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I'm buying too many guns...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Daniel T, Sep 25, 2003.

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  1. Daniel T

    Daniel T Member

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    ...and neglecting other firearms essentials. Like magazines and ammo. :D

    Seriously, once I get a nice little sum of cash, I turn around and spend it on a new gun instead of buying necessary accessories. I can't help it. I want to buy a half dozen Wilson mags for my 1911s and a few 30 rounders for my Mini-14. Or maybe get enough cases for all of my rifles. I'd love to buy reloading equipment. But I can't. Because I always buy a new gun instead.

    Even when I get a spare $100, I'm looking at a 91/30 or M44. Or maybe a save a bit more and getting one of those sweet little Bersa .380s or a K98 or K-31 (in fact, I'm buying a K-31 tomorrow). Handgun, rifle, new, surplus, doesn't matter.

    I hope I'm not the only one with this problem, because otherwise the support group is gonna be really small. :)
     
  2. Obiwan

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    Just consider us your merry band of enablers!
     
  3. Brian Dale

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    Ack!

    Fer the love o'Mike, don't scare us like that! First thought was "OMG - Chuck Schumer's minions are attacking one of our Members with evil mind-rays! Sound the Alarm!" I'd almost suggest changing your thread title to "I'm not buying enough Gear" for the health and safety of the Membership- but you sure got me to read your post. :D
    RIiiiiiiiiight. As if. :evil:
     
  4. DorGunR

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    I'm buying too many guns...

    Awwwww, man...........ain't no such thang.:D
     
  5. 10-Ring

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    You're welcome :D :cool:
     
  6. AJ Dual

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    Me too...

    I have the exact same disease.

    Instead of mags, bulk ammo, a reloading setup, cleaning gear, safe upgrades, or optics for guns I allready own, whenever I get some cash, I'm off adding another gun I can barely afford to use.

    I suppose I could consider myself "lucky" that, I haven't had any extra funds to add even an inexpensive C&R over the past year.

    Although, the latest involuntary gun buying hiatus has made me actually re-focus my desires more twoards supplies, at least mentally. We'll see if it translates once I have some cash again. :D
     
  7. Daniel T

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    Ha! I blame all of you! Especially all you guys that were on TFL too! And the ones that post such amazing, totally irresistable pictures!

    Otherwise I never would have known about most of the guns I ended up buying. :D
     
  8. Captain Scarlet

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    we have all been through this buying too many guns "phase" usually when
    a person starts out they try to build a collection.

    a few handguns
    a few rifles
    a shotgun
    a few surplus bolt action rifles

    When I started, I use to go to every gunshow!

    later you start to reach your "plateau" then you start trading or selling
    a few and keep your favorite guns.:cool:
     
  9. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    I think the more websites you join, the more guns you'll buy. The internet is a dangerous thing to the wallet.
     
  10. tomkatz

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    I tend to do the same thing, but awhile back I traded a mac 90 I didn't need to a friend for a bunch of mags for my ak guns and a bunch of ammo for various guns I own, so that got me a little more on track. Now I am trying to accessorize a little at a time, that seems to make it easier instead of a huge cash outlay all at once. Anyway count me in the support group :rolleyes: .....tom
     
  11. jsalcedo

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    I have the same problem except that when I'm done buying guns there is usually change left over that is not enough to buy another gun but is enough to buy a couple boxes of ammo, dies, powder, mags etc..

    Then the process repeats.
     
  12. repsychler

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    I've been thinking the same thing lately. I'm fairly happy with the current collection, other than needing (wanting :) ) an AR-15, a 1911, a Garand...

    But I have been thinking lately that I may need to focus some of my monetary resources towards accessories and improvements for existing inventory.
     
  13. manwithoutahome

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    Here are some questions to know if you really do have a "disease":

    1. Do you feel guilty when you buy guns?

    2. Do others say anything to you about how you buy guns?

    3. Is buying guns hurting your career, your family?

    4. Do you hide guns and go and take a peek during the day?

    5. Does your buying guns make it harder to go to work in the mornings?

    6. When someone asks you go out, would you rather stay home and buy guns?

    If you answer YES to two or more of these questions, then you are a gunaholic and the only cure is to give all your money to me to hold (even though I got 6 out of 6 :evil: )

    M

    My answers:

    1. I feel guilty cause I can usually only afford one :D

    2. Others tell me that I should have gotten the other one but good choice

    3. Hurting my career because I'm always asking for raises so I can buy more guns. Hurting my family because I ask for money only at BD and Christmas so I can buy more guns :D

    4. I always "peek" at my guns... make sure they're clean and happy :D

    5. Harder to go to work because I want to stay home and go shooting with any "new" gun that I just got.

    6. Everyone asks me at the wrong time to go somewhere, I'm usually looking at Aim, Sarco or SOG deciding which one has the best deal on the gun that I really don't need but just have to have.
     
  14. LiquidTension

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    I also have the same problem. I need a boatload of accessories for my guns (slings, grips, sights, mags) but instead I bought a Sig 226 earlier this week! I couldn't help it, it was $330 with 2 15rd mags.

    It's kinda like crack - you go for a while and then you NEED a fix. You never see a crackhead springing for a new crack pipe, just more crack.
     
  15. JohnBT

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    We should all get together. I have one safe that's half empty, 5 new sets of rings and 3 scopes that were delivered 20 minutes ago. I need to buy some guns to put the scopes on. I even bought a Leupold boresighter because it was on sale. I love gadgets. Where's my Sinclair International catalog? It's time for another order.

    John
     
  16. Newt

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    I answered 'Yes' to 5 of 6. Does this mean I'm an gunaholic? I surely hope so, because if I'm not, then what am I doing with all those guns? Anyhow, be sure to put me down for the support group.

    Newt
     
  17. jrhead75

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    I feel your pain, I've got a dose of the same thing!

    I pick up my Savage 10FP .308/Leupold combo off of laywaway next Thursday, already have my eye on a sweet K-31 at my local gun store, and I hear that Big 5 is getting ready to put Mosin Nagants on sale for $79.98 again soon...

    The wife is starting to suspect something. :D
     
  18. Daniel T

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    I don't know about "hiding" them really, but when I get a new gun, as soon as I get home from work, I have to fondle it. My girlfriend thinks it's funny. I think she's just jealous. :)
     
  19. outdoorman63

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    so can we be cured

    i have the same problem....i go to trade one and think no i might want this later so i pay for the new one....next thing you know i have bought something else and something else....as for access...i need lots...but hey at least with each new gun i buy i have a new policy..i cant buy it unless i can afford to buy 1 box of ammo with it...that ought to slow me down...laughing...or will it....sad thing is i dont hunt very much maybe once every so many years..but i have many hunting rifles...time to work on military rifles now i guess...help
     
  20. gulogulo1970

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    I got 4 out of 6. I share your pain, I know how it is. I always have a need for one some niche that I don't have filled. You know, I live in Texas but I need "this" gun just in case a Polarbear escapes from the zoo. Hey, now I got that covered. Or what gun do I need, to carry concealed while wearing just a bathing suit? That kind of problem will keep me up nights until I go to a gun show and fix it.
     
  21. Smoke

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    yeah.....I hate those guys:cuss:

    Excuse me while I whip out the credit card to order that new Valtro.....
     
  22. Atticus

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    I can relate. Too many toys- not enough cash.

    4v50Gary is right - I'm hot to buy something about 10 minutes after I log on to the net. I made the mistake of hitting the SOG site last night and opened up a whole new can of Want. But I was a good boy.

    There is a Cheryl Crow song that includes a verse that goes something like, " It's not about having what you want - it's about wanting what you 've got".

    Good advice.
     
  23. jercamp45

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    welcome to the club!!

    it is a common disease in this survivor's support group!
    But 'too many' is not in our vocabulary!!
    Consider this a friendly reprimand!!!
    Jercamp45
     
  24. Mike Irwin

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    Yeah. Right.

    There's no such thing as too many guns.
     
  25. feedthehogs

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    Welcome to the club.

    Now repeat after me...

    Hello, my name is Demise and I'm a..... a....a..... Gun addict.
     
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