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Are firearms your #1 hobby/activity?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by The Grand Inquisitor, Dec 1, 2005.

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  1. The Grand Inquisitor

    The Grand Inquisitor Member

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    I'm just wondering how many here consider firearms their #1 hobby. Beyond that, how many here consider firearms the most important things in their lives (outside of the essentials - family, ect ect ect), meaning that shooting and guns dictate what you believe politically, socially, and what you do with almost all your spare time.


    Personally, while I enjoy shooting and firearms, I don't think it is my #1 hobby, I believe that ignominious honor goes to Star Trek and all of its incarnations (especially the CCG).

    With that said, I am an avid shooter and collector of rifles, so it is an important hobby of mine, but it definately does not go beyond a hobby. While I believe strongly in the 2A, I believe there are other, more important issues in the nation, and many more important issues globally.


    Enough about me - what about you guys?
     
  2. Husker1911

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  3. exoduster18

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    No, sadly they are not. Work, then school, and then firearms. Although I spend more time on here than I do doing my school work.
     
  4. MNgoldenbear

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    Dang kids! Get back to work!

    Oh, sorry. Too many years teaching -- just sort of comes out automatically. :D :evil:
     
  5. Justin

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    Yep.
     
  6. psyopspec

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    Politically, I put a few other issues on the same level of importance as 2A. Taxes, foreign policy are things I discuss equally as often and that matter as much to me in voting.

    Socially, I'm a college student so I go out a fair bit. Pool, darts, or bowling and hanging out in bars take up a few spare evenings every week. I don't have cable TV, but I do watch a lot of movies (often while cleaning guns). During the summer months guns take up a lot more of my hobby time and become a much more social activity going to the range with people I know.

    I spend a lot of time on stuff that's gun-related outside of buying/shooting too. During the winter I'll easily spend anywhere from 1-3 hours/day checking the gun boards and researching products online. Helps to have a job that allows free internet use (at least so far...:uhoh: ).
     
  7. Shorts

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    They are now. I use to 4wheel and work on my truck a lot. I have since stopped modifying my truck due to hitting the point where modifying it more wouldn't be worth the work and cost - I'm going overseas so I'll be selling the truck, and what I'd be upgrading my truck with is what I'd be getting if I just ordered a new truck. So, I've decided to order a new truck when the time comes, yet still work with my hands on a smaller scale (guns).

    I also workout quite a bit and that takes some time out of the day.
     
  8. Beach

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    I am a new guy here, seems like a great forum and I intend to hang around.

    Firearms are not the only or most important hobby for me. I am into cars, and FW and SW fish. The cars usually come first.

    I have settled, I think, on a lifetime carry gun. A Glock 27 fits my needs, and I shoot it well. I have a few range toys, but prefer to shoot my carry gun. Better be a good shot with that one. :)
     
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    Reading about guns, researching and reading message boards that deal with guns, collecting and shooting guns are my favorite pastimes.

    Bowling, darts and billiards when the gun ranges get dark.

    Of course all of this comes after the things I have to do to take care of my family.
     
  10. HiTech78

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    I didn't know of any other hobbies/activities.....I'm learning a lot here.
     
  11. seansean

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    for me right now, it's kung-fu(Tiger/Crane)...soon as I get more money together, I'll finish getting my private pilots license. Then women, THEN guns. ;) Then more women...
     
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    What else is there?
     
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    cars....PT....guns....poker
     
  14. SpookyPistolero

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    Yeah, shooting is my first hobby and favorite activity. I spend way too much time on gun boards, etc. and plotting out what I want to do and buy when I actually have 'disposable' income. Living month to month sucks.

    Lately, though I've been spending a lot of time reading and playing chess. If all my friends hadn't moved/bailed I'd be out playing billiards/darts/bowling. Anymore things are pretty solitary around here, my point being I'd rather make my time full of good times with others instead of pleasant times alone.

    I also smoke my pipe more than I should, and pipe smoking is a definitely a hobby unto itself.
     
  15. rick_reno

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    No, I have other hobbies (biking, kayaking, exercise) that take priority. I look at my guns (all 3 of them) as tools more than a hobby activity.
     
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    no, my #1 hobby is motorcycles..:cool: 1998 suzuki bandit 1200s, 2000 kawasaki ninja zx-7r....:neener:
     
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    Being a gun nut is NOT a hobby....

    It's a way of life. :neener:
     
  18. The-Fly

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    lol ! +1 on that

    i am a recent gun nut, got my first gun (ruger 10-22) in march of 05, and now i am up to 7 :D

    AR-15
    AK-47
    Glock 17
    Glock 26 (my carry gun, already got a ccw :evil: )
    S&W 686 6"
    ruger 10-22
    ruger 22-44 mark III


    I have two big hobbies, guns and computers. And i barely have money for one of them, let alone both !
     
  19. IndianaDean

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    Yes and yes.
    Only other steady hobbies are Firefly/Serenity, the Stargate programs, and the 3 seasons of 24 I have on dvd and need to catch up on. Reading books would be the only other hobby.
     
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    Not since I became a knifemaker last February. I went shooting last weekend and hadn't done that since March!
     
  21. Spiggy

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    GASP! *gets back to writing essay*

    Aside the fact I'm a full time student, I also spent a lot of time in airsoft and political bantering with the nazi's at school.

    Oh right, and a lot of sci-fi TV shows too
     
  22. Strings

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    Hmmm... shooting related subjects take up a LOT of my free time, especially in winter. But the priority goes work, wife, BACA, shootin' stuff (reloading, researching, activism, etc)...
     
  23. esheato

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    Yes...almost to the point that it controlled my life. Every moment was spent reading, shooting or talking guns. I seriously put my career, relationships, everything on hold. I did that for 6 years.

    I'm finally to the point where I'm starting to notice other things. Photography is interesting. I also bought new snow skis for this season...I want to be on the mountain at least once a weekend. I'm not so...fanatical about spending all day, every day at the range.

    I never thought I'd say it but there are times when I don't even touch a gun for three days at a time and I'm ok with that now.

    Ed
     
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    Firearms and 2A are pretty much everything to me. It's definitely a way of life.
     
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    Timewise- maybe. I spend a lot of time reading about guns, hanging out in internet message boards, reloading, bullet casting, and shooting.

    Moneywise- it'd be a tossup. I probably spend more money on fishing than shooting, that being said, I do spend a lot on my gun hobby as well.
     
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