Anyone Else Have This Problem?

Anyone Else Have This Problem?

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    Anyone Else Have This Problem?

    So, I have two perfectly fine carry guns, an AR, and several other 'hunting guns', yet I'm constantly looking for something new! I look at stores, I look on-line, I watch youtube reviews, I price them out, I check magazine prices...
    I spend all this time for something I don't need! LOL
    Eventually I would like to add to my collection, but it's not really a reality with 4 kids and Dr bills and one off to college soon.
    I guess I'll be prepared when the time comes and I'll be able to recognize a good deal and talk my wife into it. lol Some of the deals and new guns I've seen lately are pretty tempting.
    Just thought I'd share to see if I'm the only one in this boat, or if I can commiserate with others that have this affliction. Haha..

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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    Hi! My name is LimaCharlie and I am an accumulator of guns.
    Hi LimaCharlie!

    My name is Osprey and I am an accumulator of guns.

    Just not ready for a 12 step program yet
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    I can quit any time I want to....
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    Do you train? Find someone reputable teaching fighting classes near you and take a couple.

    Firstly: You will see how your tools respond to being used in extremis. Every gun I own has malfunctioned, some in very complex ways.
    Secondly: If you really enjoy it, you will not have the extra money for more guns. Problem solved.
    Thirdly: The guns you do have you will be able to apply in ways you did not realize you could, with a mastery that most do not possess, (even those who do it for a living).

    If you train already then yes, buy some more guns to put through the classes.
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    I just purchased a gun from Bud's which i don't need and will probably do it again soon. I'm terribly addicted...
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    I don't have a problem, I can collect more now because I've developed a resistance.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew03 View Post
    Do you train? Find someone reputable teaching fighting classes near you and take a couple.

    Firstly: You will see how your tools respond to being used in extremis. Every gun I own has malfunctioned, some in very complex ways.
    Secondly: If you really enjoy it, you will not have the extra money for more guns. Problem solved.
    Thirdly: The guns you do have you will be able to apply in ways you did not realize you could, with a mastery that most do not possess, (even those who do it for a living).

    If you train already then yes, buy some more guns to put through the classes.
    I'm planning on taking a class this summer. I was thinking about taking a carbine class, but when I told my wife how much I'd need for ammo, she said maybe I could find something better to do with all the money between class and ammo.
    I'm just going to plan on making it to more IDPA matches this summer and hopefully try some three gun also!

    Also, glad to hear I'm not alone! Hehe... I'm currently having fun helping my buddy look for a new carry gun. We're going to the range next week to rent some and shoot my own stuff also.

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    Seriously; ammo, training other options ARE viable. But I do understand, as I am the worst here, to ask, if you should cease firearms shopping!
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    I've thought about taking on some type of part-time gig just for the purpose of earning money for my habit. At least then I don't have to feel guilty when I buy another gun I don't need. Well, that feeling only lasts as long as the time I pay for one until it hits my hand. So, maybe it really isn't a problem.

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    Guns got two of us on this forum married lol

    Almost 4 years later we’re still being enablers for each other - co-dependent on firearms

    Welcome, we joined around the same time but this is the first I’ve seen of you! 😃
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho41 View Post
    I've thought about taking on some type of part-time gig just for the purpose of earning money for my habit. At least then I don't have to feel guilty when I buy another gun I don't need. Well, that feeling only lasts as long as the time I pay for one until it hits my hand. So, maybe it really isn't a problem.
    That works! Got a pt job for a gun place and within a few months during the .22 shortage I had bought 6,000 rounds just by being in the right place at the right time! 👍🏻
    Please relax, take a deep breath....
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    "I can quit any time I want to..."
    Let me elaborate -- in the past 6 months I've had to spend $15K on a roof, over 2K on tree removal, over 26K on a new car, all on a teacher's retirement and small-time musician pay. And am still buying and looking at guns, online, in stores, you tube reviews, classifieds, etc... Yep, I can quit anytime I want to.
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    My part-time gig before work goes towards the general budget. I'll just have to keep it when the kids are gone so I can have some extra spendin' money!
    I did just think of another thing.. Tax season! We should be getting a decent refund. Wonder if I can talk the wife into letting me have a few extra bucks!
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    I’m retired, but went back to work doing a job I love for half the money as my pension just to have the funds to indulge in my “ toys” without putting a crimp in my lifestyle.

    I have been a long time addict of guns, but my need to acquire more and more has been helped by finally settling in on what I like and works for me.
    Now, I can concentrate on enjoying what I have and really putting them to use.
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