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smithrob75
October 16, 2007, 10:34 AM
Let me start off by saying (IMO) some of the best guns were made before 1986, but if I was still able to purchase a post 1986 gun, I would probably want something like an M4 or a Glock 18. For some reason the MP7 never appealed to me, I just really like the MP5. I watched the Military Channel and Isreal has a new gun that looks really cool (some kind on bullpup design)

I guess another question is, has there been a lot of innovation since 1986 ? It seems like a lot of MG are just refinements or modified versions of guns that have been out a while (M16 and M4) etc.

VUPDblue
October 16, 2007, 10:52 AM
As for your original question, check out this thread. (http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=246671)

I guess another question is, has there been a lot of innovation since 1986 ? It seems like a lot of MG are just refinements or modified versions of guns that have been out a while (M16 and M4) etc.
You'll find answers to this question by browsing the NFA section of this site. There has been some innovation, but because it is not available to Joe Citizen, there is not a lot of news or discussion about it. The Kriss Super-V comes to mind, as well as piston style AR's and P90 type weapons.

FrontSight
October 16, 2007, 12:39 PM
All of them! lol

Ruthless4christ
October 23, 2007, 12:20 AM
H&k Ump .45

armoredman
October 23, 2007, 09:27 AM
STG44, MP40, 1927 Thompson, have no use for full auto other than as a toy, so I would go for the classics.

Selfdfenz
October 23, 2007, 12:11 PM
What he said.

:)

S-

Rocked
October 24, 2007, 11:56 PM
We've had piston ARs since the late 70s.

SpookBoy
October 25, 2007, 08:46 AM
Galil sar or mar
sar
http://www.info.com.ph/~mwgs/images/products/g_sar.jpg

mar with an uzi for size comparison
http://users.rcn.com/philistine/galil/Galil_MAR_UZI.jpg

rem870hunter
November 23, 2007, 12:09 AM
a 1927 Thompson , a 1918 BAR, a Browning M2 heavy machinegun with tripod.an M-14 with fire selector, an MG-42 an STG-44 and just for kicks even though its a commie weapon an AK-74.

Edward429451
November 23, 2007, 12:52 AM
A suppressed select fire 10/22 and a 1927 Thompson.

Lord_Nikon
November 25, 2007, 07:49 AM
H&k Ump .45
+1. For some reason, I've been thinking about the UMP for the last two weeks nonstop.

FSCJedi
November 25, 2007, 09:14 AM
FNH P90, hands down. :cool:

I wouldn't mind gettin' my hands on a Glock 18C, though (as long as I can hard chrome the slide). Probably the only Glock I'd care to own. :D

Crosshair
November 25, 2007, 03:10 PM
Well, the first one would be a Select-Fire 10/22. I would then probably go with an UZI. After that I would have to think for awhile.

still 2 many choices
November 28, 2007, 12:59 PM
An M-16 with safe, burst, and auto trigger group. The burst mechanism would somehow be altered from 3 shot burst down to a 2 shot burst though. I would then get a dozen uppers ;)!!

cold dead hands
December 1, 2007, 03:21 AM
I read about a recoiless 20 round drum fed 12 gauge with select fire in some commando type mag a couple years back. I want one.

I want a full auto 1911 single stack with one of those 50 round drums.

I saw belt fed .22LR for 10 grand once when I was in Little Rock. It was real small and kind of cute. Couldn't even begin to tell you what it was called or who made it.

I want a pistol grip (no folder, no stock, just the pistol grip) short barreled (eight inches will work) supressed (removeable can) select fire 10/22 with burst option.

A glock 18 that has one of those new metal frames (they are real, and made in the U.S., the frame, not the gun) and a ton of 33 round mags to go with it.

Austin HiPowers
December 12, 2007, 07:35 PM
A H&K MP5K (short version of the MP5), used by personal protection units.

billythekid007
December 12, 2007, 08:31 PM
Full Auto Thompson

dewidmt
December 14, 2007, 12:02 AM
M1A1, MG42 and BAR.....

hpg
December 14, 2007, 05:46 PM
My ultimate Fun Gun would be a supressed, select fire, Ruger 10/22. Fun to shoot, controllable and dirt cheap to shoot......hpg

Buzzcook
December 19, 2007, 03:53 AM
Too expensive to own even if they were legal, but I'd love to shoot some of the classics. Thompson, BAR, M2, M42.

To own there was a .22 cal back in the late 60's early 70's that looked like a mini-Thompson complete with either drum or stick. I'd like the heck out of that thing cause I could afford to shot it.

spctim11
December 24, 2007, 05:16 PM
MP5S

detrod
December 24, 2007, 05:59 PM
I would love to own every single rifle i have ever wanted. Merry Christmas !!

Silvanus
December 24, 2007, 06:27 PM
I think I would own nothing I can't have already. For me a full-auto gun is a waste of money. I'm not saying other people shouldn't own one, of course! But I personally wouldn't want one.

38splfan
December 24, 2007, 08:29 PM
If I could have any one that I wanted without the hassle of NFA, I'd go for the following.

Glock 18C with rail.
Vertical grip for rail.
Extended(6") ported barrel.
A bunch of 33rd mags or maybe a few of the 50rd drums that Sportsmans Guide has for them.
Tritium sights.
Full Robar package, to include their grip mods (slim and checker).
Custom fit semi-rigid foam case with room for 5 mags, 1 drum, and exterior pocket for 100rds of extra ammo.

All bundled up together in a pretend package under my imaginary Christmas Tree :D

ssilicon
December 24, 2007, 10:19 PM
I'm with REM870HUNTER pretty much all the way.

ISC
December 25, 2007, 06:31 PM
I'd want a full auto 10/22 too, but I'd want a heavy barrel on a butler creek folder.

I'd also like a M249 SAW for when the zombies attack...

Crosshair
December 25, 2007, 08:34 PM
I'd also like a M249 SAW for when the zombies attack...

That's what the 75mm recoilless rifle is for. HE rounds will do a number on a whole group of zombies. Turn it around 180 degrees and I can use it on tailgater's as well.:D

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/47/121374339_e49a6993b8.jpg?v=0

YukonKid
January 14, 2008, 08:30 PM
1918 Browning BAR
HK G36 compact

alaska shepherd
January 15, 2008, 01:59 AM
Hi-Standard FlightKing 22 short (quieted), Benelli M1Super90, 5 Star Springfield with Unertyl, Thompson.

Legumeofterror
January 15, 2008, 10:42 PM
I saw belt fed .22LR for 10 grand once when I was in Little Rock. It was real small and kind of cute. Couldn't even begin to tell you what it was called or who made it.

i beleive tippmann made those.

SteelCore
January 17, 2008, 04:33 AM
I'm satisfied with semi-auto only in lightweight, mag-fed rifles (though the 86 law angers me on principle :mad:), so I would choose something belt-fed. Maybe an M249.

CraigC
January 17, 2008, 01:04 PM
I'd love to have an M16 lower with a .22LR belt or drum-fed SBR upper. I want something cheap to shoot. That "10/22 Exotic Weapons System" was always pretty cool looking.

DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
January 27, 2008, 12:42 AM
All the German and American WWII arms, including the C&R MG-42 and MP-40 I already own (but at a SUBSTANTIALLY reduced price!).

geezer in NH
January 29, 2008, 08:33 PM
A lot of these guns you guys want the 86 ban had nothing to do with. The 1968 GCA stopped all FA imports for the private citizen, so give up the Glock 36 most H&K products etc.

For me I want a 1908 Maxim, Vickers, 1919 browning, BAR, Browning 50 M2, STG44, MG38, all the US Subguns, German Subguns, English Subguns, Italian Subguns. all WWI MG's, all WWII MG's get the idea?

For a modest sum of about 75-100K in the early 60’s this collection could have been assembled. Go to the early 80’s and the same would have been possible for under 200K.

Try that today. Watch the auction at J. Julia’s auction house of the Bruce Stern collection and see what they are worth today.