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We oughta have a contest for most frivolous gun purchase

#1 Post by KlownKannon » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:03 pm

There comes a time when you buy a gun on a whim. It's something of dubious reputation and you should know better. But then you go out of your way and buy TWO of them.

I am that person.

I'm an idiot. But at least I'm entertaining. That's something, right? Who am I trying to kid? It's probably gonna be awesome! Maybe.

I'll post pictures when the twins arrive.
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#2 Post by YankeeTarheel » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:56 pm

My older son insists my Kel-Tec Sub2000 qualifies, but I see it as the ideal SHTF rifle.
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#3 Post by Marlene » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:00 pm

I'm so curious!
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#4 Post by Hiker » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:24 pm

Well.... not a gun per se. I was strolling through a large gun store when I saw this display of scopes on the counter. They were half price and the rings were thrown in for free. I looked at it about 5 seconds, and picked one up and bought it.

It is still sitting on a shelf, I did some research only to find that it was for deer hunting (less than one hundred yards). I don't hunt and I am hoping to get into long distance shooting. Maybe someday I'll find a use for it.
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#5 Post by Bucolic » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:32 pm

Fraternal or identical twins?
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#6 Post by KlownKannon » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:40 pm

Bucolic wrote:
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Fraternal or identical twins?
Well, they'll come to me as identical but I have no way of knowing what kind of face lift I'll be performing.
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#7 Post by CDFingers » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:48 pm

I must confess to buying a box of brass for which I have no gun and no bullets. For the future, I says.

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#8 Post by eelj » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:06 pm

I think the most frivolous gun purchase I have made in my precision center BFR. A five shot 45colt that will launch 350 gr slugs at 1400 fps is the most unnecessary revolver I own. I give myself credit that I didn't order it in 475 Linebaugh or a similar caliber. That would have been beyond frivolous and totally stupid.

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#9 Post by SailDesign » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:36 pm

Yesterday... Went to the LGS and they had a Mauser, labelled "1934, 32 ACP," except it was actually a 1914 in 25 ACP. The previous owner flipped it with no research.

I've always wanted a 25 ACP, and they were willing to reduce the price since I had to educate them, so it's in jail awaiting next weekend. :) Built in '21 if the online serial number index is to be believed.

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#10 Post by lurker » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:19 pm

ALL OF THEM. EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM.
i paid perfectly good money for a shot-out c96, condition very rough.
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#11 Post by Mustang » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:35 pm

Recently purchased a Ruger Old Army. Still trying to figure out why...

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#12 Post by Bucolic » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:09 pm

Damn. You guys make me realize that I am pretty boring.


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#13 Post by Marlene » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:10 pm

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#14 Post by YankeeTarheel » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:28 pm

Does the Dover branch of the NJ National Guard Armory's Red, White, and Blue Sherman Tank count? (No, I didn't buy it!)


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#15 Post by Eris » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:33 pm

YankeeTarheel wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:28 pm
Does the Dover branch of the NJ National Guard Armory's Red, White, and Blue Sherman Tank count? (No, I didn't buy it!)



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I don't know what kind of tank that is, but it's not a Sherman.

Still counts as a nicely firvolous gun, of course.
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#16 Post by YankeeTarheel » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:42 pm

Eris wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:33 pm
YankeeTarheel wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:28 pm
Does the Dover branch of the NJ National Guard Armory's Red, White, and Blue Sherman Tank count? (No, I didn't buy it!)



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I don't know what kind of tank that is, but it's not a Sherman.

Still counts as a nicely firvolous gun, of course.
You're right! It's not a Sherman tank. I think it's an M60A3. Looks like this one:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanks_of_ ... l_2005.jpg
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#17 Post by atxgunguy » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:50 pm

lurker wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:19 pm
ALL OF THEM. EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM.
i paid perfectly good money for a shot-out c96, condition very rough.
I regret NOT buying a Mk IV Webely in similar condition. :weep:
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#18 Post by FlyGuy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:00 am

I think I have already posted this, but...

Who doesn't need a 30-30 Revolver?
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#19 Post by lurker » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:42 am

more in keeping with the first post to the thread, i own both an hp22 and an hp22a. the "A" model is supposed to new and improved, but apart from the serrated trigger i couldn't say what's new or improved. and then there's the bauer .25 AND the frasier .25, in all but name the same gun, although these are arguably quality pistols.
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#20 Post by Bucolic » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:45 am

FlyGuy wrote:I think I have already posted this, but...

Who doesn't need a 30-30 Revolver?
What did you pay when you bought that from The Joker?
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#21 Post by max129 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:21 am

I have a friend who has spent most of his adult life battling drug addiction. He must have said to me (a hundred plus times)

"Cocaine is god's way of telling you that you have too much money."

I have often said a similar thing to myself - perhaps when I buy both a Sig P320 Compact AND a P320 Sub Compact (after all, they do have inter-chanageable parts and can act as a parts backup for one another.)

But my single biggest dumb purchase was having a GP 100 and deciding that the GP 100 Match Champion was my next gun. When it arrived, I was horrified by the HUGE words cut into the side (one does not call such deep lettering 'engraving'). In the end, I sold them both and bought the S&W 686 and paid $$ for a trigger job on it. I realize priests have been banned from this forum, but that is my confession.

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I have been told by several folks that Ruger did the massive lettering just for the IDPA market - they wanted branding to overcome the huge S&W bias in this [sport] shooting class.

And this is the movie scene I was reminded of when I saw the engraving on the side of the GP 100 Match Champion:
https://youtu.be/LgBA1jA2-mo?t=105

(Sorry - added to post - it took a while to find it.)
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#22 Post by eelj » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:51 am

FlyGuy wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:00 am
I think I have already posted this, but...

Who doesn't need a 30-30 Revolver?

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If I competed seriously in IHMSA production revolver that would be the one I would have.

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#23 Post by YankeeTarheel » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:09 pm

max129 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:21 am
I have a friend who has spent most of his adult life battling drug addiction. He must have said to me (a hundred plus times)

"Cocaine is god's way of telling you that you have too much money."
And if Cocaine is god's way of telling you that you have too much money, then golf is legal cocaine.

And we have an hard-core addict in the White House (who cheats when he plays, too).
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#24 Post by Bisbee » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:26 pm

Old Remington side x side that some asshat cut down into a coach gun and put the bead back on so it looked almost factory. Well, I bought it so who’s the bigger ass?

Anyway, the gun had the old Damascus style barrel and wood stock that was disintegrating. Every time I pulled the trigger I worried it would either fall apart in my hands or explode in my face. The combination doesn’t exactly make for a fun shooter. I traded it for a new 10/22 and never looked back.

But I still consider a coach gun perfect home defense... or the zombie apocalypse. Just not one with an old wound-wire barrel.
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#25 Post by beaurrr » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:41 pm

A pair of Smith 44 mags. They’ve been great for hammering my wrist and taking up space in the safe. Easily the guns I most dislike.
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