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Posted: 12/29/2005 8:15:46 PM EDT
My grandmother-in-law is going to give me $100 bucks as a belated Christmas present.

I currently have a RRA Elite A4 with flip-up rear sight, standard midlenth handguard, hogue grip, 5C2 flash hider, PRI latch, and 6 position stock.

What should I spend the $100 on for my AR/gun habit?
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:16:41 PM EDT
Beer and ammo.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:24:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dation:
Beer and ammo.



but NOT at the same time...
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:32:03 PM EDT
another build

or mags and ammo
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:32:31 PM EDT
10-pack of USGI mags...
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:33:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jaltered:
My grandmother-in-law is going to give me $100 bucks as a belated Christmas present.

I currently have a RRA Elite A4 with flip-up rear sight, standard midlenth handguard, hogue grip, 5C2 flash hider, PRI latch, and 6 position stock.

What should I spend the $100 on for my AR/gun habit?





You know somebody's going to tell you to pony up and become a paying member of this forum . . . And they're probably right. I should too . . .

Also, are you a member of the NRA? If not, you should be.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:39:47 PM EDT

You know somebody's going to tell you to pony up and become a paying member of this forum . . . And they're probably right. I should too . . .

Also, are you a member of the NRA? If not, you should be.



I just put my money where my mouth is . . . $24 for a "bronze" membership . . .
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:40:27 PM EDT
I'm a member of the TSRA.

And I don't drink enough beer.....to spend Christmas money on it.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:45:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jaltered:
I'm a member of the TSRA.



Does that mean you're not a member of the NRA? You can say what you want about the NRA but it's clear to me that the Assault Weapons Bill would not have been allowed to expire without them. If ever there were a group of shooters who should support the NRA it's the black rifle crowd . . .

Sorry to pound on you but you asked what you should spend your money on. Any shooter with money burning a hole in his pocket and isn't an NRA member really should think about taking care of business.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:45:36 PM EDT
Mags, ammo. GOA membership?
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:47:58 PM EDT
M855
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:49:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By johnthreesixteen:
M855



Well, there's that too . . .
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:50:05 PM EDT
Mags!
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:55:46 PM EDT
Mags sound like a good idea. In fact, my wife gave me several for Christmas.

Other thoughts?
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 9:11:11 PM EDT
best damn hooker in town
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 9:16:10 PM EDT
Half on ammo and for $50 you can still have the best hooker in town
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 9:34:40 PM EDT
ammo
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 10:24:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By johnthreesixteen:
M855

Alternately: XM193 or Q3131A
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 10:31:06 PM EDT
I could send you a very nice bottle of sand from the beach here in guam and I'll even through in a young green coconut all for $50.00 shipped (+3% if paypal) all your friends will envy you.
No, really. I'm serious...


Gene

you could make a real pina colada...... come on.....
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 3:19:25 AM EDT
I would start to buy parts for my next build
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 3:59:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 4:59:03 PM EDT by No_Expert]
Make him her give it to you in a $100 bill, then go try to buy $41 worh of gas.

No Expert
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 4:00:47 AM EDT
ammo & mags
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 4:20:06 AM EDT
Dude, put that cash in the old relationship bank. Spend it all on her!

Now before the non-married crowd starts talkin shit, STFU!

Us married guys know that every once in a while these little token gestures pay off big time. Honey instead of spending it on me, here, go buy yourself something. Two months down the road, its hun, Im going to the gun show....ya come home with $200 worth of stuff, she remembers that you are a sweet guy who has made sacrafices for her, and you slide on in with no problem.

I dropped $1550 + at a show on Dec. 4th. That is out of the 2 G I took with me. Now this is right before X-Mas and I hadnt shopped for her at all. She knew I was spending 2 G, but I got some bargains, so I came home and dropped the remainder in her lap. Here baby go buy yourself something.

Guess what, since then I got more ammo, targets, and other goodies and she hasnt complained once. Stuff I couldn't find at the show. And Im ordering more stuff today. Not a peep, cause I still got some collateral in the relationship bank.

Come on guys, our hobby is damned expensive, so sometimes it pays to give "the allusion that you care!" (courtesy of the late, great, Sam Kinnison)
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 4:40:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Orion67:
Dude, put that cash in the old relationship bank. Spend it all on her!



Awesome advice, Xmas brought her a diamond necklace, and me a PVS-14/Pri Mount/IR laser.
For her b-day, she's getting a new curio cabinet, me, probably a night vision scope!

One of my old professors always said; "Read, study, learn, work hard and save your money."
I did, I do, and then I spend it all at one time on something good.



Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:21:31 AM EDT
Use it as a down payment on a training course.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:32:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MisterPX:
Use it as a down payment on a training course.



That's what I'm considering. Either that, or more mags and ammo. (I'd use the latter in a training course as well.)
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 11:33:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jaltered:
My grandmother-in-law is going to give me $100 bucks as a belated Christmas present.

I currently have a RRA Elite A4 with flip-up rear sight, standard midlenth handguard, hogue grip, 5C2 flash hider, PRI latch, and 6 position stock.

What should I spend the $100 on for my AR/gun habit?



Sounds like you got all the fancy extras, so I'll go with the crowd favorite as well and say Magazines. You can never have too many.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 11:48:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 12:24:07 PM EDT by feral]
I'd vote for AR related tools if you don't already have them.....action block, armorer's wrench, punches, etc.

ETA: Or maybe a high quality set of gunsmith's screwdrivers?
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 12:23:15 PM EDT
Mags and a LULA!
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 4:37:35 PM EDT
NRA MEMBERSHIP! DO IT NOW!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 4:53:04 PM EDT
A Cheap Hooker and a Bottle of rotgut.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 4:59:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 5:01:03 PM EDT by jt325i]
Ammo!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:20:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bladeswitcher:

You know somebody's going to tell you to pony up and become a paying member of this forum . . . And they're probably right. I should too . . .

Also, are you a member of the NRA? If not, you should be.



I just put my money where my mouth is . . . $24 for a "bronze" membership . . .



good job, bro; Im waiting on my member upgrade too.

And +1 on the NRA membership, do it and you will never regret it.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:27:34 PM EDT
Can't go wrong with hookers & blow.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:29:32 PM EDT
ME!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:30:45 PM EDT
seriously, when in doubt, buy more ammo.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:32:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mdripley:
A Cheap Hooker and a Bottle of rotgut.



Cheap hooker = $5.00
Rotgut = $5.00 (MD20/20 will work in a pinch if Thunderbird isn't available)

What's he going to do with the other $90.00?

$35 at Planned Parenthood for a VD test after the cheap hooker.
$20 for Crab shampoo

That leaves $35.00.

I say get $35.00 worth of ammo. You can never have too much ammo.

Hardwarz
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:37:01 PM EDT
ME! Send it to me
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 10:49:22 PM EDT
Get a case of Wolf and go to the range.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 11:06:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By edwin907:

Originally Posted By Orion67:
Dude, put that cash in the old relationship bank. Spend it all on her!



Awesome advice, Xmas brought her a diamond necklace, and me a PVS-14/Pri Mount/IR laser.
For her b-day, she's getting a new curio cabinet, me, probably a night vision scope!

One of my old professors always said; "Read, study, learn, work hard and save your money."
I did, I do, and then I spend it all at one time on something good.

www.pbase.com/edwin907/image/54038149/original.jpg




I always love seeing that pic. That's a beautiful rifle and photo. I say spend the money on ammo. Never hurts.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:12:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By edwin907:
Awesome advice, Xmas brought her a diamond necklace, and me a PVS-14/Pri Mount/IR laser.
For her b-day, she's getting a new curio cabinet, me, probably a night vision scope!

One of my old professors always said; "Read, study, learn, work hard and save your money."
I did, I do, and then I spend it all at one time on something good.






That may be the clearest photo I've ever seen of an AR. Did you take that? If so, what camera did you use? Beautiful.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:17:52 AM EDT
buy..tactical rail handguard...
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:46:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bladeswitcher:
Any shooter with money burning a hole in his pocket and isn't an NRA member really should think about taking care of business.



+ 1
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 4:43:23 AM EDT
Trijicon night sites front and rear under the 'C' note limit, may not seem like you got anything ...til its dark.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:08:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sagus:

Originally Posted By edwin907:
Awesome advice, Xmas brought her a diamond necklace, and me a PVS-14/Pri Mount/IR laser.
For her b-day, she's getting a new curio cabinet, me, probably a night vision scope!

One of my old professors always said; "Read, study, learn, work hard and save your money."
I did, I do, and then I spend it all at one time on something good.

www.pbase.com/edwin907/image/54038149/original.jpg




That may be the clearest photo I've ever seen of an AR. Did you take that? If so, what camera did you use? Beautiful.



+1

I can't wait until my 20" looks like that. What rails system is that?? Larue?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:14:58 AM EDT
ammo and a few targets
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:23:34 PM EDT
Dang.

It looks like she's going to "take us shopping."

I don't think gun-related purchases are going to fly after all. However, I guess I could use some new clothes.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:59:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sagus:

That may be the clearest photo I've ever seen of an AR. Did you take that? If so, what camera did you use? Beautiful.



It's actually just a quick and dirty photo using my Olympus DSLR E-1 and the 14-54 f2.8-3.5 lens. The beauty of the Olympus is that it's as rugged as the AR, splash proof, and good for over 150,000 shutter actuations.
Many thanks
Edwin
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:02:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By books:

www.pbase.com/edwin907/image/54038149/original.jpg


+1

I can't wait until my 20" looks like that. What rails system is that?? Larue?



It's actually a LMT MRP upper, integral rail, 16" barrel.

Here's a 13.2 LaRue Tactical on a 20" for comparison.

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