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"You Might Be A Gun Nut If"

-If You've ever dabbed a little Hoppe's on your neck before going on a date...
-If you bought checkering tools, checkered all your gunstocks and are now starting on the bedposts...
-If you cannot really recall just how many guns you own...
-Surplus ammunition suppliers call you to see if there was anything you were looking for...
-If you bought a gun from a gun shop, only to realize you used to own it years ago...
-If you've ever shot out a 1911 barrel.........
-If you save brass and have a case tumbler, but don't reload...
-If you ever stripped the paint off of your car and then blued it
-If you've ever bought ammo for a caliber you didn’t shoot, thinking that someday you might own a gun in that caliber...
-If your computer passwords are gun related...
-If your five-year-old can detail strip and fully reassemble an M-1 Garand............
-If you take your guns out of the safe and handle them, just so you can wipe them down before going to bed...
-If your local gunsmith calls you for obsolete parts...
-If you home-school and use ballistic tables for math lessons...
-If your gun safe is bigger than your refrigerator...
-If the speedometer on your car is in both m.p.h. and fps...
-If you call Brownells and they recognize your voice...
-If you own reloading dies for calibers that you do not shoot...
-If you understand Smith and Wesson's model numbers...
-If you ever bought two different brands of the same bullet just to see which one "shot better"...
-If you've ever had to explain "that it's not the same gun it's a variant!"...
-If watching the Lion King gives you the itch for a .470 Nitro...
-If you cut out your best groups and carry them in your wallet like photos...
-If you've ever gone to a gun show three times in one month, and were excited every time...
-If you feel that a golf course is a willful and deliberate misuse of a perfectly good rifle range...
-If you ever accidentally seasoned a steak with FFFFg black powder...
-If your brass tumbler used to be a small cement mixers.
-If you identify the gun on the cover of Dillon's Blue Press before you notice the girl...
-If you make $30/hr at work and spent 35 min- on your knees at the range looking for that last piece of .40 brass...
-If you have guns in your safes that you can't for the life of you remember how you came by...
-If the FBI asks you to identify firearms they can't...
-If ammo manufacturers had to layoff workers when you went to Europe for a month's vacation...
-If you know the range of every tree in the neighborhood...
-if you can tell the caliber of any spent casing just by feel...
-If you plead with the gun shop to hold a rifle/shotgun until you have space for it...
-If you can't figure out why your non-shooting friends laugh when you say "Bushmaster"...
-If you didn't get that last one because you don't have any "non-shooting" friends...
-If you driver's license says "must wear night vision goggles."
-If your shoulder is callused...
-If manufactures ask you how their rifles hold up.
-If you get misty eyed every time you sell a gun..
-If you alternate Silvertips, Hydra-Shoks and Black Talons in your magazines because they look prettier that way..........
-If you guess windage and range every time you look at a road sign...
-If you went out to the range this weekend to shoot up ammo, just so you'd have some brass to reload...
-RCBS answers your phone calls, "What have YOU dreamed up this time?"..............
-if you can name the parts of your post-ban rifle you had to (or want to) swap out to make a legal semi auto AW
-if someone asks about the president and you think they're talking about Charlton Hesston
-if you know the model numbers of your Glocks, how many and what size mags you have, and which are loaded, but have no idea when your anniversary is.
-if you've ever had to explain why you need armor piercing rounds to someone
-if you have ever run out of gas in your car, but have never run out of ammo before
-if you know the serial numbers of your guns, but still get your kids' names mixed up.
-if you hold a firearms related record in Guinness book of world records.
-if you go to gun shows with a grocery buggy (painted camo of course)
-if you had to explain to someone what a "**** scenario" is
-if the National Guard calls you when things get a little too hot
-if you had a gun rack on your bike when you were a kid
-if you know why 30-06 is pronounced "thirty alt six"
-if you buy all of your clothes at Wal-Mart but own some of the most expensive holsters known to man
-if your name is on California's AW ban
-if you walk up on a conversation about horses and as soon as you hear "colt", you are immediately interested.
-if your favorite saint is John Moses Browning.
-if your favorite paint color is "gun metal grey".
-if you break off on a dissertation on how badly congress screwed Bill Ruger.
-if you anticipate another shooting session AS you are putting your guns away at the range.
-if you look at Shotgun News the way teenagers look at playboy
-if you went to college, but owned more gun manuals than text books
-if the national guard armory has your phone number on "call block" because you keep making bids on their WWII artillery piece sitting out front
-if you carry a backup gun in case the backup for your backup fails.
-if you carry concealed at the beach
-if third world arms dealers consider you to be the largest gun runner in the world (but you keep all the stuff for yourself)
-if you were arrested/questioned about the sniper shootings
-if you've filled out more "yellow forms" than income tax forms
-if you have your own VIP parking spot at gun shows.
-if you hear someone say "it's about 9:45" and you think to yourself "good grief, the 9mm/.45 debate will never end!"
-if you sit through a violent movie and aren't bothered by gory violence, but flinch when someone drops a firearm (might scratch it)
-if the above has ever brought tears to your eyes
-if you have been banned from a movie theater because you always stand up in the middle of the movie and tell everyone you can't fire 30 rounds from a revolver without reloading.
-if you ever took apart your Nintendo zapper and installed custom trigger, laser sight, scope, etc. for Duck Hunt
-if you have more firearms than friends
-if you have insurance covering your guns, but not you
-if Hillary Clinton makes your skin crawl.
-if you slide your paddle holster on to check your mail.
-if you slide your paddle holster on to take out the garbage.
-if you find yourself rapidly disassembling/re-assembling your handgun....in the dark.....on the toilet.
-if you drive to work with a $1500 Kimber in a $500 pick-up.
-if your guns are named names usually reserved for people
-if you designed your own caliber and built a firearm to fire it
-if you grew up with loaded guns all around you, but it never crossed your mind to shoot up your school.
-if you've read the Constitution
-if you know the second amendment by heart
-if you know the second amendment translated into more than 3 languages
-if you used to have a hill as a backstop, but now it has become a 30 foot high mound of pure lead.
-if you make your own reloading tools
-if you make your own powder
-if you don't label your reloading powder, because you can hear the difference when shaking the can
-if you have ever read an article in the crime section of the newspaper and read "the suspect had over 200 rounds of ammunition", then assumed it was a misprint. Who in his right mind would get down to only 200 rounds???
-if your CCW is a shotgun
-if your CCW is a .50
-if your CCW is a LAW
- if you find yourself doing trigger and muzzle control on the bottle of your wife's glass cleaner
-if you mount a red laser sight on the bottle of your wife's glass cleaner.
-if you have range data sheets for the bottle of your wife's glass cleaner.
-if she uses the cleaner in weaver stance just so you'll be quiet.
-if you had to buy her another bottle of glass cleaner after your failed attempt at converting it to full-auto.
- if your girlfriend/wife is jealous of the time you spend with your guns
- if your wish list on midwayusa totals up to the price of a new car
- if that new car would be a Bentley
- if your already thinking about your next gun while your filling out the paperwork on the one you're buying.
- if the guys at the local gun shop send you a Christmas card
- if you own a guns you haven't shot yet
- if you have a room in your house dedicated to guns
- if when someone says "but what if you don't have a gun with you?" and after 15 minutes you still can comprehend how that would be possible.
- if the sound of full auto gun fire makes you feel all warm and fuzzy
-if you shook the presents under your tree, and one fired a round out of it.
-if you've spent more money at Midway USA, Brownell's, and Cabela's than the companies are worth.
-if your will specifies your favorite firearm(s) to be buried with you.
-if the glock talk logo is burned into your monitor.
-if you have had a friend who thought knives were soooo cool and dangerous, then you showed him your AK-47 collection
-if you wonder why you must renew your CCW license every year, but your marriage license won't expire.
-if someone asks how many guns you have, and the answer begins with "about" (i.e. "about 50 or so").
-if you took an ink blot test, and your answers were things like "an AR-15 sear", "bolt release from ruger 10-22", "firing pin from M1911", etc.
-if you know you carry 45 caliber 230 grain full metal jacketed hydra-shock hollow points from Federal, but don't know the color of your wife's eyes.
-if you have ever shot a hole in something on accident
-if that something was your TV during a Bush/Gore debate
-if you buy Hoppe's solvent in 50 gallon drums because your howitzer "likes" it
-if the gun show owners let you in free.
-if you named a dog after a gun.
-if you name your kids after your guns.
-if you time yourself each time you fill out one of those yellow forms, and you're down to a minute flat.
-if you carry pictures of your guns in your wallet
- If your apartment complex cites -you- as the reason they don't need on-site security.
- If you've been in a local gun shop and had a sales clerk ask you a question about a firearm, because no one else in the shop knows the answer.
- If the above occurs so they can make a sale.
- If one of your local gun shops asks you to come work for them, because you've shown more knowledge than their employees.
- If the above occurs at a shop you don't normally frequent.
- If your local Police Department asks you what you think about the new handgun they're thinking about issuing.
- If you've ever been asked by your local Police Department to bring in one or more of your weapons for them to show off, because they're "Better than this crap we're carrying."
- If you've ever gotten out of a ticket by offering to take the Officer shooting.
- If you've ever been pulled over by a Police Officer so she can ask you to take her shooting.
- If you've ever been pulled over by a local Police Department just so they can ask you a question about one of your weapons, or your ammunition.
- If you've ever had people fly into the state, or country, just to fire some of your weapons.
- If you've ever talked about your latest acquisition and heard the words, "How the heck did you get your hands on that?"
- If your name has ever been given to a new recruit at your local Police Department along with the words, "Don't bother asking, he's going to have a gun on him somewhere."
- If your boss has ever given you a box of ammunition as a reward for a 'Job Well Done', and you don't work in a firearms friendly place.
- If you've ever taken the day off work to go shooting, hunting, to the smith, or to purchase a new handgun, and yet you refuse to call in sick.
- If your primary requirement for a soft-side briefcase, for work, is how well it can carry your preferred sidearm.
 

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I cannot believe how many of those are true for me. Should I be embarrassed??? :oops:

* I own .303 British cartridges but don't have any gun chambered for .303 British (and they're reloads).

* The password thing....I won't even go there.

* I can even tell you how fast the space shuttle travels in FPS.

* I used to use a box of corncob media EACH WEEK.

* I used to get the Dillon magazine....

* I pick up brass for caliber I don't even own 'just because it's cool looking'.

* I can identify spent casings from the ground.

* Last time I cried was the first time I ever sold a gun (Ruger M77 in 300 WSM). Depressed for a week.

* I chuckle when I look at the clock at one of the following times: 2:04, 2:22, 2:23, 2:24, 2:50, 2:57, 3:00, 3:08, 3:11, 3:55, 3:57, 4:04, 4:29, 4:51, 4:58.....etc, etc, etc.

I do this one ALL the time: If you find yourself rapidly disassembling/re-assembling your handgun....in the dark.....on the toilet. :oops:
 
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LOL Thats GREAT. Am I the only one who has shot a gun while sitting on the toilet? :oops:
I sort of hope the answer to your question is yes. I can't get my head around the implications otherwise.
 

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Strategic Tactical said:
LOL Thats GREAT. Am I the only one who has shot a gun while sitting on the toilet? :oops:
Nope, just gotta be careful where the hot brass lands :shock:
 

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My wife would argue with this answer, but I guess I am not a gun nut as I only scored 16. :(

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You should add these to the list:
- if your friend gives you 2 boxes of 9mm instead of a crock-pot for a wedding present.
- if you though you were getting a great deal when the girl you married came with hew own 12gage
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xmirage2kx said:
Strategic Tactical said:
LOL Thats GREAT. Am I the only one who has shot a gun while sitting on the toilet? :oops:
Nope, just gotta be careful where the hot brass lands :shock:
My grandpa shot a deer while he was sitting over a log taking care of business. Does this count?

ian
 

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I was standing behind and to the right of my buddy at the range one day (bad place to stand) and a nice hot .45 case came right back at me and landed between my glasses and my cheek/eye. YOUCH!!!!
 

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tapehoser said:
I was standing behind and to the right of my buddy at the range one day (bad place to stand) and a nice hot .45 case came right back at me and landed between my glasses and my cheek/eye. YOUCH!!!!
Make sure you wear a brimmed hat - it's saved my eyelids more than once.
 

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308 brass between the neck and the collar of my vest burn and scar.
 

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a nice hot .45 case came right back at me and landed between my glasses and my cheek/eye. YOUCH!!!!
Make sure you wear a brimmed hat
Yah... be wary of flying brass. Like some other ladies she met, my wife quickly learned to wear only shirts with snug collars not lower than T-shirt height. It was embarrassing for her --- at a public range --- to fish out hot brass that fell down her front. :oops:

Everybody was polite about it.
 

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blackpuma said:
a nice hot .45 case came right back at me and landed between my glasses and my cheek/eye. YOUCH!!!!
Make sure you wear a brimmed hat
Yah... be wary of flying brass. Like some other ladies she met, my wife quickly learned to wear only shirts with snug collars not lower than T-shirt height. It was embarrassing for her --- at a public range --- to fish out hot brass that fell down her front. :oops:

Everybody was polite about it.
Sitting in a humvee on a live fire exercise and having a .50 shell get lucky and go down not only my vest but my blouse and t-shirt too. Good times. :lol:
 

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Sitting in a humvee on a live fire exercise and having a .50 shell get lucky and go down not only my vest but my blouse and t-shirt too. Good times. :lol:
I've got a couple burns from flying Brass during MOUT fun stuff I tell ya! :eek:
 

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xmirage2kx said:
"You Might Be A Gun Nut If"

-If you guess windage and range every time you look at a road sign...
Can we change this one to" -If you hate that irresponsible idiots that get their hands on a gun feel like they have to shoot up every road sign they see."?
 

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Strategic Tactical said:
LOL Thats GREAT. Am I the only one who has shot a gun while sitting on the toilet? :oops:
No, there was this one guy at Carl's Jr....
 

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I definately qualify! My 5 year old can all the components of my M&P and knows how to take it apart and put it back together! :shock:
 
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