I definitely wouldn’t have made several of my early purchases.
My first handgun was a .40 instead of a 9mm. I waited too long to get a .22lr. I bought a .22lr that I didn’t like and sold. I probably should have bought my 6.5 Creedmoor in a different order and/or spent less money on it. I LOVE that rifle, but I probably would have been better off with something different.
I also wish I went to more classes earlier on. I would be better than I currently am.
EDC pistol - minimum 9mm
Pump .22 LR rifle
Double barrel 20 gauge shotgun
Deer rifle - currently rubbing and purring up against my .260 Rem bolt-action.
After that it’s for fun.
Scoped .22 LR rifle.
Then some more pistols.
I probably wouldn’t repeat the mil-surp rifles because they’re just too damn expensive now (ammo for them as well) so I would next go with a heavy-barrel varmint rig. The .224 Valkyrie is looking good. I might even break down for a MSR . . . maybe.
If I hunted waterfowl I probably would have gone with a pump or semi 12 ga second.
I don’t have a collection. I just wish I was “woke” years ago when I was young, and I would have started a collection back then.
I would probably have a nice AK somewhere. Or two. Or three. I priced them yesterday. Ouch.
And maybe even a few AR-15s.
I also wouldn’t have the 1911 or that revolver.
I may have found a couple of nice Nylon 66 too, at a reasonable cost, which would be nice.
So here I am, just now getting started on firearms and am years behind where I should be.
But again, just wish I was paying attention years ago and realized where this country was heading in regards to firearms. I have a lot of catching up to do.
actually I started my collection in the early 90’s so overall its not bad.
More selective about the milsurps I collected early on.
I would have bought more ak’s for 100 dollars each.
I would have bought a ton of preban stuff to resell now.
I heard on Guns n Gadgets that Cuomo is trying to ban any gun parts ordered online. Or make it to where any part you order you have to have it sent to FFL and it has to be serialized. I sure hope this is not something that starts up in other states.
Rats will be rats
The vermin governors of NJ and NY try and out do each other screwing the law abiding.
One rat screws ya and the other rat goes “good idea”
Meanwhile their filth ruins what they infest.
Sadly the scum out breeds us Patriots.
The results are inevitable.