GUN Is it rude to ask a friend to throw in some money for ammo?

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  1. Styk

    Styk Active Member

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    I am going to ask a friend to shoot today, he doesnt have any guns and we will be using mine. Should I ask him to chip in some cash for ammo?
     
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    When I invite friends to go shooting, I make a comment about ammo - something like " I got the guns, earplugs, and shooting glasses, you just bring some money for ammo."
     
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    If you're asking you pay. If he's asking he pays.
     
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    i don't think it would be rude to ask him to pick up some ammo since you're bringing the firearms etc. but if you are inviting him to come with you it would be equally as expected that you brought ammo for both people.

    then again if i invite someone to dinner they usually bring desert or something so i guess ammo to shooting may be like desert :dunno:

    it seems acceptable either way
     
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    The problem is the friend may not be able to find any ammo right now.
    If TS has the ammo, it would not be rude to ask for a little money to pitch in for using his ammo.... ammo is hard to come by and fairly expensive these days.
    And it doesn't have to be unreasonable, just a little help would be nice.
     
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    if he didn't care to go shooting, until you said "hey come shooting with me", then it's kind of dirty to ask him to pitch in if he keeps it reasonable.
     
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    how good of a friend is he?
     
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    Just let him know that ammo costs a fair bit of money, and not to do anything wasteful like a mag dump. Be clear that you're covering the cost as long as he's not wasteful. He may offer to help out or may not. Then, for future outings, you can make it clear that you expect ammo money.
     
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    My brother likes to shoot my gun, but he doesn't have one yet. I say "I have ### rounds (usually 150 or less), if you want to shoot more than half that, you need to go buy more." And he usually does.

    And now if he wants to go again, he just buys the ammo and asks me when we can go. Works for me!
     
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    i always pick up ammo when I go shooting with others
     
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    You bring the ammo. He brings the beer for afterwards
     
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    If it's the first time they've ever been shooting, I'd say pickup the ammo tab. If it isn't the first time they've been with you, ask them to kick in some :o
     
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    After? Come on now Yar. ..
     
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    This is what I usually do. If it isn't their first time, I would probably say "you can either get ammo from me for $x.xx a box or buy it at Mel Cotton's for $y.yy a box. You just do not want to buy ammo at the range, it costs $z.zz a box."
     
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    If he doesn't already have ammo, maybe you need new friends. No guns is no excuse. Ammo alone can be used to kill people, that's why it's evil and California is doing their citizens a favor and and slowly weening them of access to it.
     
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    You invite you pay.
     
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    Do you pay their range fee too?

    I ask because I think it's kind of stupid to pay for somebody unless it is their first time or if they repay you in blowjobs.
     
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    I don't think I've ever paid for someon's range time or ammo. But it's always been a case where they are asking me to contact them next time I go to the range so that they get a chance to shoot.
     
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    I usually cover most of the ammo. I let them pay range fees, and if they want to buy targets or chip in for ammo, that's cool, but I don't ask them. I just give subtle hints like "GOD DAMN AMMO IS SO FUCKING EXPENSIVE RIGHT NOW, I JUST SPENT $300 ON THIS SHIT."
     
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    fixed
     
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    Someone whose never shot guns before, owned them, or whatever. I cover everything.
     
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    This.

    Second or third time around, you're paying.
     
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    Well, he cant go anyway.. But the reason why i ask is because it is so expensive. There are certain friends that I hang out with that I wouldnt ask, and that is because we end paying for shit for each other all the time and I am not worried about it. But this guy is cheap and I dont think gets that part of the friendship..
     
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    I agree with that, but he has gone before. I think when the time does come I am going to mention how much it costs and see what happens..
     
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    This is the rule I usually follow but it also depends on how much we're going to be shooting.
     

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