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CrossedRifles
05-05-2011, 1:12 PM
I'm not planning on buying another firearm til I've become decent with the ones I already have, but I'd like to know which one should come next. A friend told me to buy a firearm of every kind and master it, which sounds totally reasonable.

I have a LWRC M6A3 AR-15 and a Sig Sauer P226 Handgun

What should I get next? A shotgun? AR Pistol? Bolt Action Rifle? Another AR / Handgun?

I realize the choice is all up to me, but IYO what type would you buy next?

jimbos44
05-05-2011, 1:27 PM
Since you already have a rifle and a pistol, a shotgun would be the next choice if it were me. Shooting moving targets is a whole new ballgame. The remmington 870 pump is the most versital shotgun out there, in my opinion.

Joe
05-05-2011, 1:30 PM
ak47

Quickdraw Mcgraw
05-05-2011, 1:31 PM
ak or shotty either way your havin fun...I vote for the ak as their prices jus keep rising!

Fiveohmike
05-05-2011, 1:34 PM
Id say this bad boy:

http://i769.photobucket.com/albums/xx333/fiveohmike/Firearms/Collection-7.jpg

But im partial to my *****

ZX-10R
05-05-2011, 2:02 PM
ak47

This but you may never go back to ARs. :D

Joe
05-05-2011, 2:03 PM
^^ that is sexy. The glock, 1911, or shotgun would all be an excellent choice

jasonnorcal
05-05-2011, 2:04 PM
Yep, I'm gonna jump on the bandwagon and say either an 870 or AK as well.

Ride5C2
05-05-2011, 2:07 PM
Shotgun all the way. Of my AR, pistol, and shotgun, the shotgun is hands down the most fun. I'd recommend looking at the Mossberg 930's, I've got the SPX and it's uber reliable with all ammo.

IPSICK
05-05-2011, 2:18 PM
Id say this bad boy:

http://i769.photobucket.com/albums/xx333/fiveohmike/Firearms/Collection-7.jpg

But im partial to my *****

This ftw! But if you're poor like me consider the 930spx.

Fiveohmike
05-05-2011, 2:24 PM
This ftw! But if you're poor like me consider the 930spx.

Nothing better then firing off 5 rounds of slugs in ~ 1 second with a semi auto shotgun...expensive but gives you a chubby every time you do it :) although your shoulder doesnt like it so much haha

Ricky808maui
05-05-2011, 2:33 PM
AK + SHOTGUN = SAIGA 12

Only thing is it's expensive rite now

nrvnqsrxk
05-05-2011, 2:37 PM
Go for shotgun, it's quite versatile in terms of loads

762.DEFENSE
05-05-2011, 3:01 PM
My vote goes for either a 12 ga shotgun, or an AK-47. I mean you could easily pick up a nice Mossberg or Remington 12ga for around $300, and the same could be said for an AK.

MrPlink
05-05-2011, 3:54 PM
be a man, get a .22lr

Easier to build fundamentals, not to mention the low cost of shooting equals more range time, which equals you becoming a better shot.

Simple as that

TestaRossa
05-05-2011, 3:55 PM
I'd go with M1A

ThemBastards
05-05-2011, 3:57 PM
Semi-Auto Shotgun.... Remington 1100... Voted one of the best guns ever made. You can also get a 10 round extension tube... AKA Zombie High School Hall Pass

Fadedline
05-05-2011, 4:00 PM
be a man, get a .22lr

Easier to build fundamentals, not to mention the low cost of shooting equals more range time, which equals you becoming a better shot.

Simple as that

+1 Everyone needs multiple .22's

cmace22
05-05-2011, 4:07 PM
I went AK after I had what you have. Now I have the AK bug, just a warning to you. From here its going to be an AR pistol and either a SCAR or ACR whichever has the most going for it when Im ready to buy.

seronian
05-05-2011, 4:38 PM
bolt or AK would be my move.

djleisure
05-05-2011, 4:40 PM
Shotgun would be my first recommendation for you. Everyone should have a nice 12ga. shotgun. Next would be a dedicated .22 upper for your AR, or one of the new, tacticool .22's floating around out there (Sig, S&W, et al.) Then I'd grab an AK, because, well they are lot of fun to shoot!

apbrian112
05-05-2011, 5:18 PM
i'll go along with those that said 12 ga shotgun. 870, 500, 590, 1300... pick a number and go!

jeepnik
05-05-2011, 5:24 PM
I've seen the suggestions about a .22lr, and couldn't agree more. But just to change things up, how about .22 levergun?

diego-ted
05-05-2011, 5:42 PM
Yep, two birds one stone, that's how I roll!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/diego-ted/DSC00732.jpg

Diego

glockwise2000
05-05-2011, 5:45 PM
ak47

+1 on AK. Got to have one even if they are ugly.

M.C.
05-05-2011, 6:02 PM
Rem 870 or AK...

Of course, if you don't have one, you should get a 91/30. Every gun owner should have one :)

RawImpact
05-05-2011, 6:04 PM
My order went:
Shotgun
Mosin Nagant
then black rifles

Adub
05-05-2011, 6:06 PM
Semi-auto shotgun and become a master of all 3 of your guns in 3 gun comp.

fal_762x51
05-05-2011, 6:49 PM
Beltfed. Enough said.

sk8804
05-05-2011, 6:55 PM
everyone needs a bolt gun. Get yourself a savage in any caliber you like.

mswanson223
05-05-2011, 9:58 PM
revolver?

Bull's_eye
05-05-2011, 11:07 PM
I'd say Mosin Nagant and a .22 both are cheap and fun to shoot. Depending on your budget, you might be able to get a shotgun as well.

MrPlink
05-06-2011, 12:41 AM
I went AK after I had what you have. Now I have the AK bug, just a warning to you. From here its going to be an AR pistol and either a SCAR or ACR whichever has the most going for it when Im ready to buy.

LOL,

thats almost my exact progression of purchases...

bought a WASR, built an AR pistol, bought a SCAR17

41M
05-06-2011, 8:29 AM
I'd recommend adding a revolver next and then a shotgun later, followed by a bolt action rifle.

BobbyZ
05-06-2011, 9:31 AM
You have a few things left.....:
Bolt action rifle for hunting
Shotgun for bird hunting
Bow for hunting (gotta have a bow too)
For fun I would get a revolver also.

ARfiend
05-06-2011, 10:00 AM
I would say either a shotgun or a scoped bolt action rifle

IntoForever
05-06-2011, 10:19 AM
My reco: Shotgun with both short and long barrels then move up to belt fed.

ThemBastards
05-06-2011, 10:51 AM
everyone needs a bolt gun. Get yourself a savage in any caliber you like.

+1 for this. The Savage .22 is one of the most accurate guns I have ever used. Very cheap at Big 5 too.

SGGear
05-06-2011, 11:06 AM
Just buy them all. Thats what I did.

stormy_clothing
05-06-2011, 11:30 AM
I bought one of these sold all my ar's and havent looked back

http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/storeproduct876.aspx

Shoots about 1.5/2 inches with a 4 moa red dot so pretty accurate with cheap ammo, reliable and fun and will last forever.

Ripon83
05-06-2011, 11:42 AM
Recommend a Ruger 10/22. Get it scoped up and practice at small game targets 50, 75 and 100 yards. Cheap to shoot, stock up on cheap ammunition, and magazines.

IPSICK
05-06-2011, 11:45 AM
I satisfied my shotgun wants and needs (as well as rifle/pistol) before I went .22 crazy. Of course my strategy now is to make sure all my rifles/pistols/shotguns are setup properly and then just shoot the piss out of my .22's.

AngelDecoys
05-06-2011, 11:54 AM
A shotgun would open up the option for 3-gun. Best bang for your buck on pumpkins, clays and other fun. Otherwise, a .22 rifle/handgun would be a cheap way for you to practice fundamentals and/or introduce someone else to shootings.

limitdown
05-07-2011, 10:22 PM
An M14-type rifle or Saiga shotgun

Dhena81
05-08-2011, 12:47 PM
Buy a 870, AK, AR lower, and a 10/22 on the same DROS.

hayaku
05-08-2011, 1:22 PM
to go with your original direction and not throw in a gun recco just because you don't have it yet, have at this approach. the typical marksmanship has 4 types of guns:
- pistol (you have the sig)
- shotgun
- carbine (you have the ar)
- long gun

there are other bigger and more complicated weapon systems, but most of those are not accessible to mere mortal civilians.

get at least one of each is my recco. several choices in each category and most of that is all personal preferences... think 3 gun competition setup except you are now throwing in a long range weapon as well...

hi1maj
05-08-2011, 1:57 PM
get a cheap shotgun, I have more fun shooting clays than I do shooting my rifles i think, try it out