Man I love being called a gun guy and meeting other gun folks


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horsemen61
October 31, 2013, 12:49 AM
So tonight I go to get a pizza for dinner and as soon as I walk in I start grinning from ear to ear. Why you ask here's why the first guy I see is a dad with his son wearing a Fiocchi ammo shirt. Next I look left and there is an older guy he works for an armored tuck company I know because the same company comes to get the money from where I work. Anyways he is carrying a revolver Me nice gun what is it him 357 magnum me a smith him yes sir. Well we hit it off right away he was shocked that I didn't believe that a polymer wonder nine was the greatest thing ever in the gun world. We then spoke of how the lock on the smith's is atrocious he calmly showed me his had no lock I told him I was jealous. I showed him my ruger LCR he asked alot about it such as how did it carry and whatnot. Like a dream I said he said he was looking into one for the wife. I bluntly said well sir it takes a lot of practice to be good with it being a snubby and all. He laughed and said son for the last 30 years she has out shot me its just her model 60 just doesn't work for her as well anymore that's why I am looking at one of those LCR'S. You sound like a real gun guy kid well nice talking to you I gotta get home to the wife.
Me I was on cloud nine when He said that :D:D:D

thanks for reading
horsemen61

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Lantern
October 31, 2013, 07:55 AM
LOL!! When I run into another gun guy usually the next thing that goes through my head is "Oh crap it's been two hours! I better get home before she kills me. The food is already cold!" LMAO!!

LebbenB
October 31, 2013, 08:21 AM
Great story. I wave the 2A flag proudly at work. It's an awesome conversation starter.

bainter1212
October 31, 2013, 09:23 AM
LOL!! When I run into another gun guy usually the next thing that goes through my head is "Oh crap it's been two hours! I better get home before she kills me. The food is already cold!" LMAO!!

Wow this is exactly what happens to me. If I run into another gun guy my 15 min errand turns into two hours.

Ryanxia
October 31, 2013, 10:12 AM
Great story. I wave the 2A flag proudly at work. It's an awesome conversation starter.
Same here. Back when I first started at my current job I dove right in and had several gun conversations in the first few weeks. I think it took a whole two weeks for me and a coworker to make the first private sale. I got a pump 12 gauge off him. Now I just keep subtle little things around the office to indicate that I'm a gun guy. :)

pockets
October 31, 2013, 10:40 AM
Some sentence structure might help people read the story. I lost track of things three lines into it.


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bannockburn
October 31, 2013, 10:47 AM
First place I worked out of high school was filled with "gun guys". It was a department store that had a sporting goods department and they carried rifles and shotguns. I worked in the stockroom and it didn't take long before I started having conversations with the guy who took care of shipping and receiving for all the warranty repair work with the guns. And of course I always made it a point to log in the new gun arrivals so I could talk it up with the sales guys in the department. Then they're were also all the other stock guys, most of whom worked there part time while going to school, and we would start talking about guns and hunting whenever we had some free time.

MedWheeler
October 31, 2013, 11:06 AM
I enjoy it when it happens to me as well. But, it's usually at gun-related venues. I guess I don't get out enough.

About a year ago, I had a patient in the back of my ambulance that was a retired product designer for Smith and Wesson. Made for some interesting conversation during the short ride. I don't hear that line of work from my patients that often.

PJSprog
October 31, 2013, 02:02 PM
There are a few "gun guys" at my current place of employment, but nothing compared to the last one ... a large aerospace company. The number of other gun nuts there was staggering. Many of them were class III dealers as well. Great conversations almost every day, and some great deals on firearms to boot! Amazing we ever got any planes built there.

Sometimes, I miss that place ...

camsdaddy
October 31, 2013, 02:42 PM
So did you simply whip out your LCR in the middle of the restaurant?

"Some sentence structure might help people read the story. I lost track of things three lines into it." Lighten up.

madwildcat
October 31, 2013, 03:16 PM
^^^^
One of the few reasons I head out to the Walmart to check for ammo even when I am pretty sure they are still out. Its just nice to remember there are other gun people that aren't afraid of talking about it.

Last time I was there, I kindly older gentleman started up a conversation with me about how I had recently gotten into shooting. One thing lead to another, and by the end he had given me some great shooting advice and the location of a well hidden gem of a gun club.

Now if only those at work weren't so appalled when I started talking about it :rolleyes:

horsemen61
October 31, 2013, 03:20 PM
To answer your question cams I sure did :D not ashamed at all legal to open carry where I am at so if someone asks I was just readjusting it :evil:

12131
October 31, 2013, 07:19 PM
One day, the wife and I went to Houston Garden Centers to buy some more plants. I had a Noveske cap on, and my wife had a BCM one. Another customer kept looking at us from a distance. At check-out, he struck up a conversation about, you guess it, ARs and ammo.:D

RussB
October 31, 2013, 09:46 PM
Some sentence structure might help people read the story. I lost track of things three lines into it.


me too :(


What I got was you met an armed guard at the pizza joint, and you showed him your CCW? If that's the case, you need to reconsider that action.

ColtPythonElite
October 31, 2013, 09:51 PM
Sounds like the novelty or carrying a gun hasn't worn off.

shafter
October 31, 2013, 09:53 PM
I agree with Pockets. If the poster doesn't use basic spelling and punctuation I stop reading. Some people have no idea how agonizing it is trying to decipher a blur of words.

Maybe I'm missing something but I don't understand why being referred to as a gun guy is such a big deal. I do enjoy talking guns as long as the other person has a basic knowledge or is an honest beginner seeking answers.

EVIL
October 31, 2013, 09:56 PM
LOL!! When I run into another gun guy usually the next thing that goes through my head is "Oh crap it's been two hours! I better get home before she kills me. The food is already cold!" LMAO!!

Ha ha me too!

Fortunately, most of my neighbors & a bunch of guys at work are gun guys. Heck, the guys at work got me into reloading, and hooked me up with starter reloading training & some components! However - I do work at the USAF, so we are pretty weapons biased there! I am constantly invited to the range, hunting etc. I'm invited far more often than I can go with 2 kids & being heavily involved as a scouter. Life is good.

madwildcat
October 31, 2013, 10:45 PM
Sounds like the novelty or carrying a gun hasn't worn off.
And I hope that it never does :)

Tejicano Loco
November 1, 2013, 02:48 AM
My wife has come to understand that when I meet somebody who turns out to be a "gun guy" she will have to, at some point, politely step in and remind me that we have other things on our schedule today. Without that, left to my own discretion, I will be there an hour later with no end in sight.

In my first job out of college, a large computer design group, there were three FFL's (one of them an NFA dealer) on my row. I ended up going hunting with a couple of them - I'm picky about who I hunt with. Talking guns and cars was about all the conversation we ever did during breaks.

aarondhgraham
November 1, 2013, 10:35 AM
A few weeks ago I was in the parking lot of Lowes,,,
I was loading some PVC pipe, 5 plastic buckets, and 2 bags of cement into my car.

This gentleman was walking y and commented,,,
"Making some fence posts?"

I replied, "No, I'm making some rimfire steel challenge practice targets."

That's when it got interesting,,,
He asked what that was and about the targets,,,
So I spent the next 15-20 minutes in enjoyable gun conversation.

Turns out he and his family are recreational shooters,,,
So now we have a play-date to meet at my Rifle & Pistol club,,,
I'll bring the targets and he, his wife, and their daughter will bring lunch.

Now all I hafta do is buy a shot-timer.

Aarond

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Hokkmike
November 1, 2013, 10:48 AM
It is edifying to spend time with like-minded people. My only objection is when a well intended compatriot uses the term "gun nut".

M2 Carbine
November 1, 2013, 11:14 AM
Most of the people at work were "gun people", as were many of the people we flew for. (I flew helicopters over the Gulf of Mexico for about 30 years)
I'd guess that about 30% of our discussions were about guns.

It wasn't unusual for someone to go out to their car in the parking lot and bring a gun in the ready room to show it off. And this was many years before legal carry.

One day one of the other pilots said, "How many of you have guns with you in your car or in the company apartment?". I think just one pilot said he didn't have a gun with him.

The weekend was when the guns really came out, when the pilots were waiting for a flight and things were slow with the office people and helicopter mechanics.
A mechanic friend took this "Sergeant Schultz" picture of me one day, in front of my helicopter, with his MP40.:D

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x464/Bell-helicopter-407/BuckMP40206png.jpg (http://s1183.photobucket.com/user/Bell-helicopter-407/media/BuckMP40206png.jpg.html)


About 1990 the company lawyers came out with the idea to have all the employees sign a "No drugs, alcohol, guns, etc, on company property, including company parking lots and company apartments.

I told my boss I'm not signing that. I have two guns in the company apartment right now and that isn't going to change (some of us drove hundreds of miles to work).:mad:

He said,
"I know, I know, I have my gun in the apartment. The company wheels immediately got so much heat about the guns they have already changed it. Just scratch out "guns" and sign the letter".
Which we did.

M2 Carbine
November 1, 2013, 11:19 AM
Man I love being called a gun guy and meeting other gun folks
I talk guns every chance I get.

Sometimes I use my Texas concealed carry license as identification.
This had led to a number of new shooters, and some old, coming to my shooting range for lessons or just shooting fun.

RussB
November 1, 2013, 06:18 PM
Folks who want to talk guns with like-minded people only need to participate in some sort of gun competitions. It's the best reason to "just do it"

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