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Lone_Gunman
02-03-2009, 8:39 PM
Well the title says it all. I am going to be able to get one gun with my tax return. At this point I don't own any guns at all. I am trying to decide between buying a .45 pistol and building an AR-15. I already have a stripped AR lower. I would love to do both but financially that just is not going to happen. I know the wait time issue on AR uppers and that is not really an issue for me. This will be my only gun for a while, maybe a year or so, so it is going to have to cover all of the bases. SHTF gun, home defense, ETC. I do not have a CCW permit and most likely wont be getting one in the next year. All input appreciated.

What Just Happened?
02-03-2009, 8:43 PM
Which would you get to go practice more?

IMC87
02-03-2009, 8:48 PM
buy a NeRF frame :P that's what im doing

AlexBreya
02-03-2009, 8:49 PM
get the .45, you already have the lower, so that means you'll have both guns already. imagine a pistol ban, then you'd only have the AR. now imagine you buy the .45, then there's an AR ban, you'd still have the AR and the .45. just make sure its a 1911

Lone_Gunman
02-03-2009, 8:50 PM
Either one will be practice with about the same amount. I am much more experienced with a rifle though having owned an SKS, FAL, and an M1A over the years.

capitol
02-03-2009, 8:52 PM
tax return? I don't think gun dealers accept California IOU's

mecam
02-03-2009, 8:58 PM
tax return? I don't think gun dealers accept California IOU's

:rofl2:

devildog999
02-03-2009, 9:10 PM
Since you don't have one yet, I'd get an AR. Then go for the pistol.

rayra
02-03-2009, 9:14 PM
well that's a crapshoot. I wouldn't expect a tax return to come before those types are banned. OR to be able to find such in stock readily if and when.
IF you have any means and opportunity to buy it NOW, you should. Even if it means temporary debt.

Lone_Gunman
02-03-2009, 10:09 PM
Fed tax return not state. We bought a house in 08 so we are getting a bunch back. :cheers2:

m98
02-03-2009, 11:45 PM
Ar or upper if already have lower. If you don't have any pistols then get an XD40/45 or glock. Forget the 1911, it doesn't LOOK as Evil as the "Plastic" guns so most likely it'll get banned Last. It's more of beauty not much of beast in the eyes of hippies/gungrabbers.:)

sorensen440
02-03-2009, 11:47 PM
If you don't already have a handgun I would start there
Much more likely to need it then the rifle IMO

Jpach
02-03-2009, 11:48 PM
.45 cal AR!

DarkHorse
02-04-2009, 12:39 AM
Ar or upper if already have lower. If you don't have any pistols then get an XD40/45 or glock. Forget the 1911, it doesn't LOOK as Evil as the "Plastic" guns so most likely it'll get banned Last. It's more of beauty not much of beast in the eyes of hippies/gungrabbers.:)

Wasn't there recent talk of a bill that proposed banning any/all firearms designed for military use? Correct me if I'm wrong. IF such a bill were to see the light of day, then the M1911 and its clones would be on the chopping block, despite their relatively low ammo capacity and "Not-So-Evil" looks.

I don't think a gungrabber could look at any firearm, even the venerable 1911, and see a thing of beauty like any of us might. They'd probably get their gungrabbing status revoked. But I'm sure they could get a waiver from the current administration.

Sam
02-04-2009, 1:40 AM
Wasn't there recent talk of a bill that proposed banning any/all firearms designed for military use? Correct me if I'm wrong. IF such a bill were to see the light of day, then the M1911 and its clones would be on the chopping block, despite their relatively low ammo capacity and "Not-So-Evil" looks.

I don't think a gungrabber could look at any firearm, even the venerable 1911, and see a thing of beauty like any of us might. They'd probably get their gungrabbing status revoked. But I'm sure they could get a waiver from the current administration.

there are may bills proposed for all sorts of weird stuff. I'd suggest picking up a 1911, getting some practice and taking a defensive pistol class.

Dr Rockso
02-04-2009, 1:55 AM
You're going to be hard-pressed to find AR-15 parts at reasonable prices at the moment. I'd go ahead and get the .45 and a few hundred rounds of ammo. IMO a pistol is a much better choice for home defense under most circumstances. You can manipulate lights, open doors, call 911, etc with your free hand. Plus they're a lot of fun to shoot. Get some snap caps and practice dry fire, you'll get way better fast.

PorkLover
02-04-2009, 6:35 AM
you could probably get a shotgun and a .45.............if not....go with the AR........

acolytes
02-04-2009, 8:54 AM
My co-worker's wife did her taxes a while back and she got an I.O.U from the feds!:confused:

Warhawk014
02-04-2009, 11:24 AM
get the 45

djslik408
02-04-2009, 10:39 PM
AR.

AlliedArmory
02-05-2009, 12:59 AM
get the .45

Lone_Gunman
02-05-2009, 1:22 AM
:D Well we are very evenly divided on the issue. 30 say the AR. 30 say the .45 and 10 say get something else. There have been some good points made on both sides and I still cant decide.