I'm buying too many guns...


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Daniel T
September 25, 2003, 03:37 PM
...and neglecting other firearms essentials. Like magazines and ammo. :D

Seriously, once I get a nice little sum of cash, I turn around and spend it on a new gun instead of buying necessary accessories. I can't help it. I want to buy a half dozen Wilson mags for my 1911s and a few 30 rounders for my Mini-14. Or maybe get enough cases for all of my rifles. I'd love to buy reloading equipment. But I can't. Because I always buy a new gun instead.

Even when I get a spare $100, I'm looking at a 91/30 or M44. Or maybe a save a bit more and getting one of those sweet little Bersa .380s or a K98 or K-31 (in fact, I'm buying a K-31 tomorrow). Handgun, rifle, new, surplus, doesn't matter.

I hope I'm not the only one with this problem, because otherwise the support group is gonna be really small. :)

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Obiwan
September 25, 2003, 03:52 PM
Just consider us your merry band of enablers!

Brian Dale
September 25, 2003, 03:53 PM
Fer the love o'Mike, don't scare us like that! First thought was "OMG - Chuck Schumer's minions are attacking one of our Members with evil mind-rays! Sound the Alarm!" I'd almost suggest changing your thread title to "I'm not buying enough Gear" for the health and safety of the Membership- but you sure got me to read your post. :D
I hope I'm not the only one with this problem, because otherwise the support group is gonna be really small.
RIiiiiiiiiight. As if. :evil:

DorGunR
September 25, 2003, 03:58 PM
I'm buying too many guns...

Awwwww, man...........ain't no such thang.:D

10-Ring
September 25, 2003, 04:12 PM
You're welcome :D :cool:

AJ Dual
September 25, 2003, 04:17 PM
I have the exact same disease.

Instead of mags, bulk ammo, a reloading setup, cleaning gear, safe upgrades, or optics for guns I allready own, whenever I get some cash, I'm off adding another gun I can barely afford to use.

I suppose I could consider myself "lucky" that, I haven't had any extra funds to add even an inexpensive C&R over the past year.

Although, the latest involuntary gun buying hiatus has made me actually re-focus my desires more twoards supplies, at least mentally. We'll see if it translates once I have some cash again. :D

Daniel T
September 25, 2003, 04:24 PM
You're welcome :D :cool:

Ha! I blame all of you! Especially all you guys that were on TFL too! And the ones that post such amazing, totally irresistable pictures!

Otherwise I never would have known about most of the guns I ended up buying. :D

Captain Scarlet
September 25, 2003, 04:27 PM
we have all been through this buying too many guns "phase" usually when
a person starts out they try to build a collection.

a few handguns
a few rifles
a shotgun
a few surplus bolt action rifles

When I started, I use to go to every gunshow!

later you start to reach your "plateau" then you start trading or selling
a few and keep your favorite guns.:cool:

4v50 Gary
September 25, 2003, 04:28 PM
I think the more websites you join, the more guns you'll buy. The internet is a dangerous thing to the wallet.

tomkatz
September 25, 2003, 04:33 PM
I tend to do the same thing, but awhile back I traded a mac 90 I didn't need to a friend for a bunch of mags for my ak guns and a bunch of ammo for various guns I own, so that got me a little more on track. Now I am trying to accessorize a little at a time, that seems to make it easier instead of a huge cash outlay all at once. Anyway count me in the support group :rolleyes: .....tom

jsalcedo
September 25, 2003, 04:34 PM
I have the same problem except that when I'm done buying guns there is usually change left over that is not enough to buy another gun but is enough to buy a couple boxes of ammo, dies, powder, mags etc..

Then the process repeats.

repsychler
September 25, 2003, 04:38 PM
I've been thinking the same thing lately. I'm fairly happy with the current collection, other than needing (wanting :) ) an AR-15, a 1911, a Garand...

But I have been thinking lately that I may need to focus some of my monetary resources towards accessories and improvements for existing inventory.

manwithoutahome
September 25, 2003, 04:41 PM
Here are some questions to know if you really do have a "disease":

1. Do you feel guilty when you buy guns?

2. Do others say anything to you about how you buy guns?

3. Is buying guns hurting your career, your family?

4. Do you hide guns and go and take a peek during the day?

5. Does your buying guns make it harder to go to work in the mornings?

6. When someone asks you go out, would you rather stay home and buy guns?

If you answer YES to two or more of these questions, then you are a gunaholic and the only cure is to give all your money to me to hold (even though I got 6 out of 6 :evil: )

M

My answers:

1. I feel guilty cause I can usually only afford one :D

2. Others tell me that I should have gotten the other one but good choice

3. Hurting my career because I'm always asking for raises so I can buy more guns. Hurting my family because I ask for money only at BD and Christmas so I can buy more guns :D

4. I always "peek" at my guns... make sure they're clean and happy :D

5. Harder to go to work because I want to stay home and go shooting with any "new" gun that I just got.

6. Everyone asks me at the wrong time to go somewhere, I'm usually looking at Aim, Sarco or SOG deciding which one has the best deal on the gun that I really don't need but just have to have.

LiquidTension
September 25, 2003, 04:43 PM
I also have the same problem. I need a boatload of accessories for my guns (slings, grips, sights, mags) but instead I bought a Sig 226 earlier this week! I couldn't help it, it was $330 with 2 15rd mags.

It's kinda like crack - you go for a while and then you NEED a fix. You never see a crackhead springing for a new crack pipe, just more crack.

JohnBT
September 25, 2003, 04:47 PM
We should all get together. I have one safe that's half empty, 5 new sets of rings and 3 scopes that were delivered 20 minutes ago. I need to buy some guns to put the scopes on. I even bought a Leupold boresighter because it was on sale. I love gadgets. Where's my Sinclair International catalog? It's time for another order.

John

Newt
September 25, 2003, 04:51 PM
I answered 'Yes' to 5 of 6. Does this mean I'm an gunaholic? I surely hope so, because if I'm not, then what am I doing with all those guns? Anyhow, be sure to put me down for the support group.

Newt

jrhead75
September 25, 2003, 04:53 PM
I feel your pain, I've got a dose of the same thing!

I pick up my Savage 10FP .308/Leupold combo off of laywaway next Thursday, already have my eye on a sweet K-31 at my local gun store, and I hear that Big 5 is getting ready to put Mosin Nagants on sale for $79.98 again soon...

The wife is starting to suspect something. :D

Daniel T
September 25, 2003, 04:54 PM
4. Do you hide guns and go and take a peek during the day?

I don't know about "hiding" them really, but when I get a new gun, as soon as I get home from work, I have to fondle it. My girlfriend thinks it's funny. I think she's just jealous. :)

outdoorman63
September 25, 2003, 05:01 PM
i have the same problem....i go to trade one and think no i might want this later so i pay for the new one....next thing you know i have bought something else and something else....as for access...i need lots...but hey at least with each new gun i buy i have a new policy..i cant buy it unless i can afford to buy 1 box of ammo with it...that ought to slow me down...laughing...or will it....sad thing is i dont hunt very much maybe once every so many years..but i have many hunting rifles...time to work on military rifles now i guess...help

gulogulo1970
September 25, 2003, 05:07 PM
I got 4 out of 6. I share your pain, I know how it is. I always have a need for one some niche that I don't have filled. You know, I live in Texas but I need "this" gun just in case a Polarbear escapes from the zoo. Hey, now I got that covered. Or what gun do I need, to carry concealed while wearing just a bathing suit? That kind of problem will keep me up nights until I go to a gun show and fix it.

Smoke
September 25, 2003, 05:09 PM
And the ones that post such amazing, totally irresistable pictures!

yeah.....I hate those guys:cuss:

Excuse me while I whip out the credit card to order that new Valtro.....

Atticus
September 25, 2003, 05:13 PM
I can relate. Too many toys- not enough cash.

4v50Gary is right - I'm hot to buy something about 10 minutes after I log on to the net. I made the mistake of hitting the SOG site last night and opened up a whole new can of Want. But I was a good boy.

There is a Cheryl Crow song that includes a verse that goes something like, " It's not about having what you want - it's about wanting what you 've got".

Good advice.

jercamp45
September 25, 2003, 06:39 PM
it is a common disease in this survivor's support group!
But 'too many' is not in our vocabulary!!
Consider this a friendly reprimand!!!
Jercamp45

Mike Irwin
September 25, 2003, 06:43 PM
Yeah. Right.

There's no such thing as too many guns.

feedthehogs
September 25, 2003, 07:02 PM
Welcome to the club.

Now repeat after me...

Hello, my name is Demise and I'm a..... a....a..... Gun addict.

Mike Irwin
September 25, 2003, 07:17 PM
"Hello, my name is Demise and I'm a..... a....a..... Gun addict."

The last thing we need is a 12-step program!

I don't WANT to change! :)

standingbear
September 25, 2003, 08:20 PM
quick...send the ones you dont want my way so you can get more of the ones you want. ill take good care of em.Now hurry,before its too late.:D

OEF_VET
September 25, 2003, 09:41 PM
I'm just beginning to break myself of the habit of buying guns I don't need before buying the accessories that I do need. Of course, I must admit that it's much easier to do when you're broke more often than not. That and Christmas is just around the corner. Lord, kids are expensive. I've made a pact with myself that I won't buy anymore guns until I've got all the stuff I want for the guns I currently have. Of course I know full well that I don't have that kind of willpower and self-discipline. Oh well, c'est la vie.

Frank

Standing Wolf
September 25, 2003, 09:55 PM
In exactly one short word familiar to one and all: Visa!

CGofMP
September 25, 2003, 10:03 PM
And the ones that post such amazing, totally irresistable pictures!

INNOCENT *blink*:neener:

Pssst! hey KID.. comeeeere... ever tried ona deeze? Yea... dat first magazine full is free man.. yeaa. yeaaaa.... sure... try it out... yeaa....

http://www.jardinescustom.com/april2003photos/resized25/Tsreciever1.jpg

dooo deee dooo dooo deee dooo.....

cool45auto
September 25, 2003, 10:23 PM
Oh, man are you talkin' to the wrong group!:p

Frohickey
September 25, 2003, 10:36 PM
You say it as if its a bad thing.

BTW, there is no cure either. :p

Stoney
September 25, 2003, 10:36 PM
I'm sorry ( too Many Guns) I'm not familiar with that phrase.

wardog
September 26, 2003, 12:52 AM
I too am a gunaholic.

I think of a niche in my collection that I have not yet filled. (Example: I have a full size 9mm, but not a full size all-steel 9mm.) I research and research all possible options. What accessories are available? Pre-ban magazine? Finish's? Grips? Sights? What do the gun mags say? What do THR members say? Eventually I narrow it down to one choice. Then shop for prices.

When the time is right I strike. Ahhhh.......Bliss for several days, maybe several weeks depending on how long I've anguished. Then I come down. Soon the urge will be calling.

And the cycle repeats.

Futo Inu
September 26, 2003, 02:01 AM
Demise, you will soon join the ranks alongside our esteemed THR member, Jeff OTMG, the original "Owner of Too Many Guns", hence his name. The story is - one time he was telling a cop about all the guns he owned, and the cop, kind of taken aback, said something like "I'm not against guns, but man, that is TOO MANY". Lol - I hope I told it right.

Wardog, I feel your pain. :)

Daniel T
September 26, 2003, 11:24 AM
...ever tried ona deeze?

SEE! That's what I'm talking about! And I really do want a Valtro. Gawd.

I'm not looking for a cure, btw. I'm perfectly happy with this current state. I just need more money, that's all. Yeah, that's it, just a few dollars more. Then I can buy guns AND accesories! Woohoo!

Should be easy, right?

Zach S
September 26, 2003, 12:04 PM
Demise, you're not alone. I do the same thing. I coulda had nite sites put on all my pistols, bought a few mags for each, a resomp mag catch for the Kimber (to use stock Para P14 mags), had my Para hardchromed and possibly have enough left over for a surefire 610R to put on my Colt, but instead I'm picking up a Thompson with two 30 round sticks and a 50 round drum.

He opens in a hour, I'm waiting impatiently...

Drjones
September 26, 2003, 08:12 PM
You can NEVER buy too many guns.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=41633

:(

:cuss: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss:

Greg L
September 26, 2003, 08:25 PM
My excuse, for when I need one, is that I'm buying them in sets of threes to hand down to the kids (11,8, & 5) someday. That way they don't have to fight over who gets what :rolleyes: . When it gets to be more than three of one model then I'll throw the eventual grandkids into the mix :D .

Greg

ajacobs
September 26, 2003, 08:52 PM
I get all the assesories or it continues to erk me. I keep a notebook with all the guns listed, this is in addition to the bound book which also list's assesories that I keep for insurance purposes. The names of the guns are written in ink followed by a list of the items I need to buy for it. I am not happy until I get them. I must have:

Whatever customization I want for the item
Whatever optics I want if any
case
locks for the case
Extra mags ranging from a total of 6 for locap handguns to 30 for hicap rifles
Ammo ranging from 200 for a shotgun or bolt to 2000 for a semi rifle this is good ammo such as winchester ranger hornaday tap etc
slings or atleast 2 different holsters
assorted spare parts

etc etc
this is per firearm, not caliber

It is getting rediculious as the number of firearms I have approaches the tripple digits. I am currently a little behind on the ammo though as I have been shooting and not buying, it is just taking up to much space and when you have a 1/2 dozen ar's 12,000 rnds is allot to keep on hand. There is no reason that I should have the number of pelican cases that I do, it's not like I am gone to take them all out of the safe at one time and transport them unless I move. Most of them still sit new in the box. I'm a little obsessive in this regard I realize, but it makes me feel as if the firearm is complete. If they stop making parts etc I will still be set.

HankL
September 26, 2003, 08:58 PM
We all know that "too many guns" is an impossible concept. If you want to shoot and care for your guns you will need to have ammunition or the means to produce it, magazines for the ones that require them, cleaning gear to take care of them, cases to take them to the range in etc.
Give it time, you will sooner or later start packing away the consumables.
Good shooting!

rajaniblue
September 26, 2003, 10:26 PM
Okay, so I'm glad I'm not the only one with this particular sickness.

This year alone I have bought five Brownings. A Gold Turkey 12 ga., 2 Buckmark .22s, a 9mm Hi-power, and an A-bolt in 270 WSM. I got the last three shipped to me about oh, three weeks ago. I haven't even put a scope on the A-Bolt yet, and what am I doing tonight? GOING GUN SHOPPING, with a girlfriend that I have also sucked into this particular vice.

I got a wild hair that I wanted a revolver. Don't know how it happened, but I just got this wild hair and I have to do something about it.

Yep. I don't buy clothes, makeup, shoes, a new car, household goods, CDs or anything else like that. There was a point where people at work were beggin me to buy a safe just to contain the madness. I took care of that little problem a while ago. Trouble is, now it's getting crowded. All I can get into it are small things like handguns. You can even buy the little velcro hanging hootis to put the handgun on the door, in case you're out of shelf space!!! Guess I need some of those.

Guns and hunting trips. That's about it. This girl loves her guns.

.45FMJoe
September 26, 2003, 10:41 PM
Just consider us your merry band of enablers!


AHAHAHHAHAHA. Best quote evAr!
:D

I got 4 out of 6. I share your pain, I know how it is. I always have a need for one some niche that I don't have filled. You know, I live in Texas but I need "this" gun just in case a Polarbear escapes from the zoo. Hey, now I got that covered. Or what gun do I need, to carry concealed while wearing just a bathing suit? That kind of problem will keep me up nights until I go to a gun show and fix it.

I seriously fell off my chair when I read that! That was hysterical. Not because it was sarcastic, but because that is the same tongue-in-cheek I would use to describe myself.

And for those judging me because I like to fondle my new, nubile guns: Screw you guys, they are legal. ;)

I'm going to play with my P-3AT now.

:D :D

ReadyontheRight
September 26, 2003, 11:11 PM
Gunnys Anonymous Meeting:

Demise: "Hello, my name is Demise and I'm a..... a....a..... Gun addict."

All: "Molon Labe Demise!"

Daniel T
September 29, 2003, 12:12 PM
Ready, that's gonna be my new sig. Thanks! :D

ReadyontheRight
September 29, 2003, 12:39 PM
:D :D :D

standingbear
September 29, 2003, 08:57 PM
..a voice is heard from the shadows...."my precious...my precious":D

Stevie-Ray
September 29, 2003, 09:11 PM
Well, if it's a sickness, then for once I don't wanna get well.

I was just inspecting my CDP and there was A CAT HAIR ON IT! :uhoh: Now I gotta go clean it.

m.i.sanders
September 29, 2003, 10:49 PM
And I was feeling bad cause I'm not buying enough guns. All those empty pages in my bound book and the shoping list the BATF guys where so kind to provide.....

Dave R
September 30, 2003, 01:16 AM
Balance, Demise-san (and the rest of you). You must keep your sense of balance--your sense of perspective.

What good is a gun with inadquate accessories? Inadequate ammo? It is close to useless. A longe-range boltgun with no scope? Might as well be a mini or an AK. A CCW pistol without a good holster? A safe queen. A varmit rifle without a bipod (or at least a good sling)? A paper-puncher. Not enough mags? You're almost back to a single-shot.

My testimony: I have not bought a new gun since I got into reloading a few months ago. I'm still playing with components and loads. Must consolidate the base before expanding. (OK, I admit it, cash has been tight).

But its still a true priciple. Acquire, familiarize, accessorize. That is the natural order of things. Acquire, familiarize, accessorize. That's the way to keep order in your safe.

BamBam-31
September 30, 2003, 05:34 AM
A C&R license will cure all that ails you, my son.

For $30 for three years, all those milsurps wont come with DROS fees, transaction fees, fee fees, etc. You can then use the extra $$$ to buy accessories.

:evil:

Zach S
September 30, 2003, 09:18 AM
What good is a gun with inadquate accessories? Inadequate ammo? It is close to useless. [Looks at guns] In adequate accesories? Other than night sights they've got what they need.

[Does ammo count] In adequate ammo? I've got four mags loaded for each one of my pistols (all .45 ACP, even have loaded mags for the one at the 'smith, so I've got eight mags for one gun), two thirty round sticks for the tommy gun (downloaded to 25), a loaded 50 round drum, and another 100 rounds in a box in the same case. Not to mention the 450-500 rounds (of .45) in the safe. I think I've got that covered too, but I only have 100 rounds for the .38, I guess I'll go get some soon. I'll pick it up when I'm out, getting another gun:D

I could see that now...
"I'm going to pick up some ammo, I'll be back in a few."
"OK."
"You need anything while I'm out?"
"Yeah, grab me a Coke."
[/me walks in the house with ammo, and a new gun]
"Um, Zach, I thought you were just getting ammo..."
"Well, I thought 'Since I'm out anyway, I might as well grab this too.'"
"My Coke?"
"Oops..."

Daniel T
September 30, 2003, 01:27 PM
"My Coke?"
"Oops..."

Heh. I do this even when I'm not distracted by guns.

It's true, I do need balance. I'll get on it right after I pick up this Ruger Mk 2. And get the pristine, late serial number Rock Island 1903 that my granddad has waiting for me.

Really.

I mean it this time. :D

Futo Inu
September 30, 2003, 03:37 PM
"You never see a crackhead springing for a new crack pipe, just more crack."
ROTFLMAO!

"You know, I live in Texas but I need "this" gun just in case a Polarbear escapes from the zoo."

Ha! Yep, what AndrewWalkolwiak and others said. I've neglected scopes, rings, mags, ammo, reloading equipment, slings, etc. for several, and instead bought new guns.

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