Budget gun enthusiast anonymous

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by SPCsierra, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. Hello my name is Mike and I am addicted to buying budget guns. Its just so hard to say no to a gun under $200. I especially love fixer uppers and "Saturday night specials". I just bought an RG23 for $75 that would miss fire every few rounds. Took it apart and 20 mins later had a great little 22 revolver. Today I picked up a SCCY CPX2 for $150 only problem with it is the frame is pink. I'm secure enough with my manhood to rock a pink gun (at home with no one around especially my girlfriend because she doesn't know that I bought either of them) until I can buy a new one. Up next is a Raven .25 hopefully the pawn shop doesn't sell it before I get a chance to buy it and really piss my girlfriend off. Its $110 with gun prices the way they are these days its prob still to high but I love her and will be with her
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  2. duster066

    duster066 Supporting Member

    I like cheap fixer uppers too. I look for different types, but it's fun breathing new life into old machines.
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  3. Cynical

    Cynical Well-Known Member

    Can you put the raven on layaway?
  4. bscar

    bscar Supporting Member

    you could always have the pink frame cerakoted
  5. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

    Budget guns for the win!
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  6. adam01364

    adam01364 Lifetime Supporter

    I am similarly afflicted and am particularly fond of Ravens. Which version are you looking at?
    Here's a pic of the five Raven variations (for Moonzie's amusement.)

    5 Raven -annotated.jpg
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  7. I see a new Taurus or 2 in your future. Did you see the blem sale at KYGUNCO?
  8. mej24

    mej24 Well-Known Member

    The frame can be swapped out for a different color iirc.
  9. eldarbeast

    eldarbeast Supporting Member

    Thanks for the photo - I really liked Ravens.

  10. ArmyScout

    ArmyScout Supporting Member

    I bought a cheap pistol once, many years ago and it was my last.
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  11. wganz

    wganz Supporting Member

    Get black RITZ dye and a 3# coffee can, put pistol into it, add dye, add diluent of choice to point that pistol is submerged, remove next day and hang to dry, and BOB's your uncle. VOILA! A black pistol.
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  12. I am fairly sure its the P-25 with sliding safety and wood grips. I had a Phoenix .25 once. Hated it but wish I hadn't sold it now.
  13. adam01364

    adam01364 Lifetime Supporter

    NICE! I'm partial to the 2nd P-25 & 3rd MP-25 versions with the sliding safety myself. Phoenix versions have the ingenious - but PITA- mag safety. Biggest issue I've found with Ravens are the mags. (Sarahsmom can testify to that!)
  14. WECSOG

    WECSOG Well-Known Member

    I used to have three Ravens. LGS had a sale going, three for $99 and I bought three. Chrome, white plastic grips, pretty sure they had the sliding safety. All three worked fine. A bit later I had a Jennings J-22, chrome with wood grips. That one worked great too, and even shot accurately. Wish I still had it.
  15. adam01364

    adam01364 Lifetime Supporter

    I would have bought those three at that price.

    I've cut my flock of Ravens by 50%. Which means I still have, um, more than ten of them. And seven of the Jennings J-22.

    They must have multiplied when I shut the door to the safe.
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  16. BradZ

    BradZ Member

    Changing colors is easy.... I'm the opposite, I've bought a bunch of expensive guns that I've realized just sit there and don't get shot. So over the last few years I've been condensing the collection.
  17. greg_r

    greg_r Lifetime Supporter

    This ^^^^^^ sort of anyway.

    I used to have a SNS collection. Ring of Fire firearms, RG, Davis, Cobra and the like. I don't miss them. Pick them up for next to nothing, fix them up if needed, fortunately parts are as inexpensive as the guns themselves, and at the end of the day you still have nothing. Sure, I picked up the little .25 for $50 and it's worth twice as much today, but when I picked up the little .25 for $50 I could buy a cup of coffee for 10¢.

    I admit to liking the Raven .25 and the Jennings .22 though. The Raven even got me out of a tight spot once.

    The next step up IMHO are the Armscor, Hi Point, SCCY. Each of these were good. All gone now except the Hi Point. I doubt I will ever buy another. Maybe a Hi Point pistol and carbine in 10mm when they come out.

    I spoiled myself with maybe not top of the line firearms, but good ones non the less. I have lamented how I wish I had kept my Armscor handguns. I liked them. But do I like the M200 as much as the GP100? How about the GI 1911FS vs the SR1911? Nope, sorry. It's just hard to be satisfied with a Chevrolet when you get used to a Cadillac.
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  18. WECSOG

    WECSOG Well-Known Member

    I like cheap guns, and always have. They're not my favorite guns, but I do enjoy shooting and owning guns that most gun owners look down on. That includes the likes of ROF auto pistols, my Excam .38 derringer or the couple of RG revolvers I have owned. And even more so cheap single shot shotguns, break barrel rifles, Chinese SKS when they were cheap, Mosin Nagants when they were cheap, and Taurus revolvers.
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  19. rmuniz9336

    rmuniz9336 Well-Known Member

    There's only one problem I have with really expensive guns, and that's they're a little bit like owning an expensive sports car. You love looking at them, you love polishing them up, but to go out an actually drive it everyday!

    I've a few expensive guns, but they aren't my first choice to head out to the range with and just have fun. Need an example. I've a copy of the Rifle that Tom Selleck used in "Quigley Down Under". I can count on both hands the number of rounds I've fired out of it. It's for pretty and drooling over.

    Now my Hi-Point carbine, we're almost into five digit figures for the number of rounds I've fired out of it.
  20. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    I kinda agree, I do want an SR1911, but I really love my RIA 1911 A2. There is something about 14 rounds of 45 that appeals to me. That and I shoot it well.
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