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Old December 6, 2012, 03:59 AM   #1
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Gun-altered reality

Perhaps I've been spending too much time on here... my wife sometimes thinks so. Perhaps I'm getting too absorbed in this sporting pursuit, but it seems that since I started shooting my view of reality has altered.

Now I don't mean that I view all and sundry with suspicion, nor do I assess every passing granny to see if she has any tell-tale printing at 4 o'clock. I mean the subconscious things which makes it altogether more worrying.

Examples.
Had a later start the other day. After a shower I came back to the bedroom and saw the time. 19 minutes past 9. Except that is not what I saw. I saw 9:19, which translated to 9x19 and then onto 9mm Luger, my comp calibre.

Then come car numberplates. Over here they are 3 digits and 3 letters. I find myself doing double takes when I see registrations that start with 308, 223, 044 and so on. I almost expect the rest of the plates to read WIN, REM or MAG.

Do I need help?
Are you in the same boat?
Is there any hope at all?
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Old December 6, 2012, 06:23 AM   #2
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Do I need help?
Yes, of course you do. Have somebody take you, or take yourself, or take somebody to a shooting range several times a month to shoot. Continue reading here to explore and try to understand your fascination with all things firearm related and with other people that share this passion. As well as you are able, continue to support the firearm industry, (which in turn supports your addiction) by buying guns and ammunition and accessories.

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Are you in the same boat?
Of course not. I am very well adjusted. And by well adjusted I mean that all my firearms with adjustable sights shoot to their point of aim.

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Is there any hope at all?
You're asking that HERE? I mean seriously, you want to be the only sane guy in the asylum? (That would be kind of lonely.)
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Old December 6, 2012, 07:50 AM   #3
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Nope - been doing similar over the years myself...

Trying to stop the gas pump at 19.11, 30.06, 44.40....has become sort of a game i play .
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Old December 6, 2012, 08:08 AM   #4
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Uh, don't know if you need help, but it will only get worse.
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Old December 6, 2012, 10:49 AM   #5
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Before the new 4 digit course numbers in college, when I assigned class numbers - if I could I had 308, 357, etc. for some.
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Old December 6, 2012, 02:02 PM   #6
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I took the most horrendous Intro to Statistics class last semester.

Before I figured out how to print out books in PDF format, I would simply look at my then digital watch and make calibr designations out of the numerals.

556, 545, etc.
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Old December 6, 2012, 02:18 PM   #7
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Old December 6, 2012, 08:28 PM   #8
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You say it like that is a good thing.
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Old December 6, 2012, 08:39 PM   #9
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I thought it was just me, I feel much better now.
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Old December 6, 2012, 08:55 PM   #10
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Get a customized licensed plate with 556NATO or 223REM, see how many people mention it
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Old December 6, 2012, 10:01 PM   #11
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Y'all have issues.
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Old December 7, 2012, 12:00 AM   #12
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The real problem starts when you begin to learn all the wildcat cartridges.
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Old December 7, 2012, 12:09 AM   #13
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I convert phone numbers etc into model numbers/calibers to remember them.
My mates phone number is a model and 2 calibers.
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Old December 7, 2012, 04:50 AM   #14
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My mates phone number is a model and 2 calibers.
We have a winner.
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Old December 7, 2012, 07:21 AM   #15
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You are indeed in good company. I happen to love pocket knives too in addition to guns. So I have two things to live with. . We are all in the same boat.
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Old December 7, 2012, 11:41 AM   #16
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I needed to learn a new license plate and thanks to SW for their complex 3rd gen semi models - I made up a mnemonic with a strong visual image - using Paivio's peg word system for imagery.
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Old December 7, 2012, 11:56 AM   #17
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I've got it bad as well...

As a matter of fact sitting here at work twiddling my thumbs (systems down). I looked up different ideas for a personalized liscence plate through my state. You would be amazed at how many are still available. Seriously thinking about getting one...

Something like 9luger or 556ryfl. Stuff like that other people won't get unless they are gun enthusiasts (addicts) as well.
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Old December 7, 2012, 12:01 PM   #18
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I always liked Burt Gummer's UZI4U tag in the first "Tremors" movie.

I would want 38SUPER.

Edit: In further proof of my addiction, I just noticed that my post count was just recently at 642.
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Old December 7, 2012, 06:40 PM   #19
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Old December 7, 2012, 07:09 PM   #20
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Apparently, I'm not really a gun enthusiast. I know this because, browsing TFL from the "new posts" button awhile back, I came across a thread title: Lee dies.

Instead of thinking about reloading presses, I just wondered who had passed away.

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Old December 7, 2012, 08:56 PM   #21
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i guess im in the same boat since im typing this at 5:56
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Old December 7, 2012, 09:13 PM   #22
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Is there any hope at all?
There is always hope!

Now for what, is another matter entirely!!!

It helps to know what type of folks one is communicating with before opening one's mouth and inserting one's foot:

Colt:
A) A young male horse (Horsey people crowd)
B) 45 that comes in a bottle (possible brown bag crowd)
C) Well the company that makes 1911s of course! (Patients who visit here daily crowd)
D) None of the above (might need some help with literacy crowd)
E) All of the above (might need some plain old help out here crowd)
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