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Old 04-08-2016, 4:45 PM
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I'm looking to buy a firearm tomorrow. I live in the east bay area.

I already own:

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M&P Bodyguard .38 +P
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My budget is around 800 or so.

Anyone have any suggestions and why?

I've always wanted a Beretta like in the original resident evil.

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Get a 308. M&P 10 or save up for a Scar 17.
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I just rented the 92FS.
(looks like a 92F modified was used in resident evil)

Good shooter.
Grips are big to me and my hands are not small.
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Get a .357lever gun to go with your 38. You got to have a lever gun in the safe

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I've been reading up on these https://www.atlanticfirearms.com/com....html?Itemid=0
It's no SCAR, but fits your budget and fills a void in your arsenal. For a little more you could go with a PTR, but my research leads me to believe the C308 is a pretty damn good value.
Semi auto rifle may become endangered in CA.
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Funny, originally I thought "Oh someone is making the jump into gun ownership" and instead it's "I have an itch for yet another ..."
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I've been reading up on these https://www.atlanticfirearms.com/com....html?Itemid=0
It's no SCAR, but fits your budget and fills a void in your arsenal. For a little more you could go with a PTR, but my research leads me to believe the C308 is a pretty damn good value.
Semi auto rifle may become endangered in CA.
If I purchase this I will have to have it shipped to an FFL and pay dros and transfer fee yes? I like.

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If I purchase this I will have to have it shipped to an FFL and pay dros and transfer fee yes? I like.

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Yes, must be shipped to FFL. Be sure to check what the FFL charges for a transfer fee. I've paid $5 to $100 plus for a transfer fee. It's whatever they want to charge. Depending on where you're located an LGS could have one in stock. I've seen them in the rack at The Gun Range in the Sac area.
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Hmm. I plan to visit a few "fun" stores tomorrow.

I tend to think I want to buy one thing and end up with something completely different.

I don't know if anyone can relate.

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I was just at City Arms East in Pleasant Hill.

They had a S/A full rail TRP and a MC Operator, well above your budget, but sometimes ya just gotta say screw the budget and live a little.
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Your missing an ak47
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$800; S&W 686 .357 4" or Ruger GP100 4" .357 + ammo
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Hmm. I plan to visit a few "fun" stores tomorrow.

I tend to think I want to buy one thing and end up with something completely different.

I don't know if anyone can relate.

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I was just at City Arms East in Pleasant Hill.

They had a S/A full rail TRP and a MC Operator, well above your budget, but sometimes ya just gotta say screw the budget and live a little.
Live a little in the back of my truck when the wife finds out.

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I know that many people hate Beretta's. But I really like my M9.

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I think I've made 4 or 5 purchases since I committed to buying an HD shotgun. Have yet to buy the HD shotgun.
That's how I bought my first pistol.

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instead of one why not 3-4 get the whole Hi-point Family 380, 9mm , 40, 45 that will put you around 800
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Buy a couple lowers. Always nice to have backups
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I don't see any classic service rifles in the list.

How about a Garand? If you qualify for the CMP, get one through them, you won't find a better price / quality point than the CMP. The cheapest ones will be under your $800 price point. They also have a "CMP Special" with new barrel and new wood for about $1000.

I would heartily recommend the Swiss K31 as the most inherently accurate service rifle ever made, and cheapish too at about $350, but right now Swiss surplus GP11 ammo has gotten scarce. I'm told it does this in 2-year cycles. If you put diopter sights (clamp-on, maybe another $350 - $500) on a K31, it's essentially as accurate as having maybe a 9x scope. But slower -- you have to work at it.

Pistols -- how about a nice, accurate, .22? High Standard. I don't know enough about all the flavors (Trophy, Olympic, etc) to recommend a model.

Or how about a .22LR conversion for your existing M1911 frame? Nelson Custom in Arizona has some nice ones. Well inside your budget. Practice for cheap.
http://www.nelsoncustomguns.com/store/
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Howitzer, everyone needs at least one right ?
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Stoeger m3500 26" or 28". Poor man's benelli and semiauto shotguns are fun.
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I like you attitude OP. "I'm going to buy a gun tomorrow, just because!"
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Oh, my suggestion is a Garand from the marketplace or the CMP! Get one for under a grand while you still can!
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i agree with the .357 lever action and the .308 battle rifle!!!

i have a .357 lever action, so the .308 is next on my list!!!
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I don't see any classic service rifles in the list.

How about a Garand? If you qualify for the CMP, get one through them, you won't find a better price / quality point than the CMP. The cheapest ones will be under your $800 price point. They also have a "CMP Special" with new barrel and new wood for about $1000.

I would heartily recommend the Swiss K31 as the most inherently accurate service rifle ever made, and cheapish too at about $350, but right now Swiss surplus GP11 ammo has gotten scarce. I'm told it does this in 2-year cycles. If you put diopter sights (clamp-on, maybe another $350 - $500) on a K31, it's essentially as accurate as having maybe a 9x scope. But slower -- you have to work at it.

Pistols -- how about a nice, accurate, .22? High Standard. I don't know enough about all the flavors (Trophy, Olympic, etc) to recommend a model.

Or how about a .22LR conversion for your existing M1911 frame? Nelson Custom in Arizona has some nice ones. Well inside your budget. Practice for cheap.
http://www.nelsoncustomguns.com/store/
Our own Citadelgrad has reviewed them and likes them.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...ghlight=nelson
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Hmm. I plan to visit a few "fun" stores tomorrow.

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I guess I'll start saving for that revolver again... Right after I get the new surfboard I've been saving for.
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AK-47

LR-308

Semi-auto SD shotgun

.357 Lever Action

.308 Bolt Action

The lever and bolt you can get after the bans. Go for semi-autos before the bans.
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looks like you are missing some thing in the 308 family.
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Ruger Gunsite Scout in .308


Your choice of semi-auto shotgun

Glock 20 10mm

Or an old school rifle like an SKS, or pick your favorite WWII classic.
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