I may have a problem....


August 9, 2008, 10:40 PM
So I just couldn't help myself, I go to buy one little shotgun, and then it happened..... I couldn't just walk away with one gun.




I tried to resist, but they looked so darn purdy..... and even now I want to buy more, I keep working on buying everything on my wishlist, but every time I buy one, I find something else that I want.

Anyone have a something similar happen?

My Name is James, and I am a gun-a-holic :cool:

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August 9, 2008, 10:49 PM
Hello James

I have purchased four revolvers in a little over a week, so, you are not alone. I picked up a new S&W no-lock 642, a 1980 S&W model 520 N frame .357, a 1976 S&W square butt 2" bbl model 36 and a 1937 S&W model 38-44 Heavy Duty. Now talk about purdy.:D

August 9, 2008, 10:51 PM
I have had the same sickness, the major problem is explaining to the wife how it they followed me home.

August 9, 2008, 11:03 PM
Yeah, if I had disposable cash, it would be difficult for it not to turn into a firearm...or 12 :D

August 9, 2008, 11:08 PM
Yeah, if I had disposable cash

Who said anything about disposable cash? That's why it's a problem.:neener: Seriously, I've got to get into a support group or something. Too bad they don't have an Overeaters Anonymous/Gun-a-holics Anonymous. One of the gun shops I frequent is right next to a Wendy's and the other that I frequent is right next to a McDonald's. Not good. Man, I loves me some ice cream.

August 9, 2008, 11:44 PM
Pardon my ignorance is the rifle in the first picture an M1A?

August 9, 2008, 11:49 PM
Treo, it's a Saiga, I guess I should have specified what they were... My Bad.

Top Photo:
Mossberg 500 Persuader
Saiga .308
Glock 17

I loves me some ice cream


August 10, 2008, 02:40 AM
HA! If you find a cure, don't tell me about it!

In the last two weeks I have purchased a HK USP9c used, a S&W M&P .45 new, and a WASR-10...along with the CETME, Mauser, and remmy 721 I purchased while deployed...

I need to spend the rest of my money on AMMO for the suckers.

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

August 10, 2008, 03:00 AM
Treo, it's a Saiga

I want one

August 10, 2008, 03:15 AM
Please reduce the size of your pictures. A dial up poster will be loading this page until Tuesday.
"...explaining to the wife..." A lack of disposable cash and stupid laws sorts it out quickly too. Mind you, I really couldn't see me buying a Saiga. Or a Glock. Nothing wrong with either, really, except that I find Glocks are slippery and Saigas are PC AK's.

August 10, 2008, 08:09 AM
By posting your pictures you have infected all of us. :cool:

August 10, 2008, 08:13 AM
At least you could have taken a photo of them in color,,, I mean black and white is ok for some,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,oooooooohhh, I get it. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nice looking and I bet you will have a ball with them too!

August 10, 2008, 08:16 AM

Make it stop......

August 10, 2008, 08:48 AM
Saigas are PC AK's.

Saiga's are "PC" because they are imported from Russia.

They can't be imported with "evil" features.

August 10, 2008, 08:49 AM
I sure do feel better knowing I am not alone with my firearm problems.

Phydeaux: just dream, a fine Gun Shop with a Cold Stone Icecream shop over to the side.

I also have a little problem with all the upgrade parts I canbuy, and just tinker for hours making them more accurate and prettier.

August 10, 2008, 08:54 AM
You have excellent taste in toys. ( easily said, since I own all of the above,too !! :D )

Mr White
August 10, 2008, 09:05 AM
I never see buying guns as a problem. Telling Mrs White that I bought more guns is a huge problem, though.

August 10, 2008, 02:00 PM
Saigas are PC AK's

Not when I'm done with it....:evil:

August 10, 2008, 02:21 PM
BTW, how much was the Saiga in .308?

August 10, 2008, 02:23 PM
I paid $400 NIB

August 10, 2008, 06:27 PM
Crap, I just bought a 500 Persuader last week, and now it looks so lonely without a sleek Russian friend (I've been meaning to get a little something in .308 too...).

Ah crap where did my paycheck go.

August 11, 2008, 05:19 AM
You can cure your condition, but only by buying lots of ammo. It won't make you richer, but it will make you a better shot.

August 11, 2008, 03:16 PM
Like Ford once said (kinda), you can have a gun in any color you like, as long as you like black!

August 11, 2008, 03:53 PM
From where I sit, you do NOT have a problem. What you do have is the start of a collection.

August 11, 2008, 04:43 PM
You have a good palate.

August 11, 2008, 04:47 PM
Hi James,
you do have a problem, but we can help. Step 1 of the process is get rid of the Glock. That should solve your problem.:neener:

August 11, 2008, 04:54 PM
This now brings the collection to 7. I bought the Glock, because every collection should have one. I am not a Glock-a-holic, but I enjoy a variety. I just can't wait to save up for the next purchase... a S&W 686, and a Garand. That might help with my problem... There are sooo many guns without good homes. Just doing my part and adopting as many as I can :D

August 11, 2008, 06:43 PM
Nice buys. Guess we all have the same need to acquire more firearms. The only cure I know of is a lottery win so I can buy 'em all.:D:evil:

August 11, 2008, 07:01 PM
I bought my Saiga .308 on gunbroker, around $400.00.

August 11, 2008, 07:04 PM
I love my Saiga 308's have 2 one converted and the other still sporter upon which I will be 'como'ing' soon.Nice selection you have there,but id (my own opinion) wouldve gotten an XD instead of the Glock.

August 11, 2008, 07:33 PM
You don't have to apologize for having just one Glock. However, in a few months, I fully expect you to have at least one more. You're welcome in advance.

August 11, 2008, 07:59 PM
I have one more Glock on the list, and an XD. But they are farther down. Here is the list in order (pending any great deals of course)

1. S&W 686
2. Garand
3. Springfield 1911 GI
4. Glock 31
5. CZ 75
6. AR 15/M4 (still deciding on the model / models)
7. Saiga 12
8. XD40
9. .38 snubby (still deciding on model)
10. SIG PRO 2009
11. Another AK!

And I am always looking to add, nor will I stop there, like I said. I am a gun-a-holic :D

Old Grump
August 13, 2008, 01:51 PM
What problem, I don't see no problem, you barely have a nice start but any start is a good start.

August 13, 2008, 03:01 PM
Exactly right, Grump. With 3 pieces you can still claim "need". That is really hard to do once you pass 50 in the safe. It's good that my wife can't tell the difference between a Hakim and a Garand at a glance. A full, or nearly full safe makes it easier to cammoflage the new babies, also.
I too am James, gun-o-holic.

August 13, 2008, 11:11 PM
You got the fever bro! You need group therapy. Just post the groups. But honey, they are safety items. See they have a safety.

August 13, 2008, 11:40 PM
NICE!!! Hey how do those Saiga .308's handle? I never heard of them.

August 13, 2008, 11:59 PM
It must a be a virus, and posting photos like this are only going to accelerate the spread of it.

August 14, 2008, 12:47 AM
I also have the problem, I go to a state college, I live at home, I work full time (making good money)...... and I'm broke

and i have more than one gun for every year of my life, I've bought a gun, or two, or three, every month this year so far

my parents finally threatened to charge me rent if i bought another one this year, either they were bluffing or my dad hasn't really looked through the safe recently

EDIT: BTW my name is also James

August 14, 2008, 01:09 AM
Psy, get a S&W 642 for a .38 snubbie. It's the only right answer.

August 15, 2008, 07:59 PM
Porno for Gun aholics

August 15, 2008, 08:09 PM
I'm infected too. Although my records are a bit more modest than some. Most at once: two. Most in a week: three. The only thing keeping me from buying another is the 28" barrel I want to get for my 870 and I really need to get set up to reload.

August 15, 2008, 09:48 PM
Pardon my ignorance is the rifle in the first picture an M1A?

Good gawd man! Blasphemy!!! With that said, I just bought a Saiga in 7.62x39! ;) Can't wait to shoot it. However, I am going to convert it to take normal AK mags and the standard AK stock set up.

August 15, 2008, 10:00 PM
I agree the S&W 642 is an excellent choice but not the only one. a 638, 637 would also be acceptable depending on which you like the looks of. I like all three. I do have a cure for your gun buying "problem" but I love my wife and I'm not ready to give her up.

Poor East Texan
August 15, 2008, 10:10 PM
My record is two in a week but both are ugly but good working .22s bought FTF (so no paper trail he he)

Two Cold Soakers
August 15, 2008, 10:14 PM
Black - It's the new Pink Camo.

Nate C.
August 15, 2008, 11:05 PM
Try to maintain. There is no cure, but it is not fatal (although your wife might kick your tail). The symptoms are cyclical. I have found that the arrival of the credit card statement usually helps it to go into remission. For a little while.

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