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Old February 23, 2013, 11:39 PM   #1
PatientWolf
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Saving my money, but what to buy?

I've been saving up since my last purchase and think I'll have enough for my next soon. The problem is I have a long list of "Iwantits".

Here are the ones I am currently considering (along with background info)..
Rifles (I'm hoping I can find my .243 Savage 110C and .308 Ruger American from the bottom of the lake):
Savage Precision Carbine in .308 (about $750 at LGS)
Savage Hog Hunter in .308 (about $450 @ Dicks) but then I'd need to watch
for a stock with a removable magazine.
Marlin 1894 in .357
Marlin 1894 in .44Mag.
Pistols (I have a ccw permit, but @ 145 lbs, my H&K USP Compact and Colt Double Eagle print):
Sig P938 with night sights. About $675 @ LGS
Kahr CM9. About $425 @ LGS
Ruger Vaquero .357 about $550 @ LGS
Springfield XPs about $550 @LGS
Ruger SP101 (I did not like the trigger on the Blackhawk I handled).

Is there something else I should really consider? With the rifles, I would love to have one capable of adding a suppressor eventually or having a lever chambered for a good pistol cartridge. With the pistols I am torn between a CCW and a good revolver

I know it is a REALLY diverse list, but am curious what people think. I've handled all these and each is within my comfort range for fit and handling.
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Old February 24, 2013, 03:50 AM   #2
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Garand from the CMP, $650 delivered. New wood and barrel. It'll only increase in value.
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Old February 24, 2013, 08:22 AM   #3
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Get additional courses under your belt! If you're like the vast majority, you settled with the basic course. If you're serious about it... Go that route and get some GOOD holster/belt set-up to carry and you shouldn't worry about printing. Weigh less than you and don't have a printing issue with similarly sized models.

It's not about quantity, it's quality.
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