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Does it ever stop?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by crawdaddy, Jun 27, 2009.

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  1. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Member

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    I've always had a thing for guns. Rifles, shotguns, revolvers, semi-autos, doesn't matter. I'll make a new purchase and before I put a box of ammo through, I'm already thinking about my next purchase. I don't feel like I can learn, shoot or own enough. I'm only 27, do you grow out of this or is it a sickness that stays with you forever? I don't know anybody that feels the same as I do. Sometimes I feel like a freak.
     
  2. kargo27

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    LOL, welcome to the disease!
     
  3. jnyork

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    I'm 68 and can assure you there is not end to it, it is incurable. Just lay back and enjoy it!!:D:D
     
  4. BP Hunter

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    Oh, man, I feel you! I bought 4 handguns and a shotgun in just 2 months. I am going to a local gunshow today. I promised myself not to buy anymore guns till I get rid of some debt. But I don't know. My justification is that these "toys" are investments. And I truly beleive that they are.
     
  5. longhorngunman

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    Nope, sometimes I feel like being a crack addict would be a cheaper habit! Best I can tell you is to become good with the guns you already have before jumping off into something else. It'll save you some money down the road.
     
  6. danprkr

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    I have moderated, but I went through that phase. Now, I just want one of everything instead of 4. :D
     
  7. SaxonPig

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    I think most folks reach a point where you have just about what you need, most of what you want, and everything you can reasonably expect to own.

    I just got back from two hours walking the aisles of a gun show where I didn't see a blessed thing I don't already have or have any desire to get.
     
  8. onlymeself

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    It's a disease? Oh yea, I knew that I'm just in denial. Hubby said the other night "I can't think of any more guns I really want." I said, "I can." Of course he's forgeting that he said he wanted to get a .357 revolver. And I'm thinking my next handgun will be a 1911 .45 acp. Cuz I don't have one yet. Also wanting a sub compact 9mm. Still wanting a couple more shotguns. And there's the fact that the boys don't have EBR's yet and won't leave ours alone.
    Maybe therapy will help.
    "Hi, my name is Only, and I'm a gun addict."
     
  9. Spot

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    Yeah, and you only want... how many did you say, how many more?:what::D
     
  10. happygeek

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    Luckily my interest in guns [so far] only extends to military ones. My first was a 1911, though not milspec; it's a Sig GSR with a 4.25 inch barrel I use for target shooting and conceal carry. The second one I bought is a Berretta 92 FS. Then I got myself a Springfield National Match M1A and got the wife an AR chambered in 22 LR.

    But now I want a Sig 556, and a nice Leopord scope for the M1A. And of course if I got a Sig 556 I'd need an Aimpoint with a 3x mag sight. The thing that sucks is I'm also itching to buy components to put together a new gaming desktop and that'll run me around $1,500. So now I'm at the sucky point of deciding if I want to do the Sig 556, the M1A scope, or the desktop first :(

    I tell myself that if I had all three I'd be content, for awhile. I'm starting to develop a desire to have a M1 Garand, oh and maybe that 45 ACP revolver that saw limited use in WWII ...
     
  11. mercedesrules

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    With me, it has ebbed and flowed, but only because there are numerous other expensive, time-gobbling hobbies and temptations. So I will do guns for a while and then remember that there is some :cuss: book, CD, DVD, watch, pen, guitar, bass, keyboard, drum, amp, radio, motorcycle, sword or knife I don't have. :uhoh:

    Ebb and flow period: 1964-present (adulthood).
     
  12. Rembrandt

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    There is one cure......become a felon.
     
  13. Spot

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    but that really doesn't stop the addict from saying...

    but I want it:D:D
     
  14. onlymeself

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    Hey, there was a guy, on here, that said (in another thread) .... "If all your guns fit in one pic you don't have enough." I'm taking that advice. I don't have enough. LOL
    Therapy doesn't work for everyone. :neener:
     
  15. akodo

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    Crawdaddy writes

    There are MANY hobbies like this. It is called 'collecting'. The stamp collecter fresh off of a new purchase still wants more more more! Same with the coin collector or beanie baby collector.

    Just like all these collectors, you must learn to temper your behavior, to show restraint. Create an actual gun budget, an account where you deposit money every paycheck for purchasing new firearms and accessories (not including ammo, cleaning components, or range fees!) Then you can enjoy a new purchase while daydreaming about what you will get next.

    Second, go take a serious shooting class. Take a look at motorcycle guys or car guys. Yes, they may want MORE MORE MORE just like collectors, but they also get a TON of enjoyment out of being out driving/riding their possessions. Unfortunately many gun owners are like car drivers who are still on their learners permit, people afraid to get out on the road and really rip it up. Spend some serious money in place of a gun purchase or two and get some serious training. It will shift your goals, open your eyes, inform you, and open new doors.

    Mainly, I think it will change you from wanting EVERYTHING to wanting a lot more specific things, as you will now know what works best for YOU. You will still generally want more than you can afford in a lifetime, but every new aquasition will be a lot more fundimental to your personal bodybuild and shooting style and personal defense/hunting ideas, so the new aquisition will mean a lot more to you.
     
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    I'm with BP Hunter, They are investments! And there is truth to that...the AK's and other semi-auto's I bought over the last few years have done much better than my other investments. But I really do need to shoot more often...my last (4) rifles purchases were a Saiga 7.62x39, a CZ 527 .22 Hornet, a Saiga 12 and a Remington stainless .257 Weatherby. I have not shot any of these yet.

    And "yes" crawdaddy...once the acquisition is made my mind starts to wander. When your wife asks you why you need so many guns all you have to ask her is "why do you need so many shoes"?
     
  17. Extremely Pro Gun

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    Im 24 and I dont want to ever stop, guns are a good investment if you pick the right ones they hold their value very well!!!
     
  18. chris in va

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    There's different levels of gun ownership. Just be careful your finances don't get depleted due to the 'obsession'. Ammo and guns are very expensive.

    I think it's safe to say the guys that have been shooting a while see the value in a good 22 pistol and rifle.
     
  19. danprkr

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    Not sure I agree with everything said in the post that quote came from, but I do agree that guns are power. Although I would use the word Freedom. If I am armed I may be able to be made dead, but I can't be forced to do anything else against my will.
     
  20. Phydeaux642

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    It has finally ended for me. I was part of the "Gun of the Month" club for awhile. The craziness after the election let me step back and take another look at things and I realized that I didn't need one of everything. I have been able to save some money and I have regained my senses. I still look for good deals on used S&W revolvers, but those are few and far between.
     
  21. welldoya

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    I thought I had everything I needed or wanted. I haven't bought a gun in almost a year. Went to a gunshow today and saw two that I would really like to have - a Sig P238 and a Colt M4 .22 LR.
    BUT, I am not going to buy them until I sell a couple of others.
    Over the years your wants will change.
     
  22. DAVIDSDIVAD

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    lol, it takes a lot for me to buy a new gun.
     
  23. 2RCO

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    30 Here I buy way too many guns and I always need "Just one More." Luckily unlike other addictive habits guns still retain some sort of value and in recent times gain value. I know folks that gamble, do drugs etc.. If I have to have an addiction--and believe me I do---I'd rather it be guns than anything else. I figure if all else fails I'll sell them all before I croak and give the money to my daughter so she can spend it on whatever she's interested in. She's 2 1/2 so maybe she'll grow up to be a shooter and want to keep them who knows, hopefully I've got 50 to 60 years to figure it out.
     
  24. DammitBoy

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    I'm gonna slow down after this year... :uhoh:
     
  25. ConstitutionCowboy

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    I'm 63 and just starting to really get rolling. Been at it seriously for 15 years. My wife has been at it for nearly 40 years. Once bit as they say...

    Woody
     
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