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Posted: 10/1/2011 9:51:13 AM EST
I'm down to 1 BCM Upper 14 1/2" Middy AR (with pinned brake) w/PSA lower, my old Marlin 70P (22lr), and a 9mm Sig pistol..

I sold in the last year and a half :

Saiga 545x39, Saiga 762x39, Saiga 308, DPMS Oracle Upper, DPMS LR-308 (last week), and now my PSA Carbine Upper with DPMS Lower (just sold yesterday)..

and I now have $3250 sitting here..

& why you may ask..

I have 11 acres in W Texas with a dirt road and power thru it.. (just got the survey this summer)

and need $5500 for a small cabiin build project for it so I can escape NJ/PA.. I figure with my tax return I'll be GTG for the funds..

I need a retreat and owning 11 acres is (and the local PD said I can start a range if I want) (NRA instructor certified since 2003)

Would you sell some of your firearms to raise funds for a BETTER project/dream??

Link Posted: 10/1/2011 9:52:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2011 9:56:02 AM EST by Truth2882]
Same here

14.5 PSA M4 with an Aimpoint pro. I dont shoot often enough to need anymore ARs right now. Maybe after christmas il build another one for the fun of it.

eta- I have too many other projects right now to spend money on another AR. My car,and trying to find a cheap winter beater.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 9:54:08 AM EST
Funnily enough yesterday i just bought my 2nd.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 9:54:58 AM EST
What part of W, Texas.. I would be in for a few $$ if you gotta range to shoot on..
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 9:56:08 AM EST
Are you saying an AR is the only gun you own? You don't have a daily carry?
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 9:57:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2011 9:59:38 AM EST by epsgunner]


535' wide by 9XX' long...

cabin would be across the road (where the blue truck is in the pic)

and the HIGH side would be the shooting RIDGE..

I got plans and website.. (just not physically there yet).. off US-90 FWIW..
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 9:57:56 AM EST
good pistol, good pistol, i think you will be alright
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 9:58:06 AM EST
Modern guns are tools and can be replaced as needed. Priorities.
Hessian-1
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 9:58:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By Reservist:
Are you saying an AR is the only gun you own? You don't have a daily carry?


I got the Sig 9mm for that..

the Marlin 70P (Papoose is from 1991 and is my 9yo sons 1st gun)
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 9:58:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2011 10:00:31 AM EST by Hessian-1]
please delete screwy computer.
Hessian-1
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 9:59:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2011 10:01:07 AM EST by Hessian-1]
see above delete please
Hessian-1
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 10:16:29 AM EST
Watcha gonna do fer agua??
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 10:18:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By epsgunner:
http://www.executiveprotectionservice.us/offgridtraining/index_files/image002.jpg

535' wide by 9XX' long...

cabin would be across the road (where the blue truck is in the pic)

and the HIGH side would be the shooting RIDGE..

I got plans and website.. (just not physically there yet).. off US-90 FWIW..


How do you get water out there? Truck + cistern or well?

Damn, I though western Colorado looked dry. That place is baron.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 10:19:06 AM EST
I figure my simple BCM AR (now with PA (m3 style) RDS not shown in pic) I should be ok out there..



I figure I am 41 now.. by the time I'm 43 I want to be OUT in TX.. (if not sooner)..

I don't want to be that guy stuck in one spot forever.. (like most guys my age I know)..
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 10:21:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By TheGunCollector:
Originally Posted By epsgunner:
http://www.executiveprotectionservice.us/offgridtraining/index_files/image002.jpg

535' wide by 9XX' long...

cabin would be across the road (where the blue truck is in the pic)

and the HIGH side would be the shooting RIDGE..

I got plans and website.. (just not physically there yet).. off US-90 FWIW..


How do you get water out there? Truck + cistern or well?

Damn, I though western Colorado looked dry. That place is baron.


got water quote for well at $29/foot drilled and capped (from locals).. they guessed 450 feet is water.. in the mean time.. tank and cistern working together... though rainfall is like NILL out there..
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 10:23:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By epsgunner:
Originally Posted By TheGunCollector:
Originally Posted By epsgunner:
http://www.executiveprotectionservice.us/offgridtraining/index_files/image002.jpg

535' wide by 9XX' long...

cabin would be across the road (where the blue truck is in the pic)

and the HIGH side would be the shooting RIDGE..

I got plans and website.. (just not physically there yet).. off US-90 FWIW..


How do you get water out there? Truck + cistern or well?

Damn, I though western Colorado looked dry. That place is baron.


got water quote for well at $29/foot drilled and capped (from locals).. they guessed 450 feet is water.. in the mean time.. tank and cistern working together... though rainfall is like NILL out there..


So, the water rights were conveyed to you in your deed?
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 10:23:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By epsgunner:
http://www.executiveprotectionservice.us/offgridtraining/index_files/image002.jpg

535' wide by 9XX' long...

cabin would be across the road (where the blue truck is in the pic)

and the HIGH side would be the shooting RIDGE..

I got plans and website.. (just not physically there yet).. off US-90 FWIW..


Beautiful.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 10:25:12 AM EST
Guns come and go. Land is greater than guns as long as you have a few firearms.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 10:28:02 AM EST
Sounds good.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 10:32:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2011 10:33:08 AM EST by ultramagbrion]
Yeah , I'da done it too
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 10:35:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By ultramagbrion:
Yes I would , and actually did

I'm now LIVING on MY 11 acres in a converted camp . Property has a killer well , lot's of hardwoods , stone walls , apple trees , deer , moose and bear , great neighbors , and is backed up to about 4000 acres of dense woods , and a stream feeding a small pond .

Paid cash , no banks , no loans , no payments . . . . . just property taxes .


And I friggin LU-UH-UH-UV-IT !!!

Sounds beautiful. I'd like to lead a similar life someday. Unfortunately (well, not really) I just bought first house, near downtown Bangor. Gonna be in the city for a while.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 10:42:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By epsgunner:
I'm down to 1 BCM Upper 14 1/2" Middy AR (with pinned brake) w/PSA lower, my old Marlin 70P (22lr), and a 9mm Sig pistol..

I sold in the last year and a half :

Saiga 545x39, Saiga 762x39, Saiga 308, DPMS Oracle Upper, DPMS LR-308 (last week), and now my PSA Carbine Upper with DPMS Lower (just sold yesterday)..

and I now have $3250 sitting here..

& why you may ask..

I have 11 acres in W Texas with a dirt road and power thru it.. (just got the survey this summer)

and need $5500 for a small cabiin build project for it so I can escape NJ/PA.. I figure with my tax return I'll be GTG for the funds..

I need a retreat and owning 11 acres is (and the local PD said I can start a range if I want) (NRA instructor certified since 2003)

Would you sell some of your firearms to raise funds for a BETTER project/dream??



Raise your withholding so you can buy it sooner, dork.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 10:45:46 AM EST
Congrats!

Looks like you could probably sell your lawnmower for some extra cash before you move too.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 10:46:34 AM EST
@ pcsutton..

FULL WARRANTY DEED

no restrictions..

I'd rather try to MAKE the American Dream (though I am American 100%) then die doing nothing to achieve it.. lifes to short for the BS games 90% of us endure for nuttin.. (I am also thinking about my boy having a PLACE that's already paid for down the road)..

Link Posted: 10/1/2011 10:48:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2011 11:26:45 AM EST by epsgunner]
Originally Posted By Procyon:
Raise your withholding so you can buy it sooner, dork.


great idea.. but the $100 for child support/week puts enough dampner on my crappy check..

hmm.. $12.50/hour - taxes - $100 = NOT ALOT..
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 2:28:31 PM EST
Approximately how far are you gonna be from Alpine???
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 2:50:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By epsgunner:
@ pcsutton..

FULL WARRANTY DEED

no restrictions..

I'd rather try to MAKE the American Dream (though I am American 100%) then die doing nothing to achieve it.. lifes to short for the BS games 90% of us endure for nuttin.. (I am also thinking about my boy having a PLACE that's already paid for down the road)..


Did someone run the chain-of-title back to Patent to make sure there were no previous reservations? Abstract Company? Title insurance?

Just being da debil's advocate here.

You're gonna love Tejas!!

Link Posted: 10/1/2011 2:54:26 PM EST
yes I would.

Jut keep a good defense capability for everyone that lives with you.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 3:06:26 PM EST
Nice plot of land. I only have one AR myself.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 3:33:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2011 3:35:01 PM EST by epsgunner]
Originally Posted By GIVEMEMYTOYS:
Approximately how far are you gonna be from Alpine???


Between Van Horn and Valentine.. (aka no where land) near Lobo..

@pcsutton again...

twas part of a MUCH larger parcel going back to the 80's.. no worries..

survey was also done 8 years prior for a RANCH.. thats all I am saying.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 3:38:09 PM EST
That makes all the sense in the world to me, provided the land is workable. I'd make that trade. Best of luck with it.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 3:40:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2011 3:41:57 PM EST by TrijiCog]
I sold a bunch of ammo and a high end camera to get a motorcycle.

Got rid of all my multiple AR's and AK's years ago,I just have one of each AR,47 and 74.It came to the point where I decided there was actually no point in having multiple AR's and multiple AK's.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 3:42:18 PM EST
I have a Mosin, a Savage Mk 2, and a 92F.

I's broke

HOWEVER I just got my FFL app in the mail today
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 3:46:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By Grin:

HOWEVER I just got my FFL app in the mail today


thats my 2nd option for TX as well.. that and/or getting a security agency license (I've had been licensed in 5 states back in 2002-2007)

I have a current PA 'card' for 'normal' armed work.. I just am not using it..





Link Posted: 10/1/2011 3:53:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By epsgunner:
Originally Posted By TheGunCollector:
Originally Posted By epsgunner:
http://www.executiveprotectionservice.us/offgridtraining/index_files/image002.jpg

535' wide by 9XX' long...

cabin would be across the road (where the blue truck is in the pic)

and the HIGH side would be the shooting RIDGE..

I got plans and website.. (just not physically there yet).. off US-90 FWIW..


How do you get water out there? Truck + cistern or well?

Damn, I though western Colorado looked dry. That place is baron.


got water quote for well at $29/foot drilled and capped (from locals).. they guessed 450 feet is water.. in the mean time.. tank and cistern working together... though rainfall is like NILL out there..


You arw aware that sinking a well is not a guarantee of actually hitting water right?. You pay per foot whether they hit or it's a dry hole. Have you checked oter habitable areas close by to see how deep their well is? While i am aware CO is not TX the drilling is the same. I know 2 folks first hand that had wells sunk, the first one ........well he went in deep for about $38K before he walked away from that dream parcel. #2 hit after 3 attempts, sure the land was cheap, the water cost more than a house, shop and power to have put in. YMMV
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 3:54:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By epsgunner:
http://www.executiveprotectionservice.us/offgridtraining/index_files/image002.jpg

535' wide by 9XX' long...

cabin would be across the road (where the blue truck is in the pic)

and the HIGH side would be the shooting RIDGE..

I got plans and website.. (just not physically there yet).. off US-90 FWIW..
Holy fuckin middle of nowhere. That's a hideout!

Link Posted: 10/1/2011 3:59:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By pcsutton:
Watcha gonna do fer agua??

Whatever happened to those Texarrakis idiots we had so much fun with?
I wonder if they left anything behind? Beside organic fertilizer.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 4:00:43 PM EST
One is none, man.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 4:03:49 PM EST
I like thats its like 7 miles off US-90.. VERY little (if any) cell service (which is ATT).. the power is via Rio Grande electric..

though I will more than likely do solar 1st..

I've been on this OFFGRID kick since 2002.. just bringing my DREAM to the front of my LIST..

don't want to say exactly where I am AT, as this is the internet.. (and I'm not there yet)..

I know how to build stuff.. I need to learn growing some food though.. though I am good at growing weeds in the yard..
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 4:04:55 PM EST
What's 1 mean? Like 1 lower and 5 uppers or 1 upper and 2 lowers? I confuse. These things replicate.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 4:12:08 PM EST
I don't have any more rifles. Sold all my uppers and now have 6 complete lowers and 2 stripped ones. That's okay though, my noveske upper will be on it's way this week and wednesday i'll hopefully be ordering my block II upper. i recently bought some land and will eventually build a shop and then a house, but i'm already in texas so...
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 4:13:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By QwikKotaTx:
What's 1 mean? Like 1 lower and 5 uppers or 1 upper and 2 lowers? I confuse. These things replicate.


they were doing that for the last 3 months..

then I decided with my 26yo friend passing from heart issues on 8/1... that I need to MOVE IT..

my last AR I built in early Sept.. I named Shelly.. (BCM 14.5 Middy w/pinned brake and VERY snappy)..



decided to sell the others and keep my friend..

if I decide AFTER I got my cabin up I want more.. I will start down the DARKSIDE path again next summer..
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 5:45:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By epsgunner:
Originally Posted By QwikKotaTx:
What's 1 mean? Like 1 lower and 5 uppers or 1 upper and 2 lowers? I confuse. These things replicate.


they were doing that for the last 3 months..

then I decided with my 26yo friend passing from heart issues on 8/1... that I need to MOVE IT..

my last AR I built in early Sept.. I named Shelly.. (BCM 14.5 Middy w/pinned brake and VERY snappy)..

http://www.executiveprotectionservice.us/forums/BCM/RightSideBCM.jpg

decided to sell the others and keep my friend..

if I decide AFTER I got my cabin up I want more.. I will start down the DARKSIDE path again next summer..


I'm sorry to hear about your friend. There are definitely more important things in life than hobbies/toys/investments.
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