Do you admire your guns while watching TV ?

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  1. doubleh

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    I'll go you one better. I grew up in Texas and my parents never had a TV until I was grown up and out on my own. I never watched TV until after I was married and we bought a small TV. I think it had a 14" screen and we could get two stations. Of course TV was B&W back in those dark ages. How things have changed yet with all the content available today most of it is still junk.

    No, I do not admire guns while killing time during commercials. I HAVE been known to keep a book in my lap and read during a commercial. In fact it is something I do frequently because of the number and length of today's commercials.
     
  2. Night Rider

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    Because there are things to learn on gun forums.

    I carried a gun as part of my job for most of my adult life. After a while it got to be a bit of a pain in the ass. If a gun of mine isn't on my hip or in my hand I don't give it a thought.
     
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  3. Ethan Verity

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    Not particularly, however I do admire the guns in movies. Whenever I see a gun in a movie that I also own in real life, I proudly declare that to my wife... who can care less anyway. Lol
     
  4. tark

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    I have to admit... If "Saving Private Ryan" is on the tube...I pull out the M-1 and the K-98. If "The Pacific" is on a type 99 Arisaka takes the place of the Mauser.

    I think I need help... :uhoh:
     
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    Yes, most evenings. My DA shooting sux so I'm working on this via dry-firing. Currently the M610 and RAP are right here next to me to admire and dry-fire as I watch Rockford Files on antenna TV.
     
  6. Obturation

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    Ok, I'll join in.

    I stopped paying for cable years ago, I stick to Netflix, hulu,Amazon, YouTube and one other that'll remain nameless (for the kids). Not much commercials. I do like to have a SAA close at hand to watch westerns. My wife and I trade off every other night for who has control of the tv, when it's my turn we watch westerns (much to her dismay) . If I'm really excited about a certain movie I'll grab a (unloaded) single action revolver to point and click at the bad guys . My wife thinks it's totally moronic so I'll usually ask if she'd like one too, she has never accepted .

    That's about as far as I go with this but I have been doing that for years. I was into quickdraw in my early 20s and still have some of the "stuff". If I'm in rare form I may put it on and demonstrate my amazing skills, she's still not impressed.

    A lot of folks take this life too seriously , like they were never a kid. I'm still a kid at heart and I act like it. I've never admired a glock but you can bet I've sat staring into a glossy blue finish for longer than I'd care to admit. Guns are beautiful in their design and function, something a lot of hi-point owners may never understand :rofl:
     
  7. THEWELSHM

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    I clean guns while watching random tv shows, and obviously commercials, living in FL, you have to keep up with care due to humidity..but I stopped sleeping with them..:)

    Just kidding about the sleeping

    Thewelshm
     
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  8. JmacD

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    I don’t have one… books on the other hand… and there is usually at least one either in sight or easy reach when I’m in my chair. “Watching” the fire in the fireplace and reading. Or playing princess… or ice cream parlor… or garden… (it keeps you young being a daddy of a 3 year old daughter)
     
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  9. Mosin77

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    When I was a kid I had the idea to work on my target acquisition and steadiness (or something like that) while watching TV with my BB gun. I would aim at the Japanese soldiers in the war movie we were watching, and dry fire. This was all well and good until my first (and thus far only) negligent discharge, at the age of 8. My aim was true, my mother was irate, and that television bore a dark spot where my BB had chipped the glass, in precisely the location of a Japanese soldier’s helmet in one scene of The Sands of Iwo Jima, forever after. I didn’t get the gun back for a long time.


    I spend a lot of time pulling my guns out and just looking at them, but it’s mostly when I happen to be passing through the room where they’re stored. My wife wonders why it always takes me so long to bring the laundry down!
     
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  10. Bazoo

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    No different than a car guy setting in his car, or going to the garage with nothing to tinker on.
     
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  11. Walkalong

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    Not for decades
     
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    My wife be like, "What the....?"
     
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    Watching James Bond with my Walther PPK/s and a laser snap cap. Bad guys don't have a chance. PEW PEW PEW
     
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    Watched "The Wild Bunch" this week past...HAD TO have my 1911 at hand (bullets in the other room!).
     
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    I love pulling out my type 99 and watching a good war movie. I wish my 99 could talk.
     
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    I love how Bond could do a spin move and hip shot a guy from 200 yard with a .380 - Hems Good!
     
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    No.
     
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    No, but there is one on the coffee table when I watch TV
     
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    Bazoo writes:

    I am into cars (trucks and 4x4s, more so, but cars too.), and have spent time on related forums, but that is funny.

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    I do that sometimes, too. It's usually one I've never loaded or shot. Lately, it's been my recently-acquired Taylor's Smoke Wagon 1873 when watching westerns.
     
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    No, But sometimes I will open the doors on both gun cabinets, turn on the lights, pull up a chair and sit there looking. Sometimes pull a couple out to check over, maybe move that ammo over there and this ammo over here. A good way to relax. No tv needed.
     
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    I might pull out a gun to just look at it, but it's got nothing to do with TV or commercials. More likely it's to remind me of something about that gun: some functional or operational characteristic I want to review, some mod I want to do to it, some accessory I want to get for it, when do I want to shoot it next, does it need a quick wipe with a rag, etc etc ....
     
  22. bigmike45

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    One of the reasons I don't admire them in the house, and we all have probably heard one of these stories, but a guy I know, who was really into the western style quick draw, used to practice it while watching the old westerns on tv. Once he forgot to unload his gun and when he drew and fired, a 45colt round went through his extremely expensive plasma tv, through the wall behind it and through the tv in his bedroom, across the room and shatering his wife's antique full length mirror as well. Well this also triggered a visit from the local police, neighbors and when his wife got home, some frying pan to the head therapy.
     
  23. citizenconn

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    I don't know about admiring them, but I build a lot of ARs and often spend time cycling the bolts and charging handles a few hundred times to smooth them out as I'm watching movies or youtube videos. Haven't had cable TV in over 25 years.
     
  24. doubleh

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    Try being the great grand daddy of an almost 3 year old if you think it's tough now. I'm thankful we wear out at about the same time. She takes a nap and I collapse in my recliner. If I'm still mobile next summer she will be introduced to shooting. Got a cut down Daisy Buck BB gun that has been the starter for kids, grandkids and four older than her great grandkids just waiting. She needs to gain a little more size though as she small.

    The great thing about the third and fourth generations is you can spoil them rotten and then send them home for their parents to deal with instead of having to put with them constantly. :evil:
     
  25. md7

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    It’s not unusual for me to dry fire a newly acquired pistol while the tv or radio is on/playing. But other than that, no, I generally don’t admire them while watching tv.
     
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