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Posted: 11/16/2003 2:36:33 AM EST
Hey everyone,

Since we're all a bunch of firearms aficionados, I was wondering if anyone had interest other than shooting/collecting firearms. If so, state your hobby, and what you enjoy about it!

I myself play guitar, mostly rock, etc. It's more or less a way to express myself aswell as enjoy myself.

Other than that, I collect action figures to make up for having a whacky childhood and not having alot of toys and what not to entertain myself with, so I guess I do it now to make up. Plus, it keeps me busy, thus I enjoy it very much.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 2:37:30 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 2:39:54 AM EST
Good point, it's more like a hopeless addiction.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 2:43:38 AM EST
I like to cook. Mostly southern Italian stuff, but I can cook just about anything. It gives me away to get in good with the women I work with. The quickest way to a woman's heart, is to cut open her chest and rip it out.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 2:46:37 AM EST
Antique and Pre-war Balloon tire bicycles.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 2:49:07 AM EST
i have too many hobbies. photography, shooting, beer, travel, and motorcycles.

all of these hobbies mean im very poor now.

i wish saving money were one of my hobbies. that would be nice.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 2:55:23 AM EST
- Studying Christian theology. Not a hobby per se, but an activity that takes up a decent chunk of my time.

- I thrash my guitar and diddle with an electric bass. I wouldn't dare call myself a musician, but I have fun!

- Shooting. Did I mention that?

- My motorcycle. It helps keep me young. Between transportation, recreational riding, and teaching MSF courses I spend a fair amount of time in the saddle.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 2:55:48 AM EST
Trains and Die-casts
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 2:58:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By Fuzzybunny:
Antique and Pre-war Balloon tire bicycles.

Which war?

Link Posted: 11/16/2003 3:09:54 AM EST
Model trains. In fact that's my job. I run a model railroad shop. Yep, my life's a bitch!
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 4:23:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/16/2003 4:26:30 AM EST by 2manytoys]
Besides guns I collect bayonets,KISS items,& I have 4 motorcycles(2 80's vintage Honda motocrossers,1 75 vintage Honda dual sport & a 2000 XR400)I also collect a lot of dirty looks from my wife
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 4:33:17 AM EST
Let's see, getting in trouble with the wife every time I mention starting a new hobby seems to be particularly popular these days. Seriously, I used to collect Nascar diecast (had over 1000 pieces, down to 200 or so now), I collect comics and magazines from March 1968. I like riding my Harley and driving my Mach 1. There are presently 7 computers here. Etc., etc., etc. There is not enough time in a day.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 4:43:25 AM EST
Shopping I like to look at catalogs & on web sites for knives, gun junk,camping gear, military surplus, cigars, ammo, optics, & everything I'm interested in. I don't buy much as money is low, but I usualy find exactly what I want before I buy anything. Then I waite a long time to see if I still want it, so I don't compulsivly purchase unwanted junk on a whim.
If I buy it has to be an item I can't get off my mind. That's how I know I really want it enough to pay for it. If in a few months I still have it on my mental to get asap list.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 4:48:27 AM EST
Besides Shooting and Collecting firearms, I also RELOAD!
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 5:07:53 AM EST
HO Model Trains. Kato's. Unfortunately for me I chose one of the more expensive lines to collect and run. I'm in the process (lifelong I'm sure) of building a layout.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 5:26:19 AM EST
Bwahahahah. Which one???

I suffer from a disease, MHD

Multiple Hobby Disorder
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 5:34:39 AM EST
Computer gaming
Nitro R/C cars
Drag Racing...nitrous powered NEON..yeah baby!!! 8.79 in the 1/8th
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 5:49:54 AM EST
hobbies other than AR's:
1. '65 Harley Electra Glide
2. '40 Famall H tractor

That's enough mechanical hobbies for now, though I really want a C3 Corvette there's not enough $ or room in my garage.
Here's a recent pic of my tractor project. Sorry about the pic quality.

Link Posted: 11/16/2003 6:07:56 AM EST
Besides guns and shooting I enjoy SCUBA and Off Roading.

I've been a certified diver since 1981 with 17 of those years as an Insructor. Thanks to the wonderful travel opportunities provided by the US Army, aka deployments, I've been able to dive some of the more exotic locations in the world.

For off roading I have a '79 Jeep CJ-7, a Kawasaki ATV, and a Kawasaki KLR-650 Dual Sport. I'm also lucky enough to live about 40 miles from the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, and about 5 miles from Ft Campbell with thousands of acres of rear training areas.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 6:45:07 AM EST
Rock hunting and lapidary work. Gardening - mostly veg.

Wish I had time for any of them.

Link Posted: 11/16/2003 6:49:47 AM EST
Ironwork. I make furniture. It was supposed to be a buisness but I keep most of the items I make.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 6:52:32 AM EST
guns --- side hobby

guitars --- main hobby
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 7:10:31 AM EST
White water rafting and historic archeology, mostly assiocated with western outlaws and robberies
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 7:13:57 AM EST
weight lifting, online computer gaming, and golf
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 7:16:19 AM EST
Dirt biking, boating, dog training, and oh yes, can't forget, long walks on the beach.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 7:21:00 AM EST
I'm a self taught week-end guitar hacker myself. I guess I consider wood lot management a hobby as I enjoy going out and clearing brush and cutting firewood on my 10 acres.

I also get into wood and metal working and love power tools and gadgets as much as guns. I also enjoy restoring military firearms to their previous glory. I've built and refinished four FALs, one M-1A, about a dozen Springfields and Garands, and a few M-1 carbines. I'm thinking about getting into building some AR-15 uppers, not so much because I need them ( I only have two lowers) but because it looks like a lot of fun.

A hobby I hope to get into soon (when I win the lottery) is restoring a few old military vehicles. I'd like my first project to be something fairly easy like an M-1008 diesel 3/4-ton truck and then do a M35 series duece since I was "crew chief" of one as a young airman in the AF.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 7:25:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By -Absolut-:
weight lifting, online computer gaming, and golf

You forgot to mention being in arfcom 99.9% of the time being an asshole.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 7:45:02 AM EST
I'm a jeeper.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 7:49:07 AM EST
R/C Cars
Computer Gaming

Not in that order.

Link Posted: 11/16/2003 8:03:16 AM EST
I took a fly fishing course this term.
Now I'm into tying flies. It isn't cheap either.

I also mess about with a tin whistle. Until my dog chewed it up last time I was home, so now I have to buy another one. Lucky for me I'm only out six bucks.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 8:07:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By Vic_Vega:

i'm a troll, just ignore me, i'll run away crying or get banned again anyway

fixed it for you
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 8:16:12 AM EST
Any contact sport (Football, Hockey, etc), um... running, weightlifting, anything that goes fast.

Why? Violence is addictive.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 8:26:18 AM EST
Actually guns are my side hobby, my main one is knives.

Link Posted: 11/16/2003 8:29:14 AM EST
trains, photography, cooking & a bunch of other stuff...
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 8:42:42 AM EST
Gonna try to start brewing my own beer. And learn to play that guitar my wife bought me.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 8:47:19 AM EST
Page two and no mention of masturbation?
You guys are growing up!

Hunting, wood cutting, outdoor stuff.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 10:00:20 AM EST
I am begining a side hobby of reloading. Also thanks to the help of muddydog and lvgunner777 I will be training my GSD. I also enjoy a PS@ game evry now and then.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 10:02:18 AM EST
Flashlight collecting
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 10:50:29 AM EST
1. ar15's.
2. riding motorcycle's.
3. general tinkering: welding, machining.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 10:53:10 AM EST

These three along with shooting keep me broke all the time.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 10:59:56 AM EST
My hobbies in order:

Fishing (Especially saltwater, i.e. Baja)


Backpacking (Did Mt. Whitney last summer!

Rock Climbing (Did the first pitch of El Capatain)

Paintball (this hobby is slipping away from me )

Computer games (Americas Army!!)

A few others that I can't remember right now.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 11:04:14 AM EST
I build guitars on a semi-professional basis. Several pics are in my gallery, titled "cmjohnson's picture place". Click on the photos button above and go find it.

I do other sorts of woodworking beside building guitars, too, but the rest is mostly speaker cabinets of one type or another. I don't do furniture.

I also mess about with many families of electronics, with an emphasis on video projection systems, and I specialize in their proper alignment and calibration.

Link Posted: 11/16/2003 11:05:08 AM EST
Main Obsession: Guns

Main Hobby: Reloading

Side hobby: Gambling w/ buddies

Trying to get back into: Weightlifting

Link Posted: 11/16/2003 2:03:13 PM EST
R/C Helicopters (new electric micros)

Link Posted: 11/16/2003 2:07:27 PM EST
Computers and computer games.

I would like to get back into R/C model aircraft.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 2:16:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By KeithBuckner:
R/C Helicopters (new electric micros)


looks sweet

for me:

- guns
- weight lifting
- one of these days, reloading
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 2:30:06 PM EST
RC Helicopters and Aircraft:

Link Posted: 11/16/2003 2:31:55 PM EST
I used to be an aspiring semi-professional bass fisherman...

I still like to bass fish, but I no longer own a boat and don't go as often as I once did.

I make my own(and sell a few on the side) bass jigs and spinnerbaits. I have a lead pot and molds. I hand-tie the skirts on them. It's relaxing to mess with that stuff once in a while.

If you're interested in some of my lures, let me know. I have literally hundreds made up that I'll never get around to using...
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 2:35:55 PM EST

i love to build and fly remote control aircraft.it's very satisfying to take a box o' pieces and get it into the air.
a good kit will keep you occupied for a good 80 - 120 building hours before you get it airborne, more if it's more involved. i had a p-40 that had funtioning pnuematic retractable landing gear that rotated 90deg as it went up, funtioning flaps, lots of stuff to be had.
the only downside is if you fly too close to the edge of your abilities and "lose it". every death spiral into the ground is good for $400 or so.
i love it anyway.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 2:42:56 PM EST
Sniping deer.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 2:42:57 PM EST
Wow, I didn't know we had so many RCers here!
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