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  •  500-600 bucks? (7+ / 0-)

    Should've gotten an iPad with the money.  Cooled down with some Angry Birds or something.  

    Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

    by nominalize on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 12:42:40 PM PST

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    •  or he could have gone to Vegas for the money (2+ / 0-)
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      and really cooled off.  Actually that is the low end of the range for a .40 Glock.  I did not check out the upper end of the range but did note that a pre ban "big mag" for the weapon is about $200 by itself

      •  and they're calling non-gun people elitist? (5+ / 0-)

        that's quite an expensive hobby they've got.  

        Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

        by nominalize on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 12:56:39 PM PST

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        •  collecting uns can be pricey but so can (1+ / 0-)
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          any hobby such as coins or swords or dolls or any other such habit.  I would say the real collector (as opposed to hoarding) is the collector is usually focused on an item, has educated himself thoroughly on the subject and is either looking for under priced items or for premium items. For example, one of TV's The Rifleman Winchesters went off for $75K at auction but then one of the Koch clan bought the only confirmed tintype of Billy the Kid for $1.5M

          •  Gevalt. (0+ / 0-)

            We had one of those when I was a kid.  I wonder what dad did with it.  (I'll bet his dipshit wife got rid of it).

            I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

            by trumpeter on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 01:11:38 PM PST

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          •  The variance can be amazing, can't it? (1+ / 0-)
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            You can have your C&R holders who will buy a couple of Moisin Nagants for <$100 each, maybe a cheaper Mauser, and the odd rifle or so every year or so. And you can find people who go to high-end auctions to pay tens of thousands or more for a Savage 1907 .45 ACP.

            Firearm collecting isn't inherently elitist or high-end, but it certainly can be if you want it.

            •  absolutely though it appears to me that (1+ / 0-)
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              vintage and antique car collectors are perhaps the most elite (just storing and maintaining a few of them can consume an average family's income easily, never mind purchasing and restoring them, particularly if you are a purist and insist on original or milled parts only in restoration)

        •  As cheap or expensive as you want to make it (1+ / 0-)
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          A new Glock with a 15 round magazine will run you about $600.

          And that's new. Used police and government agency Glocks are cheap and plentiful (or at least were about a month or so ago: everything gun-related has shot through the roof since the Newton shooting).

          I'm sure there are customized Glocks that run for more---a lot of manufacturers sell competition model handguns---but my guess is that most people probably don't pay more than $300-400 for one.

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