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I want to spout off.. Guns are like boats

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Clark, Feb 5, 2013.

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  1. Clark

    Clark Member

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    When I am transporting, storing, or paying for them, I want them to be smaller.
    But when I am using them, I want them to be bigger.

    Some guns I like to shoot:
    1911 Colt
    Colt New Service revolver
    Colt SAA
    Beretta 92
    12 pound rifles with 40X scopes.

    Guns I like to carry:
    Kel-tec pistols
    8.9 pound 270 including 2x7 scope, bipod, sling, rear bag, and ammo.

    Boats I like to be in:
    Great big fast boats with a head and radar

    Boats I like to transports, store, and pay for
    a row boat.
     
  2. barnbwt

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    Guns are nothing like boats:

    -The saddest day in gun ownership is buying and selling them
    -Boats float
    -Using guns is more fun than owning them

    ...uhh...that's all I got.

    Both can be used for fishing :D

    Okay, now I'm done

    TCB
     
  3. ApacheCoTodd

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    Not where I though you were going...

    ...holes in the safe/at the range that you throw money into.
     
  4. Sam Cade

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    I had a guy start telling me about his sailboat the other day.

    As my eyes started to glaze over I thought to myself, "This is what I sound like to non-gunny people."
     
  5. rbernard

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    Something about Bust Out Another Thousand comes to mind...

    How about, Got Unuff? Never!
     
  6. beatledog7

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    I don't own a boat, but I've taken one to test depth.

    I own guns, but I've never taken one to test pressure.
     
  7. FROGO207

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    I have owned among other toys, several boats in the past. Notice past. If you want to spend money buy a 46 foot 1922 Chris Craft with a Lycoming V12 aircraft engine and dual 200 gallon saddle tanks.:D Yearly haul out and painting/varnish job cost as much as what is in one of my 24 gun safes with ease. Unless you are talking a fully functional Sherman or a P38 with armament then firearms collecting is a relatively inexpensive hobby---even if you collect class III stuff. Try maintaining a single prop Lake amphibian for example. To my way of thinking the firearms do not require a yearly PM and do not fall out of the sky or sink if they are left unused/neglected for a year or 10. Plus there is lots less insurance involved as well. Just my .02 from experience with expensive toys. YMMV :D
     
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  8. TarDevil

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    I have both... the one I can lift over my head and carry to the water gets used regularly. The powerboat has hasn't been in water in ages. It'll go to other hands within a month, and construction will begin on another "lift-over-the-head" immediately.

    My question... is it justifiable self defense to let a few round go in the hulls of those butt-wipes that think it's fun to swamp the old guy in his little wooden boat?
     
  9. Buck Kramer

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    I was thinking you were referring to the bottomless money pit they create...but I love them just the same :)
     
  10. HoosierQ

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    The two greatest days in a man's life:

    1. The day he buys a boat.
    2. The day he sells that boat.

    Guns don't pass that test. Maybe #1, never number #2.

    1. A safe-queen doesn't cost you any money...yet you still can enjoy it (think fondle).
    2. A marina-queen costs you a whole heck of a lot of money...and you're not enjoying it by definition.

    So I refute the hypothesis that guns are like boats.
     
  11. Sam Cade

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    Depends.

    I think you are required to fire a shot across their bow first.





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  12. Clark

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    I was at a gun show 10 years ago trying to sell a carry in 1903 Turkish Mauser For $55.
    I was old, gray haired, unshaved, dressed like I was homeless, and had a bank envelope in my pocket full of $100 dollar bills.

    Some other old man that looked as bad as me or worse, dickered and dickered me until we settled on $50.
    And then he pulled out his money, a bank envelope full of $100s.

    I think I bought a break action 12 ga for $20 before I left.
     
  13. TarDevil

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    Punt gun, eh? Haven't seen one in years.
     
  14. ridgerunner1965

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    guns are like boats in a certain respect. i use my gun to git sum nice deer meat. which i love. i use my boat to get some nice crappie, white bass and catfish meat.so its all about the meat for me.
     
  15. The Mayor

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    A boat is a tool

    I live on an island, a boat is a tool and my guns are stainless.
     
  16. Prophet

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    I want to live somewhere I can pull my kayak down the hill from my shed, put it on a large body of water, toss a .410 and my trapping/snaring supplies in it, hop in and spend the entire day paddling around taking my limit in small game and checking traps/snares along the water's edge. Paradise.

    ...sorry, was I daydreaming again?
     
  17. c.latrans

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    Boats are worse. Boats are worse than anything. I just ordered a new one. God, I am stupid. Boats suck.
     
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    Umm, They both get lost at sea in tragic boating accidents?
     
  19. gym

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    I hate Boats and love Guns, so they can't be similar, plus all of my friends have boats and I don't even go on theirs. On the other hand they don't shoot. So I don't see any paralell. I can work on a gun in my Kitchen and shoot it for under 50 dollars, my friends need 3-500 for the day, just to go speeding around, until something breaks. If my gun get's me annoyed I can easily sell it not lose much if anything and get a new one.Try that with a boat, plus a safe to keep your boat in, is is a lot more money
     
  20. ColtPythonElite

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    I must be one of the lucky boat guys. Mine is nearly 30 years old and still runs like new...A gunsmith occasionally gets my money. A boat mechanic has hardly ever.
     
  21. RetiredUSNChief

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    Amen, brother!

    Take her deep, and take her down
    Where no other human being can be found
    Below the surface where it's dark and green
    Down to the sea in a big black submarine

    Left the wife and the kids behind
    Most other people say I've lost my mind
    Can't see the sun and I can't see the sky
    But it's my life and I don't know why

    Take Her Deep, Tommy Cox
     
  22. Blakenzy

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    Boats + guns= thwarting confiscation by means of catastrophic accident
     
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