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So i was wondering say you're in the shop and browsing what is the first thing that draws your attention when looking at a gun.

i have to be honest. when im just browsing for nothing in particular the first thing that draws my attention is price.. followed by vain looks.


i don't buy guns solely on price and looks but it's the first thing to grab my attention.

How about you?
 

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I don't know why but looks grab me first. If I like the look I will check the price. If the price is within budget I check fit and finish.
 

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The size of the hole in end where the smoke comes out.
 

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I am a broke, cheap old SOB! I look at what appeals to my budget, compared to what I might want. The only exception to that was THE JUDGE! I just loved the look from the first time I saw it til I bought it.
 

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Looks always get my second looks.
 

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first I look at the quality of the gun. Inspect the fit and finish and then decide if the gun is worth the money. Whiles looks are a consideration, they aren't the alpha and omega of my purchasing decision.
 

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Easy answer: Whether it's a long gun or a shot gun. Whether it's a revolver or a semi-auto.

Testosterone answer: How big the hole is at the end of the barrel. A 6 gauge shotgun fills this need nicely.

Romance novel answer: Whether it is a thing of beauty. I mean in the sense it has graceful lines, everything is proportioned correctly and it has a hint of something extra. Not overt, but subtly extra like a bit of scroll work or gold accents. There is something hard to quantify about a mechanical thing that shares the duality of being beautiful and destructive, like a woman that you would give up everything you had worked for your entire life just to be with her because she is so beautiful. You know you want her, but you can't afford the price you would have to pay. The memory of her will linger with you forever. I have seen such guns.
 

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Timinator pretty much covered it for me. Although looks and design are about the same for me.
 

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VegasGuy said:
Romance novel answer: Whether it is a thing of beauty. I mean in the sense it has graceful lines, everything is proportioned correctly and it has a hint of something extra. Not overt, but subtly extra like a bit of scroll work or gold accents. There is something hard to quantify about a mechanical thing that shares the duality of being beautiful and destructive, like a woman that you would give up everything you had worked for your entire life just to be with her because she is so beautiful. You know you want her, but you can't afford the price you would have to pay. The memory of her will linger with you forever. I have seen such guns.
I've seen such women.......
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price, then it depends on my interest, i like to buy, shoot, then choose keep or resell. most of my guns come and go so i try to buy at a price that i can resell at. i regularly buy a used gun at a show take it home shoot it and sell it within a month. most of my "keepers" i stumble across that way.

i bought a .280 once because the price was right, had no intentions of keeping it. when the first 5 rounds all touched each other at 100yds, it quickly turned into a keeper.
 

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I always look to see which way it's pointed first

But seriously folks, I fell in love with the looks of my "wife's" Model 85 blue with gold accents and wood looking grips.

My PT145 I like because it fits my hand and is enough for protection against smaller animals and bigger villains.

I like to look but what draws my attentio first is what do I need. Next thing I will need is a big bear gun. But not for a little while.
 

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handgun wise:

Mag capacity, followed by looks, make, reliability......

caliber does not really grap my attention, because you can pretty much get any caliber in whatever make you select.
 

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If it's loaded!
 

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If a gun looks good and the company has a good reputation and the price is right, than this is a no brainer. Do I need it? Probably not. But I want to need it. If it is a nice looking gun my wife will be more likely to shoot it too.
 
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