Last night was my second time cleaning my guns unsupervised by a novice, I successfully reassembled them, I’m feeling a lot more confident about taking the 1911 apart and reassembling, the .380 is really easy so I took to it pretty easy. I feel pretty proud and certain that I did a more thorough job than I’ve done before.
I started feeling a bit defeatist and negative about this hobby last night while talking with a friend via messenger. The costs of shooting is so expensive, range time, ammo, the guns cost money but once they are bought it’s good and it’s just a matter of restraining myself from buying more. I know if I learn to reload, I’ll save money there but the initial cost is going to be high as well as classes so I can properly do it. A lot of ranges near me offer lady’s days so I can shoot for free and that will save some money there so I do try to keep the expense down but I think last month I spent over $200 on ammo. I have just enough .380 left to fill my magazine so there will be no more firing that one until I can find more and I think I have maybe 250 rounds of .45 so until ammo becomes more available, I won’t be shooting.
I’m certainly not ready to give up this hobby that I so love but it is easy to feel frustrated about the expense. I had the thought about my sewing hobby, that’s expensive too but at least I can make money by selling the stuff that I make on eBay or something. I need to set up a budget for my gun hobby or else I’ll end up going way over board. (12.1)