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i'm looking into buying a gun today...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by vinyl junkie, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. vinyl junkie

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    i'm looking into buying a gun today...

    Discussion started by vinyl junkie - Mar 4, 2005

    after a couple weeks of not looking very hard, i figured out that there's a gun shop fairly close to me...
    i've been thinking about buying one...
    i have some money...
    i'm thinking a revolver, but i know fuck-all about guns...
     
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    A gun, you say?
     
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    InfiniteWisdomOfThePezDispenser - Replied Mar 4, 2005

    is it for protection, fun, or other?
     
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    never been a fan of revolvers much.
    what are you looking to spend, and what are your gun buying priorities?
     
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    p228.
     
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  6. vinyl junkie

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    vinyl junkie - Replied Mar 4, 2005



    yes sir, a gun!

    kicks mostly... i have some friends hat go to a shooting range once or twice a month... seems like fun...

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    never been a fan of revolvers much.
    what are you looking to spend, and what are your gun buying priorities?
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    not looking to spend a ton of money... probably top out at around $300, but i have no idea if that's reasonable or not...
    and the appeal of revolvers for me is that they're old fashioned/simple/you can see what's going on... kind of similar to my attraction to fixed gear bikes...
     
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    Jackson - Replied Mar 4, 2005

    Get a revolver, so aesthetically pleasing.
    Get a big one, like a 45 or something.
    /knowsnothingaboutgunsenglishmanoner
     
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    InfiniteWisdomOfThePezDispenser - Replied Mar 4, 2005

    Not sure on price, but if you're set on a revolver and want something for kicks, I'd go with a 357 or 44 magnum.

    I paid less than $300 for my 9mm a few years back. I'd look into 40s as well. Some of the big name manufacturers also sell guns under lesser names that are cheaper.
     
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    *ahem*
    [​IMG]
     
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    vinyl junkie - Replied Mar 4, 2005

    ^^^

    boring...


    i'm thinking guns are like cars or bikes in that if you know them you can totally appreciate ones that someone new to it would find boring...

    i'm definitely going with a revolver unless someone can give me a good reason not to...
     
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    dojafx - Replied Mar 4, 2005

    You can get a police trade in glock for about $350

    If you can find it, there is the Arcus 94C
    its only $229, 9mm, takes browning Hi Power magazines

    If you want something small, go with a Bersa .380
    they can be had for 200

    If you want to pay several hundred dollars more
    go with that Sig p229, thats what federal agents use
    it will cost probably $750+

    Rock Island Armory makes some 1911 clones for around $300, you might have to fiddle with them to get them to feed 100%

    As for my suggestion
    I say go with a Glock, or Springfield XD in the .357sig round (Glock model 31 or 32, not sure which springfield xd model)
    that 357sig round is nothin nice

    dont get a revolver, unless you are getting something to put in a boot, they are guaranteed to fire, but the low round capacity makes a semi auto a much better choice in any type of combat situation
     
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    seeking - Replied Mar 4, 2005

    naw, you seem like an oldschool revolver kind of guy, so i cant see any reason not to go that route.
    unfortunately i know next to nothing about revolvers or their prices, but i'd say look for used, and look for cool...maybe rely on an intimidating brand name or something...a colt python maybe.
    if you're just looking for something for sport shooting and to have, stay with a lower calibre. 44's and 357's are cool but they'll wind up costing you twice as much as a 38 to shoot.
     
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    dojafx - Replied Mar 4, 2005

    I have to say, i am totally against revolvers for protection, but the good thing about .357 revolvers is that they are interchangeable with the .38 special round, so you can shoot .38s out of your .357 all day, but not the other way around....
     
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    357s are the only way to go for revolvers.
     
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    dojafx - Replied Mar 4, 2005

    revolver
    Taurus Titanium Tracker
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