Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by marksman13, Jan 31, 2021.
BTW, they learned from the AWB. If they do it again they’ll come for what you already have.....like bump stocks. I don’t even think they’re talking about an AWB, it’s mandatory “buy backs” now days.
lose money on a firearm purchase now.
Four years is a very LONG time to await for the ship to correct course.
If one is overextended in 2023...the likelihood of finding a buyer will be great.
My bet is that a new $750 firearm today will be a $750 (used) firearm.
Imagine if we could purchase cars, drive 'em around for a few years, then sell for SAME price.
One should not crazily overextend themselves, yet probably will prove to be prudent purchase.
The sky is not falling, for at least 2 more years.. If we loose the senate then you can truly panic as they will have carte blanch.
I didn't buy guns on that credit card, but the local major gun shop had a 12 month "no interest" offer a few times per year. I took part in that at least one time in the early '90s.
The bottom line for me was that new black rifles back then exceeded what I was able to pay for even with the possibility of 12 monthly payments.
For some perspective, I like to refer to my old 1994 Guns and Ammo Annual with retail pricing of many guns within. Some MSRP examples from it below . . .
Colt flat top H-bar sporter $989.95
Colt sporter lightweight $859.95
Colt sporter delta H-bar $1,489.95
Heckler & Koch SR-9 $1,369 to $1,946
Springfield Inc. M1A Rifle $1,065 to $1,849
Kind of like when Reagan screwed us with the machine guns. Just sorta came and went for me.
Later, living through California's ban, I didn't care much either.
I guess at any given time I already have what I think I'm gonna want.
Hindsight has proven out the flaw in that thinking. Over and over again.
Here I am without primers or powder.
The Democrats do control the senate.
They control the House, the Senate is a 50/50 split which means likely nothing will get done as they need 60 votes.
I am 28 own my house no mortgage, own my vehicles, and have no debt what so ever...... 2 years ago I had 15k in credit card, home equity lomenof credit maxed, mortgage payments, and a truck loan. I was working maybe 40 hours a week and couldn't find a extra job to save my life. My wife was at a breaking point and was ready to leave, my bank was already talking foreclosure. All because I wanted <removed> I did not need. Jesus christ made the way and I sold land I had as part of the mortgage and emptied a retirement account.
Moral of the story debt is not worth it to have anything you may want.
Now I have savings and money to cash flow a purchase of opportunity. Although I’ve about swiped that card all I can for a while with the wife lol. I can’t complain she has been pretty cool about the numerous gun purchases here lately. I’m done for a good long while unless a Lebel rifle pops up at a great price (need a French rifle to complete my WWII collection)
I don’t regret the decision. I’ve wasted a lot of money since on other things but I still have my guns.
just don’t dig yourself a financial hole you can’t get out.
Ive wasted plenty of money on stuff since I started working, I don't really worry about it too much. I also dont feel any real need to buy anything unless I can get a good deal on it, or its something I REALLY want.
If I REALLY want it, Im going to buy it.....I've had that fight with myself, I've always lost, so its better for me to just make a plan as to how im going to afford......what ever it is.
Theres nothing on my REALLY want list right now, so I'm loath to burn credit on anything.
Course maybe that why my pistol accumulation is 10x to rifles..
Thats why I bought a mini14, only $400 back in 1993.
"Buying Guns with Money You Don’t Have"...
Suggests panic behavior. Panic behavior is rarely beneficial to the person exhibiting it.
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