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01coltcolt
12-01-2012, 19:49
Anyone else sell guns to buy Christmas presents this year? I wanted to get him a Yamaha Raptor 90 so he could ride with me. But they are expensive and I couldnt justify pulling that kinda cash out of savings. So I sold my Kimber LPT with a Leupold MK4. Hated to see it go but it went to a good cause. Its a 2010 and had pink graphics cause it belonged to a little girl. I replaced the decals, he is 7 so he will dig the Flames:)
Here is the ATV:
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c108/01coltcolt/DSCF0002-21.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c108/01coltcolt/DSCF0005-8.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c108/01coltcolt/DSCF0004-10.jpg

fnfalman
12-01-2012, 19:53
Hell no!!!

I'm cutting Christmas gifts fund to buy more guns for myself.

NeverMore1701
12-01-2012, 19:54
Nope, am buying less presents so I can afford more knives though.

E-2-E
12-01-2012, 19:56
Hell no!!!

I'm cutting Christmas gifts fund to buy more guns for myself.

This^^^^^^:cool:

01coltcolt
12-01-2012, 19:57
LOL, I never fired the Kimber and had no use for it. So not really a big deal for me. I have a arsenal.......

sawgrass
12-01-2012, 19:58
Hell no!!!

I'm cutting Christmas gifts fund to buy more guns for myself.

This. I suspect a few of us aren't parents.:rofl:

Monte4283
12-01-2012, 19:58
You made a good choice. The enjoyment your going to have seeing the smile on your sons face is going to be well worth selling those guns. You can replace those guns down the road, but you dont get a second chance at your sons childhood. Enjoy it while you can.

janice6
12-01-2012, 19:59
I'm hoping I can sell some of my Christmas presents to buy a gun. I don't know anyone that likes me well enough to give me a present that will buy a gun, so We'll see.

frank4570
12-01-2012, 20:03
Yeah, christmas presents to me. A ruger 416 Alaskan.

mt920
12-01-2012, 20:03
Hell no!!!

I'm cutting Christmas gifts fund to buy more guns for myself.

Indeed.....

michael e
12-01-2012, 20:05
Well I sold a gun to fund another gun . SO I sold one to fund my christmas present.

01coltcolt
12-01-2012, 20:07
You made a good choice. The enjoyment your going to have seeing the smile on your sons face is going to be well worth selling those guns. You can replace those guns down the road, but you dont get a second chance at your sons childhood. Enjoy it while you can.

I agree. He is 7 years old and he loves my ATV. He always wants to go with me when I go ride. After Christmas we can spend more time together. Its going to be fun to see him enjoy what I do. I wish I could talk mama into one too. She said she wants boobs done instead:)

spikedzombies
12-01-2012, 20:32
nope in my family we do $50 limit after you turn 18, everyone draws a name from the hat secret santa style.. Stocking stuffers and misc trinkets are not in the $50 limit.

Nestor
12-01-2012, 20:33
Yup. I did that.

Manofprint
12-01-2012, 20:38
I agree. He is 7 years old and he loves my ATV. He always wants to go with me when I go ride. After Christmas we can spend more time together. Its going to be fun to see him enjoy what I do. I wish I could talk mama into one too. She said she wants boobs done instead:)

His smile and the time you spend I think will be priceless.
Now when Mama gets her gifts your smile will be priceless.:wow:

geofri
12-01-2012, 20:40
No way.

To pay the rent.. maybe. To fund gifts.. hah!





Nope, am buying less presents so I can afford more knives though.
That's the spirit! :rofl:

Scott3670
12-01-2012, 21:08
I'm trading three of my safe-queens for an HK USP 9mm compact. It's my Christmas present to myself. No regrets at all since I have a good number of pistols already.

NeverMore1701
12-01-2012, 21:12
No way.

To pay the rent.. maybe. To fund gifts.. hah!






That's the spirit! :rofl:

Merry Christmas to me! :rofl:

mad220860
12-01-2012, 21:14
This. I suspect a few of us aren't parents.:rofl:

Dang right we arent!! Lol its christmas everyday if i want!!

USMCsilver
12-01-2012, 21:15
I thought about it.

I moved some money around and got a Yamaha TTR50 (dirtbike) for my kid. It was like new and I got it from an anal-retentive friend for a mere $500. :)

Colt is gonna turn 4 on the 10th. It's gonna be his birthday present, and I can't wait to give it to him.

Congrats on your purchase! That little thing looks badass! :supergrin:

FPS
12-01-2012, 21:16
The ATV looks great. He's going to love it. I ride with my kids and the time we spend together is priceless. You won't miss the gun while you're out riding. Good move.

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Hines57
12-01-2012, 21:23
I traded my kid for a Hi Point.

FPS
12-01-2012, 21:23
She said she wants boobs done instead:)

Enjoy that. :wow:

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Caver 60
12-01-2012, 22:20
Seems like there are a lot of fatal or serious injury ATV accidents around my part of the country involving kids riding those things. Are you sure you're making a wise choice?

8-Ball
12-01-2012, 22:32
Seems like there are a lot of fatal or serious injury ATV accidents around my part of the country involving kids riding those things. Are you sure you're making a wise choice?

Oh boy, here we go already. :upeyes:

M&P Shooter
12-01-2012, 22:36
I sold off a lot of my guns and rifles to go 100% into the guitar. I am down to just 1 Glock 23 that stays in the house. Looking to buy a tube head unit and cabinet with 4 12's since I sold my AR-15

Zukoda
12-01-2012, 22:38
Oh boy, here we go already. :upeyes:

Nothing wrong with asking a question. Parent needs to look at situation - age and maturity of child, other kids who may get involved, locations and conditions of use, etc. Of course, this can be said with almost any potentially dangerous gifts - not just ATV's. I would hope most parents do a risk analysis on a regular basis.

klmmicro
12-01-2012, 22:40
Only you can determine if you made the right choice. I would not have sold any of my firearms off to fund it, but that is just my choice. Bought my youngest daughter a dirt bike for Christmas a few years back. Took a while to save up for it, but it was worth it to see her have so much fun! Enjoy, just be safe.

Lone_Wolfe
12-01-2012, 23:04
Nope, am buying less presents so I can afford more knives though.

:whistling: :whistling: :whistling:



OP, I don't have any guns to sell, but I did just sell a knife. Does that count?

NeverMore1701
12-01-2012, 23:47
:whistling: :whistling: :whistling:



OP, I don't have any guns to sell, but I did just sell a knife. Does that count?

Yeah, because you're not buying any new knives at all :whistling:

NeverMore1701
12-01-2012, 23:48
I wish I could talk mama into one too. She said she wants boobs done instead:)

You know we're going to need before and after pics, right?

Lone_Wolfe
12-02-2012, 00:05
Yeah, because you're not buying any new knives at all :whistling:

When have you seen me buy a NEW knife? :dunno: :supergrin:

NeverMore1701
12-02-2012, 00:09
When have you seen me buy a NEW knife? :dunno: :supergrin:

That one time you left your blinds open....


:tongueout:

Lone_Wolfe
12-02-2012, 00:13
That one time you left your blinds open....


:tongueout:

Ahhhh, so that was YOU outside my bathroom window! :rofl: :rofl:

eracer
12-02-2012, 00:15
You saved money to buy a gun. Keep it.

Now save money to buy a Raptor 90 for your son next year.

Restless28
12-02-2012, 05:30
Good on you OP. Family first.

ignantmike
12-02-2012, 06:29
my wife can't work...so, times are getting hard....just sold 2 guns to help with bills....not really xmas gifts....but sort of the same i guess

deputy tom
12-02-2012, 06:38
I sold a couple to fund a couple but we made changes to the Christmas gift exchange this season. We're buying for our Grand-daughted and stocking stuffers for everyone but no gifts for the adults this year. Too much lost work at the beginning of this year just like last year. Oh well. tom.:embarassed:

01coltcolt
12-02-2012, 07:25
I thought about it.

I moved some money around and got a Yamaha TTR50 (dirtbike) for my kid. It was like new and I got it from an anal-retentive friend for a mere $500. :)

Colt is gonna turn 4 on the 10th. It's gonna be his birthday present, and I can't wait to give it to him.

Congrats on your purchase! That little thing looks badass! :supergrin:

USMCsilver,
Those Yamaha TTR50s are sweet! thats a perfect size for 3-7 years old. I have a Yamaha PW50 witch is the older version of that and Dylan (7) and Colt (11) have out grown it. $500 was a hell of a steal! My oldest sons name is Colt too:)

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c108/01coltcolt/IMG_1626.jpg

01coltcolt
12-02-2012, 07:27
Enjoy that. :wow:

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Well,
She aint getting boobs for Christmas. She's been checking into it. $5000-10000.00 WTH! I always thought they were like $3000.00, Inflation:steamed:

DamonC
12-02-2012, 08:19
Well,
She aint getting boobs for Christmas. She's been checking into it. $5000-10000.00 WTH! I always thought they were like $3000.00, Inflation:steamed:

Inflation's the whole idea! :supergrin:

bush pilot
12-02-2012, 10:45
I traded my kid for a Hi Point.

Did you tell the other guy a deal is a deal?

Carrys
12-02-2012, 12:49
You can replace those guns down the road, but you dont get a second chance at your sons childhood.

Sure you do, just have 'nother son, eh?

I've never sold a gun I didn't regret selling. Some years ago I resolved to never sell a gun I owned, ever. But I've sold my child several times....nothing like letting him stay with folks who actually want him over the holidays, ya know? He always seems to come back no worse the wear, with a haircut, and a bit of added weight.

Guess they actually feed him, eh?:shocked: