Anybody have hobbies other than Firearms?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Dzscubie, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Hey guys and gals,

    With everything going on over the holidays I started to wonder what else was of an interest to the other members of the forum.

    Linda, my wife, has a HUGE collection of silver deposit and silver overlay glass that she has collected over probable 30+ years.

    Myself, I have a passion for GI Joe, yes you heard me GI Joe, and not those little dinky 4 inch plastic things I mean the full size 12” GI Joe’s. I love the detail and am addicted. Here are a few shots of some of my collection, not all of them but a few.
     

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  2. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My other Hobbies are the finest Dogs to walk the Earth. If it's not a Rottweiler...It's just a Dog.
    WarEagle Rottweilers
     

  3. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Beautiful Shihan, fantastic dogs and from what friends who have them say they are intellegent and loving and very defensive of their family.
     
  4. CodyWalkerJr

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    My Dog, Making homemade jerky, Playing Guitar/Drums, hanging out with family...and of course going to the gun range (not in that order)
     
  5. yesicarry

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    Racing go-karts at work. Archery and consuming BEER !! Of course that's after being with my daughter and wife..
     
  6. psykodriver

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    I love guns and shooting but in Nevada the California Communism is slowly making it's way here. There used to be lots of cool areas to shoot here in the deserts around Las Vegas (but at a safe distance from town) but they're building too many homes and expanding so fast that it's disappearing quickly. The county is supposed to be opening an outdoor range but it's taking them forever and at the risk of shooting out in the open and being arrested and/or firearms being confiscated I just don't really go out to shoot anymore. I'm starting to get back into RC cars now too, it's almost just as expensive but we have a new indoor track here in town and it's great fun, and one won't get arrested doing it...lol. On that note, I'm getting most of my stuff ready for sale, my glock, SKS, Mosin rifle project.....Will definitely keep the XD 9 for home defense though.
    So those are my other hobbies....my rc car and messing around on the computer. Not much else to do anyways....money is tight these days.
     
  7. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    I fly Radio Control airplanes. I've been doing this since 1969...
     

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  8. spittinfire

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    How big is that thing? The plane, man, the plane......


    I actually got into guns more because I couldn't do my first hobby while living away from my parents garage, restoring cars. I've been working on old Mustangs since I was 13 when I bought my first one. Since then I've done 3 Triumph Spitfires, a partial on a 66 Mustand and helped finish my dad's 65 coupe,
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    Yes gents, that's a blower. Supercharged 331 with AFR heads, right at 600hp in the configuration shown here. It's been out since that picture and is getting ready to go back in. With the help of some valley girdles we should get some more power out of it.
    My current project is a 67 Mustang fastback that is just about ready for paint.

    Other then then, I like to hunt, exercise, sing, spend time with my wife and I'm getting into machining and tig welding.
     
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  9. zhuk

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    Awesome pics guys. And it's great to hear the varied stuff people here do.


    I have a nasty habit of buying tshirts cheap at op shops & painting unsavoury designs on them. The 'Commie Scum' one inspired by my krav instructor, due to the abuse I get for my attraction to "pathetic Warsaw-Pact assault rifles" lol

    Are a bit rough due to painting by hand thru stencils cut out of old cereal boxes, heh. Which takes a bloody long time!


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  10. suprdave

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    When I'm not hunting or shooting, I'm consuming mass quantities of alcohol in my bar/shop. It's my home away from home! It took me a year or so to finish it, but I did most of it on my own. NO ONE can tell me to turn the music down, or to put that beer on a coaster! It's my "kingdom". It may not be a five star resort, but damn it, it's mine!
     

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  11. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Now THAT is truly an awesome hobby, dave! No 'Time, gentlemen' to contend with...no arsehole bouncers lol


    I think everybody (that can) would drink to that :D
     
  12. Franciscomv

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    Some people say I've got way too many hobbies. Being a chronic insomniac has it's advantages, my days are just longer!

    My main addiction has to be knives and anything to do with them (buying them, selling them, using them, reading or writing about them). I just love them. I'm not a true collector, since I couldn't leave a knife mint if my life depended on it. I love playing with them, sharpening them and modifying them.

    I also breed horses with my dad, I used to do it for a living (polo and endurance horses), but I enjoy it more know. I can focus on my favourite horses (percherons postier) without having to worry about customers. I love taking long trips through the mountains on my horses, without seeing another human being for ten days or so.

    I enjoy anything outdoorsy, but bushcrafting and practicing primitive skills is a favourite of mine (I'm a historian/anthropologist after all!). I carry a lighter, but I like starting my camp fires with flint and steel or a bowdrill just for kicks. I can spend hours making cordage or just whittling spoons and cups, a lot more fun than just reaching in my pack for paracord and my titanium mug! Hunting, fishing, hiking, I'll do about anything that allows me to get out and play in the woods.

    Since July 2008 I've been training MMA and loving it, it's the first time that I've enjoyed any sort of fitness training so much. I even put together a gym at my house to train when my academy's gym is closed. MMA has also made me a better outdoorsman, I can walk longer, carrying more weight, without getting tired. I enjoy the mountains a lot more now that I'm not gasping for air after walking for five minutes.
     
  13. General_lee

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    I'm into woodworking and beer:D
     
  14. cpttango30

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  15. Tintman

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    My other Hobby is Flying Radio Controlled Airplanes.
     
  16. themyst

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    I'm very involved with an animal rescue organization. I help abandoned or hurt animals, and if I have room I keep them, or if not, I foster them until the organization can find them a permanent home.

    I also homeschool my two children, so we are always busy with that. And I help my husband with his business, mostly marketing and bookkeeping.

    Well, and home defense, also. Everyday, hubs and I sit at our computers and look at guns we think we'd like, or different security systems, etc. I'd say that takes up a lot of our time.
     
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  17. ItsmeShane

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    LOL at Tango.

    Fishing
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  18. Gus556

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    I have kids so that typically means full time all the time. But I like to do things that will enable me to provide for them in the event of a cutoff or breakdown of society. Typically that means using primitive skills to maintain the homestead. To that extent I like to go trapping, I work the gardens and food plots during the spring through to harvest, Hunting, hide tanning, wheelin w/ the ATV's (not primitive but boy it's FUN), building deer blinds and defense positions, maintaining my root cellar, and just overall providing that true American homestead way of life.
     
  19. Jusselin

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    i do photography
     
  20. Mark F

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    It's a big bird, with a 50cc chainsaw engine slinging a 23" prop. My other "hobby" is cars too... but I build them from plans. This is my scratch-built 23 T Bucket.
     

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