Re: Gun toting freak.
Years back, I decided to invest in a gun. I bought a Colt AR-15 CAR-A3 HBAR Elite accurized rifle. It is a beautiful thing to shoot and look at ;p The original price I found it for was $1500. After hours of searching on the web, I found a guy in Montana that would sell it for $1,100.
A buddy of mine that I worked with knew a guy with a FFL, so he called and asked him if he could order one. The guy calls back and I offered to sell it to me for cost + 5% for his profilt. I ended up paying $897 for it.
My advice, pick the gun you want. Search all over the internet for the rock bottom lowest price you can find. Look for a person with a FFL near you, or related to you or a family member and see if they will cut you a good deal on the price.
Some research time on your part will save you tons of money =) Also check out the shotgun news magazine, and classifieds in your area. Lots of people sell guns cheap when they need money for other things.
Oh, and lastly, I must warn you: If you buy 1 gun like the gun in the pic you posted, you will get the gun owners equivalent of GAS lol =)
Best of luck on your purchase, and remember that guns really are an investment.