Tuesday, November 27, 2012

So... What's Next?

I have reached a place I never thought I would see: I've run out of guns that I simply must have.

Now, there's still plenty of guns on the "want" list, and plenty on the "someday" list, and many still on the "when I hit the lottery" list. But there aren't any more gaping holes in the G. armory. I've got 1911s. I've got polymer 9mms. I've got shotguns. Carbines. Serious bolt-action rifles. Revolvers. .22s of all shapes and sizes. Big guns. Little guns. Medium-sized guns. Guns that can change size. Old guns. New guns. Black guns, blue guns (sorry, got too Seussian there...)

Point is, I'm fresh out of the next gun I gotta get. I'm thinking that I've gotten to the point where it's time to stop accumulating and time to start making the most of what I have. Pretty soon I'll be getting my custom target AR from York Arms, rounding out one of the last holes in the G. armory, the small caliber long distance rifle. Oh, sure, the large caliber long distance rifle - something like a .375 H&H - is missing, but I don't see that happening any time soon.

Yep, I'm pretty well set. And then I start thinking... Maybe that new Smith & Wesson M&P Shield might be a better carry gun than a double stack. I sure could use a solid 1911 I could carry every day, too. Then again, I got bit by the hunting bug in Colorado - a good slug gun for deer would sure be useful. And, of course, a serious, precision .22LR rifle would be fun for the long distance shooting with significantly lower cost...

Hmm. I guess I'm not as done as I thought I was...

That is all.


Roger said...

You will never be done. There will be new and wonderful "opportunities" that will pop up to keep you accumulating.
As far as a serious precision .22lr rifle, how about the CMP's Kimber 82g for $425.00? A serious rifle for non serious money. Allow the govt's failure to be your advantage.
Rusty, ain't rusty either. Mine shoots .25" groups at 50 meters & has gotten me to the top end of NRA smallbore prone expert class. Do it quickly because they will be sold out again VERY soon.

RobertM said...

I would say stop waiting for the lottery and start saving for one of those dream guns.

Rifleman762 said...


Have you thought about going cowboy? There's a whole 'nother can of worms for your wallet to open. And we all know your taste for fine leather holsters.

Or how about a race gun for USPSA?

Wally said...


Mr.B said...

yer needin' a Coonan my friend.

everyone needs a 1911 in .357 Mag.

Weer'd Beard said...

M&P. 45 with a. 460 Rowland conversion barrel.

Brace of LCRs in. 22 and. 357.

An AR of some sort.

MORE MOSINS1!!!! Because I can quit when I want.

I really need that Dillon 650 to replace my dead Lee Pro1000 press.

Brad_in_MA said...

Weerd... gotta love more mosins.

Jay .... you could go class 3.

Gene from NC said...

Jay, check out this 12Ga, MKA1919. Reviews that I've read are mostly good across the board, even some from rabid Saiga fans. It's on my next to get list.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

"I got bit by the hunting bug in Colorado"
Good i've been looking forward to reading your commentary on MA hunting regulations