Got promoted! How do I spoil myself.


June 15, 2005, 08:23 PM
I just found out that I made E-7. Finally in the top 3.

Now the question is, what should I buy (gun wise) to spoil myself?


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June 15, 2005, 08:26 PM
Well, there's a P-7, which comes close to matching your grade...

Congratulations! Do all THR members in the area get to "punch on" the extra stripe? :evil:

June 15, 2005, 08:30 PM
I'd say, purchase a rifle six times more expensive than you feel comfortable purchasing. It isnt spoling unless Ramen noodles begin to look awful pricey..

June 15, 2005, 08:33 PM
I think something made by GE would be appropriate. :evil:

June 15, 2005, 08:33 PM
I think what you really need to do is buy ammo for all of us at the high road! Just think of it as your highroad wet down! :D

June 15, 2005, 08:34 PM
P7 would be nice. A very good example of a Finnish Nagant? Or maybe a great Enfield. Perhaps a nice Garand. Or an M1 Carbine - with a para stock! Doesn't have to be original, but extra points if it is. Or a good SFN49...

cortez kid
June 15, 2005, 08:40 PM
Colt 1911 .45 with the ivories and an outstanding holster set with a custom made buckle for a master wing nut. Congratulations by the way. I remember walking the hallways during the first space shuttle disaster. Stationed at Vandenberg AFB. I turned to a Capt. I knew and said "it could have been much worse". "How?" was his reply. "Could have had a couple of NCO's on board". OOH the look!

June 15, 2005, 08:47 PM
Hmm, a P-7 might be just right. Or even the Garand is a good idea. :D

June 15, 2005, 08:52 PM

:D :D :D

Old Fuff
June 15, 2005, 09:01 PM
Well if you have to buy something, YOU could buy ME ... :evil: :)

June 15, 2005, 09:03 PM
If it was me, I'd buy a new 1911. Maybe a lightweight S&W.

Or buy a basic milspec, then have a good 1911 smith build something nice for you. That's spoiling yourself!

Black Majik
June 15, 2005, 09:04 PM
Nothing says you've made it quite like a Ted Yost 1911 :D

June 15, 2005, 11:31 PM
A Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special.

June 15, 2005, 11:59 PM
I think an M1, an M1A or an AR15 would fit your profession quite nice.

June 16, 2005, 12:20 AM
Knowing how much you like to hunt, I'd go for a really nice custom hunting rifle. You can get left-handed Mauser style actions (stainless or "in the white") from Charles Daly that can take any cartridge from .22Hornet - .458WinMag. I'd probably go all out with a wildcat, or some obscure cartrige like 9.3x64R, or 8x68mm, or something like that. Get a nice match grade tube put on it, and then get a really nice fancy grade walnut stock custom fit to your body. By the time you're done buying all that plus an appropriate scope and some reloading dies and lifetime's supply of brass, you'll probably be out $2-5,000 depending on just how fancy you go.

June 16, 2005, 12:28 AM
First of all, congratulations!

Secondly, get a real nice (heavy barrel, nice scope, godly stock) bolt action .22 target rifle.

June 16, 2005, 06:31 AM
Guys, guys, the obvious answer is a Chrome AK wit Da Switch.

Harry Paget Flashman
June 16, 2005, 07:45 AM
Congratulations. Don't know how the Air Force does it, but Chief's initiation in the Navy required most of that promotion money being converted into a fist-full of one dollar bills to pay "fines". Between initiation and a whole new wardrobe of khaki's, blue's and white's there wasn't much left over for guns.

June 16, 2005, 10:11 AM
the obvious answer is a Chrome AK wit Da Switch
LMAO. Thats a good one.

So many choices. Whats a man to do :confused: :D

June 16, 2005, 10:55 AM
Welcome to the club.
The P7 gets my vote if that floats your boat.

June 16, 2005, 11:24 AM
How about a nice, big, black, evil, M82? :D Nothing spells success like f-i-f-t-y ;)

June 16, 2005, 11:27 AM
most I made was E-5 and then stupidly I let them make me an officer.
stoopid, stoopid, stoopid


June 16, 2005, 02:32 PM
Glad someone made it, I'm celebrating pass-over once this sucks! :mad:

Sergeant Sabre
June 16, 2005, 02:40 PM
Take anybody E-6 or below that works in your unit/section/whatever to the base club and open a tab at the bar equal to the amount of your pay raise.

THEN go buy a Colt.

June 16, 2005, 02:41 PM
Congrats! I concur with a high-end 1911.

I think something made by GE would be appropriate.

Are we talking GE Minigun? :) Do they make any other weapons?

Blue Line
June 16, 2005, 03:08 PM
Now if you want that promotion to count TAKE the wife/kids or significant other out and spend that dough on her/them to make up for the time away from home. Maybe even to the range!

Missouri Mule
June 16, 2005, 03:40 PM
There are those folks who beleive a brides wedding ring should cost three months worth of the grooms wages.

That seems fair your new pay grade times three months for a new gun(s).

It a darn good thing ,I think, that my wife didn't buy into all of that big assed diamond stuff....other wise I'd still be single......... ;)

June 16, 2005, 04:10 PM
A custom engraved pick the caliber...engraved with "Lenny" on the side...[So if you ever decided to give it away to say, a guy named "Lenny" who is a retired could er...give it to a nice guy I know!]

And a nice pointer...from a good Tennessee go with the shotgun!

June 16, 2005, 08:18 PM
Maybe a Yost 1911 would fit the bill. I have been seriously conteplating one anyway. :D

Funny thing is, the wife met me at the door last night with a hug and the pay chart.

She wanted to know how much she gets. :eek:

Randy in Arizona
June 16, 2005, 09:50 PM
She wanted to know how much she gets. :what: :what: :what: OOPS!!!!

Well, how about a nice used 10-22? :(

June 16, 2005, 09:58 PM
The diamond communists these days are saying six months!
Guess I shoulda got married way-back-when...when I didn't make any money.

June 16, 2005, 11:50 PM
There are those folks who beleive a brides wedding ring should cost three months worth of the grooms wages. The ring I gave my wife cost me about $1000. Had I followed the 3 month "rule" I'd have spent about $13,000 considering the OT I was getting at the time. My wife would've slapped me silly if I'd spent $13k on a dang ring.

'Course I did propose to her while on vacation in New Zealand. But that entire vacation still only cost us about $4500. Even including that I didn't even get half way to what I was "supposed" to spend.

When we got married (3 yrs ago) we had over 100 guests, with full catering and lots of micro-brew beer and still spent only $6000 (of which we were on the hook for $1000 - her mom and father each kicked in $2500). Even including the entire about cost of the wedding (not just what we spent) I'm still short of the $13k.

June 17, 2005, 09:58 AM
I've been married for 20 years. She's been on me to get her an anniversary ring.

I promised her one at 10 years and havent gotten it yet. :what:

June 17, 2005, 10:07 AM
Oh, dood! :eek: Ring, think ring.

June 17, 2005, 11:18 AM
I agree about a nice 1911. However, your spouse has been there for you, and you might consider also getting something equally special for about his and hers matching 1911's, heeheee.

June 17, 2005, 11:58 AM
Adopt me. I fetch a premium for my enhanced tacticality (plus I'm two-tone)

June 17, 2005, 02:15 PM
Adopt me
Skunk, you looking for a way outta California? ;)

June 17, 2005, 02:40 PM
Yes, and I like Saguaro NP a lot. Any good Korean food out there?

June 17, 2005, 04:12 PM
My wife works with quite a few Koreans and they always bring us Kimchi and Bulgoki. :D

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