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I've had an avid interest in firearms for quite some time, but it was only recently that I started to put forth serious effort into the hobby. The first firearm I purchased was a Mossberg 500, I proceeded to buy and install all manner of accessories to it. I know in most circles the ideal first firearm would be something like a Ruger 10/22, but the timing was not favorable, my interest in firearms had been piqued during the 2013 gun control scare. All of a sudden anything that wasn't a fudd gun was experiencing a sudden rise in price. A 12ga shotgun was still reasonably priced, the ammo for it was still readily available and priced normally. I remember seeing 500 round bricks of .22LR commanding outrageous prices (I still see some online vendors charging north of $50 for bulk .22).

That being said, I still wouldn't have changed a thing, I've learned to appreciate the versatility of a good 12ga shotgun. With respect to the subsequent firearms I've purchased, I can at least say that going through numerous boxes of 12ga slug have left me numb to the recoil of everything else I have bought so far.
 

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You too, Ed?

My first firearm was also a 12 gauge field model Mossberg 500. But living in New York City at the time, my options were limited, so was my knowledge, and I simply went with what I was led to believe was the best option. And to the uninitiated and scared, nothing beats a 12 gauge shotgun. This wasn't too long after September 11th happened, so I had good damn reason to be scared at the time.
 
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Awesome a fellow shotgunner! It's a bit ironic now, I've ramped up on firearms purchases recently. I was able to pick up my first AR15 for $500 (I hear it could be had for as low as $449). Ammo is also quite plentiful and easily restocked. I know though that its only because right now its a buyer's market, I was a bit saddened to hear that a lot of the big manufacturers either have or may start layoffs.
 

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No way, this has got to be a joke, right? A presentation grade Saiga? Such a thing actually, legitimately exists?
 
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