What do you wish you had purchased earlier?

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    What do you wish you had purchased earlier?

    I have a great gun, a good holster, flashlight, spare mags, and spare magazine holder.

    I am saving for a good belt.

    But was curious from those that have been carrying a while, what do you wish you had purchased earlier that would be beneficial for a noob like me.

    Just trying to put together my wish list of things to save money for.

    Thanks
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    Stock in Apple.

    Also (and more to your point) a good flashlight for EDC.
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    Sounds like you nailed all the top items. I'd save up money for ammo and training from here on out. The core stuff you've got squared away.


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    Anything your wife allows, and if you're not married the sky's the limit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldpsufan View Post
    Anything your wife allows, and if you're not married the sky's the limit.
    She already says I bought too much, but, it is getting harder to justify.
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    Around 10 or more Walther P88's when they were first introduced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    Stock in Apple.

    Also (and more to your point) a good flashlight for EDC.
    thats funny my grandmother passed away and I purchased my inheritance of $3000 from her on Apple when it was $32.00 per share. Guess she has my back!
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    I would have picked up a pile of M1 carbines and M1 Garands when they were giving them away 15 /20 or more years ago.

    I would have purchased more SA and Greek surplus, couple more cases of 45 ACP.

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    sorry about the non SD related items but I guy has to dream
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    Well, since this thread is now completely on a tangent, I remember reading a business page article in 1999 that said a $10,000 investment in Dell in 1989 would have been worth $33,000,000. No I didn't have any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBuckwheat View Post

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    sorry about the non SD related items but I guy has to dream
    Always got to dream, as long as you know when to come back to reality.
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    A CC gun and regret selling our 1911 when we started the adoption process. Upon purchasing the CC gun, purchasing ammo would be next on my list to give it a proper break-in.
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    If you don't already have one of each, get a quality knife and multi-tool. Doesn't have to be a Randall, a decent folder will do. Multi-tools aren't cheap, (the good ones anyway), but sure come in handy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuvMyPX4 View Post

    What do you wish you had purchased earlier? .....
    Ammo! I bought my first gun shortly before the fist ammo crisis back in late '07. Got caught with only a couple of boxes on hand.
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    Pick up one of these. DPS BLACK LABEL
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    Glock 19. Would have saved me a ton of money on guns that looked pretty, but shot like crap.
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