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    If you had to start over.

    Let's imagine a scenario where you had a house fire or a burglary and lost all your handguns. Yes, if necessary your safe did fail, you lost everything except your ammo, reloading equipment, mags and holsters.
    Now, a few months later you get a settlement from the insurance company. Let's say for the purposes of this thread you got $5000. That is low for some here and high for others, but it is a nice round number and leads me to my main question.
    If you were shopping for handguns (at present day prices and with what is actually available) and had to replace a collection with $5000 to spend, what would you get and how would you split the money?

    Would you buy one custom 1911?
    Would you buy completely different guns to those you had previously?
    Would you get one gun in each of the major calibers?
    Would you get one safe queen and spend the rest on Taurus/Kel-Tec type guns?

    I think if I were to get that check I would go out and get the following:
    Glock 26. For every day carry, never owned one before.
    Taurus 85 UltraLite. For carry, replacement of the one I lost.
    2 x Kel-Tec 32s. For carry, replacement and spare.
    FN FiveseveN. They intrigue me and I don't have one yet.
    Sig P239 SAS. For carry, replacement for the P232 I have lost.
    Glock 34. Range use, replacement.
    Sig P226 or 228. For carry, replacement for my Taurus 24/7.
    Colt Gold Cup. Range use, have shot one and loved it.

    That's about $5000, I'd be happy with that if I got all those in one shopping trip.
    Of course, I'd probably get the Sig P239 while I was waiting on the check, no use going unarmed while you wait on the insurance company.

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    Well - I did ''lose'' all my handguns in '97!

    In fact the compensation did go into a rebuild as did some funds from having sold up to move.

    Not so sure the aquisition sequence was based on logic, as much as ''must have'' and did not follow any prescribed mandate. I tended to see something and get it! Again and again

    Priorites tho were in part based on replacement where possible, which was why I was delighted to find a M27-2 as good as my old one a few years ago.

    I certainly would want to replace my SIGs in the semi category and add some of the revo's and that'd about eat up the funds - not forgetting in longarms division, at least an AK! Have to keep some chunk of change for ammo too ya know!
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    Not sure about doing too much math (frankly, I don't want to find out I could probably afford all this with a small loan, lol), I'd probably get:

    -SAXD45 to replace the one I lost - outfit it with TruGlo TFOs and a Streamlight TLR-2 for home defense/nightstand use;
    -Sig P239 to replace the one I lost (it's my current EDC) - but would probably opt for a DAK
    -Sig P229 Crimson Trace, as I love my current Sig and would like a .40.
    -Nighthawk 1911, but I'm not sure on the exact model. It'd be a full-size 5" though, for range use. I've owned a Kimber, interested in Wilson, but would like to save a few hundred bucks. Besides, Nighthawk intrigues me.
    -Pair of Kel-Tec P3ATs for spare parts/replacement, as a nifty BUG or primary when dress doesn't allow for the 239 or 229, and if the leftover money allows...
    -A S&W 642 or Taurus 850. I want a revo, dagnabbit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0.02 View Post
    That's about $5000, I'd be happy with that if I got all those in one shopping trip.
    Of course, I'd probably get the Sig P239 while I was waiting on the check, no use going unarmed while you wait on the insurance company.
    I think you should buy them all 6 business days apart. Enough time to enjoy each one AND avoid the extra multiple handgun purchase form.
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    I'm assuming for purposes of the scenario that all my long guns survived.

    I'd start with replacing my primary CCW, Kimber Ultra CDP II, and my primary home defense handgun, Kimber Desert Warrior. I'd also have to replace my young bride's S&W 10-5 and her FN-P9 (although maybe I'd talk her into a Springfield EMP instead). Then I'd get a couple of Kel-Tec P-3AT BUGs. In other words, I'd probably end up with what I've got now. I'm quite happy with what I've got.
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    Definately a Springfield Loaded to replace the one I have now.
    Also a Taurus PT-101 to replace the one I have now.

    As for what else?

    A Winchester 1200 to be set up for HD purposes.
    A trimmed out AR wouldn't hurt my feelings either.

    Throw a couple of revo's in there, and if anything was left over, I would have to make another trip out.

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    I'd probably get

    RRA AR15 .223/5.56
    XD45 4"
    Ruger GP100 357 Mag
    Ruger SP101 357 Mag
    Remington 870 Express Magnum
    Arsenal AK47

    And last but not least, a better safe.

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    I would buy;

    1911, 5" - OWB (Either a Springfield Loaded or a Kimber, possibly a well priced custom Colt)

    Glock 27 - BUG/Light IWB Gun

    Bushmaster AR-15 - SHTF

    Remington 870 Tactical - Home Defense

    Winchester 70, 30-06 - Hunting

    Remington 12 Ga. Semi-Auto - Bird Gun

    That covers the basics. If I had some money left over well then I'd see what else I'm missing but, this covers the bare necessities as far as arms go.
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    I'd start out with a Sig P232 to replace the one I have now. It is usually a BUG, but when I need something small as a primary, it goes with me. It was my very first pistol purchase, and has a special place in my heart.

    So let's see... that leaves me about $4400.

    I'd have to replace my beloved Beretta 92FS. Down to $3700

    I am enjoying my Taurus 1911 immensely, but I think I would spring for a particular Kimber I've been eyeing, taking me down to $2500

    I would have to replace the .22 my daughter likes to shoot. $2200 remaining

    I'm not that attached to my other guns where I would have to replace them with duplicate one's, so I may just take the rest and explore some new options.
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    I have two Kimber CDP II's (among other guns)...one ultra and one pro...
    I would probably purchase the Compact CDP II. I like both my present pistols, but the Compact would give me the 4" bbl and the shorter grip for CCW...great combo.

    ...OR...

    Perhaps I might just get a little NAA .22LR and give my wife the rest of the money for jewelry? Yeah, right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by plblark View Post
    I think you should buy them all 6 business days apart. Enough time to enjoy each one AND avoid the extra multiple handgun purchase form.
    Not necessary in TN.

    I forgot to get a .22, I'd probably get a Sig Hammerli Trailside to replace the Walther P22 my wife likes so much presently.

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    I lost everything also, and I was reimbursed for replacement value of my entire collection. I learned to fly with most of the money, and have bought guns based solely on need ever since. I don't own a single gun that is not assigned a specific duty or purpose.
    Whatever doesn't kill you postpones the inevitable.

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    SIG 228 (used or factory rebuilt) $4400
    S&W 357 MAG Revolver-(used older model in good shape) $4100
    Kimber 1911 $3100
    SpringField Mil-Spec 1911 $2600
    Glock 19 $2000
    Bushmaster A2 AR-15 (I like A2 better than M4.) $1000
    Norinco MAK-90 $600
    Remington 870 $250
    Ruger 10-22 $0
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    One unfired 2nd generation Colt Single Action Army, the rest in pre-80s Smith revolvers, and a pre-64 Winchester mod 94.

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