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Posted: 6/18/2001 11:41:45 PM EST
Am I a freak, or are there others out there that have bought a magazine, part or even ammo for a gun they don't own, or they used to own??? I've got a fair share of parts and mags and no gun to go with them. I was just thinking this, because I sold my HK93 last year, and kept half the mags. Today I ran into a deal on some rare preban 30rd mags (20, 25 and 40 rd mags are the norm), and I'm thinking of stocking up big time. I plan to buy another .223 HK soon, but still a couple hundred bucks for mags for a gun I don't currently own... I feel a little nutty.
Link Posted: 6/18/2001 11:45:56 PM EST
Absolutely! I went on a mag buying spree in 1999 before all the hi-caps were banned in CA. Mostly AR15, FAL, and M1A mags. I should have stocked up on AK mags but at the time I wasn't interested in buying one. And I totally blew it on the hi-cap handgun mags. All my handgun mags are 10-round. I don't know what I was thinking. Moron!
Link Posted: 6/18/2001 11:52:51 PM EST
I just purchased 2 hi-cap mags for a Ruger P-95. I don't even own a handgun... Yet...
Link Posted: 6/18/2001 11:53:34 PM EST
One of my reasons for buying, to my family, is 'investment', since the liberals wont take freedom as reasonable.... I have mags and parts for firearms I have never owned, and have nominal interest in owning... Some are simply enticement for specific weapon purchase...
Link Posted: 6/18/2001 11:59:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By CavVet: One of my reasons for buying, to my family, is 'investment', since the liberals wont take freedom as reasonable.... I have mags and parts for firearms I have never owned, and have nominal interest in owning... Some are simply enticement for specific weapon purchase...
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I agree with CAV-VET's reasons. It is a familial thing with me...Looking out for my kids who won't ale to buy thinks like SAR's and FAL's and AR's And sometimes, I also use it as a reason to commit me to a specific weapon... Tying up $100.00 or $200.00 in Mags for a gun you don't own is a financial incentive to get the gun. Funny thing is, I own a whole lotta guns. But I only really ever shoot 3 of them...
Link Posted: 6/18/2001 11:59:49 PM EST
Yeah, I bought a SAR-2 before I bought a 7.62mm AK. Always meant to buy the 7.62mm AK later on, so I bought a 75 rnd drum and magazines beforehand with what money I had. Still haven't got the AK.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 12:03:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/19/2001 12:17:45 AM EST by GrowingGrass]
Originally Posted By raven: Yeah, I bought a SAR-2 before I bought a 7.62mm AK.
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Smart man... [IMG]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/012/sg/cr/B7/YI47253.jpg[/IMG]
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 12:03:38 AM EST
Well now I don't feel so bad. Like I said, I found some preban 30rd mags for the HK93/33/53, and until this day, I've never known such a thing existed! Best part, is the price is better than what I've paid for 25 rounders in the past.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 12:04:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/19/2001 12:04:38 AM EST by sgtar15]
Originally Posted By mattja: Absolutely! I went on a mag buying spree in 1999 before all the hi-caps were banned in CA. I should have stocked up on AK mags but at the time I wasn't interested in buying one.
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Just a reminder that the Reno Hilton Gun Show is coming up on August 17-19.[;)][;)] As far as the buying mag thing goes, no I haven't. However I am known to police brass at the range for ammo cases that I don't even have a gun for yet[:)]. This way I will eventually [i]have to[/i] buy a rifle that goes with the brass....right?? sgtar15
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 12:07:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By sgtar15: [However I am known to police brass at the range for ammo cases that I don't even have a gun for yet[:)]. sgtar15
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Now that's pretty bad! I like your logic though.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 12:10:02 AM EST
Hkocker, That's how I got my Winchester Model 94 in 30-30[:D] sgtar15
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 12:12:10 AM EST
My 10mm brass is BEGGING me to buy the dies, THEN the mags....I thought I was the only nut with brass for firearms he didnt own.... I would have NEVER admitted that on a dare....
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 12:12:55 AM EST
I'm with you. I have mags for the AR I'm GETTING. I've been hording .223 brass to reload by the bucket. I horded 1500 rds of .38 spl that I bartered for another caliber. Been doiong it for years. Gives you an excuse to get more stuff.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 12:16:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By sgtar15: Just a reminder that the Reno Hilton Gun Show is coming up on August 17-19.[;)][;)] sgtar15
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Hmm... Naw, I don't need anything else. :) Actually, I'd like some hi-caps for the Glocks but I don't see myself paying $150 for a mag. Geez!
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 12:19:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By CavVet: My 10mm brass is BEGGING me to buy the dies, THEN the mags....I thought I was the only nut with brass for firearms he didnt own.... I would have NEVER admitted that on a dare....
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I didn't know you liked the 10... If you have any Norma brass, i'll buy it. BTW- If you ever stard handloading for the 10, lemme know... I know the perfect handload for 180 Grainers out of a G20... Took me 2 years of loading the 10 to find it, but I got it.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 5:26:43 AM EST
Last month I bought 1000 rounds of Portugese .308 in battlepacks for no particular purpose. Just can't pass up a deal.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 5:53:12 AM EST
I've bought or otherwise acquired many, many parts for guns I don't own. I've bought gun parts and ammo just because they looked cool. I've bought gun parts and ammo just because they looked cool. I have over 100 rounds of once-fired 50 BMG brass and links, and some live 50 BMG ammo. I figure I'll either own the gun some day, or use them for trades. Gun parts are like guns in that, if cared for, they keep their value forever.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 6:01:32 AM EST
I have a dozen or so garand clips with black tips in them, I don't have a garand yet, hell I haven't even shot my cmp qualifying round yet to be able to order it, nor have I scheduled it and nor do I own anything else that fires .30-06. It just gives me more of a reason to buy.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 6:09:43 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 7:51:18 AM EST
Before the ban, I bought several standard capacity mags for guns I don't own. I bought a couple of FAL mags, but now can't get a FAL. I think I'll just go shine 'em up and dream of the FAL. Like everybody else here, I bought a lifetime supply of AR mags at inflated prices. Glad I did.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 8:05:55 AM EST
not bought but I acquired 6 20 rounders and 7 30 rounders well before I had my AR I'm glad I did it saved me money and the ARMY was throwing them in the trash...
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 8:15:51 AM EST
4 Para-Ordnance .45 hi-caps. The gun has been gone for years. 6 30rd. Mini mags. No Mini. Can't seem to part with 'em.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 12:14:40 PM EST
Yep. The cart before the horse kind of thing.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 12:52:41 PM EST
ive been thinking of buying some berrata 92 high caps and i dont even own the gun yet!
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[Last Edit: 6/19/2001 7:45:00 PM EST by pbrstreetgang]
yepper. pbrstreetgang = packrat of the worst sort. i'm like an old crow. if its interesting, i'll pick it up. boxes and boxes of junk. when i need it, i can usually remember where it is. i even pick up parts that fall off of cars- because they might be useful. sometimes they are.[:D] people tend to give me stuff they don't wan't too. most know i'm a tinkerer. must be the pinwheels in my eyes.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 8:20:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/19/2001 8:21:26 PM EST by xanadu]
Super, got a great one. I bought a pair of 1911 combat commander grips from a reputable dealer at a local show in Middle TN. I need the pair of grips as a template. I sent the new grips to a close friend of mine in Bangkok Thailand, who took them to an contact of his that happened to be residing in a Bangkok prison for the rest of his life. The guy's speciality was inlaid mother of pearl grips and did an awsome job creating a new set of grips from the sample I sent. dancing Chinese dragon in pearl on ebony on one grip and flying peacock on the other. Phenomenal., drop dead mastery. "In-Country". I received them back and removed the grips from my 1911, started to put the new grips on.... They didn't fit...., the sample template grips I received back didn't fit either. I got screwed by the vendor at the gunshow 4 months earlier. To this day I can't locate the type of 1911 type gun they go to, they are about 1/2 inch too short. Been looking for a match, if I ever find it, I don't know if i'm going to buy the gun, or sell the grips to who ever has it. edited because it's too late at night to spell rite.
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