Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Big Dave2

What's the next gun you're going to buy?

Recommended Posts

For those of us who are gun owners it seems we are always looking at guns and salivating over the "next" gun we want to get our hands on.

What is that "next" gun for you?

For me, I don't have a lot of guns and I'm usually very practically minded when it comes to guns. I'm usually after something to do a specific job like an over-under for grouse or a rifle for deer but with growing sentiment for gun control laws in this country and state, I am considering something a bit less practical before it is too late. I know everyone now days wants an AR-15 and I also think they are cool to look at but not that practical in my mind for the things I want to do with it. Not to mention the money a good one can cost. You can laugh at me all you want but the next firearm I purchase will probably be a Hi-Point carbine in 9mm. I know, I know, Hi-Points are cheap guns, right? But I have a Hi-Point .45 pistol and I love the thing. It's big and ugly just like me and when you pull the trigger it goes bang every time. What more could you want for a sub $150 gun. The carbines can be had for under $300. No-brainer to me.

So, what is YOUR next gun?

 

hi_point__995TS_b.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a Hi-point 9mm carbine. It's a fun gun to shoot. It goes bang when I pull the trigger. That's about all I was looking for when I bought it. I haven't shot it for a few years now though. 

 

I picked up a Savage model 12 on Black Friday in 6.5 creed. Still need to put a scope on it. It's a heavy barrel so I doubt I'll be carrying it in the woods very far but it should be a good shooter. I'm still not sure what I'll use it for but I can figure that out later. 

 

Im really not sure what's next on the list. I don't have any revolvers. I wouldn't mind having a 357. 

 

Im more of a used gun buyer so a lot of my purchases happen when I come across the right deal. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’ve always wanted a Henry Golden Boy even though I have no need for one.  I could use one in .22 for squirrels around the house but would probably buy one in .44 Mag instead.  For some reason I like the idea of a rifle that can shoot the same rounds as my hand cannon.

An actual rifle that I would use is a custom 6.5 Creedmore though if I start hunting deer west of MN again.

Of course there’s always fun stuff that can come along like this.

D47BE0B5-3B3A-492E-A910-BDB6627E802B.png.173b9e2920b4a2efa8f8d43b5b578803.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Big Dave2 said:

For those of us who are gun owners it seems we are always looking at guns and salivating over the "next" gun we want to get our hands on.

What is that "next" gun for you?

For me, I don't have a lot of guns and I'm usually very practically minded when it comes to guns. I'm usually after something to do a specific job like an over-under for grouse or a rifle for deer but with growing sentiment for gun control laws in this country and state, I am considering something a bit less practical before it is too late. I know everyone now days wants an AR-15 and I also think they are cool to look at but not that practical in my mind for the things I want to do with it. Not to mention the money a good one can cost. You can laugh at me all you want but the next firearm I purchase will probably be a Hi-Point carbine in 9mm. I know, I know, Hi-Points are cheap guns, right? But I have a Hi-Point .45 pistol and I love the thing. It's big and ugly just like me and when you pull the trigger it goes bang every time. What more could you want for a sub $150 gun. The carbines can be had for under $300. No-brainer to me.

So, what is YOUR next gun?

 

hi_point__995TS_b.jpg

Dang I just sold my .45 carbine If I would of known you wanted one I would have gave you a good deal.

If anything hi point did right it is make a good carbine.

not pictures but had a red dot on it too fun gun

 

65D5C348-7A2F-42E0-AA4E-B9E2B012819B.jpeg

Edited by ZachD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Probably a Sig 220 in stainless. I like the Sig's, but not always the price.  Maybe, just for shi** and giggles,  a Bersa Thunder to pop cans with, if I can find a cheap used one. Need a few 9mm's; want to downgrade a tad from the .40 cals.....ammo is gettin' too spendy, and the carry guns seem to be gettin' too heavy.  Only 9mm I have left is the LC9S, and it's not one of my favorites. Just tucks and hides well.....

Image result for sig p220

DSC01100 (2).JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Wanderer said:

Of course there’s always fun stuff that can come along like this.

D47BE0B5-3B3A-492E-A910-BDB6627E802B.png.173b9e2920b4a2efa8f8d43b5b578803.png

What in God's name would you need a N-Mpls gun, up where you live now? :confused:  :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, leech~~ said:

What in God's name would you need a N-Mpls gun, up where you live now? :confused:  :P

That thing shoots pop cans.

When I think of a N-MPLS gun, I think of the pistol version of BD's hi-point.  Brand new 9mm for like $120.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, bobbymalone said:

That thing shoots pop cans.

When I think of a N-MPLS gun, I think of the pistol version of BD's hi-point.  Brand new 9mm for like $120.

This would be a Hi Point N-MPLS gun:

 

hi pont dollar bill.jpg

For less than $200, this gun can be your too! :cool:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, rl_sd said:

Either a Taurus Judge or S&W Governor. I like the governor better much not sure it is worth the extra $$$

Ever tried out a Charter Arms Bulldog? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, rl_sd said:

Either a Taurus Judge or S&W Governor. I like the governor better much not sure it is worth the extra $$$

IMO, those guns are kind of a fun novelty anyway so I would have a hard time spending the $ on a S&W. I would rather buy the Taurus and another cheap gun with the same money, but that's just me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, Big Dave2 said:

That doesn't shoot .410 shells like the Judge or Governor, does it?

Nope.    .44 cal is big enough to do the job.  Even my .357 up there ^ shooting a 180 gr FMJ will punch out yer engine block.

If you pack rock salt into a .410 shell, like years ago,  does that make it an A SALT weapon? :scratch:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, RebelSS said:

Nope.    .44 cal is big enough to do the job. 

All I'm saying is that is usually the allure of those guns that shoot .45 or .410.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Big Dave2 said:

This would be a Hi Point N-MPLS gun:

 

hi pont dollar bill.jpg

For less than $200, this gun can be your too! :cool:

IF I passed the background check - right? ;)

 

5 hours ago, leech~~ said:

What in God's name would you need a N-Mpls gun, up where you live now? :confused:  :P

For tossing beers around while ice fishing of course.  Maximizes my fishing time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, RebelSS said:

Nope.    .44 cal is big enough to do the job.  Even my .357 up there ^ shooting a 180 gr FMJ will punch out yer engine block.

If you pack rock salt into a .410 shell, like years ago,  does that make it an A SALT weapon? :scratch:

Nope.... this is an A SALT gun

 

 

2 hours ago, Big Dave2 said:

All I'm saying is that is usually the allure of those guns that shoot .45 or .410.

Yup.... during fall harvest and tillage I see a lot of varmits. Would be nice to have a few 410 rounds for some coons and a 45 colt for the yotes 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now




  • Posts

    • I've always been partial to the fold down couch in the back but I'd want to have storage under it and a fold down bunk above it. One thing to keep in mind is the heater.  I know you said the current heater stays for this season and maybe next but if you're doing work on the layout now you should probably plan for the new heater now even if its not going in for a year or two.  You'd hate to do all this work adjusting the layout only to find out you should have done something differently to accommodate the new heater. 
    • If mine,  I would add those drop down bunks and some pedestal boat seats.  With a smaller house like that I would want as much open area as possible.  I think those big couch/sofas take too much room.  You can always drop the bunk and take a snooze without taking up floor fishing space.  Just some thoughts.......
    • I tried a glass of a buddy's Templeton Rye last night and was impressed. I'm not big of Rye's but this one was very smooth. I can't say I'd ever buy a bottle but someone else's booze is always up near the top of the list of my favorites. I still prefer the $15 Trader Joe's bourbon though. 
    • I didn't figure anyone at cabelas would be any help. I have scoured the gun and haven't ever been able to find any markings of any kind. I forgot to mention in the previous post that it's a 16 gauge.  If nothing else, it'll look cool hanging over my basement bar. 
    • Ha I remember showing ya a thing or 2!!! Not sure where your son got his fishin prowess from though! Yea well!! oh I changed my poopy pants!
    • I can't see the pics?
    • You might be better off trying to do some research on your own on the old shotgun. I think it would be a waste of time taking it to Cabela's since most of the folks  who work there now think  any gun made before 1970 is an antique. The gun surely is made in Europe and might have originated in one of the English or Belgian or even German "guild" shops, little outfits that cranked out inexpensive guns that did not even bear maker's names since they were made by a "bunch" of guys. Your best bet would be to trace or photograph the proof marks and go from there.  That is,  I'm assuming it has proof marks :).
    • For an exciting adventure in shooting grab an old "trapdoor" Springfield and rattle off a few rounds of 45-70 or 45-90.  If you're of skinny build and little weight it'll give you a THUMP you'll remember!   Perfect deer cartridge for MN though since that big ol' bullet will go churning through the brush like a D-8 Cat until it hit's it's target. Have been around the old '94 30-30 since way back when and while it is handy it is not that accurate and lacks the knock-down power of many, many of today's rounds. But if you just have to have one as I always say, it''s your money. Keep in mind you can buy the .35 Remington in a pump action,   which a lot of MN duck hunters find easy to use come deer season.
    • I have an old Damascus barreled shotgun that was passed on to me by my grandpa. The story I have always heard and been told is that it was brought over from Denmark by my great grandfather in 1915. It has no markings indicating where it was made or anything else that I could use to figure out some history on the gun. It is a pin fire and has a stag carved into the underside of the stock. Anyone have any ideas on where I could find any info on this? I had thought about bringing it to Cabelas and see if they knew anything about it. I'm not concerned about the value. I'd just like to know a little more about it or even get pointed in the right direction. 
    • I like the .30-.30 because of availability and affordability of the ammo but I think the .35 Remington may be a better overall round. I don't know anything about the .45-70 Gov. though.
  • Our Sponsors