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Old October 28, 2013, 08:21 AM   #1
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Pistols "everyone should own"

So I hear/read often about firearms that every enthusiast/collector should have. The ones I recall hearing the most requently are 1911s, Glocks, ARs, AKs, etc. Well my question is; I currently have a MAK 90 that I do not shoot and have been thinking about trading it. I had a guy offer me 2 Beretta 92s for it. One is Italian made and the other is US. they are both blued and fairly low round count. He is also including 25 mags for them as well.

Should I trade? Is the beretta a weapon that has any kind of nostalgia? Also, what should I be willing to add to the trade as far as AK mags or Ammo should it come to that?


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Old October 28, 2013, 10:26 AM   #2
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Pistols "everyone should own"

"Should" is a lie. You are free to be you, and to like what you like. If you want to trade, go for it. If not, cool.
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Old October 28, 2013, 10:34 AM   #3
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Owning different designs can be fun, financing them is something else. You make your trades or purchases according to your rules.

Unfortunately, local pricing, demand for the firearms, and what condition they are in is entirely up to the buyer and seller to negotiate. Nobody on the internet can reliably tell someone else what to pay. Case in point, P938's are reputedly available for less than $550, but seeing the pricing in a 100 mile radius, only if it's an early one in used condition. Normal retail here is $699 up, nobody is discounting. Nobody. So, right there you have a 20% difference in price, which seems to be a standard deviation.

We can't say if it's a good deal or not, we can only say if it would be one for us, knowing our market.
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Old October 28, 2013, 03:48 PM   #4
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The Beretta 92 is a very well designed and well built pistol. It is a very handsome pistol, and because of its use by the US military, an historically important pistol. It is too common to be a collectible for the foreseeable future, but it functions and shoots very well. If all that seems like a good set of reasons to own one, go for it. I have an Italian Inox that I really enjoy. But you can still live a happy life without one.
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Old October 28, 2013, 04:01 PM   #5
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I love my Beretta 92FS and it's one of my favorite range pistols (but not my first (Sig), second (Glock), third (HK) or fourth (FN) choice for defensive use).

But I don't know what you're going to do with two of them, other than sell one of them.

I'd keep the MAK, as it will only appreciate in value since they can't be imported anymore.

My submissions for pistols "everyone should own"
-A .22LR Ruger semi-auto or S&W revolver.
-A centerfire automatic in either 9mm, 40 S&W or .45ACP from the following brands: Sig, Glock, HK, FN, Beretta or CZ.
-A .357 Mag Wheelgun with 4" or 6" barrel from either S&W or Ruger.

Those are a solution to about 90% of the problems you'd need a handgun for.
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Old October 28, 2013, 05:03 PM   #6
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My submissions for pistols "everyone should own"
-A .22LR Ruger semi-auto or S&W revolver.
-A centerfire automatic in either 9mm, 40 S&W or .45ACP from the following brands: Sig, Glock, HK, FN, Beretta, Walther, Colt or CZ.
-A .357 Mag Wheelgun with 4" or 6" barrel from either S&W or Ruger.
I agree with your list Beretta686, but I think you missed two...

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Old October 28, 2013, 06:41 PM   #7
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Pistols "everyone should own"

There are no firearms everyone 'should' own.
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Old October 28, 2013, 07:20 PM   #8
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It all comes down to opinions, and you know the story on them. Buy what you like and can afford.
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Old October 28, 2013, 08:47 PM   #9
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Everyone should own

No need to ask, the most famous, iconic, relevant handgun in history. The one, the only, ladies and gentlemen, now and forever .....

The 1911 in .45 acp.

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Old October 28, 2013, 08:55 PM   #10
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If you mean by should, what would make a basic classic collection, then there are several:

A .22 semi on the lines of a Ruger MKII, Colt Woodsman, S&W41, High Standard Victor or similar
A 22 revolver on the likes of a S&W 617 or K-22 Masterpiece

A 38 spl revolver - pick one

a 45 1911 - try to pick a classic like the Colt

adding to that, a 9mm - so many to choose from basics like a Glock to cool-factor like a HK P7

a big bore SA revolver, whether a Ruger, Freedom Arms or something in between

a medium bore semi, whether 40, 10 or similar - again pick one

add for fun, a mouse gun, a ridiculous uber bore revolver, a custom semi like a S&W 52, etc..........
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Old October 28, 2013, 09:26 PM   #11
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gotta be a .45 ACP 1911. Preferably a real Colt.
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Old October 28, 2013, 09:48 PM   #12
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Colt 'O' and Smith 'K' frames.

One of each would be fine. After that they can own anything they wish.

I grew up with a Colt Commander .45 and a S&W M10 .38.

Of course now I'd wish for a Government .45 and a 2 1/2 19 Combat Magnum.

Anyway a good couple of classics ought to be the basis for ones setup.

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Old October 28, 2013, 09:51 PM   #13
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Everyone has to own a Glock. That way when your other gun messes up you have a gun that'll work.
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Old October 28, 2013, 10:29 PM   #14
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Whatever one prefers and is proficient and confident with.

Beyond that these type questions usually bring replies of what one's favorite pistols are.
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Old October 28, 2013, 11:37 PM   #15
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"Should" is a lie. You are free to be you, and to like what you like. If you want to trade, go for it. If not, cool.
Exactly. If you like it keep it, save the money for the gun you want. I have a lot of useless to me firearms I keep for the sole fact I like em. The rest of the decision depends on the type of shooting/guns you prefer.
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Old October 28, 2013, 11:43 PM   #16
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I wish everyone would at least shoot the guns they run down before running them down. But most should have at least on 1911, a Browning Hi-Power and a Glock.
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Old October 28, 2013, 11:54 PM   #17
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Do you have any other rifles in case of trouble? If not then keep it and I'm betting that you probably own one or two handguns? So the Beretta's aren't really needed unless you just don't like AKs and want to collect them.
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Old October 29, 2013, 02:54 AM   #18
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Here is my pistol wish list. I've already got the first 3. Working on the 1911 next.

Glock 19 (and 17, 26)
Beretta 92FS Italian Inox
Ruger 22/45
Colt 1911 stainless
Desert Eagle 50AE brushed chrome
Sig Sauer P229 stainless
Browning Hi-Power
Walther PPK stainless
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Old October 29, 2013, 07:00 AM   #19
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Thanks guys.
I currently have 3 glocks, 2 M&Ps, and a S&W 686 as far as handguns go. In terms of rifles (not counting bolt actions or single shots), I have the MAK, Saiga 7.62, and 4 ARs. I really like the MAK but never shoot it or my saiga but now that you guys bring it up, I dont really get the chance to shoot any of them often. I think I will keep the MAK instead of trading for the berettas. To be honest, I am starting to get bored with the battle rifles, and service handguns really looking at trying something new. Maybe a CZ or something.

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Old October 29, 2013, 08:13 AM   #20
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Colt 1911
Hi Power
M9
P220, P226, or P229 (pick one)
PPK/S
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Old October 29, 2013, 09:42 AM   #21
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Everyone has to own a Glock. That way you are assured of appreciating the value of owning good 1911 or Sig.

Ok, my list:

Claridge Hi-Tec - good all-around 9mm
G.R.A.D. Knife Pistol or Stinger Pen pistoll - everyone should have a .22
Wildey 45 Win Mag (or .475) - fills the 1911 slot...sort of
AK Pistol - Just to say "In Your Face, Gun-Banners"
Genuine Colt SAA 45 (to play with while watching old westerns)
COP 357 - nothing says "leave me alone" like 4 barrels of .357 staring you in the face.

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Old October 31, 2013, 02:06 AM   #22
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Over the years I've acquired the handguns I "should" own:

Colt Series '70 Government Model, 45ACP
P08 Luger, 9mm
S&W Model 19, 357 Mag
Ruger Mark II, .22LR
Browning Hi-Power, 9mm
S&W 5903, 9mm
Glock 22, 23 and 27, all 40S&W

Works for me, probably not for you!
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Old October 31, 2013, 09:42 AM   #23
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OP,

I would definitely keep that MAK 90. Beretta 92s are very common, but the value of that Chinese AK will only go up.
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Old October 31, 2013, 04:15 PM   #24
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Everyone has to own a Glock. That way when your other gun messes up you have a gun that'll work.
Gotta point there!

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Old November 2, 2013, 04:20 PM   #25
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I would just buy one of the Beretta's and keep the Mak.
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