I'm now a Dean - what guns would make it worth it?


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silverlance
March 7, 2006, 02:09 PM
So yesterday, Chuck, Assistant Principal of Student Affairs, asked me if I wanted a two-month position as Dean of Student Supervisions. It pays $36 an hour, each day is 6.6 hours long, and I wouldn't have to teach. Instead, I'd carry around a walkie-talkie and bust kids all over school.

The catch is this: this is my summer vacation! I'm pretty worn out and as good as the money is, I really could use a break.

Still, I've decided to take the job. Pay comes out to about $8000 for the two months.

Now, here's the kicker:

To make this job worthwhile, I've decided that I'd absolutely have to spend a good chunk of it (several thousand) on gun stuff.

What should I get to make the medicine go down? Don't forget I live in CA.

Some ideas so far:

1. 5 155mm howitzer cans full of ammo: 1 in 9mm, 1 in .223, 1 in 7.62x39, 1 in .22LR, 1 in 12G.

2. Two Beretta 92FS, go tot he range and double-fist.

3. AB500 (highest quality armor) steel reactive targets: hostage, spinner, pop-up.

4. A small blackpowder cannon. I've always wanted one, but I don't know how CA will react to this...

help me save me from myself...

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Rockrivr1
March 7, 2006, 02:16 PM
Since you live in California you should get the new Barrett's .416 caliber rifle. It Barrett's way of saying FU to the legislators in California. Nice alternative to the 50 cal.

Zen21Tao
March 7, 2006, 02:18 PM
I see you are in the People's Republic of California. The only suggetion I would make is one of the new California Legal Surbu .510 DTC EUROPs or a Barrett .416. :D

azredhawk44
March 7, 2006, 02:23 PM
Still, I've decided to take the job. Pay comes out to about $8000 for the two months.

How about a good gunsmithing course for the following summer, or some other high pay vocational training? Then you could escape from being a teacher in Kalifornistan.

Fly320s
March 7, 2006, 02:25 PM
For a teacher? Gun Skool!!

Go get some... training.:D

Aneat
March 7, 2006, 02:31 PM
Dont buy ammo!!! Buy reloading equipment, you could get a quality press of your choice and be setup for all your handgun and rifle shooting.

DontBurnMyFlag
March 7, 2006, 02:35 PM
buy absolutly everything that resembles an evil black sniper assualt rifle etc. Id go with the new Barret. Or...several Garands and 1903's.

RyanM
March 7, 2006, 02:39 PM
Reloading equipment is definitely a good idea. Then buy something in 10mm or .41 mag or something, to put it to good use.

rnovi
March 7, 2006, 02:39 PM
First $1000. Absolutely, a reloading press! It will pay you back for decades.

Second $1000. And a Smith 625JM with around 50 moonclips of .45acp. You won't ever have to worry about chasing your bass after that!

Third $1000. a pair of SA XD's in 9mm.

Fourth $1000. A hunting vacation or a week at some combat school.

Sinsaba
March 7, 2006, 02:40 PM
Use the money to move to the US

Zundfolge
March 7, 2006, 03:13 PM
Use the money to move to the US
Thats what I was going to say ... an extra $8000 could make a move to a free state much easier.

iamhistory
March 7, 2006, 04:57 PM
get a kevlar helmet, second chance vest and a crying towel to prepare for the start of the new school year with NO summer vacation!!! :what:

just kidding.

I like the post about using the money to move to the US :D That's a good one.

paul45
March 7, 2006, 05:01 PM
Thank God I dont live in CA. and have my taxes go to some guy walking around a school for 36/hr.........:barf:

cookekdjr
March 7, 2006, 05:13 PM
have you spoken w/ your accountant? an additional 8K may knock you into a tax bracket that will eat that money up.

I'd defintely do that first. Figure out how this fits within your larger financial goals.
Then I'd consider this:

1. Is there a trip I'd like to take somewhere (like a bear hunt in Canada or Alaska).
2. Is there one special gun I'd love but would never buy for myself?
3. How's my 401(k) looking?
-David

ABTOMAT
March 7, 2006, 05:20 PM
Second $1000. And a Smith 625JM with around 50 moonclips of .45acp. You won't ever have to worry about chasing your bass after that!'

I don't know, I usually get bass with a rod and reel. .45 ACP might make a mess. :)

Larger
March 7, 2006, 05:37 PM
Blow 10-20% of your take on fun stuff, and try to sock what is left after taxes away for something big. House downpayment, for example. Or invest it so you aren't tempted to live the short term off of it. And pay off student loans if you have them.

Even with an inexpensive single stage reloading press, you can spit out a month's worth of ammo in an afternoon or two. They say reloading doesn't really save you money, but i don't have time to shoot more than i did before i began reloading, and the single stage keeps up with my 300-400 rounds of centerfire a month habit. That is two fairly short afternoons a month, although if i shot much more a progressive would be nice. Don't forget to include all those little 20-50 dollar add-ons that you think you can live without, like powder tricklers, loading blocks, and multiple reloading books. It adds up quick.

Then A nice new firearm on top of that. Steel would be pretty tempting to me too, and i have a place to shoot it.

Ala Dan
March 7, 2006, 05:46 PM
two handguns: a NIB Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special .45 ACP, and
a NIB Les Baer Premeire II .45 ACP. The total would be right at 4K,
then use the rest for ammo and gas money to and from the range.

Geno
March 7, 2006, 05:56 PM
When I was a high school principal, walking around, I made $108.30 per hour--plus benefits.

The superintendent, sitting on his butt, was making about $270.00 per hour.

What's the difference between the two? I earned it and the superintendent didn't. :D

Have a good day.

Edited to add: I agree, 416 Barrett just to thumb your nose at CA!

Doc2005

Bart Skelton
March 7, 2006, 06:00 PM
Why not go all out and set yourself up with a fine investment. I'd find a good Colt Single Action Army, preferably in .45 Colt - a 1st or 2nd generation.

mickey
March 7, 2006, 06:08 PM
all this money going to these high paid people. and the schools say they need more money. or they will have to cut something i think this is the place to start.
working for a living. really work you should try it .....

gp911
March 7, 2006, 06:10 PM
One more vote for the Barrett in .416!

Also get a C&R license and about 30 milsurps for the same price...

Then a big safe... :D

I'd seriously consider the Barrett. Lotta bang, for a lotta bucks... Plus it's a future piece of ********** history!


gp911

iamhistory
March 7, 2006, 06:35 PM
Why not go all out and set yourself up with a fine investment. I'd find a good Colt Single Action Army, preferably in .45 Colt - a 1st or 2nd generation.

Hey......what a coincidence. I happen to have one for sale. In fact, I have a .45 and a .357 mag both Colt Single Action Army 2nd generation. Check out the firearms listings. Obviously I've had some interest on them so if you are interested in something like this.......act quickly. Nice prices too.

Kentak
March 7, 2006, 06:35 PM
Mickey--

I gotta admit, I chafe when I hear comments about how easy school people have it and overpaid they are. Spend a week being a middle school teacher and you'll change your tune. Your comment was totally rude and ignorant. *Everybody* thinks the other guy is overpaid.

K

chuxterized
March 7, 2006, 06:49 PM
congrats. get a g22, it's all you'll ever need.

californiasushi
March 7, 2006, 06:57 PM
congratulations!
putting in a vote for the california legal m1a since you can't get an ar15 :neener: :neener:

onikuma
March 7, 2006, 09:53 PM
hrm. get the barrett .416.. but then that's just because i want to play with it ;)

Logistics
March 7, 2006, 10:13 PM
>>>hrm. get the barrett .416.. but then that's just because i want to play with it <<<<

COST from Barrett on the new .416 is $3490 and there is NO ammo available except for T&E.

COST from Barrett on a standard 50 is $2890 shipped with starlight case, Barrett rings, bipod and Bushnell 3-9 crappy scope that comes with it. Unfortunately they dropped the included 80 rds of ammo that acompanied the rifle earlier.

Still the cartridge is very similar to the .408 cheyenne (which is a .416 rigby) and can shoot 1/8 moa with handloads. The downside of the .408 cheyenne is $6.50 a SINGLE round. Pick your poisen? (Or your pocket).....Either way I think the .416 in 3-5 years time will be a viable insanely cool tack driver! The price of the rifle and the ammo shouldl seriously come down as well.

good luck either way!

~L

onikuma
March 7, 2006, 10:19 PM
snicker ;) sorry it was an inside gag between silver, calsushi, and chuxter ;) i wasnt seriously telling him to get it ;)

luxone
March 7, 2006, 10:24 PM
Use the money to move to the US
ASAP!

Hockeydude
March 7, 2006, 10:35 PM
The real question is; what caliber for teenage degenerates?:p

Chrontius
March 7, 2006, 10:36 PM
First $1000. Absolutely, a reloading press! It will pay you back for decades.

Second $1000. And a Smith 625JM with around 50 moonclips of .45acp. You won't ever have to worry about chasing your bass after that!

Third $1000. a pair of SA XD's in 9mm.

Fourth $1000. A hunting vacation or a week at some combat school.

I misread that last line as a euphemism. :eek:

2TransAms
March 7, 2006, 10:49 PM
Double-fisting Berettas? At least go classy and get 1911's!

Aaaaand...hate to be a party-pooper,but 8 grand is a lot of rent,gas,and groceries. Apparently you ain't married.:D

silverlance
March 7, 2006, 11:54 PM
but i am heavily in debt. well.. i guess not that badly.

13k student loan 13k car loan.

could be worse I suppose. my only vices are cheaperthandirt.com and sportsmansguide.com.

well, the .416 sounds real good but that remaining 4k will literally go up in smoke after a few trips to the range. that - and I don't even know how I'd go about trying to buy such a gun. god knows hardly anybody around here sells anything that shoots bigger than .308. besides, there's no where I'd be able to shoot at. the outdoor range i go to is well over 50 miles away, and because of forestry laws i don't know if they'll allow .416. I seem to recall .50 being banned for a while because supposedly it would start forest fires. could be because the majority of .50 at the time was steel-jacketed?

the pair of 1911s sounds really good - a les baer and a kimber in the other hand? hm. that's neat! but 1911s seem more like stallone-style, not the john woo-style that i'm having fantasies about.

want to hear something really scary?

just as I was having second thoughts, I ran into this online:

http://www.ammoman.com/close_outs.htm

scroll all the way to the bottom.

hint: in CA, ALL guns have to be DROS'ed (registered with dept of justice). BUT while handguns need individual dros'es, @ $35 a piece, an unlimited amount of long guns can be dros'ed on a single dros....

californiasushi
March 8, 2006, 12:28 AM
http://www.fulton-armory.com/MARifles.htm#FA-FFL-M14-CA-Legal-EBR

or the california legal version of this:

http://www.springfield-armory.com/prod-rifles-loaded.shtml

kimber's customer service is known to be horrible. if customer service matters to you, there is no better than springfield armory or smith and wesson

chuxterized
March 8, 2006, 12:29 AM
he's rubbing it in that we can't get ARs. http://www.impactguns.com/store/waltherg22.html

californiasushi
March 8, 2006, 12:41 AM
well if you're going to get a g22, you might as well get a r22 (with the sd option!!) instead:

http://www.rhinelandarms.com/

Beetle Bailey
March 8, 2006, 12:58 AM
How about the AB500 armor and a Springfield Armory M1A, and a few cases of surplus .308 ammo? :D

A weekend of blasting the steel with .308 and all your troubles will melt away. :cool:

Logistics
March 8, 2006, 01:00 AM
>>>kimber's customer service is known to be horrible. if customer service matters to you, there is no better than springfield armory or smith and wesson<<<<

+1

Absolutely! 1000% right! And Springfield dosen't use any plastic parts as well....

Black Majik
March 8, 2006, 01:06 AM
A Ted Yost full house customized Colt Government :)

....or two..... :D

MNgoldenbear
March 8, 2006, 01:14 AM
silverlance
First my condolences -- both for living in the PRK, and for having the misfortune of making a serious vocational error. :D Sorry, I taught for 16 years in NorCal (Bay & Sac areas -- actually have a button that says, "Obviously, I've made a serious vocational error" that I used to wear sometimes for back-to-school or report card nights. Few of the parents got it -- laughed). Good luck to you! Saw good suggestions. Short of moving, get lots of loading supplies, perhaps some training in whatever techniques you're interested in, but definitely pay down debt and plan for the future. I was amazed at how much money I had as a single teacher after I paid off credit cards and vehicle. Bought a house and had enough left to golf, go out with friends, and buy a gun pretty much whenever I felt like it. (I then tossed all that, left the state, and got married. Call it temporary or permanent insanity, but she's really a keeper.)

rangerruck
March 8, 2006, 01:44 AM
i dont remember where they are, but there is a tripod mounted 22 full auto belt fed, and some one else makes and sell a very nice looking 22 belt fed rifle. they are about 3000 plus.

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