Originally Posted by winds-of-change
I do believe renting them is pretty pricey, too. And I guarantee you feeding it ammo will be VERY pricey. But it is definitely fun. When I shot one I put my finger on the trigger and let it fly. The barrel started to rise and I could see Joe stepping towards me to 'rescue' me when I let go of the trigger. Joe smiled nicely and said, "Three shot bursts." ROFL Poor Joe. I can't imagine the cost of shooting so many .45 ACP rounds so quickly. He would not let me pay for anything.
There's another issue, as well as the cost of the ammunition. Lets be honest. You're talking about a very expensive firearm. Can you imagine if it needs repair? I would not be interested in taking that to a local smith who has never worked on one before, because we're talking a major investment. I'd have to take it to someone who had a reputation for these types of firearms.
And I'd wager repairing one isn't going to be inexpensive. You'd probably have to get most repair parts custom made.