Does Anyone Else Get Into "Gun Moods"???


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30-06 lover
July 2, 2006, 04:08 AM
About once a year I get into a "gun mood". For some reason I cannot identify, I will start looking at guns, then want to buy not just one, but three or four. Happened last year...went to the shop to look at rifles, bought one, went back a week later, bought another, then had the GF about ready to faint when I said I was going back after the second rifle. (I didn't go after that reaction)...

So I am on-line today when I decide to look a shotguns and rifles, then I thought what the heck look at pistols too. I have wanted a USP since my brother bought one, I have wanted a 700 SPS since they first came out last year, and after looking at the shotgun section of this forum, I am thinking about a Rem 870 Synthetic. I am trying my hardest not to dip into my savings, but I am sure I am going to get at least one, if not all within the next month or two! Am I the only one with this problem???:confused: I really hope the GF doesn't freak out if she sees about 1500 out of my savings!!!:what:
-Mike

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Dacoda
July 2, 2006, 04:27 AM
See the problem with me is, everytime I buy another firearm, something else comes along that I realize I want also.

So now I want a FAL. :(

willie
July 2, 2006, 04:41 AM
I know the feeling-Bought 3 S & W'S in the past 2 months-Still looking for a Detonics 45

rangerruck
July 2, 2006, 05:32 AM
i am starting to geek out over anything rifle in 17m2

Zen21Tao
July 2, 2006, 06:14 AM
I am always in a gun mood that mood just seems to change very often. For example, I was in a "buy as many (evil) guns that libs especially hate mood" then I watched "Band of Brothers" and my gun mood changed to a "buy WW2 military surplus mood" so I put a down payment on a Luger.

mordechaianiliewicz
July 2, 2006, 07:56 AM
I know how you feel, I just don't have the money to do much more than look most of the times.

Fly320s
July 2, 2006, 09:50 AM
Once a year, huh?

I go through that about every week. 99% of the time I am able to keep my wallet in my pocket, which only helps a little since I have my CC number memorized, but every once in awhile something gets through the fence.

I'm currently waiting on a .22 conversion for my Kimber 1911 and a new leather belt.

CannonFodder
July 2, 2006, 10:20 AM
Every day of my life, my man. Some days, I think of 1911's. Other days, I think of a Walther P99. I daydream of suppressors and other things that require stamps.

But mostly, these days, I think about FN Herstal's FS2000, and I damn them for their $2000 SRP, which will go up since I know they'll sell like hotcakes on a winter's day.

Mine is not a happy life. :(

sacp81170a
July 2, 2006, 11:35 AM
I alternate between "gun moods" and "gun accessory moods". Just spent a pile of money on an SA M1A Loaded. Now I'm looking at proper scopes and scope mounts for it. Guess what? I could easily spend what I did on the rifle for a premium scope and a mount for it. As it is, I'm gonna have to decide on what I can live with vs. what I can afford. I hate that equation...

:(

eastwood44mag
July 2, 2006, 12:05 PM
I never get out of "gun moods."

I'm still looking to fill my bound book, and trying to figure a way to afford a nice M3 (like that will ever happen).

kansas45
July 2, 2006, 01:21 PM
Yes!:banghead: In fact I'm in one right now!:cuss: O.K. I guess I'd better go buy that S/A 1911 Mil Spec I need!:)

mrmeval
July 2, 2006, 01:41 PM
I bought the overpriced Long Branch No4 Mk1 with the 'maple' stock cause it was an investment NOT because "I been hypNOtized"..... :banghead:

distra
July 2, 2006, 01:53 PM
Sure do. I went almost 8 months after my first two handgun purchases. I then bought a 1911 and of course had to have a commander size. :D My birthday came 'round and I had to have some tupperware (M&P & XD45). I then thought "ok. I need to back off.", so I just shot what I had for a couple months, then the urge hit me, I need a subcompact...you know the rest. :D Maybe we should start a twelve step program...nah, just need to hit the lottery :evil: My question is does anyone else get into an ammo buying frenzy? I start getting the shakes if have anything less then 500rds of 45, .40S&W, and 9mm. :D

Lupinus
July 2, 2006, 01:59 PM
I always am in a gun mode lol

Problem is I never seem to have a "spare cash mode" so I rarly get the new toys I want :(

DMK
July 2, 2006, 02:02 PM
I am always in a gun mood that mood just seems to change very often. For example, I was in a "buy as many (evil) guns that libs especially hate mood" then I watched "Band of Brothers" and my gun mood changed to a "buy WW2 military surplus mood" so I put a down payment on a Luger.I'm the same way. I'm glad I don't sell guns often because I'll go though months, even a year perhaps completely into maybe ARs and completely uninterested in Mosin Nagants because they are rough and inaccurate. Then I'll switch and be all about old historical rifles, and uninterested in new plastic stuff. Then I'll go through a phase where I'm all about twenty twos or all into semi-auto pistols or all into revolvers.

Sometimes just opening my gun safes and trying out stuff I ignored for a while is like buying old guns all over again.

kentucky_smith
July 2, 2006, 02:14 PM
Getting a CMP M1 turned into getting a C&R

C&R turned into getting major battle rifles of WWII, plus a milspec 1911 and a M1 carbine and a K31.
Getting surplus rifles turned into getting AR, then AK, then building an AK.

Now I need a FAL. and an 03a3, and an Arisaka, and a Thompson.

In the meantime, I added to the CZ collection and now have 5 CZ pistols and 1 rifle.

And just because there wasn't a revolver represented, I had to get a Mod 10 smith.

PCGS65
July 2, 2006, 03:14 PM
You bet cha. I try to steer clear of gun auctions/shops because I alway see one I want. My current fetish is a smith 686. I'll see one and want to instantly buy it not thinking I can't afford one right now because I just bought a rem 742 woodsmaster that I 've always wanted but really shouldn't have bought beacause of $$$.:banghead:

Outlaws
July 2, 2006, 03:22 PM
I was in a "buy as many (evil) guns that libs especially hate mood"

lol

I am in a consistant state of that. Unfortunately, $$$ plays a role so the 50 cal has to wait until I win the lottery.

sacp81170a
July 2, 2006, 04:47 PM
My question is does anyone else get into an ammo buying frenzy? I start getting the shakes if have anything less then 500rds of 45, .40S&W, and 9mm.

Why'd ya have to mention that? I've got nearly 1000 rounds of .40 and 9mm on hand but I'm down to a couple hundred rounds of .45. :scrutiny:

Now I gotta wait 'til next payday to stock up. Or I can fire up the reloading press and crank out some rounds. Yep, looks like it's gonna be a long night tonight... :D

SiG Lady
July 2, 2006, 06:09 PM
"I really hope the GF doesn't freak out if she sees about 1500 out of my savings!!!"Well, that depends on whether that "my" savings account is actually a JOINT bank account...!

Heck, when I get into one of those visceral 'moods' I just bite the bullet and stay OUT of the gun shop or away from the nice-used-guns counter at the indoor range. I don't like the feeling of gun-wanna-buy interruptus. I wait until I have what it takes to absorb the fiscal hit--then I BUY!!!!. :rolleyes:

Monkeyleg
July 2, 2006, 07:21 PM
I've gone three years now without buying another gun. Am I in a "gun mood?" Oh, yeah.

Despite cash being very tight, I resolved that I would soon buy another gun, perhaps at the WCCM auction on July 18th.

But now my dog is limping, and the pads on his paw are swollen. Vets are expensive.

So, I may be in a "gun mood" for quite some time.

aguyindallas
July 2, 2006, 07:23 PM
Since the beginning of the year, I have been in a Glock mood. It started with a 26, now I have a total of 4 Glocks in the stable...one more next week. I keep swearing that is all I need for now.

Then.....I run across some sweet wheel gun pics and think I need a few more of those too....darn it!

another okie
July 2, 2006, 07:51 PM
A cheaper way to satisfy the gun-buying mood for me is rent some different guns and shoot lots and lots of rounds through them. This works especially well with full-autos, since most of them would be way out of my price range anyway.

Dmack_901
July 2, 2006, 07:56 PM
Yeah, everyone does. Cars, guns, technology, building stuff, it switches.

I just got a G22, and now I want to build an AK. Luckily I can't afford to(lie). So I won't. Maybe in a year. lol

edit: Yeah!! post # 223. Now I want an AR-15...

Hoppy590
July 2, 2006, 08:04 PM
im always like that

i want
a Mosin Nagant
a SKS
a NEF 10gauge
a .22 for plinking
a Stevens 200 in .308

sadly i have money for none. (well i have money but id rather wait till i have the money to blow kind of deal)

il probibly get a .22 soon. and if i get the new job il get the mosin nagant or the stevens 200

Dmack_901 - i feel your pain, i wanna build an AK too

evan price
July 2, 2006, 08:07 PM
Gun Moods... oh yeah. Kinda like crackheads get in the "crack mood". I thought I had licked it a few years ago, I had gone actually 5 years without buying a new gun. Then a relative got his C&R and now I am somehow sitting here on THR wondering, Why don't I have a Moisin Nagant? But now I want a FAL. Maybe an L1A1 or STG58. >sigh<:rolleyes:
Ammo moods and gun moods go together. You get new guns, ya wanna shoot 'em up, that burns through ready ammo, the ammo hoarder in ya starts ringing alarm bells, "You just ran thru 800 rds of 9mm this month, better buy a couple cases! Oh yeah and 8mm Mauser is under $.10/rnd at Ammoman better buy 900 round case! And could use some more .45ACP since you are already getting the credit card and Brown Santa ready. And .308 is a pretty good deal and you DID say you wanted a FAL...And down to the last two bricks of .22LR ya know...!":(
Next thing you know there's $600 to ammo on the cc. AFTER not getting .308 since I don't own the FAL yet. Had a :cuss: $3000 credit card bill last month! There went my bonus!

OEF_VET
July 2, 2006, 09:32 PM
Gun mood? Hmmm, yep, I'm breathing, I must be in a gun mood.

Lately, it's been an 870 kick. Before that, it was AR's and NFA weapons. (Well, since I'm an FFL/SOT, it's ALWAYS NFA weapons.) Prior to that, it was C&R's. Before that, it was Para-Ordnance LDA's. Who knows what it'll be next (besides the obvious NFA toys).

Zen21Tao
July 5, 2006, 06:18 AM
I have the secret to affording new guns.....

<In a low secretive whisper> Go to college and max out student loans. You don't have to start paying them back until you finish with college. Just don't leave. Turn that BA/BS into a MA/MS then go for a doctorate or other professional degree (JD/MD etc.) By the time your college throws you out you either land a high paying job or file bankrupcy. :evil: :D

MrTwigg
July 5, 2006, 09:19 AM
I was out searching for 7.62X54R for my M91/30 when I found a M44 with matching numbers and an extremely bright bore. Now I find my self carrying the offical BATFE book of C&R eligible guns in my truck with a couple copies of my C&R license.

Travis McGee
July 5, 2006, 01:58 PM
Bumper sticker and t-shirt saying:

"9 out of the 11 voices in my head told me to stay home and clean my guns today."

Hogfan1911
July 5, 2006, 05:41 PM
Zen, that was my plan too. It got me about half a dozen guns. Oh, yeah, and a Master's degree (which I actually use!). Of course, now that I'm paying them back, I can't afford crap. Wife & 1.5 kids cut into gun-buying funds too. As far as "gun moods"? Whenever I'm awake.

offthepaper
July 5, 2006, 09:18 PM
Quote from Evan Price:
"Gun Moods... oh yeah. Kinda like crackheads get in the "crack mood"."
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Oh man, that's classic. Nothing like hitting the nail on the head. Sure can't say I disagree. :D I started out some time ago to buy ONE gun for general home defense......well, you know the rest. :D

1911_CQB
July 6, 2006, 02:15 AM
I get into caliber moods. Right now its a .357. Snub, Meduim frame, i dont care. I have a cravin for another .357!

aaronrkelly
July 6, 2006, 05:31 AM
Heck yeah...

First started off wanting CCW pieces.....bought everything small, large, weak and powerful.

After buying, trying, selling and swapping I ended up going thru alot of guns and only ended up with 4 keepers.

Then it was revolvers, all I thought about and looked at was revolvers.

Then it was cheapy commie guns - AKs, SKSs, Mosins.......

After that I was buying a .22 rifle of some sort almost every week....thankfully that passed in a couple months.

Currently all I can think about is M1 Garands......

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