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Thread: Do you enjoy the process of getting a new rifle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    I think you could hand most people on this forum a stock AK, AR, HK, FAL, etc. and they could manage just fine with it. We'd might prefer RDS, weapon lights, slick slings and such but we could fight without them if we had to.

    If they learned the basics in the beginning, I could probably give most people here a S&W combat magnum and they'd still rip ass on 99% of home invaders.

    The only one that would give me concern is trying to do a long double barrel shotgun. Really hard to bet the farm on two rounds, break...reload...close and shoot.
    I agree with you about not really needing to heavily mod guns. But it sure is nice to be able to do so.

    As for the double, 18-22 inch barrels are handier. The two shots backed up by a handgun are going to be enough in typical scenarios. 4 extra shells on the gun wouldn't hurt. A mounted light certainly desirable, and a sling..see?..already modding.

    I carry a PX4 .40. It needed the following mods:

    1. Change selector to de-cock only
    2. Talon grips
    3. 11 lb hammer spring
    4. Color front sight

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    #1). Read reviews online
    #2). If it is good you consider the item
    #3). Angels and Devils on your shoulder
    #4). Do I really need another item.
    #5). What about the other items I have not even finished putting together
    #6). Yes you have the scope and rings but what about the other accessories
    #VII).Hi honey. I picked up another new toy
    Last edited by ralfabco; 04-09-24 at 19:41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralfabco View Post
    #1). Read reviews online
    #2). If it is good you consider the item
    #3). Angels and Devils on your shoulder
    #4). Do I really need another item.
    #5). What about the other items I have not even finished putting together
    #6). Yes you have the scope and rings but what about the other accessories
    #VII).Hi honey. I picked up another new toy
    Actually step seven should be. Sneak rifle in house late at night when wife is not looking and quietly tuck it away in the gun safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNorris View Post
    Actually step seven should be. Sneak rifle in house late at night when wife is not looking and quietly tuck it away in the gun safe
    While I agree with this 110% If that doesn't work then "I sold XYZ so I could afford this also works well"! At most I'll just get an eye roll out of that one,LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m1a_scoutguy View Post
    While I agree with this 110% If that doesn't work then "I sold XYZ so I could afford this also works well"! At most I'll just get an eye roll out of that one,LOL.
    Similar.

    I often talk about what guns are going to be sold when acquiring a new one. And I follow through. I really don't want a huge collection of guns.

    The Matriarchy shows itself in this thread, which is fine. It's awesome when it's a good woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron3 View Post
    I really don't want a huge collection of guns.
    Me either. I just want one of each made. 😁. If your collection gets too big, send the extras to me.

    The Matriarchy shows itself in this thread, which is fine. It's awesome when it's a good woman.
    A good woman wonít require or even want you to ask her permission. A good man knows when heís met his obligations to his family, so he knows if itís ok to buy a new gun or whatever else he desires.

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    Frankly, I hate buying a new rifle. Then I have to buy optics, sling, light, etc. and make numerous range trips to zero, confirm zero, and confirm reliability. I'll just run what I have.

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    Sometimes I open my safe and Iím disgusted with myself. I wish I was the man with one well-worn gun. I have completed my collection. I have sold all guns that I donít shoot or bring me no joy.

    Mission dictates equipment and I have not had a mission that dictated new equipment in a very long time.

    I do not enjoy buying new guns. The excitement is short lived. I enjoy shooting and competing with the guns I do have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCrum87hc View Post
    Frankly, I hate buying a new rifle. Then I have to buy optics, sling, light, etc. and make numerous range trips to zero, confirm zero, and confirm reliability. I'll just run what I have.
    And now that my ears appreciate a suppressor on a rifle, do I buy a mount so two rifles can share the suppressor I have or buy another suppressor? $100 vs $1000.

    I could buy ammo or some other gun, invest short term towards the next car or get more I-Bonds with the money saved.

    Or enjoy having a back up suppressor should one get damaged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPM View Post
    Sometimes I open my safe and I’m disgusted with myself. I wish I was the man with one well-worn gun. I have completed my collection. I have sold all guns that I don’t shoot or bring me no joy.

    Mission dictates equipment and I have not had a mission that dictated new equipment in a very long time.

    I do not enjoy buying new guns. The excitement is short lived. I enjoy shooting and competing with the guns I do have.
    I'm at the other end of the spectrum trying to build the reference collection. If I had something close to the Reed Knight collection, I'd almost be done.
    It's hard to be a ACLU hating, philosophically Libertarian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative, scientifically grounded, agnostic, porn admiring gun owner who believes in self determination.

    Chuck, we miss ya man.

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