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Posted: 5/31/2002 6:33:41 AM EST
Hi, I'm KyCruffler and I have have an AR-15 addiction.  It started innocently enough.  .22's and .410 rabbit guns as a kid.  Then .22 hand guns and on up through .38's and 45's as the years passed.  Bought the odd sporting gun here and there (you now, "gateway" guns).  But I could control it.  A few years ago started moving into the harder stuff - milsurps.  M-1's, 1903 Springfields, 1917 Enfields, Mauser K98k's, that kind of thing.  Even got my C & R, but I felt like I was still in contol.  Then, a couple of months back, moved up to my first AR-15, a Bushy.  Damn, knew I was hooked with the first shot!  Found myself spending time at work on internet auction sites, placing big orders from ammoman.com, drooling over other AR-15's.  Then, day before yesterday it happened.  Was in a nearby town on business and wandered into a gun shop I know there.  Was just going to look, I swear it!  And there it was, a Bush 16' Mforgery!  Next thing I knew my hands were sweaty and trembling.  I touched it, held it, sighted down it.  Felt it's heft and balance.  Tried to think of all the reasons not to.  Tried to think of the wife and kids (not easy to do since I don't have any!).  But, I couldn't help myself - bought it on the spot.
Brothers, where does this end?  I think it's out of control now!  I see myself lying in the gutter some day, clutching an arm load of AR-15's!  Has this happened to anyone else?  Is there a cure?  Or, do we care!  
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 6:35:20 AM EST
I think there's a patch for it... or some kind of gum you can chew...

I think you've found a good support group... but then... we're all addicts too...we might not be too helpful!  

Link Posted: 5/31/2002 6:39:06 AM EST
It never ends.  Check back in when you reach the 500 mag and 10,000 rounds on stripper clips level.
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 6:41:38 AM EST
Very true.
I live in a van down by the river.
In my van I have 12 AR's, 10 pistols, two reloaders and 500 lbs of ammo.
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 6:43:10 AM EST
All I know is whoever has the most when they die, WINS
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 6:45:50 AM EST
Well, you've already reached the first step of the program for addiction: admitting that you have an addiction.

The second step would be to drop ship your entire collection, including ammo, to me.  I'll provide you with an FFL to ship to and hold onto them for you while (and after) you recover.

You'll be less tempted that way.


Link Posted: 5/31/2002 6:47:14 AM EST
You are still in control, until you sell the van to buy more AR's.
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 6:50:18 AM EST
Hello, my name is Randy and I'm an AR15aholic!

Step 1 - Avoid Gun Shows and BRC!

Damn. I've failed again...I never get past step 1, much less all 12!
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 6:57:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 6:58:20 AM EST
Hi, I'm KyCruffler and I have have an AR-15 addiction.
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(all together now....) Hi KyCruffler!
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 7:05:15 AM EST
Hidy KyCruffler
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 7:07:44 AM EST
Me too i am addicted.
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 7:23:50 AM EST
Make sure you don't start sacrificing ammo purchases for new guns.  Remember-the only reprieve we have is by pulling the trigger and hearing that sweet spring recoil.

Ahhh, the spring.
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 9:00:16 AM EST
Not me.  Addiction is a nasty word.  I prefer having a compulsory purchasing disorder.  
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 9:35:28 AM EST
Thanks guys!  Hey, I never said I was trying to quit.  In fact, I can only see this addiction of mine growing and growing!  At least I have a great support group of understanding fellow addicts.  Oops, sorry, fellow sufferers of "compulsive purchasing disorder" (damn, I like that!).  Have a great weekend all, and hope you all get a chance to have some gun fun.
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 3:59:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 4:07:57 PM EST
Very true.
I live in a van down by the river.
In my van I have 12 AR's, 10 pistols, two reloaders and 500 lbs of ammo.
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your not an out of controll "Gun Nut" Untill you know right of the bat how many rounds = 500lbs..  Im happily not there [i]Yet[/i]..
That simply means I now have a goal...[:d]
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 4:21:13 PM EST
Crufflering is technically an addiction in and of itself (no need to bring ar-15s into the picture). If are serious about kicking your addiction may I suggest a name change?
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 4:43:10 PM EST
I am addict myself. I have to have a variety though.
sometimes ARs,sometimes handguns. ammo and clips get me by when I am low on money.
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 4:45:27 PM EST
Resistance is futile.  You [b]have been[/b] assimilated.
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 5:18:29 PM EST
Your not addicted yet, you just need AR-15 to function, that's all.
Your not an addict until you've tasted the sublime purity of full auto.

But once you have tried AR-15 There is no hope. you will have crossed a bridge from which there is no return.

[b]withdrawal from AR-15 will cause liberalism[/b]
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 5:21:41 PM EST
All I know is whoever has the most when they die, WINS
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Whoever has the most when they die,are just dead.
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 5:29:12 PM EST
i look around this room, and i see alot of courage. it takes alot of bravery to do what we have done, we are all still men, now, lets thank KyCruffler for sharing himself.
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 7:29:58 PM EST
KyCruffler--I have rationalized every purchase I have ever made... and it always sounds reasonable to me.  
Link Posted: 6/1/2002 5:14:33 AM EST
just don't worry about it.  Repeat after me....


Link Posted: 6/1/2002 5:30:53 AM EST
I feel your pain brother. What you need is a good overdose to put things in perspective.

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