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How much to you budget items in ADDITION to the gun itself (assuming carry weapon)

  • Never thought of this before...hmmm...

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I am curious to know how much others budget/figure into the purchase of a gun for the items like...

-Break in ammo
-Cleaning supplies (add'l brushes for new cal...)
-Holster(s)
-Additional mags/speed clips
-Carry ammo...

Please enter your amount on the poll. If you have never thought about this...say so.
 

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Between $100 and $200 for a holster and carry ammo, break in ammo is always my reloads that I don't figure in.

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usually $200,MAYBE $250. I like to buy about 100 or so rounds of target ammo for break-in and then my carry ammo to run a box through the gun and then to actually CARRY as well as a holster, extra mag or two usually comes with the gun, but if not I have enough left over to buy one or 2. cleaning supplies are only patches, bore cleaner and gun oil (Rem-oil) (Figure less than 15 bucks for that) my kit has brushes and such for .17 - .50BMG so thats not included.
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I am curious to know how much others budget/figure into the purchase of a gun for the items like...

-Break in ammo
-Cleaning supplies (add'l brushes for new cal...)
-Holster(s)
-Additional mags/speed clips
-Carry ammo...




Please enter your amount on the poll. If you have never thought about this...say so.

Hey!!! Don't forget to add in a very, very good gun belt(s)!!
Often forgotten but oh soooooo important!:embarassed:
 

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I already have

ammo
cleaning supplies
gun belt

Only thing I'd need is a holster and magazines if it's other than a 1911. So $200ish should do it.
 

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This is a pretty good question as I have lost my tail more than once on outfitting a revolver or pistol. Typically, I end up with two style holsters, ammo carrier, after-market grips and so on.
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Never really think about it anymore. I have everything but holsters, so there isn't really to much to be concerned about...
 

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I figure about $150 gets me into a decent holster, and a starting supply of ammo (assuming it's a caliber that I don't already have) and some misc. accessories.
 

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I'll budget at least a hundred, closer to two for a holster and spare magazines. I tend to buy calibers I already shoot, so no need for an extra ammo budget.
However, when I bought my 442, I never really trained witha revolver. So, I had to factor in a lot more ammo and range time. I probably spent around 300 or so in ammo before I put it in my rotation.
 

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Couple of hundred for a Holster and extra mags.
 

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The ammo kills me. I am a poor shot and need practice. It costs. I make my own holsters and have the belts, and cleaning kits on hand. I use snap caps to try to correct poor trigger squeeze and flinch. Kids old tee shirts, automotive grease and CLP are the main cleaning consumables. All in all, for me, it is the ammo.
 

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I am curious to know how much others budget/figure into the purchase of a gun for the items like...

-Break in ammo
-Cleaning supplies (add'l brushes for new cal...)
-Holster(s)
-Additional mags/speed clips
-Carry ammo...

Please enter your amount on the poll. If you have never thought about this...say so.
I had to quote you on this because it's easier for me to see what you've asked in the O.P.
I didn't do the poll yet because I have to think so far back. It aint what it used to be when I got my first gun, so you've elicited some new thoughts for me and how it would be today. I'll break it down into what I see for need, and the common market today.
A. Break-in ammo......this amount may depend on you...your particular firearm, and who you listen to as far as "break in" is concerned. I've given this a value of $200. Considering range ammo and PD ammo, with no allowance for caliber. It's just my average thinking for most.
B. Cleaning supplies.........if you don't already have some cleaning supplies for any firearms, allow $50 initially. Some firearms come with a bore cleaning tool. But patches, jags, brushes, your choice of rod or bore punch, etc.........and some Gunzilla! You're there.
C. Holsters are going to be specific to your carry methods. If you're serious, add another $200 for two holsters, and another possible $50 for a good belt to go along with.
D. Additional mags/speed loaders? This again depends on your preferred choice for carry. Some magazines are in shorter supply, and made from different materials, etc........... Personally, I think 3-4 magazines would be a basic start, and those should require optimal care and maintenance from you. Average $30 per magazine......$120. Most pistols come with two magazines from the factory, so deduct that if you want at the $30 average.
E. Carry ammo. Well, another average disregarding caliber choice and...magazine capacity! Broader spectrum here....but I'll venture a good guess at a price factor of $30 per 25 rounds on average. $60 to get you on the street and good for the next year if you don't have to use them.
Now...let's go back and take a look at the poll.

Well, quite simply put.......if you have a rich uncle that will foot the bill, I'd go with it. We're well over $300 here and I've been conservative to my thinking. I still can't vote in the poll because I don't have any rich relatives that would foot my bill. But...I'm already set on break-ins, cleaning supplies, holsters, magazines, and PD ammo. I guess it's rather subjective then.
 

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I am curious to know how much others budget/figure into the purchase of a gun for the items like...

-Break in ammo
-Cleaning supplies (add'l brushes for new cal...)
-Holster(s)
-Additional mags/speed clips
-Carry ammo...

Please enter your amount on the poll. If you have never thought about this...say so.
I figure a new guns going to run about a grand.

500-650 for a gun.
2 holsters
200 rounds make sure it works ammo...
3 boxes carry ammo
2 spare mags
 

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I don't put much thought into it when looking at a new gun. The holster or two is really all I have to consider and depending on how many mags it comes with or if it even has mags, .

I reload, and have cleaning stuff for just about every caliber. Brushes have to be replaced even if you stay within calibers you already shoot.

I guess after my purchase of my first odd caliber 44-40 quite some years ago, and finding out how much off the shelf ammo costs for it, I quickly decided reloading would be the best bet.

I chose option 1, because I don't think about it, but 100 to 200 extra bucks should cover everything I need for each new gun.
 

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Budget? What budget?

I buy what I need to "support" the new gun. What that is depends upon whether it shoots a cartridge I already shoot/load for or is a new one for me.

At least, maybe a holster; at most, holster, starter supply of ammo, set of dies, components for reloading...
 

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Guns are like kids and dogs. If you ever stopped to think what the lifetime cost was, you'd never have one.
 

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No budget. Me economically as possible.

So you are in fact saying you have a "budget". If by economically you are saying that you are buying for as little $$ as possible...then you are in fact buying within a budget.
 
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