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What's the greatest sacrifice you've made?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by campergeek, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. campergeek

    campergeek Well-Known Member

    I'm kind of a acquirer and keeper at heart. That is, once I acquire something I tend never to get rid of it, because I can always think of SOME reason why I might want it in the future. Not so good for our storage & clutter situation, but I basically like having stuff.

    Now, as I get back into guns & shooting after a few years away from shooting sports, I'm starting to see some priorities shifting. Financially, we're doing well but like many we don't have a lot of disposable income from month-to-month. This leads me to look for other options to get more cash to spend on my shooting hobby.

    In the basement I've got a set of golf clubs that haven't seen use in several years. I enjoy golf, I have friends that enjoy golf, and I even bought my wife her own set of clubs a couple of years ago so we could enjoy the sport together (that set is still unused). However, right now I'd rather have the cash to spend on guns/ammo/range fees/etc. This may seem simple and/or silly, but it's kind of bittersweet because, as I said above, I like to hang on to my stuff.

    Getting ready to sell these clubs has me thinking that there must be other shooters who have sold personal items that you wouldn't otherwise part with just to further your shooting hobby. I'm interested to hear what Items people have chosen to give up in favor of gun-related pursuits.
  2. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Well-Known Member

    I once sacrificed and gave the last martini olive to a friend, and took the pearl onion instead...

    Does that count? :)
  3. blades67

    blades67 Well-Known Member

    Just yesterday I used money that was going to be a deposit for a Bushmaster to buy a set of Aluminum wheels for "Project Moneypit" (my '81 El Camino). That counts doesn't it?
  4. Jeeper

    Jeeper Well-Known Member

    I once traded a car for a Freedom Arms revo.
  5. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    Let's see...does selling a Glock to buy an HK count? I tend to sell or trade off stuff I no longer shoot to acquire something else I will use.
  6. rick newland

    rick newland Well-Known Member

  7. TallPine

    TallPine Well-Known Member

    And I thought this was going to be one of those "what have you done for your [country/RKBA/family/etc]" threads ...
  8. Kestryll

    Kestryll member

    I gave a 1990 Ford F150 Supercab in great shape with a 2 year old paint job to a group called Teen Challenge. They are a Christian youth outreach program for teens and adults with drug problems, mostly homeless.

    Does that count?
  9. JohnK

    JohnK Well-Known Member

    I sold an HK91, back before the ban, to upgrade my wifes computer. Knowing nothing about computers at the time I had no idea the upgrade was going to be worthless in another year.

    Made BIG points with the wife though. :)
  10. I gave up beer for a month (excluding weekends) the last time I had to "pinch the penny". For those on other boards that know me, that was alot to give up.

    I will not give up or sell:

    Any of my guns.
    My 1992 Firebird
    My 1988 GMC Truck
    My Cable Modem

    Other then that, the cat and dog do have something to worry about :D.

  11. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Greeting's All-

    A few year's ago, I traded a GLOCK 23 for a car!
    That should count for something~:D :uhoh:

    Nothing was wrong with the Glock, I just didn't need it.
    It was complete with two post ban high-cap magazines;
    with the "LE/Gov't Use Only" stamping. For those with
    inquiring minds, it was traded to another full time LEO.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
  12. Autolite

    Autolite Well-Known Member

    In order to buy and keep guns...

    I had to sacrifice my freedom of speech. Here in Canada, you can lose your firearms and your acquisition license to the federal government if you say or imply anything that anyone could remotely perceive as threatening or hostile. Want to keep you guns? Keep your face shut! The price we pay ...
  13. Lord Grey Boots

    Lord Grey Boots Well-Known Member

    Autolite. IIRC, you don't even have to be convicted of saying anything threatening, just charged with the offense.

    And absolutely don't say it in English, if you are in Quebec....
  14. Darrin

    Darrin Well-Known Member

    My other 'big hobby' besides guns is playing the bass guitar. I've already sold 2 of my 5 basses to fund the gun hobby. Actually, some time this weekend, I'm putting my fretless bass on eBay to fund either a new pistol or rifle. :D

    Normally, I'm also a pack rat. :uhoh: :)
  15. sm

    sm member

    I sold some mouse and beater guns I really never used or "needed" . Gave a bunch toward Innocents Betrayed and some other RKBA stuff.

    Yes some went for private lessons and training, a desperatly needed holster and such, for myself. I also 'sold' one revolver to someone in need that didn't have funds. I took $50 for a well worn model 10 and managed to get her lessons and talk the guys into getting assistance for CCW -another business owner picked up that tab, he also helped her get settled here in a new town, and she got her name changed, custody of child and the like. Why--I didn't have any interest other than a classmate a victim of DV with a child whom had a real need. No romance, no hidden agenda, we survived a class together, and she was in danger. I was in a position to help someone less fortunate...so I did.

    Just want to improve my firearm skills. I want to assure best can my 2A rights.
  16. Noban

    Noban Well-Known Member

    Kestryll wins. No good deed should go unnoticed. Good on you.
  17. Mossyrock

    Mossyrock Well-Known Member

    I sacrificed my wife, my house and my dog for service to my country. You be deployed for five of the last eight Christmases and see if you don't get some paperwork in the mail from a lawyer..... :fire:

    Gun sacrifices? Well, my Dad once commented that he liked a pistol I had. My reply? "Here, it's yours." Felt good about that for a long time...
  18. cool45auto

    cool45auto Well-Known Member

    I traded a Hi-Point 9mm :rolleyes:, a Ruger P95DC and a Romanian SKS for the Vertec I have now. The only one I hated to get rid of was the SKS. It was my first old battle rifle and I had completely redone it myself after knowing nothing about them previously.

    I was just getting started in collecting old battle rifles and missed it something awful. I was surprised with it as a christmas present a year later!:D
  19. Schuey2002

    Schuey2002 Well-Known Member

    I once lent my sister a couple hundred bucks; it originally had "New Glock" written all over it.. I don't know if you could call that a "real" sacrifice or anything.. *shrug*

    ( She paid me back 2 months later.. ) ;)
  20. whitebear

    whitebear Well-Known Member

    I haven't fired a shot in competition in over a year, due to spending nearly all my free time working with my 14-year-old son to get him ready for International 3-P and NRA Smallbore Prone competitions.

    Not really a sacrifice - I really enjoy working with him. :cool:

    My pistol trigger finger has really gotten itchy lately, however...

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