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What sacrifices do you make to pay for your firearms habit?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Beren, Dec 15, 2005.

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  1. Beren

    Beren Moderator Emeritus

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    Fess up, folks. Most of us have a "problem." We like to buy expensive things like firearms, even though we may have to sacrifice other things.

    What have you given up to free more funds for firearms?

    Personally, I've started eating more beans and less steak...oh, and I gave up women, too. :D
     
  2. Dead

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    You need woman that buys more guns than you do, then you will be OK! :)

    I rather not give up "other things", such as school, or food, gas, utilties, shelter. Other than that guns, ammo buyin looks good... ;)
     
  3. Old Dog

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    I'm thinkin' my methods of funding my gun-buying habit need to remain classified ever since my wife "accidentally" found my computer bookmarks ... including THR, and I'm pretty sure she'd recognize my screen name ...

    I've cut way down on my pizza and beer consumption, quit smoking expensive cigars almost every day, squirrel away all my travel pay/per diem when on dets/deployed, and finally, actually learned how to save money just by tucking away a few bucks a day ... One way I "sacrifice" is by not purchasing a new truck every couple of years like I used to ... driving a paid-off vehicle sure saves on bucks ...
     
  4. yorec

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    Time - that part time job, whose funds are earmarked for firearms, takes up an awful lof of it.
     
  5. GoBrush

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    I collect all loose change from my pocket each night and that goes for Ammo:D Atleast the change my kids dont take when I am not looking.:neener:

    You can tell when my Ammo fund gets low I shoot more 22's during those times almost just as fun but lots cheaper.

    I am in sales when bonus money comes my way thats NEW GUN TIME:evil:
     
  6. Kurush

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    Since I started collecting guns I only smoke PCP three times a week.






    :neener:
     
  7. grimjaw

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    Dating.

    Dining out at fancy restaurants, other than sushi places.

    Some acquaintances.

    jmm
     
  8. Ovid

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    I gave up wearing Prada,,, now I have more money to spend on guns, AND I don't attract as many gold diggers :D
     
  9. Sharps Shooter

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    I sure hope my 20 year old F-150 makes it another year before I have to do a top-end engine overhaul. The fenders are rusting off it too, but I've been wanting a 10mm 1911 for a while now. And of course, I'll soon have to buy another 30-06 to celebrate the first 100 years of that fine cartridge.:)
     
  10. jsalcedo

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    Lay away.

    Once you start paying it's 90 days or you lose it. :D

    Cruising all the pawnshops each month until you find a gem in the rough that
    the managment is ignorant of.

    Not eating out, sending cards instead of gifts to worthless relatives. :neener:
     
  11. trickyasafox

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    gave up paintball(that hurt maybe after college i'll hop back into it)
    started reloading *whoever says that doesnt help is trying hard to save*
    dont drink at college. you'll be amazed how much you save
     
  12. cz75bdneos22

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    easy for me...

    i don't smoke, drink or go to clubs...that frees up a lot of money...:what:
    as for "pure"...:barf: i spend my money on motorcycles. guns and women...:evil: in that order...YMMV :neener:
     
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  13. MatthewVanitas

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    Though I'm not as pure as cz75bdneos22, I also have a pretty low-maintenance lifestyle, so that really frees me up in the finance dept. No TV, no microwave, try to avoid using heat or A/C, used car, trade CDs when I get tired of them.

    I try and avoid owning things that I don't really, really want to own, so that makes it very easy to own the few things that I definitely want to own, like my soon-to-arrive Bushmaster Dissipator.

    "No son pobres los que poco tienen, son pobres los que mucho desean"

    ("The poor are not those who have little, the poor are those who want much", from a 16thC. Spanish play)

    -MV
     
  14. Gunz

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    Living beneath my means has allowed me to collect gradually over the years. Same avoidance of luxuries listed above have helped divert funds towards the guns I have desired.

    Being a regular working guy makes it tough to support the habit. Still, it is gratifying to have the little pleasures in life.

    The irony is the fact that gun collecting has helped me develop an incredibly disciplined budgeting mindset. All the basic necessities are covered, and the residuals are free to go to the toy of themonth.

    A long time ago, I hit my saturation point, and now collect only the hard-to-find models.
     
  15. UberPhLuBB

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    I've been without health insurance for 4 months so I have more money to spend on guns and ammo. :uhoh:

    Do I really need to pay my mortgage...?
     
  16. TABING

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    I'm on wife # five, you do the math. (She was a martial arts instructor in the Peoples Liberation Army, China).

    She can do things with a Makarov an SKS and an AK- 47 that would fill your heart with joy.
     
  17. Crosshair

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    No Partying and lots of overtime when I can get it.
     
  18. rick_reno

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    None, I have three guns - it doesn't take any sacrifices to support them.
     
  19. AStone

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    Two months ago, these were my choices:

    * Washing machine, new laptop, & a large table for 10 in the conference room

    OR

    * Remington 870P, SW 642, CZ 452, SOG Seal Pup Elite, Benchmade Osborne.

    Guess which group of choices won.

    <Hint: check my user name>

    Hey, I'm not as mobile with computing power, my clothes are not as clean as the 'average American', & I have to sit around folding tables with clients & students...

    ...BUT, I'm more prepared for SHTF/TEOTWAWKI than the average American.

    And thank some diety for cheap canned beer. :D

    Nem
     
  20. Finch

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    I take a lot of time looking for the next big IPO, most recent being google....:banghead:
     
  21. Standing Wolf

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    With deep reluctance, I've given up women who need to "borrow" a little here and there. I sorely miss the fibs, opportunities to bail their kids out of jail, demands, two-hour telephone conversations, screeching accusations of inattention, lies, more demands, and "honesty" sessions, but must admit guns, gadgets, and ammunition are some small consolation.
     
  22. Black Majik

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    I download free music instead of buying cd's.

    I call the people I care about to wish them happy birthday/merry christmas/ new yrs instead of giving a gift/card

    I siphon gas outta my neighbor's cars in the early morning.

    I coast my car around in neutral a lot to save gas.

    I make the newbies i take to the range pay for the ammo.

    I'm still on dial up

    I'll settle for ramen in the morning and TOP ramen for the evenings

    My bottle water of Arrowhead is really from the tap.

    Salt and pepper fixes anything and everything you eat.

    Rechargable batteries are your best friend.

    Why have a security system when you have a 12 ga. aimed at the door already.

    I screen my calls. If it ain't nights and weekends I'll call you later.

    I check my tire pressures everytime at the gas station. Air in your tires means better gas mileage!

    All my pens say some sort of sponsors on them. Autowerksexpress.com, Remax, Primerica etc...

    Buy newspapers for $.25 and sell the rest for ammo money!

    I live on a hill so I can coast my way down to the main street.

    No tv, I listen to the radio.

    I steal the bum's lit trash cans to heat my house.

    I like the idea of free air.

    I'll sometimes settle for soy milk.

    Best marketing idea is 99 cent value meals. Only thing is driving there.

    I read everyone's comments on the forum so I don't have to buy the books to the firearms.

    I thought a quarterback was a cash back program

    A date involves going to the range, and as stated earlier, newbies pay for ammo :D

    I'm glad I haven't grown since highschool. All my clothes still fit.

    You thought I post from home?! Ha, I'm using the library's money and electricity.

    Believe it or not, they still recycle cans. And beer bottles.

    If I'm gonna spoil myself to some alcohol, gimme the strongest thing you got. I need to get your money's worth.

    A guitar can keep you mighty busy. No electricity to worry about you can play to your hearts content. If a string breaks' though, thats too bad. That's a 9mm value pack at wal-mart.

    I don't have kids. They use up my firearms money

    I don't need a gf. They use up my ammo money.

    Oh yeah, sometimes I siphon the oil outta my neighbors cars to lube my guns.

    My tires have 500000 tread life.

    My car has so much dirt on it that washing it is just plain too expensive. I detail my cars at the gas station and use their squeegies.

    Don't be scared of my shotglasses. They may be brass casing's, but they're clean :D

    I found out fast food restaurants wont put the big mac I wanna buy on lay away.

    I'm glad I know how to use chopsticks. Easy, cheap, and I can poke my food to eat em'.

    Yeah, 3 months of ramen noodles can pay or my DROS fees + tax in California.


    :evil:
     
  23. AStone

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    I sense a strong element of sarcasm there.

    Give me a woman shooter, or give me extra space in bed.

    ;)

    Nem
     
  24. cz75bdneos22

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    matthew, hey bro...que play is that sig from...i agree totally...i'd like to read it..:cool:
     
  25. cz75bdneos22

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    oh, Yeah!!! he, he.....
     

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