Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by marksman13, Jun 8, 2022.
Until then, I am trying to fill any void I can.
Very well said.
This is the best support group I’ve ever belonged to.
Still need to decide on the caliber for the coruna action, buy barrel, bottom metal.... was thinking about 257 Robert's or 280 rem. Had a lot of help with my build from a friend and forum members father, who I also bought the 6.5 barrel from.
There is nothing "new" that really piques my interest either. I like old guns. I like S&W revolvers and old semi autos.
My avatar is the last time I "competed". I shot a turkey shoot at my Legion Post and won a bologna. My buddy who took the pic won the turkey and the turkey breast.
Seriously, though, I have an application around the house but it's not immediately urgent. I haven't actually looked for one, just sort of keeping my eye out for an opportunity. "Puttin' the energy out there," as it were
But I remain a sucker for a good deal on any gun that catches my fancy that I know I can sell again when interest wanes.
I’m going to be retiring this year and have actually reached that point too … thought I had several times before but it was actually just a 6 month to a year hiatus.
Your post sounds exactly like something I would write, especially the “gun money” part.
I used to buy parts kits and old beat up firearms from wherever I could find them, break them down and sell them as individual parts. HKG3, AK, AR parts kits were my bread & butter, I’d sell on GunBroker and any gun show in about 150 miles …
When we got married we didn’t have a lot of money but we lived within our means. I also did things without my wife’s knowledge or permission with my “gun money” … once when our daughter was still crawling I had new carpet installed instead of having it cleaned while she had gone to visit her folks for a week … when we got engaged the ring I got her only had a 1/4 karat diamond and when our daughter was born, she had to have her rings cut off because her fingers had swollen so much. After our daughter was born we took her rings to be re-sized, Larry (the jeweler) said he have it ready in a week. Unbeknownst to her I’d been talking to a Larry and had him re-size the stone with a 1.25 karat diamond … I left it on her desk and when she got home I just told her her it was on her desk … I got a lot of mileage out of that one!
Several times over the years I surprised her with my “gun money” … another time while she was visiting her parents my best friend & I framed, put in the electrical & sheet rock in our unfinished basement.
Every time she was not just surprised, she was thrilled and never questioned my guns or gun money.
I don't know of anything that will improve my IDPA & USPSA scores, not even a $7000 Sand Viper which is reported to be a real working version of the next John Wick movie prop.
I am appalled by the return rate on name brand guns. "Good customer service," my A$$.
I might consider one of the current crop of higher capacity hideout guns, like a Ruger Max 9 vs my present LC9s. But the present gun Just Works, see above.
If I was there when your "pusher" displayed a 38/44 Outdoorsman, you and I would be involved in a quick-draw contest - to see which one of us could "draw" his wallet first.
I still enjoy looking at all the different guns at the gun store, and will sometimes try renting one just for fun at the indoor range... but I have no personal desire to own any more.
I have many wants though if for no other reason than I think they are cool, I would like to reload for them, or as an option for hunting or defense. My wants really mess me up sometimes
I’ve slowed down considerably over the past 2 years due to prices but recently sold three firearms I lost interest in, and made good money. But then dropped it all on a new firearm, and didn’t regret it cause less than a month later that same manufacturer announced a price hike. My storage space, which isn’t paultry, is at max capacity so if something new/different comes in, something old has to come out.
not a collector.
All the money I would normally spend on new guns is going into ammunition.
I'd rather have fewer guns and know that I have more magazines than I will ever need for what I have than to keep chasing the next "latest greatest".
I’ve bought some black powder shooters recently but I’m fully stocked on what I like.
I’ll always be a sucker for a restoration of an old shotgun, lever gun or pistol. Im watching one on an auction site now.
Due to my enjoyment (and the looks/character) of my rifles, handguns recently lost most of their appeal.
I sold most of the handguns to help finance both rifles and a Heap of .308 ammo.
Because my lastest two rifles (PTR-91s) have nice aperture sights and the cool G3 look, no other rifles seem to be on the Horizon.
This could be the first time.
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