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Posted: 1/26/2006 11:01:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2006 4:46:54 PM EDT by TheLibertarianMind]
I would like to hear your stories of impulse buying, so to start it off hear is mine.

4 days ago I was working out of town, so my company pays for my hotel. After work I check out this po-dunk town in IL, and find a gunshop. I walk in see a brand new 32 round mag for a Glock 9mm. I think to myself that would be cool to have for shits and grins. So I buy the mag and 6 other regular full cap. All official Glock.

"To bad I don't have a Glock." I think to myself.

So today I went to this kickass gunshop in Belleville IL. (I live in the St. Louis area)

I walk in and I say "Do you have any Glock 17s?"

Store owner: "Yes I do."

I check it out and I say: "I'll take it."

Store owner: "Great."

I say: "I want to get a 1911, I have never owned one before"

I scoped out the new Kimber Raptor, and the Desert Warrior. They were both awsome. Then the owner said I got this trade in that I originally sold to a guy he put 50 round through it and traded it back. It was a Wilson Combat CQB Grey/Black. It looked band new. all shiny on the inside and everything. It was $1600.

I said: "I will take that too."

As I walk to the check-out I see a new AK with an underfolder It was a Vector build on a Yugo reciever. I checked it out for 30 seconds and said: "I'll take that too."

As I am filling out the paper I see an MP5 full auto in the rental case. I say: After we fill out these papers charge me for a rental on the MP5 and I'll take some ammo.

I never shot a full auto weapon before. I shot 200 rounds through it, shooting 3-5 shot strings. It was the most fun I ever had with my pants on.

Total bill
$3,015.27

Here are the pics








Range report next...
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:08:50 AM EDT
bump
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:10:38 AM EDT
Hey, aren't we related? Yeah...I remember you. You're that uncle that owes me money.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:11:08 AM EDT
Sounds like you had a good day.

Where was this shop?
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:11:21 AM EDT
Nice
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:11:21 AM EDT

Either you are unmarried now, or will be very soon.

Good purchases all around, though.

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:11:26 AM EDT

I don't want to talk about it


Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:13:01 AM EDT
damn you spend more in one day than I spend in about a year for guns.

Did I mention that I hate you
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:13:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 11:14:49 AM EDT by mjohn3006]
On my way home from the grocery store. Saw a truck I liked in the dealer parking lot. None of the groceries needed to be put in the fridge, so I stopped, test drove, and bought my $27,000 truck.

I would say about 10 or so of the guns I have bought were bought completely on impulse. Had no real want for it until I saw it at the shop/show.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:13:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AvengeR15:
Either you are unmarried now, or will be very soon.




Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:16:42 AM EDT
The shop is on Route 159 south of 64

It is called the "Belleville Shooting Range"

I just got engaged at Christmas (so I did'nt have to buy a present too, I thought the ring was enough)

I feel I should be well armed before I get married.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:19:35 AM EDT
Working the plastic?
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:19:36 AM EDT
I wish I had the disposable income to do something like that without being overtaken by buyer's remorse. I think thr last impulse purchase I made was a $29 dollar jacket.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:24:57 AM EDT
Called up Dealers Warehouse one time to get a receiver. While I was on the phone I ordered a 1911 just for grins. Wife didn't know anything until I had to move the safe. All the guns come out and she says, "Hey is this new?"
Oops.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:29:01 AM EDT
Entering college and broke up with my GF of 1.5 yrs. Decided I kind of liked sportbikes so I bought a new 2001 Suzuki GSX-R 750 a few days after considering it. Best money I've spent.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:32:02 AM EDT
Lets just say that I did my part to keep Winchester/USRAC in business.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:34:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By imposter:
Lets just say that I did my part to keep Winchester/USRAC in business.




Obviously, you didn't do enough.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:39:51 AM EDT
Went into my favorite gun store.
Saw a Beretta Silver Hawk 12ga, 28 inch barrels, SxS, english stock, etc
ohhhhhhhhh, pretty
but I can't get it without getting the wife something (as it's her turn for a new gun)
Hey, i ask, got any left hand O/U's?

Sure, he says, got a real nice brand new Browning 525 left handed.

total bill, just under 6,000 (yeah, shotguns are 'spensive)

plus another $700 for stock fitting.

Brian
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:42:35 AM EDT
Where is bellville in relation to Valmeyer? If I'm thinkning correctly its kinda close. I'd have to check out that place when I go visit my mom in Valmeyeer.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:43:22 AM EDT
I felt so good when I made my purchases. I think I am going to explode waiting for three days to get my guns. I wonder if this is how women feel when they buy clothes?
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:45:09 AM EDT
Sounds like you spent a boat load on an AK.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:46:46 AM EDT
Just got my bonus payment, so..cleaned off a credit card, my overdraft, some in savings, etc...decided to run by the local funstore on the way back from lunch, "just to see"

15 minutes later I walked out with a brand new Springfield XD 45ACP. Didn't plan on it, didn't even expect or really want to get anything...but *Shrug* kinda hard to turn down 13+1 of .45 for a good price, especially since the new ones have a way better finish than the older XD's...

That'll be the last gun purchase for a while...hopefully...
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:47:52 AM EDT
LOL, sounds like a good time to me...
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:48:51 AM EDT
You mean you can buy more than one handgun in a month? Im really gonna have to move out of this state.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:56:59 AM EDT



all of my gun purchases are sort-of impulse buys. i get it in my head that i want something, then if i stop at a fun shop and see it, it's mine!


Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:59:06 AM EDT
It broke down like this

Glock 17 New $505

Willson Combat CQB $1,649

Vector Arms AK47 W/Underfolder new $603

Foid call $2

Club member $free with new gun purchase

Range fee, targets, ammo $52 approx
Full-Auto MP5 rental
(the most fun you can have with
your pants on)

TaxMan (boo hissss) $204.94

Total $3,015.27
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 12:01:44 PM EDT
I just bought a blade-tech belt holster with Tek-Lok clasp for $60.

I don't really need it, but I want a better holster for my Glock 21.

Plus I'm a college student, so $60 isn't a meaningless amount of money to me.

-Fidel
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 12:05:28 PM EDT
I bought a Henry Goldenboy lever-action .22 the first time I saw it. Fun little rifle, and it looks sharp.

We made an offer on the house we bought less than an hour after we first stepped in the door. But we'd been looking for a house for four months, so I don't know if that counts as an impulse buy.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 12:06:08 PM EDT
Shit, i bought the "display model" of an Inova X5 light 20% off at sharper image and felt bad about THAT........

$30 bucks....


that was before I got my 262 buck gas bill, now I wish I had not bought it.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 12:10:51 PM EDT
Now all you need to do is find some 7.62 ammo to run through the AK
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 12:12:04 PM EDT


fixing to be for sale though, i think. gonna build my other parts kit so i can get it out of the safe.

i know this is arfcom and everything, but do i really need two?
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 12:36:42 PM EDT
IMPULS BUY Wife and I traded in her 98 chevy on a 02 dodge went to pick up the tags for her truck and they had just taken in a fully loaded 04 quad cab w/ leather and sunroof. Asked my salesman how much and he said they just put it out at 42k long story short i traded my 04 quad cab for that 04 quad cab and pissed the wife off to boot but I got a HEMI
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 12:37:47 PM EDT
I've got you beat:

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 12:43:18 PM EDT
My wife bought me an iPod for Christmas. But being a girl, she didn't bother to read the system requirements on the side of the box. Our home computer was an ancient POS and wouldn't be able to run the iTunes software.

So shortly after that I bought a new $1400 iMac so I could play with my new iPod.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 12:44:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:07:08 PM EDT
Impulse buy #1



Impulse Buy #2



Impulse buy #3

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:13:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheLibertarianMind:
I would like to hear your stories of impulse buying, so to start it off hear is mine.

4 days ago I was working out of town, so my company pays for my hotel. After work I check out this po-dunk town in IL, and find a gunshop. I walk in see a brand new 32 round mag for a Glock 9mm. I think to myself that would be cool to have for shits and grins. So I buy the mag and 6 other regular full cap. All official Glock.

"To bad I don't have a Glock." I think to myself.

So today I went to this kickass gunshop in Belleville IL. (I live in the St. Louis area)

I walk in and I say "Do you have any Glock 17s?"

Store owner: "Yes I do."

I check it out and I say: "I'll take it."

Store owner: "Great."

I say: "I want to get a 1911, I have never owned one before"

I scoped out the new Kimber Raptor, and the Desert Warrior. They were both awsome. Then the owner said I got this trade in that I originally sold to a guy he put 50 round through it and traded it back. It was a Wilson Combat CQB Grey/Black. It looked band new. all shiny on the inside and everything. It was $1600.

I said: "I will take that too."

As I walk to the check-out I see a new AK with an underfolder It was a Vector build on a Yugo reciever. I checked it out for 30 seconds and said: "I'll take that too."

As I am filling out the paper I see an MP5 full auto in the rental case. I say: After we fill out these papers charge me for a rental on the MP5 and I'll take some ammo.

I never shot a full auto weapon before. I shot 200 rounds through it, shooting 3-5 shot strings. It was the most fun I ever had with my pants on.

Total bill
$3,015.27



I thought guns were illegal in IL.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:13:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:22:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheLibertarianMind:
It broke down like this

Glock 17 New $505

Willson Combat CQB $1,649

Vector Arms AK47 W/Underfolder new $603

Foid call $2

Club member $free with new gun purchase

Range fee, targets, ammo $52 approx
Full-Auto MP5 rental
(the most fun you can have with
your pants on)

TaxMan (boo hissss) $204.94

Total $3,015.27



Wow....if you can afford to impulse buy all that you can afford anything....
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:26:39 PM EDT
I normally try not to buy things on impulse, but last month there was a Browning Gold that was just staring me down.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:31:37 PM EDT
Latest impulse buy...

last night after realizing again the world is coming to an end, I bought $250 worth of Mountain House food direct from MH. Their just down the valley from me and my tin foil collection
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:43:52 PM EDT
I also Impulse bought my fiancee's engagement ring at $4200, but I am making intrest free payments on that.

Other than the ring and the car payment I'm debt free.

I try to buy everything with cash, exept for today cause I don't carry 3 grand on me.
My impulse buy today will be paid when the first bill comes.

I once bought a Berretta 96 on a Gayland's Credit Cared cause they offered 20% off the first purchase over $500 and intrest free for a year. I got a gun for under cost and payed for it when the first bill came.

Being debt free is the best feeling in the world. I love saving money so I can splurge every year or so.

Also, no morgage and no kids, no wife, helps I'm sure.

I love America.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:52:02 PM EDT
Just today, I was at my dealer's store, getting the paperwork in hand to take to the Sheriff for my inbound can, and there was a Sig 220 that just about snuck out with me. Man that was close!!!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:59:08 PM EDT
gus, the Sig 220 is an excellent buy, if it was two tone you should go back right now!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 2:04:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheLibertarianMind:
gus, the Sig 220 is an excellent buy, if it was two tone you should go back right now!



Nah, I just bought a pistol in December (USP 45 Tactical) and I cant' buy any more until I get one last MG.

Maybe two.



Link Posted: 1/26/2006 2:05:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SigSaurP228:

Impulse buy #3

i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/SigSaurP228/Picture001.jpg



The two happiest days in a man's life:

The day he buys a boat.

And the day he sells that boat.

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 2:12:34 PM EDT
I just walked into the campus bookstore last week. I saw a $160 Physiology book on the shelf that looked good in its red cover. I got that. I also got about four various lab manuals for $50 a pop. Then I got a Cell Bio book for $100 just as icing on the cake.

Total cost: $460, and I have something to do in my free time!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 2:21:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Evil_Ed:
Just got my bonus payment, so..cleaned off a credit card, my overdraft, some in savings, etc...decided to run by the local funstore on the way back from lunch, "just to see"

15 minutes later I walked out with a brand new Springfield XD 45ACP. Didn't plan on it, didn't even expect or really want to get anything...but *Shrug* kinda hard to turn down 13+1 of .45 for a good price, especially since the new ones have a way better finish than the older XD's...

That'll be the last gun purchase for a while...hopefully...


what did you pay for that? How big is it in your hand compared to the HK or Glock?
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 2:24:18 PM EDT
I was driving home from the bank with the title to my vette in hand (just paid it off)
Saw a newer one sitting at a car lot pulled in and traded *sigh* 4 more years of payments
but hey
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 2:24:25 PM EDT
I almost impulse bought that XD.45 today but I had to draw a line somewhere, right?

I was impressed on how strong the grip is being that it is so thin. In a blind test you could not tell that it was any bigger than an XD 9.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 2:32:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

The two happiest days in a man's life:

The day he buys a boat.

And the day he sells that boat.




Take that to the bank folks!
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