How much have you spent? Practice Ammo / Range Costs

How much have you spent? Practice Ammo / Range Costs

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    How much have you spent? Practice Ammo / Range Costs

    I just realised in the last three months I have shot enough ammo to equal the Glock 33 I would like to buy.

    I enjoy shooting too much to stop. I know some of you have had the same thought.

    Anyone else have this thought? Anyone ever skimp on practice to buy a gun? If so, how long it take and what you get?


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    I spend about $100 every week on ammo. I could go half as much and buy a new gun every 6 months, but I like shooting guns more than I like buying them.
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    I shoot an IDPA match every month and log moderate additional range-time with friends or after shooting trap, so my ammo costs are low. The guys I know who shoot a lot, all reload.

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    I have been spending every last penny on my AR-15 that is on layaway. I put it on layaway on Aug 3, and it was $900. I now owe $400, but have not been able to go shooting at all since that day. :(
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    Reload and put half or more of your current ammo cost towards the gun you want. If you normaly shoot something other than 9MM get a 9 for high volume practice and reduce your ammo cost further.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanis View Post
    I just realised in the last three months I have shot enough ammo to equal the Glock 33 I would like to buy.

    I enjoy shooting too much to stop. I know some of you have had the same thought.

    Anyone else have this thought? Anyone ever skimp on practice to buy a gun? If so, how long it take and what you get?
    Thats why I reload my ammo. There was a time I was shooting 800 to 1,000 rounds a month if not more.That got me into reloading.
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    I'm not allowed to reload in the barracks. Boooo.

    Soon as I get back from deployment and EAS, I'm getting a kit.
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    alot more than one guns worth

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    Too much!

    I'm up to $900+ and the year isn't over yet!
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    I don't really think about it much. I've had other activities that were just as expensive, if not more. Snow skiing and golf off the top of my head. After the initial purchase of $500 or more [for mediocre equipment] then you have to factor in transportation, possibly lodging [I used to take skiing and golfing multi-day trips], lift ticket or greens fees, food and drink, etc., etc.

    Hmmm, now that I think about it, shooting may be less expensive. I think I'll go tomorrow and get tuned up for next weeks IDPA shoot.

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    Not nearly as much as I would like. Maybe about $300 a Year. I think when I get my taxes back next year, I am going to start reloading.
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    I joined a local sportsmans club, so range cost are only $40.00 per year for almost unlimited use of the range. I reload 9mm, .45acp, and some .357mag. so ammo cost are less than factory ammo. I have never really calculated the differences. I enjoy reloading almost as much as shooting
    All of this is less expensive than owning/operating an airplane, and even that is less expensive than owning/operating a Harley.

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    I am a member at 3 clubs, shoot a match every Monday night plus at least 2 weekend matches per month plus practice. Last year was a slow year - heart attack - I shot about 17000 rounds mostly pistol but about 5000 of 5.56. This year I have added about 6 guns to the collection. I don't reload because I can not bend over to pick up the brass but I have for 30+ years. GUNS, CARS, MOTORCYCLES - that's my life - I worked for 40 years to get here and now I am enjoying it (but my wife is not too happy).
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    I was up to around $50 a week until I bought the Walther P22. Now I can get my blast on for about $10 a week in .22 and maybe $20 a week in 9MM to stay sharp. So a net savings of $20 per week since buying a fun to shoot .22

    I still get my .40 and .380 time in but since I only carry the 9MM daily I feel my money and energy is best spent practicing with it.

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    How much my wife thinks I spent, or how much I know I spent?

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