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Old 12-06-2012, 06:30 PM   #41
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I know I stand a VERY good chance on getting hate for this, but....

Ever consider buying an airsoft gun? Pellets are insanely cheap, and for those comfortable with shot placement it helps you stay fresh on gun handling. They make a lot of different ones, so it's not hard to find one that is EXACTLY like your actual Beretta 92, AR-15, AK-47, Remmington 700, SCAR 16s, Sig P226, 1911, etc. Even though you won't have recoil, it helps you stay familiar, after all, you plan on hitting the range once a month.

Just my .02 cents. :-)

To see how much like the real thing they can get, check this out: Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dci2Iny_mY8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Real AR-15, vs Airsoft AR-15.
My only problem with airsoft is that they're almost as expensive as the real thing, for a quality piece. I've used the cheapo crapola from Freds or online, they're garbage. The good ones are truly fun and don't require going to the range or woods to shoot. The true epitomization of a plinker.

I think every true gun groupie should own at least one airsoft and one 22lr handgun and rifle.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:18 PM   #42
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Jokes aside....how do some of you like me, who are on a tight budget, save and assign money towards guns/ammo/supplies/accessories?
Jokes aside, I don’t waist money on bling that don’t improve performance.....like paying someone to polish my barrel
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:30 PM   #43
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So if you have a beautiful 1911 worth $1000 that could use a stainless steel barrel re-surfacing.....you wouldnt spring $35 huh? A one-time $35 job wont break the bank my friend...but $100/mo slowly will.

Troll on, pal....

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nope, I would do it myself to save money and put the saved money to ammo, I'm not trolling, you asked. Dont like what you hear, dont ask.

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So if you have a beautiful 1911 worth $1000 that could use a stainless steel barrel re-surfacing.....you wouldnt spring $35 huh? A one-time $35 job wont break the bank my friend...but $100/mo slowly will.

Troll on, pal....
I'm with ya 100!
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Given the current times, I am putting all my extra money into ammo. New par levels are set at 2000 rounds per gun. I shoot 1-2 times each week so it's harder to get there than you think. With 3 long guns and & 6 pistols, that's a lot of ammo.

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Well, I've been in this hobby for 2 months and stil a newbie. I traded items from my last hobby for a new .40 caliber semi and a new stainless .38spl and 4 boxes of ammo. I also traded for my Mossberg 500 20ga. I realized the .40 caliber would not be a good CCW, so I traded for a new Ruger LC9, amo, a folding stock for my Mossberg, a sling, and 2 boxes of 20ga shells. I have a LCR 357 on order, and I will trade what's left for it and some ammo and maybe an IWB holster. Then I will stock up on ammo when I can and hopefully will not see another firearm I want for at least several months. I've already had my firearms training, and the only thing left to do is go the courthouse to get my CC license. My wife will get hers next month and we'll be set.

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Given the current times, I am putting all my extra money into ammo. New par levels are set at 2000 rounds per gun. I shoot 1-2 times each week so it's harder to get there than you think. With 3 long guns and & 6 pistols, that's a lot of ammo.
Ah, nice. I'm not buying any ammo until the frantic chicken headed morons to stop over-purchasing because they think Obama is going to take away their guns and/or ammo, or that the that of it will Jack up prices. It's those fools who will cause the increase, not Obama. Supply and demand, is frigging elementary stuff here folks.
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EVO double post, sorry.

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I usually try to stock up and a little of everything at a time instead of all at once. Couple boxes of ammo here, few magazines there. Jug of water this time, buy one get one free cans of veges next time.
Space it out, a little of everything will serve you better than a mass amount of one thing and nothing else.

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