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My CC (P95 9mm) and beside the bed (12ga 500) guns are the only 2 that had any logic applied...The rest of them were impulse buys. Some i have grown to love, some not so much...The BP/SA revolvers, and lever guns are really starting to pile up...I'm addicted, and probably need help..........
Hmmm - I wonder if our gooberment has a plan in place to help you through this stressful situation. I'd reach out and see if there isn't a subsidy out there that you can resource for your addiction. Maybe they can secure funding for both guns and Mopars for you.
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What drives you when you buy a gun? Testosterone

Is it the looks or a particular platform? Yes

Function or form? It must work and it must look like a gun.

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? All of the Above

Are you driven by purpose or spontaneity when you see something in the gun store? A Little of Both

Do you go by pure emotion or logic when buying? Same as Above

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hmmm - i wonder if our gooberment has a plan in place to help you through this stressful situation. I'd reach out and see if there isn't a subsidy out there that you can resource for your addiction. Maybe they can secure funding for both guns and mopars for you.
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Of course the goberment has a plan to help! Problem is it was written in komifornia by gun haters! Just move to new York and quit cold turkey.....
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to further expand on the original question, lets assume that you have the guns you feel you need for most reasons that feel the need for them, what are your reasonings or emotions when buying one you want?

as i have my needs in guns covered and have for years, sometimes, i just browse the pawn shops and gun stores to see what might be available, or to see if i run across something that may be on my wish list at a decent price.

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to further expand on the original question, lets assume that you have the guns you feel you need for most reasons that feel the need for them, what are your reasonings or emotions when buying one you want?

as i have my needs in guns covered and have for years, sometimes, i just browse the pawn shops and gun stores to see what might be available, or to see if i run across something that may be on my wish list at a decent price.
Probably the desire to try out something new(to me), or something that has never been done before. As I said I wildcat a lot, and that is almost always the search for better preformance in a given package. Applying new chemistry to older rounds, necking up or down to reach a ballistic objective. Increasing case capacity for higher velocity. And then taking your new baby out and wringing it out for the best accuracy.... , almost as good as sex!

And a new cartridge ALWAYS deserves a new gun, doesn't it?!? What good is a new cartidge without a rifle as sexxy as it is....
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Probably the desire to try out something new(to me), or something that has never been done before. As I said I wildcat a lot, and that is almost always the search for better preformance in a given package. Applying new chemistry to older rounds, necking up or down to reach a ballistic objective. Increasing case capacity for higher velocity. And then taking your new baby out and wringing it out for the best accuracy.... , almost as good as sex!

And a new cartridge ALWAYS deserves a new gun, doesn't it?!? What good is a new cartidge without a rifle as sexxy as it is....
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Probably the desire to try out something new(to me), or something that has never been done before. As I said I wildcat a lot, and that is almost always the search for better preformance in a given package. Applying new chemistry to older rounds, necking up or down to reach a ballistic objective. Increasing case capacity for higher velocity. And then taking your new baby out and wringing it out for the best accuracy.... , almost as good as sex!

And a new cartridge ALWAYS deserves a new gun, doesn't it?!? What good is a new cartidge without a rifle as sexxy as it is....
sometimes our desires or wants take us on a jouney to find a particular gun. sometimes the jouney can be as much fun as the destination when searching for a gun.

one in particular, was rifle i wanted in 280 Remington, after my father and i discussed the round years ago. that journey lasted about ten or eleven years until i found one a few years ago. sometime the destination is worth the journey. i really didn't have need for one, since my rifles in 30-06 and 7mm Mag. could cover anything that the 280 could do. but, it wasn't about need, but what i wanted.

some guns that are on my wish list are guns i overlooked years ago, but now capture my interest. some are guns i foolishly traded or sold that now give me regrets in doing so, and that i would like to replace if possible.
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well i use logic and emotion in buying some.

some i buy simply because t want them, as i think every collection should have them, and really have no need for them other than the enjoyment they provide me with owning and shooting them.

some i have bought for simple and more practical reason, and for the most part, i have no emotional attachment to them. these are at any time likely to be traded or sold, only to be replaced by something similiar that fits the same purposes, but might be better than what i had for that specific purpose.

some have been bought for a specific purpose, and unless they fulfill my expectations of how i think they should perform, then they are sold or traded for something else. some have even been bought with a specific idea for a project they were intended for.

one think i can't abide is an ugly gun. personally, i have no desire to own an ugly gun. but beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we all have different preferences is what appeals to us. there was a time several years ago, that my tastes in rifles leaned more to the pure utility and practical purposes of rifles with synthetic stocks. my tastes now are going back to what they were years ago and now wood and blued steel is taking up more of my collection than in years past. our preferences and desires in guns can change over the years as well. guns that didn't appeal to me years ago are much more desireable now to me.
This pretty much covers most reasons why I buy a particular gun. I like an attractive gun that fills a specific gap in my collection. And I like versatile guns that may even overlap more specialized guns. There are certain guns and calibers you must have (which may be different for each of us).

Rarely, I do go with an unattractive gun, like the Glock. I wanted a modern polymer handgun in 40S&W and after much research decided on the Glock which turned out right for me.

I don't do much reselling, I tend to be patient and am pretty sure when I buy.
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My CC (P95 9mm) and beside the bed (12ga 500) guns are the only 2 that had any logic applied...The rest of them were impulse buys. Some i have grown to love, some not so much...The BP/SA revolvers, and lever guns are really starting to pile up...I'm addicted, and probably need help..........
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hug your LEVERS for Cindy and thing of little old me ! ....hug ready to , I'll never forget you two ! .......Auuuuuh LEVERS .....!
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