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Old 08-12-2013, 10:40 PM   #1
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So we all know we're guilty of it. You walk into a store with the intent of buying maybe $100.00 or less worth of things, but then you see something.

Next thing you know, you're sitting I'm your car with a new gun. Today mine was a .22 Henry lever action. All I wanted was a set of 30-06 dies, .30 cal bullets and some brass. Ended up skipping the dies since the rifle won't be set for a week, but picked up the rifle.


So here's my question, what's one of the impulse buys you've found yourself with?

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Oh yeah I"m bad for that. Went to a local hardware store (also a FFL) to get some stain for a project I'm working on and walked out with a Bersa Thunder Ultra Compact Pro 45. Wife sees the receipt and says that was one expensive can of stain!!!!

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walked into the FFL for "his & her's" FEG .32ACP Walther PP clones,...and walked out with an AK pattern Semi-Auto 12Ga...

Wife should know when I say "$400" it should mean prepare to spend 3K...but we also got 2 Police trade in "92's"

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A Colt Commander 9mm and. Sig 938.

Stopped a couple of weeks ago to check out Colt Umarex GC 1911 22, filled out the paperwork on a Beretta 92fs.


But they are mine now.

I jes cain't hep myself.

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So we all know we're guilty of it. You walk into a store with the intent of buying maybe $100.00 or less worth of things, but then you see something.

Next thing you know, you're sitting I'm your car with a new gun. Today mine was a .22 Henry lever action. All I wanted was a set of 30-06 dies, .30 cal bullets and some brass. Ended up skipping the dies since the rifle won't be set for a week, but picked up the rifle.


So here's my question, what's one of the impulse buys you've found yourself with?
I had one follow me home just a few weeks ago. All it took was holding it and bringing it up to my shoulder. It's a fun gun to shoot. good luck and enjoy
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I went to a gun show last fall with the intent of buying an upper for an AR15, I didn't end up finding anything I wanted at a price I was willing to pay, so I was leaving.

On one of the last tables beside the door sat a 1944 Mauser K98k. I just stopped to admire for a second and the guy shot me a price I couldn't walk away from because of some pitting in the bore, in very good shape other than that.

I promply handed him the cash and walked out with it

The pitting is inconsequential as I don't really shoot it much anyway and not over 75 yards or so.

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Weaklings!

I've never succumbed to the impulse to buy a gun, just because it was there in front of me.

Oh, wait a minute . . . . . . there was that one time with the Ruger P95 . . . . or was it the S&W LadySmith for my

wife . . . . no, it was definitely the SR9c that I really didn't need but . . . . . . . . .

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Oh yeah I"m bad for that. Went to a local hardware store (also a FFL) to get some stain for a project I'm working on and walked out with a Bersa Thunder Ultra Compact Pro 45. Wife sees the receipt and says that was one expensive can of stain!!!!
Bahaha!!


I showed this one to my girlfriend, she said that she wouldn't be the least bit mad if I did something like that.


I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who can't resist a good deal when I see it.
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About half the guns in my collection...

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I went to the gun show in Syracuse this spring, expecting to help my brother find a mini 14 and maybe pick up some cool WWII stuff. He ended up leaving empty handed and I left with my Mossberg ATR

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