I’ve been a car nut all my life. I’ve seen guys (myself included) take a rusted old bucket and make it better than new. They usually spend a lot more than the original cost of car to get it into finished condition. A lot of the time they’ll put better-than-factory parts on it and have to learn new skills during the process.
When it’s finished, they have more than a car; they have a piece of machinery which contains a part of them. They know every nuance, every detail, every vibration, every quirk, everything about that particular car when they’re done.
So, I know I’m taking a $100.00 gun and spending way more than what it costs to make it into something else. That may not make sense to you and that’s ok.
But for me, its the experience of learning a whole lot, having a firearm that is unique and uniquely mine and hopefully will surprise a whole bunch of people at the range when I shoot quarter-size groups at 100 yards with a “$100.00 gun”.
Anyone can buy a gun from a store and shoot it. I want to be able to create a piece of art that you can’t buy anywhere and approaches perfection in it’s purpose.