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Posted: 12/17/2005 4:51:09 PM EDT
So it started out after I got my first real job out of school and finally had some money. I bought a Colt LE 6920. But then I couldn't resist getting a Bushmaster A3 20 inch. After all, I had a carbine, I obviously needed a rifle to go along with it. That should be enough, right? Now I find myself increasingly drawn to a RRA midlength.


And optics. I need optics to. My wallet is going to hate me.

So. Is there any cure to BRD? If so, how do I avoid it. This hobby is way too much fun.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:56:18 PM EDT
Yes, buy a M1A, and a FAL, and a Garand, AK, .....................
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:56:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By happycynic:

So. Is there any cure to BRD?

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:57:57 PM EDT
Stay far far away from NFA toys! To answer your question, no there is no known cure for BRD. Best hope is to try and manage it.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:59:16 PM EDT
Once bitten, no cure.


Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:59:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fxntime:
Yes, buy a M1A, and a FAL, and a Garand, AK, .....................


Link Posted: 12/17/2005 5:00:20 PM EDT
Death or poverty. That's about it.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 5:01:08 PM EDT
Send them to me. All of them.

The only way to cure BRD is to eliminate them from your life.

But you have to send them to an Authorized Cure-a-tative Consultant <ahem>

I'll help you, my son... one rifle at a time.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 5:01:35 PM EDT
I got a fever...and the only perscription is more AR15.

Yea there is a cure: focus on mag and ammo whoring.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 5:02:07 PM EDT
BRA : Black Rifles Anonymous.

Your 12 step program for black rifle addiction.

Disclamer: we have a 99.9% turnover rate.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 5:02:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tango7:

The only way to cure BRD is to eliminate them from your life.

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 5:06:02 PM EDT
know the feeling of being bitten by the bug,,been talking myself out of a socom/M1A for the last 3 months,,,every few days another feeling of chills, craving, needing, wanting,,,gots to have one now!!!!!!!!
but, able to keep it in check so far
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 5:18:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ipsilateral_7:

Originally Posted By happycynic:

So. Is there any cure to BRD?


Hahahaha! My sentiments exactly!
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 5:25:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 5:26:12 PM EDT by adair_usmc]
Get into 1911's. 1911 addiction compared to BRD is like comparing the ebola to the common cold.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 5:28:39 PM EDT
A few things I have found that have quieted the symptons of BRD:

Pistols: Collecting, building and shooting lots of pistols. However, it may be worse the BRD, the dreaded BPD. They take up less space, though.

Working: Too much time at work prevents as much trigger time or collecting EBRs.

Girlfriend: My next purchase will be her CCW. Thankfully, I have large hands and none of my guns "fit" her.

Porn: Lots of websites dedicated to firearms. Living vicariously through others keeps the symptoms at bay.

Lowers/Receivers: Anytime you want a new EBR, buy a receiver. Cheaper than a whole rifle. Sadly, it is nothing more than methadone for BRD, but relapses are a good time. Filling out a 4473 gives you the rush associated with buying a complete firearm.

UPS: Order something small and cheap, have it shipped via UPS. The anticipation for the Man in Brown to deliver your package is almost as good as when he has gun parts in that box.

Training: The closest thing to a 12-Step for BRD. Meet and shoot with others with the same affliction. Spend money on classes instead of guns or parts.

Tools: Personally, I am a tool whore. Every activity I tend to participate in has its own tools. A set of punches or "specialty tools" are cheaper than a rifle. You can fix other peoples' screw ups, because you have the proper tools.

Reloading: Anytime you want/desire/need a new rifle, load 1K of each caliber you own. If the withdrawl is still keeping you down, load another 1K. Repeat as needed.

Pack for a range trip: A few runs to the car, packing and unpacking for a range trip, without going to the range, is sure to make you realize you have too many guns. As a corollary, do not buy a bigger vehicle with the justification that you need to fit more stuff for a range trip.

Develop a coke habit: It's cheaper.
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