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After a short trip, do you say "hello" to your new rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Ignition Override, Aug 16, 2010.

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  1. Ignition Override

    Ignition Override Member

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    This would never occur to me, but have read about it somewhere.

    For example, "Are you sleeping well, Mr. Garand"?
     
  2. C-grunt

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    Yes I do. haha
     
  3. rodensouth

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    I talk to cars, but no to guns. I hope they aren't feeling left out!
     
  4. Mustanir

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    When I was a 6 years old my dad gave me a Diana 27, an old, spotted, refurbished THING.
    I used to take it to bed with me under the quilt and told her stories of our future hunts.
    Now I am more than 43 I have got a vault full of guns whenever I am tired I open the vault and smile at them,, and feel as if they smile at me as well (any of those frown only when there is a speck of rust),, close the vault and go to sleep.
     
  5. Hatterasguy

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    Whenever I am bored I take some of my toys out of the safe and mess with them. Usualy thinking of various changes I want to make.
     
  6. Al LaVodka

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    OK, I am rethinking gun control laws including all types of testing and National Registration...
    Al
     
  7. courtgreene

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    I don't talk to tools, I sure as heck treat them well and buy them things though. Maybe I could save money by just talking. That goes for my truck too. I guess I spend so much time talking to my beagle that I don't have much else to say to objects.
     
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  8. Ignition Override

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    Even if we just look at them (after being gone a few days), to make sure that they are comfortable, is that a sign of mental instability:scrutiny:?
     
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  9. TIMC

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    I never talk to my guns, the voices in my head tell to but I don't listen; well not most of the time! :eek:
     
  10. armoredman

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    Ummm...no, I don't talk to them...sorry...
     
  11. Purgatory

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    +1

    That's GOTTA be better...................................................Right?? :scrutiny:
     
  12. Joe Demko

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    I've been known to swear at them under certain circumstances.
     
  13. Walkalong

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    I would talk to my old Blazer sometimes, and I dog cuss the computer on occasion, but I never talk to my guns.
     
  14. 44Dave

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    So... do they answer back?
     
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    The consensus seems to be we talk when something disappoints us, but rarely if things are going ok.

    That explains the typically dysfunctional American family quite well. :uhoh:
     
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    I get attached to everything and treat my guns as princely as possible while still actually using them. They are not just a "hobby" but an integral part of my life. Shooting and hunting is "what I do". I see the value in $20,000 English guns and $5000 custom revolvers and lust after them constantly. I'd much rather enjoy the beauty of figured walnut, blued and case hardened steel than a cold and sterile stainless synthetic monstrosity. I spend untold amounts of money procuring them, feeding them and spiffing them up. However, I don't talk to or assign names or sexes to inanimate objects. Nor do I use cutesy nicknames like Remmy, Winnie, shottie, Bushy, Mossy, dissy, Annie, ad nauseam.
     
  17. mattyizzo

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    I picked up my first gun (Remington 597) about a month ago. I have since named her Ethel, gone on 2 vacations and talked to her at least once a week. That includes 2 days at the farm.

    Oh, Ethel.

    Edit: Oh, and I missed her during both week-long vacations.
     
  18. SwampWolf

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    No, but they talk to me. Always whining about being lonely and wanting more company. I think I'm what shrinks call an "enabler"-I'm always giving in to them. But they're never satisfied. :eek:
     
  19. MoDerN_WarRioR

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    I like to sleep with my AR in my bed next to me. :) it keeps me warm and cozy (Or maybe its just the 115 degree heat outside...)

    As well as I have talked to it plenty of times, Its like a girlfriend to me. LoL

    I Got my shirt that says "I Love my AR15" and i wear it Proud and ALOT!
     
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    I just massage them with an oily rag. They like that.
     
  21. madcratebuilder

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    Talk to my guns? No, but they do talk to me.;)
     
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