Nothing. Mr. Mossberg sits quitely in the corner. Maybe someday, I’ll have to unload a few rounds into a coyote or a burgler and I’ll have to buy some more ammo, but till then, its on the cheap for me.
If I wanted to shoot, I’d just head out the back door. Nothin’ but snakes, lizards, rocks and the fag end of sage.
Seriously, how much? I’m trying to get some perspective on what’s average. I’d like to start practicing to pass the marksmanship requirement of a carry permit. Ammo and fees once a week at the nearest range would cost me about $30 a week.
Do you want to know how much I’ve spent since the day I got my first gun, or how much I spend per year, or total investment less ammunition costs?
For the first it’s been about $10,000 or so (all figures approximate) if I had to guess. Not too bad amortized over 6 years, but no small chunk of change. Per year, less initial investments in guns and accessories, around $1,500. I try to get out around twice a month, and my ammunition costs are about $150-200 per month if I stick to that schedule. My guns, holsters, grips, springs, cleaning kit, etc. total around $2,500. My safe was about $500 (a quick-opening electronic combination safe), and I’m probably going to need a bigger one. If I get longarms I’ll need one for sure, at around $2,000 or so.
Shooting isn’t cheap. It’s my hobby, though. Some people go to sporting events, I go to the range.