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On 11/11/2018 at 10:07 AM, AndyG said:

Well I figured it out. Bought my first 2011 lol.

 

 

Awesome.

 

 

What did you get ?

 

 

I've got an order in now for one.  Hasn't been kitted yet....so I'm unsure of the time until it gets here.    In the meantime I'll be getting a holster, magazines & RMR (once I figure out which dot size I want). 

 

 

Gun money was much more easy to come by after I gave up alcohol almost two years ago.  

 

I also cut out drive-thru coffee and have zero'd in a house brand that is stellar....and cheap.   I'll run their k-cups at work...and use my refillable k-cup screens at home.  

 

 

 

 

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Started off with a DVC Limited. The lower lug on the barrel broke. So I sent it back to STI. Found a Used Akai and the barrel split on that after about 2 months as Shay wasn’t willing to warranty any of his work. I’m shooting an edge now with a 2500$ grip on it. 

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On 10/17/2018 at 9:26 PM, NateTSU said:

I auto deduct 40 dollars per week into a separate savings account that I use for nothing but hobbies. It takes a while to save up for anything big but it adds up after a while. I also do some minor gunsmithing projects for friends and reload ammo for them. It's not much money but helps. 

Be careful reloading for friends. Could get dangerous. big liability

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Was a slow progression for me. Started with a glock 19 when I very first started USPSA. Found out the rules over the winter at a local club that did indoor practice. Mid year I bought an old Para 16-40 and loved that gun. That ended up being a bad choice because i became addicted to Para double stack 1911s and bought like 5 more. Bunches of mags.... yeah. Shot those for a couple years. Then got a RIA doublestack and ended up working with a local gunsmith who did a ton of work on it and we had a kind of partnership thing for a bit. Stumbled on a decent deal on a STI Edge that the gentleman let me put on layaway, we did a bit of work on that too. Then this year decided to sell off the other guns and do the one build where I got everything I wanted. No string attached with a gunsmith, just my build. 

 

For me when I wasnt making a good deal of mo eye I did a lot of layaway. You would be suprised at the ammount of people willing to do it. But my basic terms were usually 1/3rd down 60 to pay off. If I didnt pay it off I lost the money I'd already sent. 

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I was not able to because I did all the wrong decisions.  I have one of the best 2011 limited gun built by LimCat early in my shooting sport days.  And best SVI mags.  To save I should just have kept it and shoot it and reload my own ammo and pick brass.  

 

What I did was I chased other divisions, chased other guns, buy, sell, buy, sell....  Do not be like an idiot like me.  Get a good gun (even an STI EDGE is good enough) and just keep on shooting until you become GM.  

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I bought my STI used on Gunbroker a long time ago.  Interestingly, as much as I like my 2011 and I've gotten back to shooting it this year, for the last 10 years or so, I've shot a cheap Single Stack that I got used on here.  And now I'm shooting Production for a while.  I'm thankful to have a safe full of nice guns to choose from even though I don't have any custom handguns.

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New member here. I am still saving for a 2011. Current plan is any leftover money from our monthly budget gets split between my wife and I for our blow money. It is coming along nice and slow. The challenge is not to spend any of the money on items that goes on sale for other hobbies.

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18 hours ago, Boomstick303 said:

 

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Honestly it was the best way I've found to do it without the wife noticing.  Heck its my money and I pay myself back with 4% interest.......thankfully, now that I'm retired and have a 2nd career, I can just buy them.

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