Is your weapon collection complete?

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Re: Is your weapon collection complete?

Post by ShockedNKansas » 31 Jul 2013, 12:13

I'll be honest with you, besides a weapon being somewhat unusual, one of my other big motivations in acquiring a piece, is when the government hints that I shouldn't own it. That's what really got me into collecting guns several years ago; my liberty feeling threatened.

If you look at my collection, just about every gun in it is kind of a big F. U. to the gun grabbing politicians.

VEPR .308 with 16in barrel and many 20rd mags...

Many AK's and AR's.

5.7 anything

Savage 110BA "sniper rifle" in .338LM

Tokarev "the other armor penetrating pistol"

pistol-grip shotgun - I actually bought this at the time rumors were circling around them being banned.

I think investing in weapons that have a higher likelihood of receiving legislative attention also offer more of a potential ROI if you decide to sell them in the future.

If you haven't added a "sniper rifle" chambered in scary calibers (.338, .408, 50bmg) to your collection, I would advise doing so sooner rather than later because I feel those platforms specifically are the single hardest thing to justify for self-defense than any other weapon. A couple Bloomberg commercials about their effective ranges and lethality would make a great head-liner to getting more weapons banned. A citizen can walk into a gun store and buy a .50BMG semi-auto and take it home (if he can carry it). That weapon has only one purpose in the hands of a civilian besides target practice at one of the few 1000yd ranges in the country - defense against tyranny. God forbid a crazy ever gets a hold of one of those and sits on a building somewhere. If it happens, the guns are gone. The NRA wasn't very convincing to the general public when they argued the necessity of 30 round mags to congress for home defense. Can you imagine them arguing the right for a citizen to own a .338 or .50 cal military-spec sniper rifle after some nut kills people with one?

I'm kind of rambling on here but I feel pretty strongly that rifles of this nature are not going to be available to the public for long. The writing is clearly on the wall. I am very surprised they haven't received more publicity.

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Re: Is your weapon collection complete?

Post by jgreenberg01 » 31 Jul 2013, 13:50

I actually agree with you. Here are my 2 biggest FU guns, first the rifle:

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And now for the handgun:

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When I carry this one around in my snake-skin leather holster, it just feels like the biggest FU ever! :D
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Re: Is your weapon collection complete?

Post by ShockedNKansas » 31 Jul 2013, 13:54

Snake-skin is not tactical. Oh wait a min.. I guess it would be if you were hunting snakes. They would never see you coming ~

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Re: Is your weapon collection complete?

Post by flyingirish04 » 01 Aug 2013, 13:08

If you are investing just because you think the feds are going to ban something...you are going to have a bad time. Unless of course you can already afford them. Then you will have a good time, it just won't be a good investment.

After the great failure this year, the gun grabbers really don't have a pot to piss in as far as getting any weapons banned. Mandatory background checks on private sales didn't even get through on procedure vote.

I'm not say to stop donating to politically viable civil rights groups like NRA or NAGR, or local groups. Keep that up, as they do show the f--ktards in DC how their bread is buttered. I'm just saying that I have to laugh at the many people right now trying to offload the AR or AK they put on their credit card and whining how they can't get what they paid for it. Particularly if they bought it during the scare.

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Re: Is your weapon collection complete?

Post by flyingirish04 » 01 Aug 2013, 13:10

ShockedNKansas wrote:Snake-skin is not tactical. Oh wait a min.. I guess it would be if you were hunting snakes. They would never see you coming ~

I don't know. The new marsh design for Sitka sure looks tactical and snake like. Plus isn't that what snakes' skins are for, camoflauge?

Bet it breaths well too. GoreySnake-Tex. I like it. ;)
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Post by flyingirish04 » 01 Aug 2013, 13:11

jgreenberg01 wrote:I actually agree with you. Here are my 2 biggest FU guns, first the rifle:

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And now for the handgun:

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When I carry this one around in my snake-skin leather holster, it just feels like the biggest FU ever! :D


Hey, look, two tone pistol :p
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Re: Is your weapon collection complete?

Post by Smithy » 02 Aug 2013, 06:09

I believe that guns are tools and you should have what you NEED. Self protection is one thing, subsistence hunting is another. Make sure you have the right tool for the job. If money is no object, buy what you want.

As far as posting your guns on the internet just to show them off equates to penis envy. I own no guns.

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Post by jgreenberg01 » 02 Aug 2013, 06:25

flyingirish04 wrote:Hey, look, two tone pistol :p
Racist! :p
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Re: Is your weapon collection complete?

Post by ShockedNKansas » 02 Aug 2013, 09:47

flyingirish04 wrote:If you are investing just because you think the feds are going to ban something...you are going to have a bad time. Unless of course you can already afford them. Then you will have a good time, it just won't be a good investment.

After the great failure this year, the gun grabbers really don't have a pot to piss in as far as getting any weapons banned. Mandatory background checks on private sales didn't even get through on procedure vote.

I'm not say to stop donating to politically viable civil rights groups like NRA or NAGR, or local groups. Keep that up, as they do show the f--ktards in DC how their bread is buttered. I'm just saying that I have to laugh at the many people right now trying to offload the AR or AK they put on their credit card and whining how they can't get what they paid for it. Particularly if they bought it during the scare.

Speculating in any sector is best left to the professionals.
While gun collecting would not be considered a traditional investment, I think it is a very smart hobby to have. The value of a gun collection oftentimes increases over the years, or at worst, stays the same.

Whether or not the government is able to ban certain types of weapons in the future remains to be seen, but my money is on the fact that they will eventually start banning weapons. It's just the normal progression of a socialist government.

I'm not going to go into detail regarding what my "gun investing" returned during this last panic, but let me say this; my collection over the last 7 months has grown by several multiples thanks to Obama and his buddies and all those who arrived late to the party.

Oh, and one more thing... SnK NEVER pays more than FMV on anything. :)

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Re: Is your weapon collection complete?

Post by ShockedNKansas » 02 Aug 2013, 09:53

Smithy wrote:I believe that guns are tools and you should have what you NEED. Self protection is one thing, subsistence hunting is another. Make sure you have the right tool for the job. If money is no object, buy what you want.

As far as posting your guns on the internet just to show them off equates to penis envy. I own no guns.
I think guns are tools, entertainment options, and pretty things that are fun to look at and show off.

How do you know what you NEED until you've identified the threat? Traditional zombies, hybrid zombies, zombie bears, liberal zombies... I say just keep buying guns until you are satisfied and make exceptions for the really good deals that come along.

We are moving into another great period to be buying guns. Lots of excess inventory.

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Re: Is your weapon collection complete?

Post by PainKillaX » 02 Aug 2013, 11:06

Smithy wrote:As far as posting your guns on the internet just to show them off equates to penis envy.
That's why I carry and XD-S. I don't carry a barrel longer than me. :p

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Re: Is your weapon collection complete?

Post by fd57 » 02 Sep 2013, 09:55

Excellent wrist strengthening ...

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Re: Is your weapon collection complete?

Post by flyingirish04 » 02 Sep 2013, 19:20

PainKillaX wrote:
Smithy wrote:As far as posting your guns on the internet just to show them off equates to penis envy.
That's why I carry and XD-S. I don't carry a barrel longer than me. :p

Ha. Nice. :laugh: :thumb:
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