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  • Yes, I have bought one just to annoy the anti's.

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  • I buy them because of what the future may bring

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  • Never cared what anyone thought

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    I don't care what anyone thinks of my purchases, but I did buy an AR lower earlier than I had planned because of fear of what is to come.
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    I buy what I want and never really cared what anyone thought.
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    GENERALLY, I don't care. But detached stimuli has certainly spurred a purchase or two out of concern for availability and what not... Usually something I wanted anyway, but figured I best go out and make the purchase while I can.
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    I bought each gun for a reason and didn't care what anyone else thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    I'll be the first to admit, I did it just last night. I bought a GSG HK MP5 clone, a .22 actually, just because it looks wicked and because it scares some people to death. I didnt "need" it as I have several dozen other rifles, I didnt even really want it. An opportunity to get it came up at the spur of the moment, it was a great price, new in the box,never shot so I basically said, "what the heck" and got it.
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    What I spend my money on is my business.
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    The first four guns I've purchased have all been in the past two weeks. They are all for concealed carry and home defense and I purchased them now because I am concerned about the ability to do so in the near future.

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    Just because you can...

    I buy what I want simply because I enjoy shooting. While one of the driving motivations is defense, both home and CC, I simply enjoy owning, firing, and maintaining firearms. I believe that most quality firearms are functional works of art.

    My latest purchase, which I am very excited about, is a Colt 1911 Lightweight Commando. This pistol has a lightweight Cmdr. frame with an Officers slide. It weighs 26 ounces unloaded and holds 8+1 of .45 ACP. It was built by the Colt Custom Shop in a limited run of 250. This should be a blast!

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    i have for a lot of reasons, my .22 mark II was a plinker, my .20 gauge is DD wanted it my newest m&p40 was because I wanted it and I wanted bigger then the .38 as felt I could get that pretty easy as it was a revolver if something did happen. I am kinda halfway looking for an AR but if I don't find one I am ok with it too I will just move on to my tactical 870 I want....

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    I don't much care what anyone else thinks about my gun purchases.
    I buy what I think will serve me well...lots of Glocks fall into that category.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    I'll be the first to admit, I did it just last night. I bought a GSG HK MP5 clone, a .22 actually, just because it looks wicked and because it scares some people to death. I didnt "need" it as I have several dozen other rifles, I didnt even really want it. An opportunity to get it came up at the spur of the moment, it was a great price, new in the box,never shot so I basically said, "what the heck" and got it.
    I've purchased one of those to. Just for the hell of it, it looked cool and fun to shoot, I knew my kids would love it. Went to the range today with it and had a blast. Had a couple of people ask about it too.

    Never bought anything to make a statement. If I bought it, I wanted or needed it. Never really gave much thought to what anyone else thought when it came to fireamrs related purchases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pittypat21 View Post
    How much do you want for it?
    Going by current pricing, I would guess around $1500. If you want mags with it, they're about $95 apiece
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    Not so far, no. Been thinking lately that an M1A or Sig 556 might be good not because I want one, but because I might need one.

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    I wouldnt consider buying one just to annoy someone because I am a caring sensitive person


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    Going by current pricing, I would guess around $1500. If you want mags with it, they're about $95 apiece
    Nah. Got 350 in it. Brand new, never been shot.

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