Time spent shooting vs. time spent talking about guns?


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Mark IV Series 80
March 30, 2003, 01:23 PM
How much time do you spend talking about guns (with freinds, co-workers, family, on The High Road, etc.) as opposed to the time you spend shooting your guns?

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Arcli9ht
March 30, 2003, 01:47 PM
Going shooting for me isn't as easy as walking out to my back yard. Plus, the ranges charge by the hour here, so there is only so much shooting I can afford. The ranges around here arent open for the winter either. All that and talk is cheap.

100 hrs - 1 hr.

/Arcli9ht

coonan357
March 30, 2003, 02:34 PM
when my friends and I have a chance to get together is when we shoot , I am not going to pay $18 an hour to shoot , when It will cost me the price of a pizza and some brewskis to shoot all day and not get harrassed .

Redlg155
March 30, 2003, 02:44 PM
About even over here. When I do go to the range I make a day of it and stay out most of the day shooting. No range fees, just the annual, but I do have to drive 35 miles one way. The local range just upped their prices to $15 an hour if you don't buy your ammo from them. Plus no rifles.

Good Shooting
RED

10-Ring
March 30, 2003, 03:04 PM
I figure I'll spend twice as much time talking about shooting & guns as I'll spend actually shooting.

Jeeper
March 30, 2003, 03:15 PM
If you count the time I spend dryfiring and the fact my range is 10 minutes away:

I probably spend 5 hours shooting for every hour I spend talking.

Edit

If you count THR then it is more like
1 hour shooting per 1 hours talking

Justin
March 30, 2003, 03:25 PM
Talk is cheap.
Ammo isn't.

Monkeyleg
March 30, 2003, 05:47 PM
Time spent on TFL=average two hours a day. Time spent shooting=average 2 hours a week. Time spent talking guns at range=as little as possible.

Hkmp5sd
March 30, 2003, 05:51 PM
Shoot an hour or two each week. Spend a great deal of time talking about guns with friends and at work in addition to online forums.

About the only way I could get a 1:1 ratio would be to work/own a firing range.

cool45auto
March 30, 2003, 05:58 PM
Hkmp5sd: LOL! Ain't that the truth!

My answer would be a lot like Monkeyleg's.

Peetmoss
March 30, 2003, 06:15 PM
I voted 20 to 1 thats for right now. This is because the range I go to is only open from 9am till 1hr before sunset mon-sat and 9am to 1pm on Sunday. Do to the early sunset the weather and my job( I can't bring firearms to work) I don't get much time at the range. I do however talk advantage of every bit of time I can.

cratz2
March 30, 2003, 07:40 PM
I put 20 to 1 but it's probably closer to 50 to 1.

Because I can surf at work...

Mark IV Series 80
March 30, 2003, 09:43 PM
I've been very busy lately, and I haven't been to the range in about 3 months...... so, that would make it close to 100 to 1.

556A2
March 30, 2003, 09:48 PM
Not including here at THR, about 4 hours talk to 1 hours shooting. Add 20 hours if THR is included.

blades67
March 30, 2003, 09:54 PM
Is talking about guns while shooting included in this?

TechBrute
March 30, 2003, 10:20 PM
Hmmm... Depends...

I work at a gun shop sometimes, and when I do, then the gun talk is much higher. I shoot 12-16 hours a week, so when I'm not at the shop, my gun talking is eclipsed by my shooting...

SDC
March 31, 2003, 10:23 AM
For me, it's about 2 to 1; my work is firearms and most of my hobbies are firearms-related, so that ends up covering most of my day; I'm finding it hard to squeeze in that "a man thinks about sex every 30 seconds", too :D

Mark IV Series 80
April 1, 2003, 11:50 PM
bump

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