But here's the thing: most of my choices are boring. This is due mostly to the fact that I am still new to the hobby, and while grognards like Tam and Robb have completed their arsenals and are merely looking for collector's pieces, I haven't finished my essentials list.
1) Glock 26. This has less to do with any belief that polymer pistols from Austria are better, and more to do with the fact that because they are so numerous, prices for ammunition and magazines are going to be low. And since my Kel-Tec also eats 9mm Glock magazines, I can feed & maintain two firearms for the price of one. It is for logistical simplicity that I want a Glock rather than a cheaper 9mm with incompatible magazines.
2) Addendum to above: not truly a gun but an accessory to it, this li'l doodad makes me all tingly down below:
The ability to fire 100 rounds without reloading? And will fit both my carbine and pistol of desire? Oh yes please.
3) Kel-Tec KSG. 12 gauge. Twice the ammo capacity of a traditional pump shotgun. Dual tubes mean I can load one side with buckshot and the other side with slugs, birdshot, or whatever else I want for maximum versatility. It's a bullpup design so it's very, very short. And it comes with top and bottom picatinny rails. Plus it looks hella sci-fi.
4) Kel-Tec PMR-30. Yes, it's a pistol that shoots .22 magnum. It's small, it's light, it's easily concealable, and the recoil is negligible which means faster target reacquisition. Plus, it has a thirty round magazine. High capacity plus low recoil makes it ideal as a CCW for either myself or my septuagenarian mother.
5) Kel-Tec RFB. It probably says horrible things about my character that a majority of guns on my list are from Kel-Tec, but they're a Florida-based company, so I'm supporting my state economy. Also, they seem to understand what I want in a firearm. This baby also looks sci-fi, is another short bullpup, and fires a 7.62 NATO round -- which is almost the same thing as .308 Winchester, and because this is a civilian rifle the two are interchangeable (unless I am greatly mistaken, in which case please let me know!)
6) AK-47 or SKS. Because I am a fan of Russian durability, and there are hundreds of millions of rifles in the world that use this same round. Also, there are tons of accessory options for either of them.
Looking at this list, one can certainly see a theme developing:
- I like short guns because I am a short person.
- I may not be a size (caliber) queen but I am definitely an ammo capacity junkie. More is always better.
- I like the ability to accesorize. Lots of rail mounts for me, please.
- I like simple and rugged, because I don't trust myself not to be an incompetent klutz.
So with all said, I'm going to break those rules and show you my last object of desire: the Alaskan Co-Pilot.
|I don't know who she is, but I want her to play me in the TV movie about my life.|
I want all of these firearms, but the Alaskan there is the only one which has elicited from me a deep, longing lust. I have a term for this: getting a gunboner.