really get me ramped up. I'm trying to think, but I think I've only bought 3 new guns so far this year. I set up at a gun show this weekend and believe it or not, but there wasn't a single gun in the whole place that I just feel in love with. There were several that I wouldn't mind having, but nothing that I just needed to have.

What are some gun options say in the ballpark of $1200 max that just really cool and/or fun to shoot? Rifles and pistols. I'm tired of buying safe queens. I thought about an M1 Carbine just for fun shooting. I reload, so ammo would not be nearly as expensive as buying off the shelf. Thought about a Beretta CX4 carbine too, but I'm not sold on that one either. I'm having writer's block for guns here. Need some help. :o

nosaj 09-25-2012 02:12 AM

$1200 can get u a sweet SKS and a nice amout of ammo.

beaglesam 09-25-2012 02:13 AM

Springfield Armory M1A

Olympus 09-25-2012 02:24 AM

Someone else had recommended doing a full upper build in 5.45x39 and using the rest to buy some spam cans of ammo.

CA357 09-25-2012 02:54 AM

Do you have a Hi Power?

Olympus 09-25-2012 02:58 AM


Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 953575)
Do you have a Hi Power?

Yeah, got one of those.

towboater 09-25-2012 03:02 AM

Do ya have a nice SAA? 1873 Colt. Or replica.
Or a 1860 Colt revolver or replica.

CA357 09-25-2012 03:13 AM

Got a .45/70? M1 Garand? 1903 Springfield?

Olympus 09-25-2012 03:20 AM


Originally Posted by towboater
Do ya have a nice SAA? 1873 Colt. Or replica.

Or a 1860 Colt revolver or replica.

I'd like to get into SASS shooting, but there are no clubs or matches within reasonable driving distance. I'm afraid a SAA would just sit in the safe any other way.

Olympus 09-25-2012 03:22 AM


Originally Posted by CA357
Got a .45/70? M1 Garand? 1903 Springfield?

Garand and 1903 are beautiful pieces of history, but not really what I'm looking for. .30-06 ammo isn't cheap for range fun and not very easy on the shoulder either.

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