a mistake i can't stop


September 8, 2003, 06:12 PM
well how can i start this off. since i'm in college i needed some cash fast so i sold my springer mil-spec which happens to be my only gun :banghead: i really needed the money because i met this girl i really liked and we "clicked" right away the first time i saw her. well after going on a couple of dates with her and talking to her for a 2 weeks she just says she wants to be friends. :( one mistake you can say is i sold my only gun and that i let my emotions really get to me now this is really getting painful because i really really got into this girl. well next week i'll be picking up a new springfield loaded, i thought that if i kinda spoil myself that i can get over this girl by looking forward to that well i don't think thats going to help that much. time will only be a cure. :(

by the way one of you fellow THR'ers really knows me in person please be respectful and keep it to your self i don't want anyone else knowing thanks.

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Brian Dale
September 8, 2003, 06:18 PM
It's the really painful lessons that I remember best.

All I can say is that if the mistakes I make are mostly in new areas, then I'm satisfied.

September 8, 2003, 06:23 PM
Some advice:

No good can ever come of publicizing your mistakes. Unless, of course, if they're really funny. Like walking outside by mistake while still wearing your girlfriend's undergarments, or farting real loud in church. If you make a funny mistake, at least others can laugh at you. Your story doesn't qualify. I'd keep it to myself.

P.S. - Women are irritating. I wish they came with specs, like guns do. Then you could just read the sticker and decide if you wanted to buy or not. Oh, and an owner's manual would be nice, too.

4v50 Gary
September 8, 2003, 06:28 PM
and once gone, they're gone. Women (and men for you ladies out there) come & go all the time. Unless you're married and need the money for medical expenses or for the kid, no woman is worth losing a gun over.

September 8, 2003, 06:29 PM

Conan said it best

"Emotions are fickle, Steel is forever"

September 8, 2003, 06:44 PM
I've been selling guns lately but only ones I bought from friends to keep them from going to the pawnshop.

For every gun I sell I try to buy one I really like to replace it.

As for selling guns for women ..only if your mother, wife or daughter needs an operation and there is no other possible way to get the money.

A few dinners out, drinks and maybe whatever comes next
leaves you with a fond memory or two but nothing to keep under your pillow or hang over the mantle

Find a girl that likes to go shooting and buys her own ammo.

Standing Wolf
September 8, 2003, 08:51 PM
In exactly one short word familiar to everyone: Visa!

Mark Tyson
September 8, 2003, 09:21 PM
I'd sell a kidney first.

September 8, 2003, 09:29 PM
Find a girl that likes to go shooting and buys her own ammo.
:D That reminds me of a friend who set up some range time for him & his wife, and me and my wife. Once we had been shooting for about 20 minutes, the range officer called a "cease fire." My friend's wife said to him "And don't even think about asking me to pick up your brass! "

So jsalcedo, to add to your wish list of what really makes a woman desirable, may I add "And get a girl that will even pick up your brass!"? :neener: geegee

September 8, 2003, 10:24 PM
Believe me Delmar; Woman is the most fiendish implement of torture ever devised to bedevil the days of man.

September 8, 2003, 11:08 PM
Find a girl that likes to go shooting and buys her own ammo.

That'd be me.
Except I'm a bit too old to be called a girl anymore. :( :( :(

September 8, 2003, 11:32 PM
Except I'm a bit too old to be called a girl anymore
You're in luck. In a recent survey conducted by the NRA, AARP, and Harper's Bazarre Magazine, it was proven conclusively that picking up your man's brass will not only make you feel younger, but is less dangerous than Botox treatments! :p geegee

Duncan Idaho
September 9, 2003, 01:11 AM
You are young. There will be other guns, and other girls.

Take your time getting cynical, and do it the old-fashioned way. Earn it.

Earning it takes a hell of a lot more than one gun, or one girl for that matter. :p ;)

September 9, 2003, 02:19 AM
Spend a few bucks on a Grammar class. One that teaches about periods and commas.

It will be money well spent.

Just maybe you will be able to communicate with the Ladies a little better.


Gary H
September 9, 2003, 03:40 AM
Sell your girlfriend and buy more guns.

Seriously, you are obviously young and none of this really matters in the long run.

September 9, 2003, 03:52 AM
In the future invest a little more time. 2 weeks really don't allow you to know anyone.
Selling your pistol to impress her would only go so far. What would you do when the funds from the sale ran out?

September 9, 2003, 04:56 AM
i just wasn't really thinking when i was just focused on her. i put her in front of everything else in my life and personal hobbies (which are firearms). it's just what Happy Bob stated, "It's really the painful lessons i remember best" well i know what to do next time. i can't believe this is just 2 weeks. anyways well i'm off to pick up my Springfield Loaded Blk Stainless and maybe a Glock 21. thanks for your advice fellow THR'ers

September 9, 2003, 07:32 AM
My aunt (RIP) bought my service gun for me and my (ex) wife bought my off duty. They`re both gone but I`ll never sell the guns. :D

September 9, 2003, 07:47 AM
"A mistake I can't stop" doesn't exist. Given the time to think clearly (and a chance to come up for air when drowning in hormones), you can ALWAYS stop in time to avoid a mistake.

A mistake you can't "undo"- now that's another story altogether. I've certainly had a few of those, and like you, most of my worst ones have have social security numbers, instead of serial numbers. Corrections to 'mistakes' with the former are infinitely more expensive, in my experience. They are also quite educational, in an unpleasant sort of way.

Live, learn, and enjoy the passionate existence that is youth. The right girl and the right guns eventually come along, and the satisfaction of knowing that is one of life's little sweetners.

Wish I was your age again- but only if I knew what I know now.

September 9, 2003, 08:39 AM
Actually, the ideal woman is one who hates to go shooting, but LOVES to reload ammo. ;)

September 9, 2003, 08:40 AM
A gun will never ask you if it looks fat.

You can never get a gun pregnant although it is dangerous to use them without proper protection.

You don't have to buy them anything unless you think it will make them better for you.

They only eat ammo.

They won't complain if you leave them at home while you shoot another gun.

The more guns the better.

You can't live without them, but you can live with them.

They are quiet unless you want them to make noise.

They don't come with emotional baggage.

They don't come with inlaws.

You can spend the otherwise wasted ring money on, you guessed it, more guns...

Dain Bramage
September 9, 2003, 09:23 AM
"Woman is an iron sword that cuts thy neck" -- The Epic of Gilgamesh

September 9, 2003, 09:51 AM
Top 10 Reasons Why a Handgun Is Better Than a Woman

In reverse order, they are:

10. You can trade an old .44 for two new 22s

9. You can keep one handgun at home and have another for when you're on the road.

8. If you admire a friend's handgun and tell him so, he will probably let you try it out a few times.

7. Your primary handgun doesn't mind if you have a backup.

6. Your handgun will stay with you even if you're out of ammo.

5. A handgun doesn't take up a lot of closet space.

4. Handguns function normally every day of the month.

3. A handgun doesn't ask "Do these new grips make me look fat?"

2. A handgun doesn't mind if you go to sleep after you use it.


1. You can buy a silencer for a handgun

Daniel T
September 9, 2003, 10:21 AM
There's something I don't understand. You sold a gun to get money to take this girl out. Then she gave you the friends speech. Now you have enough money not only to get a new gun, but maybe two new guns.

Uh, so why did you have to sell the first gun? That don't make no kinda sense.

September 9, 2003, 10:52 AM
There is no therapy better than unleashing 230grs of ball :)

Partisan Ranger
September 9, 2003, 11:05 AM
I can see selling a gun for the woman you're going to marry or propose to to get the ring, but for a woman you're just dating? Slow down there, tiger!

September 9, 2003, 11:33 AM
ah, allus tellin' ya it ain't nothin' but a learnin' experience is way older than you...some of us did what you did, and some of us sold guns for bills, other guns, other cars, etc. In my opinion, the dumbest sale is the sale of a gun to get enough money to pay bills. You'll always have bills; it's the type of bill that's important. A new roof, a different gun, a car part, all these things can be floated. In that sense, you made a bad deal. On the other hand, you're real young and you may have no credit yet. In that case, you do what you have to.

Those of us that "traded" in our gun for a loser gun, or whatever don't feel no better about those deals than you do about her wanting to be 'friends'. You'd a obviously been happier if it'd have turned into something else. That doesn't mean it won't, it just hasn't yet. It's only been two weeks that you've known her, and YOU express it like "I can't believe it's only been two weeks"--I take that comment as your observation on how long you miss your gun, for what you think you traded it for--your 'friendship' relationship with her. Now that you've lost the gun and spent it on her, don't never hover that fact over her head nor fight to hold that thought in your memory that way, you'll lose her for sure. This'll either be a good sale, or something later that you can reflect on in your older and 'wiser' years. I would venture to say that those of us that have been married a LONG time (20+ years) to the SAME woman, were friends with that woman first for a long time. Guns can be had anytime. Taking a chance when you see one to see if that woman's the right one, now that's a measure of character. ;)

By the way, years ago, I sold a gun too, about the same situation as yours. She wasn't the One. That One showed up a couple years later. We 'dated' in the ancient meaning of the word, for almost 4 years. She was one of my closest buddies before I realized I should pop the question. That was 30 years ago.

Gus Dddysgrl
September 9, 2003, 01:19 PM
I would say never sell a gun for someone unless it's an emergemcy. (especially a woman) We are too fickle. We can't decide. Also dates don't have to cost that much. If I had been the girl I would have been upset that you sold the gun to take me out instead of taking me out to shoot.

Live and Learn!!!!!


September 9, 2003, 04:53 PM
well if we were to go out 2 weeks more then when we were supposed to go out i would of had the funds then because i get grants and loans from the university. you know i have to admitt this i really wasn't thinking. i think it was better for me to ask her out on a later time rather than right when we first started talking at least then i would have gotten to know her more and i should of just taken my time. but the only thing during that time when i asked her out and she was excited about it was the fact that i didn't care about anything all i wanted to do is just go out with her and i didn't think about the other factors like getting to know her, taking your time etc etc. well if i did the same exact thing again with out thinking i someone should just take my new gun and slap me upside the head with it to knock some sense into me. :banghead:

September 9, 2003, 04:56 PM
by the way today i just picked up my new Springfield Loaded Blk Stainless. you know i just realized that this gun has a 2 piece barrel and the frame says "IMBEL BRAZILLE" the mil-spec i sold had a stainless one piece barrel and the frame is all American. oh and just for your info i'm 23 and a junior in a university.

September 9, 2003, 11:07 PM
A man is walking down a beach and finds an old Arabian lamp. He picks it up, and attepts to clean the sand off of it. Suddenly, a genie pops out! The genie tells the man he can have one wish. The man thinks for a while, and asks: "I want a bridge to Hawaii." The genie responds: "Do you know how much that will cost? The man hours and materials involved? Maybe you can think of something else." The man thinks for a second, and says: "Ok, I want to understand women." The genie responds: "Do you want that bridge two lanes or four?"

September 9, 2003, 11:12 PM

now why isnt there some crazy isane assult women ban or something to make sure we stay in check.

no more than 3 evil's in one woman or its illegal and headed to the bottom of the lake.
no modifications to C&R items unless its avilable to import that way

tough decsions.....many mistakes ahead....no matter which one

September 10, 2003, 03:17 PM
by the way today i just picked up my new Springfield Loaded Blk Stainless. you know i just realized that this gun has a 2 piece barrel and the frame says "IMBEL BRAZILLE" the mil-spec i sold had a stainless one piece barrel and the frame is all American. oh and just for your info i'm 23 and a junior in a university.

By "2 piece barrel" you mean the guide rod?

September 10, 2003, 07:32 PM
well i'm really refering to the barrel. some people told me that some of the 1911 barrels from SA are 2 piece and i noticed i see a line on the hood of the barrel so that suggests to me that the barrel is 2 pieces. most people told me that i have nothing to worry about with 2 piece barrels.

September 10, 2003, 07:51 PM
ceetee, welcome aboard! A more promising first post I have never seen! :D

chris93473, run your life on emotions and it will be a painful life.

Run it with NO emotions and it will be a pointless life.

IOW, emotions are essential to a healthy life, just don't let them get in the driver's seat.

Easier said than done.

September 11, 2003, 01:46 AM
Faster horses, younger women, older whiskey and more money

I don't have the women I had...still have the guns though...

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