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boati 03-22-2018 06:20 PM

even clearing 60k a year, dont want more guns
 
for wifey. Just a LOT more shooting of the few that she's got. :-) Like 10x as much. In different areas, so she doesn't wear out her welcome, so to speak.

BigBassMan 03-22-2018 07:06 PM

Even if you had that much money, still could not have ANY guns.

John in AR 03-23-2018 11:50 AM

If by 'clearing' you mean take-home, that's very good; well above the national average.

Too many guns can be an actual thing imo, although a lot of guys would reflexively call it heresy. Only reason I'd want another one is if something came along that was either objectively better for a particular application (ie, changing from the glock 26 to the Kahr CM9 a few years ago); or just more fun like the undeniably unnecessary .22 rifle I got last year.

But the "oh cool, another gun" stage of my 20's & 30's is long past.

Terry G 03-23-2018 01:17 PM

I have a lot I really don't need. The C&R bug hit me hard, but it was a god investment if I ever decide to sell. I really don't look for anymore, although I did pick up that CZ 97 fairly recently. I'm practicing more with the one's I carry and having fun with the Mossberg lever and .22 Quiet ammunition on my daily hike's. 0MM is so cheap now I find myself burning a lot of that up, but in the same gun's. I looked hard at the CZ 9MM EVO, but I still can't see lugging a relatively heavy 9MM around when I have two Colt Carbines in .223 and an SKS "Paratrooper" in 7.62X39MM.

John in AR 03-23-2018 04:11 PM

[QUOTE=Terry G;284834]...I looked hard at the CZ 9MM EVO, but I still can't see lugging a relatively heavy 9MM around when I have two Colt Carbines in .223 and an SKS "Paratrooper" in 7.62X39MM.[/QUOTE]
The Evo has really taken off like gangbusters, but other than simply a fun plaything, I don't see much of a real role. I really like pistol-caliber carbines, but the Evo barrel isn't long enough to get the ballistic bump that a true PCC does. Basically you get the power of a pistol, in a package nearly the size of a carbine.

Again, could be hugely fun to play with, but that'd be the only use I'd personally have for it.

Garand 03-24-2018 03:12 PM

I've been downsizing the last 3 years, other than the guns I compete with, I rarely find time to shoot the others.

Jammer Six 03-24-2018 10:25 PM

Huh. I was thinking about it, and I only own one gun I don't load for and compete with.

I guess I should sell it, but I won it.

Deaf Smith 05-14-2018 08:35 PM

[QUOTE=boati;284746]for wifey. Just a LOT more shooting of the few that she's got. :-) Like 10x as much. In different areas, so she doesn't wear out her welcome, so to speak.[/QUOTE]

Well John, glad you are employed and making a good salary. Hope you and your missus are fine and happy.

Deaf

Deaf Smith 05-14-2018 08:38 PM

[QUOTE=Garand;284962]I've been downsizing the last 3 years, other than the guns I compete with, I rarely find time to shoot the others.[/QUOTE]

Well Garand, I've never downsized my passel of guns yet I shoot only about maybe five of 'em. Most are collector guns now. Glock 26/43 and J frame shot most.

But I do have my handy Security Six beside me now. It's my hiking gun. It's carried often but shot little (184gr LBT slugs with a hefty charge of Unique.)

Deaf

Garand 05-15-2018 06:06 PM

Now that I'm retired, my wife and I do a lot more travelling so I just found that I was tired of moving the guns I leave behind to a friends place anytime we travel for a couple of weeks for a match.

Jonnyuma 06-20-2018 06:51 PM

After my wife (now EX) cleared out my stash (not just guns, but two rollaways worth of hand tools, compressor, spray equipment, EVERYTHING) I've been in a rebuilding phase. I've got some stuff that I definitely don't need, but have a hard time getting rid of.
I still want more guns, but I need to focus on what's important and useful now.
Earlier this year a friend offered me 1000 rds of .357 ammo... [I]of COURSE[/I] I took it! Then went looking for something to shoot it out of... ended up w a .357 Blackhawk, a 686, and a Cimarron Thunderer.

Yep... almost $1500 worth of hardware to justify a $200 case of freebie ammo.

I can be a real dumazz at times. I should really quit that sh*t.

boati 04-01-2019 12:00 PM

[QUOTE=BigBassMan;284770]Even if you had that much money, still could not have ANY guns.[/QUOTE]

most guys are pussies, that's a fact.

boati 04-01-2019 12:02 PM

[QUOTE=Deaf Smith;287441]Well John, glad you are employed and making a good salary. Hope you and your missus are fine and happy.

Deaf[/QUOTE]

I aint, actually, other than self-employed, renting out rooms in our house. The 60k includes the 20k that she brings home. They are messing her over badly, $600 a month for insurance, and a 401 k required contribution.

John in AR 04-01-2019 02:46 PM

[QUOTE=boati;291323]...They are messing her over badly, $600 a month for insurance...[/QUOTE]
Insurance is crazy expensive since the 'affordable' care act. Our premiums for four people are over $2200 per month.

That said, it's a good investment in today's world. Since my wife's cancer diagnosis, her prescriptions run right at $3000 per [I][U]week[/U][/I], for the past nine months. We'd have been hurtling toward bankruptcy if not for good medical insurance.

elongobardi 07-18-2019 04:34 PM

[QUOTE=John in AR;291337]Insurance is crazy expensive since the 'affordable' care act. Our premiums for four people are over $2200 per month.



That said, it's a good investment in today's world. Since my wife's cancer diagnosis, her prescriptions run right at $3000 per [I][U]week[/U][/I], for the past nine months. We'd have been hurtling toward bankruptcy if not for good medical insurance.[/QUOTE]



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