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What surprised you the most about youself....

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TonyB, Sep 16, 2003.

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  1. TonyB

    TonyB Member

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    Gun wise,what surprised you about yourself.....
    For me it's that I really like auto pistols.I thought I was a revolver only guy...I grew up w/ my Dad owning revos,so naturally I gravitated toward them.But after getting into IDPA,I bought my 1st centerfire auto....now my handguns are 2 to 1 in favor of autos....who knew I was an auto guy??:cool:
     
  2. cslinger

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    That growing up I was a wondernine uberhighcapacity super black tactical gun kind of guy but once I starting getting a lot of practical shooting experience I found out that I love single stack semi autos. Sure double stacks give you more capacity and I like that aspect but single stacks are just so darn comfortable and have a air of class or simplicity to them. I dunno I just really like single stack autos.

    Chris
     
  3. foghornl

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    How much history there is behind the Mil-Surp weapons, and how facsinated I am by them...

    Started out with the US Rifle Cal 30 M-1...next came the Romainian Clone of the M-44 Mosin-Nagant, just to have something from the "other guys".

    Now I want a "War Baby"..The M-1 Carbine...and several of the SMLE series, and a 1903 Springfiled...and an 1917 And a K-31. and some Mausers. and a Japanese Arisaka

    Same with handguns...started with a Ruger .357 Blackhawk, then several other revo's and some autos. Now I have a current production Springfield 1911-A1. But I want a Luger, and a P-38. And some Makarovs. And maybe a Japanese "Nambu" (sp?) Not to mention the S&W's 1917, Victory Model, the M&P version. And a Webley or 2,3,4,5......
     
  4. cool45auto

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    My love for battle rifles. I've probably passed by a hundred or more at pawn shops or gun shows and never thought twice about them. Then one day I just had to have one and learn all I could about it and it just snowballed from there.
     
  5. Smoke

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    That I am a more of a modern weapon type individual.

    My first weapons were all "Cowboy" type guns. I grew up on a ranch and playing cowboy was only natural. I always loved western movies too. So I had Colt SA revolvers and WIn 94 leverguns. ANything else didn't hold much appeal.

    As I got older I realized that the "Cowboys" owned the most modern weapon of the time that they could afford. SO I bought a 1911. Now I own a bunch of them. I parlayed my appreciation of auto-loader pistols into auto loader rifles and shotguns, I also bought more bolt-action rifles after this little epipheny.

    Now I just have a very eclectic collection. Still like playing cowboy on occasion too.

    :)
     
  6. M2HMGHB

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    To the person who said he wanted a Japenese Nambu: I worked on cleaning one up years ago. In my opinion it is the worst piece of junk I have ever come across, compared to that I would take a Jennings. If you do decide to get one several things, there was a way to fire it without touching the trigger, I forget exactly what it was though and the later models were made with inferior metals at the end of the war so buyer beware. I have read that the 8mm was a cartridge with horribly insuficient power.
     
  7. BigG

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    How I can love a US M1911A1 and a German P08 Luger and detest a US Rifle 30M1 and a Mauser G98 militry weapons and most other milsurp rifles, not just these by the major powers. Also like a 30 US Carbine but think it's a toy compared to a real gun. Guess I got some contrary tastes. :uhoh:
     
  8. toro

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    That I loved to shoot. I learned for self-defense and once I started shooting I really loved it. I learned the .45 handgun first. Then I went to a mini 14 rifle, then I learned to shoot a shotgun. My husband joined a gunclub and we spend many hours shooting together. We now belong to two gunclubs. Since we are retired we enjoy having a hobby.


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  9. Sean Smith

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    I started with Glocks, but the only autoloaders I give a darn about now are 1911s and High Powers.
     
  10. Rockrivr1

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    I would have to say that my unending desire to own every type of firearm has surprised me. I finally get enough saved up to buy what I thought was my ultimate desire to find out I want something else shortly after picking the one I was saving for. I started off with revolvers, moved to a semi-auto and capped it with a nice 1911. Then I moved my desires to rifles. Started with a few C&Rs, moved to evil black semi-autos to long range bolt rifles and now I'm getting a single shot 50 BMG. What will be next after that. A semi auto BMG or maybe I'll finally get that Class-3 Full auto licence and open up a whole new can of worms :rolleyes:
     
  11. Jesse H

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    Originally was into plastic...now I'm more into steel.
     
  12. LiquidTension

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    One thing that surprises me is that I haven't gotten into serious high power target shooting. I really want to get good with a bolt gun (Rem 700), but I've never done it. Usually it's because the gun I want (700VS or PSS) is too expensive and I find other cool toys for less money (SAR1).

    The other thing that surprises me is that I don't really shoot my rifles much any more. I knew that I'd prefer handguns, but I thought that I'd still shoot my semi-autos more than I do now.
     
  13. MagKnightX

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    How I swore I wouldn't get a Mosin-Nagant. Until someone at the range let me fire one, that is.

    How I was always pretty inaccurate with my pistol until one day, I suddenly started putting almost all shots into the center of an FBI silhouette.
     
  14. hillbilly

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    Until I became a handgun instructor, I never owned a single-action revolver. I had no interest in them and didn't understand folks who were interested in them.

    I bought one only because I needed a classroom piece, and I got the cheapest one I could find that was a centerfire. I figured if I had to own one, why not get a centerfire and not a .22 rimfire?

    Now, that Armi San Marco in .357 mag is one of the most-fired handguns I own.

    I hardly ever go to the range without packing that revolver along.

    There's just something satisifying about that old thumb-buster.

    hillbilly
     
  15. RWK

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    How I keep returning to traditional things -- old .357 magnum/.38 Special revolvers, 1911A1 semiautomatics, BHPs (and their clones), .45 “Long†Colts -- despite “trials†with new things -- .357 Sig and .40 S&W, Glocks, H&Ks, and so forth.
     
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    how little I like shotguns (I own one, because I know how useful they are, but I don't like them)

    How much I like bolt-action rifles (always though semi-autos were the coolest, until I started shooting both)
     
  17. Black Snowman

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    The amount of debt I was willing to accumulate in the name of toys :D
    I was this >< close to taking out a lone to get a AR-50 and associated accessories. It would have been as much as my used Jeep Cherokee I picked up instead. As is a good $2000 or so of the nearly $5500 still on my credit cards is firearms related.

    The rest is the fault of the Motorcycle Bug. :D
     
  18. Standing Wolf

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    That I finally bought a .22 caliber rifle last winter.
     
  19. 4v50 Gary

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    That I genuinely have an interest in flintlocks.
     
  20. Ala Dan

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    gun wise, that I got the patience to handload ammunition!:D :uhoh:

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  21. Andrew Rothman

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    That, growing up in a liberal gun-fearing household, I would come to realize that the RKBA was not just intended for the National Guard, that gun owners were not all nuts (a lot of them, but not all :) ), that I would own and carry one myself, and that I would become a strong advocate of Second Amendment rights and even agree with the evil NRA from time to time.

    Matt
     
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    That as much as I try to be the M-14 and 1911 wielding all-American, it just doesn't fit me.
     
  23. Futo Inu

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    Same as FoghornL

    "How much history there is behind the Mil-Surp weapons, and how facsinated I am by them..."

    Yep.
     
  24. sm

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    How really set in my tastes I really am. How really resistant to change I am.
    1911 style, BHP, K frames...I'm really set on certain platforms be it handgun, shotgun, rifle or caliber. Oh prefer blue and wood...though some stainless do wander in...that was hard to accept. So I have a total of two stainless handguns...and...and one plastic...and try as I might and as reliable as its been, I actually just got off the phone in regard to getting rid of it...replace that plastic "niche" gun with-what else- blue/wood K frame. ( or J frame...thinking model 36, model 13, model 19, pre '80--anyone wanna swap one of these for a P-11....?:)


    Honery...just didn't realize how bad. :p
    Must be a CWG thingy.
     
  25. WhoKnowsWho

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    How I originally thought just one of each type of weapon (a autoloader, a rifle, a revolver) would be enough for me.

    How rolling your own ammo could be enjoyable.

    How well I chose my wife! :D
     
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