Is it worth trading my 12 gauge to get an AK before the ban?

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by vtfilamguy, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. vtfilamguy

    vtfilamguy New Member

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    I am thinking of trading my benelli supernova for an ak but i am not sure that is a wise option? What do you guys think? I have never owned an Ak but would like to get my hands on one before i can't get one and though i enjoy my benelli it can be replaced by a mossberg
     
  2. steadyshot

    steadyshot New Member

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    If you want an AK, don't procrastinate. They definitely aren't getting any cheaper...
     

  3. vtfilamguy

    vtfilamguy New Member

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    Not sure if i should go for a wasr or pick up a zastava pistol
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i don't mean to sound mean, but did you need or want one before the idea that a ban might come to pass? if the answer is no, then just keep your shotgun and enjoy it. if your answer is yes, then i would just wait it out a few months and let the panic buying subside and more than likely prices will become more reasonable.

    even if, (huge if) they do pass another ban, it would be more than likely at least six months to a year before it was enacted.
     
  5. GaryGlock

    GaryGlock New Member

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    your sounding as if the ban is a deffinite thing. You don't walk into a ball game expecting to get beat do you?

    Wait a few months, prices will go down and you will get a nice one at a FAIR price.
     
  6. vtfilamguy

    vtfilamguy New Member

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    You don't sound mean at all you sound like a responsible enthusiast. I assure you that my interest is not based on video games nor fear of impending restriction i just want. To try and get something nice before prices go truly insane or supply dries up from panic buying
     
  7. vtfilamguy

    vtfilamguy New Member

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    I don't mean to sound defeatist and i hope i don't come across as such. I hope that the media's fear mongering ends soon and people come to their senses on the whole ban issue.
     
  8. GaryGlock

    GaryGlock New Member

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    Nah not really. I just say stuff like that because now is our time to fight, not lay down an take it. Id like everyone to do the same.

    Obviously nobody on here can tell you what will happen. A ban man be inacted and prices will get even more rediculous, or it won't happen and prices will drop. It's a judgement call you need to make.
    Pay on the high end now and guarantee yourself a rifle, or wait and take the risk you may not own one. You should wait a week or so make sure you still feel the same way, and if you think you must have one still, go get one.
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    thank you, i am just taking a more practical position. most of the people buying had no intentions of owning one until the thought was they might be banned. IMO, if you clearly had no need or wanto f one before this, then why do they want one now? just seems rather stupid to me. i am sure there are those trying to buy up some so they can jack up the price and make a hefty profit. well personally i hope they get hung out to dry for trying to manipulate the market. just my opinions.
     
  10. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The only fear mongering I hear is coming from these types of forums. It goes along with panic buying. It is, however, interesting that so many gun owners have accepted it as a fact. Why would that be?
     
  11. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    Perhaps you can find a range that rents,
    and try one.
    Dont think I would trade a Benelli for one.
     
  12. vtfilamguy

    vtfilamguy New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion but i live in Vermont i don't now of any ranges that rent most are owned privately as hunting clubs
     
  13. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    After thinking about this,
    I had an AK-47, once.
    It's ok for a novelty gun.
    Unless its Full Auto.
    I would rather have a Lever Action in 45 colt.
    My Son and I went to Turners today,
    WOW! Could not get close to the counter,
    tooo many people.
    Wanted to see if they had the L/A in 45.
    Bought a brick of 22's.
    I will advise waiting till this mess calms down and then think about whether or not you really want the AK.
     
  14. MachineHead

    MachineHead New Member

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    Now is not the time to try and acquire an ak-47. Not sure what your shotgun is worth but unless the ak is made of gold you will be losing money. Panic buying will only waste your money. Don't get me wrong though I own 3 of them and they will never leave my side
     
  15. kbd512

    kbd512 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    A superb AK with 10 quality magazines is worth 10 shotguns, in my opinion. I would not trade my Arsenal SLR-101S for any type of shotgun, even an automatic AA-12 shotgun.

    That said, a Benelli is an excellent shotgun and if you did not feel the need to purchase an AK before, then why now?
     
  16. Vikingdad

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    I am not nor would I advise getting anything new right now, unless something falls in my lap. I certainly would not trade your Benelli for an AK. Personally I don't care for AKs, but whatever floats your boat. I would wait until the dust dies down. If (mighty big "if" there) a ban is enacted then I would just forget about it for awhile. I can't see any way that a ban would not cause some huge watershed changes and I don't mean the kind of changes that the anti-gunners are hoping for. Bide your time for now.
     
  17. glockman55

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    If you really want one and can work out the deal get one. Like said their not the most accurate or best built rifle but I enjoy shooting mine. Kinda like my Win. mod 94, I never use it for hunting anymore but I like shooting it.
     
  18. vtfilamguy

    vtfilamguy New Member

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    For the most part I was looking to get one at some point anyway but my interest has peaked because I am concerned that i may not find one for quite some time. Though now i think it best to wait till all the bull clears and panic buying ends.
     
  19. cmo1

    cmo1 New Member

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    I think you are wise to wait or you may end up paying panic prices. I was looking at purchasing an Ak or Ar after the holidays but have since postponed such plans. Here is a local "deal" I found.

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  20. vtfilamguy

    vtfilamguy New Member

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    Yeah i hear you i have seen some ridiculous price gouging in the last couple weeks for example i saw what was a seven hundred dollar bushmaster Ar advertised for something like $1500 and the worst part is all the dealers are bumping their prices as well. My local gun show is less than a month away and i shudder to think what the prices may be there