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Old 07-30-2019, 11:21 AM
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Reload, or buy a bb or pellet gun and get after it.

Better yet, buy a $65 game for your $450 console, and play countless hours of COD or whatever the kids play these days. You’ll be an operator in no time.

Me, I do Skyrim. Gotta be ready for saber tooth cats and dragons....
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financial embarrassment is a constant state here. I reload, cast and sort brass. I have a couple of large containers of parts guns, one for savage 22s and 25-20s, Mausers, and one citori. Upon occasion I put one together. Did an 06 this winter and started a 308. Then there are the pellet guns, target and varmint practice. In the evening there are the on line auctions. finding carbide set of dies for under 15.00 delivered is always great. Picked up a Lee anniversary set for $45.00. It and spare dies are headed for the cabin. Last resort? Sit in the back pasture with 22 centerfire and watch for coyotes.
There is always something to do. Did I mention weeding the veggie garden?
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I like to go and sort, straighten all my gun supplies, clean out a range bag, check batteries in scopes. Get the bag ready with tools as well, for the next range trip. Go through the ammo stashes in the house, I even have boxes of shells under the bathroom sinks.

There is always something to do. Look up accessories online. I buy a lot on eBay, go through my saved items to see what I want to get next. Money-wise, I'm doing okay but try to keep what I spend in perspective. Leave some on the gun shop shelves for the next guy.
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If you are bored and broke you have time to be a wage slave at a 2nd job.

Retail is hurting for cheap labor now. Big box stores are everywhere.

If you feel too lazy or too good for those kinds of jobs then instead of acting bored then just bask in your superiority instead.

Otherwise, Pizza Hut is hiring.

Ammo is about as cheap as it is going to get for the next few years or even more. Everyone is hiring.

The bored and broke either like it that way or they have something inhibiting their potential.
I did machine shop work on the side for 30 years. It always kept change in my pocket for anything I'd care to buy. The 2016 heart attack put an end to that, time to slow down. At age 61 it was time. I have machinery at home, after I retire I can hustle machine shop work when I want to.

I work with a few guys that have been with The Home Depot for many years now, they do okay with it. I could never see myself working for under $20 an hour ever again. But some guys, it may be just the thing to make a difference.
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Being creative ,I fix things that are not broken necessarily, to make things I cannot afford .
the greater one expands their skills the less time on ones hands for nothin to do.
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Re-organize the gun safe. I organized my handguns yesterday. Still need to fit 7 more in there.

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Dry fire training.
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Shoot the pellet gun more?
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Re-organize the gun safe. I organized my handguns yesterday. Still need to fit 7 more in there.

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Mine is maxed out... I need another soon for my upstairs bedroom. I like having 1 on each floor. That will keep me busy for a day or so.
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my issue is dropping $6000+ on a new trailer for my business. kind of a lot of money. but you got to spend it to make it i guess.

i do most the cooking and cleaning around the house. but once the chores are done I get me time. which i spend on my hobbies. gun smithing, aquaculture, and other projects.

the whole point of this was to see what others did with free time on a budget. not to tell people how to live financially. thats a topic for financial forum.

I was thinking of getting a lazer trainer for pistol and even one of those cool magazines that replicates trigger reset. so i can save on ammo while getting some training in. do they make something like this for AR15?
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Mine is maxed out... I need another soon for my upstairs bedroom. I like having 1 on each floor. That will keep me busy for a day or so.
I too need another safe. I'm maxed out for rifles. Stashing a couple around the house because I'm out of room.

Just ordered another PSA though. 20 inch A3/4 this time.


Side note was up in Kansas City over the weekend and stopped in The Container Store. Happened on those wood dowel plate racks (size medium) for $6.99 each.
https://www.containerstore.com/s/kit...uctId=10000708

I thought I was on to a cheap way to organize pistols. Well turns out those metal pistol racks from Midway USA are about the same price:
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/10...fe-pistol-rack
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my issue is dropping $6000+ on a new trailer for my business. kind of a lot of money. but you got to spend it to make it i guess.

i do most the cooking and cleaning around the house. but once the chores are done I get me time. which i spend on my hobbies. gun smithing, aquaculture, and other projects.

the whole point of this was to see what others did with free time on a budget. not to tell people how to live financially. thats a topic for financial forum.

I was thinking of getting a lazer trainer for pistol and even one of those cool magazines that replicates trigger reset. so i can save on ammo while getting some training in. do they make something like this for AR15?
Life coaches get on my nerves.
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I clean and reload brass.
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Some of us spend a lot of time on the internet reading about firearms.
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Old 08-01-2019, 05:05 PM
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Reload! Put shiny new copper into brass receptacles, it's fun and doesn't cost a penny when you have everything on the shelf to do it.
Took me a minute to figure out why you would load copper or solids...then I realized where you are.

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Side note was up in Kansas City over the weekend and stopped in The Container Store. Happened on those wood dowel plate racks (size medium) for $6.99 each.
That’s almost cheaper than you can build them unless you use scrap wood from whatever.

But I have scrap wood. So thanks for the idea nudge Gonna give it a try.
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I come to internet forums to talk about them
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Some of us spend a lot of time on the internet reading about firearms.
Awesome advice. This is the cheapest way to familiarize yourself with all the facets of firearm training and knowledge. It's fun too.

However, when I was in college reading anything outside of school assignments/research completely sucked. You're up to your eyeballs in reading all day, everyday. It is pretty much the last thing you want to do.

I'm gonna guess the OP feels the same. But who knows, he'll have to chime in.
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I don't dry fire guns .Premature wear is not your friend.
Personally Air guns can be shot almost any where in side or out ,some are quieter than others . Depends on your priorities .
I prefer CO2 because they are most like the fire arms I already own .
Pyramid air has reviews on every thing they sell which is a significant list.
Don't kid your self these are not toys, many will take rabbits .more significant air guns can take buffalo.
Because they are air guns they are not subject to the same laws fire arms are so the verity is greater then most gun shops that only sell fire arms.
Careful though it is an addiction. No one I know only has one.
Premature wear won't happen with the right guns. All part of the process concerning a proper PMI using M16 types at work. Have been snappin in for decades with no excess wear caused what so ever...... ( This includes a 1022 since 1971.)

Look here for the reasons why every aspiring rifleman should be doing this very thing.....

https://www.fulton-armory.com/faqs/M...Qs/dryfire.htm

Pellets/ bb's cost money. The above is 100% free, can be accomplished from inside any room in a house, and the only noise it makes is when the hammer drops.

Not too mention the use of snap caps. ( Not free unless you already have a few. ) Once fired brass serves the same purpose . ( If your worried about your firing pin). I like using snap caps for another reason personally, but have no problems dry firing a whole list of weapons. ( Too long to list here)


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my issue is dropping $6000+ on a new trailer for my business. kind of a lot of money. but you got to spend it to make it i guess.

i do most the cooking and cleaning around the house. but once the chores are done I get me time. which i spend on my hobbies. gun smithing, aquaculture, and other projects.

the whole point of this was to see what others did with free time on a budget. not to tell people how to live financially. thats a topic for financial forum.

I was thinking of getting a lazer trainer for pistol and even one of those cool magazines that replicates trigger reset. so i can save on ammo while getting some training in. do they make something like this for AR15?
Well put. ......And no need to explain what you do for a livin. Not the question at hand regardless, and not any of my business.

You dont need to waste funds on some super spl trigger reset AR15 magazine.

Use the coin trick.

Take your regular AR15 magazine and slip a coin under the feed lips of your mag. This holds the follower down so you can cycle the weapon with magazine inserted.

All proper fundamentals apply here. ( Comfortable and stable firing position)..... which is better achieved while a magazine is inserted into rifle.)


For 10 cents utilize dime drills. ( No need to explain this one as everyone knows about it.)

Since you control your " me time" , you will have to be your own coach , so learn to call your own shots.....
You can video yourself while snappin in, and play it back to conduct your own AAR. ( Technically, this will cost a bit via electric bill.) Would also help with your sidearm training/ laser.

Last note: If you have weapons that suffer pre mature wear from dry firing ....... get rid of them and replace with weapons that you can dry fire 100 times a day for the rest of your life and be gtg for your kids kids after.

Note: post number 58 above has more info. Also suggest you read that link I posted there as well. Saved me alot of time if I were to type out a similar explanation.

Edit: Somethin else you could do and wouldn't cost any $$....... Post a few pics. ( Gun porn is free...lol)

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I have 4 major hobbies. Shooting, including black powder. Fishing, including fly fishing. Traditional archery and bowhunting. Throw in camping and woods crafting. There is ALWAYS something to do. Yes, I would strip every firearm and make sure it is pristine and well oiled to prevent rust but I would also get out ALL of my equipment, gear and ammo and make sure it is all clean and protected from rust or corrosion. I would only do this though if I was forced to be inside for some reason. Otherwise I get outside and do something.
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