You know you're a gunnie when...


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kingpin008
April 27, 2008, 03:25 PM
You're studying for a quiz in your culinary arts class, and you read "Single Acting" and "Double Acting" baking powder as "Single Action" and "Double Action". :o




(please, no "what caliber for baked goods" jokes!)

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EHCRain10
April 27, 2008, 03:46 PM
Or you get excited about projectile motion studies in physics lab because you know the drop tables for a 308

doc2rn
April 27, 2008, 03:55 PM
Or when in computer design the first open study opportunity you design a polymer stock to fit you.

Rachen
April 27, 2008, 03:59 PM
I was once waiting in the Canal Street Station for the Coney Island bound N train when I was working night shift at a large warehouse a few years ago.

The time was 2:21 AM, and the N train is probably the one NYC subway train with the LONGEST wait period between trains. Rush hour:, train runs 10 minutes apart. Off peak hours: 20 minutes. AFTER MIDNIGHT : 40 MINUTES.

The train pulled into the station at 2:22 AM and I think I did something that I had no control over. When the digital clock turned, well you guessed it. It was after the doors closed and the train was already pulling away that I realized I just spent a half minute staring at the 2:23 and thinking about whether should I or not get a rifle chambered in that:D

The next train came at 3:00 AM.

Nate C.
April 27, 2008, 06:17 PM
I guess you would know if you had these:

mossberg
April 27, 2008, 07:11 PM
You visit this site 10+ times a day.

hpg
April 27, 2008, 07:32 PM
You own 2 gun safes.........hpg

Lupinus
April 27, 2008, 07:33 PM
when you see a hot girl with gun pic, her fingers on the trigger, and your first thought is "trigger control!"

Pat-inCO
April 27, 2008, 07:36 PM
You own 2 gun safes........
AND need a third one! :eek:

Doggy Daddy
April 27, 2008, 08:22 PM
Pat-inCO

Originally Posted by hpg
You own 2 gun safes........

AND need a third one!

Then we must be gunnies at this house. Got "his" safe, "her" safe, and the rifle/shotgun safe. :)

Owens
April 27, 2008, 09:40 PM
You use an Outer's cleaning rod and a .38 brush for cleaning the oil galleys of an engine block!

Walkalong
April 27, 2008, 09:42 PM
You own 2 gun safes........
AND need a third one! :eek:Not just yet. ;)

McCall911
April 27, 2008, 09:47 PM
You remember series of numbers easily because they remind you of calibers or firearm model numbers you're familiar with:

Addresses: 4570 3rd St South

Social security numbers: XXX-38-X458

Phone numbers: 338-XX06

Area codes: 870 (southern and eastern Arkansas)

gunshow
April 27, 2008, 09:50 PM
...when you can relate to every response in a thread like this :D

.cheese.
April 27, 2008, 09:50 PM
the only reason you clean your house is to make room for more gun stuff.

Mr White
April 27, 2008, 10:08 PM
You envy your coworker who has a 5 digit dialing extension of 55645

Grizfire
April 27, 2008, 10:14 PM
You pile up garbage in your house while telling yourself, "that would make a good target."

CBS220
April 27, 2008, 10:36 PM
I'm guilty of several of these things...

# If you ever seriously thought about dabbing a little Hoppe's #9 on your neck before going out on a date, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you buy some checkering tools, checker all your gun stocks, and then start on the bedposts, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you cannot recall how many firearms you own, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you buy a gun at a shop only to find out you used to own it a couple of years ago, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you ever clean a gun that hasn't been shot in the week since you cleaned it last, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you consider naming your unborn child Winchester or Remington, you justmight be a gun nut.

# If you purchased two Glocks and two Sigs just to see which brand was better, you just might be a gun nut.

# If your drive to work is filled with reverie about why Ed's Red actually works, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you strip all the paint off our car and refinish it with cold blue, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you ever bought ammo in a caliber for which you have no gun, because you thought some day you MIGHT get a gun in that caliber, you just might be be a gun nut.

# If your collection of American Rifleman back issues, Gun Digests and reloading manuals cost you a premium the last time you moved, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you have more than one gun that "kills on both ends," you just might be a gun nut.

# If you know the difference between a "clip" and a "magazine," you just might be a gun nut.

# If you buy high capacity magazines for a gun you have not bought yet, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you take your guns out of the safe each night and handle them, just so you can wipe them off before putting them away, you just might be a gun nut.

# If your family asks what new gun junk you want for Christmas this year, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you see TV footage of the war in Bosnia and wish you were there to pick up the brass, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you drive 300 miles just to ogle (and fire) HK-MP5s (and Stens, Uzis, BMGs and whatever else shows up at Knob Creek), you just might be a gun nut.

# If you keep a loaded gun hidden in every room in the house, including the bathroom, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you consider it unpatriotic not to own at least one .45 and one .22, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you own reloading dies for calibers that you do not shoot, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you tape American Shooter so you can pause, reverse and fast forward to do a complete analysis of the show, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you understand Smith & Wesson's model numbers, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you ever bought two brands of the same weight and type of bullet, just to see if one "shot better," you just might be a gun nut.

# If you keep a collection of different cartridges at your place of work as a "conversation piece," you just might be a gun nut.

# If you take your wife to a gun show for your 10th Anniversary and she is as excited to go as you are, you BOTH just might be gun nuts.

# If you and your new father-in-law go to a gun show on your wedding day, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you have life memberships in more than one shooting organization, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you read that "Brady II" would outlaw possession of more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition and think, "I have more than that rolling around loose in the trunk of my car!" you just might be a gun nut.

# If watching The Lion King gives you the itch for a .470 Nitro Express, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you go to three different gun shows within a month, you just might be a gun nut.

# If your guns are cleaner than your home, you just might be a gun nut.

# If your mom gives you a new Springfield Armory .308 sniper rifle for Christmas, you just might be a gun nut.

# If four local gun shops know you by name, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you have your own BATF agent (mounted any suitable way), you just might be a gun nut.

# If you identify the gun on the cover of Dillon's Blue Press before you notice the girl, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you have more gunpowder stashed in your home than your local sporting goods store has on hand, you just might be a gun nut.

# If all of your children are life members of the NRA, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you make $30 per hour at work, but spend 30 minutes on your knees at the range looking for that last piece brass, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you have Brownells on speed dial, you just might be a gun nut.

# If the custom door lock pulls on your Jeep are .223 Rem cases and the gear shift knob is a .50 BMG, you just might be a gun nut.

# If your girl friend thinks that aura of Hoppes #9 is your favorite after shave, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you watch old WWII movies and can identify all the rifles and handguns, but can't remember who starred in the movie or what it was about, you just might be a gun nut.

# If, when you hear or see the numbers 221 you automatically think "fireball," 257 you think "Roberts," 218 "Bee," 45-70 "government," etc., and can't stop, you just might be a gun nut.

# If your pickup is subject to search at any given time because, in your state, empty cartridge cases rolling around the floor are considered probable cause, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you get a flat tire and realize that you've got 400 pounds of shot, a Hefty bag each of wads and empty hulls, and enough primers to re-open the main shaft of the Lost Dutchman all sitting on top of your spare tire, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you wonder what size rings you would need to mount the Hubble Space Telescope on a varmint rifle, you just might be a gun nut.

# If .22LR cartridges frequently find their way into your wife's washing machine, you just might be a gun nut.

# If your gun safe cost more than your dining room set, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you know guys who are active military and you have more shooting experience than they do, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you visit the shooting range more then twice a week, you just might be a gun nut.

# If your wife demands that you have to sell a gun before you can buy another, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you have ever had your local sporting goods store call your house and ask, "We are doing a stock order, did you need anything?" . . . you just might be a gun nut.

# If the checkering pattern of your favorite 1911 is permanently impressed in your palm, you just might be a gun nut.

# If your bridal registry is at the local gun shop, you just might be a gun nut.

# If the largest gun store in your area calls you if they need something they can't get elsewhere, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you bought 7 or more AK-47's just so you could have different ones from different countries (Bulgarian, Romanian, Russian, Yugoslavian, Egyptian, Chinese, etc.), you just might be a gun nut.

# If you have framed targets hanging in your bathroom or hallway, with tight groups that you have shot, you just might be a gun nut.

Cmdr. Gravez0r
April 27, 2008, 11:00 PM
# If you strip all the paint off our car and refinish it with cold blue, you just might be a gun nut.

What would that even look like?


# If you see TV footage of the war in Bosnia and wish you were there to pick up the brass, you just might be a gun nut.

I remember looking at pictures of an Iraqi ammo dump, chock full of 54r and x39 and thinking...if I could just get a few hundred pounds of that I'd be set for life. Oh well. Some countries have all the luck...

.cheese.
April 27, 2008, 11:11 PM
If you buy high capacity magazines for a gun you have not bought yet, you just might be a gun nut.

GUILTY here!

Dksimon
April 27, 2008, 11:12 PM
Im guilty on a lot of those.

Oh, well its not like im heart broken!

koja48
April 27, 2008, 11:24 PM
If you no longer have checkering left on your favorite 1911 there's no "might be," you are . . .

blkbrd666
April 27, 2008, 11:34 PM
What if the wife or girlfriend yells at you from the kitchen, "Hey, what in the world did you eat that left all this oil floating on top of the dishwater?...it can't be good for you.", and you say, "Oh, that's Rem-Oil".

Actually, some of it turned out to be mineral spirits, judging from a few plastic utensils sticking out of the water that melted. :p

possom813
April 27, 2008, 11:46 PM
I'm guilty of several of these things...

# If you cannot recall how many firearms you own, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you ever clean a gun that hasn't been shot in the week since you cleaned it last, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you ever bought ammo in a caliber for which you have no gun, because you thought some day you MIGHT get a gun in that caliber, you just might be be a gun nut.

# If you know the difference between a "clip" and a "magazine," you just might be a gun nut.

# If you buy high capacity magazines for a gun you have not bought yet, you just might be a gun nut.

# If your family asks what new gun junk you want for Christmas this year, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you consider it unpatriotic not to own at least one .45 and one .22, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you read that "Brady II" would outlaw possession of more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition and think, "I have more than that rolling around loose in the trunk of my car!" you just might be a gun nut.

# If your guns are cleaner than your home, you just might be a gun nut.

# If four local gun shops know you by name, you just might be a gun nut.

# If, when you hear or see the numbers 221 you automatically think "fireball," 257 you think "Roberts," 218 "Bee," 45-70 "government," etc., and can't stop, you just might be a gun nut.

# If your pickup is subject to search at any given time because, in your state, empty cartridge cases rolling around the floor are considered probable cause, you just might be a gun nut.

# If .22LR cartridges frequently find their way into your wife's washing machine, you just might be a gun nut.

# If your gun safe cost more than your dining room set, you just might be a gun nut.

# If you know guys who are active military and you have more shooting experience than they do, you just might be a gun nut.

# If your wife demands that you have to sell a gun before you can buy another, you just might be a gun nut.

# If the largest gun store in your area calls you if they need something they can't get elsewhere, you just might be a gun nut.



Yeah, It didn't seem like that many when I counted...But in my defense on the last one, the owner called me and asked me to bring in a rifle that I owned and he had worked on because another one of his frequent customers really wanted to see it.

RP88
April 28, 2008, 12:02 AM
when everyone suspects that you're the most likely candidate to shoot up your workplace, because they overhear you talking about your 'collection'.

svtruth
April 28, 2008, 09:36 AM
leaps up, and then you're disappointed by the sign at the mall for "cartridge world".

blkbrd666
April 28, 2008, 06:48 PM
Or similarly, you get in the mood to add to your gun collection and buy 6 or 7 over a 3 month period, you create yourself a login on several sites and forums such as this one, you online shop at several sites,...then you get a postcard from Cartridge World in your mailbox and get all kinds of excited until you get inside and read it...

Hmmm,...thinking here...........maybe if I brought all the toner cartridges home from work, I could sell them and buy ammo...let's see, 5 out of the HPs would get me a whole box of .41 Magnum...

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