You know you're a gunny ( the work edition)


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Hoppy590
October 14, 2006, 06:08 PM
You know your a gun guy when at work you...

Maintain trigger discipline on a bottle of windex

Wish said bottle of windex came in a hicap version with an easy detachable box magazine

think operation of said bottle of windex would be easier if you were issued a 3 point sling

Operate the wash sink and spray nozzel by the 4 rules

have on occasion thought of your manager as the RO

have mentaly compared a Hard -A** boss to the BATFE

this is all working in a deli! anyone else got any?

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Ben Shepherd
October 14, 2006, 06:14 PM
You desktop is a picture of some of your babies.

thumper723
October 14, 2006, 06:34 PM
You want to take your GAU-16 home and you think it is a shame that some have to be dragged to the range for their pistol qual.

hkenvy91
October 14, 2006, 06:56 PM
thats soo funny i practice the 4 rules with the sprayer.
trigger control on the old dewalt drill.:neener: lmao

michiganfan
October 14, 2006, 07:18 PM
When you know what caliber is required for zombies, pumpkins and everything in between

DFW1911
October 14, 2006, 07:49 PM
You turn down consulting engagements because the company has a "No Firearms Allowed On Premises" rule :banghead:

MachIVshooter
October 14, 2006, 08:45 PM
You feel that this month in this year is a 31 day tribute to your favorite pistol.

10/06

scott5
October 14, 2006, 09:46 PM
...You work for a place that has a HAZMAT dock.
...You are on a first name basis with all the pawn shops and gun stores within 100 miles of your home.
...When you walk into the local gunshop with that look in your eye the first employee that spots you coming in gets out the 4477 and the calculator.
...When the CIA, FBI, DEA, Homeland Security, State Police, County Mounties, Local Yocals, pivate security... come across a weapon they can't ID so they call you.
...When the powder companies are developing a new powder and they send a few kegs for you to you to develop load data for it.
...When bullet companies are coming out with a new type, style, configuration of bullet and want you to test it for them.
...When someone mentions some kind of abscure caliber and you can name them all and show the person you are talking to what they look like and even tell when the factories quit making them.
...When someone mentions a new wildcat cartridge that they want to develop you can tell them from experience what bullet weights work well with that caliber, what the powder charge should be and weather or not they should continue with said project.

There are four more pages but I forgot them.

Geronimo45
October 14, 2006, 10:07 PM
... when you keep the old CRT monitors because you can install a tactical rail on 'em easier.
... you have tritium sights on your optical mouse.
... you put a laser on your remote control.
... you argue with coworkers whether you use the mouse in an isosceles or Weaver stance.
... your keyboard has a fixed blade taped underneath it.
... so does your desk.
... you try to get the head of the corporation you work for to buy Class III weapons.
... you got your dental and medical plans replaced with a free-ammo-for-life plan.

Hardtarget
October 14, 2006, 11:04 PM
A discussion turns firearm/ammunition related...and you take from your desk drawer seven examples of ammo for comparison.

Mark.

expvideo
October 14, 2006, 11:26 PM
-Your roommate asks you to identify weapons in movies or tv shows based on 1/4 second glimpses of the trigger formation or slide... and you do it.
-You know that DAO isn't an asian last name.
-You have a business license to your own corporation, for the sole purpose of buying silencers.
-You can't seem to set short term or long term goals, but you know exactly what you'll be purchasing and in what order from the gun shop for at least the next 5 years.
-Your girlfriend knows how to field strip your pistol, and the names of all the parts... even though she'd rather not.
-You've searched to bible for verses that would justify your carrying a handgun to your christian friends.
-You know every handgun law in your state, better than most police officers and lawyers.
-The word "lubricant" has lost all comedic value for you.
-You could have a half hour debate about your specific ammunition choice based on weight, shape, and power... if you could just find someone willing to argue with you.
-You spend at least 30 minutes in the morning checking replies on the 6 gun forums you frequent.
-You have a nicer holster and a shinier pistol for impressing people when Open Carrying, even though the majority of people still just think "guy with gun".
-Even your gun buddies think your spending fantasies are a little over-the-top.
-You like the newest coolest most hightech weapons, and you still always feel imature around your father who carries a wheelgun and insists that open sights are the only way to go on his hunting rifle.
-You've spent much less time actually hunting than you have "clearing" both of the rooms in your apartment.
-You know the brand of ammo used by a police officer based on the department patch on his shoulder.
-Your only political interest in the Iraq war is whether a new rifle will be developed becuase of it.
-The first thing you look for in a new car is if it has a cool compartment to store your pistol (or a future purchase) in.

KC&97TA
October 14, 2006, 11:33 PM
You turn down consulting engagements because the company has a "No Firearms Allowed On Premises" rule

I about fell out of my chair laughing at this. I run a Marksmanship Training Unit, a few weeks ago "they" came through for some kind of safety inspection, bunch of Officers and Sr Enlisted... I'm sitting there cleaning my Trap S&W shot gun... got some dirty looks, most "didn't ask", but this old crusty Master Sgt says "is that part of the new or old Marine Corps issue?"

You know you're a gun guy, when you make a gun wife and know when Ladys night is at the local range ;)

Remander
October 15, 2006, 12:32 AM
You know your a gun guy when at work you...

You're is a contraction of "you are". Your is possessive. You're would be correct in the post above.

Correct usage: "You're about to drop your gun."

You know you're a grammar geek when .... your posts are like this one on a gun board.

That is all, y'all. Carry on.

Malice
October 15, 2006, 01:29 AM
Lol!

"-Your girlfriend knows how to field strip your pistol, and the names of all the parts... even though she'd rather not."

So true! My girlfriend needs to be talked to so she can fall asleep, so there I am laying with her in bed telling her cute little bedtime stories.

Then about 6 months ago, I ran out of bedtime stories. Her solution: "Just talk about guns, that will put me to sleep."

So every night I tell her all about the AR I am building, and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th.... handguns I am going to buy next year, and explain to her the pros and cons of different calibers and so forth.

She falls asleep in 5 minutes flat, but I tend to talk out loud a lot longer than that! :D

DFW1911
October 15, 2006, 01:53 AM
You know you're a gun guy, when you make a gun wife and know when Ladys night is at the local range

Roger that.

DFWI911

grimjaw
October 15, 2006, 02:15 AM
. . . when this is your desktop wallpaper at work,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Casing.jpg

and your icons are those little army guys taking shots.

jm

GunnySkox
October 15, 2006, 10:23 AM
So true! My girlfriend needs to be talked to so she can fall asleep, so there I am laying with her in bed telling her cute little bedtime stories.

Everybody say it with me, now:
Aaawwwwww...


~GnSx

Pax Jordana
October 15, 2006, 10:23 AM
... any mention of paintball as valid combat experience or weapons handling training makes you grind your teeth and consider tossing the room.:fire:

statelineblues
October 15, 2006, 10:46 AM
Your attention is immediately lost on whatever you were doing when you hear certain combinations of numbers - 870, 45, 357, etc.........:p

rwc
October 15, 2006, 11:28 AM
... you check your pockets and bag twice before heading to the airport.

(learned the hard way)

Harry Paget Flashman
October 15, 2006, 11:50 AM
...when you rant more about the ATF than the IRS.
...when you have to special order your digital pattern BDU trousers in "your size".
...when you have already pre-ordered tickets to Rambo V.
...when you have more guns than teeth.
...when your hunting dog alerts on liberals.
...when you think the U.N. has tampered with your tin foil hat.
...when you apply for a visa to Iraq to go "duck hunting".
...when you plan on visiting the Army recruiter just as soon as you successfully complete a chin-up and a 30 minute mile.
...when you start wishing KelTec would make a smaller "carry" that would fit comfortably in a body cavity.
...when you insist ^that^ carry piece be chambered for .45GAP.

TXGunGeek
October 15, 2006, 11:54 AM
You desktop is a picture of some of your babies.
Or of your wife shooting a Vickers!!

Hoppy590
October 15, 2006, 12:29 PM
haha oh and i make the connection between products in the deli ( thier code for the register) and fire arms

ithica model 37= sliced peperoni ( PLU# 37)
ECT. il get a full list at work today :evil:

MrChicken
October 15, 2006, 12:50 PM
You don't click your mouse buttons, you prrreeeessss them.

Mortech
October 15, 2006, 02:17 PM
You know your a gunny when your wife gives up on controling the number of guns you buy and instead then institutes the '2 for 1 rule' (In her case its either a gun for her or a good peice of woodworking tool et al a lathe or a radial saw :uhoh: )

C-grunt
October 15, 2006, 03:37 PM
When you rate the quality of cover office furniture would provide.

When you know what co-workers would make decent back up.

JLStorm
October 15, 2006, 03:46 PM
Your wife complains that every month your wallpaper is a new picture of your guns, while she has a picture of the two of you on her computer.
There is a shrine on the wall of pictures of you shooting your guns that you convinced your wife to take even though she hates guns.

proud2deviate
October 15, 2006, 03:47 PM
. . . When you hold the office record in the catagory of "fastest time to detail strip a stapler".

MachIVshooter
October 15, 2006, 04:37 PM
A discussion turns firearm/ammunition related...and you take from your desk drawer seven examples of ammo for comparison

.......along with multiple pieces of steel of different thickness' labeled with an engraver to show which rounds will penetrate what. (though my "desk" is a 6' tall, 5' long MAC toolbox)

When you know what co-workers would make decent back up.

And which of the guns in your car would be delegated to each of them, should the SHTF.

-When you actually know what many of the little oval bumper stickers really mean.

FTF
October 15, 2006, 09:30 PM
...when your hunting dog alerts on liberals.

BHAHWHAHAAHAHAHA

Huddog
October 15, 2006, 10:04 PM
When your code to your office computer is a combination of calibers.

Hoppy590
October 15, 2006, 11:00 PM
haha im guilty of the password thing

biere
October 16, 2006, 11:10 PM
Trigger discipline on the garden hose makes me wonder about my sanity, but I still do it.

Needed a laser pointer, for a split second I wondered about using the lasermax in my glock 20. Then reality kicked in, but for a split second I did consider it.

Needed some decent optics and wound up using the variable power rifle scope, no rifle, I had in the car. My rifle optics are way better than any binoculars I own so when I want clarity the rifle optic does the job.

The coin holder for the pop machine is as likely to have coins as empty brass or even complete rounds in it.

JD_LION
October 17, 2006, 12:14 AM
When multiple gun shops have your number on speed dial (or memorized) for Identification, Serialization, and Gun values!!!

TonyB
October 17, 2006, 12:32 PM
You do a "tactical reload" of your stapler...
Whendeciding where to put your desk..you look for the best "field of view"
You use a 9mm case for a pen cap.And your co-workers don't think it's weird.

Ben Shepherd
October 17, 2006, 12:37 PM
Hardtarget:

Funny you should mention that. Right now in my desk drawer is a 38 S&W, a 38 special, a 357 mag, and a 357 max cartridge. Some of the guys at work wanted to see the difference, so I brought 'em in.:D

rritter
October 17, 2006, 06:09 PM
Heh - I've got a flat-screen monitor with an elevated base that's a half-circle, open in the middle. Lined up along the inner curve are the following empty cartridge cases:
.22 short
.22 long
.22 long rifle
.22 magnum
.30 Nagant
.30 Tokarev
.32 ACP
.380 ACP
.38 Special
.357 Magnum
.44 Special
.44 Magnum
.45 ACP
7.62x39
.303 British
7.5x55 Swiss
7.62x51
7.62x54R
8x56R
7.92x57
.30-06

In addition, I have empty cartridge boxes for .303 British, 8x56R, and 7.92x57 cartridges. Some of my co-workers give me funny looks sometimes.:evil:

Hoppy590
October 17, 2006, 06:33 PM
i just noticed the "international paper company"s logo on a pack of comp paper.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=46504&stc=1&d=1161123940

and the first thing i did was start a mental check to ID the "arsenal stamp"

Izhevsk .... no
Tula.... no
Sestroryetsk.... no

ok so the papers not russian.

Sprinfield armory.... no

ECT

Green Lantern
October 20, 2006, 10:52 PM
Tonight it hit me that I had something - *I* maintain trigger discipline on the Symbol inventory unit (think Phaser, circa Star Trek II) and avoid pointing it at bystanders! :D

ProguninTN
October 21, 2006, 05:53 PM
You know every handgun law in your state, better than most police officers and lawyers

You know the laws of states you frequently visit better than your friends who are full-time residents.

DRMMR02
October 23, 2006, 10:23 PM
So I was just talking to some people in my living room, and the TV was on in the background. Well there was some commerical on and they were telling the phone number at the end and the nummbers "223" were in it. I immediately stoped and looked at the TV. My mind had tuned the TV until 223 was mentioned. It was pretty strange.

hankdatank1362
October 23, 2006, 10:43 PM
*Customers in your store regularly bring up "a bullet" they found laying in one of the aisles.

*There are more than 3 handguns in your desk drawers at any point and time, along with a whole drawer devoted to firarm cleaning equipment.

*Your co-workers and yourself have actually used FOF (airsoft, in our case) in the store for robbery and SHTF scenarios.

*You find spent brass casings in your shirt pocket from when you went to the range on your lunch break. (Didn't happen at work, but at school)

skidooman
October 23, 2006, 10:53 PM
my extension at work is 223, and when i moved to a new desk i made sure it moved with me.
We have the latest issue of Guns and Ammo in the lunchroom.
when planning a trip outside your area the first thing that runs through your head is, "can i carry there?"

Low-Sci
October 23, 2006, 10:53 PM
When your girlfriend points out an incongruency in a movie:
"Wait, Tommy Lee Jones just called the AR-15 bullet a 2.3, isn't it .223?"

And you can't help but respond, "I'm so proud of you honey."

That movie, by the way: The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.

Eightball
October 23, 2006, 11:07 PM
The coin holder for the pop machine is as likely to have coins as empty brass or even complete rounds in it.Yep. Same problem in my car....I was driving around for a month with 8 .308 rounds in one of those little center console trays without thinking anything of it, until a buddy was like "you should probably put those away, before I take them and use them".

Fortunately, I work with guns and ammo, so there's no issue, really :neener: .

When your girlfriend points out an incongruency in a movie:It's happened to my girlfriend, it's happening to my dad, happened to my brother a long time ago. Some people refuse to watch movies with me because I will _ALWAYS_ point out weapon discrepancies without even realizing it.

skidooman
October 23, 2006, 11:11 PM
yeah ive got earplugs and a spare mag for my kimber stashed away in my car, for those "haven't shot the .45 in a while, lets stop off on the way home" days.

SoCalShooter
October 23, 2006, 11:24 PM
Your parents tell you to lay off buying guns for a couple of months or they are gonna charge you rent.:what:

Barr
October 23, 2006, 11:59 PM
You remember your co-workers extensions by their numbers like:
270
308 etc.

Your fiance does the laundry and finds assorted .22 bullets and empty centerfire pistol cases.

TimboKhan
October 24, 2006, 12:50 AM
You know your a gunny when you choose ammo thats on sale over food.

You know your a gunny when you buy a gun knowing that your not going to be able to afford the ammo for it for at least a month.

You know your a gunny when you get more excited about the Cabelas shooting catalog than you do the new issue of Playboy.

You know your a gunny when you start to honestly believe that you really NEED 52 guns in your house.

You know your a gunny when you write down reasons why your a gunny because they are all personally applicable to you.

Hoppy590
October 24, 2006, 11:34 AM
when the numbers in the deli ( the little tickets) hit 99 they roll over to 00.

i ofcourse call out "Double ought!" and get a giggle. and then again at ought 6

Green Lantern
November 8, 2006, 06:31 PM
New one....

When you either put in new receipt tape or small change in your cash register, you say you're "reloading!" :D

When you're runn out of small change - "out of ammo!" :eek:

Lupinus
November 9, 2006, 12:16 AM
I keep trigger disiplin on the telzon (scanner doflinkie) at work

I relized it one day and just sort of smiled to myself trying not to laugh

OEF_VET
November 9, 2006, 12:42 AM
You know you're a gunny when you buy a suppressor manufacturing company, and quit your regular job.

lbmii
November 9, 2006, 01:58 AM
The principle criterion when buying a coat is the width, depth, shape and location of the front right pocket.

CypherNinja
November 9, 2006, 08:28 AM
While perusing the Duluth Trading catalog you see a jacket that features a "Napoleon Pocket" and immediately think: "That would be awesome for my Guardian."

lbmii
November 10, 2006, 12:25 AM
Napoleon Pocket! So thatís the name for those cross draw pockets!

When I shop for motorcycle jackets thatís the first thing I look for.

Critter183
November 10, 2006, 12:40 AM
...When the CIA, FBI, DEA, Homeland Security, State Police, County Mounties, Local Yocals, pivate security... come across a weapon they can't ID so they call you.

My friend Dave got called by a renovation contractor to identify the cross section of a bullet milled into one of the panels on a 200 year old 6 panel door.

Critter183
November 10, 2006, 12:43 AM
When I shop for motorcycle jackets thatís the first thing I look for.

I have one with two pockets like that. I used to sell them in fact. I called them the ambidexterous concealed carry jacket. lol

Quite a few people bought them for that reason.

S&W620
November 10, 2006, 02:14 AM
You know your a gunny when you superglue "sights" on you favorite beer mug.

When my sights line up on the TV, I know it's time for a refill.:D

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