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Things I need to round out the weapons collection and bang sticks. I’ll add to it as I see stuff I like. I’ve added prices for my own amusement though I know they will go up and down. Some I’ve included descriptions and comments that I pulled from an earlier post on the subject

Colt 1911Government Model .45 ACP – $843 A classic that everyone should own, and besides, it would go well with the Tommy gun down lower on the list.

Sig Sauer 1911 Nitron Rail – $809  Really want a 1911 and I love the look and the finish of the Nitron.  The rail might not ever get used, but I like having the option.

Sig Sauer P226 – $609 This is for the practical carry. Good pistol, reasonable price and a 10 round magazine (15 in states that have gun laws that are sane) for 9mm ammo. Would just need my CCP and I would be set.

Sig Sauer P229 – $609 I’d go for two of these in .357 SIG and use it as another CCP :D

Sig Sauer P290 –  $633 – Small and easy to conceal 9mm with a 7 round magazine.

Browning Hi-Power 9mm – This is my very first pistol. A 1976 Belgium made Browning with tangent sights. Named it “Spirit”.

Browning Hi-Power 9mm $999 This one will just be bringing a modern version into the fold of Browning pistols.

Nighthawk Custom T3 .45 stainless – $2899

Kimber Pro TLE/RL II .45 ACP – $1197

Smith and Wesson Model 29 – $1240

Smith and Wesson Model 60 – $853

Smith and Wesson 686 – $909

Walther PPS – $713

Puma Westerner Color Case Hardened – $529

1858 New Army .44 Caliber Pistol – Replaced by the Colt .45 Army Revolver my dad just gave to my wife.

Rugar Redhawk .44 Mag – $887

Smith & Wesson Model 27 .357 – $1161 One of the first pistols I shot was my dad’s 27.

Smith & Wesson Model 500 – $1485 It’s a .50 cal MAGNUM!!! What other reason do you need?


Model Old West 1878 Shotgun – $449 Perfect shotgun for quick defense. Easy to modify the barrel length if you need to, and not very expensive at all. Plus, if you are a really bad shot you can do the same trick that John Wayne did in ‘El Dorado’ and cut it down so it’s almost pistol length. Sure, you won’t have much range, but you sure as heck won’t miss either. “Ride boldly, ride” indeed.

Model 1887 Lever Action Shotgun $559.95

Remington 870 Express Pump Shotgun 12G – ($450) Purchased 2-15-09. Name: Bruce Now this is the real home defense shotgun. Nice length for indoor or outdoor encounters and a good feed capacity. Also, there is no quicker way to get someone to crap themselves than by racking a round into a pump action – that is a sound that has no comparison.

Remington 870 Express Pump Shotgun 20G – Scratch this on off the list. While visiting home Dad gave us this instead and the wife fell in love with it instantly. It is a replica, but I already have a line on a real one that I am going to snag if I can.

Benelli M4 Auto Shotgun – $1699 Nice combat shotgun

Saiga 12$535 inexpensive with a good magazine capacity and very customizable. Dang good value for the dollar

Kel Tec KSG$629 – Just like the way this one looks, but I’ll wait till it actually works before wanting to really by it.


Rugar 10/22 with Tech Sights– $306 A good target rifle so you can shoot without spending a dollar a round.

M -1886 Rifle Model 86 .45-70 – $1399 Because you should always have the option of being able to reach out and touch someone.

Shiloh Sharps 1874 Buffalo Rifle – $3298

Thompson Short Barrel Carbine – $2053 Yep, they still make them and they are still cool. Sure, they aren’t as accurate as the newer H&K MP5 sub-machine guns or even the military M4 rifle, but that’s OK because I want either of those two bad boys as well. Can you guess which items on my list I’ll probably never be able to get??

Winchester Model 1892 Short – $1069 “It is considered by many as the smoothest, most compact, handiest and most beautiful lever action ever offered by Winchester.” Damn straight, Skippy!

SCAR 17S – $2099 I just like the way this one looks, and it shoots the right caliber.

Bushmaster ACR – $3061 Multi caliber capability from 223, 5.56 or 6.8mm. NICE!

Remington 700 – $1150 This one is for the wife. She’s wanting to get into long range shooting.

Barrett Model 82A1 with BORS scope – $11,669* This would probably end up in her hands too since she’s a better distance shot than I am.


Benchmade 580S– Purchased 10-8-09 – We got both knives to celebrate our anniversary. Who says romance is dead

Benchmade 585S – Purchased 10-8-09. This one’s for the wife.

Ka-Bar Becker BK9$72.89 This is the knife for the full survival kit.  Good general purpose heavy duty knife

Ka-Bar Becker BK2 –  $58.42  This is the one for jobs that would require a smaller blade

Ghurka Khukri knife – $32 Have one, Purchased: 06-1983 . Need two more.

Khukri American Eagle “Freedom” knife – $74.99 Even in Nepal the understand what WE stand for. Do want!

Khukri “Modern Craft” – $54.99 Modern version of the classic.

Bowie Knife – Got one as a Christmas present many years ago.

British Commando Knife – Had one since about 1983. Amazing how sharp it stays.

Klingon ‘Pheonix’ Knife – Another gift, but amazing how nicely this one keeps its edge and is a sweet knife to throw

Throwing Knife – Got a bunch of these

Gerber TACII knife – not made anymore, but I got mine back in 87

Hatchet – Doesn’t everyone have one??

Pudao – $229 My favorite weapon from my days in Kung Fu. It may not be practical at all (like say, a bullwhip) but it’s a heck of a lot of fun. The name means ‘horse cutter’, it was used by Chinese infantry to take out cavalry by cutting the horse out from under the rider.

Zaitoichi sword – $759 For the Gumdo geek in me. A real katana style blade will cost thousands so until I am rich, this one will do. It was what we used in my Gumdo classes and it’s balanced nice and keeps a great edge. I unfortunately had to sell my last one when I was poorer than I am now.

Banshee Cutting Blade – $149 perfect blade for machete style of work, want two – on for me, one for her.

Ranger sword – It appeals to the D&D geek in me. Don’t judge me.

12′ Kangaroo hide bullwhip – Given a 8′ snake whip 12-25-08, I like it :D

Bo Staff – Purchased 01-1989. Red Oak Tapered Bo

Jo Staff – Purchased 1982

Total Cost – $47,780 without tax. Yes, this is all MSRP so I know I can probably get them for less, but it’s still a good yardstick to go by. Guess I need to collect more aluminum cans to recycle.

Total Spent so far – $450 I’m not going to count items I already had at the beginning of this since I don’t really remember how much most of it cost.

* It’s a wish list so I can include silly crap like this


Due to the fact that I have friends who point out when I forget shit that should have been included, now I have to update the list. Thank you so very much, Mr. un-named friend!.

Grenades – Now technically I could leave this off because the only kind you can probably purchase out there are smoke grenades. but lets face it, grenades are the perfect solution to almost any home invader problem you might have.

Ten guys break in downstairs intent on visiting all kinds of criminal violations upon your person. One grenade over the stair rail and problem is solved (except for redecorating)

As Jayne Cobb said in Serenity as they had a ton of Reevers coming down on them hard “Gee, It’d be nice if we had some GRENADES!”