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Old 06-29-2014, 09:43 AM   #1
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what drives you when you buy a gun?

is it the looks or a particular platform?

function or form?

does it stem from seeing a particular gun in a magazine or talk on a forum that makes you seek one out to test to see if it meets your particular needs or desires?

are you driven by purpose or spontaneity when you see something in the gun store?

do you go by pure emotion or logic when buying?

just seeing how others base their buying decisions on.

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Old 06-29-2014, 12:16 PM   #2
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1. What drives you when you buy a gun?
Mad money in the pocket if I have it

2. Is it the looks or a particular platform?
The looks (condition) go a long way and the platform? Lately I've been nuts about lever guns and side by side double barrel shotguns with exposed hammers. You can keep you ARs... An SVT40? Krag? Now ur talkin'

3. Function or form?
See number 2

4.Does it stem from seeing a particular gun in a magazine or talk on a forum that makes you seek one out to test to see if it meets your particular needs or desires?
Rarely, I was however a little influenced by some magazine articles when I bought my Ruger LCP 380. I really don't care for that gun...

5. Are you driven by purpose or spontaneity when you see something in the gun store?
Lately its been spontaneity

6.Do you go by pure emotion or logic when buying?
If it's a really beautiful gun logic goes right out the window

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what drives you when you buy a gun?
That itch for something new, or something to fill a different purpose

is it the looks or a particular platform?
Both matter. Who wants a gun that is butt ugly?

function or form?
Depends on the purpose. Generally you get what you want for what you want.

does it stem from seeing a particular gun in a magazine or talk on a forum that makes you seek one out to test to see if it meets your particular needs or desires?
Definitely

are you driven by purpose or spontaneity when you see something in the gun store?
Purpose. I never buy a gun without doing research on it.

do you go by pure emotion or logic when buying?
Logic, but also some emotion when it comes to the final choice. There are good options out there for any purpose. Logic narrows it down to a handful, then emotion (and money) makes the final decision.

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what drives you when you buy a gun?
Usually, something involving shooting, be it a Clay's event or a hunt, or going out plinking. Probably why I have so many guns

is it the looks or a particular platform?
Usually after I decide what I think I need (want) then I usually end up buying for the nicest one on the shelf.

function or form?
I might not understand this question, I'm sure it will be an oh duh once you splain it to me...

does it stem from seeing a particular gun in a magazine or talk on a forum that makes you seek one out to test to see if it meets your particular needs or desires?
It can; actually, I think it has a lot of influence on me - that and seeing others with something and liking it.

are you driven by purpose or spontaneity when you see something in the gun store? Yes and yes

do you go by pure emotion or logic when buying?
After my logical side convinces me I "need" the gun then my emotions kick end and cause me to upgrade.

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I forgot to mention, I like odd guns too. That's why I bought that .22 short beretta not long ago. It was in pristine condition, was a Baretta and shot an unusual caliber i thought. I'm glad I got it now. Killed a snake with it last summer.

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what drives you when you buy a gun?
Usually have a specific need and occasionally looking to try something new.

is it the looks or a particular platform?
Usually the platform which is dictated by what I need it for.

function or form?
Function driven mostly by ergonomics.

does it stem from seeing a particular gun in a magazine or talk on a forum that makes you seek one out to test to see if it meets your particular needs or desires?
Never stems from a magazine or talk on forum. Firearms to me, are no more than a platform to launch a bullet.

are you driven by purpose or spontaneity when you see something in the gun store?
Purpose

do you go by pure emotion or logic when buying?
Logic most of the time.

just seeing how others base their buying decisions on.

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If for CC , the smallest power punch I can mamage . At home , anything goes .reliability , performance and something's just cause I think they look cool , like my Ruger SR lite . Looks like "Bond , James Bond" . , :

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what drives you when you buy a gun?

is it the looks or a particular platform?

function or form?

does it stem from seeing a particular gun in a magazine or talk on a forum that makes you seek one out to test to see if it meets your particular needs or desires?

are you driven by purpose or spontaneity when you see something in the gun store?

do you go by pure emotion or logic when buying?

just seeing how others base their buying decisions on.
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I have a bad habit of personifying inanimate objects such as guns, especially handguns. Before the tragic boating accident I owned many handguns. I touch one and I get the notion I have to give it a home. Platform? I could care less. The only discriminatory rule I apply is not adding another caliber. I hand load everything I shoot and I don't want to start another caliber. There is, however, the S&W 25 LC I've been thinking about. I do have the money for it. The gun shop is open today.

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Pure experimenter here. I have a string of wildcat AR's 6x45, 7x39, 22-220 russian, 20-220 russian. I use the AR platform to minimise the factors I'm juggling when I work at a new cartridge. I'm interested in varmit hunting at long ranges so I'm pushing that aspect of the platform. And NO 6.5 grendle is not good enough. Guess you could say I'm looking for 50BMG in an AR package..

Other guns, mostly function though I cant say that looks play no part.

CC I agree on power then capacity for a given concealable size. I currently carry an MP in .40SW. Best punch in that size factor.

I seldom impulse buy, except at gun shows where you only get one go around before its gone..

I'm more likely to buy an old gun with a wild idea for a custom than I am too buy something new...

I do collect for less identifiable reasons. Most of my permanant collection is WW1-WW2 sniper weapons. I guess that could be considered the romance aspect...

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