It has been quite a while since I bought any "modern" firearms. I have a nice selection of modern revolvers, pistols shotguns and rifles, and really don't have any desire to increase my "working" gun inventory.
My fettish has turned to the Russian guns, and specfically to the Mosin-Nagant. Threre are many reasons; the Russians/Soviets were/are a strange culture and have an interesting history. The more you study it, the stranger they become, from my Western prospective.
Being a child of the cold war, and remembering Atomic bomb drills in school, fallout instructions with the Saturday morning cartoons, and hearing Kruschev telling us that he was going to bury us, it is also damn cool to me that I am ending up with their historical artifacts, it is a sort of **** you Nikita.
"It is better to be too skeptical then too credulous"