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Posted: 8/17/2001 5:23:21 PM EDT
I borrowed this idea from another board, but it is a valid question. WHEN DO YOU KNOW YOUR A GUN NUT??? The list is long, but for me, its when I start identifying every firarm in every show, movie, police officer walking/driving by, in the back of someones truck, etc... I think you get the idea and can likely relate. Lets hear yours... fuatos
Link Posted: 8/17/2001 5:31:02 PM EDT
My wife hates when I watch movies and tell her I have that one, and that one in .40, and that one in carbine form. [smoke] If you have more guns than fingers, you qualify. [uzi] If one of your guns costs more than your car, you are a gun nut. [shotgun] If you have more money in ammo than in the bank, you are a gun nut.
Link Posted: 8/17/2001 5:32:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2001 5:36:58 PM EDT
The typical wife statement is: You can tell me about every gun on tv, why can't you ______ (fill in the blank with anything). You know you're a gun nut when you regularly read Shotgun News and Gunlist when you are both in California and broke. [%|]
Link Posted: 8/17/2001 5:39:04 PM EDT
When the last thing you do before going to the hospital to have major surgery is - check AR15.com, GlockTalk.com & Subguns.com. (Also just about the 1st thing I did when I got home!)
Link Posted: 8/17/2001 5:40:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2001 5:42:21 PM EDT
You know you're a gun nut when you regularly read Shotgun News and Gunlist when you are both in California and broke. [%|]
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I ALWAYS take a copy of Shotgun News or Gunlist with me when I travel(or both). The night before I leave to go on vacation, I go to the newstand and purchase a copy and put it in the car. The next day, I tell the wife to drive, and I read. Makes a 6 hour trip MUCH more enjoyable. Oh yeah, there's always a copy convenient to both thrones in my house. My gun nut certification is framed and proudly hangs over my mantle.
Link Posted: 8/17/2001 6:19:09 PM EDT
When you can;t go a whole week w/o visiting a FFL, or better yet having your own Curio FFL.
Link Posted: 8/17/2001 6:21:53 PM EDT
When the word "need" is no longer in your vocabulary..........[:)]
Link Posted: 8/17/2001 6:23:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2001 6:20:12 PM EDT by captainpooby]
I started skiing when I was ten. I read everything there was about it. I wanted all the new equipment etc... no-one ever called me a ski nut. I started riding motorcycles when I was sixteen. Read every magazine I could find. Bought lots of gear and wanted more. Hung with like minded people. No-one ever called me a bike nut. Started skydiving when I was twenty-two. Same scenario.Scuba, three years ago, same scenario. THEN, I bought some guns, read some gun rags, AND NOW I'M A GUN NUT!! I know, because people tell me. BP
Link Posted: 8/17/2001 6:25:04 PM EDT
When every once in while you bring all your military guns into the living room and prop them up so you can look at them. All night. I mean, I'm doing other things to, not JUST staring at them. Man, I even just love looking at them. And knowing they're in the guest bedroom and in their cases just isn't enough sometimes. Sometimes when I've got a gun on order or in the mail, I'll wake up in the middle of the night thinking about it. I also enjoy reading SGN and The Gun list often, even if the ads don't alway's change week to week. I LOVE the mell of bore solvent, burnt gunpowder, and gun grease. I take pictures of my guns, even though I can't post them on the web. It's like gun porno. My wife thinks I have obsessive compulsive disorder. I'm no so sure. I love guns.
Link Posted: 8/17/2001 6:29:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2001 6:31:49 PM EDT
Well, we all are here aren't we!! [beer]
Link Posted: 8/17/2001 6:33:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By seamusmcoi: When every once in while you bring all your military guns into the living room and prop them up so you can look at them. All night. I mean, I'm doing other things to, not JUST staring at them. I love guns.
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I am not going to ask what the "other things" are.
Link Posted: 8/17/2001 6:33:56 PM EDT
When you sit on your bed watching tv, and keep running the action of your garand because you like the sound of it......when you stop buying magazines because you can`t remember how many you really have....(oh...maybe that`s a OLD thing...sorry).........[smoke]
Link Posted: 8/17/2001 6:42:50 PM EDT
A couple from personal experience... When you've spent enough in tax stamps for machineguns that you could have bought another machinegun. When you measure everything by its value in guns and ammo (I could have bought another AR15 and five cases of ammo for the price of that new fridge!) And you know you're really in trouble when... When looking to buy a new vehicle, you ponder whether it should be fitted with a ring mount or a pedestal mount for the beltfeds.
Link Posted: 8/17/2001 6:49:27 PM EDT
When you get the urge to climb a tower with a few good rifles and a boatload of ammo... Or is that just me?
Link Posted: 8/17/2001 7:37:40 PM EDT
When people at work refer to you as the "Militia Guy".
Link Posted: 8/17/2001 11:41:55 PM EDT
When you pull out a AR just because you are on AR15.com Think of ways to cut down on food purchases to buy next gun and accessories. When your mother asks "is everything okay" When almost every convesation you get into with friends always leads to something weapon related. When you can take down all your weapons blind folded. (no time limit, sometimes you just want to run that cam pin through your fingers a little longer) No Slack!
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 2:24:51 AM EDT
[b]“When do you know your a gun nut???” [/b] When you start to wrap your house in tin foil Because you’re tired of making a new hat every night. When you have trouble moving your mouse because of all the pistols on the desk. When to get up out of your chair to go piss, you need to move three AR's, four AK's and an assortment of various firearms just to relieve yourself. mmk
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 2:58:35 AM EDT
Well, to the antis, whenever you acquired your first firearm. In a lughthearted way, posting on this website is a pretty good indicator, especially replying to this post. I start jonesing whenever I can't find a good gun mag with one of those politically incorrect firearms featured in it. I also do the movie thing, evaulating purchases in terms of thier worth in guns or ammo, quality bonding time with my guns, and many of my conversations with friends do end up about firearms.[:D] Yep, I definitely got guns on the brain and I think it's gonna stay that way. Took my liberties for granted to long, never again.
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 3:11:21 AM EDT
When all of your friends at work keep asking you if you have got your new machinegun yet, you might be a gun nut.
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 3:47:08 AM EDT
For me, the first time I realized I qualified as a gun nut was when someone (my girlfriend) asked me "exactly how many guns do you own" and it took several seconds of thinking and then consulting the list of serial number I carry in my wallet to confirm that number. Or when at work my fellow officers refer firearms questions to me. Thats my daily reminder. Or, when my FFL hasn't heard from me in a week or two and he calls just to make certain I'm ok. It's nice to know he cares. I think.... [8)]
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 5:11:45 AM EDT
You know when: When the lady of the house wakes you up with an offer you can't refuse, but instead you hop out of bed to head for the range
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 5:32:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 6:13:05 AM EDT
When you have more guns in zippered cases leaning aganst the walls than you have in the "2" gun safes that are allready full to there limit at least that what she says!
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 7:24:59 AM EDT
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[url]http://www.libertyaccess.com/~jcrouch/gun-nut.htm[/url] This list about covers it.
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 7:43:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By FrankSquid: Your a gun nut when.... you are a MODERATOR of a gun discussion group your local PD asks your advice on future arms purchases you promised your self you wouldn't buy any guns for a while and then bought one(or more) anyway you gun dealer retires because you moved from the area you store your ammo in your OLD gun safe and now that is getting too small ...and you are ABSOLUTELY a gun nut when you OWN a 50 BMG. Now if I was a moderator I would be really bad.
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Don't kid yourself Frank - with 5 out of 6, you're definitely a gun nut. [:p]
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 8:27:50 AM EDT
When you buy a gun in a caliber you don't have just to be able to reload and shoot brass you've scrounged, you might be a gun nut. If having less than 5,000 rounds of ammo for every gun you own makes you feel naked, you might be a gun nut. If you've ever bought a gun because you got a good deal on a scope and didn't have a gun to put it on...
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 9:37:29 AM EDT
fuatos if you have to ask it's already to late.
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 9:44:47 AM EDT
-When you have vastly more ammo than you can carry. -Whenever your anti-gun/leftist relatives become scared enough to want a gun, they ask YOU to take them shooting for their first time. -When your stack of gun magazines is 30 years old, or exceeds 3 feet in height. -When you pick up an ancient, lousy copy of Gun World from the stack, scoff at the bad writing/layout, saying "What a lousy magazine...", but still hang onto it, "just in case." -When your heart skips a beat every time you see an add for a $49 dollar Nagant, or Turkish Mauser, or whatever, but you never go buy one 'cause you "already have to d@mn many of those, already." -When you actually long for the days of Chinese ammo.
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 9:56:08 AM EDT
If you've ever bought a gun because you got a good deal on a scope and didn't have a gun to put it on... Does buying a gun because You had a really cool holster and nothing to put in it count?
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 10:45:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2001 10:42:29 AM EDT by Bat21]
This is true. Back in the 60's I would study the ballistics on ammo all the time. There was a good write up in a magazine about the new .280 Remington cartridge. I just had to have this rifle. The Base Exchange had some of the ammo so I bought a few boxes and special ordered the rifle. I didn't get the rifle for about 3 months. Now I just stockpile Military weapons and ammunition and cruise gunshows.
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 12:48:32 PM EDT
When your mailman, who's never said a word to you but delivers your SGN, American Rifleman, and catalogs up the whazoo, knocks on the door one Saturday and asks if you know anyone with an FFL.
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 2:01:01 PM EDT
The guys at work call you "Tackle Barry."
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 2:28:31 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/18/2001 5:19:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2001 5:15:58 PM EDT by Bat21]
Or you spend your time scrutinizing every single weapon used in the movie and making comments as the movie proceeds: 1. Was the weapon being used in a 1967 Vietnam movie even in production then ?. 2. Do the spent shell casing that are so freely falling everywhere match the caliber of weapon that is being fired ?. 3. Were "Pine Apple" grenades used in Vietnam by American Forces ?. 4. Does every foreign enemy in the world no matter who we are fighting in the movie drive 1999 Jeeps ?. 5. Why does every Grenade tossed in a movie expode on contact ?. Ours had a 4.5 second delay. 6. What kind of Hand Grenade blows everyone nearly 7 feet in the air ?. 7. Why fire an M60 one shot at a time, are they short on ammo ?. 8. What happened to flash suppressors. In movies the M16's have the muzzle flash of a "Battleship's 16" Guns" 9. Where does all that background music come from, anybody recall hearing that in Nam ?. Anymore ?
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 7:16:57 PM EDT
When the police ask to borrow some firearms when there is a problem in your area.
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 7:26:05 PM EDT
SILVER SURFER I know its too late!!! I was trying to provide a public service... Helping others realize they are in deap deap deap trouble. The only way to get better is sell them all off--fire sale!!! Saying that made me shudder and I'm sure reading it made many grasp their heart! At least we realize our eccenticities and uniqueness. I say we are very healthy... we are in touch with our inner selves. We are one with our family. I feel peace and serenity... Now let's go blow that crate of ammo on some poor inanimate object!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fuatos
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 7:30:40 PM EDT
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[Last Edit: 8/18/2001 7:37:32 PM EDT by rg00red]
When you organize your future paychecks so that you will have enough for the Uzi and suppressor and just enough to buy food, pay the mortgage, put a couple dollars into the kids' college fund. When all future acquisitions of money result in gun purchases. When you can't remember exactly how many guns you have. When you say, "I only buy, never sell." When range trips are family outing events that last from dawn till dusk and always end with a barbecue and a tree being cut down by your M1917. When you have your daughters take their car loaded with guns and ammo, your wife takes hers, and you load the Suburban to get all the guns and ammo you'll "need" at the range. When you spend all night loading your vehicles for the range trip and your neighbors peer out their windows with the "look." When neighbors don't want their kids to play with your children because, "They have guns." When your daughters' principal calls you at work to tell you that they were bragging about a rifle match in which they used "assault rifles" and that just isn't appropriate in school. When your daughter can field-strip an M-16 and an Uzi at the same time, blindfolded. When your daughters' boyfriends fear your daughters more than they fear you. When your daughters' teddy bears all wear camo and have miniature machine guns and they have Soldier of Fortune posters on their walls. When ammo you ordered arrives on pallets and takes you 2 hours to store away. When you have a special "fun" building for your ammo and reloading stuff. When you measure time in how many rounds you can reload.
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