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    Default Advice for Beginners First Gun(s) on a Budget.

    Just as the title says, I'm looking for an advice for a budget minded gun arsenal. After a long time of saving money and research, I narrowed my selection to these firearms:
    1. Mossberg Patriot .308 WIN w/ Scope ($320)
    2. Mossberg 88 Security 12 gauge ($190)
    3. EAA Witness 9mm {Small frame, Polymer} ($276.99)
    4. Palmetto State Armory AR-15 {Lower and upper receiver bought separately, plus 10% discount} ($381.98)


    I can add a 5th gun (wild card) to this small arsenal: I was eying on the ATI FX45 ($360, sometimes I found them for $320) or a Taurus PT92 ($380, but its the most expensive that i could snuggly fit in my budget)

    My total budget for Firearms only would be $1,500-$1,550. I thought of adding a 22lr somewhere here, but I'm not a fan of that caliber (shot my cousin's 10/22 at his property), and I don't find good use for it where I live.

    Is this a good starting arsenal? Should I remove or change some of my selections? And what would you guys recommend for the Wild card (preferably, under $400)?


    ​EDIT: I made a major grammar mistake on this thread. Sorry for any inconvenience.
    Last edited by Wardemigod; 11-03-2018 at 03:06 PM. Reason: Instead of a gun arsenal, I meant first gun purchase/possession.

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    Looks good to me. And you can't go wrong adding a 1911. I bought 1 1911 and got hooked. Now i have 6 1911's lol.
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    if that what works for you....and you want all of them right now......then go for it.......you have no one to please but yourself.

    my suggestion is that if you limit all guns combined into one budget, then you are seriously limiting the field dollar-wise. I would suggest parring the number back to 2 or three guns which will significantly broaden your choices as you can spend a bit more on each. Then a year or so later add to the collection.
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    @CoalCracker
    Speaking about 1911, what is your opinion on the ATI FX45? Heard mixed reviews about it, but not sure if it would be good addition to my collection.

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    Well i just got my 1st ATI. It's used. So far all it needs is a recoil spring. There wear items so no big deal. It did shoot well despite. And they gave a great warranty. Im more partial to RIA. They are step above ATI. And they have great service too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deputy View Post
    if that what works for you....and you want all of them right now......then go for it.......you have no one to please but yourself.

    my suggestion is that if you limit all guns combined into one budget, then you are seriously limiting the field dollar-wise. I would suggest parring the number back to 2 or three guns which will significantly broaden your choices as you can spend a bit more on each. Then a year or so later add to the collection.
    Thank you, I may start to consider selecting 3 firearms. Would a Patriot-Witness-AR15 combo be a wise choice? Whats your opinion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coalcracker View Post
    Well i just got my 1st ATI. It's used. So far all it needs is a recoil spring. There wear items so no big deal. It did shoot well despite. And they gave a great warranty. Im more partial to RIA. They are step above ATI. And they have great service too.
    What type did you got (Military, G.I., etc), and what type of mags do they use?

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    You want an arsenal or a collection? You could join the military and get a free arsenal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Square target View Post
    You want an arsenal or a collection? You could join the military and get a free arsenal.
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    To be precise, you could call the first 4 guns as part of an arsenal: Patriot for hunting, 88 against bears, EAA for carry, and AR15 for home defense. For the 5th gun (wild card), its more for personal collection, like an entry level 1911.

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    The one i got is a tactical model. Better sights and a rail and threaded barrel. It came with a 7 round factory mag and a 8 round wilson combat mag.

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