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Posted: 1/27/2006 8:44:16 AM EDT
As of today i am going to completely stop my other hobby and just concentrate on firearms and related items. No more horror/sci-fi movie memoribilia. I plan on EBaying the majority of my collection and using the cash towards weaponry. With a baby coming in a few months i am afraid as a young father it will be a few years before i am financially okay enough to have more then one major hobby. I will be keeping some stuff...

1.Original Dawn of the Dead movie poster signed by original cast and Japanese imported figures.
2.Original 1978 Kenner 18 inch tall Alien figure
3.My McFarlane Movie Maniacs Series One

It also has come to my attentio that the toy compant NECA is making a bunch of toys from the original Dawn of the Dead. These are only going to be bought as training aids for the upcoming zombie plague.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:45:14 AM EDT
I have given up money...
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:53:24 AM EDT
wiseass
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:54:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:55:21 AM EDT
Lots of money.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:55:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 8:55:51 AM EDT by pyro6988]
I have given up relationships
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:55:35 AM EDT
Nothing my parents by all mine
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:56:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 8:57:26 AM EDT by rickdawggg]
inability to defend myself from another armed human being

emphasis on the armed part
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:57:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:58:11 AM EDT
Money and other firearms, oh and probably 500 tons of ammo.


- rem
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:58:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 8:58:55 AM EDT by Repoman54r]
too much to list...
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:03:04 AM EDT
This will sound weird but I lost almost all of my origial "friends" at college over the Assault Weapons Ban ending.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:17:32 AM EDT
Well, my truck is 12 years old, has 300,000 miles and you can only get in and out of the passenger door.

My TV is a 20" Sony I bought in 1990.

My driveway is more mud than gravel.

I could go on, but I will stop. I will say about 10 years ago I bought a rifle for me for my birthday. On my next birthday, I decided the same thing...and I decided I should have one for every year old that I am. I counted last night and now I have two for every year old I am.

Anyway, my priorities are kinda screwy at times, but when push comes to shove, I figure I could always sell the guns. Nobody wants to buy a 15 year old TV, I could finish the driveway if I get ready to move, and the truck still gets me there and gets me back, you just have to climb over the seat on the way.

Dan
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:26:11 AM EDT
I was gonna buy a small bass boat, bought guns instead. Sold my dirtbike and street bike, bought guns with the extra cash. Years ago I bought a huge bag of dried beans and a huge bag of rice and some multivitamins and ate only that and didn't buy beer for a couple of months so I could save up some money for a pistol and rifle I wanted.

I haven't bought a new TV ever in my life and the two I do have my mom gave me when she bought new ones at her house over ten years ago.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:28:08 AM EDT
money, time, space
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:38:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 9:41:06 AM EDT by TexRdnec]
racing

BUT, with a little help from what self control i may or may not actually posess, one more 1919 and i am THROUGH buying firearms until 2009.

i have resolved to pay off my credit cards and put towards a new camaro in '06-'07. but you know, you can't just have a parts kit laying around taunting you so it must be built first.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:52:10 AM EDT
I gave up racing mountain bikes. It wa shard but I thought that what with all the pain that comes with racing there had to be more to having fun. Wha-la, guns. Now I am having trouble keeping them all in the safe. Stuff falls out when you open it and the woman is always bitching about it.
I do still have my bike though. I even ride it once in awhile just cause I shoot better when I am in good shape.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:53:47 AM EDT
i have given up breathing
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:55:05 AM EDT
Nothing, really.


Opportunity cost though - could have spent the money elsewhere
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:08:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 10:09:19 AM EDT by bfieldburt]
....the love of Constitution haters,

victimhood......,

.....the possibility of meterosexual friends,

marriage to a woman who wears the pants in the family....,

.....the support and love of the Democratic Party,

...buffet time with Mike Moore.

What have I given up?

Not a whole hell of a lot .
--------------
ADD: Oh, and retarded emotional and sexual maturity as per that Freud quote.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:08:41 AM EDT
virginity
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:08:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 10:09:55 AM EDT by Mr-H]
I bought an AR before I bought my car. If Illinois passes this AWB, I will give up my home state.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:21:11 AM EDT
Let's see...gave up beer drinking since I couldn't do that and carry concealed...it just ain't right!
Cut way back on the golf, but mostly since it's more fun when drinking beer...I sorta miss the beer sometimes, but I dodged a bullet way to long, my luck was getting kinda thin.

Bryan
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:24:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sWs2:
I have given up money...



+1 and a damn lot of it
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:45:15 AM EDT
the dating scene, I stopped wasting money on going out and used the money for firerarms & ammo
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:51:27 AM EDT
Time for other hobbies, I still ride dirt bikes and mountain bikes for fun. Don't race BMX anymore or do martial arts. Mostly money though, O well I would have just blown it on something that would be worthless now. Still got the guns and could sell most for what I paid.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 11:00:03 AM EDT
i dont buy computer upgrades, its been 4 years already, ...and i love PC games...

i dont buy random crap anymore....

I dont play paintball anymore (too expensive, real guns are cheaper)...

i piss my girlfriend off ALL the time, along with my parents when I buy new guns, ammo, accessories...because its a 'waste' of money or it could of been spent on them.. (gf wants me to take her to dinner and a movie for each new gun i buy)...
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 11:02:37 AM EDT
nothing except maybe a zero balance on the credit card
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 11:03:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dieter122:
i piss my girlfriend off ALL the time, along with my parents when I buy new guns, ammo, accessories...because its a 'waste' of money or it could of been spent on them.. (gf wants me to take her to dinner and a movie for each new gun i buy)...



This is how I handled that:

1) Got her interested in firearms--she is not that interested in shooting, but after buying and selling some for sizeable gains she got interested in that.

2) I buy her a new gun each time I buy one for me. Tell her that the gain will be good if she holds on to it for a couple of years.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 11:06:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:
I was gonna buy a small bass boat, bought guns instead. Sold my dirtbike and street bike, bought guns with the extra cash. Years ago I bought a huge bag of dried beans and a huge bag of rice and some multivitamins and ate only that and didn't buy beer for a couple of months so I could save up some money for a pistol and rifle I wanted.

I haven't bought a new TV ever in my life and the two I do have my mom gave me when she bought new ones at her house over ten years ago.


I use my guns to finance the purchase of other toys such as the '04 YZ 450 I bought earlier this year. Boy was the ole lady mad when she came home and saw it...
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 11:09:10 AM EDT
Just the money I could have used for other things...

Or the time I spent earning the money I then used for toys and accessories.

Basically, I don't feel I've given up anything... That would imply regret. I have no regrets, particularly with regards to firearms. I had a battery I wanted to get and have purchased it. Now I just want some "icing on the cake" (high quality hard fit 1911, for example)
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 11:51:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dan12:
...(2) I buy her a new gun each time I buy one for me. Tell her that the gain will be good if she holds on to it for a couple of years.



My b/f just bitches about the additional cost of feeding my firearm habit along with his own.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 12:58:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 12:58:52 PM EDT by WayneD]

Originally Posted By N_FL_Mountaineer:
Let's see...gave up beer drinking since I couldn't do that and carry concealed...it just ain't right!
Bryan



+1
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 1:12:55 PM EDT
My wife if she ever starts giving me crap about buying guns.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 1:14:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 1:14:56 PM EDT by Avalon01]
I just sold most of my firearms collection to finance my other hobby: .mil vehicles! Mostly armored.

Av.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 1:19:21 PM EDT
Nothing as of yet. But I realize how much "dating money" has been going into guns rather than into dating. I'm in grad school so women are pretty much a useless distraction right now.

That and the last one was skipping her birth control to try and get pregnant without my consent. Just a tad skittish now.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 1:23:17 PM EDT
For guns, I get the joy of enduring

-a kit built computer that is 8 years old
- that fails to boot 50% of time
- with a broken cd player
- with a unusable floppy drive
- with a dead sound card
- with a mouse where the left button is dead
- and monitor that is 11 years old and has lost a color,
- and a printer that is 11 years old.

Link Posted: 1/27/2006 1:26:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 12gaugeAK47:
Sex.



You too huh?
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 1:26:05 PM EDT
Money, time, relationships and enjoyed every bit of it.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 1:29:24 PM EDT
Sex with hippie girls. They can be pretty smokin when they shave.

Link Posted: 1/27/2006 2:54:56 PM EDT
Victimhood.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 8:54:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dan12:

Originally Posted By Dieter122:
i piss my girlfriend off ALL the time, along with my parents when I buy new guns, ammo, accessories...because its a 'waste' of money or it could of been spent on them.. (gf wants me to take her to dinner and a movie for each new gun i buy)...



This is how I handled that:

1) Got her interested in firearms--she is not that interested in shooting, but after buying and selling some for sizeable gains she got interested in that.

2) I buy her a new gun each time I buy one for me. Tell her that the gain will be good if she holds on to it for a couple of years.




She loves shooting, her favorite is AKs in 7.62x39 (first she loved my Vector AK, then my SAR-1)...she isnt a big fan of .223 and 5.45 AKs, go figure....

Eventually I will buy or make her an AK of her own, she likes to clean rifles, and shes very particular about it all...so that works out well. She actually WANTS to help me clean them when I return from the range with her (sometimes haha).
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 9:03:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mr-H:
I bought an AR before I bought my car. If Illinois passes this AWB, I will give up my home state.



+1 This may be good bye for me too.Especially with no grandfathering
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 9:04:24 AM EDT
bowling... going to shoot competition now. More fun less costly.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 9:25:58 AM EDT
Nada

AB
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 9:35:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ghengiskhabb:
For guns, I get the joy of enduring

-a kit built computer that is 8 years old
- that fails to boot 50% of time
- with a broken cd player
- with a unusable floppy drive
- with a dead sound card
- with a mouse where the left button is dead
- and monitor that is 11 years old and has lost a color,
- and a printer that is 11 years old.




FWIW, at the Salvation Army store here, they have a ton of CRT monitors for about $25 a piece.

have mice for $1 a piece.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 9:36:32 AM EDT


My sanity.

Link Posted: 1/29/2006 9:37:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Nothing, really.


Opportunity cost though - could have spent the money elsewhere

+1 It's all about balance.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 10:00:26 AM EDT
Quit putting money into building my truck. Sold off a few 4x4s I used to run, [79 bronco and 76 FJ40 Land cruiser] Still have the built Rango but truth is vehicles are a poor place to spend money and cost$$$ even if they sit there. I did double my money on the Land Cruiser [bought for $3500 kept 4 years sold for $7500] and cleared about 1K on the Bronco.

I do miss the Land Cruiser as I had build a custom 1/2 cab out of a old top and it was a bad ass toy running 35" tires and a 5" lift. Painted in 1955 Robin eggs blue.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 10:03:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2006 10:06:36 AM EDT by Treelo]
I don't have to give up anything for all my guns. All of mine are bought by you civilians. I get the toys I want, and the subjects pay for them.

Glock 22
Glock 23
14" Benelli Entry Shotgun
Bushmaster AR15 M4
HK UMP 40
Remington 700 LTR w/ Leupold 4.5-14 x 50mm
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 10:05:44 AM EDT
End of the year i am giving up New Jersey!
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