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Posted: 2/7/2002 6:12:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/7/2002 6:13:02 AM EST by M4]
We all, obviously, share a common interest in firearms. I was wondering what some of you guys like to do besides shooting? As much as I love to shoot and talk guns, that represents only one of my interests. I love the outdoors, boating, hiking, camping. I also have been snowboarding for 10 years and absolutely love doing that. Since my move to Florida, the snow isn't an option any more, so I've taken up wake boarding. It's as close to snowboarding as South Florida gets. Fishing too. I've been all over the place to catch quality fish. From Alaska for salmon and halibut, to Mexico for marlin and many places in between. So, what do you folks like to do besides sending lead down range?
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 6:14:25 AM EST
Uuuuuhhh...What other interests?
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 6:17:58 AM EST
Hunting, fishing, wine making, Classic literature, geneology. The list goes on
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 6:18:55 AM EST
I enjoy hunting(deer kind of) but mainly dove. I also fish(bass) use to fish tournaments and guide some around Georgia. Still enjoy it though. Also enjoy skiing but don't get to do that except every several years. Bill3508
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 6:25:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/7/2002 6:26:47 AM EST by Spearweasel]
Writing, martial arts, history, role-playing games, medieval reenactment, Japan (not anime... history) pretty much all-around overeducated single straight guy in Austin gamer geek stuff. Oh. I am interested in women too, but I wouldn't call them a hobby. They get mad when you do that.
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Link Posted: 2/7/2002 6:27:05 AM EST
Well, while you guys ARe pressing your flowers into books (or whatever) and the SHTF, that noise you heAR off in the distance will be Dolomite. I've no time for "hobbies". I regARd people with interests other than shooting as "weak".
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 6:29:43 AM EST
War-gaming, wood-working, and reading military history.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 6:30:27 AM EST
History. Cuz those who don't learn from it are condemned to repeat it. Woodworking. Cuz making it is cheaper than buying it. And you end up with better stuff.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 6:39:19 AM EST
history, travel, camping, computers, photography, CW reenacting, reloading. i read a lot, spend time with my family and dogs. ive got a little car collection starting, too. need to sell them, need more cash for ammo. while it is all fine and good to spend all one's free time with guns, i aspire to a broader understanding of the world than simply target/non-target.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 6:39:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By garandman: History. Cuz those who don't learn from it are condemned to repeat it. Woodworking. Cuz making it is cheaper than buying it. And you end up with better stuff.
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Wasn't it G. W. F. Hegel that said, "History teaches us that man learns nothing from history"? Anyway, other interest include books (old and new), coins, car repair, motorcycles, women (when the wife isn't watching [;)], rappelling and cave exploration. Various others that come and go.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 6:40:43 AM EST
Wargaming, Civil Aviation, Civil Air Patrol, Space in a big way, Physics, Technology, Science...Guess you could prolly guess that from my name [:D]
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 6:43:35 AM EST
Aside from gunz and shooting sportz, I fence (thus the name). I play a lot of computer games, especially first person shooter games, and some strategy games. Used to be into roleplaying games, but don't have a lot of time for such things anymore. M@
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 6:48:16 AM EST
Well if I'm not cleaning and playing with my guns [heavy], I'm polishing and playing with my other favorite thing in life [sex]. Seriously, I tried to diversify when I bought a motorcycle two years ago, but there's no denying it now. My head is so full of guns and porn there's hardly room for anything else in there.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 6:50:41 AM EST
Womenz Knives Reading Writing Poetry Womenz American Pit Bull Terriers Home Audio Home Theater Computerz ...and womenz [:D] Tyler
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 6:50:42 AM EST
Originally Posted By AR15FENCER: Aside from gunz and shooting sportz, I fence (thus the name). I play a lot of computer games, especially first person shooter games, and some strategy games. Used to be into roleplaying games, but don't have a lot of time for such things anymore. M@
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Geek. <>
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 6:53:19 AM EST
Music, music, music - I play bass, guitar and drums, and I've been in bands since I was a kid. I don't do it much anymore, but I used to even hire myself out as a merc on drums. Other than that, I'm into the usual artsy-fartsy NYC thing; art, film, architecture/design. Throw in a little poetry (preferably a little acid induced ranting by Ginsberg), some weightlifting, Constitutional law, some Jack Daniels and aimless meandering around SoHo/E.Village at 3 am and you've got a fairly good picture of me.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 6:55:55 AM EST
Besides guns? hmmmn...women and money. Man do I sound superficial or what?
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 7:01:35 AM EST
POWER KITES! [img]http://www.kites.org/jo/images/kitejump1.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.power-kites.fsnet.co.uk/jumping_files/image008.jpg[/img] Nuckles. [smash]
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 7:04:49 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 7:04:53 AM EST
Plastic models. And now that I am married with children. My kids.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 7:06:51 AM EST
Women, and when I find one that has an interest in weapon's. I'll change my statement to woman, their's got to be one out their somewhere. Till then weapon's is it. [smoke]
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 7:09:02 AM EST
snowboarding (M4, doesn't NC have a ::chuckling:: ski-hill?) Jeeping history photography treasure hunting anything outdoors: mtn. biking, hiking, kayaking, camping, hunting/fishing, you name it travel
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 7:13:06 AM EST
My kids, deer hunting, dove, duck, & small game hunting, fishing, playin' the blues on my guitar, vintage amps, vintage guitars, B&W photography, travel, cooking, pretty girls, electrical engineering, movies ..... Thats enough for now, I'm BUSY! [:D]
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 7:14:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/7/2002 7:20:39 AM EST by PinePig]
RC Gliders Pylon racing mostly, check out [url]www.gliderking.com[/url] I happen to be fairly good at it and went to the worlds for F3F in 2000 in Portugal, hoping to make the team for 2002 in April for the Slovakia trip in September. Most of the folks that I fly with consider me a given for the team. Here's a pic of me launching Bob's plane [img]http://www.gliderking.com/races/svntorrey5.19.01/images/IMG_4296.jpg[/img] Woo Hoo Charlie
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 7:37:38 AM EST
Dirtbiking [url] Automechanics / Metal-shop Hunting Camping Jet-Skiing Drinking RC airplanes Electronics / gadgets Chemistry / Explosives Music / Electric Guitar / home audio
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 7:39:43 AM EST
Working. Sleeping. Eating. Working. Those of you with kids understand.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 7:48:56 AM EST
My wife, Bible study my children reading physical phitness hiking just started skeet, and bird hunting my wife Absolutely add sleeping to my list. never watch tv...except for NYPD, Philly, and Enterprise. And lots of videos, and Frasier and CIS and The Agency,Ponderosa... but not much TV. [rolleyes] And in the summer....MY YARD!
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 7:54:44 AM EST
Ammo(handloading), fishing (salt water I'm originally from TEXAS) Woodworking (build birdhouses)Beer making (beer sampling [:D]) dogs (raised black&tan hounds for a while) work (note work is last on the list)
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 7:57:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/7/2002 8:02:36 AM EST by thebeekeeper1]
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 8:30:13 AM EST
I'm an avid martial artist/kickboxer. I've had fights on MSG and one on ESPN2 (what a rush that was). I fish when I can. I used to be on a bowling league but I suck big time. One day I had my high and low of all times. fist game bowled a 150, second my high of 283 and finally my last game my low of 26. It was bad.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 8:54:07 AM EST
Well after reading some of the posts here I clearly forgot a few of my interests. Women.....how that slipped my mind I don't know. Maybe it falls in to more of an obsesssive/compulsive disorder than simply an interest. Traveling....I'm always planning my next adventure. Could be Bali/Tahiti....could be Thailand/Nepal. I've covered pretty much most of the world other than those places I've mentioned. There is no education that compares to what you learn while discovering what the rest of the world is up to. College was a 4 year p*ssy-fest. Sorry to be blunt, but degrees in history and psychology(undergrad) didn't line me up for any particular career. It was an amazing experience though, that's for damn sure. Many, many, MANY very fond memories. My dog(if dingus reads this he'll be all over me.) What can I say, he's the best. I've never known a human being that's as consistantly thrilled to see me as he is. Loyal, well behaved, bad ass dog.(6 year old rottie) He's covered more ground and shared more adventures with me than any single person ever has. Scuba diving. Love it. Can you say "free lobsters"? Spear fishing too. Music, couldn't live without it. I can't play an instrument, but some day will give it a try. Probably a lot of other stuff I'm leaving out, but whatever, that's good enough.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 9:04:02 AM EST
I like Handloading, Military History, and COOKING!!
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 9:06:15 AM EST
music (pro trumpet player) movies (dvd) political research last but not least, talkin' to the canoe driver [0j]
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 9:26:40 AM EST
My interests (in order from most to least importance): women, cars, guns, hunting, fishing
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 9:40:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By Nojazz: ...last but not least, talkin' to the canoe driver [0j]
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What exactly does that mean?
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 10:46:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By M4:
Originally Posted By Nojazz: ...last but not least, talkin' to the canoe driver [0j]
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What exactly does that mean?
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Either that's the most obscure reference to oral sex I've ever seen, or you spend a lot of time on the river. My current hobbies are just guns and reloading, with a little reading thrown in. I have plenty of ex-hobbies, including computers, guitars, pipe-smoking, and making pool cues. Like someone once said: nothing ruins a hobby quicker than doing it for a living. I began messing with computers because it was fun but now I groan whenever anyone asks me for computer help, and I only upgrade my OS when there's a gun pressed to my head.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 11:17:50 AM EST
Chicks n ammo.... No, wait. Fine art, fly fishing, amateur radio, military history.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 11:30:57 AM EST
My wife Hunting Fishing Reading Music Cooking Gold & Silver coins Travel
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 11:40:17 AM EST
First one is definately spending time tih my 3 1/2 year old son.... the rest (other than shooting/reloading/hunting) Music Automechanics Home and Car Audio/Video toys taking AS degree for CAD drafting/design at community college computers as long as its not like what I do at work. Perl/Java/HTML just on a for fun basis, nothing serious Photoshopin' political stuff
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 11:41:19 AM EST
Gunz Motorcyclez Beerz Womenz
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 12:17:43 PM EST
Fly fishing for trout, which takes precedent in the spring and summer. Also reading.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 12:43:06 PM EST
In no particular order, the family, old tractors, veggie gardens, fast cars, old trucks, short-wave radio, right-wing politics, tactics and tactical training, hunting, church activities, and generally enjoying life in the boonies.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 1:19:39 PM EST
Sportbikes (specifically CBR929RR) testing for police departments. (trying to get out of my cubicle)
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 2:29:11 PM EST
work(so the wife has what she needs) work(so the kids have what they need) Tattoos work (to pay for tattoos) work on days off....side work(to pay for gun stuff) Did I mention I work alot?
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 2:36:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/7/2002 2:42:16 PM EST by rallywagon]
Ever heard the axiom; If you love a hobby don't do it for a career? Well, - I loved the law... After becoming a cop it just fueled my interest more. I collected fiction / non-fiction books, movies, documentaries, you name it. I was a Discovery channel junkie... So, - I went to law school and now I can't wait to get out of this hell hole to move to a nice quite cabin off a logging road in Montana with my old K Mart bike and ratty jeans... to let my hair grow long and pick through junkyards. (But I still like guns!)(and Audi's / VW's) KUJO! Where in IL are you - I'm a cop between jobs so I might be able to help. edited for sp.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 2:40:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/7/2002 2:42:11 PM EST by KBaker]
Oy! Based on sheer hours: Work Studying gun control & gun rights (& tweaking DU'ers) Sleep Reloading/shooting Reading (other than gun-related stuff), mostly Sci-Fi Rotting my brain in front of the TV Edited to add: My wife, when our schedules manage to coincide.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 2:55:50 PM EST
Interesting topic.... I spend all my time training for triathlons and biathlons (skiing and shooting-go figure). I also take martial arts
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 3:00:48 PM EST
Firearms/reloading, metalworking(Trying to work up the funds for a three-in-one lathe!), Computers/programming(VC++ 6.0), Books/reading, Bible study, Familiy. used to play Guitar Booed! out of the house so gave it up![:D]
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 3:38:06 PM EST
winter: girlfriend mountain biking snowboarding tv travelling hanging out getting fat summer: jumping fighting fire losing the fat I got in the winter
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