Put aside some money, make a list of the top five priorities and keep your eyes open. Money on hand is great when you stumble upon an opportunity, and some great buy will pop up when you least expect it.
For me, here are some must haves to shoot (not necessarily for collector's value), top 10 I would say:
Colt New Service .45C or 1917 in .45 ACP
SAA Clone (I like USFA Rodeo .44S or .45C)
Pre 1980 Colt Cobra or Agent .38
Browning Hi Power
German made PP/PPK or PPK/s
Sig Sauer 226/228 West German
Ruger Single 6 Convertable
"The American Idle"
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