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Isn't it cool

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by san408, Jun 29, 2005.

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  1. san408

    san408 Member

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    When you go somewhere and people give you complements on your firearms.

    I let a buddy borrow my HK USP .45 for his CCW class. (he needed a semi to qualify for a DRS permit) When he got there everyone loved it. The guy who runs the class is a huge glock guy, shoots competitions, and has a VERY nice competition Glock. He is also a gunsmith. He really liked it, shot it a couple of times... then offered to put a better trigger in it. :)

    How many of you can honestly tell me you don't get that "my head doesn't fit in the room" feeling when someone likes your stuff? ;)
     
  2. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    Indeed, mutual and reciprocal appreciation of firearms is part of the great pleasure.

    On boards we get the ''mine is better than yours'' a lot, but in fact most folks I think when trying or just inspecting other pieces at the range, are more inclined to have greater appreciation of other guns, even if not their own choice.

    There is often a justifiable pride in ownership which is not ego driven but simply an enjoyment of other's shared appreciations.
     
  3. gulogulo1970

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    It's a good validation that you did well.

    But...when they hate your stuff that is when you can be all conflicted.
     
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    I'm always glad when people like my toys, but that doesn't seem to help me find the 2.5-inch stainless Python of my dreams—but I'm not obsessed, you understand.
     
  5. san408

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    Obsessed? What's that word mean? My uses it constantly. I keep trying to tell her I don't know what she's talking about.

    It usually comes up right after she asks me why I need another firearm. :D
     
  6. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    "Obsessed" means there's a critical shortage in your firearms inventory, and you're trying diligently to fill it. I'm sure that's what it means.
     
  7. san408

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    That's the line I'm using next time Standing Wolf... You will be quoted. ;)

    Anyone wanna take bets on the reaction I get. :eek:
     
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    10 dollars on "Is Standing Wolf paying for it too?"

    I get complimented all the time on my Springfield loaded OD green 1911.
    BUT I was carrying it open (AZ) one day and had an employee at Taco Bell ask me if it was a BB gun.
    My reply-"who carries a BB gun? No son this is a good ole American 45"
     
  9. bbgun

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    I rarely run into those whose opinion is based upon

    any sort of knowledge or experience, or even much in the way of book-info, but when I do, their approval is nice.
     
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