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I have been saving up for a custom 1911 ( Wilson, Les Baer, Nighthawk etc). I had even fallen in love with some of the ones offered ( ie: Wilson's Hackathorn special, Nighthawk's Falcon etc). However, i read about Biden's proposed gun control legislation ( tax of $200 per year on semi autos and magazines); and I shelved my plans. I don't want to have turn in my guns to an oppressive government. Should I have shelved my plans?
 

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A couple of things, firstly the guns you listed aren’t custom 1911’s they are semi customs. Wilson makes great guns but there’s a difference between custom & semi custom.

Second Biden hasn’t been elected yet. Let’s hope he never is, for many reasons.

Third even if elected there’s a long road between campaign promises and law.

Fourth, does that mean you are only going to own or buy revolvers then? Think about how many manufacturers and semi auto handguns are out there today, you really think Biden’s bs will fly?

Go buy the gun you want now.


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Gun sales are booming, including handguns. A lot of people out there aren't too concerned about any candidates campaign promises to tax or confiscate privately owned guns.
 

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Certainly anything is possible in this area. But as mentioned above, it's a long way away, if it comes to pass. Frankly, in the long run, I see gun ownership in the US getting more difficult and restricted.

Here's my assessment of weighing the decision to spend $XX for any gun. With the exception of one or two basic self-defense weapons, most guns are discretionary hobby spending. Certainly a boutique $3-7K 1911 is a discretionary purchase. For self-defense, modern production pistols have proven reliable for that job. So, like any discretionary hobby, If you can't afford the total loss of the cost, you're shopping over your means.
 

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I get what the OP is saying. He does not want to spend the money on something that could be a walmart gift card come november. Totally makes sense as these are strange times. I have put off major(non gun) purchases until things settle down.

If I had a crystal ball I could give a better answer.
 

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Hope is not a plan! Educate yourself on the issues and vote. As far as your initial question is concerned... I too have thought that way many times over the years for the same pending reasons. I've lost out because of it. I think you should purchase your dream pistol and enjoy it. We're only here for a short time. :)
 

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Get what you want and can afford. OBiden can’t remember what state he’s in or who his wife is nevermind some commie tax plan he said so he can ‘smell” AOC’s hair..;)
 

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Go ahead and buy your pistol, a man could go mad pondering all the "what ifs" in the world.

The frog is being boiled, but they are boiling it slowly. I don't think your 1911 will be heavily taxed or banned for many years, but I could be very and sadly wrong.

Citizens with private arms are going down the path of dinosaurs, never mind the little bumps in our favor that happen along the way. Enjoy them while you can, 50 years from now I expect most of the privately owned firearms in the US will be gone.

I'll be long dead by then.
 

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I get what the OP is saying. He does not want to spend the money on something that could be a walmart gift card come november. Totally makes sense as these are strange times. I have put off major(non gun) purchases until things settle down.

If I had a crystal ball I could give a better answer.
It's not rationally plausable that gun legislation the OP mentioned will occur in the next couple years. Lawmaking is the job of Congress. As long as the Republicans hold a majority in the Senate, it is highly unlikely a high condition secondhand luxury 1911 will be worthless.

IMO, He should buy what he wants and can afford.

But, he should know, in general, buying new guns is a money pit. Before all you guys that sold guns for more than you bought them start bashing me, I did say "in general" and "new". If you are making money buying new guns and selling them (above and beyond inflation), you are part of the exception. There are very few true investment guns that rival traditional investments and I can't think of any boutique 1911s that meet that criteria.
 

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Remember first they will go after those evil black rifle which will take a while with many issues. Then a lot can happen. You could privately sell your gun. You could lose it. It could be stolen. It could be lost when you send it for repairs. You could drop it in the forest running from a bear. It could fall overboard while you are fishing. A rioter could take it. It could be taken from your car while dining in a restaurant that does not allow guns.
 

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I have been saving up for a custom 1911 ( Wilson, Les Baer, Nighthawk etc). I had even fallen in love with some of the ones offered ( ie: Wilson's Hackathorn special, Nighthawk's Falcon etc). However, i read about Biden's proposed gun control legislation ( tax of $200 per year on semi autos and magazines); and I shelved my plans. I don't want to have turn in my guns to an oppressive government. Should I have shelved my plans?
It would not be $200 per year. The plan would be to roll them into the NFA. It would be a $200 tax stamp.

An idea that I suspect would be DOA as most people would say screw it.
 

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A couple of things, firstly the guns you listed aren’t custom 1911’s they are semi customs. Wilson makes great guns but there’s a difference between custom & semi custom.

Second Biden hasn’t been elected yet. Let’s hope he never is, for many reasons.

Third even if elected there’s a long road between campaign promises and law.

Fourth, does that mean you are only going to own or buy revolvers then? Think about how many manufacturers and semi auto handguns are out there today, you really think Biden’s bs will fly?

Go buy the gun you want now.


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Let's not get pedantic about semantics on custom and semi custom.
If the demorats take the senate and the house that road is very short.
Do you really think that Biden and crew give a tinker's damn about the manufacturers? They want to repeal any protection for liability of gun manufacturers already. Disarming the population is their holy grail and necessary for the soviet socialist government they want to install. Look at his tax plans.
 

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Let's not get pedantic about semantics on custom and semi custom.

If the demorats take the senate and the house that road is very short.

Do you really think that Biden and crew give a tinker's damn about the manufacturers? They want to repeal any protection for liability of gun manufacturers already. Disarming the population is their holy grail and necessary for the soviet socialist government they want to install. Look at his tax plans.


Biden and others have a long list of wants but they aren’t going to get there in 4 years & they aren’t taxing all handguns or confiscating them in the next 4 years. If everything goes to hell politically and they have their way as others have said they will go for the black rifles & any magazine over 10 rounds first. I’d be more worried about buying a 2011 or polymer gun that accepts higher capacity magazines than worry about a semi custom or other 1911.


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Please don’t live in fear of our government, what it may, or may not do and most importantly, what political hacks espouse.

Buy your gun OP...live your life...enjoy shooting the snot out of it:rock:

I live in a state that is the epitome of stupid, the political correctness Capital and politicians With big mouths, no brains and that pander endlessly.

I just go about living my life the way I deem appropriate.

I hope you enjoy your new shooter...
 

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Be The Viking!

I have a few NFA items, obviously the govt knows about them, because they’re registered.

However, the govt isn’t aware of any other firearms that I might own, nor are they entitled to know, as they were all purchased under compliance of current laws, which doesn’t require govt disclosure. Any future govt attempts to suggest otherwise, will be ignored, because it’s simply none of their business.

Now, if the govt later decides to enforce NFA ownership restrictions for all semi auto firearms, then I’d certainly comply if it’s a firearm that I really want to purchase at the time. But, if they expect to gain knowledge of all previously owned firearms prior to the implementation of the new law, then they’re are just plain sol.

To the OP’s dilemma, I’m of the opinion that NOW is the best time to buy the firearm you desire, especially if you have the financial means to do so. Buy it now under current ownership laws, then determine your own disclosure compliance should future laws dictate.
 

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I am amazed at the instant surrender mentality and lack of understanding of a citizen's duty I see here. And the worry about Money - instead of Rights.

There is a school of thought that when any agents of the Government come for the Citizens Guns, they are violating the plain meaning of the US Constitution. Such a Government, and any Laws written against the Constitution, is illegitimate, and does not need to be obeyed, but resisted, by any means necessary. If you study the legal history of the Second Amendment you will find that the only "ARMS" protected by it are military type arms - not sporting goods. The citizens of the US are allowed by the Second Amendment to "keep and bear" - own and carry - Weapons "of the type in common use at the time" (ARs/semi high cap pistols). This is not about Duck Hunting, kids - but fighting a corrupt, dictatorial government. That's what it is there for.

Any policeman or soldier who participates in a firearms confiscation is also violating HIS Oath and sworn Duty to the Constitution - and has become an enemy of freedom and the People. Both police and military should flatly refuse to enforce any such law. And citizens should refuse to comply, and demand their Rights be respected.

The Second Amendment was written with Tyrants in mind, for just such a day, and just such a Politician, as Biden and the Liberal/Progressive Democrats. That is what it is there for. To actively resist the taking of our Rights. Just as the Founders Generation did at Concord Bridge. Unless we are all cowards.

Your choice is to surrender your Rights and the only safety you can count on from the MOB (have you been watching TV lately??) or to be a CITIZEN and exercise your Right of Resistance to Tyranny. Now is the time to decide if you are a citizen, or a happy but weak subject who is willing to learn to "Do What You Are Told".

Those of you eager to comply with unConstitutional laws are failing all the men and women who fought to give you Your Rights and Freedoms. Once you are disarmed - you will lose the rest of your Freedoms, as well.

But if every gun owner in America says "NO" and it is obvious the cost is too great, "They" will have to back down. Your call - Freedom, or throw it away because you have become too soft, comfortable and weak to do what your forefathers did. Perhaps they were better men - although, when it matters, I hope not. CC
 

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^^^

+1911 x 1,000 Col. Colt

One of the best posts ever (and you've made a number of those).:rock:
 

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OMG, I’m gonna stop buying guns right now so that I don’t have to surrender my guns to Biden’s goons. Better yet, just let me wholesale my entire current stash so that Chairman Joe would be happy with me.
 
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