These guns will break your bank!
Gun owners in the United States know well you often get what you pay for, and some of the best guns are often also the most expensive guns you'll come across. Most of us aren't rich enough to dole out the thousands of dollars for the guns on this list, but it's fun to dream.
For the purposes of this list, we aren't including the auction price tags of guns of historical significance in pristine condition like Teddy Roosevelt's side-by-side shotgun, George Washington's flintlock pistols, Hitler's Walther PP, Wyatt Earp's Colt model revolver or the Smith & Wesson that killed Jesse James.
Those guns are on another level all together. We're talking six figures, or in the case of Washington's saddle pistols, seven figures.
Today we're just focusing on a few of most expensive firearms you can go out and purchase tomorrow if you're lucky enough to win the lottery.
Beretta 692 Sporting Over/Under Shotgun
When you start looking at higher-end shotguns, the prices can get ridiculous in a hurry. The Beretta 692 was designed for long days competitively shooting clays and has a serious price to match. There are a few different variants of this 12-gauge shotgun with different chokes and barrel lengths of 30" and 32".
The Beretta 692 has MSRPs ranging from $4,800 all the way to $5,200.
Barrett .50 BMG
There are many different variants on the now iconic Barrett .50 cal anti-material sniper rifle. We won't dive into them all because it would take forever to do so.
All you really need to know is the .50 caliber Barrett is pretty much the biggest and most powerful shoulder-fired rifle you can buy. You probably know that if you've ever watched Demolition Ranch use one to blow stuff up on his Texas ranch.
Of course, this ridiculous semi-automatic rifle has a price tag to match the firepower. These guns start around the $7,000 mark, (if you're extremely lucky) but are usually sold in the $10,000 to $12,000 range. The rounds aren't cheap either. 100 rounds of .50 BMG will run $250-300 on average. Or, to put it another way, that's around $2.50 to $3.00 each time this rifle goes "boom!" Yikes.
Cabot Guns 1911 Black Diamond
You say you want the world's most expensive 1911 pistol? Well, you're probably going to be looking at a Cabot Guns 1911 then. This company makes some of the most outrageous and expensive 1911s ever made. At some point in the future, this company plans to auction off a pair of custom 1911s made from a meteorite.
They are expecting to get a cool $4.5 million from that sale. Yes, really.
Ridiculously gimmicky firearms aside, you can own a high-end Cabot Guns 1911 right now. The lowest priced guns they make start around the $3,500 mark. The Black Diamond Deluxe is a handgun that comes up often when talking about this company. You can own one today, if you cough up a cool $5,000-$10,000 for it. These are beautiful guns, but holy cow!
This semi-automatic rifle by FN Herstal has an instantly recognizable look with the folding stock. The Belgian-made SCAR was initially developed for use by special forces. The rifle has proven itself in combat in Afghanistan, Iraq and several other conflicts.
But it has quickly developed a fan following with gun collectors here in the United States. But be prepared to pony up some dough for a SCAR.
You're generally looking at around $2,800 at a minimum for a bare-bones civilian model in 5.56mm or 7.62. Most fall in the $3,000 range. SCARS in .308 generally go a bit higher. While researching this article I stumbled across one converted to 6.5 Creedmoor, and the seller was asking $6,000.
Yes, there is a civilian version of this light machine gun that has seen action in a number of conflicts around the world since its introduction in 1984. The SAW is chambered in 5.56mm and is a hefty 22 pounds fully loaded. It probably doesn't have a lot of practical purposes for most of us other than being a lot of fun at the range.
Of course, if you have anywhere from $5,000-$10,000 to drop on this thing, you probably don't care much about practicality.
Kimber 10mm Super Jagare
This handgun was introduced just a few years ago. It was designed with hunting in mind and the 10mm rounds should be enough to put down a variety of big game animals.
Although I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to take a handgun that goes from $2,000-2,500 into the field with me. I'd be too worried about it getting ruined to concentrate on my hunt!
Browning Citori Shotguns
Designed for both the field and the world of professional clay shooting, the Citori line from Browning are some fine-looking shotguns. They're almost too nice to take afield. You'll have the best-looking shotgun at the range!
Like many other high-end shotguns out there, there are many different variations on the Citoris to fit a variety of needs. The downside is these aren't cheap.