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Old 09-05-2011, 07:12 AM   #1
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I have a long wish list of both long guns and handguns (don't we all). So here I'm making a small list, so as to get personal testimony on them and to know if they are worth buying, kind of sort out the best since I can't buy everything, thanks.

Glock 17 - I've never even held a glock, more or less just want to see what all the fuss is about. And I don't have a 9mm.

M1A - shot one once, loved it. It's just like my Garand, but with the mag and no worries about ammo pressures.

Henry rifle, 357 magnum - always wanted one but not sure about the price, would a .22 be better at like $400 less?

Inter Ordnance AK47 - AKs are getting expensive, but these are U.S made so its not so bad, how is the quality on these things? Worth 500 bucks?

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Not a bad list at all, your picks are sound and will last a life time.

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I have a long wish list of both long guns and handguns (don't we all). So here I'm making a small list, so as to get personal testimony on them and to know if they are worth buying, kind of sort out the best since I can't buy everything, thanks.

Glock 17 - I've never even held a glock, more or less just want to see what all the fuss is about. And I don't have a 9mm.

M1A - shot one once, loved it. It's just like my Garand, but with the mag and no worries about ammo pressures.

Henry rifle, 357 magnum - always wanted one but not sure about the price, would a .22 be better at like $400 less?

Inter Ordnance AK47 - AKs are getting expensive, but these are U.S made so its not so bad, how is the quality on these things? Worth 500 bucks?
Glocks are good. You either love them or hate them. My profile pic is a CCW target that I shot with a Glock 17. When I first got it, my grouping were around 18 inches. Yes, that bad. After a few months working on technique, I can now group in 2 inches at 21 feet.

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I really like those middle two. The last one I could take it or leave it.

But that first one... you better get your hands on one before you decide you want it. They have all the ergonomic qualities of a paving brick in my hands.

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I really like those middle two. The last one I could take it or leave it.

But that first one... you better get your hands on one before you decide you want it. They have all the ergonomic qualities of a paving brick in my hands.
Hehe. Like I said, you love them or hate them!

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I recently shot a .40 glock...ever since I have been trying to get my hands on one, I LOVED the way it felt and am a big fan of the trigger safety because I would use it for home protection

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Glock = Foreign ugly gun ...and lifes to short to go about packing an ugly gun + We live in AMERICA, we have some damn fine AMERICAN companies that make some damn fine shootin irons...the least you can do is support the home team!

Cant argue the M-1...would love to have one in the vault meself!

Henry .357? Why.357 and not .44 magnum. Bigger holes = Better PERIOD. Other than being pretty and having a smooth action. Not one i would choose. But i guess its the only American made lever gun left to choose from, so i guess i'm painted into a corner.

AK? kinda up in the air on this one. Wouldnt mind one in the safe (as long as its made in America...i have an "American only" rule when it comes to the gun vault) but there are a ton of others higher on the list.

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I recently shot a .40 glock...ever since I have been trying to get my hands on one, I LOVED the way it felt and am a big fan of the trigger safety because I would use it for home protection
Trigger safety = letting the fox guard the hen house!

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Heres my take...
The Glock.. If you want a plastic gun get a S&W Sigma, I had one and liked it, except for the "plastic" part. Less money, almost the same gun. Triggers not as bad as people think, but then again Im use to the rough military triggers.

M1A.... Cant argue with that, I wouldnt mind one, but I gotta get the M1 first... (Lucky you! )

For the lever in a handgun caliber.. I see you have a .45 colt Vaquero (Nice choice! I had one) Why not get the lever gun in .45 Colt as well? Two guns one caliber...

Personally I prefer the SKS to the AK, the SKS doesnt have the rounds per minute like the AK, but if there both semi it really doesnt matter. The SKS is a little more acurate. The SKS was my first gun, ive never had a single problem with it, and ive taken less than good care of it at times..

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The Glock 17 and Glock 19 were the first guns I ever shot; I can't remember in which order. The instructor wasn't sure whether to give me a .22 or a 9mm to start with and decided on a Glock 9mm. I actually did pretty well with it and came back to the range several times to rent and shoot both the 17 and 19. I liked both, felt they were reliable, and was considering buying one until I got my hands on a 1911. People seem to love or hate the Glocks; they are very common and perhaps you could rent one and try it. Several people on this forum and the lady at my local gun shop are big proponents of holding a gun to see how it feels in your hands and renting one if possible before buying it and that is some of the best advice on buying a gun that I have gotten.

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