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Guns are addicting!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by desert gator, Mar 30, 2009.

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  1. desert gator

    desert gator Member

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    Two weeks ago I just bought my first gun. I got a walther pps 9mm. Well you guys are right, I am going in tomorrow to buy a walther P99 QA .40. I just cant resist and with my tax refund here I dont have the will power not to, buying guns is addictive!
     
  2. ScareyH22A

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    Just wondering, mainly because I don't know anything about Walther P99, what made you decide on getting that next? And yes, as a new gun owner in early march, now with 3 firearms, guns ARE addicting. =)
     
  3. Brutz

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    guns are my heroin :evil:
     
  4. desert gator

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    I like the way that it fits in my hand and the way that the trigger pull feels. I also like the size, not to big or to small.
     
  5. JWF III

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    I don't think that you'll have a hard time convincing anyone here on THR of that fact.

    I always find myself one short of topping off my collection. "I just need one more and I'm done". That usually doesn't last too long.

    Wyman
     
  6. Oro

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    I've got 30 or so guns, and a classic Walther PP is not among them. My bad. I have wanted one for ages since I was a kid and my uncle had one in the 70's I admired. You have started in a good place. Welcome to the fun! And it sounds like you've started well.
     
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    Just picked up a WWII Walther P-38 - fun shooter - those guys know how to make a gun!!
     
  8. patrick526

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    Sure did! i purchased my first gun as Walther P22, the next 2 days I went to purchase the Walther PPS 9mm. Then after 2 days again, I went and purchase an H&K P30. Now am thinking of getting a GSG-5PK. Geeezzz, when will this stop? :(
     
  9. 10-Ring

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    Bu wah hah hah hah ha -- it's working!!!!
     
  10. N.WoodsGuy

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    Yes they are............

    There is actually a name for it too............

    "GAS"...........or..........."Gun Acquisition Syndrome" :evil::D
     
  11. Clifford

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    I quit rockcrawling to support my gun habit. I think that heroin would be a cheaper habit!
     
  12. SsevenN

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    That's it for me too.

    You know what? It's YOU PEOPLE who drive my habbit.

    Every time I'm reading this site someone brings up a new/cool/unique gun/calibre, and I think, "Okay, I'll get it, but after that I'm DONE."

    Who am I kidding:rolleyes:
     
  13. desert gator

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    Ok I ended up not buying the gun toaday because as I laid in bed last night I started to really debate the QA model, or the AS model.

    The pro of the QA model is the same trigger pull each and every time.
    The con of the QA is when you decock it you have to rack the slide about 1/4" to recock it.

    The pro of the AS is when decocked it can be recocked by a simple double action trigger pull which seems faster and easier for self defence.
    The con is Im not a fan of having 2 different trigger pulls.
     
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    Guns are addicting especially when you are buying Walthers.
    As far as the QA vs. AS trigger systems, the decocker on the QA is for disassembly only. You press the decocker so you don't have to pull the trigger like a Glock. Otherwise you never need to use the decocker.
     
  15. Cannonball888

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    I promised myself I would stop once my gun rack in the cabinet was full. Well, that didn't work as my brain concocted a devious plan to find more room after the rack was filled. I started hanging guns on the side walls, suspended them from the inside top on hooks, mounted them to the inside of the doors, etc., etc.
     
  16. ScareyH22A

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    Remember me? From post #2? I got another one today during lunch. =(
     
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    Just remember that in times like these, I would avoid anything you can't find ammo for.
    Buy ammo first, gun second. I would love to get a tiny 380, but the horror stories I am hearing about ammo have thwarted it.

    Oh yeah... guns are certainly addictive. Lately, I am tweaking out on .22's


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  18. desert gator

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    scarey what did you get? Maybe it is a good thing I waited because now Im thinking hmm...what about a HK USP .40 compact? OH the choices and the tax return burning a whole in my pocket!
     
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    I went from none to 5 handguns, 3 shotguns and a rifle in less than 4 months.
     
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    two pistols in a month for me. 92fs and p239
     
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    just wait till you get hooked on holsters, thats proven to be as addictive for me!
     
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    agreed...
     
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    and he's not even onto revolvers, shotguns and rifles yet! :neener: :evil:
     
  24. Hawaiian

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    Your are right, they are. I was a knife collector for many years. After getting in to guns, I got hooked on them. I have not added many knives to the collection in recent years, most all of the exrta $ is spent on guns and more recently, ammo.
     
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    I have more guns that I need, but far less than I want. I have a healthy collection, but there are always 4 or 5 new "needs" rattling around in my brain waiting for a full wallet and a lack of willpower.
     
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