GUN I bit the bullet and pulled the trigger on my first gun.

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  1. mothafknCHARLIEnshit

    mothafknCHARLIEnshit omghi2u

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    I know I wanted a glock for sure. I was indifferent to caliber and I found this deal on slickdeals. New in Box G37 .45 GAP for $379 Shipped. I know GAP will be way harder to find than acp ammo but I can find deals online or at the gun shows and pick up a few boxes every few months. I plan to carry it when my ccl gets processed. What do you think OT?

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_43/products_id/411538439

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  2. Styk

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    You could have had a used G17 for that price.. and ammo is a lot cheaper..
     
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    not a .46gap fan, i just don't want to have to find and pay for an obscure ammo etc.

    that being said, that price looks pretty good.
     
  4. mothafknCHARLIEnshit

    mothafknCHARLIEnshit omghi2u

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    It retails for $519 at my local gun store. So if I don't like it I think I may at least be able to get my money back on a trade. But I'm sure I will like it.
     
  5. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I don't like the caliber, but a gun is better than no gun. Enjoy it. :)
     
  6. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Been to a range yet?
     
  7. mothafknCHARLIEnshit

    mothafknCHARLIEnshit omghi2u

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    No it wont be in for 7 days. Last time I went to the range I shot all my buddies guns. Kimber :wackit: Beretta Ruger Glock (19 and 30)
     
  8. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Welcome to one of the most expensive, but most enjoyable hobbies in the world. :big grin:
     
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  10. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    You want to know bad? D_Nice is into guns, photography, AND beer brewing. That's the trifecta of expensive hobbies. :noes:
     
  11. apman0000

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    yeah that price sure is nice.
    it'll just cost you an arm and a leg if you want to shoot it much.
    if you just shoot it enough to get used to it and use it as a carry piece it's great.

    i'd just pick up a used Glock 17 or 19 and shoot some cheaper 9mm to take care of any paper killing urges you may get :)
     
  12. PorscheRacer

    PorscheRacer You see this? It means not welcome

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    There is a reason it was so cheap, 99.99% of buys don't want gap
     
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    i don't want gap either but for that kind of price, shit it's worth it imo anyway.
     
  14. Poz_Dispenser

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    There's actually a shitload of GAP around here because no one buys it. Good luck finding ACP though.
     
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    GAP ftl
     
  16. eWRXshun

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    beer brewing expensive hobby? :rofl:

    same with photography?

    those are two that if you want quality shit you've got a high initial cost but what's the upkeep? you buy a DSLR, quality glass, good tripod, some filters, some flashes and remotes. oh yeah, and the shit that goes up in price is actually BETTER than the previous generation, unlike guns now it seems. you don't pay $.30-.50 every time you press the shutter button. that and most people that get involved in a serious aspect actually use their gear and skills that they've hopefully acquired to recoup some of the costs if not turn a profit. fuck, even selling glass i've managed to get 80% of what i paid for it new, back.

    beer brewing, while not knowing the hardware, can't be more than $300 to get a good home setup. its a principle that's been in use for how many hundreds of years? i can't imagine hops, barley, etc and CO2 if you're using it is expensive.

    guns are probably one of the cheaper "expensive" hobbies. try travel, or cars. even drugs or gambling if you're into the other side. christ, there's so many. basically anything that you piss money away on non-tangible fun. when was the last time you sold a used firearm and got near MSRP? how many modded cars are turning cali chino ricers into ebay millionaires?

    sorry for the rant, i just hate OT's sense of fucked up baller standards.

    congrats on the glock but like others said, GAP FTL. see what's involved in converting it to a smaller, cheaper round for range plinking. as a first gun that you bought b/c it was quality and cheap, i don't forsee much range time with the price of ammo.
     
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    GlassUser send an email not a pm OT Supporter

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    Actually brewing can be pretty expensive. A five gallon batch might be $40 in ingredients for a basic brew. A special or high quality brew like a mega IP or quad can run $100 for a five gallon brew.

    You're right about the initial cost for a reasonable setup, but it can go much higher, for just a give gallon batch home setup. Price a mashing tun, a couple of stainless carboys, a heavy pot and burner, copper chiller set, and good calibrated instruments and you're easily up to two grand.
     
  18. eWRXshun

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    i figured about 50-60 on the brewing costs, that doesn't seem unreasonable. even 100 for 5 gal is pretty good in my eyes seeing what grocery store prices are on high quality liquor store brews.

    instruments and copper chillers, i can see running running up the price but for the rest of the stuff, the normal homebrewer can do a little "improvisation" on readily available items to meet his task, no? burners and pots are at sporting good stores, mashing tun gatorade dispenser, stainless carboy, idk the benefit over glass but the glass onces aren't too expensive. not saying it'll hold a candle to a proper homebrew but if they can sell Mr. Beer in SkyMall for whatever $xx number it is, anything above and beyond a functional setup that sits in your closet seems like something the brewmaster does with his own funds for personal ease and not necessary to actually have the hobby.
     
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    Bad decision
     
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    GlassUser send an email not a pm OT Supporter

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    Still, the costs are comparable. I can get a decent gun and go shooting every weekend, and spend less than I can getting a brewing setup and brewing once a week.
     
  21. eWRXshun

    eWRXshun hai

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    its all in the eye, it was just a rant, its a hobby i'd like to take up but just don't have the patience for and honestly, can't afford with my other hobbies so we're somewhat in agreement just based on that :mamoru:
     
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    It does take patience...
     
  23. mothafknCHARLIEnshit

    mothafknCHARLIEnshit omghi2u

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    $24 for 50 Federal FMJ rounds.

    At least go here and get it a dollar cheaper...
    http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/catalog1/index.php/cName/45-gap-fmj-ammo


    Federal 9mm is $9/box of 50
    WWB 9mm is $21/box of 100
    WWB .40 is $27/box of 100
    WWB .45ACP is $30/box of 100
    (Walmart prices, when it's in stock of course)

    45GAP is at least twice the cost of what most would recommend ... 9mm in a G19/G17.

    No one here is going to agree that 45GAP was a good idea for a first gun, that's why the G37, G38, G39 are so cheap... because no one is buying them. 45GAP was pretty much a bust as a new caliber. But as stated before "a gun is better than no gun".

    Unfortunately I've never seen a conversion barrel to run a smaller caliber in any of the 45GAP guns. It would be nice to be able to plink with 9mm.
     
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    lol at gap
     

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