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Worst "I need THIS gun because"... excuse you've told?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by twoblink, Feb 26, 2004.

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  1. Jayman

    Jayman Member

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    Jayman technique:

    1. Show girlfriend picture of said firearm.
    2. Girlfriend says, "oooooh, you need it!"
    3. Buy firearm.
    4. Repeat as needed.
     
  2. Larry Ashcraft

    Larry Ashcraft Moderator Staff Member

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    "Honey, I found this loaded .30 Carbine round at the range, maybe a gun will want to come live with it." (it did)

    "I found a three pound coffee can full of brass for __ caliber at a garage sale for $1.00, now I need a rifle to shoot it in."
     
  3. another okie

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    "I turned 45 this year, so I decided I needed a .45 caliber pistol."

    Really, I used that. She laughed, which means it worked.

    Actually I don't need excuses. We both work, and we keep three checking accounts. Hers, mine and ours. Each month we each put what we need as a family into the joint account. The rest is ours. As long as I am saving money and not doing anything immoral I think I'm probably OK. I highly recommend this money management style.
     
  4. Bainx

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    "Ummm, dear,....we need yet another SKS. That way, there will be one for EVERY family member".

    Didn't work....:mad:
     
  5. vulcan

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    I bought a lottery ticket & I got a good feeling about this one.......

    So

    I got this gun on the way home to save time.......

    :D
     
  6. gbran

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    I got beat up

    There I was at the gunstore, when the sales staff jumped over the counter and tackled me. by the time they were through with me, they forced me to buy this gun..........
     
  7. hilljack22

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    Honey, You may think I don't need this, but when the asteroid hits and the giant mutant spiders are eating the dog, don't come cryin' to me!!
     
  8. Stickjockey

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    I wish I could use that one, but she uses her $5,000 sewing machine almost every day.

    Of course if I let her know I'm looking at guns, she usually says, "Cool!"
     
  9. c-bag

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    Spend a few days without sleeping or bathing and when s/he asks you whats the new gun for say: "Good God wo/man, what do you think we're going to use when the geneticly-enhanced UN super-monkeys get here!!!" and do a Howard Dean yowl:D

    OR

    "Honey, I saw it and I just knew how good it would look in YOUR hands"
    :evil:
     
  10. twoblink

    twoblink Member

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    I was going to try "If you love me, you'd say yes..." But scared to find out her answer :uhoh:

    I was going to say "What about the $1000 coffee grinder you bought?" Except she drinks like 2 cups a day...:rolleyes:
     
  11. telcom911

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    ASK! Never, ever ask.

    If I did that I would only have 1 pistol instead of 10.
     
  12. Jay Kominek

    Jay Kominek Member

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    The next date you need to be worrying about is actually January 19th 2038, at 3:14 AM, when Unix systems that are still 32-bit (rather than 64) will decide it is 1970 again.
    After that, you're probably safe until Y10K, when the years become 5 digits long.

    As far as excuses, I'm single and making all the money I need, so the only person who complains about my purchases any more is my mom. And even she doesn't try too hard. I think she is happy I'm not buying computer parts. (Not that I ever bought many of those. I had enough sense to get them from people giving them away. Rifles hold their worth better than video cards, though, so I'm not likely to have anyone giving them to me for free. Sigh.)
     
  13. Daniel T

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    I wasn't even thinking about this thread, but I used a good one today:

    "I need another Yugo SKS so I can have one that is in original military condition, and one where I can cut the barrel down, replace the stock, etc..."

    It worked! :D
     
  14. litman252

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    Personally I prefer to do the cat walk into the basement, hide the box and put the gon on the cleaning bench. next night go and start cleaning new gun. If she wants to know any thing it's a friends that you are cleaning. :uhoh: And use a friend that she will not see the next day without you telling him that he is in on the deal. :confused:

    by the way, don't ever ask for a new safe since the current one is full.:eek:

    Tony

    I prefer second chance vests, they stop the nails and slaps dead in there tracks.:what:
     
  15. Patent Works

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    "It's a good price, so I will always be able to sell it for what I paid for it, unless the governement bans it, in which case we will be even happier to have it."

    Every word is true, and it gets her full support every time.
     
  16. Kodiak AK

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    It looks like my newest will be . "Because you stole mine ."
     
  17. Mastrogiacomo

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    Well, like I tell my father -- "Dad, you just never know.." Of course the obvious response is "You just never know, what?" I haven't figured out a good come back yet....:eek:
     
  18. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    But, but, but .... the comeback IS .... ''you just never know.....'' .. repeat as necessary!! :p :D
     
  19. SteelyDan

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    Some very funny ideas here, made even more funny because they're probably real.

    At this point, my approach has evolved to "Hon, I really need to get this new [whatever]. It costs $500 and you will of course get your $500 'fun money,' too. Is that okay?" It keeps her happy on several levels, and always works. But it is expensive.
     
  20. Pheonix

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    Wife: What was that you were just shooting out there?

    Me: A Bushy.

    Wife: When did you get that?

    Me: When I bought you P11. (few months ago)

    Wife: (incoherent mumbling)
     
  21. skynyrd1911

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    excuse

    I want this one because it will probably be the last one I'll ever need!


    Hey Babe! Let's inventory your SHOES!
     
  22. BryanP

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    Buying a new .357 is going to be a real problem for you.
     
  23. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    ''Yes dear. You said that 5 years - and 31 guns ago''!:D :p
     
  24. BigG

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    Excuses? We don't need no stinkin excuses! I'm single. :cool:
     
  25. CAPTAIN MIKE

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    ...YES. BUT HONEY...

    ..I don't HAVE ONE IN THAT CALIBER ....

    CAPTAIN MIKE
     
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