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Posted: 11/17/2003 2:28:41 PM EDT
Almost one year ago I took delivery of my first AR, a Bushy A3 Shorty Carbine. It has remained mostly stock, except for the Hogue Grip, Xpress Sights rear apeture, fake telestock and M4 handguards. Then came the RRA M4 that looks like it was dragged through the EE with a crap magnet.

Now today I take delevery of a new 20" A3 upper to put on another RRA lower I've had for a month.

What's wrong with me, I can't stop. Help me please, I'm weak, so weak, so, so weak.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 3:32:27 PM EDT
Well you never really get control of it. When you hit 10 ARs then you start slowing down. But then you pickup a taste for M1As. Then 1911s. Well it never really stops. There really is no hope. Max [marines]
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 4:30:31 PM EDT
the [b]only[/b] known cure is to send me all your guns, it will be hard, but i'm just thinking of your well being here.....
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 4:43:23 PM EDT
[BBossman] "umm.., (gulp) um... my name is BBossman... [BBossman] [size=3] [b] [group] HI BBOSSMAN [group] [/b] [size=3] Yes, welcome to the group. You know your a member of our 12 Step program when you can: 1) field strip and re assemble an AR in 12 Steps 2) wake up and walk exactly 12 Steps from your bed to the gun safe 3) you have fabricated 12 ways to rationalize your uncontrollable purchases 4) etc. [:D]
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 4:44:08 PM EDT
Waaa ha ha ha ha ha ha .......... Sorry, your asking for help with your addiction from us? That's like asking a bartender to help you with a drinking problem.
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 4:29:34 AM EDT
"dragged through the EE with a crap magnet." LMFAO! When my first AR was a build-it-yourselfer, I knew I was done for. Now I've built four of the little sh*ts, and have plans for a couple more. ARs have taken over my safe; my lone AK-74 is looking pretty worried! The only cure for Black Rifle fever is to ride it out and hope it doesn't kill your wallet in the process. :-)
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 4:41:36 AM EDT
Not even light can escape a black hole.
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 5:14:32 AM EDT
I see no problem[;)]
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 7:43:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BBossman: Then came the RRA M4 that looks like it was dragged through the EE with a crap magnet.
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[ROFL2] Man, you need to make that your sig line or something!
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 7:49:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By dawg_killer:
Originally Posted By BBossman: Then came the RRA M4 that looks like it was dragged through the EE with a crap magnet.
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[ROFL2] Man, you need to make that your sig line or something!
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Instant AR15.com classic [:D]
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 9:13:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By xanadu: 2) wake up and walk exactly 12 Steps from your bed to the gun safe [:D]
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12 STEPS!!?? geez man, i could unlock mine without getting out of bed!!
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 9:27:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By xanadu: 2) wake up and walk exactly 12 Steps from your bed to the gun safe
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I have to agree, this is a bit of an excessive distance! [:P]
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 10:43:49 AM EDT
How did this happen? You ask. Well, you’ve been hanging out here for a year now. This site will only serve to agitate your condition, you’ll find no help here. Congratulation on the new rifle though. Best regards, J
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 11:17:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/18/2003 11:25:37 AM EDT by BBossman]
Originally Posted By JTR8541: How did this happen? You ask. Well, you?ve been hanging out here for a year now. This site will only serve to agitate your condition, you?ll find no help here. Congratulation on the new rifle though. Best regards, J
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Thanks guys, it's true, I logged on here a year ago and within a week, I had purchased an AR from a vendor on the EE. Since then, every lower, upper, sight, accessory, doo-dad, knick-nack and widget I've purchased has come from a vendor or member on the EE. Is it subliminal messages? Don't get me wrong, when I say "crap" I'm talking about quality stuff, Aimpoint, KAC, ARMS etc.. But the more stuff I add, the more I want. Now I need an M5 RAS and a TA31F for the 20" so I can have a USMC A4gery. Whats funny is that the more I add to the M4, the more I find myself drawn to the Bushy for it's simplicity. The only real problem I have found, is that with all the choices, now it takes me an hour to decide which one leans against the headboard at night.
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 11:32:45 AM EDT
It doesn't get better - only worse... 19 ARs (in 6 different calibers) - fully 10% of my total collection! There used to be MUCH more variety in my firearm purchases, then I found this site... heck, you know the rest... And we haven't even been bitten by the Class III bug yet... [shock]
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 12:04:23 PM EDT
hope it doesn't kill your wallet
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The only way the bug ends is when you've killed your wallet, maxed every credit card you've got, borrowed every last penny you can get from anyone who'll loan you money to feed your addiction...... And even then, it doesn't end. It just kinda of backs off a little, but its always there looking for your spare change, etc. [:D]
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 12:13:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HardShell: And we haven't even been bitten by the Class III bug yet... [shock]
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Amen brother. And reloading, I have so much reloading crap i.e. neck turners, different presses, three sets of 308 dies...that if I averaged it out, it cost me about 5 bucks per round when I reload. I must say this site has saved me a ton of money, I only had to spend about 30K to get those savings.
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 12:20:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By usma89: ...I must say this site has saved me a ton of money, I only had to spend about 30K to get those savings.
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[LOLabove]
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 12:22:22 PM EDT
HardShell: Six calibers? I'm guessing 5.56, 7.62x39, .308, 9mm and .22 are all in there. What's the last magic one?
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 12:38:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/18/2003 12:39:37 PM EDT by tivoli410]
My Guess's: 5.56, 7.62x39, 9mm, .458 socom, .22, and .50 beowolf
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 8:36:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2003 6:55:47 AM EDT by HardShell]
Originally Posted By Shooter521: HardShell: Six calibers? I'm guessing 5.56, 7.62x39, .308, 9mm and .22 are all in there. What's the last magic one?
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5.56, .22LR, 9mm, .17 Remington, 7.62x39mm, & 5.45x39mm (a.k.a. .21 Genghis)... FWIW, I'm dying to build a .50 Beowulf - probably my next project after the SEAK... edited to add: [b]BBossman[/b]: Sorry for the hijack - please don't call the Air Marshalls on me... [:D]
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 3:37:13 PM EDT
Hi, my name is mongo, and I too am an AR-15 addict. Within a year I went from one, lonely 20" Bushmaster Postban Target to 5 ARs, two M4's, a 20" DPMS HBAR that I bought for absolutely no reason, and a preban carbine. None of the rifles resemble what I purchased in form or value. The crap magnet has hit me in a big way. Sadly one of the M4's and the DPMS had to go to buy something....wish I could remember what it was......pretty sure it was expensive......OH YA......how about the thousands of dollars in upper parts I have so that I can build just about anything imaginable.
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 8:26:33 PM EDT
Hardshell... I'm at nineteen also...223, 300 whisper, 37mm flares (DPMS M37 upper), 22LR, 9mm, 458 SOCOM...it's like being addicted to heroin, but having something in the safe to show for it when you get done with your weekly detox. Sluggo
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 10:49:01 PM EDT
My wife is always wanting to take vacations. I am always wanting to buy guns. After the vacation, I have pictures. After I buy guns, I have, well... more guns! [snoopy]
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 10:57:50 PM EDT
Hey, have you checked out the AK section yet? [devil]
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 11:06:46 PM EDT
Resistance is Futile!
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 2:44:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2003 2:45:11 AM EDT by JTR8541]
Originally Posted By BBossman: ...now it takes me an hour to decide which one leans against the headboard at night.
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That can be very dangerous, some of those rifles are very heavy; if it were to slip and hit you in the head you could be looking at a concussion, or worse… A broken scope. Like [b]az-ar[/b] said, you should check out the AK side of the site; there’s so much more money to be spent over there. I also take it you haven’t been bitten by the M14 or FAL bug. You should probably check out: [url=http://www.falfiles.com/forums/index.php]FAL Files[/url] and [url=http://www.battlerifles.com]Battle Rifles[/url] You’re all the way across the country and I can hear that sucking sound in you bank account right now. Best regards, J
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 7:46:39 AM EDT
Which 20" A3 upper did you get. My addiction has me looking into them. I want crome. Thanks
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 12:27:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HardShell: And we haven't even been bitten by the Class III bug yet... [shock]
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Ain't that the truth. If you think AR's are addictive, just wait 'till the Class III bug bites you in the ass. Then you're really f*&ked; they're way more addictive and the price tags generally have a few too many zeros at the end. ...ain't that right, Gus?
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 1:24:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By shaggy:
Originally Posted By HardShell: And we haven't even been bitten by the Class III bug yet... [shock]
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Ain't that the truth. If you think AR's are addictive, just wait 'till the Class III bug bites you in the ass. Then you're really f*&ked; they're way more addictive and the price tags generally have a few too many zeros at the end. ...ain't that right, Gus?
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I say again: Resistance is Futile![:D]
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 6:55:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 357sig: Which 20" A3 upper did you get. My addiction has me looking into them. I want crome. Thanks
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I got a RRA upper with a Bushy HBAR barrel. I got it from Imposter on the EE. I think he has another one he's trying to get rid of.
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 1:56:59 PM EDT
BBossman, Don't listen to Shaggy and gus, they just want all the C3 for themselves! Mario_FAMOInc P.S. - Stay away, you can't have ANY of MINE!
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