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Did you spoil yourself this Christmas?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by KTM530XCW, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. KTM530XCW

    KTM530XCW Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    So what unnecessary, foolish, way to expensive toy did you buy yourself that you're not telling the wife about?

    I ended up upgrading optics on two of my rifles because i found prices i couldn't say no to. Both had totally decent scopes to start with, but my AR-10 now has a Vortex Viper HST 4-16. And my 300 win mag now has a Viper Vortex PST 6-24.
     
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  2. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    nice job !

    while I didn't make your entrance, i treated myself

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  3. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Leanest Christmas for us probably ever.

    Sold a dearly prized rifle and a bunch of ammo just to cover jammies and a present for the 18 year old - but not sure how many more I'll have her at home so it was worth it.

    Not complaining;). Things should look better financially in a couple months. Then I'll spoil myself - after the Fam of course:cool:.
     
  4. xlsbob

    xlsbob coos county Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Bought myself 200 rounds of 50 bmg, on sale of course. Wife already has what she wanted
     
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  5. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Sent my DAO 4" Stainless K-Frame off to S&W to be converted to SA/DA, get the Combat Action Package and a glass bead finish. Still need to get some G10 grips to really set it off when it comes back.

    The wife got me a new gun safe :)
     
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  6. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    I actually sold a item I had and wanted cash, but ended up getting a nice 17HMR rifle in trade, not what I wanted as I wanted $$$. But this was hard to pass up.
    I actually wanted the cash for Christmas to get some more items as it was also as it was for many a lean year here at the DuneHoppers house. I thought about listing the gun I had got about a week ago and try and sell it. But the Mrs was having none of it being it is such a nice rifle she insisted I keep it.

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  7. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Well...
    In December I bought 4 new suppressors, a 9MM Tavor (one of the suppressors is the Ratworx dedicated unit for the Tavor) and a PTR-91

    Its quite a haul considering I currently dont have an income and it will likely be 6 months before I do.

    I bought the suppressors because I figured with 41P on the horizon it was just prudent. I had been planing on buying the the 9MM Tavor for months and figured I should actually order one if I was buying the suppressor for it. The PTR-91 was not a planned purchase but at $647 from BUDS on special I was weak and sprung for it.

    I thought real hard about buying a Barrett semi auto .50 when I saw them on sale for $6995. That is a purchase I have no business making but I was really tempted. If I was making money I think I would have done it. Thats one of those I have always coveted but always figured was out of reach. Even at $6995 it would cost close to $8000 by the time you paid the tax, shipping and transfer fee and you would still need rings, optic and of course something to feed it.

    To be fair this splurge in December is not normal, It constitutes about 80% of what I have bought this year.
     
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  8. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I went to Sportsmans in tanasbourne on Xmas eve to get some primers, they had a Sub2000 G17 gen 2 in stock. So I got a Sub2000. Better than expected Christmas.
     
  9. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I splurged on the wife this time around. She wanted a Blue Bead for her Pandora Bracket. By the time I was done with the kid at Jarads who I am sure thought I was shopping down in price as I went from one option to the other I ended up buying her the real nice one I started out looking at and then two of the thin (less expensive) ones to sit on either side of it. Proving to the Kid in the cheap three piece suit to never underestimate the scruffy guy in old blue jeans and a work shirt. I think I quite surprised him with what I got her. I enjoyed it.

    For myself the last of my Christmas money will go to buying a gas tank for my MIG welder. getting close to working on the sheet metal on my Willys Jeep project and will need to be able to weld thin metal.
     
  10. Norwestr55

    Norwestr55 Monmouth OR Deplorable Silver Supporter

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    Craigslist find but new to me and over twice the size of the "18 gun" Sentry I had. Went and picked it up today and right now my back is telling me exactly how old I am. And if the guy that offered him a half lb of pot in trade is on here, I think the seller is a county sheriffs deputy. :D
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  11. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    I sure did not gun related but I got a
    Minn Kota Terrova 80 / i-Pilot 24V Trolling Motor with Universal Sonar 2 and Foot Pedal
    Have to wait for it since its on back order
     
  12. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I blame my boss for giving me a nice Christmas bonus :D

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  13. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    That is quite a bonus, Do you work for the Mafia?:D
     
  14. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    I am interested in the reflection
     
  15. kenr74

    kenr74 Oregon Active Member

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    I went the other direction. Paid off my house and had a very light Christmas.

    I guess I gave myself the gift of being 100% debt free.
     
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  16. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    The wisest man here
     
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  17. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    I caught up on some drinking.
     
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  18. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I really think the only honest answer to

    What did you get for Christmas?

    Is "Fat"
     
  19. Glock32

    Glock32 Marion county, or Active Member

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    Sig MPX
     
  20. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Sold a few things, selling a few more. Four month old and a wife at home and no money coming into the shop while it moves locations means a fairly lean Christmas in terms of gifts, but a four month old and a wife at home means I have what I really want, guns or no.