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Posted: 7/21/2002 7:39:37 AM EDT
I shoot on Fridays at my range because very few people will be there. This week was a guy shooting way-the-hell the other side of the benches with a 50 cal. For about two hours we shared the range with nothing more than range courtesys. As I packed up, he asked me what kind of groups I was getting with my AR. As we started talking about guns, he would pull out of the bed of his truck almost any style we talked about. I told this guy that I needed to bring him home to make me look good to my wife (in comparison on my gun expenditures). He said he spends every cent of his money on scopes,guns and ammo- no savings, no stocks and no real estate. He must have had 50 grand in gear in the bed of his truck(it was safe though, he had it covered with cardboard so you couldn't see it!). How many of you use this investment plan?
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 7:52:16 AM EDT
Where in Texas are you? What range do you go to? I am near Huntsville. I like to go to the National Forest.
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 7:52:19 AM EDT
id buy real estate just to put up my own range. does he live in his truck too?
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 7:57:32 AM EDT
I'm in East Texas. I don't think he lived in his truck, but he did mumble something about his wives not being very understanding.
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 8:02:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 8:03:31 AM EDT
Multiple EX-WIVES.
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 8:05:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By toaster: Multiple wives?? -T.
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Probably divorced multiple times. Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 8:07:28 AM EDT
Oops!! Accidentally deleted post. Sorry.[:(] I'm a dumbass..
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 8:14:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By toaster: Oops!! Accidentally deleted post. Sorry.[:(] I'm a dumbass..
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No, you're a lobster.
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 8:17:01 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/21/2002 10:07:00 AM EDT
Sounds good to me. As far as I know, none of my guns have lost their value and they have probably gone up. My investments have dropped like a rock. Probably the same value as they were 5-6 years ago. Btw, if you want investments, buy class III guns.
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 10:17:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 7: Sounds good to me
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Me too! But doesn't this presuppose that you would actually sell something? Otherwise, I just consider them to be "Priceless, ..so don't bother asking me to sell it, Dear!" Semper Fi Dave
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 10:25:55 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/21/2002 10:34:36 AM EDT
In order to be considered an investment, you have to be willing to sell it. I can see having the basics (a shotgun, a carry handgun, and a rifle) covered before investing. I can even see the man with no arms buying ONE (singular) before building up savings. $189.47 should not put that big a dent in your savings anyway. But telling yourself that your guns are investment is just rationalizing unless 1) you're willing to sell them 2a) you keep them in NIB condition or 2b) there aren't no more being made (such as preban assault weapons, transferrable machine guns, etc...)
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 10:54:44 AM EDT
I spend just about all my money on guns,ammo, and accesories for all of them.. but i'm only 20 and still live at home and don't pay any bills [:D] I already have 11 guns in 2 years since I bought my first gun(benelli nova) on my 18th b-day and I just turned 20 about one month ago... My dad owns his own company and its out in the county with plenty of land so I have my own private range [:D] i'm spoiled like crazy too ... oh well might as well take advantage while it lasts!
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 11:03:36 AM EDT
I don't know about that as an investment plan, but I do own a rifle that is worth more than the car I drive[:D] Sgtar15
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 12:01:09 PM EDT
It's a moronic investment plan to invest every nickle in to firearms, but anyone who doesn't know that already is beyond repair.
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 12:06:39 PM EDT
M4-Kinda thought so myself. He seemed like a nice enough guy, but decided not to laugh at somebody with two benches full of 50 cal. stuff and one bench full of 308 tactical stuff!
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