Question of the Day: If Price Was No Object, What Gun Would You Want for Xmas?

I’ve got some expensive guns. But I like working guns; firearms that I can bang around and shoot the snot out of. (So much so I’m happy to end that sentence with a preposition.) We’ve got one of the Henrys above on T&E. I can’t wait to shoot it and, if I can recover from my Xmas spending, own. What gun would you like Santa to deliver, if St. Nick had an unlimited budget?


  1. avatar Dan in CO says:

    There you go with that Xmas nonsense again.

    1. avatar Geoff PR: says:

      Humbug for $500, Alex… 🙂

      1. avatar Dan in CO says:

        I guess you’re right Geoff. I’m alright with Christmas though.

    2. avatar Sweepy says:

      The X is an abbreviation for Chi, the first letter of the Greek word for Christ. Xmas started as an especially reverent way to refer to the holiday.

      1. avatar Guardiano says:

        You’re correct, but these days it’s usually used for a different reason. Kind of like how gay used to just mean happy.

        1. avatar John Haley says:

          Correct, and true. The X was originally inoffensive, but often taken that way now.

          ANFSCD: Why, when I click to reply, does my “reply” box appear slam at the end of all comments, rather than under the comment I hope to be recognized as replying to, and would like to be able to refer to meanwhle?? Defect!

  2. avatar M J Johnson says:

    Two Springfield Saints
    A Springfield XDM 3.8 9mm with 3 19 round magazines
    A Springfield XDS 4.0 9mm with a 9 round mag to round out the 7 and 8 round mags
    A Mossberg Flex 500

    You did say money was no object and I want more than one gun, so…

    1. avatar Ing says:

      Now that would be a good gun Xmas. X’s everywhere. My list would be exactly the same.

  3. avatar Mark N. says:

    Something bolt action for long range target shooting, in 6.5 Creedmoor, 24″ barrel, with an optic that costs as much or more than the rifle. Or maybe one of those Blasers with the exotic walnut stocks that start north of $20,000.

  4. avatar Geoff PR: says:

    A Dillon M134, of course…

    1. avatar Rick the Bear (now in NH) says:

      Good choice. Are you including a Dillon 1050 to make rounds?

      1. avatar Geoff PR: says:

        It said price no object, so throw in an ammo plant with that Dillon…

    2. avatar Vhyrus says:

      Beat me to it

  5. avatar YaDaddy says:

    Desert Tech MDR

    Oh wait…yeah the price isn’t the obstacle with that one.

  6. An Ithaca Auto Burglar 2nd model.

  7. avatar JonRen says:

    Petra or Omen

  8. avatar Hellbilly says:

    A Barrett M82A1 with a dozen mags and 1000 rounds of .50 BMG would be nice. Maybe even a Nightforce scope to top it off. You hear that, Santa?

    1. avatar M1Lou says:

      I concur!

    2. avatar Mac says:

      I’m more of an AI AX50 guy. That or a DTA HTI, with all the caliber conversions of course. Plus a pallet or two of each cartridge.

  9. avatar Cknarf says:

    I’ve always kinda wanted an M3A1.

  10. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

    If price were no object I’d probably get one of these;

    1. avatar Mad Max says:

      You have excellent taste in firearms.

      It is on my list too…

      1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

        Well it’s on my lotto list. Probably won’t be buying it otherwise.

    2. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

      Oh and I completely forgot about this bad boy. Definitely need one of these if money is no object.

      1. avatar unknown says:

        I forgot about that one too. I have seen this gun in person & it truly is beyond awesome. The one I saw was never fired, but they are thinking about it. I would want about 100k of ammo to go with; if I have something, it gets used. No safe queens.

        1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

          Yea, that .45-70 don’t come cheap either. I’ve seen them up on Gun Broker for around $50K.

        2. avatar unknown says:

          Ammo don’t either, that’s why I want the 100k rounds to go with it. The stupendous cost was the main reason they had not fired theirs, plus it was a show piece.

        3. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

          Yea, that’s what I meant – $1.50/round minimum in a $50,000 gun that shoots 800 rounds per minute. And you’d better throw in a bucket of brass polish to boot. But, no sense buying a Mercedes if you can’t even afford the gas.

        4. avatar unknown says:

          If you are foolish enough to buy a Mercedes, it’s not the gas; it’s the never ending astronomical repair bills. NO, they are not reliable. (Over 40 years experience in automotive fields has taught me that)

  11. avatar TommyJay says:

    One of those custom fine-tuned Browning Hi-Powers, or a competition CZ-75.

  12. avatar ColdNorth says:

    I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time.

    1. avatar matty 9 says:

      beat me to it?

  13. avatar Bmworld says:

    NEMO OMEN .458 Winchester Magnum

    And desert tech bolt action bull pup with all available conversations

  14. avatar Gilbert says:

    Another SIG pistol.
    Not sure which one though.
    Or a 50 Barrett – would really like one of those.

  15. avatar Jeff O. says:

    The most garish Desert Eagle in .50AE that’s available, like gold tiger stripe or similar.

  16. avatar Rick the Bear (now in NH) says:

    H&K MP5A1 (with the tax stamp)

    1. avatar JK says:

      Yes. My thoughts exactly.

  17. avatar Hellguard says:

    Anzio Ironworks Mag fed 20mm rifle and a million rounds to go with it.

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:


  18. avatar Brian says:

    Kel-Tec’s downward ejecting bullpup…

  19. avatar Todd says:

    Just a nib gen 4 Glock 19. Nothing fancy, but I can’t buy one here in the Commonwealth of MA.

  20. avatar JSS says:

    M1928 Navy Thompson Sub-MachineGun!
    Would love to do some “typewriting” or “trench-brooming”

  21. avatar Mitch from DFW says:

    SMS FG42 reproduction!

  22. avatar Jon in CO says:

    Barrett. 107A1. In grey. 29″.

    1. avatar Jon in CO says:

      On second thought, I want those Meteorite 1911’s that Cabot made. And I want to shoot them both at the same time. They look so amazing.

      1. avatar Joe Liberty says:


  23. avatar Catherine says:

    Slightly off topic: a lifetime pass to Gunsite eligible for any course at any time I can attend

    1. avatar Neverwuz says:

      Plus a Gun of The Month Club subscription

  24. avatar jwtaylor says:

    Fokks, set your sights a little higher than store bought commonality. For me, it’s a Hershel House flintlock fowler and pistol set.

    1. avatar Jeffro says:

      This site really needs button.

  25. avatar waffensammler98 says:

    An issued and camo’d up USMC M40A5 SWS.

  26. avatar mk10108 says:

    A M40 recoilless mounted on a truck to drive around downtown Sacramento, oh look the capital where anti gunner legislators infringe law abiders….

    1. avatar Chris T from KY says:


  27. avatar MiketheHopsFarmer says:

    The pistol that assassinated archduke Franz Ferdinand because of how it changed the history of the world.

  28. avatar jeremiah kindel says:

    Ma deuce extra barrels and all the ammo to feed her.

    1. avatar me says:

      I second that motion!

    2. avatar LKB says:

      +1. Beat me to it.

  29. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    — Henry BigBoy lever-action rifle in .45-70 Government
    — Henry BigBoy lever-action rifle in .44 Magnum
    — AR-10 rifle (with giggle switch)
    — 12 gauge autoloader
    — .45 long slide with laser sighting
    — phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range
    — Uzi 9mm

    1. avatar Jason A says:

      Hey! Just what you see pal!

      1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

        I was wondering how long it would take someone to recognize the last items on my list!

  30. avatar former water walker says:

    Well I’ve only been shooting about 6 years(excluding being a kid). BUT…Benelli M4, GLOCK 20/18(!), Colt Python,highend AR and who knows what…

    1. avatar Jon in CO says:

      I second the G18. If they did away with Hughes, that would be my first form 4. Ahh, maybe someday.

  31. avatar Will from Oregon says:

    Ruger precision rifle in 6.5 creedmoor with a leupold VX-6 4-24x

    1. avatar unknown says:

      That was my 1st choice. If I ever got a long range rifle, this would be it. Great choice.

  32. avatar Kendahl says:

    One gun, any price: Korth revolver.

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      Oooohhh … good call.

      1. avatar unknown says:

        Don’t know why. But to each their own.

  33. avatar YAR0892 says:

    An M256 120mm cannon with tracked carriage/turreted vehicle, fuel, spare parts, a diuble combat load, and maintenance crew.

    In short- an Abrams tank. ?

  34. avatar tdiinva (now in wisconsin) says:

    Mercedes E500. Oh wait a minute that’s not a gun!

    Springfield TRP

  35. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    Any one of:

    – One of the Parker Invincibles, just to take out of the safe, admire it, and then return it to the safe.
    – A WW Greener shotgun, one of their higher grades from before WWII, 16 20 or 28 gauge
    – A Winchester Model 12, in Pigeon grade, 28 gauge, pre-war
    – A Winchester Model 21, in Trap grade, pre-war
    – A high-grade Darne’ 12 gauge, just because they’re so cool.

    I’m an easy guy to please.

  36. avatar S.CROCK says:

    Is california law still an object? If so then I will probably take an assault Colt Python.

  37. avatar PeterC says:

    A 98% condition Webley Fosbery .455 revolver.

  38. avatar TrucksNCoffee says:

    Holland & Holland Royal Deluxe Double Rifle. Three reasons: (1) I’d like to shoot a big caliber double rifle just ’cause (but probably shouldn’t so that); (2) I could sell it in unfired condition and retire with some measure of comfort and security; and (3) it’d make for a great show-and-tell until I find a buyer.

  39. avatar GunTotinDem says:

    HK MP? in .357 Magnum. I always thought that would be a cool concept piece

  40. avatar JDC says:

    World Peace.


    The newest Arleigh Burke destroyer, with full weapons load out. I want all Tomahawks in the forward Mk 41 with 25 of them having tac nuke warheads. The other seven standard warheads. The aft Mk. 41 Conventional loadout ESSM’s, and SM-3’s, and ERAM’s.
    Aviation detachment with two 60’s.
    Full crew with pay.
    Free unlimited gas for all of the above.
    Free unlimited food for all of the above.
    Free unlimited parts and tech support.
    Free unlimited parking wherever I choose.

    1. avatar Mr. AR says:

      A “Burke” over a “Zumwalt”? Oh, you want something that doesn’t have to be towed home (and ammo at $Bazillion)!

  41. avatar NorincoJay says:

    Norinco preban Dragunov Type 79 NDM86 in 7.62x54r. For Hanukkah or Christmas will be fine 😉

  42. avatar jwm says:

    Bespoke side by side 16 bore.

  43. avatar Mr. AR says:

    Sig P210
    Whale foreskin holster
    Real ivory grips
    Fully hand engraved with 24K gold highlights.

    Winchester 73 in .44-40
    Peacemaker 73 in .44-40

    BTW, do they make a big loop lever action in .50 S&W Mag? If so, an X-Frame and matching Lever.

    1. avatar DrewR says:

      Yes, they do, I believe the company is Big Horn Arms.

    2. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      “Whale foreskin holster?”


      I’d have asked for a Sperm Whale foreskin holster. Let’s be diligent and really finish the job here.

      1. avatar Mr. AR says:

        With baby seal skin inner liner and Black Rhino horn conchos.

  44. avatar Crowbar says:

    Korth revolver, python, and a Stag .308…and ammo. Lots and lots of ammo.

  45. avatar Nanashi says:

    Little Boy. It was, technically, a firearm by reading of the NFA’s definition (it propels a projectile by force of an explosion, hence the “gun type” classification).

    Man, the people who would listen to me if I had that.

    1. avatar JDC says:

      One of the W80’s on my Tomahawk has ten times the yield of your Little Boy. Just sayin’.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Fucking caliber wars. Never ending.

  46. avatar JDC says:

    I have lot’s nore experience with Arleigh Burkes than I do with the Zumwalt’s (none).

  47. avatar That's right (you're not from Texas)... says:

    A battle ready AH-64D Apache Longbow ?

  48. avatar Michael says:

    Thompson machine gun. to shoot one extensively when I worked as a reserve.

  49. avatar Ryan says:

    A Ruger gun site scout stainless in .308 left handed configuration.

    1. avatar lefty jason says:

      you considered any of the tikkas?

      1. avatar unknown says:

        Why not support a 100% American company making 100% American made guns? The Ruger Gunsite rifle really can not be beat overall.

  50. avatar DrewR says:

    Ma Deuce with a couple million rounds.

  51. avatar TexPata says:

    Deluxe Winchester 1895 in LNIB condition for my collection,
    Marlin 45-70 Lever Action in LNIB condition (made in CT) for the woods.

  52. avatar j says:

    S&W model 19 2.5″ barrel

    S&W 642 hammerless

    Steyr AUG

    Tikka T3 Lite in 7mm08

    Mossberg 590 7 shot 50778

    Wolf A1 (Type 91) upper

    Korean M1 carbine

    Maybe throw in a CZ P10 while I’m at it.

    Aimpoint PROs for my AR & AUG

    night sights/holsters for pistols

  53. avatar John says:

    It’s my dream to own a Holland and Holland Double Rifle in 500NE… but that will never happen. 🙁

  54. avatar Bud Fox says:

    The pistol that was used to shoot Arch Duke Ferdinand and his wife.

  55. avatar EJQ says:

    I like Dan Wesson, myself. Or, Wilson Combat.

  56. avatar Mad Max says:

    Santa, I’ll take a Big Horn Armory Model 89 in stainless and burled walnut.

    If the NFA was repealed, Id like a Sig MPX SBR in select-fire with a built-in silencer and a WWII-vintage BAR.

  57. avatar Gregolas says:

    Thompson M1A1 (first choice)
    HK P7M8 (second)

  58. avatar Erasmus says:

    I’d love a high-end benchrest rifle that I could spend long days at the range shooting groups with. Merry Christmas!

  59. avatar Erik says:

    Sig Sauer X5 Supermatch and a Sako TRG22.

    1. avatar Charlie says:

      Oooh! Get the TRG-42 instead! I picked one up last January, and it’s the shiznitz. I promised RF I would write a review of it for TTAG, and I’m going to do that, eventually. 🙂


    2. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      Think about the Sauer STR-200. It’s quite a rifle, higher-end than the TRG, and can be had in 6.5×55, .308/7.62 or .22LR.

  60. avatar Arc says:

    GAU 19B 50 Cal Gatling Gun with more ammo than I could use in a lifetime.

    Since I can’t have that…

    Accuracy International AX50 piece of beauty with a BOARS optic, multiple thermals, laser, and Schmit&bender or Nightforce glass! and of course a life time of match grade ammo to feed it, several barrels, etc.

    I would have bought an AX50 with my deployment money but there weren’t any in stock in the US at the time.

  61. avatar Doctor Hog says:


  62. avatar pieslapper says:

    Uh, one each of everything? You know, if money is no object.

  63. avatar ACP_arms says:

    So I have a unlimited budget, is that just for one gun or as many as I want?

    1. avatar matty 9 says:

      you actually need a half dozen of them and the Marines to operate them. Fire, move, repeat.

      And don’t stop to victory smiles on your happy face.

      Semper Fi!

  64. avatar Tietonian says:

    Partial list…

    John Rigby &Co. Bolt-Actions in .275 and .416 Rigby, and a Rising Bite Double Rifle in .450 NE.

    Holland & Holland ‘Royal’ Double Barrel Rifle in .577 NE.

    Purdey Side-by-Side Guns in 12 and 20 bore.

    Winchester 1886 Deluxe in .45-70.

    Winchester 1892 High-Grade/Deluxe in .44 Magnum (would have to be custom).

    Many custom single and double-action revolvers by Bowen Classic Arms

  65. avatar MarkF says:

    A Turnbull Winchester 1886.

  66. avatar Charlie says:

    Me too, but I know which one:

    Sig Sauer P210 Super Target!

    Unfortunately, around here I’m Santa, and Santa has a few other things on his list before that one bubbles to the top.


  67. avatar Ralph says:

    Price was no object for me this X-Mas but I bought a Smith & Wesson M1911 E-Series 5″ just because I liked it.

  68. avatar Cadeyrn says:

    Main gun: HK MSG90A2 with full setup, can, night scope and pelican hardcase holding all that and 20 fully loaded factory mags and cleaning kit.

    Stocking Stuffer: HK MP7A1 again with can and top end sight, several dozen mags, the drop-holster and a pile-o-ammo.

    Of course, it’s not so much a question of price on those, it’s sheer unavailability (because HK hates US).

    Now if it’s something I could actually get I might go more with a shopping spree for a brand-new JP Enterprises SCR made just the way I want it. Do those things ever go on sale???

  69. avatar matty 9 says:

    Easy! Phased plasma rifle.

    Something in the 40 megawatt range.

  70. avatar Rich K. says:

    If price was no issue? A pre-1986 M-16 rifle with a suppressor and extra upper receiver assemblies and mags (so I could have a SBR, a .458 SOCOM, .300BO, and 7.62X39, and 9mm parabellum) – in fact, I’d want a suppressor for each of the different calibers!

  71. avatar Chris says:

    A Bofors Strv-103D please

  72. avatar Brian Z says:

    An Uberti Sharp rifle, Extra Deluxe edition.

    1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      Price being no object, why not just call up to Big Timber, MT and have one made to your specs?

  73. avatar PAhick says:

    I done got me one of them there new Henry 45-70 all weathers myself. She’s a beaute

  74. avatar Badwolf says:

    I’m easy. I just want a standard issue m4 and an hk mp5. Both select fire of course. And both with suppressors to go with it.

  75. avatar 2Asux sucks says:

    A crate of mosins. Y just one when you can get them by the crate

  76. avatar Ryan says:

    Scar 17
    I can afford one. I just have a hard time justifying it. So, if someone wants to give me one, that’d be great.

  77. avatar Alexander B. says:

    An Arak 21.

  78. avatar JohnnyDerp says:

    Only one? Or all of these and ammo to go with?

  79. avatar Mr. AR says:

    Quigley Sharps Rifle~~and a bucket

    Original, unissued Garand still in the cosmoline

    1. avatar Sid says:

      Definitely a 1874 Quigley.

  80. avatar CSGrad_76 says:

    ED-209 with updated software to prevent nasty…incidents.

  81. A vehicle mounted Vietnam-era Recoil-less Rifle of course

  82. avatar Seizuredoc says:

    Alexander Arms .338 Ulfberht with a Schmidt-Bender PM II 5-25 x 56 P4L fine reticle scope. In case anyone is listening of course. “What was that honey ? What am I going to do with it?”

    Well, shoot it of course.

  83. avatar Phil LA says:

    A Umarex lever action air gun. $420 for a pellet gun? Nope, but if price was not a factor, yes. I’d shoot that thing every day.

    1. avatar Keith says:

      The Ruger Blackhawk .177 air gun is made by Umarex (and looks like a Diana with a composite stock). I got mine new for $100 and am delighted with my purchase…and I shoot it most every day.

  84. avatar Derek says:

    Scar 17 sbr
    Elcan 1.5-6
    Oss can
    white phosphor pvs14

  85. avatar J says:

    I don’t think I saw any MK19s, but I’m a little more old school for being in my mid-20s. I would want an original 1st gen colt single action or a Schofield and maybe a new addition of HCAR I always thought they looked cool.

  86. avatar RDB says:

    kimber 9mm 1911 with 4″barrel and the bobbed cut aluminum frame….

  87. avatar JoeVK says:

    That’s a silly question. What “gun” would I want? Surely you mean “guns”, right? The obvious answer is “All of them”.

  88. avatar Luke Yarasheski says:

    I just want a scar. And a custom built 1911. And an AUG. People are bitching about what to get me for christmas…… I’m so easy. Geez

  89. avatar ActionPhysicalMan says:

    The Puckle Gun on Forgotten Weapons.

  90. avatar Old Air Force says:

    Nemesis Vanquish in 308 with a Millett LRS-1, The custom backpack for it, 1K rounds of Federal GMM 168 SMK, and fitted with a Suppressed Armament Arbiter: 7.62 Arbiter Titanium can. Oh well, back to reality. I am happy with the quality weapons that I have, but I can dream.

  91. avatar Von says:

    A S&W 1911 E Series .45. Nothing real fancy but shootably nice.

  92. avatar Ozzallos says:

    Does buying the Henry brand out and making them put f’ing sidegates on the m%%(&*^&$%#$f$^%8 rifles count?

  93. avatar Newshawk says:

    If price (and the NFA) was no object, I’d want a FN P90–not the civilian version but the original PDW version, with silencer. I’d also like my own personal Henrietta to go with it (so add in a SIG Sauer P239 SAS in two-tone.)

  94. avatar Guardiano says:

    A hand-made Pennsylvania long rifle.

    1. avatar unknown says:

      A Pennsylvania & North Carolina long rifle. They actually still make the NC guns in Old Salem, NC; saw it on vacation, I was amazed to watch them work making a gun just like it was over 200 years ago.

      1. avatar Guardiano says:

        My brother-in-law near Towanda, PA knows a guy who will build them to order. Takes about 6-8 months, but the results are worth it. His rifle is the most beautiful firearm I’ve ever held. He hunts deer with it, which is what I would do myself.

        1. avatar unknown says:

          I think the old long rifles are the most probably the best looking guns ever. Even though I technically could afford it, I can’t bring myself to spend the coin. Maybe someday.

        2. avatar Guardiano says:

          Agreed. I’m going to order one eventually, but just not right this second.

  95. avatar Macon Norris says:

    I’d like a .500 S&W levergun, those suckers will never be in my price range.

  96. avatar Fred Frendly says:

    A gold plated DRACO. Or a Taurus that wont shoot me in the ass.

    1. avatar unknown says:

      That’s standard on a Taurus, can’t avoid it.

      1. avatar Newshawk says:

        It’s a feature, not a bug? :/

  97. avatar John Haley says:

    Short of a machine gun, or something seriously crew served – say, a 16″ naval battery, with battleship attached, all of which I would find difficult to maintain, anything from AI (Accuracy International).

  98. avatar Trevor says:

    This would probably be lame to some, but money no object…. M-1A standard model with the green stock. At the moment I cannot justify the expense to the wife lol.

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