I have been thinking about this for awhile. Sort of want to run it by you folks, also I just can't think of anything else to write. So here we go.
Between selling the Glock .40 and some saving I have a pretty decent wad of cash saved up. I can throw a hundred bucks at this or fifty at that pretty easy but big amounts of cash are pretty rare and I want to do this right.
I have $1,100 for this purchase.
First and foremost I am going to get enough 9mm Glock magazines to get me to the comfortable happy place. I will get 10 normal full capacity and three of the big 33rders because well they could be useful and might go up significantly in value. This will cost $300 or a shade more. I put this first for a couple reasons. First of all the stuff I am going to list evil high capacity assault weapons magazines have the most chance of a radical (and maybe permenant) spike in price. Second I may never need any spare parts but I know that as a Glock shooter I will find a use for mags. That takes us to $800ish.
Now it is time to get cracking on spare parts. I have put this off for way too long and want to be able to take a big jump toward keeping my guns running for the unforeseeable future. Having a couple dollar part sideline a several hundred dollar weapon for which I have taken the time and expense to stash a good amount of ammo would be a real waste.
First and foremost I need to secure AR parts. I am quite comfortable with this platform and have plenty of bullets for it. This kit seems pretty good to me and with a spare buttstock and pistol grip and a few other goodies and a broken shell extractor. Figure $300 will be plenty for this platform. Leaves us with $500ish.
Now to the Glock 9mm. Commander Zero wrote about this topic and well he knows guns and Glocks. Figure I can probably get a good stash of Glock parts for $200 or so. Leaves $300 to work with.
Now for the Remington 870. A field repair kit is always a good start and I will throw a few spare springs (w/ followers) in to boot. Can't see myself breaking anything on this gun and certainly not anything aside the stuff I mentioned. [When I have a couple of these I will get at least one spare stock but the thing is heavy wood and I've never come close to breaking a stock. ] Call that $100 to keep the math easy. So we are at $200ish now.
Things get a little bit muckier. First of all I would really need to see where I am at cash wise as my math was pretty approximate. Second of all my priorities become less clear. I am somewhat inclined to put some remaining funds I have toward Mossberg 500 parts. Don't plan to get another Mossberg but they are not bad guns and it was the first gun I ever owned so it does have a soft spot. Assuming my math is halfway accurate I would be able to get it pretty taken care of and then probably have some left over to pick up a due dad or a widget or three.
Then again a friend noted that I should get some mag springs for the Glock. I am definitely planning to do that but it may be another purchase for another day. I have a reasonable stash of mags and don't keep more than 3-4 loaded at any point in time so it is not a hugely pressing concern. However certainly mag springs and followers are something I should just throw a C note at for peace of mind. Come to think of it doing that for both the Glock 9mm and AR would probably be wise.
After making (more or less) this purchase I will still have a long way to go in spare parts. Possibly the Mossberg, the 1911 and my surplus rifles will need some loving too but with the bulk of my spare parts (at least for current armory levels) needs met it will be easy enough to finish up over time in a more gradual way.
Thoughts? Did I miss anything? Parts I should get but didn't list, mistaken priorities?
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