Got a nice surprise in the mail

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by JiroZero713, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    I semi work for an online corporation and I get some checks in the mail sometime from them called 'staff rewards' It really a volunteer sort of thing but it's a nice bonus for our hard work on the site.



    Well today I got a nice extra 325 dollars from there just randomly.....now two things crossed my mind.....one was "WHEEEEEEEE" The other.....got to get a new gun for the family.


    I'm thinking a pistol....was thinking 1911 but the Kimber I was looking at for 550 turned out to be a fixer upper...it was an Original first production Custom.....worn the crap out.


    Now I'm thinking that I need to get the family a CZ 82 or some other type of good pistol...I really like the CZ 82 and right now I have a connection with a C and R guy so....bammo probably only 200 bucks in the pan.....but.....I'm thinking maybe some type of .45


    Just to lay a few ground specs to your possible other suggestions....I do not want .40 Good caliber but I don't like it myself....I'd rather go with 9mm or .45

    Now one guy I absolutely love now that I got to shoot one.....a Dan Wesson Revolver....good god....the trigger was like butter...and the hammer was like ice on salt..it burned into my flesh. But anyway....those are pretty pricy lol.



    Anyway what do you think? I'm going in the Navy soon I hope and I'll probably just get a pistol for the family that's cheap but reliable enough to not be trash. Something for fun and defense of the homestead...and yes I already have a shotgun so well....we need Moar guns.
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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  3. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    Not sure I like Rock Island...but dang those are cheap for 1911s....

    Any good news about them?
     
  4. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    I'd watch your local newspaper's classifieds. As the economy gets worse, there will be many more guns put up for sale. I sold mine off for $500 a week or so ago. I also let 500 rounds of 230 gr. Blazer Brass ammo go with it. Watch for deals, they're out there.

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  5. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

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    How about a Bersa/Firestorm? They are pretty decent pistols, the warranty in Argentina is fantastic (they are made here) and from what I've heard it's pretty good in the US as well.

    They are basic guns, but quite reliable and durable. I've tried their .40 and .380 models, they worked well.
     
  6. user4

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    I've heard nothing but good about those Rock Island Armory 1911. Found one for $325, but it was a little far for me to drive to. Texas is a big state, yo.

    Geeze. Thanks for posting that baby on the forum first:rolleyes:
     
  7. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    God I would have given you 550 for that....


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    Oh and Bersa....while I love the trigger pull....although a bit toyee....they are way to inaccurate for me to even think of buying one....I'd rather have 9 Mark instead of .380.

    Other people like them...so do I...but I want something less gimicky.
     
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    Keep in mind that there are at least two or three Rock Island Arms Company. One is in Illinois and the other is in the Philippine Islands. The one in the Philippines Islands does a lot of work for Charles Daly & Company. So if you get a Rock Island .45 it could come from either place.
     
  10. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    I went to a really good friend. I'm hoping that he's a good enough friend to let me buy it back.
     
  11. hillbilly68

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    Thats why I keep a mental list of "what next"!

    Hey the RIAs are good 1911s, and still a great bargain if you buy it right.

    I would just put the $ toward a case of ammo for that AR of yours. Not as much fun as buying a gun (its kind of like buying gas, not fun spending the $ but necessary).

    Rotsa ruck!
     
  12. stalkingbear

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    In all my years of working on 1911s, I've only seen 3 that was beyond the point of rebuilding-that's assuming steel frame and decent construction/brand quality to begin with. In fact, worn 1911s will tend to be more reliable than some new 1s-the same tolerances that make them sloppy also make them reliable-think of terms of AK47 to see what I'm talking about. And getting the worn Kimber or something like that would make excellent base for a full custom build later down the road. Just look at how many G.I. 1911s have been built into outstanding customs. I realize this may be a weird analogy but 1911 pistols are like Harley Davidson motorcycles-they can always be fixed/rebuilt and improved all the while holding their value.
     
  13. canebrake

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    stalkingbear I couldn't agree with you more. :p
    Being the owner of both a well worn 1911 and Harley I wouldn't have it any other way. Oh I have some new and shiny 1911s but Dad's CCH (Concealed Carry Home) service 1911 A1 holds a soft spot in my arsenal. He use to say, "If it rattles, it's ready!" Of course he always followed with "when clean and empty". It's like a 3/4 ton pickup that drives and sounds like junk when empty, when you load it up, it shows what a system engineered product can do! With 7+1 and in condition 1, Dad's 1911 quietly screams I'm ready.
    The secret to having an 'old but good' firearm is proper maintenance. When you take care of your weapon, each time you run pm's or clean it you are replacing the wear with a little piece of you.
    Here's a process I employ anytime I am shopping for a used (gun or insert anything you are looking for) I first listen to the current owners description of the item. From the start I can tell if they are regretting the sale or can't wait to dump the item. If in person, check how they take care of themselves and how they are dressed and if you can, take a look at their house and car they drive. Don't be nosy, just observe, and let your first (gut) impression establish how this owner has treated the item you're looking to buy. I've passed on some sales using this bias.
    Here’s some advice that’s hard to practice but will never let you down; Always buy based on intellect and NEVER on emotion!
    cb :cool:
     
  14. matt g

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    I'm usually dressed in ratty shorts or stained Carhartt parts and death metal t-shirts. I usually have 2 or 3 days worth of scruff going. I hate housework, so I flat out don't do it.

    My tools, guns included, are immaculate. I was taught that by my dad, and had it reinforced by the army. If your **** is ****ed up, you might not make it home.
     
  15. canebrake

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    Listening to you talk would have been my first impression and once impressed your dress would be merely white noise.

    "...methinks thou protests too loudly..."

    cb
     
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  16. JiroZero713

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    Guess what I found at my Gun Cellar today? Lots o fine wheel guns for 350-400 dollars...and a nice 1911 mil spec for 650. It's a S&W

    I found something called the Ruger GP-100 .357 with a really long barrel forget the length....for I believe 350 used.
    My pic came out horrible so I'm not going to post it for this one.

    Then a new black with rubber grip Rossi .38 Special

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    350 bucks....I'm a fan of Wheel guns....the family wouldrather have .357 though since it can also shoot .38....but the Rossi...man something about it I like....seems to be a real simple revolver......

    Then a used RedHawk .44 Magnum with wooden funky cool grips that peak my interest.

    for 390.

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    And by far one of my favorite and the only slide gun the family would get

    the S&W .45 Mil Spec

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    I'm probably going to lean toward the wheel gun...the Rossi really looks good to me any info guys?
     
  17. sgtdeath66

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    are you sure thats a s&w it looks like the tag says springfeild, which ever it is i like it. actually it is a springfeild, take a look at the grips its got the logo there as clear as a cloudy day lol
     
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  18. JiroZero713

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    Sorry yes Springfield. Wasn't thinking at the time. I'm tired. I'm probably aiming towards the Rossie....I really like the look of that gun.
     
  19. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    There are 1911 frames in the USMC inventory that have well over 500,000 rounds on them that are still very serviceable.
     
  20. infotech

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    I'd snap up the 1911, I've been looking around for a good deal on one so I can restore and upgrade it in my own "kimber carry" style. That's not a bad price for what I assume is a perfectly functional 1911. I have a thing for wheel guns also - the J frame S&W is a nice one, very light and solid as a rock.