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Dear Abby:

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Tamara, Sep 18, 2003.

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  1. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

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    Some recent threads have got me wondering; am I a gun snob? I mean, my most expensive gun is a pistol with a suggested retail north of $2k, but my least expensive gun is a milsurp rifle whose Blue Book value can fluctuate by as much as 15% depending on how many rounds are in the magazine. I really love them both. Whatever am I to do?

    Signed,

    Confused in K-town
     
  2. CAP

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    You're not a snob. Just selective, and willing to pay for quality tools.
     
  3. QuickDraw

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    Dear Confused in K-Town,
    No not at all!
    You quite obviously celebrate "gun diversity".
    Cheap or expensive.
    My advice: go buy yourself another gun!

    Abbey
     
  4. justashooter

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    get another gun.
     
  5. Wild Bill

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    Dear Confused in K-town,

    Worry not.

    If you can still ask the question, and you have the cognitive ability to question your attitudes, then you are indeed not a gun snob.

    True gun snobs eschew even the thought that they could be anything but!

    Abby
    ;)
     
  6. Snowdog

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    As long as you can still see the value of inexpensive milsurp rifles and handguns, you're still kosher.
     
  7. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

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    Take two primers and call me in the morning.

    Dr. Arby
     
  8. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    Dear Confused:

    I think you need to speak to your range officer about this problem.
     
  9. Braz

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    :)

    Tamera, I wouldn't ever call ya a snob. And not just because you're so well armed. ;) I have always loved your posts about your great collection. I never get the feeling you're bragging, more like sharing with like minded buds. That last Texas six-shooter wasn't a safe queen, but another unusual piece, meant to be shot and enjoyed. Have fun, keep safe.
     
  10. Preacherman

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    Dear Confused,

    I'm sensitive to your feelings on so difficult a subject. After all, in these modern times, a girl can't be seen to be affectatious about so fundamental a matter! What would the neighbors think?

    I suggest that you look at accessorizing your collection, so as to balance the value issues. For example, that cheap milsurp rifle would probably look absolutely divine wrapped in pink tulle, with highlights in gold lamé, and fastened with genuine butterfly-wing clasps from the Amazon. You could also add a magazine of genuine Third-World-sourced bullets (think of the trade imbalance!), each lovingly hand-polished and etched in faux gold by orphans on the streets of Monrovia. Why, the emotional impact alone should substantially enhance the value of this rifle!

    You could also downgrade the appearance of that frightfully expensive pistol, so as to make it appear more plebeian (you are a pleb, aren't you, dear?). I suggest wrapping it in an old tea-towel (well stained from use, of course), with a smidgin of dirt here and there to heighten its poverty-stricken appearance. You could add an empty magazine, suggesting that you can't afford bullets for it. By doing this, you would be enhancing your social consciousness, as well as sending a message to the average inner-city gangster that you truly understand his socio-economic plight, and wouldn't dream of doing something so nasty as shoot him.

    I do so hope that my suggestions have helped you in this dilemma...

    Yours sincerely,

    Abby
     
  11. jsalcedo

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    I think Dear Abby is as rabidly anti-gun as her sister Ann Landers.

    Lets see what she has to say:

    "Dear Confused, You are a gun nut. turn them all in It's for the children"



    Seriously, anything is fair game, my most expensive gun is worth about
    10 of my milsurps.

    Just go buy a Davis, Lorcin, Highpoint or jennings (nickel plated) and keep it in your range bag so you can prove you are not a gun snob.
     
  12. twoblink

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    Dear Confused..

    Snobs collect only certain brands, or items from a certain price range. As your collection is diverse, you are not a snob..

    But of course to prove you are not a snob, you really need one of every single gun ever made, that way, it will reconfirm you are not a snob..

    Now if you ONLY owned a 50Cal BMG.. that'd make you a snob...
     
  13. SodaPop

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    No.

    If you had only been shooting guns for a couple years, I would say you were. I think gun snobs are people that buy a Les Baur-AR or Kimber 1911, as first guns, and look down on everyone else; especially if they don't know how to shoot (i'm sure your as skilled with your shooting as you are with your knowledge of firearms).

    You're just being exotic and practical.
     
  14. Bruce H

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    Dear Confused;

    Most everybody has fine china or as least special plates. Your situation is no different. Some of the good stuff and lots of the things used everyday. Absolutely normal and not a slob in any respect.
     
  15. Matt G

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    Dear Confused:

    You DO sound like a gun snob! To compensate for the problem, send your Mateba to another Moderator. (Preferably a tall, handsome LEO from N. TX...)

    --Best Regards, Abby
     
  16. TheMotivationalSpeaker

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    If you think anything under $200.00 dollars is "junk", you're a gun snob!

    Sincerely,

    A Rossi owner!


    :D
     
  17. bukijin

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    You're only a gun snob if you don't shoot with them.
     
  18. NIGHTWATCH

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    Dear Confused...

    There is tyranny in everything human. So SHINE BABY! ;)
     
  19. sm

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    Dear Confused,
    NOPE
    You share your collection with others to educate and enlighten. Snobs don't do this. Snobs don't clean 1911's in a sink with soap and water, have hair by "glock ball caps", and for sure don't have your vast knowledge...and not just on firearms.

    Arby.

    PS...The Dear Abby is good, now when are you gonna do a puzzle? I rarely read Dear Abby...puzzles- yes! I like the quick and easy type.
     
  20. TheeBadOne

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    You are only a gun snob if you look down on other's guns. :cool:
     
  21. BluesBear

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    Dear Confused,

    From all that I can tell you are probably one of the least snobbish people I have ever known.

    I try not to deal in absolutes such as all or never but your posts are always a pleasure to see.

    You are just one of the many people who make this place worth visiting day after day.
     
  22. TonyB

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    Dear Confused,
    "you are what you are,you ain't what you ain't"----signed........Dear Abbey---------John Prine
     
  23. Augustwest

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    Snob, yes - but a snob not to be messed with...
     
  24. Dain Bramage

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    Dear Confused,

    Wake up and smell the coffee!

    You are who you are, and gosh darnit, that's good enough.

    Keep the mix of quality milsurp, middle, and high end, and you will lead a balanced life.

    Beat me with a limp noodle! (I just like saying that)

    Gabby,

    (I'm either the dead one, or the one with Alzheimer's - I can't remember)
     
  25. Futo Inu

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    Yes, you're a gun snob, because those "cheap" milsurps would cost a small fortune to manufacture today, and you're obviously too good for the common man's (woman's) guns, the Jennings and Lorcins. :)
     
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