I was on my way to the gun shop. I was going to look at a gun for my wife. Drove a half an hour in the snow in my 350z just to look because I'm so excited. On the way, I stopped in to the police station to see if my CCW permit showed up early, and it had. Then I got really excited because I could pick up the M&P compact 9mm that I had paid for on Wednesday. I walked into the shop and he said, "Hey, I just got your approval." I said I'll also take the .38 for my wife. Oh, and some Speer HP's. Oh and some .38 target ammo. Oh, and a new Galco holster. I think I may be addicted.
I entered this forum a year ago and approached it like a 12 step program after the excitement from my first purchase. My 12th gun is coming in on the 26th the month, a 95+% Ruger Security Six 6" Bicentennial edition from 1976. This should mean I'm cured right?!?!?!
Hi Dsig1. We are all in this together. I am on step 7.
Last edited by buck32; 12-19-2008 at 11:44 PM. Reason: Let out thought.
Steve beat me to it! I would be in the same boat as you if I has $$$ to spend so freely!
Addiction is a disease. You can't let a little thing like funds, or lack thereof, get in the way. Also, I have sold as some guns as I have purchased others so my current cache only consists of 9 guns. If you really want to look at a half full glass, since the election, guns are probably one of the best investments out there. If kept in good condition and if bought prior to the election, most guns, especially hi-caps, have held their value or appreciated a bit.
Wow, now I feel a lot better.
I did see a new Kel Tec SU 16 yesterday for $500.
Food, gun, food gun - oh I need to lose another 20lbs. No food this month so gun it is
I'm still waiting on my bailout from the feds. Then I can go on that buying spree...err, help out the economy by being a good consumer.
I can stop anytime I want to; I just don't want to.
Aint addiction great!
sounds like you had a goood day
Dont feel bad I could possibly be in the same boat. Though not as bad as I was in paintball. At one point it got to the point where I played once ever 6 months and me and 2 buddies would buy stuff just to swap back and forth and use to pick up other things. I had $8000 in paintball stuff (3 masks, 7 guns, spare parts for guns I didnt own, stuff that wasworth big money because they were so hard to find), etc.
Then softball. Had to have at least two gloves. You know in case one just happens to give out. Had to have 3 bats or more. In case you arent hitting up to par. Then what if one breaks. Cleats are good. Wow turf shoes they are more comfortable. Got to get them. Dont want knee and back problems. Wait how am I going to carry all this. Oh bat bags. Lets get this well it is too big sometimes got to get a smaller one. Finally cut it out. Down my cleats and a bat bag. Tote two of my cousin's bats so I dont buy my own. Just need to buy a glove, as I sold my last one to help pay for my ruger.
Now, I have buddies getting back into paintball and they are wanting me to start playing with them and I just got rid of everything but an old gun and I am afraid what will happen between it and this. Not ot mention softball season is about to start. My buddy and my wife are wanting ot pick up mountain biking after I got rid of my mountain bike. Good lord I can waste more money than a teenage girl at the mall.
I need help or my wife will kill me.
Brevard, I think you will find that other than the cost of the ammo you shoot, buying guns and keeping them in good shape is a much better investment than most other sports. Not to mention the defensive uses for a gun that are unmatched by any other hobby.
And the fact that buying guns is fun! I keep telling the wife "Just one...maybe two more". I've been saying that for years
As far as other hobbies. About 8 or 9 years go I would say painball was a better investment. You could play and play, get in shape, and if you kept your stuff in great shape get about 95% of your money back.
Now I will agree with defensive. Only problem with that is I have had 12 handguns and 2 shotguns. And not once have I had to use one to defend myself.
In the long run a pistol is a better investment due to the fact you dont know what the future holds and the price of guns may soar. I think it all goes with the times.
THe thing with guns is the difference between want and need. Sure you really only need a good pistol, maybe a 22 rifle and a shot gun. That just is not how my gun addiction works though. I have 23 guns in the house at the moment. and I "need" just one or two more But I look at guns a little differently than many I guess. A well built pistol to me is like a work of art in it's form and function. How it performs and why it performs as it does is something special to me. I guess that's my reason for being a 1911 fiend. They have been around forever and have not changed much over the years. The same principals apply. Even the new modern handguns and rifles are something to behold for me. For me getting a gun in my hand and being able of use it is more than than just the utility aspect of it. For many it's just a tool. and that's fine..for them. If I had 1000 guns it wouldn't be a waste. and I'd probably only "need" one or two more.