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Posted: 7/5/2001 3:06:07 PM EDT
About how much do you spend on guns, ammo, accessories, training/school, club/range membership, reloading equipment, components, etc. etc. per year? My wife told me I spent about $2,900 last year and about $1,600 so far this year ($700 of that on the LEGP rifle). The record high was in 1997 when I spent over $5,200 but that was because I was out of the country for previous 3 years and didn't get to buy anything during those years. Record low was 1999 when I spent just under $1,000 but that was because we purchased a house that year and was spending most our money on furniture, paint, etc. for the new house. Basically my wife and I have an agreement that anytime I spend more than $500 on a single purchase we would have to both agree to it (she has never objected to a purchase yet). Also, we have an annual budget for my hobbies (shooting, fishing, sailing, etc.) and my wife's hobbies (traveling, painting, music, theater, etc.).
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 3:11:03 PM EDT
Honestly, I never really kept track... Lesse... Roughly $2,000.00 per year, give or take about $300 or so. The way I look at it, guns don't go down in value if you buy the right ones and treat them correctly. It's an investment. Mike
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 3:15:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By prebans: The way I look at it, guns don't go down in value if you buy the right ones and treat them correctly. It's an investment. Mike
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I been telling my wife that for years. I'm not sure if she believes me.
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 3:20:34 PM EDT
Just slightly less than the yearly GNP of Paraguay.
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Link Posted: 7/5/2001 3:25:42 PM EDT
i got a new job 2 months back and after the first "break in" period where i wasnt sure how much $$ i would be making i figured out a good way to budget my "gun money". first i get paid every two weeks. each pay day i take $500 of the top for just bills, spending money, food etc. after that $150 saved in cash for a rainy day. that leaves EVERYTHING else for "gun money". at this point i dont have too many bills and i buy the generic foods to save a little $$. and i may not spend my "gun money" for a couple of pay days simply becouse i havent found a good deal. i would say that in the past 3 months i have put down at least $750 for ammo, mags, gear, and a new M1 Carbine. i plan on spending this way until eather i fill my gun room, or TSHTF. im not going to lose my job unless everyone else does and at that point if i *need* anything ill be able to barter some ammo for stuff. im in the Teamsters Union, so im not going anywhere and im makeing good $$. i work my but off for it and i think that i should make up for lost time. sorry, but that last line came off as kind of a rant. not intended. thanks DB
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 3:26:08 PM EDT
Not too much, maybe 1K a year. Every weapons system has the proper items that bring it to full effectiveness. Buy the right ones, and they're part of your investment. USA mags don't count. Juggernaut
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 3:47:54 PM EDT
$20
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 3:57:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbrog|io: $20
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that includes both .38ammo and a brick of .22lr rounds, right?[;D]
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 4:09:07 PM EDT
It fluctuates. Like when I broke down and bought over 2000 dollars worth of south african ammo from SG when the 20% coupon was good. It was two separate orders with the second being the biggest. It came on a skid to where I work. All that ammo brought a tear to my eye. I LOVE south african ammo.[}:D]
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 4:35:14 PM EDT
So far this year:$3000 +or- on rifles, $1200 +or- on pistols, $500 +or- on accessories, I plan to buy more if I can. Yes I have a problem. No I do not want help(unless it is financial assistance to buy more stuff)
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 4:41:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By double tap: It fluctuates. Like when I broke down and bought over 2000 dollars worth of south african ammo from SG when the 20% coupon was good. It was two separate orders with the second being the biggest. It came on a skid to where I work. All that ammo brought a tear to my eye. I LOVE south african ammo.[}:D]
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I just recently got back into shooting after a 3 year absence. In the last 2 months I've spent $1500-$2000 on guns, ammo and accessories. I'm planning on picking up and AR this weekend and possibly a .45 after that. My wife has been pretty cool about it....so far! :-)I used the whole investment theory. I got her into shooting when I bought my first pistol and last weekend at the range she said she "wanted an AR" hence the reason I'm going to buy one this weekend. I figure I might as well get them while I can!
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 5:10:00 PM EDT
about 3K-4K a year so far. I don't know how I manage to afford that with my other bills and all. Good thing I don't have to buy my own food. [:D]
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 5:11:15 PM EDT
Admit it, yobo, my wife finally got to you. This whole thread is some evil scheme to get me to admit to how much I spend! Well it wont work! You can't make me talk.
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 5:14:25 PM EDT
Not enough.
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 5:20:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/5/2001 5:17:43 PM EDT by yobo]
Originally Posted By BigMac: Admit it, yobo, my wife finally got to you. This whole thread is some evil scheme to get me to admit to how much I spend! Well it wont work! You can't make me talk.
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What do you mean "my wife finally got to you"! I am your wife!!! Get the hell off the computer and get started on the "honey-do" list NOW!!!
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 5:26:21 PM EDT
I'd guess around $5000 a year. But that really fluctuates, depending on the situation. Sometimes a lot more, sometimes a little less. Do you subtract the money you make on selling guns and parts from the total? Now that I'm getting more into the whole C3 thing, I expect that number to rise.
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 5:33:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HKocher: Do you subtract the money you make on selling guns and parts from the total?
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Yes, the money from selling guns or "things" are not included. Just out of pocket money. Personally I don't have to worry about that since I never sell anything anymore... I just buy.
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 6:01:55 PM EDT
I average 3 gun purchases per year, buying the various accutrements along the way. In total 3-4000 bucks per year. Not enough. I need to save up that money to buy another Uzi.
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 6:23:09 PM EDT
Between 2000.00-3000.00 a year, more if I get more overtime or off duty work.
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