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What to get next?

Postby Vonz90 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:32 pm

So it is my b-day here shortly and I am going back and forth on how to reward myself for surviving half a century. My thoughts- in more or less order I am leaning;

Glock 27 or 26
A nice sporterized Mauser
A PTR-32
A revolver in 41 mag or maybe 357
A scope for my AR

Any comments from the peanut gallery?

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Re: What to get next?

Postby Steamforger » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:32 pm

Mine is in November, but I think I may get me this.

From your list you could do Glock 27 Gen 4 and probably some glass for the AR like a Strike Eagle.

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Re: What to get next?

Postby randy » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:49 pm

Since this is a treat, I would steer towards something on your list that is there not for practicality (need it for hunting or fill in a self-defense armory hole) but mostly for fun or because you just always wanted one.

From your list, for me that would be the Revolver in .357. I love my S&W Model 19 and would like a Model 66 or a Colt "just because". Yes it would do for defensive use, but I have Glocks and Brownings to fill that role. I just like them and have fun shooting them.

Without the "why" those are on your list, I can't really comment further except to say that Darlin' Daughter has a Glock 26 and loves it, and I'm not into sporterized weapons, would prefer a Mauser in the original military format, but I don't hunt these days and when I did it was with a shotgun.
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Re: What to get next?

Postby Old Grafton » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:58 am

Any kind of Barrett. Or Ammo. Or a 1911 (Caliber yr Choice). Or a Mustang. Or a Corvette. Or my favorite, a SuperBird. Hell, a 1969 Dart 340! Or a Sears MoPed.
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Re: What to get next?

Postby Jered » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:34 am

Something NFA?
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Re: What to get next?

Postby Rich Jordan » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:49 am

What's your AR used for? DO you already have other optic equipped long guns?

If you don't already have an optic on it and have the money for a reasonable one, they make a huge difference, especially for 50+ eyes. I've shot ARs with a Vortex Strike Eagle scope and a Lucid red dot recently and they cut my group size in half compared to the Magpul sights.

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Re: What to get next?

Postby Netpackrat » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:39 am

Definitely something in .50 cal... If a Barrett isn't in the budget, perhaps call up Silencerco and order a Maxim 50.
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Re: What to get next?

Postby First Shirt » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:58 pm

Once I get the Senior Minions 1911s finished, my next one will either be a Redhawk in .45 Colt/.45 ACP, or a real beater Garand. The Garand will go to Tim Shufflin to be turned into a 7.62x51 Mini-G.
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Re: What to get next?

Postby Vonz90 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:16 pm

The why question is a reasonable one, so:

Glock 27 or 26 - because they look interesting and maybe I want more rounds than my LC9

A nice sporterized Mauser - I have an as issued K98 with a scout scope that I have made my regular deer rifle, Just thinking I may like a lighter version of the same with a higher powered scope to give me options

A PTR-32 - probably over what I want to spend this five minutes but I don't have a 7.62x39 rifle and I don't like AKs

A revolver in 41 mag or maybe 357 - because I don't have a revolver

A scope for my AR - it is a plinker M4-gery with a mid length handguard that I bought because I had all the magazines and accessories for one when I came back from A-stan. I would like to shoot it more and my eyes are slowly getting worse.
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Re: What to get next?

Postby Captain Wheelgun » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:33 pm

Vonz90 wrote:The why question is a reasonable one, so:

Glock 27 or 26 - because they look interesting and maybe I want more rounds than my LC9

A nice sporterized Mauser - I have an as issued K98 with a scout scope that I have made my regular deer rifle, Just thinking I may like a lighter version of the same with a higher powered scope to give me options

A PTR-32 - probably over what I want to spend this five minutes but I don't have a 7.62x39 rifle and I don't like AKs

A revolver in 41 mag or maybe 357 - because I don't have a revolver

A scope for my AR - it is a plinker M4-gery with a modular length handguard that I bought because I had all the magazines and accessories for one when I came back from A-stan. I would like to shoot it more and my eyes are slowly getting worse.

Another way to scratch that 7.62x39 itch is the CMMG Mutant. It's a cross between an AR-10 and an AR-15 along with the two best parts of the AK-47, the ammo and magazines. I've had one for almost two years now, and I'm very happy with it.
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Re: What to get next?

Postby Rich Jordan » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:31 am

For a plinker, presume not shooting much past 200-300 yards? The low-middle end AR specific optics may meet your needs and still leave some money for another purchase. Of course more money, clearer optics, maybe longer usability for aging eyes...

And then someone had to go mention a .50...

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Re: What to get next?

Postby Weetabix » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:24 pm

Vonz90 wrote:A revolver in 41 mag or maybe 357 - because I don't have a revolver

I absolutely love my S&W 686, 4" barrel. It's very enjoyable. I'm considering a GP100 for "comparison purposes" but really for the grins.

I'd think a 357 would be easier to find ammo for, so you'd use it more. Although YMMV if you reload.
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Re: What to get next?

Postby Vonz90 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:34 pm

Thank you for the input. What I actually decided to get is one of these:

https://www.burrisoptics.com/scopes/sco ... e-2-7x32mm

and a cantilevered weaver riser.

The plan is to drop the Burris on my Mauser in place of the Leopold 2.5x28 scout scope and then put the Leopold on my AR using the riser to get the correct eye relief.

The riser has not arrived yet, but the Burris did so I mounted it up on my K98 over the weekend. Hope to get to the range with it next weekend, maybe with the AR too.
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Re: What to get next?

Postby Weetabix » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:43 pm

Nice! 2 upgrades for the price of one.
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Re: What to get next?

Postby Vonz90 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:55 pm

The rise showed up, so Bruno and I were able to get the Leopold mounted on the AR yesterday with some rings I had sitting around.
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