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FINALLY Purchasing a Gun

Posted by mikenopolis on January 29, 2014

After many years of wanting to own my own firearm instead of tagging along with friends who have guns. I have finally pulled the trigger (pun intended) and made my first purchase. I do not have my new toy in my hands yet because I’m a resident of California where we have to wait 10 days to pick it up, where we are only allowed to have a maximum of 10 rounds in our magazines. I’m now on day 5 and it feels like the longest 5 days ever!

I’ve always been into guns but never serious about getting into real firearms because of the cost. I have had dozens of BB guns and pellet guns in my time. I even have a few airsoft guns so I can fool around inside the house. But nothing really beats the feel, weight and power of a real gun.

What did I get? I went with a H&K MP5 A5 22LR rimfire rifle (Item No. 2245260). Before you get all angry and tell me that a .22 is not a real man’s gun or that it has no stopping power. I will just say “I know, I know!”. I’m not proud that I got a .22, but I am really just looking for something to plink with and I need it to be cheap. I’m not a wasteful person, so in my mind when the gun goes bang, I’m thinking about how much money I just shot out the barrel. I literally want more bang for my buck and since .22LR ammos are cheap it seems like the best choice. As far as stopping power, this gun and any others I may pick up in the future will be so locked up that I would have no chance of using it for a home defense situation.

I have always wanted the MP5, I don’t remember where I first saw it, but this was a gun I’ve always wanted because as a kid, it was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. Sadly I cannot get a 9mm version since I like the look more than the caliber. I’m definitely the form over function when it comes to guns. This one is made by Carl Walther under full H&K license, I assume H&K needs to approve it for the sake of their reputation, from the reviews I’ve seen, this is a pretty well made piece.

There are a few more guns that I would like to own:

H&K 416 D145RS (Item No. 2245210)¬†also chambered in .22 LR – Once again, for the look. I would also like to get a few handguns in the future, Beretta F92 or M9 (9mm), a 1911 of some kind (.45 ACP), either a Glock 17 or 19 (9mm), maybe a H&K USP (9mm). Will I ever get a rifle that shoots anything other than .22? I don’t know, it seems like too much of a commitment to shoot out like $1 at a time.

EDIT: I just read about the Hi-Point .45 ACP. It goes for about $150-$180 and has a LIFETIME warranty with no questions asked. I think that will be the first pistol I’ll pick up. Can’t go too wrong with that kind of warranty, unless the company shuts down that is.

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