Closest thing to Christmas as a kid


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chickenfried
October 5, 2004, 07:36 PM
During my run yesterday a weird thought popped into my head. When I'm buying a gun, it feels just like when I was a kid during Christmas. Maybe that's why this hobby's so addicting? What's weird, is the stupid ten day waiting period kinda adds to the excitement of the purchase. Don't get me wrong I'd get rid of waiting periods if I could. What do you guys think?

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Finch
October 5, 2004, 07:44 PM
I turn 21 on thursday. 21 years I had to wait to own a handgun and with every hour that passes, the anticipation grows. Not only do I have to wait until thrusday, I have to wait three days after that. Still working on a way around that....

Fourtanatly, my father let me borrow some of his pistols. I can't keep my hands off them. An old Ruger 357 blackhawk, a Ruger P95, and a little 25. auto....I sill have to wait to buy ammo for them thoug....:( :banghead:

Jack19
October 5, 2004, 08:15 PM
Yup. New toys. Always excited.

Getting a new gun is no different than being a kid getting a Christmas present. I just wish people gave them to me for free like Christmas gifts as a kid. lol

:D

adi
October 5, 2004, 08:45 PM
Hehe, thats exactly how I was explaining it. Just ordered a 1911, my first firearm that is all mine. I feel like running around my house screaming, I can't wait until it gets here.

Cacique500
October 5, 2004, 09:35 PM
[quote]I feel like running around my house screaming[quote]

I'm up to about 35 assorted firearms and I still do that http://www.1911pistolgrips.com/img/miscwebpics/rofl.gif

Valkman
October 5, 2004, 10:28 PM
Last week I got a new Colt NRM on Tuesday and then a couple of days later got 2 C&R rifles delivered to the house. SWEEEEEEEET! :D

Standing Wolf
October 6, 2004, 12:23 AM
Holiday and birthday presents as a kid were never half so good as presents I buy myself today.

Ukraine Train
October 6, 2004, 01:16 AM
I sill have to wait to buy ammo for them though....

In Ohio, when buying handgun ammo, they ask if it's for a rifle or pistol lol. If you say it's for a rifle then you only need to be 18.

I turned 21 while in Israel and had to wait a week til after my birthday to get a pistol, that was a long wait heh.

Lt. G
October 6, 2004, 03:16 AM
I gotta chime in, ME TOO !!!!!!!. The other week I went over my FFls place to pick up my 4 Colts. He met me outside and we talked for a couple of minutes.

Then he said: "You wanta go look at your pile of Ponys?" Man I was like a kid on Christmas morning, Unwrapping those 2 new WWI colts I got from Wildalaska, (alot lot of OOOHs and AHHHHHS) from both of us.

Then we examined the used Delta Elite 10mm and used CCO, The guy I bought the CCO from included a set of beautiful wood grips and a note that said they were an early christmas present. Great guy.

Good times were had by all. My son turned 18 last month and will be moving in with me soon. He said the first thing he wants to do is go shooting with the old man. (Got him his first rifle, Shh don't tell)

jefnvk
October 6, 2004, 02:19 PM
In Ohio, when buying handgun ammo, they ask if it's for a rifle or pistol lol. If you say it's for a rifle then you only need to be 18.

:) Thats a federal law. It works everywhere :D

iiibdsiil
October 6, 2004, 02:35 PM
I went to Walmart to buy 9 mm ammo. The lady goes "You have to be 21, do you have ID?" I go "Where's it say 21?" She points at the sign hanging from the ceiling. I go "That says you have to be 18." No go. I was mad.

The sign did say 18 though.

Nightfa11
October 6, 2004, 03:08 PM
I remember the first Mosin I got delivered to my door via UPS or somesuch (03 FFL). My wife said "Now the UPS lady probably knows this is a gun, so don't act all psychotic when you get it :D"

I was giggling like a 10 year old as I drug the box up the stairs.

mohican
October 6, 2004, 03:28 PM
the opening day of deer season is like Christmas....
Only with guns - Remnar Soady

another48hrs
October 6, 2004, 03:41 PM
I love that feeling. It happens to me the moment I make the payment, then comes the waiting game.... Screw it who wants to play Hungry Hungry Hippos?

I turn 21 on thursday. 21 years I had to wait to own a handgun and with every hour that passes, the anticipation grows. Not only do I have to wait until thrusday, I have to wait three days after that. Still working on a way around that....

I feel your pain Finch. I remember I had to wait 3 days also. There's no way around it, yet, just get your blue card and there is no more waiting after that.

Skunkabilly
October 6, 2004, 08:26 PM
Yeah but I stopped counting down a long while ago....

armoredman
October 6, 2004, 08:29 PM
Waiting period?. Wassat?:D

Nick1911
October 6, 2004, 11:16 PM
I went to Walmart to buy 9 mm ammo. The lady goes "You have to be 21, do you have ID?" I go "Where's it say 21?" She points at the sign hanging from the ceiling. I go "That says you have to be 18." No go. I was mad.

I always kind of wondered about that... what if you had a Ruger PC9 (http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firearms/FAProdView?model=4701&return=Y) or some such thing? Would they deny you ammo for your rifle?

Nick

rageman
October 6, 2004, 11:40 PM
I feel your pain Finch. I remember I had to wait 3 days also. There's no way around it, yet, just get your blue card and there is no more waiting after that.
Private transfers. :D I am 19, and already own a CZ-52. Besides, 7.62 x 25 is for my, uhh, semi-ppsh... yeah....

Majic
October 7, 2004, 09:15 AM
We don't have waiting periods, but do have the 30 day rule. When I buy several handguns and have them shipped to my friendly dealer I have him set them aside till I have all of them at his shop and then apply for the multi-purchase permit and pick them all up at one time.
I just don't get excited any more after I have inspected it because I know it is mine. I just look at it like a layaway plan that you will pick up sometime in the future.

iiibdsiil
October 7, 2004, 09:36 AM
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I went to Walmart to buy 9 mm ammo. The lady goes "You have to be 21, do you have ID?" I go "Where's it say 21?" She points at the sign hanging from the ceiling. I go "That says you have to be 18." No go. I was mad.
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I always kind of wondered about that... what if you had a Ruger PC9 or some such thing? Would they deny you ammo for your rifle?

Nick

Walmart is stupid anyways. I couldn't buy spray paint before I was 18, or any chemical.

Now that I know of a long rifle that takes 9 mm, I will just go to the gun store, and say "My dad has a Ruger PC9, I believe he said it is 9 mm, so I need some ammo for that."

Holly76201
October 7, 2004, 09:47 AM
:) It's not quite the same for me. I "casually" glance over my shoulder when the Dearly Beloved brings in a new firearm and see if it's something I'm interested in. Then I get excited, ifit's something I can appropriate, sor of. ;)

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