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Old 11-19-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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I've got it right now. Once I get it I can't make it stop. It starts and I think I won't be complete as a human until I get the gun in my hand. And then the guilt sets in. How can I justify the expense? Should I tell the wife? Should I just buy the damn thing and worry about the consequences later?

What the hell...you only live once...

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Old 11-19-2013, 08:05 PM   #2
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I know the feeling all too well. It strikes without warning and consumes your thoughts. I've ended up with a fairly decent collection as a result of this mania.
I've always been able to justify my purchases (at least to myself) by remembering that guns rarely go DOWN in value over the long term. Unless they are abused or not properly cared for they can likely be sold for more $$$ in a few years than you pay today.

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Should I tell the wife?
Yes. Always.

Also try to get her on board with every purchase.

But having the fever is not a bad thing as long as it doesn't put you in too much debt!
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Oh yeah, this week I had a bit of discretionary income. I thought really hard about what to do.
I haven't bought a gun for a while and have the itch. I went to all the lgs' s, hemmed and hawed, didn't see anything I couldn't live without that day. Went home and ordered a case of Italian red wines.

Hey, life's a series of trade offs, ok?

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It's called a guilty pleasure....

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I've got it right now. Once I get it I can't make it stop. It starts and I think I won't be complete as a human until I get the gun in my hand. And then the guilt sets in. How can I justify the expense? Should I tell the wife? Should I just buy the damn thing and worry about the consequences later?

What the hell...you only live once...
I know that feeling all too well. Thankfully, my wife likes guns too and she never objects. I had to buy a lever gun when I was home. A Rossi 30-30. Now? I'm wanting a 45-70. I don't even know why. Too many YouTube vids and various reviews I guess. Now... Henry or Rossi again? That is my current dilemma.
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I know that feeling all too well. Thankfully, my wife likes guns too and she never objects. I had to buy a lever gun when I was home. A Rossi 30-30. Now? I'm wanting a 45-70. I don't even know why. Too many YouTube vids and various reviews I guess. Now... Henry or Rossi again? That is my current dilemma.
That henry looks nice. I got one on my list for the same reason.
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I've got it right now. Once I get it I can't make it stop. It starts and I think I won't be complete as a human until I get the gun in my hand. And then the guilt sets in. How can I justify the expense? Should I tell the wife? Should I just buy the damn thing and worry about the consequences later?

What the hell...you only live once...
What kind of gun is it?


Ive been lusting over a Garand for years.... (^%$#^ YOU CMP!!! )
I still cant believe two words make a $600 gun into a $3000 one...
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Yes. Always.

Also try to get her on board with every purchase.

But having the fever is not a bad thing as long as it doesn't put you in too much debt!
Dude, whatever you do, never ask for permission. Remember that it's ALWAYS easier to ask for forgiveness, than it is to ask for permission. Good luck to you.
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Dude, whatever you do, never ask for permission. Remember that it's ALWAYS easier to ask for forgiveness, than it is to ask for permission. Good luck to you.
I never said anything about asking for permission. I simply said to tell the wife.
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