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Old January 5, 2019, 10:44 PM   #1
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You are DEFINITELY a gun nut when......

My in-laws like “cute” gifts. . So recently they got me a cheap plastic toy gun/bottle opener because I like beer and guns. Well they are in town so I pulled it out to be polite.

So I am sitting here drinking beer that I have opened with this thing and I realize OH MY GOD AM I A GUN NUT!! Why you ask? 2 reasons.

1-I carry this thing around very cognizant of my finger off the trigger.

2-I find myself sitting here dry firing it feeling for the break and the reset all the while taking care to make sure it is in a safe direction.

When you are trying to learn the break and reset on your bottle opener.......you might be a gun nut.

For the record it has a long creepy, yet light take up with a surprisingly crisp break. Crappy long reset though.
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Old January 5, 2019, 11:31 PM   #2
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You are Definitely a gun nut when - Your wife's sister and her husband come from Europe to visit and when showing them the house and the sisters husband asks what in all the ammo cans ? and my wife and I say at the same time AMMO .
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Old January 6, 2019, 12:23 AM   #3
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...when you’ve named your guns but not your kids...
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Old January 6, 2019, 12:43 AM   #4
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..when you’ve named your guns but not your kids...
I named my first born after one of my guns.

Tried again with the kids that followed, wife said one was enough.
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Old January 6, 2019, 12:51 AM   #5
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HA!!!!

My daughters initials were almost HnK or RPK.
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Old January 6, 2019, 12:55 AM   #6
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I bought a gun because I had ammunition for it.
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Old January 6, 2019, 01:21 AM   #7
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have had cats named Mauser, Walther, Smith, and Wesson....
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Old January 6, 2019, 06:25 AM   #8
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Always notice when the time is 3:57, 5:56, 2:23, etc.
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Old January 6, 2019, 06:31 AM   #9
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. . . . you think The Pretenders' song "Brass in Pocket" is about casings.
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Old January 6, 2019, 06:36 AM   #10
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AKA Rifle Loony;

AKA Rifle Loony: Build up a rifle because you have the odd ball reloading dies. This topic can take some people out of their comfort zone....PDQ.
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Old January 6, 2019, 09:34 AM   #11
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When you hear the time "9:45" spoken and you think "Good grief, will that 9mm vs .45 debate ever end???"
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Old January 6, 2019, 10:37 AM   #12
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When some other shooter keeps asking me whether I'm "camping out in a tent behind the outdoor gun range."

Though I'd rather be called a "gun enthusiast" instead of a "gun nut," because of gentlemen conduct protocol on the range.
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Old January 6, 2019, 11:06 AM   #13
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When your neighbor gives you a .40 S&W die set and you buy a .40 S&W pistol so you can load for it.

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Old January 6, 2019, 11:12 AM   #14
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When you reload in the living room.
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Old January 6, 2019, 12:26 PM   #15
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Gun nut?...as already said, prefer gun "enthusiast", but get the point. I say you're a gun "nut" when you buy yet one more 1873 SA in 45 Colt almost identical to the ones you already have because...
1) you can
2) it IS a different manufacturer
3) that trigger DOES feel a tad different than your other ones
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Old January 6, 2019, 05:53 PM   #16
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"I bought a gun because I had ammunition for it. "

I have done this. Somebody gave me about 400 round of WWII 45acp surplus. I bought a 1911

".Always notice when the time is 3:57, 5:56, 2:23, etc"
I do this also.
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Old January 6, 2019, 08:38 PM   #17
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When your wife walks in to find the dog, named Ackley, licking a barreled action soaking in mustard and shaved onions ... and she doesn't even bother to ask...



...You bought a gun only because was reported to be so terrible that you had to find out for yourself.
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Old January 6, 2019, 10:04 PM   #18
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When you use a black bear sighting 60 miles away as an excuse to buy a 1911 in 10mm.
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Old January 6, 2019, 10:37 PM   #19
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When you open up the safe and ask

"When did I get that one?,. And why did I buy two?
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Old January 6, 2019, 10:56 PM   #20
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I am NOT a gun nut. Gun nuts are those people that are trying to ban/take away my guns.
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Old January 7, 2019, 01:28 AM   #21
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when.......

You buy ammo, but do NOT have a firearm for it.

You have a demilled .50 BMG cartridge notched to form a bottle opener.

You got a thermos for Christmas about the size and a fair replica of a 50mm antitank gun.

And my favorite ......at age 10, you spent your lunch money to buy a .50 BMG
AP projectile from another kid.....and still cherish it!!!!!
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Old January 7, 2019, 05:52 AM   #22
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When you buy a new pistol chambered for .45 LC because you received .45 LC ammo as a gift and didn't already have one.

When you set your gun safe between the garage and kitchen door so you can unload new guns without your wife seeing.

When the company your wife works for flies a German counterpart in for business and is asked what he'd like to do while in the USA? He says "Shoot guns", and the office immediately looks at your wife.
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Old January 7, 2019, 08:46 AM   #23
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Only 17 firearms, and only 8 that I reload for, but I guess the bottle opener made from the 50BMG cartridge makes me a gun nut.
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Old January 7, 2019, 09:27 AM   #24
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When even your wife can't understand how other people live without at least two larges safes in their house.
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Old January 7, 2019, 10:35 AM   #25
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When you buy a second .32 auto Mauser, just to get a spare mag for the first one.
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