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Old 04-28-2013, 3:10 PM
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How many of you guys out there have had your choice firearm in mind, but you did not to fork out the extra cash for it?

I am talking about going in for a Mossberg 500 and leaving with a Maverick 88 or a Remington 700 versus a a 770 (which I have heard are garbage).

I want to know which firearms are really great for the money and which to steer clear from.
When I had acquired 4 of every common caliber I decided to trade up. So I have sold several and bought better (IMHO) Going for quality over quantity
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Old 04-28-2013, 5:00 PM
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Sometimes being a tightwad has advantages. I waited and searched high and low for both AR and 1911 deals. My AR was a private sale on here where the guy jacked up the the fcg on a brand new gun. He failed to mention it to me before I purchased it. He also sold it at a $600 price point because he couldn't figure out what was wrong with it. in wnet a group buy SD3G win win... The 1911 came from Wild Sports and was on sale for $200 of retail.. Oh btw it was a Kimber for under $600 another win win LOL...

Sometimes waiting and looking for the right weapon at the right price is not really settling for less it's more about getting a good value for your $$$$
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Old 04-28-2013, 7:29 PM
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You get what you pay for....Buy once cry once.
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Old 04-28-2013, 7:58 PM
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a few years ago i went into sportsmans warehouse looking at rifles. i was looking at savage and a remington that were in the $400 range. i ended up going with the stevens mdl 200 in .243 , which was $250. i put the extra money into a better scope and mounts and have not looked back. it shoots damn good, i would highly recommend one.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:06 PM
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First handgun I bought was a Taurus PT92, because there was no way I could afford a real Beretta. I beat the living snot out of that gun, probably had about 12K rounds through it, and it had to go back to Taurus TWICE for broken locking blocks. After the second time, I sold it for just over what I'd paid for it years earlier, so no great loss.

I have a Polytech M14, again because I couldn't afford the Springfield. Still have it, and it still shoots great!

I had a Sig SP2022. Only paid $399 for it, and after also owning a P226, I can see why it was so much less. Sold that one within a year of owning it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:23 PM
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I bought Kimber 1911 9mm last year. I enjoyed it, but didn't do my homework. They don't work with 22 conv kits which I had. I was able to sell it and that paid for two RIA 1911 tactical models one in 9mm and a 45 that works with my Kimber conv kit just fine. No regrets at al.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:24 PM
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PS I also shoot the crap out of polymer lowers and they've been awesome too.
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I had a Sig SP2022. Only paid $399 for it, and after also owning a P226, I can see why it was so much less. Sold that one within a year of owning it.
So you sold the SP2022? In which ways is the P226 significantly better (trigger, fit & finish, parts availability)? I have handled the P226 before, but not the SP2022 and that price difference was making it look real attractive. The only thing holding me back was the magazine availability.
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Price is always a factor.
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I saw a 9mm at the local Pawn-Shop for $125 with 4 mags.

It was a High-point, so I high-tailed it out of there...
It Hi-Point not High-point.

And the C9 has been a very reliable firearm for me for the past 4 years.

I have a couple thousand rounds through it with no problems.

Best brand new 9mm I could get for $200.00 out the door.

It is my carry weapon.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:09 PM
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So you sold the SP2022? In which ways is the P226 significantly better (trigger, fit & finish, parts availability)? I have handled the P226 before, but not the SP2022 and that price difference was making it look real attractive. The only thing holding me back was the magazine availability.
The whole thing felt, for lack of a better term, cheap. The decocker lever, for example, when I would press it down would immediately kick up as opposed to being a nice fluid motion down and then reset. The metal partsweren't as well finished. I could go on, but I think you get the idea.
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Old 04-30-2013, 2:01 PM
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Figure out what you want, then save up for it and buy what you want. Settling for something you don't seems such a waste of time and resources.

Life is short - enjoy it.
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