Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by marksman13, Jun 8, 2022.
Want and desire, however, are wide open... .
Now you will start buying backup/2nd-string/3rd-string guns.
Or your hobby might take you in a different direction.
You might get into single actions and buy 8-10 of those, for example.
Or get into another caliber and buy 3-4 of those.
You can always buy ammo/accessories.
And you will...
want to get better with them, rather than chasing something new.
I haven’t bought a firearm in…a while. I put an upper together last month, but that doesn’t really count. It’s nice but I haven’t shot it yet. Very light.
I tried to get excited about a lever rifle, but I didn’t.
Mil-surp doesn’t interest me. I’m not a big hunter either.
I have pistols from rimfire to P-32 to a Deagle.
And rifles past that. Maybe too many?
Shotguns as well.
I have a bench to make and a press to install. And primers to use, when I get breathing time…
The lack of free time gives an uneasiness to the little bit I take for myself.
I feel guilty for using components I may not be able to replace now that I’m poor again.
‘Tis a conundrum.
What I want is a range that is more than a rotten picnic table at a dump, or the woods that are too thick to see through.
And time to use it.
Then, maybe, I might think of something nice to use there.
Maybe we could just add a day to the week for those of us who need it…
Zero interest in the latest polystriker or trendy rifle cartridge du jour.
Probably I’ll buy a Wilson 1911 in a year or two to celebrate the kids being in school and me working again full time, but that’s about it.
With that said, I do enjoy getting a chance to shoot other people's guns and hearing about why this feature/caliber/model really turns their crank. Sometimes, I learn that I do need something (usually not an entire gun). Sometimes, I come away very happy with the decisions I have made.
Yessir, especially regarding the "trendy cartridge". Honestly, with ammo manufacturers running at near-capacity, I don't quite understand how they can support all the new calibers/cartridges that seem to be coming down the pike literally every month.
Otherwise, I resemble these remarks:
I don’t really have any grail guns and never really have. I will probably continue to sell one buy one until I’m in the ground.
I also don’t get caught up in “the latest things” so I’m never waiting to pounce on something new.
I do enjoy a good impulse buy on something neat. I know I probably won’t keep it but I like shooting lots of different guns and unloading (hehe) them when they have run their course with me.
But..., do you have a suppressor?
I guess my point in making the original post is that I’m at a place for the first time in my life that I’ve got cash in my pocket and there’s nothing in the gun world that is blowing my skirt up. Kind of an odd feeling for me. Never thought I would ever reach this place.
As an example, I passed over a Smith 27-2 just a few weeks ago. I've had one in the back of my mind for the last decade or so, and they are awfully hard to come by in California, so when I saw exactly the gun I wanted, at a fair price, I was surprised to not really care much. I gave it a thorough going-over, thought about it hard, and then said to myself "I already have a good .357 and don't really need another".
Of course, I was at the shop to pick up a gun I'd just bought, so...
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