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Posted: 1/3/2003 9:29:28 AM EST
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.
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Link Posted: 1/3/2003 9:50:41 AM EST
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 10:04:13 AM EST
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 10:04:34 AM EST
About $3350 on four guns.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 10:07:33 AM EST
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 10:09:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/3/2003 10:10:07 AM EST by eswanson]
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.
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Link Posted: 1/3/2003 10:14:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By meltdown: 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 10:14:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/3/2003 10:19:36 AM EST by Dolomite]
Originally Posted By norman74: 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 10:14:53 AM EST
More than I should have, but I suffer from OCB.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 10:23:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/3/2003 10:32:32 AM EST by Dolomite]
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 10:35:08 AM EST
About 2.5k into hardware. About another 800 into software. Gonna be much less this year.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 10:43:43 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 10:45:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By brouhaha: 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 10:46:15 AM EST
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 10:49:55 AM EST
Bushmaster M4 $964 RRA Varmint $760 Sightron scope $260 Scope mount $75 Ammo $375
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 10:56:57 AM EST
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 11:10:44 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:14:38 AM EST
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 11:17:11 AM EST
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 11:24:00 AM EST
Way, way, way too much. Just about doubled the size of an already significant collection.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:33:32 AM EST
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.... Jonathan
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:33:55 AM EST
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 2:11:00 PM EST
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 2:21:32 PM EST
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... OMG.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 2:24:55 PM EST
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 2:28:43 PM EST
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 2:35:37 PM EST
Quicken says: $5957.47
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 2:42:56 PM EST
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 2:42:58 PM EST
Somewhere between WAYY TO MUCH and NOWHERE NEAR ENOUGH![;)] ....that MK 19 MOD 4 40mm automatic Grenade launcher sure took it's toll.[:D]
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 3:01:05 PM EST
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 3:28:26 PM EST
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 3:46:46 PM EST
About $1,700. I'm just a po' workin' boy.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 3:49:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/3/2003 3:50:08 PM EST by SWS]
[carlsagan][orange] Billions and billions... [/orange][/carlsagan] Seriously? Probably $3k.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 4:49:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/3/2003 4:52:17 PM EST by Bandit-ExcaliburArms]
$xxx,xxx and change.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 5:18:12 PM EST
My GF and I just started buying in August (we live together so I figure it's a "household" expense). Me: 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 Her: CZ 75BD 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 6:31:15 PM EST
I really don't want to know. AB
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 6:42:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 8:03:46 PM EST
6k give or take.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 8:29:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/3/2003 8:35:56 PM EST by Waldo]
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 6:48:05 AM EST
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 7:05:41 AM EST
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 . TS2
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 8:01:20 AM EST
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 9:02:44 AM EST
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 9:11:40 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 9:35:57 AM EST
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 [:(]
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 10:40:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/4/2003 10:42:19 AM EST by FMJunkie]
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