Impractical Gun

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by BlindOldMan, May 13, 2011.

  1. BlindOldMan

    BlindOldMan New Member

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    So, say you get back $600 that you'd loaned to Uncle Sam for a year...

    You have all the guns that you *need* for plinking, range and personal protection...

    You want something fun, maybe a little impractical...but not just a wall hanger with no readily available ammo or too finicky to shoot on at least a monthly basis...

    You decision can be based on looks...

    What would you choose and why?
     
  2. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    I like Security Sixes and I have bought many for just that reason.

    For $600 you might be able to get two, :)
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    On old flint lock blunderbuss.

    Just let the intruder look down that barrel, and the he would have an involuntary body function.
     
  4. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    Field or Service grade Garand from the CMP would both be within your price range.;)
    M1 Garand Sales
     
  5. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    How about a WWII relic, like a Mauser, or a PPSh?
     
  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Pick up a .45-70 Marlin Guide Gun or 1895 SS. Ammunition is readily available and it's a flat out hoot to shoot. It will also put a serious hurt on anything it hits.
     
  7. Jesse17

    Jesse17 New Member

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    Henry leaver action in .22lr

    or

    some sort of flint lock
     
  8. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Marlin 39 is a lot of fun.
     
  9. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    Sounds like a good time to buy a 44 mag. Fun to shoot, not all that practical for most. Did I mention fun to shoot?
     
  10. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    My vote too....If I wasnt so picky, I woulda already ordered one!! (I want a IHC M1)
     
  11. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Yeah, the fa-thoom of the .44 barking at the range wakes people up. I enjoy my

    Marlin 1894 immensely.
     
  12. jayguy

    jayguy New Member

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    You could buy like 6 mossin nagants:p
     
  13. wmille01

    wmille01 New Member

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    I would get a schofield or maybe a ruger single action
     
  14. EiteCombat

    EiteCombat New Member

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    Nothing says pointless and impractical like a .50AE Desert Eagle. Not $600 though, actually saw a BFR at a pawn shop for $600.
     
  15. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    If you can get the BFR for 450$, you'll be able to afford enough ammo

    for the first range visit, too .:D
     
  16. Biohazurd

    Biohazurd New Member

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    Masterpiece arms MAC clones are pretty impractical but fun range toys. Or mabye a super long barrel revolver.
     
  17. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Hands down, the .357 Chiappa Rhino!
     

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  18. BlindOldMan

    BlindOldMan New Member

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    Well, I went shopping today... but didn't get my impractical range gun :/

    Ordered a CZ83 in 380ACP and a couple Bersas in 22LR. Should have them in by middle of next week. The Bersas are for the wife.

    I think I'm going with the Security Six because I'm sadly deficient in the revolver department.
     
  19. michigan0626

    michigan0626 New Member

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    Do you have one?

    Might vote would be, if its just for fun shooting, either the Kel-Tec PMR-30 (30 rounds 22WMR) or a used Ruger Alaskan either 44 mag or 454 casull
     
  20. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I will as soon as the just released "new gun" price goes down.