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Posted: 1/3/2003 10:29:28 AM EDT
Either the % of your after tax income, or a total $$ amound per year.  Include things like ammo and IDPA/NRA or such dues/fees, as well as any other accessories.
The reason I ask is that I've seen some guys post some amazing collections on here, and as soon as I see the pic I think ya'll must be loaded.  I make a decent living and all, but shit, owning 3 or 4 MP5 variations? some suppressed?  Along with several AR variants?  That's a shitload of cash tied up in one hobby.

Personally, I haven't spent shit in the last year on shooting, except for the $75 case of .223 I bought recently.  Hell, I even sold two guns for a total of around $2k, so in a way I made money off shooting, lol.  I will admit though that my ammo supplies are now getting almost depleted, and need replenishing, but for 2002 I guess I'm ahead about $1800 after ammo and IDPA fees.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 10:31:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 10:50:41 AM EDT
M1A - $1,200
M1A scope mount - $200
A thousand rounds of 308 ammo - $129
Eight Mags - $300
Case for M1A - $40

RRA M4 - $800
Case for M4 - $40
2700 rounds of .223 - $290
Have no idea what I spent on mags

That's all I can think of at the moment.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:04:13 AM EDT
XD with tax and silly fees - $523.00
Estimated ammo cost - $550.00
Parts - $80.00
Gasoline to get to shooting spot - $250.00
Total - $1403.00
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:04:34 AM EDT
About $3350 on four guns.

Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:07:33 AM EDT
about 5000.00

2000.00 one trip to thunder ranch.  
800.00 kimber CDP
1200.00 other guns
1000.00 ammo and reloading supplies
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:09:44 AM EDT
Pre-ban - $1,035
3,000 rounds of XM193 - $475
Match fees  - $100
Shooting coat, stool, mat, match ammo - $300
Mags - $65
Misc. ammo - $85

Little over 2k.  And if I had more to spend, I'd have spent more.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:12:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:14:08 AM EDT
I try not to think about it! ;)
I also don't leave any receipts around for the wife to find!
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Ditto that!![:d]
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:14:22 AM EDT
The reason I ask is that I've seen some guys post some amazing collections on here...
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[flame]Yeah, but do they know how to use them?  (and more importantly, when not to?)[flame]

But how much do [b]I[/b] spend?  I'm embarrassed to say really.

I've been laying off the collecting game for a while now - really can't afford any more new guns ever since I decided to learn how to use the ones I already have.  

Training classes alone have almost ruined me financially over the last couple of years, but LFI-2 is coming up in May.  That's $800 - plus a week's food and board away from home - minus a week's vacation - plus a couple of thousand rounds of pistol and shotgun ammo.  All in all, it'll be a coupla thou just for the pleasure of being trained by Mas Ayoob.

If that was it for this year that wouldn't be so bad - but there's an Urban Rifle & Shotgun course with John Farnan later in the Summer too down in Illinoize - hate to miss that…
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:14:53 AM EDT
More than I should have, but I suffer from OCB.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:23:57 AM EDT
And don't get me started with IDPA State and Regional Championships, Single Stack Classics, and all the other "fun" competition bullshit…

Can I factor in how much time (and money) I volunteered to become NRA certified in Pistol, Personal Protection, and Range Officering?  

How about the hours used to perform grounds maintenance, build targets, and work the hunter's clinics at the 3 clubs I belong to?  All the fucking IDPA SOing and organizing?  The time it takes to build targets, and attend pro-CCW events, write letters???

I don't think $10,000 would be an out of line estimate on what I put into this hobby for year 2002.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:35:08 AM EDT
About 2.5k into hardware.  About another 800 into software.  Gonna be much less this year.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:43:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:45:52 AM EDT
Since this includes gelatin work...

I don't wanna know.  I think both my calculator and my wallet would explode.
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No doubt!
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:46:15 AM EDT
I have a brown paper lunch bag full of receipts... I am very scared to add them up...
I did spend more $ on reloading and acesseries

I think the only guns I bought this year were a

Rem40XBKS 220swift w/ B&L 6-24 scope (Used)
CZ 550FS 6.5x55 (New)
.22 cricket ( time to teach the little one ) (New)
Rem700 VLS 6mm & Nikon Monarch 6.5-20 FCH(New)
Lyman Great Plains (New)
Dan Wesson PM2 1911 (Used/factory repaired)
Anschutz 1411 w/ 1-1/2" Unertl and Anschuts sites (used)
Leupold LRT 6.5-20x50 took home in 01 but paid for in 02 [:)]

Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:49:55 AM EDT
Bushmaster M4   $964
RRA Varmint     $760
Sightron scope  $260
Scope mount     $75
Ammo            $375
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:56:57 AM EDT
Hey you guy's stop bragging, lets see.  E-6 in the Navy- four kids and a dog.  Maybe about $200.00 worth of 22lr.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 12:10:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 12:14:38 PM EDT
I spent 3/4 of my income on them.

Not a typo, I am a minor with some serious weaponry and no cost of living.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 12:17:11 PM EDT
Between August 2001 and Aug 2003 I spent close to 10K.  But I was stupid and didnt save any money.  So when a bunch of medical bills popped up I had to sell just about everything that I bought.  Now I'm scraping up money to get a CCW 1911 again.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 12:24:00 PM EDT
Way, way, way too much. Just about doubled the size of an already significant collection.

Link Posted: 1/3/2003 12:33:32 PM EDT
Between 4 and 5 grand. And Im a college student with 2 part time jobs to boot.

Kimber Target Eclipse, an RRA 24" Varmint, a J&T 20" A2 on a Oly rec., a reloading press (dillon) + supplies, a Ruger 10/22KT, and a ton of ammo... all in the past year... and I know Im forgeting something... maybe closer to $6k....

Link Posted: 1/3/2003 12:33:55 PM EDT
Too much. The local gun shop is always glad to see me, now. And even they know they didn't get all of the gun money.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 3:11:00 PM EDT
I built an AR15 for $900
Eotech sight and sling for it about $300
.556 ammo about $600
50bmg ammo about $1200
All other ammo around $600
Reloading supplies $400
Oil, patches, bore snake, etc $100

Not a bad year considering I shoot at least every other weekend.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 3:21:32 PM EDT
jeez, I don't want to think about it...  

Lets see...

AR50 + scope Approx $3,000
50BMG ammo Approx $1000
1919a4 + tons of crap (tripods, linkers, links) $9,000
American 180 - $6,000
Uzi 9mm - $3,000
Ruger 45LC - $350
Gemtech M4-96d - $950 w/ stamp
XXX can - $475 w/stamp
.223, .308, 8mm ammo - lets say $3,000

I'm sure I forgot some other stuf...

Link Posted: 1/3/2003 3:24:55 PM EDT
A lot less than I did in 2001. I figured out how much I spent total on shooting it came out to about ten grand. That includes eight firearms, ammo, cases, ammo, memberships, ammo, training, reloading press and dies, and ammo components.

Now that I live in a state where I can pick up mg's, suppressors and any hand gun I want easily and with out the hassle of local restrictions I don't have enough money to buy anything but ammo.

I'm planning on making a 2004 a big purchase year to make up for 2002-03.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 3:28:43 PM EDT

    Too much, just got married in October and if I don't slow down,I'm afraid that I'll be divorced.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 3:35:37 PM EDT
Quicken says: $5957.47
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 3:42:56 PM EDT
I am going to school to be a gunsmith, so with tools, guns and ammo I would have to say $8000.00
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 3:42:58 PM EDT
Somewhere between WAYY TO MUCH and

....that MK 19 MOD 4 40mm
automatic Grenade launcher sure took it's toll.[:D]
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 4:01:05 PM EDT
Between my STG-58 & accessories, reloading gear & supplies, Glock 36, Rem 700P, blah, blah, blah...I figure just over $5000.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 4:28:26 PM EDT
My accounting software says around $12k.  1/4 of that was my first foray into the world of class 3.  Rest was ammo, 4 other guns, more ammo, IDPA match fees (weekly), a bunch of preban magazines, and yet more ammo.  Fortunately(?) I'm not married so there's no one to nag me about the expense.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 4:46:46 PM EDT
About $1,700. I'm just a po' workin' boy.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 4:49:03 PM EDT
[carlsagan][orange]  Billions and billions...  [/orange][/carlsagan]

Seriously?  Probably $3k.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 5:49:16 PM EDT
$xxx,xxx and change.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 6:18:12 PM EDT
My GF and I just started buying in August (we live together so I figure it's a "household" expense).

Walther P99/.40
H&K USP 45
Springfield XD-9
Walther P22
Mossberg 590A1
Russian M-44 (Mosin-Nagant)
Springfield M1A Scout
Tikka Whitetail .30-06

CZ 97B
Para 14.45 Limited
Beretta Cougar 8000
Beretta 96 Elite II
Ruger 10/22

Between the hardware, accessories, ammo, etc... it's well over $10k.  [>Q] [:D]

Link Posted: 1/3/2003 7:31:15 PM EDT
I really don't want to know.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 7:42:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 9:03:46 PM EDT
6k give or take.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 9:29:29 PM EDT
I have no idea.

Lets see, two trips to Knob Creek, 10,000 rnds of 8mm, 5 K of 7.62X39, 5K of 9mm,,,5k of .223, 3K of .308, 2K of 7.62X54R,, ect.ect.{ most of the ammo bought was expended, BTW}
finished my 1919, tripod, extra barrels... Oh hell, I don't even want to think about it [BD]
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 7:48:05 AM EDT
I would guess about $5,000.

DPMS $850
Sig $600
Glock $400
Mauser $150
and tons of ammo and IDPA stuff.

Already this year I have bought $650 worth of stuff,
(5) M-44's & (2) Yugo SKS's and two tins of 7.62x54R and some stripper clips for the Mosins.
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 8:05:41 AM EDT
i got into Targetshooting in 99 i took a break from my other hobby in which i had over 30k in so iam no better off as before .
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 9:01:20 AM EDT
Rough guess, around $4k, if I include the BRC  trip and its expenses. At any rate, I spent less in 2002 than in 2001, and will likely spend a lot more in 2003 - especially if a Texas trip comes to pass next October......
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 10:02:44 AM EDT
Probably $5k total, if I hadn't been out of work for 5 months (thanks all you assholes at Kent State!) it probably would've been more like $10k.

I definitely have some nice stuff as a result of the money I spent in 2002.  Savage tactical .223 w/ trigger job and Tasco SS 16x, two SAR2's customized by Derek at AZEX (one mine and one my wife's), a Kimber procarry, a nice Taurus .22 revolver, etc.

2003 will be spent personalizing what I have, and selling some of what I don't use.
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 10:11:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 10:35:57 AM EDT
Didn't spend diddly in 2002. Now that I discovered this site I'm saving up for my first one. I spent around $75 for 200 rounds of 12ga, 1100 rounds of .22lr, and went in with a friend for some cheap .357 to try out in his dad's S&W.

Minor as well [:(]
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Link Posted: 1/4/2003 12:34:33 PM EDT
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