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Are you a light weight or heavy weight?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Flame Red, Oct 11, 2007.

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Firearms Investment

  1. < $1,000

    32 vote(s)
    7.1%
  2. $1,001 - $2,000

    54 vote(s)
    11.9%
  3. $2,001 - $4,000

    95 vote(s)
    21.0%
  4. $4,001 - $8,000

    98 vote(s)
    21.6%
  5. $8,001 - $10,000

    43 vote(s)
    9.5%
  6. $10k - $20k

    75 vote(s)
    16.6%
  7. $20k - $40k

    31 vote(s)
    6.8%
  8. $40k - $60K

    12 vote(s)
    2.6%
  9. $60K - $100K

    5 vote(s)
    1.1%
  10. $80 - $100K

    1 vote(s)
    0.2%
  11. > $100K

    7 vote(s)
    1.5%
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  1. Flame Red

    Flame Red Member

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    I am just trying to figure out if I am considered a light weight or heavy weight. I sat down and figured out how much I have 'invested' (wrong word) in firearms. I am not including cost of ammo or accessories. Just in the estimated value of all the firearms themselves.
     
  2. Brad Johnson

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    It's relative. Some people would consider two or three guns and a few boxes of ammo as a "heavyweight". Others would consider it training wheels.

    Brad
     
  3. romma

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    I fall into the 2,001-4000 category... Financial obligations prohibit more for now.
     
  4. ShooterMcGavin

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    Does this include magazines?? ...because including magazines for one gun puts me just over the $1,000 mark.
     
  5. GunTech

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    It only takes a few class IIIs to jump into the heavyweight categotry. I have a couple, plus 50 or 60 'normal' guns (not quite sure exactly how many). Mot just gather dust. I'm coming to the realization that I could get by with a handful, and that would result in much less cleaning.
     
  6. MrPeter

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    OH MAN! I just added my guns up to get an idea of how deep I am into them and JEEZ!

    I have never spent that much money on a hobby before. Without ammo, holsters, extra mags, or anything else for these guns, the guns alone cost me over 5k. to be honest, I am shocked.

    I voted wrong, because before actually adding them up, I voted from the 2-4k mark, sorry. :-/

    Now I really wish I hadn't done that. I feel, cheated somehow... I guess, even though I wasn't.

    I need to remember to sell those 450rds of .45ACP LEAD Ultramax rounds I got and can't use. (Darn sportmansguide sold me ammo that I thought was FMJ turned out to be some wierd bare lead ammo. I guess it's meant to be used in .45ACP revolvers? A few bucks in the hole there.)
     
  7. Samuraigg

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    Close to the 2k range. Not bad for college student...
     
  8. Brad Johnson

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    You can use 'em. Just clean the barrel a little better afterwards. That is, unless you have a Glock. Then I'd try and trade them.

    Brad
     
  9. 35Rem

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    MrPeter/....Nothing wrong with that ammo...I'm probably going to piss some guys off that wanted to releive you of it....Go shoot it.
     
  10. strat81

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    Any gun with convention rifling is fine. Polygonal rifling (Glocks, for example) and lead do not mix.
     
  11. VARifleman

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    Whoops, I included accessories, reloading, training, but not ammo (sans that used in training)
     
  12. glockman19

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    Where does the heavy weight begin?
     
  13. MinnMooney

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    I'd make a bet that if the news media found out that you were the proud owner of more than 2-3 firearms, they'd call you a weapons dealer. Why else would anyone own 'so many' guns?
    Just think of how they'd lay out & describe your ammo supply to make it look like you were your very own militia.

    WOW! He had a 'stash' of over 375 rounds of ammunition in his house. That is enough to kill every man, woman & child in the small town that he lives in"!!!
    Give me a break. Heavy-Wt or Light-Wt. It's all in the eyes of the beholder.
     
  14. SuperNaut

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    It was a really bad idea to add all mine up...:eek:
     
  15. CWL

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    If you need to ask this question, you are definitely in the "lightweight" category.

    My expenditure on ammo & accessories easily total what I have spent on bare firearms, my training expenses also easily equal or surpass what I have spent on firearms.
     
  16. sacp81170a

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    I'm in the 20-40k with just what I can think of off the top of my head. I'm not counting accessories like scopes, cleaning supplies, reloading equipment, ammo and the drawer full of holsters and slings that I don't use anymore. :uhoh:

    (I've probably got a few hundred dollars worth of holsters that didn't work out. :eek:)
     
  17. CoRoMo

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    Around $1,400 that I've bought myself. Soon to add in another $1,000. If I added in the accessories (scopes,blackpowder acc, etc.) it would come close to $3,000.
    Doesn't include the gift guns that my Dad keeps giving me.
     
  18. MIL-DOT

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    how much i've invested and how much they're worth are now two very different things !!
     
  19. Walkalong

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    I am at 20K + now. (30 years worth) That is a lightweight compared to many, but many folks are glad to be above 2K. I know I was for much of my shooting career. :)
     
  20. CoRoMo

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    Even though I bought my .22 semi auto rifle for $100, I value it at $100,000 because it is awesome!! So I guess I'm a heavyweight.
     
  21. Dravur

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    wow...

    added them up... don't want to do that again... Could have paid off my house. Then again, I sold 2 guns for the down payment.....
     
  22. MASTEROFMALICE

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    A conservative estimate put me at spending over $11,000. That doesn't include free guns I've gotten. It also throws off overall values for guns I've gotten at a rediculous price (like a 3rd Reich stamped matching-numbers Mauser 98 I got from an anti-gunner for $50).

    Overall value is probably closer to $15,000 but I'm still in the same range.
     
  23. MASTEROFMALICE

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    Incidentally, if a billionaire philanthropist ever gets his hands on my wish list I'll be well into the final category.
     
  24. esq_stu

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    I better sell some before my wife finds out . . .
     
  25. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

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    Invested or value?

    I bought 8 or 9 NFA weapons in the early 80s, didn't pay much for them at all.

    I think the cheapest was $250 plus the tax stamp for a Lightning Link.
     
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