Help on the last New Gun for a While...

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View Poll Results: Which one for my "LAST GUN FOR A WHILE"?

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  • Lever Action .357 rifle (carbine)

    16 16.49%
  • Ruger SP101 2", spurless or S&W 60

    13 13.40%
  • Remington 870 Shottie, extended tube, 18" barrel, simple HD gun

    48 49.48%
  • RIA tactical full size .45 1911

    20 20.62%
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    Help on the last New Gun for a While...

    Okay, life is changing so I'm going to be going skinny on guns for the next 2 - 3 years. I have a great selection of guns:

    Stag arms AR 15 in .223 w/Eotech
    Kahr MK9
    Colt New Agent .45
    Kahr P9
    SP-101 in 3"
    S&W 642
    Bersa .380
    KelTec P3AT
    Ruger LCP
    Walther P22 (and mine is actually very reliable )

    I have some good knives, some good surefire flashlights, and plenty of decent regular deer rifles and even a Ruger .204 for varmits, etc. I have 2 fantastic .22 rifles.

    I have a couple of hunting shotguns. so I'm thinking what I need to kind of finish things off for a while. My last thrill for a bit. Here's what I'm thinking in no particular order:

    1. A lever action .357 carbine; no reason other than I have no lever action and think it would be cool to share calibers. By the way I'm sticking to .45, .357/.38, 9mm, .22 and that's it. No .40's

    2. A Ruger SP101 in 2" DAO or a S&W 60; to get a .357/38 revo that's a bit smaller than my 3" sp101

    3. A plain Remington 870 shotgun with extended tube sporting black plastic in 18"

    4. A Rock Island Armory tactical full size 1911 so I have two .45's; the Colt New Agent for CCW, the full size for a rought and tumble woods, bail out full size .45

    So, which would you pick as the "last gun for a while"?

    Thanks

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    I voted for the lever action just because they are fun and you don't have one. I don't have one in .357, but the two I do have are fun to shoot.

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    Nothing beats a "shottie" for home defense IMHO.

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    I voted for the Remington 870 because everyone should have a good HD shotgun. Also you can get different barrels so it can switch from home defense, to slug hunting, to bird hunting etc. For versatility you cannot beat a 870; which would be good if you are not buying many if any in the next few years.

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    I would have picked two...(a 2-3 year wait?)
    First the shottie, then a lever action .357 or 30-30.


    If only one? The shotgun, every HD kit should have one!

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    I am in for the 870. Can't go wrong with it and will last for years
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    what gun is next

    Well, you have a bunch of rifles and hunting shotguns you have pistols/ revolvers, but do not mention having a short barreled shotgun for home defense, so the short barrel Rem 870 would get my vote. I have one, LOVE it.

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    I vote the 870
    When the liberals pass more anti gun laws the shotgun
    will be the last one to go, and only then if they are fool
    enough to come after it.
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    Remington 870 for all of the previous reasons.
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    I voted the 870 just because you seemed to be missing that for your HD package; however, I did have a Marlin 1894C lever action .357 with a beautiful walnut stock. That gun was balanced beautifully and was extremely accurate and fun to shoot. It was amazing at how quickly you could pull the bead up on target. That carbine is at the top of my "Why the heck did I trade that away?" list. Tough choice you have here!
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    Yeah...go for the HD shotgun.

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    Lever action, two of your guns were on the list I was trying to decide between on my last purchase. The lever action wound up at the top, although I couldn't find what I considered a good deal on one, so I went with the runner up 870 in a home defense configuration. Can't really go wrong with either, but if you can find a good deal on the .357, that is what I would get.

    EDIT:FWIW, here is the thread I had, some good discussion on .357's in there: http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ollection.html
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    Lever action in .357. Can't get more American, fun to shoot, versatile (from plinking to deer hunting), and can also serve for HD (with 10 rounds vs. 5 for the 870). Of course, if you really need a HD gun (though with your arsenal I doubt it) and you have no other pump shotgun, go with the 870. But sooner or later, you NEED a levergun.

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    Lever action .357 or 870.

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    I have to go with the 870 as well. You have a vary nice collection of firearms going for you. I vote you round it out with a shottie.-Jay

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