You dont know what you got until its gone.


April 9, 2009, 10:45 AM
From the bottom of my heart, i wish all of you many many years of safe and happy shooting, but, as much as i love shooting, i havent even got to fire a single round in almost a year. Being stationed here in good ol Kunsan AFB, my once overfilled gun safe and my gun rack are now replaced by a few knives, Call of Duty 4, and a airsoft gun that looks like a G-36c.

Of the many things i left back home, my old chevy truck that just wont quit, my formidible collection of firearms, my old faithful Glock 30 and my Remington 700, and my beloved wife, and my friends and family, i miss simply being able to step out on the back porch and fire off a few hundred rounds of .22, who ever said that you dont know what ya got 'till its gone couldnt be more right... I have never went more than a few days without shooting. And now im at month 9 of my non volantary "shooting rehab"
and i think i got a bad case of gun withdrawl:banghead:

How long have any of you went without shooting...?

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April 9, 2009, 11:01 AM
Thank you for your service, and I truly hope you are able to return home soon.

I have not been shooting since last summer... dang winter.

April 9, 2009, 11:03 AM
Its been said before but think it should be repeated. Thank you for your service. I guess this is just another sacrafice to protect us. thank you

April 9, 2009, 11:16 AM
A heartfelt thank you for your service to your country. I know the scarifices you are making are tough, but we appreciate it and it's a temporary situation.

Just think about how happy friends and loved ones will be when you return home.

Carry on and God bless you and all the folks in uniform.

April 9, 2009, 11:22 AM
Brother, be careful what you wish for. With the way things are going in that area, you may find yourself firing a lot more than you'd like..............

April 9, 2009, 11:56 AM
Thank you for protecting the rights and freedom that we enjoy everyday.

Stay safe.

April 9, 2009, 12:04 PM
Thanks for your service --!!
Sounds like your in the country of beautiful women !
Find yourself One of the asian beauties and keep her forever!! They make especially wonderful wives.*
* I have one !!!!

April 9, 2009, 12:51 PM
THANK YOU for your service and all you do.
God bless.

it's been almost 4 days since I've pulled the trigger and I'm having withdrawls

April 9, 2009, 12:55 PM
Find yourself One of the asian beauties and keep her forever!! They make especially wonderful wives.*
* I have one !!!!

The OP said he was married already. I somehow don't think the Misses back home would appreciate that...

Umm....I shot a bird that was eating our grass seed yesterday in the yard. Little critters have cleared a bald spot already, and the seed has only been down for 4 days now. Ruger 10/22 cures them up pretty quick! :neener:

April 9, 2009, 01:26 PM
Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Hang in there, God bless you.

April 9, 2009, 01:56 PM
Thank you so much for serving out country!

April 9, 2009, 01:57 PM
our* country. Oops! I should probably read things through before I post. :o

April 9, 2009, 02:05 PM
At the risk of repeating what has already been said - Thank you for your service. My family and I appreciate it more than we will ever be able to say.

I am surprised they don't have you guys (and gals) one the range for some practice.

April 9, 2009, 02:13 PM
Yes sir, thank you for your service to our country.:)
It has been about 3 years since I last fired any of my guns.:eek:
Lack of time and funds and living in the city.:(

April 9, 2009, 02:34 PM
Nothing like a tour in Korea to make you appreciate getting home to the USA!! :) Thanks for serving.

Brian Dale
April 9, 2009, 04:23 PM
Thank you, icebones, for holding the line. What you're doing is important, and we do know and appreciate it. You're keeping others from having to do what my Dad did in Korea in 1951-52.

How long have any of you gone without shooting...?Coupla years. Glad that those days are over.

Keep your chin up; you'll be home sooner than it seems like, and we'll burn up some ammo for you this weekend.

Again, thank you.

April 9, 2009, 06:50 PM
When I was overseas I had a BB pistol that soothed the jones-ing. Is that an option? I had a relative ship one to me.

Resto Guy
April 9, 2009, 08:52 PM
I got away from it for about 5 years.
I'm back.

April 9, 2009, 09:28 PM
Thank you Icebones, your sacrifice for our freedom is not forgotten. I hope you are soon reunited with family and friends and can soon burn up some ammo for fun. Hope you have a Happy Easter, Mac.

April 9, 2009, 09:33 PM
Its Not "GONE" Its Temporarily Unavailable !!
Cheer up you will be back!!

April 9, 2009, 10:58 PM
You dont know what you got until its gone.

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

April 10, 2009, 07:56 AM
Joni Mitchell

April 10, 2009, 09:17 AM
yep, thank you for keeping us out of harms way! sorry about your "withdrawls"! it sucks. this winter i went 2 months, and finally couldn't stand it. went out and lost some reloading brass. but it was woth it. sometimes, you just gotta have a fix! i would think that somewhere in an armed services base, there would be some kind of shooting range. but i was not in the military, so i do not know. can you ask the base commander about it? maybe you can come up with something. even if they arent your guns, a few hundred rounds would be a great morale booster.

April 10, 2009, 09:30 AM
The 4 years of college, I fired not one shot.

Made up for it the summer after college by buying a SW9VE, Taurus PT92SS, traded the Taurus for a Glock 17, got my CCW and shot about 2000 rounds in 3 months.

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