Are firearms your #1 hobby/activity?


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The Grand Inquisitor
December 1, 2005, 01:52 AM
I'm just wondering how many here consider firearms their #1 hobby. Beyond that, how many here consider firearms the most important things in their lives (outside of the essentials - family, ect ect ect), meaning that shooting and guns dictate what you believe politically, socially, and what you do with almost all your spare time.


Personally, while I enjoy shooting and firearms, I don't think it is my #1 hobby, I believe that ignominious honor goes to Star Trek and all of its incarnations (especially the CCG).

With that said, I am an avid shooter and collector of rifles, so it is an important hobby of mine, but it definately does not go beyond a hobby. While I believe strongly in the 2A, I believe there are other, more important issues in the nation, and many more important issues globally.


Enough about me - what about you guys?

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Husker1911
December 1, 2005, 01:56 AM
I'm a big fan of a certain college football team......................

exoduster18
December 1, 2005, 01:58 AM
No, sadly they are not. Work, then school, and then firearms. Although I spend more time on here than I do doing my school work.

MNgoldenbear
December 1, 2005, 02:01 AM
Dang kids! Get back to work!

Oh, sorry. Too many years teaching -- just sort of comes out automatically. :D :evil:

Justin
December 1, 2005, 02:02 AM
Yep.

psyopspec
December 1, 2005, 02:02 AM
Politically, I put a few other issues on the same level of importance as 2A. Taxes, foreign policy are things I discuss equally as often and that matter as much to me in voting.

Socially, I'm a college student so I go out a fair bit. Pool, darts, or bowling and hanging out in bars take up a few spare evenings every week. I don't have cable TV, but I do watch a lot of movies (often while cleaning guns). During the summer months guns take up a lot more of my hobby time and become a much more social activity going to the range with people I know.

I spend a lot of time on stuff that's gun-related outside of buying/shooting too. During the winter I'll easily spend anywhere from 1-3 hours/day checking the gun boards and researching products online. Helps to have a job that allows free internet use (at least so far...:uhoh: ).

Shorts
December 1, 2005, 02:03 AM
They are now. I use to 4wheel and work on my truck a lot. I have since stopped modifying my truck due to hitting the point where modifying it more wouldn't be worth the work and cost - I'm going overseas so I'll be selling the truck, and what I'd be upgrading my truck with is what I'd be getting if I just ordered a new truck. So, I've decided to order a new truck when the time comes, yet still work with my hands on a smaller scale (guns).

I also workout quite a bit and that takes some time out of the day.

Beach
December 1, 2005, 02:04 AM
I am a new guy here, seems like a great forum and I intend to hang around.

Firearms are not the only or most important hobby for me. I am into cars, and FW and SW fish. The cars usually come first.

I have settled, I think, on a lifetime carry gun. A Glock 27 fits my needs, and I shoot it well. I have a few range toys, but prefer to shoot my carry gun. Better be a good shot with that one. :)

jsalcedo
December 1, 2005, 02:08 AM
Reading about guns, researching and reading message boards that deal with guns, collecting and shooting guns are my favorite pastimes.

Bowling, darts and billiards when the gun ranges get dark.

Of course all of this comes after the things I have to do to take care of my family.

HiTech78
December 1, 2005, 02:15 AM
I didn't know of any other hobbies/activities.....I'm learning a lot here.

seansean
December 1, 2005, 02:16 AM
for me right now, it's kung-fu(Tiger/Crane)...soon as I get more money together, I'll finish getting my private pilots license. Then women, THEN guns. ;) Then more women...

thereisnospoon
December 1, 2005, 02:17 AM
What else is there?

Ironballs
December 1, 2005, 02:17 AM
cars....PT....guns....poker

SpookyPistolero
December 1, 2005, 02:22 AM
Yeah, shooting is my first hobby and favorite activity. I spend way too much time on gun boards, etc. and plotting out what I want to do and buy when I actually have 'disposable' income. Living month to month sucks.

Lately, though I've been spending a lot of time reading and playing chess. If all my friends hadn't moved/bailed I'd be out playing billiards/darts/bowling. Anymore things are pretty solitary around here, my point being I'd rather make my time full of good times with others instead of pleasant times alone.

I also smoke my pipe more than I should, and pipe smoking is a definitely a hobby unto itself.

rick_reno
December 1, 2005, 02:26 AM
No, I have other hobbies (biking, kayaking, exercise) that take priority. I look at my guns (all 3 of them) as tools more than a hobby activity.

cz75bdneos22
December 1, 2005, 02:32 AM
no, my #1 hobby is motorcycles..:cool: 1998 suzuki bandit 1200s, 2000 kawasaki ninja zx-7r....:neener:

yorec
December 1, 2005, 02:35 AM
Being a gun nut is NOT a hobby....

It's a way of life. :neener:

The-Fly
December 1, 2005, 02:55 AM
Being a gun nut is NOT a hobby....

It's a way of life. :neener:


lol ! +1 on that

i am a recent gun nut, got my first gun (ruger 10-22) in march of 05, and now i am up to 7 :D

AR-15
AK-47
Glock 17
Glock 26 (my carry gun, already got a ccw :evil: )
S&W 686 6"
ruger 10-22
ruger 22-44 mark III


I have two big hobbies, guns and computers. And i barely have money for one of them, let alone both !

IndianaDean
December 1, 2005, 02:56 AM
Yes and yes.
Only other steady hobbies are Firefly/Serenity, the Stargate programs, and the 3 seasons of 24 I have on dvd and need to catch up on. Reading books would be the only other hobby.

Valkman
December 1, 2005, 03:00 AM
Not since I became a knifemaker last February. I went shooting last weekend and hadn't done that since March!

Spiggy
December 1, 2005, 03:08 AM
Dang kids! Get back to work!

Oh, sorry. Too many years teaching -- just sort of comes out automatically. :D :evil:
GASP! *gets back to writing essay*

Aside the fact I'm a full time student, I also spent a lot of time in airsoft and political bantering with the nazi's at school.

Yes and yes.
Only other steady hobbies are Firefly/Serenity, the Stargate programs, and the 3 seasons of 24 I have on dvd and need to catch up on.
Oh right, and a lot of sci-fi TV shows too

Strings
December 1, 2005, 03:21 AM
Hmmm... shooting related subjects take up a LOT of my free time, especially in winter. But the priority goes work, wife, BACA, shootin' stuff (reloading, researching, activism, etc)...

esheato
December 1, 2005, 03:30 AM
Yes...almost to the point that it controlled my life. Every moment was spent reading, shooting or talking guns. I seriously put my career, relationships, everything on hold. I did that for 6 years.

I'm finally to the point where I'm starting to notice other things. Photography is interesting. I also bought new snow skis for this season...I want to be on the mountain at least once a weekend. I'm not so...fanatical about spending all day, every day at the range.

I never thought I'd say it but there are times when I don't even touch a gun for three days at a time and I'm ok with that now.

Ed

Declaration Day
December 1, 2005, 05:24 AM
Firearms and 2A are pretty much everything to me. It's definitely a way of life.

cracked butt
December 1, 2005, 06:05 AM
Timewise- maybe. I spend a lot of time reading about guns, hanging out in internet message boards, reloading, bullet casting, and shooting.

Moneywise- it'd be a tossup. I probably spend more money on fishing than shooting, that being said, I do spend a lot on my gun hobby as well.

Moto
December 1, 2005, 06:11 AM
Nah first hobbies would be Dirtbikes, The DRZ eats up most of my weekends and free time, then it is probably the Redsox, but I don't remember a time since I was born that baseball, going to games, playing and watching it wasn't part of everyday life, so I dunno if that is really a hobby but it eats up alot of my budget, After that would be Jeeps, proud XJ and TJ owner, dealing with the politics of land use issues and state roadway regs, But collecting Mosin Nagants and shooting them is also up there.

Black Majik
December 1, 2005, 06:55 AM
Cars, motorcycles, women...... then firearms. :D

I live in California.... what's a gun. :evil:

Tomcat1066
December 1, 2005, 07:07 AM
After my family and job, guns take up most of my hobby time at the moment, but I'm easing back into balance. I'm also a movie buff, and aspiring screenwriter. I'm also a Sci Fi TV show junkie as well ;)

Stargate rocks!

Tom

poppy
December 1, 2005, 10:47 AM
No, my number 1 hobby is running marathons. My somewhat unrealistic goal is to run one in all 50 states. With 5 states under my belt including Alaska I have a decent start but at age 59 I will have to pick up the pace. Gun collecting is certainly my most expensive hobby. poppy

6inch
December 1, 2005, 10:49 AM
During the cooler months weapons take center stage. Warmer months belong to boating/fishing.

JamisJockey
December 1, 2005, 10:51 AM
Nope. Cycling would land in the #1 spot. I spend much more money and time with that hobby. Keeps me fit and healthy, and is a great way to relax, and get a serious adreneline fix.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Atc1man/cycling/8-4-059.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Atc1man/cycling/descent1.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Atc1man/cycling/Jasononthebarriers10-26-03.jpg
After that, fishing. I fish more times a year then I shoot.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Atc1man/fishing/6-14-20051.jpg

Missashot
December 1, 2005, 10:58 AM
My favorite hobby used to be riding my Suzuki GSX-R. But due to getting hit by an Oldsmobile while riding a friends' bike, I now have a paralyzed left foot. And a screwed up hip and left leg.:( (Actually getting a hip replacement on Dec. 8th.) Hopefully going to ride again this spring. With the help on an electric shifter on the bike.
That said, right now guns are a hot hobby for me. In one year I have gotten something like 10 or 11 guns. I mix them up I think it is 1/2 handguns, and 1/2 rifles. I really enjoy them and they take my mind off the bike somewhat.
I also used to be big into aquariums, but with the limited space in the new house, the is no place to set up any tanks.:(

Kramer Krazy
December 1, 2005, 11:00 AM
I rotate my hobbies, as I always go overboard with each and it is difficult to keep a healty balance between them. Plus......they are expensive hobbies. Their ranking always changes, but they are:

1) Firearms - over 40 of them, now
2) Motorcycles - 4 of them plus the wife's bike
3) Guitars and Basses - I used to play in a band and once had 43 guitars/basses


For those of you who are also into motorcycles, here's what we've got:

1) 2002 Ducati 748 monoposto
2) 1998 Ducati ST2
3) 1994 Suzuki GSXR-750
4) 1985 Harley FXEF
5) Husqvarna WXC-360

I've also been through 44 States, 2 Canadian Provences, and into Mexico on two-wheels over the last five years.

Rupestris
December 1, 2005, 11:16 AM
Fishing and camping would be #1 & #2 for me.
Turkey hunting #3 but thats firearm related.

Unfortunately, my work schedule leaves little time for 1 & 2 so I do spend more time with the firearms than doing the others. I can usually free up an hour or two to shoot or read/learn gun stuff. Rarely do I get an entire day to get the boat out to fish or weekend to camp.

I also read, mountain bike, canoe, airbrush, cars/wrenching (restoring an '85 Fiero for my son), In-line skating, and home improvements.

I also spend alot of time at The Knights of Columbus as the Entertainment Committee, Rod & Gun club member and volunteering time for other charitable events they do.

pauli
December 1, 2005, 12:26 PM
a: computers. b: martial arts. c: firearms.

they are a wonderful combination!

grizz5675
December 1, 2005, 12:43 PM
another yep here

Quickdraw Limpsalot
December 1, 2005, 12:57 PM
Bass guitars & related bass gear soak up most of my spare cash, but firearms, ammo & accessories are at a very close second place. Between the two I could easily spend every penny I ever get, but I'm pretty content with what I already have and try to limit new toys.

Sindawe
December 1, 2005, 02:05 PM
Currently this game is my #1 recreational/non fitness activity.
http://screenshots.filesnetwork.com/72/potd/1133314894_60.jpg
Followed by tending my aquatic garden and meeting the demands of the four furry feline Masters in the house.

MD_Willington
December 1, 2005, 02:12 PM
Demolition derby, landscaping my yard, computers...etc

DontBurnMyFlag
December 1, 2005, 02:14 PM
paintball
guns
martial arts (systema and combat tai chi)
poker

and lets not for get rabble-rousing, tomfoolery and skylarkings

hso
December 1, 2005, 02:15 PM
No

#2 or #3

Jubei
December 1, 2005, 02:22 PM
I collect knives & swords as well. But I would say that weapons in general, and learning how to use them are my #1 hobby.

Jubei

outofbattery
December 1, 2005, 02:24 PM
no, my #1 hobby is motorcycles..:cool: 1998 suzuki bandit 1200s, 2000 kawasaki ninja zx-7r....:neener:


I have 2 Bandit 400's and a 99 7R...and an Aprilia Mille R, BMW F650,3 Honda Hawk GT's,an MZ Skorpion,an XS650 and a 500 Interceptor ratbike. I like motorcycles a little bit.Surfing,kayaking,sailing,off-roading,flyfishing;far too many reasons to be broke and single:o

Rockrivr1
December 1, 2005, 02:32 PM
Future mother in law calls the house last night and during the conversations she asks my fiance if I'm home. My fiance reply's: Yep, he's sitting on the couch looking at a gun magazine. Future mother in law says: Huh, that figures. :scrutiny: Not exactly sure what she means by that. lol

To answer directly, yes. Firearms are most favorite hobby. Shooting, going to gun shows, reading gun mags, perusing gun boards online and yes, even cleaning my guns is a great time. My Mom actually asked me one time if I thought the world was going to end because of my stockpiling, guns, ammo, water, food, etc. As a joke I told her if the world ended tomorrow she better not come to my house looking for protection and food. Did I mention that was a joke? She didn't think it was funny. ;)

Oh I definitely have other hobbies. I Golf, Ski, play Softball & Flag Football, rollerblade, mountain bike, work out etc. They are great, but I have more fun shooting.

Pilot
December 1, 2005, 02:34 PM
No. Flying my airplane is #1, but I would say the shooting sports are #2.

Capt Charlie
December 1, 2005, 03:13 PM
No. My first love is reserved for horses. Guns and shooting share second place along with bass fishing, wildlife photography, hiking and backpacking, caving, canoing and kayaking, and natural history.

aquapong
December 1, 2005, 03:38 PM
Most years college football is #1...games, recruiting, etc. When my team isn't doing well, guns take over the #1 spot until my team is back up again. Now that we just moved across the country, I would like to get into camping since we've got lots of national forests/parks within a reasonable distance.

cmidkiff
December 1, 2005, 04:07 PM
I'd define a hobby as a spare-time recreational pursuit. A gun isn't a hobby, it's a tool. Collecting guns could be a hobby, but I don't collect them. Shooting could be a hobby, but it doesn't top my list. Most of the time, I shoot to keep in practice, or to teach my daughters how to defend themselves.

My hobby is marine reef aquaria. Huge waste of money, but I enjoy it!

Bridger
December 1, 2005, 04:28 PM
Yep, C&R license, shooting, learning the history of them. Gun nuttery is my chief hobby, and then most of the rest of my hobbies kind of tie into it in some way.

hjrocket
December 1, 2005, 05:28 PM
Sking is a way of Life, so is firearms ownership and use.Top of the line ski gear costs more than a great pistol. Ski passes cost more than ammo. In the winter my prime pass time is skiing, in warm Wx its shooting or fishing (my boat costs LOTS more than all my ski gear + firearms). I got too many hobbies, but I am totally comitted to full time recreation.:)

mattdus
December 1, 2005, 05:38 PM
depends on my mood at any given time but it is generaly #1 or #2 the other being plastic modeling of second world war aircraft. I tend to switch up every 6 months or so although season seems to have little to do with it.

hksw
December 1, 2005, 05:44 PM
Yup, and second place has been lapped 3 times around the track.

fastbolt
December 1, 2005, 05:45 PM
No ...

Hasn't been for many years ...

When it comes to firearms, I mostly focus on trying to constantly increase, enhance and refine my shooting & armorer's skills, as well as engage in frequent training, mostly from the perspective of it being a necessary daily living skill related to my work ...

I still engage in collecting some firearms, and blades, which aren't exactly 'necessary', however, and still get some enjoyment out of it, depending ... Although it's hard to completely eliminate the feeling that I'm mostly just adding 'tools' to an existing assortment, though ... ;)

I engage in hobbies for fun, relaxation and pure enjoyment ... which means for me nowadays reading, writing, martial arts, motorcycles, & cigars, to name some of them.

I used to really enjoy firearms as a hobby, though, when I was younger ... and always wanted to collect SA revolvers for the sheer pleasure of owning a piece of historical nostalgia ...

Darth Ruger
December 1, 2005, 05:46 PM
...meaning that shooting and guns dictate what you believe politically, socially...

I wouldn't say that, I'd say it's more like the other way around. Studying history and trying to actually learn from it (rather than repeating it), along with my social and political beliefs, dictate my actions, of which guns are an integral part.

My love for guns doesn't dictate my beliefs. I love guns because of my beliefs.

goalie
December 1, 2005, 08:18 PM
Hockey trumps guns by a long shot. The first is me going old-school with leather and deer-hair pads at a clinic in Rochester NY this past summer, the other is me at the Xcel center with the (at the time) president of the Wild after a buddy and I got to play with guys from the Wild. (I'm the guy in the red/white/black pads with the Russian jersey on)

I currently play weekly with the NHL alumni team here in Minnesota. :)

bumm
December 1, 2005, 08:47 PM
I have two long time interests. (40+ years)

I'm a stargazer. Astronomy is my first love. Whether naked eye, binoculars, or telescope. I love the night sky, and never go out after dark without at least checking out the constellations. Astronomy expands my mind, gives me an activity, and puts my daily problems in perspective. I could never live in a place where it doesn't get DARK at night. Unfortunately, to do all this, I need a clear night with little or no moonlight and usually, a night I can stay up LATE.

SO~ I target shoot with handguns much more. I get a lot of pleasure from being able to put the little holes right where I want them, and I also enjoy playing with the toys!
Marty

redneck2
December 1, 2005, 08:58 PM
I have five leisure-time activities:

Shooting pistols

Shooting rifles

Shooting shotguns

Reloading to shoot pistols, rifles, and shotguns

Fishing

Guess I also should add that I hunt, so I can shoot pistols, rifles, and shotguns.

f4t9r
December 1, 2005, 08:58 PM
Are firearms your #1 hobby/activity

YES

juggler
December 1, 2005, 09:11 PM
I have settled, I think, on a lifetime carry gun. A Glock 27 fits my needs, and I shoot it well. I have a few range toys, but prefer to shoot my carry gun. Better be a good shot with that one. :cool:

My 27 has been my carry gun for years. I have other firearms, but that one gets practiced with weekly.

I've been using my sig (tag line) since before you came on board, but it's still kinda funny about your handle, beach......;)

enfield303
December 1, 2005, 09:24 PM
German Guns, German Cars(BMW Please), Irish Beer, and Scotch Whiskey. I also spen a lot of time looking for, and refining my idea of the perfect Mrs. Enfield(Redhead, supermodel, billionaire, Republican, Class III dealer, commited christian, nymphomaniac, whose father owns a small distillery that makes the best scotch known to man. I can also put up with a Brunette.)

Ben Shepherd
December 1, 2005, 10:57 PM
It's kind of a spin-off for me. I'm a social/moral/religious history nut, and I've found it funy how mankind keeps repeating the same cycle.

I also believe that we are somewhere near the end of the Roman empire once again so to speak. I've realized that he with the nastiest/meanest weapon and disposistion wins the dispute.

Also I love anything mechanical. The how does it work? Whys it's made out of that? Kind of stuff.

I'd say guns are my #2 hobby, right behind reading.

toolmaker
December 2, 2005, 12:27 AM
Hey Grand Inquisitor-- Here's something that would combine BOTH your hobbies (Star Trek and shooting). My wife has from the 1960's a target shooting game with a Star Trek theme. Picture of the Enterprise with Kirk, Spock and I think McCoy inside a 9 inch or so target circle with points assigned to each ring.The target is metal and pasteboard, and is mean't to hang on a wall. Was made by Hasbro. Oddly enough you shoot at it with a miniature plastic red toy 1911A1 firing suction cup darts. I was never able to find it listed or pictured in any toy collector books, and it came to her in a mixed assortment box of games she got for Christmas in the 60's put together by the maker. Must have been unpopular or overrun stuff. Wish I had a digital camera available to show pictures.

grimjaw
December 2, 2005, 01:46 AM
No, guns is not my #1 hobby.

Taking pictures of my guns is my #1 hobby.

jmm

silverlance
December 2, 2005, 01:47 AM
There's some folks here with a heck of a lot of disposable income.

Me, I'm just trying to keep my 3-gun set fed....

FEED THE GUNS

ka50
December 2, 2005, 03:52 AM
chasing girls, clubbing, fixing/racing cars, guns, computers, bodybuilding, airsofting, psychology and social dynamics, I have so many hobbies that I don't have time or money for everything lol

DunedinDragon
December 2, 2005, 08:01 AM
WAITAMINIT!!! You guys are joking, right??? There are other things you can do besides guns? When did this happen, and why wasn't I told about it??
:confused:

GRB
December 2, 2005, 09:20 AM
Never before , in the half century that I have been breathing, would I ever have thought that I would write what I am about to:

My number one hobby is my job! It is also my most expensive hobby. Let me explain. I became eligible to retire on October 5, 2005. So anything I do at work is basically because I like it enough, or maybe I should say tolerate it enough, to stay there. Sure I am staying to get a slightly higher pension in the long run but this is where my job also becomes my most expensive hobby sort of in a twisted way. By staying on the job I am now working for only 38% of my pay. Yes that is absolutely correct because, if I retired I would get a 62% pension right now. Since I would get that for nothing, I am getting paid only 38% for actually doing my job. That is expensive!

Since I am armed at all times I guess guns are a big part of my new number one hobby. Still though when it comes down to it, guns are not my main hoibby though they were when I was in my 20s. Right now my main hobby is keeping/breeding herps (reptiles & amphibians - not herpes). My number two hobby is probably the gun thing. Third is probably a combination of computer entertainment like this site (so sad, I spend too much time online). I guess the gun thing is number 2 over the computer thing only because I spend so much time on certain gun related sites.

I must point out that the gun thing is more, much more, than a hobby for me. As others have said, it is a way of life, yet I will also readily admit there are many aspects of it that fall into the hobby category for me. I am an active
2nd Amendment rights advocate. I like to shoot when I can - not as often as I would like though - not by a long shot. I taught my daughter and son to shoot, in that order. I just recently started taking my son Brendan hunting with me and with any luck will have the time to buy him his first Big Game license this weekend - he turned 16 today. Maybe a hunt this weekend.

We also are just beginning to dabble in a new hobby - metal detecting. Thar be treasure out thar to be found swabbies and I looks to find me some!

XavierBreath
December 2, 2005, 09:39 AM
My #1 hobby is hunting.
I hunt guns.

ScottsGT
December 2, 2005, 10:29 AM
I have several hobbies myself too.
Guns, of course!
Restoring my '66 Mustang GT Fastback is one. But due to kids, bathroom remodel and other expenses, it has been on the back burner for 3 years now.
And I too do the plastic models. Mostly 1/32 anything aircraft related.
Here's one of my latest builds:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y157/ScottsGT/F-4Jintake.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y157/ScottsGT/F-4Jfrontview.jpg

Jubei
December 2, 2005, 11:05 AM
chasing girls, clubbing,

Nice to see that some guys still have that Neanderthal approach to getting women. Most guys now days actually try to talk to girls. But I can't imagine how friendly they are after they wake up with a bump on their heads.

Jubei

Pilot
December 2, 2005, 11:37 AM
ScottsGT,

That is one beautiful F-4. See its from the ole Jolly Rogers. Very nice.

ScottsGT
December 2, 2005, 11:42 AM
ScottsGT,

That is one beautiful F-4. See its from the ole Jolly Rogers. Very nice.

Thanks! I've got a F-14 kit on the shelf to do the Jolly Rogers scheme too. These big kits get expensive. The F-14 was $125, decals and paint will set you back another $25. But the time involved is my way of letting everything in my brain go away and focus on the kit. SWIMBO doesn't understand, but it brings me a different kind of satisfaction than shooting does.
(BTW, last count I have 8 of the high end kits. If she ever finds out what these kits cost, I'm toast :what: )

Insectguy
December 2, 2005, 12:52 PM
Kids are only young once, so I try to spend as much time as possible with them. Of course, guns are incorporated into this-- range time, cleaning time, gunshows, etc. You get the idea.

I also enjoy entomology. Two of the kids and I make it a Friday night regular when its warm to go collect insects. Geeky-- yes. Fun-- yes. Nothing like the thrill of the hunt.:cool:

The family is also into scouting, camping, and TaeKwonDo. And church.

That pretty much sucks up all extra time.

Mongo the Mutterer
December 2, 2005, 01:15 PM
(BTW, last count I have 8 of the high end kits. If she ever finds out what these kits cost, I'm toast :what: ) Knowing ladies, she already does know. I love the F-4. My two favorite aircraft are both F-4's, the other the F4U Corsair.

I used to love modeling, but with three cats in the house I don't think it is possible... They do let us live with them, you know

First hobby, passion, semi-religion is trout fishing for me..
Guns are a way of life. Got wallet, underwear, glasses, 642 ...

outofbattery
December 2, 2005, 02:59 PM
That's a great F-4;magnificent bird.When I was a kid,Duke Cunningham was one of my heros and I built a handful of Showtime 100's so him falling from grace was a major disappointment.I like scale models too but I've only been able to finish a couple in the past year.My skills have really fallen by the wayside and when it comes to the increasing cost of kits and time that I have to spend on them,I've got frustrated that they're not up to the same standards as they were a few years ago. I did a Tamiya Otto Carius' Tiger that is sorta OK but my current project is to have a duo of Hobbycraft Argentine A-4's mounted on a base like they're skimming San Carlos Water and so far,so good.

ScottsGT
December 2, 2005, 03:17 PM
I've got frustrated that they're not up to the same standards as they were a few years ago.

Have you seen the latest offerings from Trumpeter or Academy? The kits priced at $50 and up are really getting nice these days. Tamiya seems to be asleep at the wheel with only one release in the past few years (1/32 block 50 F-16 @ 150.00 :what: )
Check out the TBM/TBF Avengers! they have a new 1/35 Chinook on the way too.

Raguleader
December 3, 2005, 01:37 AM
I'm big into Photography myself. Photography is a sufficiently expensive hobby to keep me from seriously getting into shooting as a hobby, I'm afraid.

However, with Photography, I can shoot anyone I want, as many times as I want, and they only get slightly annoyed! On occasion, I even get to flash cute girls! :D

ZeroX
December 3, 2005, 01:47 AM
They would be if I had any money.

redneck2
December 3, 2005, 06:48 AM
German Guns, German Cars(BMW Please), Irish Beer, and Scotch Whiskey. I also spen a lot of time looking for, and refining my idea of the perfect Mrs. Enfield(Redhead, supermodel, billionaire, Republican, Class III dealer, commited christian, nymphomaniac, whose father owns a small distillery that makes the best scotch known to man. I can also put up with a Brunette.)

Some of this stuff is way over-rated. Just can't figure out what part

:D

TheLastBoyScout
December 3, 2005, 09:38 AM
Timewise... No, that would have to be PT.

(I think of Marine ROTC as "the PT club"... While Army is PT'ing, we're PT'ing. When they do basic combat labs, we're PT'ing. When they do supplemental infantry labs, we're PT'ing....Friday mornings when the rest of the corps of cadets is sleeping, I'm PT'ing some more with Marine ROTC classmates.... :banghead: :) )

Moneywise? Definitely (I define my uniform allowance as "an XD-40 and a scope"... The Citadel issued me all my uniforms, and NROTC det basically said do what you want with the Marine $ that gets paid at the end of the semester)

armoredman
December 3, 2005, 09:53 AM
Firearms, reloading, and 2A is actually my second priority - my first is my family.

Biker
December 3, 2005, 10:18 AM
My scoot is my main hobby. A 1949 Shovel/Pan tends to demand a lot of TLC and money. A labor of love...:)
Biker

Essex County
December 3, 2005, 11:11 AM
What a silly question!...............Essex

solareclipse
December 3, 2005, 01:43 PM
They are at least number 5 down my list :uhoh: I've been considering eliminating some hobbies so i can have more funds around for the other.

MDG1976
December 3, 2005, 02:05 PM
Gun: #1 in money spent for sure.
Exercise & reading: # in time spent.

MountainPeak
December 3, 2005, 08:57 PM
Firearms/2nd Amendment related STUFF is my number one, off work, consumer of my time.

yomama
December 3, 2005, 09:07 PM
Raising my 3 boys is my main and favorite hobby. I'd say guns come in second, and then golf. I was just thinking and am sad to say, but I have more money into my golf clubs than into my guns. I'm working on changing that soon though. Tax refunds are almost here!!!!!!:)

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