What would you do with $1000?

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What would you do with $1000?

Postby Goose bonker » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:40 pm

I ended up with a nice sized refund this year and I'm having a hard time deciding. So heres two things I thought about.

Kimber Raptor II, SS 1911 Full size.

AR-15, looking at RRA or DPMS in 223. Varmit gun.

Maybe you guys have some opinions or other suggestions?
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Postby ajmorell » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:06 pm

Both are really nice guns, so I don't think you can go wrong either way. I would go with whichever I would get more use out of, for me it would be the AR
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Postby devildog28 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:14 am

I wouldn't spend that much on a 1911. The colts and SA's will do just as good for hundreds less. :thumbsup:

If you can find a AR for under 1k i would jump on it depending on the quality.
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Postby devildog28 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:14 am

I wouldn't spend that much on a 1911. The colts and SA's will do just as good for hundreds less. :thumbsup:

If you can find a AR for under 1k i would jump on it depending on the quality.
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Postby msmall » Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:40 am

Gotta agree with the everyone else. If you can find a good quality AR, buy it now.... At least buy a lower receiver and put it away, you never know what kind of BS gun control law Obama will try to push through in the near future.
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Postby Kurt » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:28 am

I would save some more and get nice glass for a gun i have already
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Postby greencop43 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:59 am

One of the guys I work with just got a Kimber last week and he let me shoot it at the range yesterday. I had never shot one before and I have to say it was one of the best shooting guns I have ever shot. I would say go with the Kimber
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Postby fenton_3 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:10 am

Right now I would save it; you never know when you might need it! But if you really just have to spend that $1,000 I would get the AR15, there is a good chance you will not be able to get one in the future.
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Postby REDGUN » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:39 pm

Whatever you buy, be sure it is something you will use.

I have a Kimber 45 and an AR-15. The AR hasn't been out of the safe in probably 3 years. The Kimber has only been out maybe six times in the last 3 years.
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Postby Goose bonker » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:42 pm

Eh, gotta support the economy right fenton?

I don't like the colts but the springfields are pretty nice. The Kimber Raptor just had all the bells and whistles I wanted on a 1911 is why I liked it.

What are some of the good brands of ARs? Rock River and DPMS seems to get good reps. And DPMS seem easiest to get my hands right now. Thought of building one too, get a good lower, good upper and the titanium bolt assembly.

Good recommendation Kurt but my rifle already has a good glass on it.
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Postby apexhunter » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:24 pm

With $1,000 burning a hole in your pocket I'd get a good condition, used gun for around $500 or so then go buy all of the ammo you could find for your existing guns or the components to reload thousands of rounds.

With the availability of ammo so low and the prices so high I'd get a good supply while you can. If you don't reload you can get a press kit (the Lee turret is a good, inexpensive choice), dies and components necessary to load a butt load of ammo for $500. After all, what good is a new pistol or rifle if you don't have or can't get ammo for it.
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Postby fenton_3 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:01 pm

Supporting the economy is good, but I had a brother who was laid off so saving money looks to be a good idea too!
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Postby GroundSwatter » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:15 pm

fenton_3 wrote:Supporting the economy is good, but I had a brother who was laid off so saving money looks to be a good idea too!


I agree, the rule of thumb used to be make sure you have 3 months of your salary saved up to fall back on in case you lose your job. Now the rule of thumb is 6+ months of salary.

I wouldn't buy a new gun unless you had plenty of money saved up to fall back on.
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Postby Buick_C » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:42 pm

How's money going to save you when the zombies/ government come for your guns?
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Postby fenton_3 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:15 am

Buick_C - Love the picture!!!
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Re: What would you do with $1000?

Postby OkieHunter » Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:38 pm

Hide it from the wife :grooving:
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Re: What would you do with $1000?

Postby Sagebrush » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:55 pm

Ruger 10/22 and AR15's are selling like hot cakes with all the goodies out there to
add and upgrade these guns.

Plus ammo for these two is all over the place.

You will be like a six year old in a candy store and just found $20 on the floor !!
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