Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Bazoo, Apr 27, 2022.
I used to really enjoy going hunting with friends. However, as I have mentioned in the past, I moved to Kansas and there is no real hunting here. Even if there was, the hunting was mostly spending time with friends, and they are not here. The second is that the range here closed, which pretty well ended my target shooting. The next closest place is a dump range that is about forty-five miles away. Even backyard air gun shooting is prohibited. As it stands, my gun safe is locked and I would have to look for the combo. I have one pistol that isn't in it.
It’s something I never would have predicted. I’m increasingly spending more of my disposable income on experiences rather than things, and there really aren’t many experiences you can have with guns besides hunting. One of these days I’m going to attend a shooting school, but just about the time I got serious about it Covid shut them all down.
So to answer the question, I’m a lot less obsessed about guns than I was a decade ago.
That doesn't sound like life has changed, more it has been given up on....
Remember "you don't give up what you love because you get old, you get old because you give up what you love".
Certain types of guns in passionate about, specifically magnum revolvers and big bore lever guns. I own modern designed guns, don't think about them much at all, they're just tools. I spend a good amount of time thinking about , loading, casting and shooting the big bores. I'm just fascinated by the power and recoil of the big stuff. If I had the money you can bet I'd be shooting 700 nitros and 50 bmg, for now I'll settle for 45-70 & 454 casull . I'm a 12 gauge fan too but it's just not the same.
of firearms that I "probably" will never part with but I never say never if the price is right.
Two months ago I bought a '12 Mustang GT convertible with a six speed manual that I'm tinkering with now. I ordered a Borla exhaust system last week and am looking for a supercharger.
I am passionate about my family and to some extent my two loyal dogs although I believe they're more loyal to my wife than me. I'm also fairly passionate about yelling obscenities at the television/radio anytime I see or hear a "woke" progressive regurgitating their garbage.
I like your closet more than her's unless she has guns in them too.
I go through seasons though. I get all fired up about some some type of gun for a while and end up with a bunch of one thing. Most recently that was Ruger No. 1s. I got up to about 20 of them at one point. I think I’m down to about six of them now. I kept the ones that I liked the most and now I’ve found myself buying and trading for lightweight hunting rifles. I’m sure that will change at some point too. In the mean time, I’ve got to go take a look at a Fierce Carbon Rival tomorrow and see if it follows me home.
I when to Anonymous once, left and bought a 6-pack. Told myself, wow, those people got real problems.
You had 20 #1’s RESPECT!
I got 2, 7STW and 45/70 - Looking for a #1 in 12 Gauge
I spent a career as a federal lawman and am fairly handy with a handgun. Time has limited me somewhat.
I'm about as rabid about firearms as I am about Christianity. I have a good collection of books on Christianity and the text of the Bible as well. I am not always in accord with orthodoxy or the orthodoxy of the non-orthodox, but I can defend my interpretations and conclusions with scripture and logic. Much like I do with firearms.
So I'm kind of all over the place but I do like my guns.
I'm becoming that 13 year old kid again with all the dreams and passions but with the money to back it up this time.
Once I graduated from high school and got a job, I became interested in hunting as one of my co-worker's family owned some acreage out in country that they kept an old trailer on. We would go out there on the weekend to do some plinking away at paper targets and assorted cans and plastic bottles that we collected. My friend's dad use to make the rounds of the local pawn shops picking up whatever old rifles and shotguns he could get a good deal on. Two of my favorites were a Remington pump action .22 and a very basic looking Ithaca Model 37 20 gauge pump action shotgun with a plain 26" barrel. We would hike all over the place as there were lots of the clear cut lanes for the underground gas lines that had been put in sometime back.
I had so much fun hunting upland game that it made me want to get my own guns so I didn't have to keep borrowing my friend's guns. I immediately bought myself a Ruger 10/22 and a Remington Model 870 12 gauge with an 18" and later a 28" vent rib barrel. Still have the Ruger but parted ways with the Remington some years ago when I needed the cash. After I turned 21 I became more interested in handguns and some of my earlier acquisitions were a Charter Arms Undercover, a Hawes Deputy Marshall .22LR/.22Magnum Single Action revolver, and a Colt Trooper Mk.III .357 Magnum with a 4" barrel. It would still be awhile before I discovered semi-autos but when I did, I went all out, pretty much forsaking revolvers for a long time (well I did dally on occasion with S&W J and K frames and Ruger Six Series Series revolvers during this time too)! But for the most part it was older Colt Governments (when you could find them), Combat Commanders, an HK P7 and P9S, a Browning Hi-Power and BDA 45, a SIG P226, countless Beretta Jetfires, a Model 90 Roma, and a greatly treasured Model 70S.
So I guess guns are a bit of a passion for me. I really do enjoy having them, as well as going shooting with family and friends, adding to the experiences and memories I have of good times spent with them over the years.
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