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Old July 27, 2014, 04:57 AM   #1
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Did you ever think you were done....and then

Did you ever think you were done buying guns and then........."Oh, hell".

Yup, just happened to me. Thought I was all set, no need for anything else, and then along comes a youtube video about a Ruger bearcat converted to a 5-shot .327mag. Now I just have to have one in .32H&R. Dang! Got me again.
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Old July 27, 2014, 07:30 AM   #2
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As far as hunting guns. I have everything I need to hunt any game in North America. My problem, and it's not really a problem in my mind is the deals I stumble across. Sometimes I find a gun that I really don't need, but the price is just to good to pass up. I resell them for a nice profit and add the dollars to the gun buying purse for next time. So I don't see the buying stopping anytime soon. It is just the number of guns I decide to keep has slowed down.

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Old July 27, 2014, 09:01 AM   #3
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When I retired I said 'No more guns.' That was several guns ago.
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Old July 27, 2014, 09:10 AM   #4
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That is a continuing problem for me. I now need another safe because my taste has moved to rim fire rifles and I have no more room for long guns. Guess I won't be done until I'm looking up at the wrong side of the grass....
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Old July 27, 2014, 09:33 AM   #5
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When the safe got full.....

Then my brother got a massive safe and a few are on semi permanent loan to him to free up space.
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Old July 27, 2014, 02:49 PM   #6
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Yeah, I thought I had enough handguns. Then I bought another AR and another shotgun, neither of which have I fired yet.
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Old July 27, 2014, 03:28 PM   #7
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I doubt if I'll ever permanently be done buying guns, but I do tell myself that's it for this year. Typically that doesn't last, and my wife almost always encourages me to buy more. I think she secretly likes guns more than I do.
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Old July 27, 2014, 04:53 PM   #8
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I thought I was done too, then I saw a picture of a Colt MK IV Ultimate Officers 3 1/2" .45acp; and away we go. Still looking for one.
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Old July 27, 2014, 04:59 PM   #9
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I think you're kidding yourself, 9ballbilly; we'll be done when we get to the BIG done. Until then, just enjoy.

I haven't seen that particular youtube, but have heard about a Ruger Shopkeeper conversion and had to go buy me one.

I don't think I'm done, though .
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Old July 27, 2014, 08:51 PM   #10
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Nope, never have thought I was done buying guns. I have the addiction and I know it.
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Old July 27, 2014, 10:00 PM   #11
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Done.....are you kidding. Never done. There's always something new, or old, or different, or whatever that needs to be added to the collection.
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Old July 28, 2014, 12:06 AM   #12
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then I saw a picture of a Colt MK IV Ultimate Officers 3 1/2" .45acp; and away we go. Still looking for one.
I got lucky on this one and saw it a LGS a few years ago. The original grips were gone so I got some replacement grips from Esmeralda:



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Old July 28, 2014, 04:33 AM   #13
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Gun buying is a life time addiction.
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Old July 28, 2014, 08:49 AM   #14
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Agree, a true addict is never healed just in recovery. Every now and then the temptation is just too great. Then we must start the recovery process all over again. I solved most of my pain by increasing the number of safe's in the basement. Also, found that rotating the stock every few years helps with the recovery therapy.
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Old July 28, 2014, 09:00 AM   #15
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I have been to rehab. Haven't bought a gun in days,
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Old July 28, 2014, 05:34 PM   #16
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I must confess, sold one today. Replacement on the way tomorrow.
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Old July 28, 2014, 10:04 PM   #17
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Will never have too many, or be done buying guns.
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Old July 28, 2014, 10:37 PM   #18
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Old July 28, 2014, 11:23 PM   #19
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When I die, no plans to stop before.
This.
I bought an M&P shield 9mm (love it BTW) a week ago and already have my eyes set on my next purchase. I always tell myself (and my wife) 1 gun per year. always ends up being 2 or 3. The shield is already my 3rd purchase of the year behind my savage trophy hunter xp 30-06 and GP100 SS 4 inch.
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Old July 29, 2014, 12:40 AM   #20
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Thought i was done once i built my AR15. Turns out i have only just begun.
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Old August 6, 2014, 12:50 PM   #21
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KyJim,
How much is that gun worth ?
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Old August 6, 2014, 01:35 PM   #22
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How much is that gun worth ?
Hard to say. I paid around $800 a few years ago from my LGS. No box and cheap, non-original grips. I thought it was high but sometimes things just grab you. I have since seen a couple listed for twice that amount with original grips and box.

It's the closest thing I have to a barbeque gun.
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