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View Poll Results: What type of firearm are you most likely to get excited over?
Handgun- Derringer 0 0%
Handgun- Revolver 20 20.20%
Handgun- Semi Automatic 31 31.31%
Rifle - Bolt Action 10 10.10%
Rifle- Lever Action 8 8.08%
Rifle- Semi Automatic 20 20.20%
Rifle- Single Shot 1 1.01%
Shotgun- Double Barrel 7 7.07%
Shotgun- Pump 2 2.02%
Shotgun- Semi Automatic 0 0%
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Old April 10, 2013, 10:45 PM   #1
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What type of firearm are you most likely to get excited over?

We all have a firearm type we get most excited about, what's yours?
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Old April 11, 2013, 02:57 AM   #2
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I kind of wish that there was a way to choose two since there are so many categories. I voted for bolt action rifle because as a hobby I like rifle shooting, and love the connection with the gun I get from having to manually cycle a good bolt action. However, revolvers are a close second and actually what got me into the hobby in the first place.
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Old April 11, 2013, 03:41 AM   #3
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Most of my carry guns are autoloaders, but nothing tickles my fancy like a classic Smith Revolver. Nothing sweeter, IMNSHO
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Old April 11, 2013, 03:49 AM   #4
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Re: What type of firearm are you most likely to get excited over?

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I voted for bolt action rifle because as a hobby I like rifle shooting, and love the connection with the gun I get from having to manually cycle a good bolt action.
I agree, i don't know what it is about a bolt action. I love the motion and accuracy of a solid bolt action platform.
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Old April 11, 2013, 08:12 AM   #5
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Not on list. A finely crafted flintlock longrifle.
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Old April 11, 2013, 09:33 AM   #6
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A clean, mechanically sound, older Smith revolver steps up my heart rate something wonderful. Especially the K-frames--brilliant balance of size, power, balance, versatility, grace and portability.
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Old April 11, 2013, 10:29 AM   #7
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Not really covered in the pole, but the rifles that excite me the most is "as issued - unmodified" US Surplus Military Rifles.
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Old April 11, 2013, 11:09 AM   #8
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Bolt action rifles by far. The last rifle I purchased was a 5R/.308 24" stainless barrel. When one of the shop employees handed it to me I got all warm and tingly inside. Honest to goodness. About a month and a half later I purchased it.
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Old April 13, 2013, 10:45 PM   #9
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If i had the $ i would like a bullpup.
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Old April 14, 2013, 01:31 PM   #10
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What no Military Surplus?
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Old April 14, 2013, 03:01 PM   #11
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I can't narrow my love down to just one gun type. I love .357 revolvers, all semi auto hand guns and bolt action rifles.
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Old April 14, 2013, 03:09 PM   #12
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1911s and S&W revolvers; specifically, P&R ones.
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Old April 14, 2013, 03:49 PM   #13
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I chose semi-auto rifle, but military surplus is what I like the most. The history of the rifles is just so rich.
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Old April 14, 2013, 04:23 PM   #14
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Frankly, I'm pretty excited about my T/C Contender varmint build, buy SS pistol was not a choice!

Another exciting idea I have is getting a Ruger 459 Lott!
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Old April 14, 2013, 07:32 PM   #15
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Lever actions and falling block singles !
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Old April 14, 2013, 07:33 PM   #16
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I voted "semi-auto handgun" because there is nothing quite as gorgeous as a well crafted 1911.
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Old April 15, 2013, 10:08 AM   #17
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Old April 15, 2013, 10:18 AM   #18
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I voted revolver because the evidence in the safe suggests I get most excited over those... but I definitely have a thing for leverguns as well.
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Old April 15, 2013, 10:42 AM   #19
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THE LIST IS NOT INCLUSIVE ENOUGH; the SA sixgun deserves a class all by itself and all the rest are just pretenders to it's exalted throne. S&W DA sixguns are in the running well back down the road. AUTOloaders.....yeah....right......gimme a break.....just malfs waiting to happen.
In my lifetime I have known men who collectively have put bullets in over one hundred people. TO A MAN they all say/said, bet your life on the revolver, NEVER on an autoloading pistol. And ALL of 'em had used both enough to know. ME ?? I carry a G30 everyday, the ugliest gun I've ever owned, the only pistol I ever bought that sold with NO pride of ownership whatsoever. Just a hammer that works.
And so it goes...
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Old April 15, 2013, 06:49 PM   #20
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I voted double barrel shotguns as I am a sporting clays shooter. I like all guns tho!
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Old April 15, 2013, 07:03 PM   #21
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Anything with history! By that I mean a battle scarred Enfield. The old 32 auto Savage my Grandfather used to carry down to the City way back when. Or a replica Brown Bess. Or a 1911. Or the little single shot 22 my father shot as a little boy.

This has me wondering. Will anyone, 50-100 years from now look at a Glock 19 or a Berreta M9 the way they look at a 1911 or a SA Army? How about a AR-15/ M-16 compared to a Garand or a 1903 Springfield?

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Old April 15, 2013, 10:14 PM   #22
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i like the one where the boo-lits come out of the round pipe thing. but in all seriousness i cant choose in the given list.

Im with the milsurp crowd on this one. my M1 Garand, 1911 and my K98 are my adopted children
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Old April 17, 2013, 07:13 AM   #23
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I gotta go with a nice over/under shotgun. Don't get me wrong I love my other firearms (M1A is at the top of the list) but I grew up shooting skeet and pheasant hunting here in Kansas. Hard for me not to appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into a Beretta 682 or Browning Citori.
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Old April 19, 2013, 10:00 AM   #24
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Fine engraved with real wood wasn't on the list either.
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Old April 19, 2013, 03:09 PM   #25
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I kept looking for the option:

O The kind that goes "Bang"

Couldn't find it.

Admittedly, . . . I'm just a gun junkie, . . . lever, bolt, trombone, single shot, scattergun, Ma Deuce or M60, . . . heck, if I could afford it, . . . I'd have a quad 50 on wheels.

My parents bought an old farm house when I was 8, . . . we found a rolling block (probably 45-70) old rifle, . . . dry fired it till I broke the hammer spring, . . . step dad got rid of it.

Too late, . . . I was hooked, . . . been that way ever since. Just like guns.

And, yeah, . . . the total kill of all my guns is less than the Teddy Kennedy cars.

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