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Old 10-28-2011, 12:58 AM   #21
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Fit the wife a new sig 238 and picked myself up a Springfield XDM 40. Two weeks ago I geo a Ruger LCR .357. Not to mention all the new AR parts. And I'm still married so i gotta say she's the best.

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Fit the wife a new sig 238 and picked myself up a Springfield XDM 40. Two weeks ago I geo a Ruger LCR .357. Not to mention all the new AR parts. And I'm still married so i gotta say she's the best.

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griffin, i bought a XDm40 a few weeks ago too. i think you will enjoy shooting it. i really enjoy mine. very light trigger pull, feels good in the hand.

it's always nice to have an understandind wife in matters concerning guns! my wife is not near the gun nut i am, but there are some of my guns she really does like shooting. good luck.
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YOU think YOU have a problem?!

I don't have a SINGLE cheap hobby!

let's see, restoring a 1970 Cuda...yea, NOT cheap...even while doing it myself and not paying anyone labor. parts alone are gonna suck up an EASY $30,000 by the time I'm done.

not to mention the sweet little street truck I built to drive around now while the cuda is in work--2wd Dakota, lowered, hopped up V8, 5-spd manual, 3.92 gears, viper brakes...yeup, there went another easy $10,000

um, next hobby...guns...yea, we all know they are not cheap, ammo ain't free, and there's always something else we wanna buy!


Ok, how about playing guitar a little. at one point I was up to 6 or 7 guitars, a few amps...and realized I didn't need all that, so I consolidated and got myself one really nice guitar for $1800, a sweet old school tube amp for another several hundred bills, and got rid of the rest. just down to one nice guitar, one beater guitar (for when/if the boys want to pick up and learn to play) one nice amp, and one beater amp.

ok, how about beer making! this is probably my cheapest hobby, but so far in 9 months, I've spent about $300 in equipment, and averaging $35 per 5-gallon batch. so far I have made some really awesome beers, but I'm far from "breaking even" and would have saved money if I just went to the store and bought craft and micro brews. --hopefully though, some of my latest equipment investments will allow me to be more "self-sufficient" and lower my cost per batch, and eventually I'll hit the break even point and start saving money! --hey, at least I'm not paying uncle sam his alcohol taxes, since I'm making the alcohol in my basement!


sheesh...and you think YOU have a problem with just ONE addiction!?

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cuda, i know how you feel! BTDT! right now guns are my most expensive hobby (addiction!) and i have had other hobbies that were money and labor intensive too. i use to dabble in photography several years ago, and had about seven different cameras and all the assorted lenses and such. now there can be an expensive hobby. this last summer i just bought a boat to rebuild so i could get back into fishing, and am slowing replacing all the fishing gear i use to have years ago. yeah it can be a money pit!

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I don't have a SINGLE cheap hobby!

ok, how about beer making! this is probably my cheapest hobby, but so far in 9 months, I've spent about $300 in equipment, and averaging $35 per 5-gallon batch. so far I have made some really awesome beers, but I'm far from "breaking even" and would have saved money if I just went to the store and bought craft and micro brews. --hopefully though, some of my latest equipment investments will allow me to be more "self-sufficient" and lower my cost per batch, and eventually I'll hit the break even point and start saving money! --hey, at least I'm not paying uncle sam his alcohol taxes, since I'm making the alcohol in my basement!


sheesh...and you think YOU have a problem with just ONE addiction!?
Too funny

Lets count them up

Racing cars
Scuba diving
Golf & Snow Skiing
Boating & Water Skiing
Flying (side note on this hobby, it was partially funded by extensive business travel)
Continued Boating and Water Skiing, including buy a lake front house
Photography
Back into cars again.

Got rid of everything, except the camera equipment I currently own. Still own the snow ski's and scuba stuff, but not actually participating.

Now firearms {sigh}.

It is everything I can do to NOT buy the equipment to make beer and wine. We travel across the canadian border to a business that does the home brew stuff on commercial grade equipment. Really like the product, but, but, but, LOL!
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YOU think YOU have a problem?!

I don't have a SINGLE cheap hobby!

let's see, restoring a 1970 Cuda...yea, NOT cheap...even while doing it myself and not paying anyone labor. parts alone are gonna suck up an EASY $30,000 by the time I'm done.

not to mention the sweet little street truck I built to drive around now while the cuda is in work--2wd Dakota, lowered, hopped up V8, 5-spd manual, 3.92 gears, viper brakes...yeup, there went another easy $10,000

um, next hobby...guns...yea, we all know they are not cheap, ammo ain't free, and there's always something else we wanna buy!


Ok, how about playing guitar a little. at one point I was up to 6 or 7 guitars, a few amps...and realized I didn't need all that, so I consolidated and got myself one really nice guitar for $1800, a sweet old school tube amp for another several hundred bills, and got rid of the rest. just down to one nice guitar, one beater guitar (for when/if the boys want to pick up and learn to play) one nice amp, and one beater amp.

ok, how about beer making! this is probably my cheapest hobby, but so far in 9 months, I've spent about $300 in equipment, and averaging $35 per 5-gallon batch. so far I have made some really awesome beers, but I'm far from "breaking even" and would have saved money if I just went to the store and bought craft and micro brews. --hopefully though, some of my latest equipment investments will allow me to be more "self-sufficient" and lower my cost per batch, and eventually I'll hit the break even point and start saving money! --hey, at least I'm not paying uncle sam his alcohol taxes, since I'm making the alcohol in my basement!


sheesh...and you think YOU have a problem with just ONE addiction!?
Not only is restoring cars an expensive hobby, you picked a Mopar... I love Mopars but I'm pretty sure out of American muscle cars they're the most expensive
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YOU think YOU have a problem?!

I don't have a SINGLE cheap hobby!

let's see, restoring a 1970 Cuda...yea, NOT cheap...even while doing it myself and not paying anyone labor. parts alone are gonna suck up an EASY $30,000 by the time I'm done.

not to mention the sweet little street truck I built to drive around now while the cuda is in work--2wd Dakota, lowered, hopped up V8, 5-spd manual, 3.92 gears, viper brakes...yeup, there went another easy $10,000

um, next hobby...guns...yea, we all know they are not cheap, ammo ain't free, and there's always something else we wanna buy!


Ok, how about playing guitar a little. at one point I was up to 6 or 7 guitars, a few amps...and realized I didn't need all that, so I consolidated and got myself one really nice guitar for $1800, a sweet old school tube amp for another several hundred bills, and got rid of the rest. just down to one nice guitar, one beater guitar (for when/if the boys want to pick up and learn to play) one nice amp, and one beater amp.

ok, how about beer making! this is probably my cheapest hobby, but so far in 9 months, I've spent about $300 in equipment, and averaging $35 per 5-gallon batch. so far I have made some really awesome beers, but I'm far from "breaking even" and would have saved money if I just went to the store and bought craft and micro brews. --hopefully though, some of my latest equipment investments will allow me to be more "self-sufficient" and lower my cost per batch, and eventually I'll hit the break even point and start saving money! --hey, at least I'm not paying uncle sam his alcohol taxes, since I'm making the alcohol in my basement!


sheesh...and you think YOU have a problem with just ONE addiction!?
Dont get me started on cars.... At least people know what a cuda is... Im so tired of going to the part stores, looking for something for one of my Internationals, get a blank stare and asked "Is that a Chevy or a Ford International?"

A couple of years ago some jackass stole the carbs from under the hood of my old ford.... Im still trying to replace them, but it was about $2,000 worth of carburetors and linkage... (I hope I never figure out who did it)
(I could almost buy both of my "dream guns" with that $$)
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Dont get me started on cars.... At least people know what a cuda is... Im so tired of going to the part stores, looking for something for one of my Internationals, get a blank stare and asked "Is that a Chevy or a Ford International?"

A couple of years ago some jackass stole the carbs from under the hood of my old ford.... Im still trying to replace them, but it was about $2,000 worth of carburetors and linkage... (I hope I never figure out who did it)
(I could almost buy both of my "dream guns" with that $$)
yes, mopars are quite possibly the most expensive out there to restore. but I didn't research that when I bought my car. I just wanted a car that I thought looked cool, and different. EVERYONE had a mustang or a camaro, so I pretty much skipped right over them!

When I got off Active Duty, I spent 9 months working for a guy who restored Packards. talk about a dried up supply chain! I bet finding parts for that Scout you have would be easier than for a 54 Packard Patrician!
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EVERYONE had a mustang or a camaro, so I pretty much skipped right over them!
I can't fault you for that. There was a time when I thought a Camaro was my dream car, then I saw how many there are on the road and thought, "Naaah." I won't even get an AR-15 or a Glock for the same reason - everyone has one.

Now a Thunderbird, that I could do. Even the pale yellow re-issue from 2002 would be fine.

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I can't fault you for that. There was a time when I thought a Camaro was my dream car, then I saw how many there are on the road and thought, "Naaah." I won't even get an AR-15 or a Glock for the same reason - everyone has one.

Now a Thunderbird, that I could do. Even the pale yellow re-issue from 2002 would be fine.

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while working at the packard place, I got to re-assemble a 1959 Fort T-bird convertible. golden champaign color (very light metallic tan/gold color) with red interior. very cool car to play with! the entire car is welded together, the fenders don't bolt on like most cars.

we got the car to fix what another shop screwed up. they replaced the fenders, quarters, etc. put the whole thing in final paint, then discovered their gaps didn't line up and they couldn't get them to line up because the fenders could not be moved.
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