I may have a gun problem


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scurtis_34471
April 1, 2008, 06:30 PM
I bought my first gun in August 2006 and its been down-hill ever since:

2006
Bersa Thunder .380 CC
Walther P22

2007
Ruger 10/22
Marlin 60
Molot Vepr 7.62x39
Taurus 85 Ultra-Lite
Springfield Armory XD-40 (Traded in Taurus 85)
Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm Compact

2008
Romanian G-Code AK (not WASR)
Yugo M70 B2 Underfolder
Mossberg 500 Tactical 12 gauge
CZ PO-1
Springfield Armory XD-40 Subcompact
Browning Buckmark (Traded in Walther P22)
Kahr P9 Covert (Traded in Bersa 380)

My name is Scott and I'm a gun-o-holic.

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foreveryoung001
April 1, 2008, 06:36 PM
I guess I'm not understanding. What's the problem again? Sounds like a nice collection to me.:neener:



You must be single. My wife would kill me if I spent that much $$$ on firearms.

Pat-inCO
April 1, 2008, 06:39 PM
Now if you want a REAL addiction, start with 1911s. :D

DougDubya
April 1, 2008, 06:41 PM
The problem is he's running out of room and or money.

Don't worry. You'll evolve. :D

Also note - he has more guns now than he bought in 2007 now in 2008... and it's still only the first quarter. Come 2009, he might be responsible for the upsurge in firearms purchases by himself. :D

SoCalShooter
April 1, 2008, 06:42 PM
Nice.
2005
S&W 19k 357
Reck .22LR
Winchester 63 .22LR
300 weatherby
HK USP 45acp

2006
Kimber TLE RL II
Ruger SB 44mag
AR15 x 2
S&W442

2007
m1 carbine
m1 garand x 2
ar 15 x4
Glock 20
S&W317
Sistema Colt
Colt national match pre series 70
SKS x2
mosin nagant x1
Benelli nova 12ga
ithaca 37 12ga
mossberg 500 12 ga
S&W 40f
Walther p38
Springfield xd 5" 45acp

2008
Weaterby vanguard 300winmag
Thompson conenter 30-30
Les baer HB DCM

I do not believe i have enough yet to be a gun aholic...atleast I am still in denial.

Gun auction is next week and I have money for it so...the upsurge in firearms purchases is because of me.

Sato Ord
April 1, 2008, 06:43 PM
Hey, guns and coffee. Don't take away either my cordite or my caffeine, and I won't go into withdrawal and kill you during my DT's.

BLC
April 1, 2008, 06:44 PM
You just need a higher power to get you through. I have 2, Smith & Wesson! :)

CountGlockula
April 1, 2008, 06:45 PM
You're normal...just buy 2x next year.

Sato Ord
April 1, 2008, 06:46 PM
I haven't fired a gun today, and I may not tomorrow, but come Saturday, damn it, I'm going ot burn up some ammo!:evil:

vzenmn
April 1, 2008, 06:48 PM
You call 14 guns an addiction. You seriously need to get out of the teens and into the 20s or above before you can call yourself a real gunoholic.

Hint. The cheapest way to get there is to go into the milsurps while you still can.

scurtis_34471
April 1, 2008, 06:49 PM
You must be single. My wife would kill me if I spent that much $$$ on firearms.

Actually, I'm married with two kids. The S&W M&P 9mm Compact and Marlin 60 are my wifes. The Ruger 10/22 belongs to my oldest daughter. I bought the Kahr P9 Covert because my wife is very slender and has trouble concealing the M&P. She's going to Front Sight with me next week for four days of defensive handgun training and is working on getting her license.

shdwfx
April 1, 2008, 06:54 PM
Not only are you a user, you are encouraging the habit in offspring and wife? :eek: ;)

Sato Ord
April 1, 2008, 06:55 PM
You call 14 guns an addiction. You seriously need to get out of the teens and into the 20s or above before you can call yourself a real gunoholic.


I offered to let a friend rent the condo we inherited for no more than the price of our mortgage. His first response was that he would have to think it over because that would involve moving his guns, which means he would have to find or build a gun safe that will hold over thirty pistols and rifles.

That man has it bad. He's so popular at the gun store they offered him a job: I guess they figured he was spending so much time there they may as well start paying him.

Guitargod1985
April 1, 2008, 06:55 PM
I have a gun problem, too. I also started in 2006 and although I don't yet have as many as you, I certainly would if I had the financial means. When I say financial means, what I really mean is that if I had $500, I'd go get a $500 gun. If I somehow happen to save $1000 (it happens rarely), then it's time for another nice one.

I've never been able to save more than $1900 since 2006. Every time I get to around there I go crazy and buy all manner of guns and accessories until I'm broke again. It sucks to be an addict. I suppose it's better than being a crackhead, although I sometimes wonder if that could possibly be more addictive.

collateral
April 1, 2008, 06:56 PM
It's not a problem until you either:

A. Can't afford any more guns (or ammunition)
B. Don't have room for anymore guns (or ammunition)
or C. Lose your spouse because of said guns and ammunition

2006:
Ruger 10/22 w/ mount and optics
Yugoslavian very good SKS

2007:
Yugoslavian unissued SKS
WASR-10 w/ mount and red dot
Remington 870 12 gauge
Bushmaster M4A3 w/ mount and red dot
Russian Tula M91/30
Swiss K-31 w/ mount and optics

2008:
Yugoslavian Mauser M48


Planned Purchases for this year:
A yugoslavian or bulgarian AK
20 inch AR 15 upper
ruger M77 in .22-250

Funderb
April 1, 2008, 06:59 PM
need a mosin. go buy one right now.

Guitargod1985
April 1, 2008, 07:00 PM
Suffice it to say that my wish lis tis rather large and I do not envision myself ceasing to purchase guns in the next twenty years or so.

Big45
April 1, 2008, 07:02 PM
noob

Archer1945
April 1, 2008, 07:05 PM
2006
Beretta Neos

2007
Springfield XD45 Compact 5"
SIG P220
SIG P226 40 S&W
Browning Buckmark - Gave Neos to my son for Christmas
Springfield XD45 Compact 4" - Traded in P220

2008 - So far:D
Springfield XD40 Tactical - Traded in P226
Walther PPK

hockeybum
April 1, 2008, 07:06 PM
dude, we're only 4 months into 2008 and already 7 GUNS!!! :what: time to get you into rehab. :neener:

Guitargod1985
April 1, 2008, 07:11 PM
No kidding, I've only been able to acquire two so far this year.

Blackbeard
April 1, 2008, 07:14 PM
I'm stilly trying to pick out my first for 2008. I guess I just need to pull the trigger....

vzenmn
April 1, 2008, 07:26 PM
need a mosin. go buy one right now.

Mosins get lonely without kin so you better make it two or three. Try a 91/30, M38, and M44.

springmom
April 1, 2008, 07:39 PM
You think that's bad....

Try two gun nuts married to each other. We had to buy a new safe last year, and frankly, I figure by the end of THIS year we may have filled it.

It's not an addiction....it's an investment. I'll keep telling myself that. :D

Springmom

scurtis_34471
April 1, 2008, 07:51 PM
I'm working on getting my wife truly hooked. I include her on the buying decisions and she's been pretty supportive so far. I'm hoping that four days at Front Sight will push her over the edge and give her the confidence that she needs to really enjoy shooting.

benatilstate
April 1, 2008, 10:55 PM
2004: Remington 870
2006: Marlin 60, Marlin 917, AR-15
2007: Savage MarkII, AK, Ruger Red Label, Buckmark, S&W 629
2008: Remington 700, Beretta 92

Note those are all while in college.....my problem will get much worse after i graduate and get to experience a real, regular paycheck!

Auburn1992
April 1, 2008, 11:03 PM
Defintely feel like I need more

2005:
-Rossi .410/.22lr

2006:
-Savage Mkiii bolt action .22lr
-Ruger 10/22
-Walther G22

2007:
-Baby Eagle 9mm
-Marlin 30/30
-Remington 870 12 ga
-Ruger M77 Mkii compact 7mm-08

Kind of Blued
April 1, 2008, 11:45 PM
Front Sight will be amazing, and well worth it, Your wife will definitely be hooked.

I like your style though, its respectable. You can't catch as much flak if you drag the wife and kids down with you, right?

I got into firearms last year, so I can quickly and easily recap.

2007:
Browning Buckmark
Yugo M70AB2 AK-47

Total expenditures: About $1000 including ammo

2008 thus far:
Sig Sauer P226
Rock River Standard (AR-15) A2
Rock River Mid-Length AP4 Carbine
Mosin Nagant 91/30

Total expenditures in 3 months: About $4,000 including ammo.

I plan to keep the pace nearly at this level... so...

Is there a word that means "sixteen" that I can add the "uple" suffix to??? :(

homeka45
April 2, 2008, 12:35 AM
Scott,
Get a C&R license if you really want things to take off. You can also get dealer prices from Midway, Brownells and others.

homeka45
April 2, 2008, 12:36 AM
Scott,
Get a C&R license if you really want things to take off. Eligible firearms shipped directly to your house. You can also get dealer prices from Midway, Brownells and others.

rmmoore
April 2, 2008, 12:54 AM
Resistance is futile. Give in to the Force, and be a happier camper! Look at it this way, if hard times befall you, you have some invested capital that is far more valuable than cash. You can eat with it, protect yourself with it, or barter for something else of value. And if nothing else works to satisfy your mental dilemma, they're just a helluva lotta fun to go and burn some powder with!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome to the family:evil:

springfield30-06
April 2, 2008, 01:00 AM
For about 15 years I've had a 12 ga and a .30-06 for hunting, but both were passed down/given to me. I actually bought my first gun in Dec. 2007 and I've gotten one every month since

2007
Dec. - Remington 870 Express Magnum 12 ga

2008
Jan. - AR-15 (Bushmaster) 5.56mm
Feb. - Colt 1991 .45ACP
Mar. - Smith & Wesson 686-1 .357 Mag.
I know there will be one for April, just not sure which one yet... we'll see after the gun show this weekend :D

moojpg2
April 2, 2008, 12:13 PM
my friend and i are certified gun-aholics just this year we both bought one gun in Jan, two in feb, three in march, plus all the reloading supplies, slings scopes, holsters etc that go with them

What i am gonna do in december:banghead:

all while paying for college too

romma
April 2, 2008, 01:53 PM
It's not how much, or how many you have people!

Do you think about guns when you wake up?

Do you think about guns going to sleep?

Do you often have dreams about firearms?

Do you spend more than you should on guns?

Do you spend more than you should on ammo and accessories?

Do you frequently put off household chores or responsibilities to go the range or gun show?

Do you constantly make excuses to your spouse or loved ones why you absolutely have to have the next firearm you're about to purchase?

Are constantly reading THEHIGHROAD? Or other gun-related boards?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, your probably fine, so don't worry about it! :evil: Just relax..

Titan6
April 2, 2008, 02:17 PM
You do have a problem, where are your backups?

scurtis_34471
April 2, 2008, 02:42 PM
You do have a problem, where are your backups?

I'm working on that. Replacing the Bersa 380 CC with the Kahr P9 Covert was a good start. I'm going to add a Ruger LCP in a few months when they become more available. I'll probably end up with a J-Frame snubby at some point, but not this year. I think that should about cover it.

JoeShmoe
April 2, 2008, 03:05 PM
I bought my first gun in 2006 also. Must have been a good year.

2006
Ruger MK II
S&W 60 Chief's special
CCW License

2007
HK USP 40 Compact
Complete reloading setup

2008
S&W 629 44Mag, 8 3/8 barrel, scoped (boy is that thing fun)
Savage 20g single shot
Savage 20g pump
C&R License (M44 Nagant is on the way)

My wife doesn't understand, but she's been great what with all the other stuff like holsters, and reloading supplies etc. I keep saying that there's just this one more thing, but she knows it's not true. I think she kinda likes the fact that we have a few guns around.

SoCalShooter
April 2, 2008, 03:23 PM
Do you think about guns when you wake up?
YEs
Do you think about guns going to sleep?

Do you often have dreams about firearms?
YEs
Do you spend more than you should on guns?
YEs
Do you spend more than you should on ammo and accessories?
YEs
Do you frequently put off household chores or responsibilities to go the range or gun show?
YEs
Do you constantly make excuses to your spouse or loved ones why you absolutely have to have the next firearm you're about to purchase?
No (I have to sneak weapons into the house)
Are constantly reading THEHIGHROAD? Or other gun-related boards?
YEs

I have a guns an ammo plan, I figure I need to purchase about 30,000 rounds of ammo and I want to get to that by middle next year. I also want to purchase 5 more shotguns, 5 more pistols and about 7 more rifles this year.

Shotgun wants:
O/U
SBS
870 tactical
Mossb 590
Mossb 930

Pistols:
GLOCK 30
GLOCK 29
GLOCK 17L
Springfield 1911 Mil Spec
Springfield 1911 WWII model

Rifles:
Mosin m44
AR15 upper 458SOCOM
AR15 upper 5.56 16in a3
AR15 upper 5.56 24in varmint
AR15 upper 5.56 20in standard
AR15 upper 5.56 20in SDM
M1 Garand (going to Perry might as well pick up one while I am there

You think you got problems bud my year is planned out and strategically organized to make this happen.

Cliff47
April 2, 2008, 04:22 PM
Another sign (or three) that you may have a problem:
..you go to a gun show with a shopping list (and it's not for groceries)
..you spend an inordinate amount of time on GunBroker or AuctionArms
..you just joined a firearms collecting group, and went LIFE membership
..you consider John Moses Browning a Higher Power
..you walk into your local purveyor of fine firearms, and Nikki the Gun Babe starts reaching for a Form 4473
..you download the current CDNN catalog as soon as it becomes available online, and they send you the printed versions
..you plan your trip to Las Vegas to coincide with a gun show at Cashman Center
..you approach a table at a gun show and ask if they accept "cash with proper ID" and they do

TCB in TN
April 2, 2008, 05:20 PM
I sold the VAST majority of my guns (about 50) to pay for my divorce, so I can say that you guys need to pick up the pace to be where is was at that point in time. Now I am slowing trying to build up but with two boys who are shotters also "my" collection isn't growing nearly as fast as I would like. Each purchase I make has to be mirrored 2 more times because they just HAVE to have one if dad does.

enfield303
April 2, 2008, 07:52 PM
The only problem I see is that you bought the Walther P22 and not his big brother, the P99. Other than that, no problem whatsoever.:D:evil::D

2nd 41
April 2, 2008, 07:57 PM
I may have a gun problem
I bought my first gun in August 2006 and its been down-hill ever since:

In Gun talk... down hill is up hill.
I had a collection...sold it years ago. Got the bug to start shooting again and the collection came right back. Hi, My name is Frank. I have more guns than brains.

scrat
April 2, 2008, 08:16 PM
i was reading on the Black powder section then started to think and do research. Then said the heck with it and bought a CVA 50 cal Black powder in line. Then i bought an 1851 44cal. Revolver. This was December 19th. I now own 4 Black powder revolvers and the 50 Cal Rifle.



this is on top of what i already own.

Wopasaurus
April 2, 2008, 08:41 PM
2006:
Yugo m70 Underfolder AK

2007:
Springfield 1911
Mossberg 500 HD.
Springfield XD 45Compact
8mm Turkish Mauser

2008:
Ar15/M4 style, 16" flat top (In the works)


Next, I'll just need ammo for everything and be set :)

threefeathers
April 2, 2008, 08:43 PM
You have a problem I'll pray for you to the Goddess of the Black Rifles.

nwilliams
April 2, 2008, 08:46 PM
Welcome to the club!

My name is Nate and I'm a gun-o-holic.

So far in 2008 I've picked up....
Ruger Service Six
Glock 27
Sig 229
Israeli FN K98

2007, well lets see....
Bushmaster M4A3
FN High Power
Browning High Power
Norinco 1893/97
S&W M&P40
Ruger SR9
L1A1
Savage 10FP
Rem 700 LTR
Two Russian Makarov's (one sold)
Three AK's.....
•Yugo M70B1
•Converted Saiga (7.62)
•Bulgarian SLR-95
Thompson 1927A-1
Norinco SKS

This is only about half my total collection:D

I should point out that I had to sell a few of my guns this year to pay off some bills that caught up with me and besides I also want money to put towards a Bushmaster ACR and a GSG-5 if I can get my hands on either or both this year. So in the past few weeks I've been thinning out my collection and decided to sell off my M&P, L1A1, Savage, PX4, Norinco SKS and one of my Makarovs. I'm trying to be more picky this year about what I buy, no more impulse buying like last year:banghead:

I should also point out that I'm single and have no kids....I also drive a ten year old car and live in an apartment. My money goes mostly to guns, groceries and gas for my car, I'm only a big spender when it comes to guns.

SDC
April 2, 2008, 08:51 PM
You're a real "glass is half empty" type of guy, aren't you? You don't have a GUN problem, you have a MONEY problem.

graybeard321
April 2, 2008, 09:03 PM
The only fight I have with my wife about guns is whose turn is to buy 1. We are on our 3rd safe since 2004 and between us we have 38 guns. SDC I have the money for the guns but the ammo is a different story... Buying a weeks worth of ammo is almost as bad as pulling up to the gas pump..

JustinL
April 2, 2008, 09:20 PM
In 2007 I purchased 4 firearms. So far this year I bought 3 and am looking to make my 4th purchase this month. I am not a gunaholic yet, but I am headed down that road. Maybe you'll see me on A&E's Intervention.

tednib
April 2, 2008, 09:21 PM
I really really do not want to talk about last year. It was bad.
So far this year.
2 Tromix Saiga 12 ga
92fs Why beacuse it was 350.00 NIB
Semi PKM
Semi RPD
Rising Sun KRINK in 5.45
Arsenal SBR Krink in .223
Gemtec HALO 2 on order.
Pile-o-Magazines (because the end is near)
Bigger Pile-o-Ammo See above
And I am flying to AZ for a gun show in 2.4 weeks.
I have money and I will use it:banghead:

scrat
April 2, 2008, 09:49 PM
My biggest problem is i really cant buy anymore guns until i get a 3rd Gun Safe.
Im out of room with the two i have

tednib
April 2, 2008, 09:50 PM
Take the bolts out and break them down. NO EXCUSE:evil:

rogertc1
April 3, 2008, 03:04 PM
I have a gun room now to house my well over 100 guns and accessories. I am a gun a holic. I must have guns. Today I am going to pick up a pink Charter Arms revolver for the collection. Yesterday I bought a Sopringfield Arms Scout. Darn these gun stores for having guns in glass cases that I have to walk by.
Buying guns makes me happy.

Roger

SoCalShooter
April 3, 2008, 03:12 PM
I agree with tednib there is always more room in your gun safe you just have not taken enough time to find it. I had to redesign the particle board inserts so they were smaller and less obtuse.

rjohnson4405
April 3, 2008, 03:18 PM
Just reading this is like therapy for me. :D

hfdcowboy
April 4, 2008, 01:14 PM
I have like 20+ yeah its addictive now im trying to stay in small ammunition circle's for instance my handgun's are'

2 kimber 1911 .45's
springfield xd .45
two ruger s.a. .45 long (consecutive serial numbers) :D
s&w 686 357
s&w j-frame 357
cop 357

see less ammo to buy than owning every caliber. My ex-wife made the comment one time that my safe was full and i needed to sell some guns. I responded with no i need to buy a bigger safe notice i said ex-wife. :D

PinoyInFL
April 4, 2008, 02:41 PM
All I hear from democrats are how bad the economy is and how much the people are suffering. Are you all from Canada or do you all work for big oil? I guess I'm just jealous as I've never bought a single firearm this year and all I got last year was a .22 bolt rifle and a used S&W 586. Enjoy!

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