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FF750
08-15-09, 20:28
I'm just posting this out of curiousity. I'm fairly certain I'm not unique in having bought or at least wanted a gun not because of any practical need for it but just because I just plain wanted it - mainly because I thought it was cool or would be fun to have.

My first such purchase was my Walther P99 AS - and it will likely soon be joined by a Jericho 941 9mm full-size.

So, what guns have you guys bought just for the heck of it?

I'm most interested in the really oddball stuff - like, for example, I want an Armscor 1911 as well. Yes, there are decent 1911s from Springfield Armory and other manufacturers for almost as cheap but I grew up in the Philippines so naturally, I'd like a Philippine-made 1911 - as long as it doesn't blow up in my hands :D.

I thought this would be a fun question to ask all you experienced guys on this board as a break from the more serious stuff.

MAP
08-15-09, 20:52
In 1985 I just had to have a HK P7M8. I paid $459 for one NIB w/ 5 magazines. Still have it.

Mike

LonghunterCO
08-15-09, 20:55
M1917. They are really ugly but I like the history behind them... I see Springfields more often but they have never done anything for me.

Urabus23
08-15-09, 21:02
I also bought a P99 AS because I just had to have it:D

eternal24k
08-15-09, 21:16
HK P7
Robinson M96

xray 99
08-15-09, 21:39
Colt Python. I bought one new in 1987 or so and then traded it. It's the one gun I truly regret trading.

TOrrock
08-15-09, 22:26
A bunch.

Colt Python 2 1/2" back in 1988, it was my first revolver.

Detonics Combat Master, 'cause that was a super cool pistol to have in the 80's.

HK P9S, both in 9mm and .45 ACP

HK P7M8

SIG P210

CZ 75, pre-B model

S&W Model 28 Highway Patrolman

Colt Commercial Government Model in .38 Super, mfg. in 1947

loupav
08-16-09, 00:05
The first one was a Beretta 92FS Stainless. I just had to have that gun.

Plus one for the Walther P99 9mm AS! I assume we all watched Casino Royale too many times?

I like the story behind my P99. I decided I wanted one (before Quantum of Solace came out) and went on a search for one. But no one locally had one. The only guy that did, had one for $850!!!! No thanks! It seemed that it was just not going to happen. So after a month or two of searching high and low I gave up. Two weeks later I find a gently used one for $550, Picked it up!

It's a great little pistol and very easy to shoot.

SteyrAUG
08-16-09, 00:51
ALL OF THEM...and I have miles to go before I sleep.

:D

The "practical" aside my most recent "must haves" were a Colt 1903 and a Mitchell Arms Stainless Luger.

NotDylan
08-16-09, 00:59
The P7 was one of those must haves for me as well. Picked up one of the trade ins from CDNN last year but sadly I didn't fall in love with it. I sold it shortly after.....now I kinda want one again :D

zchen
08-16-09, 01:23
I really really want a Mauser C96, just haven't found one in my price range yet :o

kmrtnsn
08-16-09, 01:47
Back in '86 I just had to have a brand new $350.00 Franchi SPAS-12 on the shop rack. I bought it, I shot maybe 50 rounds through it then threw it in storage when I went overseas for a few years. Ten or twelve years later I dug it out and sold it for $1,000.00 more dollars than I paid for it and walked out of the store with a new HK and my first AR.

Outrider
08-16-09, 03:51
The Luger P08 was the gun I just had to have despite there being better 9mm self defense pistols on the market. It's a really neat pistol that feels great in the hand but it's high maintenance.

I ended up selling it and making a few hundred profit on it, but I'd love to get another one when funds permit.

ThirdWatcher
08-16-09, 05:00
I always wanted an AR-10 so about three years ago I bought an ArmaLite AR-10A2 (The Infantry Model) rifle, complete with OD Green furniture. I liked it so much I bought it's little brother, an ArmaLite M-15A2 (The Service Model) with matching OD Green furniture. They are both just plain fun to shoot.:D

As for handguns, I just "had to have" an H&K Mark 23 pistol. If it's good enough for a USSOCOM arms room, it's good enough for me!

QuickStrike
08-16-09, 06:16
For handguns, a springfield PRO 1911.
Still waiting for the custom shop ATM.



That and a few more AR's some AK's... some bolt actions in african calibers... etc.

Mr.Goodtimes
08-16-09, 09:11
My have to haves that i can think of right now are..

1. A Sig 552 SBR
2. FN SCAR
3. LMT CQB 16
4. Knights Armament SR15 E3

I will not sleep till i own each and every one of these... along with an M4 2000 :D

MarshallDodge
08-16-09, 10:53
Early on, they were all must haves.

S&W 422 Target - my first handgun, still have it.

S&W 4506, heavily Novak'd - the first gun that I spent more than $500 for and I saved three months to buy it. Sold it for a 70 series Gold Cup and still have that one.

There are a few guns that I would really like to have, an MP5 would be one of them. My buddy was selling his MP5SD a few years back but I couldn't swing the $12K. :(

It has been over 20 years since I bought my first gun and I still get a few butterflies when I purchase another one. :cool:

Hersh
08-16-09, 12:05
Early 80's vintage HP in satin nickel which is the reigning safe queen.

The_War_Wagon
08-16-09, 12:19
S&W 1006 - summer of '91. Inspired by too many Clint Eastwood movies, it only took 6 mos. of regular (weekly) shooting, to finally start hitting my target. :p

Carried it for 12 years, but saw the writing on the wall AFA as 10mm was concerned, and decided to standardize my sidearms to 1911's in .45. I still miss the roar of full-house loads. ;)

goodoleboy
08-16-09, 15:48
Colt Python, I've had it for about 15 years now. The serial number says that it was built in 1967. The handles are worn, and the bluing on the very end of the bbl. is worn from holstering/unholstering (the previous owner shot competitively).

It shoots like a dream and my handgun collection wouldn't be complete without it.

It has the smoothest action of any pistol I've ever fired (it has had some work done on it).

CoryCop25
08-16-09, 16:12
Before I was old enough to own a handgun I had to have a Glock 19 and a H&K P7M8. Got the G19 when I was 21 and the P7 when I was 22. Still have them today!:cool:

RogerinTPA
08-16-09, 16:51
Colt Python, I've had it for about 15 years now. The serial number says that it was built in 1967. The handles are worn, and the bluing on the very end of the bbl. is worn from holstering/unholstering (the previous owner shot competitively).

It shoots like a dream and my handgun collection wouldn't be complete without it.

It has the smoothest action of any pistol I've ever fired (it has had some work done on it).

No doubt. I owned Colt Python with a 4 inch barrel, way back in the day. I traded it like a dumb ass, a few years later.:( Currently, it's the M&P series.

ghost762
08-16-09, 21:46
An AR-15 of course.

FF750
08-16-09, 22:45
I also bought a P99 AS because I just had to have it:D


The first one was a Beretta 92FS Stainless. I just had to have that gun.

Plus one for the Walther P99 9mm AS! I assume we all watched Casino Royale too many times?

I like the story behind my P99. I decided I wanted one (before Quantum of Solace came out) and went on a search for one. But no one locally had one. The only guy that did, had one for $850!!!! No thanks! It seemed that it was just not going to happen. So after a month or two of searching high and low I gave up. Two weeks later I find a gently used one for $550, Picked it up!

It's a great little pistol and very easy to shoot.

Wow, nice to see the P99 getting some loving. For me, it wasn't 007 that got me interested - a lot of it was Underworld. It may not have been the best movie but Kate Beckinsale dual-weilding a pair of P99s while wearing skin-tight black leather should get any man's blood going :D


Back in '86 I just had to have a brand new $350.00 Franchi SPAS-12 on the shop rack. I bought it, I shot maybe 50 rounds through it then threw it in storage when I went overseas for a few years. Ten or twelve years later I dug it out and sold it for $1,000.00 more dollars than I paid for it and walked out of the store with a new HK and my first AR.

Ooh, I'm jealous. Maybe someday my oddballs will be worth something too :)

FF750
08-16-09, 22:49
An AR-15 of course.

I agree it's a must have but I purposely didn't mention it because there are plenty of good reasons to want one, and it certainly ain't oddball enough :D

Well, I just added another "had to have" to my collection - ordered the aforementioned Jericho 941 online and should hopefully have it in my greedy little hands within the week. Can't wait!

Another oddball gun I find myself wanting just for the heck of it is an FN FS2000. I wouldn't give up my trusty AR for it but I think it's one sexah looking gun. "Space gun" indeed!

Fly'nBuff
08-16-09, 22:58
FN PS90

I thought it was a neat design and visually appealing. Completely worthless mind you, but cool nonetheless. It's a hoot to shoot.

Outrider
08-16-09, 23:40
Another oddball gun I find myself wanting just for the heck of it is an FN FS2000. I wouldn't give up my trusty AR for it but I think it's one sexah looking gun. "Space gun" indeed!

I took a FS2000 through a carbine class and I liked it quite a bit. To me, it balanced much better than the AR-15. It does handle differently though.

bnanaphone
08-17-09, 08:45
As soon as I found out about the HK Elite in 9mm I had to have it. They had just stopped making them and I found one online. It quickly became my "go to" target pistol. I managed to take a red-tailed fox squirrel at about 70-80 yards with it two years ago with its open sights (totally amazed myself!). OK, I did have a rest but still my greatest shot ever and still my favorite handgun.

JonInWA
08-17-09, 16:53
A 1938 S/42 P.08 Luger-mine was a matching serial number Russian capture piece, with a Russian arsenal matte bluing and non-matching grips; it went to John Martz for a total restoration, mechanical and cosmetic-once a year, I use it with glee at an IDPA match;

A SIG P210-6, LNIB, which after about 10 years of ownership I sold to finance...

My Nighthawk Talon II, totally custom spec'ed by me;

A basic blued Ruger P89, to commemorate the P85 I carried as my PDW as a group XO in the early 1990s;

A FN Hi-Power, in .40-I've had 3, after I traded #2, I knew immediately that I needed a Hi-Power, so I lucked into one of the last NIB FN .40 Mk IIIs after FN decided to get out of the US Hi-Power market;

My Glocks-G17, G19, G21, G34-they're one of the gold standards of what a combat automatic pistol is, and should be. They're not perfect, but they are an exceptionally good tool(s);

My stainless Ruger Security Six, for its Ruger lineage, it's rugged functionality, and a certain amount of elegance;

A Beretta 92D; possessing all of the inherent goodness of the 92 series, and none (for me) of the bad features;

...and the list goes on....(but those are some of the highlights which come to mind)

Best, Jon

dbrowne1
08-17-09, 17:07
I had to have one of those Glock 19 pistols with the Austrian proof marks. Paid way too much for one on gunbroker when they first started showing up.

bgoode
08-17-09, 19:33
My must haves have been like all my guns!! :)
My must have hand guns are my TRS Baer Custom, Replacing my G19 with 3 more when I traded it off!!!! Guess I made up for that loss :)

6933
08-17-09, 20:07
I have to have a select fire FN FAL. I will get one within a year. I have successfully convinced the wife that it is a good investment(yes, I do believe it) as well as a fun gun to own.

ThirdWatcher
08-17-09, 20:39
I have to have a select fire FN FAL.

I want one too!!!:)

khc3
08-17-09, 21:14
SIG AMT and PE57.

Sold both but wish I'd kept the 57. In fact it is the only gun I REALLY regret selling.

It was awkward and uncomfortable to shoot, but it was a piece of art.

Outlander Systems
08-17-09, 21:36
A Taurus Raging Bull .44 Mag...

:confused:

Believe it or not, my first CCW gun was a 6" version of the above. I figured if I was ever cornered by a pack of hungry Rhinoceri, numbering less than six, I was set. My second CCW weapon was a .45LC Ruger Vaquero.

Seriously, I had no idea what I was thinking. I've got some sort of emotional connection/romantic notion, in regards to sixguns.

A buddy of mine got stabbed by, ironically, six guys in his apartment, and I decided that wheelguns made for pretty useless self-defense weapons, in today's world.

Shortly thereafter, I went back to autos.

sadmin
08-17-09, 22:06
Star Model FR .22lr. Unfortunately, its not very ammo friendly.
Glock model 17L, this pistol makes me feel like im a better pistol shooter than I am.

Currently "have" to own - DSA FAL, I will get is this year...because after all, I HAVE to own one.

Later on - M1 Garand, S&W model 41

MiggyE
08-17-09, 22:35
I'm just posting this out of curiousity. I'm fairly certain I'm not unique in having bought or at least wanted a gun not because of any practical need for it but just because I just plain wanted it - mainly because I thought it was cool or would be fun to have.

My first such purchase was my Walther P99 AS - and it will likely soon be joined by a Jericho 941 9mm full-size.

So, what guns have you guys bought just for the heck of it?

I'm most interested in the really oddball stuff - like, for example, I want an Armscor 1911 as well. Yes, there are decent 1911s from Springfield Armory and other manufacturers for almost as cheap but I grew up in the Philippines so naturally, I'd like a Philippine-made 1911 - as long as it doesn't blow up in my hands :D.

I thought this would be a fun question to ask all you experienced guys on this board as a break from the more serious stuff.

hahaha, i hear you, FF750. i actually owned a Armscor 1911. bought it just because i wanted one (already had a tanfoglio at that point). bought it during the semi-annual manila gun show. then just to find out 2 weeks later that i won another accurized Armscor 1911 during the gun show's raffle.... so i ended up with two....very good ones, actually, and they ran great!

PlatoCATM
08-17-09, 22:44
Encore in .308. One shot one kill I remember thinking at the time.

Shadow1198
08-17-09, 23:33
H&K P9S. Ever since seeing some from various older TV shows and movies (some as far back as the '80s), I just always thought they looked cool as heck. Sort of like a super-sized PPK. I bought one almost 2 years ago, and loved the gun to death. Sold it awhile back to pay the bills. I will own one again, as I just think they are too cool, look great, have a unique cocker/decocker lever, etc. Next time I'm getting the Target model and putting a can on it, and then I can probably die a happy man. ;)

DTHN2LGS
08-18-09, 00:20
1. HK P7
2. Colt Python
3. Broomhandle Mauser

M4Fundi
08-18-09, 02:29
WWII Luger with all the German markings. I loved taking it apart and putting her back together.:) I couldn't hit blue sky with it:p

Jim Colborn
08-18-09, 07:10
The year was 1972 and I did everything I could to buy the Colt series 70 1911. Still have it even though it has a cracked frame.

FF750
08-18-09, 20:55
A Taurus Raging Bull .44 Mag...

:confused:

Believe it or not, my first CCW gun was a 6" version of the above. I figured if I was ever cornered by a pack of hungry Rhinoceri, numbering less than six, I was set. My second CCW weapon was a .45LC Ruger Vaquero.



First name: Dirty, last name: Harry :D


hahaha, i hear you, FF750. i actually owned a Armscor 1911. bought it just because i wanted one (already had a tanfoglio at that point). bought it during the semi-annual manila gun show. then just to find out 2 weeks later that i won another accurized Armscor 1911 during the gun show's raffle.... so i ended up with two....very good ones, actually, and they ran great!

I actually got to try an Armscor before at their shooting range in Makati when I went on vacation in Manila last June. It had seen a lot of mileage but shot fine. Also got to try a Norinco at the other range in Makati Cinema Square - now that mall was gun lover's heaven for Filipino gun nuts - one store after another packed with firearms :D

halo2304
08-18-09, 21:48
uh...all of them!

Here's the short list:
P7 PSP x 2
P9s x 2
HK4
VP70Z
Colt Python
Dan Wesson Bobtail Commander
Remington 700 LTR
S&W 686, 66, 60
Seecamp 32 (Got it used and cheap on my first visit to the new Cabela's)
Glock 19 (My current CCW)

jtb0311
08-18-09, 23:35
I'm just posting this out of curiousity. I'm fairly certain I'm not unique in having bought or at least wanted a gun not because of any practical need for it but just because I just plain wanted it - mainly because I thought it was cool or would be fun to have.

For me, it was the S&W Model 22 in .45 ACP. I wanted one ever since my dad took me to see Raiders Of The Lost Ark when I was 7 years old.

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/5416/model22.jpg (http://img148.imageshack.us/i/model22.jpg/)

ToddG
08-19-09, 08:02
HK USP40 -- Bought one the first day they were available at my local gun shop. Read an article by this high-speed low-drag uber-experienced gun writer named Duane Thomas saying it was the toughest, most capable pistol ever designed and was his #1 choice for a home defense pistol.

Browning Hi-Power .40 -- Bought one a couple months later when that same gun writer wrote that it was the toughest, most capable pistol ever designed and was his #1 choice for a home defense pistol.

After that, I stopped reading gun magazines.

MiggyE
08-19-09, 10:04
First name: Dirty, last name: Harry :D



I actually got to try an Armscor before at their shooting range in Makati when I went on vacation in Manila last June. It had seen a lot of mileage but shot fine. Also got to try a Norinco at the other range in Makati Cinema Square - now that mall was gun lover's heaven for Filipino gun nuts - one store after another packed with firearms :D

i hear you! such a nice place:D...lol! now if they could just do something about the surroundings! Makati needs a place like MCS, probably because the Ayala clan doesn't seem to want any gun shop within the malls they own/operate. and since they literally own 3/4 of Makati City.......Armscor and Norinco 1911s are great basic guns that are cheap and easily upgraded. in the end, you get a great race gun thats cheaper than the rest.

Jake0331
08-19-09, 19:09
SOCOM II - traded it after 40 rounds. Common sense got the better of me.

Don't get me wrong; really fun toy, but not one bit practical in a fight. If I had a ranch, it'd be the rifle to have, especially without the rails.

tpd223
08-19-09, 20:23
All of them, basically I want them all.

Lately, just bought a Glock 20, going to use it for a hunting pistol, just because.

Gutshot John
08-19-09, 20:57
For me, it was the S&W Model 22 in .45 ACP. I wanted one ever since my dad took me to see Raiders Of The Lost Ark when I was 7 years old.

I'm pretty sure that was a 1917.

DocHolliday01
08-19-09, 21:41
I had to have my Glock 19, and my 10.5 LWCRi M6A2 upper/Sabre Lower. I still have to have a GAP Crusader, and a good 22 Rifle/pistol.

cathellsk
08-19-09, 21:55
I can't remember the ones in the past at the moment, but currently.....
Had to have a S&W 4506 (-1 preferred). Always liked its size and Sonny Crocket carried one in the last season of Miami Vice (plus numerous other TV stars), need I say more. I have no plans on carrying it, it pulls bed side duty. Accurate as a laser and as reliable as my Glock 19s.
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/02129.JPG

RAM Engineer
08-20-09, 16:13
I haven't bought one yet, but I've always wanted a FN 1903 pistol:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FN_Model_1903

Jason

FF750
08-20-09, 20:39
i hear you! such a nice place:D...lol! now if they could just do something about the surroundings! Makati needs a place like MCS, probably because the Ayala clan doesn't seem to want any gun shop within the malls they own/operate. and since they literally own 3/4 of Makati City.......Armscor and Norinco 1911s are great basic guns that are cheap and easily upgraded. in the end, you get a great race gun thats cheaper than the rest.

When I was there they were renovating MCS and building a new apartment complex on top. Hopefully they'll turn it into a nicer place that's not so rundown but without going too upscale and losing the charm that old-school malls like that and Virra Mall have. I think the old, packed-to-the-gills style malls are a lot more fun than the huge supermalls like Mall of Asia and so on that are all too neat and tidy and only sell politically correct stuff.

It's fun wandering the cramped corridors of the older malls with their haphazard layout where you don't know what might be just around the corner :D

Guns weren't the only cool things you could find at MCS lol.

FF750
08-20-09, 20:41
HK USP40 -- Bought one the first day they were available at my local gun shop. Read an article by this high-speed low-drag uber-experienced gun writer named Duane Thomas saying it was the toughest, most capable pistol ever designed and was his #1 choice for a home defense pistol.

Browning Hi-Power .40 -- Bought one a couple months later when that same gun writer wrote that it was the toughest, most capable pistol ever designed and was his #1 choice for a home defense pistol.


Maybe he was talking about two different homes? :D

MiggyE
08-21-09, 00:59
When I was there they were renovating MCS and building a new apartment complex on top. Hopefully they'll turn it into a nicer place that's not so rundown but without going too upscale and losing the charm that old-school malls like that and Virra Mall have. I think the old, packed-to-the-gills style malls are a lot more fun than the huge supermalls like Mall of Asia and so on that are all too neat and tidy and only sell politically correct stuff.

It's fun wandering the cramped corridors of the older malls with their haphazard layout where you don't know what might be just around the corner :D

Guns weren't the only cool things you could find at MCS lol.

MCS is still as rundown as you remember, i guess. its notorious nowadays for a place you could get pirated DVDs for less than a 1$ each. the cops raid it once a week, but the pirates come back after the cops leave. then of course, its also a hangout for "dancers" from the nearby girlie clubs.;):D almost all the large gun shops have branches or main offices there, though, and it boasts of 2 quality indoor ranges, one of them run by Jethro Dionisio himself.

uhmmm, i guess i should tell you. the Ortigas family has renovated Virra Mall. its called VMall now. looks ultra modern. i go there once in awhile. just outside the mall is still crawling with small shops with cheap knockoffs- could you say Gucci handbags for $5?- but i go there, because there are 2 new good gun stores there, as well as an outdoors shop....

MiggyE
08-21-09, 01:03
Maybe he was talking about two different homes? :D

haha! your right there!

jtb0311
08-21-09, 01:21
I'm pretty sure that was a 1917.

Actually it was the S&W 2nd Model Hand Ejector - very similar to the 1917, but with a 4" barrel.

variablebinary
08-21-09, 02:49
Recently...

Robinson M96

Para FAL

FN SCAR

G17

badcatbigbat
08-21-09, 15:59
That is a good toss-up. In the past few years I have bought many guns and accessories to go with them. I guess that I would have to say my suppressed AR15 carbine and Glock 19. I have placed more enfaces on fine tuning these two weapons.

decodeddiesel
08-21-09, 17:50
My 1911.

Alpha Sierra
08-21-09, 18:42
The three that I had to have for no reason other than their coolness

1985 Lew Horton 3" S&W Model 29-3
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp290/JRossy/guns/29side1-1.jpg

S&W Model 29-2 in pimptastic nickel
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp290/JRossy/guns/pic044.jpg

CZ 550 FS in 6.5X55
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp290/JRossy/guns/pic000.jpg

bgoode
08-21-09, 19:26
Here is a picture of the one I just had to have. Traded of my 1st OD G19 for a gun I no longer have. I knew it could be easily replaced but when I had the funds to get another....finding a black G19 was nearly impossible.

Ran 200 rounds through this one today and now I have my pair back in harmony :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/bgoode/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BSU1HMDAxOTAuanBn.jpg

m4fun
08-21-09, 19:58
Wow - how about all of them.

My first Beretta - 92F(post Lethal Weapon and Die Hard)
Colt AR-15HBAR (closest to what we were issued - Army)
M14 (have an old black and white photo of my dad carrying one in Viet Nam)

After that collection varied but some of what I thought was more obscure:
Dragonov(Chinese in .308, not a Romy)
Nazi marked P38 and Luger(start of my WWII collection)
and like quite a few here, a Walther P99 AS(Bond)

P.S. - regretted every one I had sold.

RudyN
08-21-09, 20:40
I had to have a Les Baer .45 and bought a Premier II. Also just bought a Remington 870 Express Synthetic 6+1, just because I wanted it. There is a few bucks, well spent though. Of course I can say my Remington is for HD. :D

mattjmcd
08-21-09, 23:26
I too had to have a P99AS. I bought a 2-tone in .40 and grew to hate it. Sold it. About 3 years later, I had to have an OD version in 9mm. And... wait for it.. sold that one too. :o

Mark71
08-22-09, 03:27
I knew I just had to have a P7M8 after I first shot one years ago.

Another is a 1911 which I plan on having built to my specs very soon.

mark5pt56
08-22-09, 06:00
3" man camp-.44 of course.

Alpha Sierra--if you ever want to part with # 1 and/or 3--let me know!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/mark5pt56/DSCF1563.jpg

Greg Bell
08-22-09, 13:37
I need a Luger and a BHP. Oh, and one of those .44 snubbies.

MiggyE
08-23-09, 22:34
currently being sorely tempted to get a walther PPS. 8 shots in 9mm in a modern gun just about the size of the venerable PPK.

tpd223
08-24-09, 07:38
Didn't the PPS have a bunch of serious problems?

MiggyE
08-25-09, 03:05
yup, the first gen ones did. the second gen is supposedly better. but its size in my hand is giving second thoughts. PPK or Bersas fit better

HPFlashman
08-25-09, 05:08
Walther TPH in .22 - didnt go to well with my size 12 mitts, but just had to have it...

One of the few I regret selling off in a seldom encountered moment of common sense...:D

bgoode
08-25-09, 12:53
wow!!!! THIS ONE!!!!!!!!!!!


Here she is - :D

I am going to add my Lazza grips as always and just enjoy what I didnt like about my Lightweight Commander which was the full size frame and now I'll enjoy what dont like about my Kimber - the weird recoil spring set up.

This is just a fun discontinued Colt model that from all the research I could do was built very well by them!!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/bgoode/CCO3.jpg



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/bgoode/CCO2.jpg



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jwinch2
08-25-09, 13:03
I was all geeked up about the HK 45 for about a year before it actually came out. I think I went through a faze of being a bit of an HK fanboy, got enamored with the people they consulted with (Hackethorn and Vickers) and decided that was going to be the gun for me. When I got it I was almost immediately less of a fan than I thought I was going to be. Don't get me wrong, there are a ton of things to like about the gun but with its horrible trigger and not including night sights I was a bit bummed out about a gun that I paid over a thousand dollars for.

I ended up selling it and buying two CZ's for only a little more than what I paid for that gun originally.

I guess I learned my lesson on that one. Though to be honest, I did a bit of the same thing with the LMT Piston Carbine. The difference is that I am 100% happy with that purchase and will likely be buying the 7.62 version when it comes out.

Good discussion!

6933
08-25-09, 20:41
Still chomping at the bit for the FN FAL select fire. What a great gun. Not sure if there is a more reliable semi/full auto out there.

MSP "Sarge"
08-25-09, 22:07
Walther TPH in .22 - didn't go to well with my size 12 mitts, but just had to have it...

One of the few I regret selling off in a seldom encountered moment of common sense...:D

Man I have one of them. Bought it back in 86 when I was working U/C. I love that thing. I sometimes carried it as a second weapon. Perfect for hiding it up in your crotch and wrapping it with an ACE Bandage. Carried in my boot on numerous occasions. On the ankle or in my vest when I worked the road.

crusader4x
08-26-09, 03:15
Another Walther P99 here. I bought my 1st Generation P99 back in 1996 or 1997. I've also been itching for an M4 type rifle. My shopping cart has the BCM Midlength I'm going to order from GRTactical BUT I'm still waiting for my new Visa Debit card... Shouldn't be more than a couple of days now!

QuickStrike
08-26-09, 05:39
For handguns, a springfield PRO 1911.
Still waiting for the custom shop ATM.


Add to this a 5" barreled DA revolver in 44 mag.

I wonder what a super redhawk would look like with the barrel chopped to 5 inches?

Probably still ugly. :D

Duane Thomas
09-03-09, 05:19
HK USP40 -- Bought one the first day they were available at my local gun shop. Read an article by this high-speed low-drag uber-experienced gun writer named Duane Thomas saying it was the toughest, most capable pistol ever designed and was his #1 choice for a home defense pistol.

Browning Hi-Power .40 -- Bought one a couple months later when that same gun writer wrote that it was the toughest, most capable pistol ever designed and was his #1 choice for a home defense pistol.

After that, I stopped reading gun magazines.

I just love being criticized for things I never said. Other than as one-third of a comparison shootout (Glock 22 vs. HK USP vs. Smith & Wesson Sigma) I have never done an article on the HK USP .40. Not only did I not, in that article, say the HK was the "toughest, most capable pistol ever designed and my #1 choice for a home defense pistol," I actually came to the conclusion that of the three I preferred the Glock 22, and said so in the article.

I actually did do a review of the Browning Hi-Power .40 when it was introduced. Didn't say that one was the toughest, most capable pistol ever produced and my #1 choice for a home defense pistol in that piece, either.

WGG
09-03-09, 20:09
In the last year it has been the following must haves that I purchased. It seems the more I buy the more I need!

Nighthawk T3 Diamond Black
Nighthawk Talon - Diamond Black and target sights rear and fiber optic front
LMT Defender 200 with Sopmod Stock (and options that cost as much as the rifle)

Abraxas
09-03-09, 20:18
HK USP40 -- Bought one the first day they were available at my local gun shop. Read an article by this high-speed low-drag uber-experienced gun writer named Duane Thomas saying it was the toughest, most capable pistol ever designed and was his #1 choice for a home defense pistol.

Browning Hi-Power .40 -- Bought one a couple months later when that same gun writer wrote that it was the toughest, most capable pistol ever designed and was his #1 choice for a home defense pistol.

After that, I stopped reading gun magazines.

ya know, aside from the brick like ergonomics, I kinda like the USP .40. Now it is not my first choice for many reasons, but if someone gave me one I would take it

RAM Engineer
09-03-09, 21:45
I've got my eye on a fairly unique/useless pistol right now, but I don't want to spill the beans until it is mine...

khc3
09-03-09, 22:14
The three that I had to have for no reason other than their coolness

CZ 550 FS in 6.5X55
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp290/JRossy/guns/pic000.jpg

OK, that's cool, both gun and caliber. But how is that stock with the scope? Looks like the comb is a little low for a good cheek weld.

Alpha Sierra
09-04-09, 06:12
OK, that's cool, both gun and caliber. But how is that stock with the scope? Looks like the comb is a little low for a good cheek weld.

It seems that way but it feels just like your basic American-style sporter stock.

Anyway, I have no problems with it when shooting prone with a sling at 200 yards:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp290/JRossy/targets/pic016.jpg

The two shots at 11 o'clock are my sighters after dialing in elevation from the 100 yard zero

snappy
09-04-09, 23:55
Glock 23 for me. Wasn't really a big fan when I first shot Glocks in the early 90's. Then last year I needed a simple, rugged, dependable defensive type pistol in something bigger than 9mm for carry and training. After handling many of their offerings I knew I needed a Model 23 (Compact in .40 SW). How my thinking went from, 'Eh, it's a Glock' to 'Yup, gotta have one', I'll never know. I will say that even if I never buy or own another Glock the 23 has earned a permanent place in the rotation. Great pistol that I didn't see coming.

John_Wayne777
09-05-09, 09:26
Glock 32 in .357 Sig.

I wanted to like that gun so much...it was a Glock (and Glocks were universally the most awesomest weapons ever made by anybody) and it was in the bestest gunfighting caliber ever!

...it sucked.

M4Fundi
09-05-09, 09:30
I dated alot of Glock 32s;)

Mark/MO
09-05-09, 17:10
Wow, that has the potential to be a long list.

Winchester Big Bore 94 in 375 Winchester - A beauty I picked up used and added a Lyman receiver sight to. Traded it in a fit of stupidity for a gun I no longer have.

Pre-war Colt Officers Model Target - the one with the adjustable sights, rear for windage and front for elevation. It had a trigger pull to die for, the best handgun trigger I've ever shot. It was also very accurate I ended up trading it back to the friend I bought it from.

SSR-56 AK - My first, and only, foray into the AK field. I really wanted to like this gun but for some reason AK's and I didn't hit it off. It was traded for an M&P15.

Savage 99 in 300 Savage - A nice, clean late 40's example with an older Lyman All American 2-1/2 power scope. I took a deer with it shortly after buying it and then puit it away. I still have it but never shoot it anymore. I keep it thinking one of my kid's will want it for a deer rifle someday.

Alpha Sierra
09-05-09, 19:56
Glock 32 in .357 Sig.

I wanted to like that gun so much...it was a Glock (and Glocks were universally the most awesomest weapons ever made by anybody) and it was in the bestest gunfighting caliber ever!

...it sucked.

An M&P357 OTOH...............:D

decodeddiesel
09-05-09, 23:43
Had the opportunity to fire a real MK18 MOD0 with the KAC can attached (actually from my research now I think it was an M4A1 with a Colt CQBR upper, I had no idea at the time other than the SF guy who handed it to me said it was a "Mark 18") at the end of my last tour in Iraq. It was the most fun AR type weapon I ever fired followed closely by the M16A1.

I am in the process of building my tribute "clone" right now. :p

SW-Shooter
09-06-09, 16:32
Mine is a Springfield TRP, alas the price is the only thing that bothers me. I'll have to save my pennies.

Alpha Sierra
09-06-09, 23:40
I just remembered this one:

Walther P1 (alum. framed post-war P38)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp290/JRossy/guns/pic014.jpg

Savior 6
09-18-09, 01:55
I'm most interested in the really oddball stuff -

How about a Techno MAG7 Shotgun. I had to have it. I remember seeing a picture of those things when I was younger and thought they looked so cool. Looked is right because they are impractical as hell, esp. if find some info on their intended use.

Oh and I "had to have" everything else I own. It's pertinent to my survival. Right?

IMSHAKN
09-18-09, 02:33
I ended up with my most recent purchases because I had to have them...

LMT CQB 16... When my hands touched this rifle I could have sworn it was love at first sight. Reminded me of the Colt I used to love, but in a better package for my use/tastes.

M&P 9mm...I was looking at Sigs and then I caught wind of this pistol... Once I laid hands on it, I knew I would be taking one home. And I did.

Next must have? LMT .308 when it comes out. Pass the Koolaid! Or perhaps it will be a Walther P99 (I don't blame you guys on this one, it's the only other pistol that I have touched recently that I've said I WANT this...I've got a feeling I will be coming back from the December Crossroads of the West gun show a little heavier than when I got there :D)

NSR500
09-18-09, 04:45
I had to have a CZ P07 Duty, but could not find one. I then saw an FNP45 and fell in Love with it, but they did not have Black. The next day I found the CZ P07 Duty and met a Sig 2022 that was lonely, so I bought them both.
On the way home I got a call about my new Love, the FNP45, so I went to see her the next day. She too had to come home with me, and did...
My wallet hurt a bit, but I'm a happy camper. Sometimes having to "Have it" is just that crazy.:)

subzero
09-18-09, 06:16
I picked up an RRA 1911 from Shivan a few years back, shot it a lot and loved it. It was my favorite thing.

I sold it last year in a fit of practicality along with every 1911 related article I had to a friend of mine when I decided I didn't "need" a 1911 anymore.

I bought it back a couple of months ago. Need is a hell of a word.

jtb0311
09-18-09, 06:57
I sold it last year in a fit of practicality along with every 1911 related article I had to a friend of mine when I decided I didn't "need" a 1911 anymore.

Blasphemer!

;)

Shane1
09-18-09, 09:32
Browning HI-Power.

This is my 3rd and Im keeping this one. I picked up a Practical Model and slapped some Gunners Grips on it.

LockenLoad
09-18-09, 18:55
all of them just like today, do I need LWRC 6.8 SPD pretty debatable since I am not a LEO, But I bought it just the same, I can see scenario's I might need it neighborhood pretty bad I have had people point ak's at me

slowjon
09-19-09, 14:21
My latest "had to have" purchase was a Simth & Wesson 686+ with a 5" barrel and smooth (non-fluted) cylinder. Added a pair of Ahrends smooth, round to square butt conversion grips. Damn it's sexy. The purchase was based on seeing an identical one on another board.

Pappabear
09-19-09, 15:56
My I just had to have has not happened. HK Mark23. No good reason to purchase such a gun when you have the HK45, but what the hell. Thats what this thread is all about. :D

Pappabear
09-19-09, 15:57
My I just had to have has not happened. HK Mark23. No good reason to purchase such a gun when you have the HK45, but what the hell. Thats what this thread is all about. :D

exiledtoIA
09-19-09, 16:22
VP70Z, it was an interesting time in my life.
But i'm feeling much better now.
came to my senses and traded it away.
Actually got more for it than I paid.

cobb
09-19-09, 17:21
Springfield Armory M-1873 rifle made in 1879. An old school fighting rifle with a 32.5 in. barrel. On to loading black powder I guess. A little history never hurt. Much...:)

scar2099
09-19-09, 17:46
HK USP Tactical 45

i lived on the barracks and i couldn't own one but i had the money for it.. ,first thing when i EAS was to get that pistol and i have lived happily ever after :D

Lonathan
09-19-09, 17:59
My first gun was an Argentine Mauser 7.65X55 I still got it. really flat shooting rifle. First pistol was a S&W model 4566 tactical that was nice but traded it for a G23 and carried it for a good while. After a few thousand rounds thru it, my buddy loved it so much he traded it for his HK USPC .45 I carry it to this day. The only regrets I have are getting rid of a LAR Grizzly mark 5 in .44 mag. That gun was ignorantly accurate and was in pristine condition.

Alpha Sierra
09-19-09, 18:58
My latest "had to have" purchase was a Simth & Wesson 686+ with a 5" barrel and smooth (non-fluted) cylinder. Added a pair of Ahrends smooth, round to square butt conversion grips. Damn it's sexy. The purchase was based on seeing an identical one on another board.

Pics or it didn't happen.

Savior 6
09-21-09, 01:01
My I just had to have has not happened. HK Mark23. No good reason to purchase such a gun when you have the HK45, but what the hell. Thats what this thread is all about. :D

BS. That's not a good enough excuse, I have both. Just buy it and be happy

30 cal slut
09-21-09, 05:58
HK USP40 -- Bought one the first day they were available at my local gun shop. Read an article by this high-speed low-drag uber-experienced gun writer named Duane Thomas saying it was the toughest, most capable pistol ever designed and was his #1 choice for a home defense pistol.

Browning Hi-Power .40 -- Bought one a couple months later when that same gun writer wrote that it was the toughest, most capable pistol ever designed and was his #1 choice for a home defense pistol.

After that, I stopped reading gun magazines.

Too funny.

My recent purchases as of late have been, for a change, made with careful deliberation and then transacted with absolutely zero self-control. :p

Must have purchases I've made in the last year ... an HK45, a Wilson Combat CQB (with a nudge from LAV), and a S&W M&P Pro Series 9mm.

MiggyE
09-24-09, 03:25
this is something i am currently negotiating the price on. Its a Star Model P, a Spanish gun known for reliability but never made it big in the US market. this is for nostalgia's sake, as the gun i am trying to buy happens to be the first gun my dad ever owned. its basically a 1911 design (Star had been licensed to make 1911s for the Spanish army in the 20s), but in 380 and almost 3/5 the size of a Colt. was a great and fun gun to shoot, and was pretty concealable. he sold it 15 years back, and got himself a S&W airlite, and a Jericho 941SB. don't really have any use for it, but again, i want it back in the family.

http://world.guns.ru/handguns/star_p.jpg

Alex F
09-24-09, 10:36
Firearms that I just HAD to have and now have gotten rid of:

Franchi SPAS 12 with the folding stock... yeah, big heavy mistake.
HK Mk23 'offensive handgun'... yeah, big heavy expensive mistake.
HK USP in .45... yeah, big heavy mistake.
SIG P229 in .40... just didn't like the .40 SW caliber
GLOCK 23 (Gen 1)... same with the .40 SW
Dan Wesson Pointman Major .45 (1911)... great handgun but the target sights made it mediocre for CCW

Anything else I've bought and horsetraded/sold I'd buy again.

Georgie Boy
10-04-09, 00:48
Kind of a big '80s tv/movie fan, so....

Already got my T-series BHP (Beverly Hills Cop (kinda))
On the fence with a spotless Beretta 92F that we got at work
Want:
.44 Automag (Dirty Harry)
original Bren Ten (Miami Vice)
Phased Plasma Rifle with a 40 Watt range :D

Got/Had a plenty that were cool, but only one so far that I HAD to have.

Pilgrim
10-04-09, 01:34
All through my childhood I wanted a Ruger MKI 5 1/2 bull barrel. COULD NOT WAIT till I was old enough to get one.

Believe it or not, I waited what seemed like forever to get a Ruger P85 (many delays in getting the guns to the dealers), as I was sure this pistol would become the chosen sidearm of the free world.

One gun I bought, the second I saw it, even though I didn't have the money, was something not yet popular, and soon to be somewhat controversial, called a Glock17, and I was the ONLY one I knew that had one. Used to have to explain to people what it was! The Glock kinda caught on I'd say.

12XLR8
10-04-09, 02:03
In 2006 I wanted a H&K 94 civilian version of the MP5 So I got it for $3000.oo
it shoots so well I think it was worth it.;)

Abraxas
10-04-09, 06:28
My I just had to have has not happened. HK Mark23. No good reason to purchase such a gun when you have the HK45, but what the hell. Thats what this thread is all about. :D

I have this same problem. I have no need or really any use not already filled, but I have always wanted a Mk23. Maybe someday.....

Alex F
10-04-09, 15:20
I have this same problem. I have no need or really any use not already filled, but I have always wanted a Mk23. Maybe someday.....

Honestly you're better off not wasting your money. Take it from someone who had one :)

padwan
10-07-09, 09:48
Hope it isn't to late to jump in here. Yes, I did have a bunch of handguns I just had to have but ended up selling anyway.

Walther - PPK, TPH, P38
Colt Officer's Model
Hk P7M13
Colt Python in stainless, 6" 80's vintage
S&W Model 36, 3"barrel with adj rear sight and full length underlug
Colt Detective Special
Browning HP MkIII
IMI Desert Eagle in .44

I liked owning them but never really liked shooting them so in the end, they were sold. Funny thing is most of the guys who bought the guns ended up selling them too. ;)

johnson
10-07-09, 12:32
Purchasing an HK P7 this week after reading all the good (and bad) things about it. Never held or shot one but I hope it lives up to the hype. I don't need this gun at all but that's what the thread is about, right?

Current pistols:

S&W 642
Glock 19
CZ 75B SA w/ Kadet kit
Dan Wesson Valor 1911

The only two I would not part with is the G19 and 75B SA.

vodomagoo
10-07-09, 19:10
my fully loaded springfield champion 2 tone od green and black to match my od glock19

my revolution 30/30, wanted a deer rifle and figured Id get one thats killed many a deer before.

my impulse yesterday for a kahr pm9. someone traded it back in when there wife couldn't rack the slide and I got a great deal

I also see a ak in my near future

Abraxas
10-07-09, 21:46
Honestly you're better off not wasting your money. Take it from someone who had one :)

A friend once told me, that my want of a Mk23 was like drooling after some nasty hooker when I have Angelina at home waiting for me in bed.

skithepass
10-08-09, 00:29
Colt Anaconda....the big snake

M&P45
10-08-09, 18:28
CZ-52

I just had to have one after reading about them. Mine has ~75 rounds through it and I have a sealed can of Romy surplus. The next must have is a good 9mm pocket auto.

Once I sell the CZ...

556frags
10-08-09, 20:02
Polish AK47 type III clone.

sff70
10-08-09, 22:43
Colt Delta Elite
Nighthawk Custom Vickers Tactical

theJanitor
10-08-09, 23:04
my Vickers Colt. when the opportunity came up to grab one from a close buddy, nothing could stop me from getting it

palmbeach31
04-12-10, 20:35
HK P30

Magic_Salad0892
04-13-10, 00:19
Walther PPK, Browning Hi-Power, IMI Desert Eagle .50 AE (I'm guilty. :( )

Guncrafter Industries .50 Glock conversion unit. ;D

Colt 1911.

I'm trying to buy an FN marked Hi-Power off of a friend. Never been shot. He wants $900.

I don't want to... but I almost have to...

ETA: I guess my H&K USP 9, and USP 9 Compact count.

ETA: After reading this thread again, I edited to add that I've sold all of these, except the H&Ks.

jasonhgross
04-13-10, 09:01
At first it was a glock 19 back in 1996. I didnt know how to shoot it properly at all, I sold it to a friend. I HAD to have:

Kimber Classic
HK P7
S&W 686
Ruger SP101
SIG 225
SIG 239
S&W 642

Then I learned to shoot the 19 after just one 10 minute tutorial by Greg Hamilton of Insights Training. Now I ONLY 2 glock 19's and still have the 642. A Khar PM9 completes the picture for total concealability. All the others are gone and my strategic plan is to keep it down to the current stable.

19852
04-13-10, 10:11
Styre M9 = unreliable
H&K USPc .45 Mine was unreliable, two trips to H&K couldn't make it right, sold it.

opmike
04-13-10, 10:29
Probably either my 92FS or my Springer in 9mm. Two of the easiest, and softest shooting gun's I've tried. I lucked out with 1911 has it's been reliable for nearly 8,000 rounds without a hiccup (cleaned, regularly, however).

However, neither gets that much use these days except for the range. My M&P has become my all-'round handgun for the moment.

JonInWA
04-13-10, 13:43
Keepers:

Nighthawk Custom custom spec'ed Talon II-crafted specifically to my requirements

Glock G17, G19, G34, and G21-exceptionally reliable and durable tools-among the industry's gold standard for combat handguns

Beretta 92D-For me, all the plusses of the 92-series, with none of the minuses

Ruger P89-My very late production example is exceptionally accurate; in my opinion one of the strongest and most durable 9mm duty pistols built (and believe it or not, the ergonomics actually are pretty good)

FN Hi-Power-Yeah, it probably won't last as long as a more heavily built 1911, but it'll likely be more reliable through its forecasted lifespan, with exquisite ergos

Ruger Security Six-Classic durable revolver, perfect for nightstand duty and IDPA SSR

Luger P.08, redone by John Martz-a masterpiece re-done by a master craftsman and a gentleman

Bushmaster XM15 Shorty AK-compact and handy AR, with a true heavy barrel from breach to muzzlebrake. The AK74 muzzlebrake effectively eliminates any muzzle flip, and the rifle is exceptionally accurate



And The Discards... (Bought, then later sold/traded)

SIG P210-6 Sold to finance Nighthawk-superb gun, but a bit of a safe queen

Beretta Cougar 8357 I really, really wanted to like this gun, both for it's size, ergonomics and the .357 SIG chambering-but it simply wasn't trustworthily reliable

Walther P5 Great gun, but a bit of an unused safe queen; it's odd trigger made it more of a "single pistol" gun-great for the person who predominantly/exclusively uses it

Walther P5C A crystallized plastic mainspring fillet piece that retained the mainspring strut (crystallization rendered the gun totally unfirable) made this one a repair and quickly trade out (reportedly, the SAS version of this gun has the plastic piece replaced with a metal component, and the larger P5's strut is retained at the metal frame)

Colt Custom Shop Combat Commander Sold for the Glock G19; heresy is some circles, but I'm much happier with the Glock, especially regarding reliability (and I've got the Nighthawk Talon II to fulfull the Commander-size .45 niche)

Steyr M40 Interesting "improved" Glock G23, but unreliable

Walther P88 Beautifully made and very accurate, but bulky and frankly just didn't do anything that other DA/SA guns in my possession did. Also had the same quirky P5 triggerpull, and notoriously fragile plastic grips

Walther P.38/P1 Historically significant, but obscelescent operationally

Beretta 92 Compact Type M Beautifully made, but overly bulky (and with some sharp points on the receiver tang); much preferred my SIG P225 in its niche

Colt Lawman Mk V Magnificently made "entry" fixed-sight police revolver, but a safe queen. Some trigger rubbing on the inside of the triggerguard, combined with the relatively untunable surface hardened action components made this one take a distinct second seat to my Ruger Security Six and GP100

P229/229 Commemmorative/229DAK I've had 3 of these, and none of them has ended up being a keeper. Selling the Commemmorative financed my honeymoon, and the others just never sufficiently grasped my interest. The DAK was a great gun, but the action demanded near exclusivity to truly take advantage of it, which I wasn't willing to give. Somewhat heavy and bulky for their niche, but undeniably rugged and reliable.

HK P7 PSP-Mine was a mid 1990s production gun, which I ordered brand-new from HK. Its unique action/manual of arms pretty much mandated that it be an "exclusive/predominate use" gun; that combined with prohibitively expensive (and difficult to obtain) magazines, weird (and somewhat uncomfortable, even with a quality custom holster) balance when holstered, combined with heating issues and cartridge restrictions made this an easy sale when it became the gun a friend of mine had to have

Of course, there are others in both categories, but I thought it would be fun to share some of the highlights that came to mind.

Best, Jon

SIGguy229
04-13-10, 14:25
Gun wishlist:
Benelli M3 Super 90 - Check
SIG P210 (any variant)
SIG P220
SIG P226 - Check
SIG P229 - Check
SIG P239 - Check
Walther P99
Browning Buckmark
M1 Garand - Check
M1A1
H&K MP5 (any variant)
1911-style pistol
S&W M&P
Springfield xDm

Rob_0811
04-13-10, 14:56
my STI Trojan 45ACP or my SIG P6.

I don't shoot the SIG as well as I do my Glock, but I just had to have it for some reason. The STI, well, that thing is a laser and I will never get rid of it.

woodandsteel
04-13-10, 15:50
My very first handgun was my Beretta 92fs. It was the first handgun that I ever bought. I am embarassed to admit this, but the main reason I bought it was because of movies like Lethal Weapon. Everyone tried to talk me into other handguns like the Sig and the S&W. But, I really wanted that Beretta

I bought it about 20 years ago. I still have it. I hardly shoot it. But, for some reason I cannot bring myself to get rid of it.

Another gun that I just had to have was a Smith and Wesson Model 66 no-dash. I was at a gunshow when I saw a lieutenant I worked with trying to sell it. This was back in the mid 90's when there was a surplus of old police revolvers on the market. The gun dealer he was talking to wouldn't give him the $250 that he was asking for it. On impulse, I told him that I would take it. The gun dealer did not like that. And I admit that it was rude of me to do. But I am a sucker for any old pinned and recessed S&W Revolver.

Right after the passage of the Clinton AWB, I was talking to a manager of a convenince store that I visited. He wanted to buy a new gun. His wife said no, unless he got rid of one first. So, I quickly bought a Colt Sporter HBar from him. The agreement was made before I even saw the rifle. But, becuase of the AWB, I was afraid to let that opportunity slip through my fingers. It was my very first AR 15

Ian111
04-13-10, 19:10
SIG P228, P226, P229, P220, P220ST (Really liked them but I don't like DA/SA pistols anymore. oh well.)

S&W 586 and 686 (big bulky heavy, sweet shooters though)

Springfield Professional X 2 (great 1911's. I've since moved away from 1911's but kept a Baer TRS. I wanted to have at least one blued steel pistol, so why not a 1911)

BHP MK III .40 (if you want a cocked locked .40 S&W pistol this is a great choice)
BHP MK III and Practical in 9mm (these are the only ones I wish I kept)

Beretta 92FS and Beretta 92G Elite (big bulky)

HK USP (big bulky)

Ruger SP101 (I like J frames better and prefer to shoot .38 +P's out of these small revolvers anyways)

Bunch of .40 S&W Glocks



I think I've basically whittled away pistols that don't have the economy of design and low weight as a 9mm Glock. If I need to beat someone off with my pistol I guess I'm SOL. (that's not what I meant):rolleyes:

BMcDonald7
04-13-10, 19:23
First was an HK P30.....I dont know how a gun could look any better.

Next was a Springfield EMP

Alpha Sierra
04-13-10, 19:32
I ran into this on Gunbroker the other day and had to have it

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp290/JRossy/guns/DSC00911.jpg

3" 65-5.

BBossman
04-13-10, 19:53
Every blue steel Colt 1911 I see...

sro579
04-13-10, 20:18
HK P7M8
Colt 1911 Ultimate Bright Stainless

Don Robison
04-13-10, 20:30
I just had to have this Model 58 this week. I needed it like I need another hole in my head, but I've always thought they were one of the coolest N frames made...........along with the 3.5" M27.

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s69/Donr101395/101_0976.jpg
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s69/Donr101395/101_0974.jpg

Keydet08
04-13-10, 20:37
After I finished reading every Jeff Cooper book I could get my hands on I had to get a Steyr Scout in .308.

Alpha Sierra
04-13-10, 21:10
I just had to have this Model 58 this week. I needed it like I need another hole in my head, but I've always thought they were one of the coolest N frames made...........along with the 3.5" M27.

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s69/Donr101395/101_0976.jpg
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s69/Donr101395/101_0974.jpg

Nice! Needs wood.

Don Robison
04-13-10, 21:35
Nice! Needs wood.


Thanks, and new panels are on the way. It's getting a set of diamond magna grips.

Alpha Sierra
04-14-10, 05:30
Thanks, and new panels are on the way. It's getting a set of diamond magna grips.

Cool, slap a Tyler T Grip on it too and post pics! :D

Bob RI
04-14-10, 05:36
Ruger Redhawk 41 mag
Marlin 336 Cowboy 38-55

RUSKI
04-14-10, 06:46
My first pistol absolutely had to be a Beretta 92FS, I grew up on Lethal Weapon and John Woo movies. I thought the 92FS was the coolest, most beautiful pistol ever.
My second pistol just had to be a Colt 45, sadly I could not afford one at 21 so I got a Springfield Stainless 1911 instead. I dont regret either purchase, looking back I wish I had kept them both.
My first rifle had to ba a Russian made AK, so I bought a Saiga. I also just could not live without a custom built, & tuned AR-15. Needeless to say I got that too.

Simple choices compared to some others posted, but these were guns I just had to have.

wes007
04-14-10, 07:46
MP5 is definitely on my list of things to own before I die. :cool:
Had to have a heavy barrel bolt action sniper rifle. (sold it for my m&p)
S&W 908
And as much as I hate to admit I'd definitely throw in Costa's rifle from AOTTC1 on my list as well.

blade_68
04-18-10, 17:59
first had to have AR-7 Charter Arms it floats back running around rivers.. early 80s.. then XM-177 late 80s, CZ75, M3 super90 could have sold it for 3 times what I paid for it in 91 god knows now. Ramline extracter 22 lr (POS) it breaks (firing pins) stolen from family when over seas. TC Encore in 300 WM.. Savage 110 long action in 308 w 26in barrel, no frills 1911a1 like i carried on first trip to sand box. (91) AR-10 target..

desertdisciple
09-05-10, 12:10
Always wanted his "hog leg" but never thought I'd get one...
Then, as a big kid, my buddy said he had a gun that had been sitting in his safe for 15 years. Said he'd take $300 for it. The second he pulled it from the case, I HAD TO HAVE IT!

S & W / Mod 29-3 / 6.5"

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd22/desertdisciple/DSCN0458.jpg

kaltesherz
09-05-10, 12:16
Always wanted his "hog leg" but never thought I'd get one...
Then, as a big kid, my buddy said he had a gun that had been sitting in his safe for 15 years. Said he'd take $300 for it. The second he pulled it from the case, I HAD TO HAVE IT!

S & W / Mod 29-3 / 6.5"

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd22/desertdisciple/DSCN0458.jpg

I effing HATE you.
That's a beautiful gun, and for $300 you should go buy a lottery ticket...

dvdlpzus
09-05-10, 12:40
I had to have a Beretta 96SF. After two broken extractors and poor accuracy I sold it at $100 loss.

Now, I have to have the Caracal FS. I will wait until it is proven reliable or very inexpensive.

Para1*
09-05-10, 12:54
I have always wanted and always loved the FAL, L1A1 above all other guns. I bought one in 2001 a Century Arms for $600. It has been a wonderful gun, I put the Beligum style pebble grain stock set on it and it looks great. One day i'll get a DSA.

natebick
09-05-10, 13:15
For me it was also a Walther P99 AS in 9mm. Unfortunately the AS trigger just isnt for me and I sold it a while back. Maybe some day I will try one with the QA trigger.

The other was a 1938 Walther PP in 32acp and its definately a keeper.

desertdisciple
09-05-10, 15:53
I effing HATE you.
That's a beautiful gun, and for $300 you should go buy a lottery ticket...

You may be right...never thought of buying a ticket...
Did think, for a split second, about trading a G26 (that I had $400 in) to get a G19.
WHY? - Because a guy had a J-frame w/ CT grips & WANTED TO TRADE FOR A G19 w/ some full cap mags (just before Clinton ban's sunset).

*Don't hate me, too badly, but I HAD TO HAVE IT*

Though I never thought I'd get one, & certainly not with my $400 investment, I ended up with:
*S&W 340PD (w/ Crimson Trace Grips)
*Milt Sparks Pocket Holster
*Don Hume - IWB holster

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd22/desertdisciple/Ministry%20Tools/dsc00886-1-1.jpg

dc202
09-05-10, 17:47
In the late 1970s I had to have a Walther PP in 22. Sold it a few years later and regretted it for decades. Finally bought another last year. Don't ask me why because I don't know.

556A2
09-05-10, 18:06
Beretta 92G

Always wanted a 92 growing up watching Die Hard, and playing Resident Evil. Decided that I really didn't need a safety+decocker, and settled on the G.

I love it, and consider it the best DA/SA handgun. That said, I have abandoned the 92 series for 9mm Glocks (G19 specifically). Just make more sense to settle on one platform.

skyugo
09-05-10, 19:21
the p7.
it'll be here tuesday :D

Scorpion
09-05-10, 21:22
My very first AR-15, an M16A2 clone. Closest thing I could get my hands on to the M16A2 rifle I had in boot. It'll soon be upgraded with an A4 upper from BCM; I can always put the A2 on when I'm feeling nostalgic.

My most recent purchase, made due to countless hours lurking and researching here on this board: an M&P9, full size.

Since I'm falling in love with the M&P series, and I'm sitting on a small stash of .45, might go ahead and grab an M&P45 as well when funds permit.

smullen
09-05-10, 22:14
Had to have an MPA Mac-10 for the collection...
https://www.masterpiecearms.com/prodimages/MPA30T%20angle%20(2).jpg

Shot it maybe 100-150 @ most... Sits in the safe now...

Shawn.L
09-05-10, 22:24
Cool, slap a Tyler T Grip on it too and post pics! :D

lol.... I think I have one of those lying around from an old model 36 snubby I owned.

Me, I really want a full railed TRP, but theres so many things I dont want on the gun I cant bring myself to actually buy it.
and...... a Rockola M1-carbine. Just for the wall, as a piece of really awesome history, when I find a decent one at the right price I'll grab it. I'll shoot it some too, but mostly just to have and preserve.

larryp
09-05-10, 22:43
I saw this Webley MK II in a local gun store a few years ago and had to have it. It's in excellant mechanical shape and a blast to shoot with pyrodex handloads.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v712/lwrnc1963/DSC00022.jpg

SuicideHz
09-05-10, 22:59
HK P7M13 two years ago. Had to sell it...

usmcvet
09-06-10, 01:08
Early '90's Colt started making six shot detective specials again and I was carrying a 642 S&W as a CCW and back up and the extra round was something I had to have. I read about it in a few gun mags and started pestering my local gun shop to order it.

I carried it for a while and ended up selling it to a friend, there was a reason Colt stopped making them, the JFrames are more concealable. I bought a 442 to replace the 642 which I sold to fund the Colt. The 442 went south when I found another 642. I wish I still had that gun. It came outta my pocket the day I saw my 340PD. I bought it on the spot.

davebee456
09-06-10, 11:24
Dan Wesson CBOB .... (sold it )
Hk45c (Love it)
Hk P7M8 (Love It)
Glock 19

.45fmjoe
09-06-10, 12:00
Glock 32 in .357 Sig.

I wanted to like that gun so much...it was a Glock (and Glocks were universally the most awesomest weapons ever made by anybody) and it was in the bestest gunfighting caliber ever!

...it sucked.

I did the same exact thing years ago, and came to the same exact conclusion. I sold it a long time ago.

19852
09-06-10, 12:04
Walther P-5, had to have one. I went into my local shop to get the one he had and he talked me out of it. Later I saw one at a gunshow and bought it. I think I owned for 4 months before selling it, got a good price.

demkofour
09-06-10, 12:17
A few years back when the NJSP was transitioning away from the P7M8, my local dealer had a handful. No box, papers or tools, but four original not a scratch HK magazines. I picked out the cleanest one I found and sent it off to ol' Walter Birdsong for a refinish. Top half Black-T, bottom half Green-T, and all mags done in black. Outstanding piece that is very unique.
Sort of replaces the very original P7 (SN# in the 15k range) I had and sold way back when in the early 80s...:suicide2:

El Cid
09-06-10, 12:18
For me it was the PS90. Always liked the ergonomics and compactness of the weapon. I have no illusions of its terminal ballistics, but at the time there was much discussion of banning the weapon/cartridge. I figure, if it pisses off Pelozi, Clinton, Obama, Reid, etc. then I need one. ;)

jamaicanj
09-12-10, 08:34
I kept reading about the "P7" in all the different forums that I enjoy. One day I stumbled upon the park cities tactical forum with the "cult of the P7" and it was all over for me. I spent days upon days reading up on the P7 and had to have one. I picked up a grade A P7 and was pleased as punch.

keysersoze
09-12-10, 09:30
I bought a Colt Combat Commander in 9mm although I really prefer 1911's in good ol' 45 ACP...still has the iffy factory nickel finish...

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r228/kaiser_soze_photos/SANY0125.jpg

And then there was this bad boy....

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r228/kaiser_soze_photos/SANY0007-2.jpg

I don't have big game to hunt here, ammo is scarce, but I had to have it!

keysersoze
09-12-10, 09:36
I know that the 25 acp cartridge has less energy than a .22lr, and that it will probably just piss off a drug fueled perp, but this gun has been a grail for me, and I am so happy to find one in excellent condition! (The former owner is searching for the presentation case...


LWS Seecamp .25
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r228/kaiser_soze_photos/IMG_0009.jpg

MTechnik
09-12-10, 09:39
My Ruger Mk III

I went to the range with a friend, but all my guns had locks on them, and I left the keys at home. At the range I rented a USP 45 for 100 rounds... but then I wanted to try something else... and tried their worn mk II... It probably had 100,000 shots through it, and the trigger/sear was so wonderfully worn... the thing shot so easily, pointed so naturally, loaded so easily... at that point I /needed/ a 22 pistol. (all I had for pistols was a 9mm, only shooting a year at that point)

The next day I ran out and bought the first one I found. The 6" bull barrel is heavy and kinda unnecessary, but I was making hits out at 100 yards with it last year... (the VQ kit I have (sans hammer) is great too)

http://mt3chn1k.com/1/ar/after.png

Edit:
Ah, I skipped one.

My 9mm Beretta Storm. It was my first gun.

It didn't take long to realize when something claims to do everything, rarely will it do them well.

usmcvet
09-12-10, 09:46
Okay that is one gun I forgot I had. I haaad to have a Seecamp. It was the rage in the 90's all the cool guys in the gun rags went on and on about them. I don't buy many gun mags any more unless it is for pictures or just fun. I used to devour them but there are so many "experts" who are idiots.

That gun was a piece of junk. Jam. Jam. Jam. Jam. And all I ran through it were the Winchester Silvertips. I sold it to a guy who was carrying a .25 and wanted a .32. It was a sexy looking gun and small guns were just not avalible like they are now.

Ironbutt
09-12-10, 10:35
My first "must have" was a Mossberg .22 bolt action somewhere around 1955. I paid $13 for it at the local hardware store with money from my paper route. I had a choice between a bicycle to help me with my 4 mile paper route or the .22.

There have been quite a few "must have" guns since then.

rushca01
09-12-10, 11:10
Most recently traded a sig for a glock 19.

Spurholder
09-12-10, 11:19
I just had to have one of the Belgian-made Hi Powers that FNMI was selling. 2001, maybe?

Bought it for a project gun - ended up selling it due to an upcoming deployment. :(

Sweet pistol, though.

keysersoze
09-12-10, 11:29
Okay that is one gun I forgot I had. I haaad to have a Seecamp. It was the rage in the 90's all the cool guys in the gun rags went on and on about them. I don't buy many gun mags any more unless it is for pictures or just fun. I used to devour them buy there are so many "experts" who are idiots.

That gun was a piece of junk. Jam. Jam. Jam. Jam. And all I ran through it were the Winchester Silvertips. I sold it to a guy who was carrying a .25 and wanted a .32. It was a sexy looking gun and small guns were just not avalible like they are now.

Sorry to hear that sir, the .32 is more finicky than the .25, this one eats everything from Armscor, Mag-Tech, CCI, and even some Serbian rounds (Partizan) and it groups very nicely for a gun with no sights.

I like the new breed of pocket pistolas available today like the P3AT, the LCP, the Kahr P380 and PM9/MK9...haven't handled a Rohrbaugh yet but have heard good things.

Dirty McCurdy
09-12-10, 11:41
My M9. Doesn't get shot all that much, but she is one fine pistol. I just had to have one since I love collecting US military weapons.

TOrrock
09-12-10, 11:44
I saw this Webley MK II in a local gun store a few years ago and had to have it. It's in excellant mechanical shape and a blast to shoot with pyrodex handloads.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v712/lwrnc1963/DSC00022.jpg



It's hard to beat Victorian steel.

Still in the original .455 Eley?

You need a Martini Henry Carbine to go with that. Perfect companions for watching Zulu and Zulu Dawn.

captbarty
09-12-10, 12:04
S&W 27 3" nickel.

Walther PPK


(Going to continue the sickness with a 27 nickel 6" or so when I find one for a trade of some sort and, a 17, ditto).

I have absolutely no NEED for anything beyond my 627 2 5/8" 8 shot and the 340PD for my pocket.

platoonDaddy
09-12-10, 12:45
.44 auto mag dang what a weapon

mlk18
09-12-10, 15:05
I bought a Ruger Mini14 Ranch Rifle about 15 years ago for no other reason that I wanted one. Lots of people talking about poor accuracy, expensive mags, etc. but I still wanted one. Cool factor I suppose. My first day out I put 30 rounds into a paper plate at 200 yards (with optics). My second day out I put down two fox in an open field, one stationary and one on the move both over 150 yards. I stopped believing the negative Mini14 hype rather quickly.

MechEng
09-12-10, 20:55
After watching Die Hard 2 I just had to have a porcelain Glock 7. Unfortunately it cost more than I made in a month so I got a Browning HP 9mm.

Recently a HK P30 w/LEM - For the past 10 years I've been carrying a Glock 17, 19 or 36 AIWB and grew tired of holding my breath every time I re-holstered. From information I gleaned here and from ToddG's website, I had to try the LEM trigger for myself.

signal4l
09-12-10, 20:58
Smith and Wesson Mountian Gun chambered in .45acp. Cool revolver. I had no use for it and sold it to someone else that had to have it.

13F3OL7
09-12-10, 23:10
The last one I just "had" to get was a S&W M&P45. For no other reason than I wanted to try my hand at a home stippling job and I figured it was time for a polymer framed pistol again.

l8apex
09-13-10, 00:02
Glock 19 & 34, Kahr PM9. Looking for a Springfield EMP, but can't find one at the moment.

GermanSynergy
09-13-10, 00:14
FS 2000.... After shooting it the luster wore off pretty fast...

zodtgr8
09-14-10, 22:53
This little one just begged to be taken home
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/zodtgr8/100_6947.jpg

desertdisciple
09-14-10, 23:03
Very Nice, Mr. Bond! :cool:

bgoode
09-15-10, 10:24
I haven't done this in a while but I had to have a handgun this week. Traded my G34 in on an OD G26. Simply want to have more of the platform and size of my carry piece.
I took a small loss but now I have to OD G26's and I feel complete :)

titsonritz
09-15-10, 13:39
I freaked out on 10mm and just had to have a Glock 20, S&W 1076 and S&W 610.

I also had to swoop up an OD Glock 19 since they are now discontinued.

My current got to have, but yet to get is a converted Saiga 12 and a .50 BMG Windrunner.

6933
09-15-10, 13:44
While young, dumb, and full of cum I just had to have a semi MAC 11. It was shortly joined by a semi MAC 12. Anybody want to buy them?

willowofwisp
09-15-10, 13:46
About a year ago i just had to have a new 1911 not sure why..so i bought a doublestar 1911..worst purchase ever, the sear broke within the first 50 rounds and it had trouble after trouble..sold it immediately after i got it back from teh factory and bought a les baer.

titsonritz
09-15-10, 13:57
While young, dumb, and full of cum I just had to have a semi MAC 11. It was shortly joined by a semi MAC 12. Anybody want to buy them?

Maybe, are they Ingrams or Cobrays?

Omega Man
09-15-10, 19:10
Every single pistol i ever bought, i HAD to have it!!!

sff70
09-15-10, 19:15
Colt Delta Elite.

Still have it.

6933
09-15-10, 19:19
Cobrays.

desertdisciple
09-15-10, 19:46
Cobrays.

let us know, when you get them listed...w/ pics.

xrayoneone
09-15-10, 22:20
Recently a Winchester Model 24,

to go with my other Winchester Model 24.

Hayuya
09-15-10, 22:24
HK P30 (Got one in V3 in 2008, Love it, now I want another one in LEM)
Sig P226 (Got It, love it)
M&P9 (Got it, like the gun, but not my favorite trigger)
Walther P99 AS (Got a P99c, my carry gun, still want a full size)

HK45 LEM (Have to have a super reliable 45ACP. I already got the threaded barrel, to replace my previous "had to have" USP45 Tactical)
1911 (self-explanatory)
STI GP 6 (Just because of the rotating barrel)
HK P7 (Just because of the Squeeze Cocker)
SW 44 Magnum Revolver (I gotta have at least one revolver)

blackboar
09-16-10, 20:29
hehe...Beretta 92fs INOX. H&K p7 psp. No need for me to have gotten them other than to say I have one.

Jgyolai
09-17-10, 15:52
Mine was the p226 in 9mm. I'm still loving that gun. =)

I'm getting the itch for the p229 sas gen II. lol

Eric Shelton
09-19-10, 05:05
1. Kimber SIS R/L
2. SIG P226 Blackwater Tactical
3. SIG P226 Gadsden
4. Springfield Armory M6 Scout
5. CavArms CAV-15. In purple. With matching handguards... :jester:

All bought because they were limited run, out of production, and/or would make hippies cry.

DocCasualty
10-21-10, 21:11
S&W M29 6"bbl - which I stupidly used as a trade-in. Live and learn . . .

SIG P220 - W. German gun. Don't think I'll ever part with this one.

kmrtnsn
10-21-10, 21:33
Finally picked up a S&W 4506, now I may have to add a 1006 to flesh out the '80's semi-auto pistol section of the safe.

Fox800
10-21-10, 22:00
Walther P99 AS for sure.
SigPro SP2022 and Sig P226R DAK, too good of a price. Sold both.
MSAR STG-556. Sold because I bought a Colt LE6920 to take its place as my one defensive rifle.

MOJONIXON
10-21-10, 22:49
My first had to have gun was a Colt Delta Elite. Ran it pretty hard for about 2 years then the plunger tube sheared off, I guess the somewhat heavy recoil was tough on the stake job. Traded it straight up for a NIB S & W 915. Wish I still had it. My second had to have is my current 3rd gen G19 which I sold a 1st gen. plain jane Kimber to get. I still have the opportunity to shoot the Kimber as I sold to a buddy at work.

LHS
10-21-10, 23:54
I picked up a surplus Walther P-1 because I just had to have a P-38 of some type. It's a great little gun with the best sights I've ever seen on an old-school military handgun.

I also got a Mosin M44, made in 1944, just because I like old WWII blasters and it was $90 out-the-door.

BSmith
10-22-10, 09:08
Guns I just had to have, huh? Who does that? :sarcastic:

Serbu Super Shorty. After some horse trading, a lucky raffle, and some other things, I have $100 in it. 1 box of shells through it and most of those weren't even shot by me.

HK USP .45 with the grey frame. I'm selling my Sig 220 that I shoot better than the HK, only because I'm NOT selling the HK for some dumb reason. :rolleyes: I don't really care to have 2 .45s as I never shoot them.

Single shot 12 gauge. Looks cool, makes me feel like a cowboy. :D Some more horse trading ended me up with that one.

Timbonez
10-22-10, 14:50
1911, Hi Power, and Beretta M9.

observer
12-17-11, 23:01
Had to have:

Benelli M1S90
Browning HP
5 AK variants (all sold now)

I still have a few that seem obscure, but serve a purpose currently.

ssracer
12-17-11, 23:24
my first real "just because" gun was bought this year. Rossi Ranch Hand in .357. It serves no purpose other than just being "cool" and fun. Everyone who has shot it comes back from the line with a big grin on their face.

LoboTBL
12-18-11, 00:31
OK there have been several...these are a few that I had to have...this is in no particular order by the way.

1. Colt Python
2. S&W 629
3. Winchester Model 94 30-30
4. Ruger Blackhawk .45 Colt
5. Desert Eagle .44 Mag
6. Magnum Research BFR .454 Casull
7. Colt Series 70 1911
8. Colt SAA
9. Remington New Model Army 1858
10. Sig P220
11. Winchester Model 1897

Pappabear
12-18-11, 00:44
Springfield 1911 PRO

duece71
12-18-11, 00:57
Colt Government model 1911 in stainless, still have it.
Browning Hi Power, blued, tangent sights, still have it.
Sig P220, '90s vintage, still have it.
Beretta 92FS, sold it with 6 mags.......probably should not have done that.
S&W Model 19.......always wanted one and I found and bought a Texas Rangers commemorative.....still have it, and have only shot maybe 50 rounds out of it.
Colt Special Combat Govt in .45, just beautiful and will never part with it.
As far as wants still to get.......too many to list here. I need a new gun safe.

zibby43
12-18-11, 11:29
1. Sig P229 (Acquired)

2. Springfield TRP (Hoping to Acquire)

varoadking
12-18-11, 17:38
The only gun I ever had to have was a S&W Model 19 4" back in 1975. Needed it to fill a duty holster.

All the rest have been wants...

kmrtnsn
12-18-11, 17:49
The M1 Garand that I never knew till recently that I just "had to have" is in pieces in the garage right now while I strip and refinish the stock.

Ptrlcop
12-18-11, 20:29
Before I turned 21 I was big on reading all the gun rags. So, on my 21st birthday I ran to the fun shop and filled out the paper on a Para Ord Nite Tac LDA, junk.....Oh, If I knew then what I knew now. I ended up trading that gun for a Springfield Mil Spec.

Currently I really want a Dan Wesson Valor. But I absolutly have no NEED for that gun, or any 1911 for that matter. Don't stop me from coveting one though.

Bad Medicine
12-18-11, 20:34
I haven't bought them yet but I really what and AI in .308, a Barrett .50, and a Thor in .408!

elnino31
12-18-11, 21:58
HK USP Compact 45 - Got it.

Wilson Combat 1911 CQB - Working on it

Nevermiss
12-19-11, 21:30
Colt 45 SAA with custom Ivory grips (2 with consecutive serial #'s)

N.Franklin
12-19-11, 21:36
Only gun I "had to have" that I still own is my SCAR, others at the time were my M1A, FN Five seveN IOM, and Ruger Super Redhawk .454 casull. The latter 3 were all sold off one by one as I grew older and my mind got practical. Now all I have are AR's and a small sample of modern semi automatic handguns that are mainly issued sidearms.

Newaza
12-19-11, 22:57
1. Browning Hi-Power Mark II (the mil-spec parkerized model from the '80s with the rib along the top)

2. Colt new rollmark Government .45

3. Arsenal SAM7 Carbine

4. CMP Collector Grade Springfield Armory M1 Garand

Spahr0311B
12-20-11, 21:59
Most recently

-Glock 20 Long Slide

-Glock 35 with RMR

eternal24k
12-20-11, 22:08
Larue OBR....


i hope

blackbox
12-22-11, 02:46
H&K USP 45 CT. No Regrets... No Compromise!

Alaskapopo
12-22-11, 04:33
Most of my guns serve a purpose for me either for work or play. However one gun I would like to have for shits and giggles is a Vltor Bren 10 if they ever release it. When I was a kid I remember seeing a Bren 10 and wanting one.
Pat

montrala
12-22-11, 05:28
HK45C - it is White Unicorn here in Europe (HK only sent few of them for sale in EU 3 years ago). I just managed to snatch one and seems like it was good decision.

Second on the list was STI 2011 in .40SW. I had one custom made for me in Czech Republic.

Third was HK MR223, to have one rifle that will in same time ease symptoms of BRD and HKool-Aid addiction ;)

The one that I never ever wanted to have, for even brief moment nor planned to acquire for any reason was Glock. And now I have G17 Gen4 that I won in raffle. And I like it. Works so far.

MTechnik
12-22-11, 16:51
Beretta Storm - it was going to be the one gun that could do it all. It just didn't do any of it well.

JodyH
12-22-11, 17:00
P7M8 - sold it quickly when it did not come close to living up to the hype.

GotAmmo
12-22-11, 17:17
if I have my way... hopefully the Larue OBR in 7.62 in a few months

MCS
12-22-11, 17:27
Sig P6

CumbiaDude
12-22-11, 19:21
Hi-Point C9! At $170, how can I not get one? (especially when I've spent as much on individual buttstocks) It's hilarious. :D

I'll shoot it 'til it blows up, then mail in the parts and get a new one for free.

JeepDriver
12-22-11, 19:38
Glock 20 & Sig X-Five.


Don't shoot either one but once a year, but I'm glad I bought them.

svtpwnz
12-22-11, 21:41
Colt Delta Elite SS. Just sits in my safe still unfired.

seabass
12-22-11, 23:52
My S&W Victory .38 special, 4 inch barrel.

I have always liked the classic lines and thin barrel profile of the M&P K frame.

I was looking to get a old school Model 10 but found my Victory instead. The Victory is the granddaddy to the M&P Model 10.

GunBugBit
01-17-14, 11:42
I had to have a Dan Wesson Valor, and a Browning Hi-Power, a pump 12ga shotgun, and a Colt 6920. HAD TO. The rest were pretty much kinda wanna have enough that I will buy it, because it's there.

The AK-47 is one I bought almost by accident, because I was intending to pick up a VZ-58. The VZ-58s were fresh out when I got to the gun store that I thought had some, but they had AKs. The one I bought turned out to be one of my favorite firearms; not because it's the most accurate, or the prettiest, but, well, if you have one, you know why.

Ned Christiansen
01-17-14, 12:01
A Luger, of course.

Ones I had to have, and got-- CZ75. It was cool but I lost interest and sold it. It was from before you could get them here. Benelli B76-- 3-4 years ago. I remembered them being so butter-smooth. Bought it practically unused, was disappointed, sold it right away. Wierd thing, now I want another, the B82, same thing but in 9mm Ultra. They were going for $200 a few years ago. I wold shoot up the 100 or so Ultras I have and then rebarrel to Makarov.

SteveL
01-17-14, 12:06
Walther PPQ. When I found out the M2 was about to be released I immediately sought out a "classic" model because not only did I have to have this particular gun, but I had to have it with the paddle style mag release. Now it's my favorite pistol in the world and I'm starting to feel like I have to have another one.

Plumber237
01-17-14, 12:36
I always wanted a Colt single action army (peacemaker), so I bought a Uberti cattleman (clone). For $400 it's actually a hell of a gun, very accurate, very smooth, and actually goes deer hunting with me as a backup/tight quarters (under my stand, thick brush) gun.

Talon167
01-17-14, 13:53
My Beretta 92. Ironically I donít shoot it much anymore but thatís the gun that got me into guns.

My Springer 1911. As soon as I picked it up I loved it, and really loved the trigger. They could have been asking MSRP and Iíd have paid it. Thankfully they werenít.

superstratjunky
01-17-14, 14:00
This, a S&W1911PDT
http://i604.photobucket.com/albums/tt124/superstratjunky/DSCN0290_zpsf641e0a1.jpg (http://s604.photobucket.com/user/superstratjunky/media/DSCN0290_zpsf641e0a1.jpg.html)

KCBRUIN
01-17-14, 14:25
My Springfield TRP, and my Stoeger Coach gun. Neither are practical, but I love them both for what they are.

soulezoo
01-17-14, 14:48
I had three I couldn't do without. In order of purchase:

1. Bren Ten

2. FN LAR para with match receiver

3. Weatherby Mark V in .300 Wby

brickboy240
01-17-14, 14:56
Guns I just had to have?

2 Swedish Mausers

Ruger Super Blackhawk 44 mag

1943 Australian Lee Enfield in 303 British

All super fun to shoot!

-brickboy240

WickedWillis
01-17-14, 16:06
Most recently

-Glock 20 Long Slide

-Glock 35 with RMR

Not meaning to kick up old dirt here, but I don't believe there is a Glock 20 long slide. Atleast not a factory one...

Insta-Gator
01-17-14, 16:20
Wife and I were just browsing around in a new gun club and saw these for sale. After she held it, she looked at me and said, "I want one." I said, "Me too."

Pure impulse. Crazy.

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff387/insta-gator1/KimbercustomcrimsoncarryII_zps139dcbcc.jpg (http://s1233.photobucket.com/user/insta-gator1/media/KimbercustomcrimsoncarryII_zps139dcbcc.jpg.html)

Vandal
01-17-14, 17:11
My Glock 19. Had to see what all the uproar was about. Still not sure if I'll keep it or not.