I really thought I was all done buying guns ....

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    I really thought I was all done buying guns ....

    But does that ever really happen?

    I went to the range yesterday with about 125 rounds of 9mm, to begin putting my new Kahr PM9 through it's paces. It was great: fired every time, never the first hint of any issue with the gun, and unfortunately it put a hole in the target exactly where it was aimed when the pin met the primer -- in other words, I have some work to do on handling a small handgun in my big Irish hands.

    But then .... another very friendly gentleman, who was there shooting with his daughter (although it adds nothing to the story, she was a very attractive little blonde) got to watching me. He was shooting a few lanes down, and he noticed that every now and then I'd take a break from the Kahr 9 and shoot a few magazines through my SA GI.45 EMP -- I love that gun. So, we got to talking, and got along great -- he's retired Marine, I'm retired Air Force, and we just got along great.

    And he asked me: "would you like to shoot a Kimber?" Well, gee, I don't know (trying to be coy and not showing how likely it is that I would jump all over that opportunity), I guess, yeah, I wouldn't mind shooting your perfect little Kimber.

    Wow. What a nice handgun. First pull of the trigger, right in dead center. Subsequent 5 pulls, perfect. And it felt so .... NICE. So ..... guess I'm not finished with buying guns yet.
    I'm in favor of gun control -- I think every citizen should have control of a gun.
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    Its NEVER over...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite75 View Post
    Its NEVER over...
    I would have to agree, you will never be done buying guns. I see several I wouldn't mind owning myself.

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    It's always just one more....
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    I expect I'll stop buying guns when the mortician gets me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmacque View Post
    SA GI.45 EMP
    I could be wrong, but im 99% sure, you do not have a emp 45. They only make the SA EMP is 40 and 9. the 45 is called a micro, not then EMP. Just double checked their site.

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    The Indians bought me a Kimber because I won at Keno.
    Now I have two.

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    You know you're right, I've been calling my micro-compact an EMP but it's really not, is it. It's exactly the same size as the EMP, but they call it a micro-compact, not an EMP.

    But I still like to shoot it.

    I'm in favor of gun control -- I think every citizen should have control of a gun.
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    its not like i spent hours and hours on the SA site . the emp is "enhanced micro pistol".... for more sales. I also think the EMP is closer to the loaded micro compact than the gi micro compact, in terms of upgrades

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    I'll be finished buying guns when they scatter my ashes to the wind
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmacque View Post
    You know you're right, I've been calling my micro-compact an EMP but it's really not, is it. It's exactly the same size as the EMP, but they call it a micro-compact, not an EMP.

    But I still like to shoot it.

    Actually it's not the same size....that's one thing that makes the EMP different. It was designed from the ground up around the 9mm cartridge...not the .45ACP...like basically every other 1911. So the grip is smaller...the magazines are smaller.
    Kimber Tactical Ultra II, Kahr PM45, Kahr PM9, Kahr P380

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    I also thought I was done!

    I've stayed away from all the gun forums to help brake my addiction.

    This is my first post in a few months and I'm happy to say I just fell off the wagon... again!
    Ordered a M&P 9c at my LGS today and ordered a SuperTuck to tote it around with!

    I think It's useless to even try lol

    OP what Kimber did you shoot the Ultra, Pro or full size?

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    If you can, why not?

    Who hasn't seen their savings / investments tank in the past few years? Honest to God the worst thing I have ever done with my money is to put it away. Sounds perverse and stupid but it's the real truth. And is a house an investment? I bought mine in 2006 for a little under 300k, and it is now worth 30-40k less than what I paid for it. It's probable that I owe more on my house than it is worth and certainly more than it can be sold for. What a waste.

    But every gun I've bought I still have. It doesn't disappear when stocks take a dive or the dollar falls. It isn't part of a capital bubble that 'pops'.

    I'm a computer programmer and every few years I have to buy a computer knowing it will last but a few short years. I buy a car every five to six years. I keep buying these things and they keep wearing out and becoming worthless. But, I buy a gun and it will last my lifetime and it will still be around to be a blessing to my kids or whoever gets it when I die. Talk about a long lasting investment.

    I'm not saying that a gun is the best investment in the world; far from it. Nor would I ever buy a gun for the purpose of reselling for profit. But what I'm saying is for things that can be bought and sold, a gun is as good as it gets. On top of all this it protects hearth and home and is a symbol of free people. It's a hedge fund against tyranny and provides a good time for everyone.

    My .02. May your stable grow by leaps and bounds.

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    +1 to Lance22
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    I may slow down once in a while, but I'm still thinking about the next purchase...if I could just stay OUT of the gun shop.
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