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How many buy new guns based solely on a fantasy?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by billybob, Dec 24, 2006.

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Do you ever buy guns based on a fantasy?

  1. Yes.

    41 vote(s)
    57.7%
  2. No. I only buy for specific uses.

    30 vote(s)
    42.3%
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  1. billybob

    billybob Member

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    Be honest. The 1911 supergun that will be used for tin cans but the fantasy is Camp Perry. The .500 S&W for the tiger you will never see. The Luger to carry into North Africa with Rommel. The SAA that you will plink with but the fantasy is wild west.
    ?????????????

    Nothing wrong with it, just curious. I have succumbed in the past.
    :)
     
  2. Chris Rhines

    Chris Rhines Member

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    I have this ongoing fantasy involving me, the USPSA 3-Gun nationals, and a big trophy. Does that count?

    - Chris
     
  3. .38 Special

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    None of the guys you see at THR starting threads about "Best semi-auto for SHTF" etc. will be posting to this thread.

    But they should be. :D
     
  4. CypherNinja

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    LOL!

    I'll admit it. A manga got me into CZ at first. :neener:

    EDIT: Oh yeah, I also played Call of Duty a little too much one day and ended up with a CMP Garand. :D
     
  5. Evil Monkey

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    I've always wanted Agent 47's arsenal from the video game Hitman: Blood Money, but where the hell am I going to find a WA2000?:D :evil:
     
  6. Declaration Day

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    I must admit that I didn't really buy my M1a for deer hunting.

    If Al-Qaeda ever invades my insignificant little town, I suppose it would be a good rifle to have!:neener:
     
  7. dbracin

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    I voted no. Every purchase I make is carefully planned and thought out, to ensure that it meets the needs for which it was purchased. :rolleyes:
    Well, maybe sometimes... lol
     
  8. .38 Special

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    I don't think I'll be alone in admitting I bought my first Model 29 thanks to Dirty Harry.

    <edit> There's also the .416 Rigby that, hey, let's face it, isn't ever going to pointed at an elephant.
     
  9. Tom Servo

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    Lemme guess...Gunsmith Cats? IIRC, Rico carried one in Gunslinger Girl as well.

    Truth be told, I had been kicking around the idea of a SAA wheelgun for awhile, but seeing it put to good use in Kino no Tabi convinced me to get one.
     
  10. SoCalShooter

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    :cool: Nope, zombies, apocalypse, and shooting matches are no fantasies!;)
     
  11. High Planes Drifter

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    Nope. Realistic purposes only. Even reasonably priced firearms arent exactly a drop in the bucket for the average joe. I need to feel that it would serve a purpose, like a tool. After all, thats what a firearm is.
     
  12. Zen21Tao

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    I don't buy BASED on fantasy I buy based on want. But when I see something I want that I know is impracticle I use a "fantasy" as my way of justifying wanting he gun. For example, I didn't buy my S&W 500 because I had some imagined need for it, I bought it simply because I wanted it. But I reasoned that "one never knows when you'll be walking down the street and a bear will jump out at you" as a means to justify my wanting a S&W 500. Similar thinking went into me justifying my purchase of a .450 Marlin as being a good "trunk gun."

    Also, I stay loyal to HK and Sig because (aside from being excellently made firearms) they are the guns of choice for Jack Bauer.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  13. General Geoff

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    I ordered a Five-seveN because a character I ran in a d20 modern roleplaying game used one. I loved that character. Now if only I can get mine enchanted with +1 Holy... :D
     
  14. gbran

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    How about that pocket pistol bought for CCW that you just have to have but pray you'll never need?
     
  15. carterbeauford

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    from the same show:

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  16. Monkeybear

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    I went and bought a Baby Eagle because Spike Speigel uses on on Cowboy Bebop. My buddy bought it from me for the same reason.
     
  17. Roadwild17

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    Not Exactly, but close.

    I believe every gun should fill a specific role:

    Cary handgun
    Full Sized combat handgun

    SBR for CQB (16" AR .223 or sim AK )
    "Rapid Fire" auto loader (24" varmint ar or a auto .308)
    Long range Bolt gun (doubles as larger game gun)

    HD Shotgun
    Hunting Shotgun

    Add to the above

    .22lr rifle and handgun
    backups
    arms for loved ones and friends if that time comes.

    Guns to fill specific roles such as CBAshooting, competition rifle shooting, whatever.

    With all of the above, I think covered from zombies, to an invasion of dove and other game birds, to the gang bangers, to the dear that like to mug our garden.
     
  18. 308win

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    I voted no because all of my guns are purchased for a specific purpose - real or imagined. On the other hand, I have bought many meals, tickets to concerts, movies, etc., flowers and assorted gifts based on mostly fantasies.:(
     
  19. 10-Ring

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    So??? :scrutiny: What if I do :neener: I only really needed the 1st one, the others were just to feed the monster :evil:
     
  20. Werewolf

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    Every single firearm I own has a purpose - either daily carry or punching little holes in paper from a variety of ranges. Most are for the latter...
     
  21. Old Fuff

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    Not exactly, but on the other hand.... :scrutiny:

    Some guns are tools of one kind or another. But others that I have owned could tell stories if they could talk, like an worn but functional Colt 2nd. model Dragoon that had been there and done that - and remained as an object of American history. Those that see guns ONLY as tools miss a lot... ;)
     
  22. RP86

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    Nothing like the classy tea-cup method of holding a weapon by Jack Bauer.

    -Ryan
     
  23. >SHOCK<^>WAVE<

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    absolutely nothing

    Since I own a preban Cobray M-11 and fake suppressor, I must
    say I do (buy guns based solely on a fantasy) considering the M-11
    is good for absolutely nothing.:eek:
     
  24. M110

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    I just know that the big grizzly bear is goin to break into my bedroom, thats why I bought the .480 Alaskan to defend myself :D
     
  25. david_the_greek

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    I dunno if its as much fantasy as it is a compulsive and addictive personality
     
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