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

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by silverlance, Mar 7, 2006.

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  1. silverlance

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    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...
     
  2. Rockrivr1

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    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.
     
  3. Zen21Tao

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    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
     
  4. azredhawk44

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    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.
     
  5. Fly320s

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    For a teacher? Gun Skool!!

    Go get some... training.:D
     
  6. Aneat

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    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.
     
  7. DontBurnMyFlag

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    buy absolutly everything that resembles an evil black sniper assualt rifle etc. Id go with the new Barret. Or...several Garands and 1903's.
     
  8. RyanM

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    Reloading equipment is definitely a good idea. Then buy something in 10mm or .41 mag or something, to put it to good use.
     
  9. rnovi

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    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.
     
  10. Sinsaba

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    Use the money to move to the US
     
  11. Zundfolge

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    Thats what I was going to say ... an extra $8000 could make a move to a free state much easier.
     
  12. iamhistory

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    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.
     
  13. paul45

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    Thank God I dont live in CA. and have my taxes go to some guy walking around a school for 36/hr.........:barf:
     
  14. cookekdjr

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    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
     
  15. ABTOMAT

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

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    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.
     
  17. Ala Dan

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    Easy

    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.
     
  18. Geno
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    I don't know Paul--

    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
     
  19. Bart Skelton

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    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.
     
  20. mickey

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    now what is the problem here.

    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 .....
     
  21. gp911

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    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
     
  22. iamhistory

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    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.
     
  23. Kentak

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    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
     
  24. chuxterized

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    congrats

    congrats. get a g22, it's all you'll ever need.
     
  25. californiasushi

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    congratulations!
    putting in a vote for the california legal m1a since you can't get an ar15 :neener: :neener:
     
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