Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Asleep at the Switch

Hunter messaged me to remind me that today is Buy A Gun Day. In looking up the link for BAG Day, I realized that it started in 2003 - that's a good dozen years (it's as old as my Harley!). Twelve years. I wonder how many guns have been purchased as a result of BAG Day? Or, more precisely, how many gun purchases have been justified to CFOs (the Mrs. or Mr.) as the "Buy A Gun Day" gun?

My purchase won't be in today, but I sent off the paperwork to secure it. I'll post it when I receive it (personal gun pr0n has been approved on a limited basis, and if you're smart and follow Shooting Illustrated's Instagram feed you'll get advanced warning), but I'll hint that it is a very common firearm. I've been too busy learning about ARs and the many different options and parts thereof to worry too much about new guns... :)

So, anyone want to guess what I'm getting? 

That is all.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Something that goes BANG! when you pull the trigger. Something nice.

After all, what does the guy who has every kind of gun get for BAG day?

Oh! Oh! And a contractor to build an underground secure arsenal.

Joseph from IL

Dave H said...

My BAG Day gun is a Browning BDM. I picked it up yesterday. (Purely by chance. I had forgotten BAG Day was coming up.)

I've wanted a full sized 9mm for a while, so went to the shop looking for a CZ-75. They said they could order one, but it'd come in some time in October. I'm not that patient. But they had this Browning in the used case and it fits my hand well, so I bought that. (Plus it was quite a bit cheaper than a new CZ.)

I'd never heard of a BDM before but it's kind of neat. There's a selector on the side so you can choose to shoot it double action only, or double action / single action. I like the DA/SA mode myself. The safety's a little weird though. It's up for fire and down for safe, and it's also a decocker and a slide release.

I'll stick to my DAO compacts for carry, but I figure everybody needs a full sized 9mm.

Tirno said...

I can't this year. This year it's Buy-A-House day.

And next year it's Build-An-Extension day.

Maybe when Kel-Tec gets its suppressor for the KSG worked out, I'll be able to get it in 2017. Even better if President Not-Hillary and Congress get suppressors moved to Title I when they pass National RTC Reciprocity that March.

Anonymous said...

Don't need no 'special' day to bag, ANY day is suitable should one find a deal on one and it fits a particular niche (think 'grail' gun).

libertyman said...

FN Five SeveN ?

libertyman said...

Wait, wait.
PS 90 SBR

George P. Burdell said...

You mention (a) paperwork and (b) won't be getting it today. Since you live in a state where (mostly) normal people live, i.e. Virginia and not the Volksrepublik der Taxachusetts, that must mean that whatever fun thing you're getting requires a payment of $200 to the federal government in exchange for a stamp.

My guess? A suppressed Glock 17.

Brad_in_MA said...

George,
I'm a tech grad too ..... Class of 1987 ...

Brad_in_MA said...

George,
I'm a tech grad too ..... Class of 1987 ...

Hunter said...

This year, I went old school. Marlin 336 in .30-30, blued, walnut.

Anonymous said...

Jay, you bought Wally's full-auto AR in .357 Sig, didn't you?

Brad_in_MA said...

Jay didn't buy anything. He won it in a shoot off against a bunch of other gun writers. All his purchase cost him was maybe a transfer fee.

Brad_in_MA said...

Jay didn't buy anything. He won it in a shoot off against a bunch of other gun writers. All his purchase cost him was maybe a transfer fee.

George P. Burdell said...

What's the Good Word, Brad_in_MA?

Brad_in_MA said...

George,

Let's take this out of the comments. Shoot me an email and we'll get a "good old days at tech" thread going.

bradr65 (at) gmail (dot) com

- Brad