The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Dave McCracken Memorial Shotgun Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old March 22, 2010, 04:13 PM   #26
krimmie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 11, 2007
Location: S. Florida
Posts: 164
I bought a digital SLR camera a couple years ago for $400...looking for an upgrade.

The computers we are typing on, even though they have gone down in price, will last how long?

When you put it in perspective, shotguns(guns) are pretty cheap for how long they last.
krimmie is offline  
Old March 22, 2010, 05:14 PM   #27
BigJimP
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 23, 2005
Posts: 11,218
Internet is an amazing tool ...

Median family Incomes:
1947 $ 3,031
1960 $ 5,620
1970 $ 9,867
1980 $ 21,203
1990 $ 35,353
2000 $ 50,732
2006 $ 58,407
2007 - 2010 its probably been relatively flat so call it $ 58,000

So a months wages in 1947 were $ 253 ...
A months wages in 2007 were $ 4,833

Compare what it cost you to buy your first gun / what it would cost you today ( and how you did vs the median ) - and I think you'll find guns are cheaper these days ..
BigJimP is offline  
Old March 22, 2010, 06:24 PM   #28
johnwilliamson062
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 16, 2008
Posts: 6,759
"What cost $144.9 in 1963 would cost $1004.47 in 2009."

I have done a number of price comparisons over time. The guns "now" always turn out to be cheaper than "then". The low and mid range guns most dramatically. The more expensive ones less and I would guess the custom level guns are more expensive, so as artisan labor has not decreased nearly as dramatically as mass production costs adjusted for inflation.
__________________
$0 of an NRA membership goes to legislative action or court battles. Not a dime. Only money contributed to the NRA-ILA or NRA-PVF. You could just donate to the Second Amendment Foundation
First Shotgun Thread First Rifle Thread First Pistol Thread

Last edited by johnwilliamson062; March 22, 2010 at 06:30 PM.
johnwilliamson062 is online now  
Old March 23, 2010, 09:00 PM   #29
rogelk
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 6, 2005
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 181
BigJimP: I favor the Browning BPS Hunter model - for a do everything pump gun. At around $ 525 these days, the Browning BPS is a great gun for the money...in my opinion.

agreed I have a pristine field or was it hunter? anyway, the
28" BPS version
rogelk is offline  
Old March 24, 2010, 11:28 AM   #30
BigJimP
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 23, 2005
Posts: 11,218
I knew there were at least 2 of us that like the BPS !! ....in this big 870 mob ...
BigJimP is offline  
Old March 24, 2010, 11:52 AM   #31
zippy13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 23, 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,391
BigJimP, doesn't every flock have its black sheep?
zippy13 is offline  
Old March 24, 2010, 12:28 PM   #32
BigJimP
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 23, 2005
Posts: 11,218
Yes, and some of us wolves ...like to blend into the flock ( but I always have to wash afterwards ...)
BigJimP is offline  
Old March 24, 2010, 07:23 PM   #33
rogelk
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 6, 2005
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 181
BigJimP:I knew there were at least 2 of us that like the BPS !! ....in this big 870 mob ...

870s a great gun....but the BPS is silky smooth
rogelk is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08883 seconds with 9 queries