You might be a gun enthusiast if .....

You might be a gun enthusiast if .....

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    Senior Member Array Wayne's Avatar
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    You might be a gun enthusiast if .....

    Please, post only true things that have happened to you. Here is mine, happened last night:

    I received my order of ammo yesterday and when I got home I opened up the box that had the loose .223 in it. I guess I missed it on the description page but it came with stripper clips and stripper clip holders (green thing with 5 pouches per). If it was thrown in for free then it made me very happy.

    Anyway, I didn't like the ammo just "rolling" about so I got a beer, lit a cigg, and started to thread ammo into the clips.

    I finished about 45 minutes later (750 rounds so had 75 stripper clips to load) and got a call from a "semi" friend that is local (semi-friend means that he is on probation before I invite him into my "friend" circle).

    We got to talking about this and that and I mentioned that my hand was still abet sore (from reaching in and getting the pointie end of the cartriage instead of the base). He asked why and I said, "Well, I just loaded 750 rounds of .223 onto stripper clips, you know how that is".

    There was a phase and then he said, "No, not really, I've never loaded stripper clips before".

    And there I sat, innocently thinking that loading stripper clips was something that everyone does or has done . You know, normal everyday type activity.


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    It seems like a normal activity to me.

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    Just another day for me, except im a 7.62x39 guy.

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    You might be a gun enthusiast if .....
    You have busted nails and bruising around finger tips - from loading mag's!

    You have the brightest blue thumb from letting the M1 bolt close prematurely.

    You have a deep scar across top of right thumb from semi slide ''partial amputation''
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    The web portion between your thumb and forefinger is always sore.
    George Washington: "A free people ought to be armed."

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    Didnt we post the "You Might Be A Gun Nut If..." list here some time ago?
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
    Randy Cain.

    Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
    Signed: Me!

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    Yeah, Miggy, it's here:

    Here's mine. You fire a pistol with a rifle caliber (T/C in 45-70), the pistol has a small gap between the frame and grip inserts which causes your hand to bleed, and you still come out smiling.
    Not as good as yours, Wayne, but it's what comes to mind.
    eschew obfuscation

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    I might be a gun enthusist

    is "the Talk" with my mom was about the rules I have for carrying and usage, instead of involving bumble bees.
    "[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
    They are left in full possession of them."

    Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." ~Alexander Hamilton

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    ...if you've got "glock knuckle"

    ...if you've got a scar on the web of your hand from a G.I. 1911

    ...if your living room constantly smells like break-free
    "Being a predator isn't always comfortable but the only other option is to be prey. That is not an acceptable option." ~Phil Messina

    If you carry in Condition 3, you have two empty chambers. One in the weapon...the other between your ears.

    Matt K.

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    Try not. Do or do not, there is no try.-- Yoda
    G4W is now, be "Vigilant Always" - Bruce, (vet)USASA, NRA, IDPA, USPSA, IHMSA, & USCCA!

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    A little long, but funny and worth reading
    "Gun Control means hitting your target, Repeatedly"
    "Always fire two warning shots to center mass before taking head shots"

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    Making ammo.
    Your wife complains that you always smell like burnt gun powder.

    When you find out you are going to be a father, you buy your unborn child a Ruger 10/22 hoping it will be born 4 days early, on 10/22.

    Both above are true for me.
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