$100 What Do You Buy?


July 10, 2003, 04:31 AM
You're given a C note as you enter your favorite gunshop, you can use it for anything firearm related. What do you buy? Now do you use it as a downpayment for lay-a-way, buy ammo, mags, speedloaders, powder, ammo, shot, wads, bullets, hulls, cases...etc.. What about that used 22lr rifle? Maybe buys, or goes toward CCW you've been putting off. Shooting lessons, range time, you get the idea.

Lets not worry about taxes...there isn't any on this shopping spree. :D

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Ala Dan
July 10, 2003, 05:05 AM
Greeting's Sir,

I probably would use the C-note gift to purchase some
additional reloading supplies, such as powder's, primers,
and virgin brass*.

*FootNote- when working up MAGNUM loads, I like to
start with virgin brass.

Best Wishes,
ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

July 10, 2003, 05:15 AM
Either ammunition or lessons.

July 10, 2003, 07:08 AM
Same as Ala Dan - reloading supplies.


Mark Tyson
July 10, 2003, 07:16 AM

July 10, 2003, 07:33 AM
I think i would have to get "just one more "holster.:D

July 10, 2003, 08:09 AM
Lessons, then if any (hey this is fantasy!) ammo.

July 10, 2003, 08:44 AM
Reloading supplies. Need moe powder. Need more bullets. Have brass and pirmers. Maybe a couple of speed loaders for the new revolver.

Monte Harrison
July 10, 2003, 08:51 AM
A c-note will get you a nicely refurbished Mosin Nagant, or one of many other milsurp firearms.

July 10, 2003, 09:16 AM

July 10, 2003, 09:17 AM
reloading supplies, unless there was a good deal lying around. if the store had a range, perhaps the money would go towards a range membership.

July 10, 2003, 09:22 AM
Replies are coming in as I suspected, Thanks and keep them coming.

Like kids in a candy store...can't take us anywhere :p

With Preacherman's Luck, he'd find another LNIB 870 for less than a C note.:D Somebody follow and him and see how he does it.

Mike Irwin
July 10, 2003, 11:20 AM
Probably ammo or components.

You can never have enough ammo or components...

July 10, 2003, 11:22 AM
I'd apply the C-note towards my CCW purchase.

Yea, I do the impluse buy thing in candy stores, if the right candy is present.

July 10, 2003, 11:24 AM
8 lb container of Clays powder.

Since this is just a hypothetical, I'll have to shell out my own money this afternoon, since I'm down to just a couple boxes of 12ga shells. It looks like a weekend reloading marathon is in order to get me through the rest of summer trap league.

4v50 Gary
July 10, 2003, 11:25 AM
Ammo, preferably rifle.

Andrew Wyatt
July 10, 2003, 11:53 AM
Somebody follow and him and see how he does it.

following preacherman when he does not want to be followed is contraindicated by my operations manual.

July 10, 2003, 12:08 PM

July 10, 2003, 12:09 PM
Reloading equipment and whatever else I can grab.:D

July 10, 2003, 12:18 PM
Night sights or gunbelt.

July 10, 2003, 12:20 PM
Put it towards a Florida non-resident permit. If that's not really a valid use of the gun store's Benjamin, then probably a down payment on a new lay-away!

Dave P
July 10, 2003, 12:26 PM
8 lbs of surplus 4895, with enough left over to maybe squeeze in a box of primers! Can I pay you Tuesday for the bullets today?

July 10, 2003, 12:30 PM
I've been thinking about a 75 round drum for the AK......just for fun. Haven't brought myself to do it as yet.

July 10, 2003, 12:31 PM
At my local shop that would buy a Shmidt Rubin straight pull rifle

July 10, 2003, 12:35 PM
If I'm walking into the local gun shop, it's probably because I'm about to buy something (usually ammo). That being the case, I'd just use it to "lesen the cost" of whatever I was about to buy.

July 10, 2003, 12:39 PM
Put it toward a new scope for my .454 SRH

July 10, 2003, 12:39 PM
Ten AK mags.

July 10, 2003, 01:22 PM
My range dues (he owns the shop & the range) & some work on my .303 (recrown the muzzle)...

July 10, 2003, 01:28 PM
Some good used gun leather..

( My local dealer has a huge pile of the stuff sitting in the corner of his shop..)

July 10, 2003, 01:40 PM
A PA-63 ! :)

St. Gunner
July 10, 2003, 02:00 PM
Three Boxes of 135gr sierra BT's for the .270 Sendero $42

Two 1lb cans of H1000 $42

About $16 worth of Federal Match Primers...

July 10, 2003, 04:10 PM
1) Add to my bore snake collection, a bottle of Break Free and some Sweet's.

2) A couple of boxes of .17 rimfire, some .22 shorts.

3) A nylon holster for use in the woods, swamps and bayous.

4) Scotchgard for #3.

5) Range fee and a can of Diet Coke. :)

July 10, 2003, 04:25 PM
Target grips for my MkII and carbon fiber grips for my 1911.

ed dixon
July 10, 2003, 04:28 PM
Depends what's currently on "the list." Could be cleaning or reloading supplies or deposit on a gun that has to be ordered. I never feel richer than when I have a few hundred in discretionary funds in the wallet and am looking for only a 20 or 30 dollar item that I really want at the time. ("Hell, I could buy six of these without blinking.") Much more so than when I'm making a much larger purchase, but have to root for nickels under the car seat to get a soda for the ride home. (I've never detailed this feeling to the wife, as she's always prepared with a more responsible way to spend the cash. Dental co-pay indeed! Wake up and smell the Hoppe's, woman.)

July 10, 2003, 04:35 PM
8 boxes of Winnie Whitey in 9mm. 9 boxes goes over $100 by $.62 after sales tax :o

Chris Rhines
July 10, 2003, 07:09 PM
A couple hours of coaching.

- Chris

July 10, 2003, 07:19 PM
Thousands and thousands of rounds of .22. And then, shoot into oblivion!

July 10, 2003, 07:55 PM
Hmmm....that would get me three more Wilson 8 rounders for the 1911 and some .22 ammo; or

Maybe a bench rest for the varmint gun and a sandbag; or

Perhaps 5 or 6 boxes of Federal GMM 175gr matchkings; or

a checkered MSH and a tool steel slide stop; or......

Dang, this is harder than I thought. Can I have maybe $300 instead?; or...


July 10, 2003, 08:29 PM
Definitely ammo.

July 10, 2003, 11:15 PM
1. A couple of nice shotgun cases to hold my new 870's :D (see here (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?threadid=30296) for details):

2. As much practice ammo as I can buy with the change!

Andrew, you're welcome to follow me, as long as you carry the ammo! :neener:

July 10, 2003, 11:23 PM
I buy 3 boxes of Black Hills 168 grain SMK and a Spike Tomahawk from HB Forge....

Or, stuff to make a ghillie suit out of......


July 10, 2003, 11:33 PM
maybe save up 80 more bucks and buy a Bulgarian Makarov

July 11, 2003, 12:01 AM
Me, I'd buy either:
More ammo, more mags, nights sights for my house gun or new leather holster.

July 11, 2003, 12:42 AM
A Ben Franklin isn't enough scratch to get me what I want right now so I would definitely put it away in savings.... yea I know Boring ( raise the amount to an even cold cash grand and then things get interesting:D

July 11, 2003, 01:00 AM
I would buy the highest quality gun belt I could afford with the $100.

ed dixon
July 11, 2003, 04:12 AM
Preach: You have a problem. "Just because" guns can fill up a safe fast. ;)

July 11, 2003, 05:08 AM
I'll answer my own question. I would use the C note for ammo related needs.

July 11, 2003, 09:29 AM
I'd clean 'em out of the rest of that Fiocchi .38 Super they have priced at $10.99/50 (I think they have six boxes left.) Spend the rest on CB Shorts or Super Colibris for plinking off the porch.

July 11, 2003, 09:23 PM
A M44 Mosin carbine & ammo.

July 11, 2003, 11:21 PM
Probably a Mosin-Nagant 91/30 or a Mauser.
You can always get ammo for them later, but how often do you get to buy a gun?
I know.
Any time you get the chance.
Buy, buy, buy!

July 12, 2003, 12:40 AM
Ammo or mags. You can never have enough of either.

July 12, 2003, 01:53 AM

CZ 75 BD
July 12, 2003, 02:20 AM
of CCI 9mm and 20 bucks in change!

July 12, 2003, 06:09 AM
ccw class

July 12, 2003, 08:02 AM
Normally I'd say AMMO! Right now I have a need for additional mags and night sights for a newcomer, so whichever of those they had on hand.

July 12, 2003, 09:32 AM
Tactical accessories.

July 12, 2003, 10:12 AM
I would get one of the many fine MilSurp rifles that I've been putting off, probably a Mosin and some ammo to go with it.

December 27, 2007, 04:11 AM
I'll be slightly different and say magazines.

December 27, 2007, 02:09 PM
A hard shell case so I can carry more firearms at one time to the range.

December 27, 2007, 02:15 PM
Now see, that's just the type of question that I could never answer.
$100 won't buy all the goodies that I want!! But to answer the best I can...

Probably reloading components, or ammo... no, a holster. I need a holster. Well, actually I need a couple holsters. However I'm currently saving cash for a Remington Model 700, so maybe I'd just add it to that cash and go buy one. No, I really ought to buy the shotgun I've been wanting before the rifle. Man I'm going to need a lot of ammo eventually though. Oh.. I can't decide!!

See what I'm talking about.

December 27, 2007, 02:35 PM

This thread is from 2003. I'll bet that $100 is long gone!

December 27, 2007, 02:40 PM
I think my local civil rights org (http://www.azcdl.org/index.html) could use a C note. I've got enough toys for the moment.

December 27, 2007, 02:51 PM
M44 Nagent and a box of ammo.

December 27, 2007, 02:57 PM
A refurb 91/30 and 10 rounds of Bulgarian ammo.

December 27, 2007, 03:03 PM
I would buy the best holster that met my needs , and if there was anything left I would buy cartridges or components. Most people scrimp on their holsters, a good one lasts a long time.

December 27, 2007, 03:03 PM
Guess I'll be the square, if my budget is noticeably affected by 100 dollars, I'm leaving the gun shop with it and throwing it in my favorite penny stock. :P

December 27, 2007, 04:11 PM
I'd probably take that c-note and apply it toward the minimum payment due to the charge card I used to justify buying a whole bunch of gun related stuff.

December 27, 2007, 04:16 PM
definately ammo. Or a couple new mags and ammo.

December 27, 2007, 06:06 PM
I Would Put it towards a CCW

December 27, 2007, 06:11 PM
Four and one-half years old.

Thread necromancy at its finest.


And a hundred bucks doesn't buy as much as it did way back then.

December 27, 2007, 06:19 PM
true but it would pay for the course required for and a CCW here in ID:neener:

December 27, 2007, 07:35 PM
Carry ammo, either .357mag or 40S&W. I'm getting low in those calibers.

December 27, 2007, 09:05 PM

Even 4.5 years after it started my answer for $100 now is the same as it would have been then.


December 27, 2007, 09:20 PM
That $100 would have bought a LOT of 54R in 2003. :evil:

December 27, 2007, 09:28 PM
A kids .22

I been paying attention, Steve. :)

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