You Know You’re A Gun Nut When . . .

You watch an entire video of a shotgun recycling testing machine. Or even part of it. Your turn! What videos have you watched that non-gunnies wouldn’t notice or even consider? Full marks for anyone who’s watched an entire Nutnfancy review. In one sitting. Without fast-forwarding.


  1. avatar Steve Case says:

    >> Full marks for anyone who’s watched an entire Nutnfancy review. In one sitting. Without fast-forwarding.

    Really? I find his reviews to be quite good, and thorough, and well put together, and entertaining. If you can’t sit through one of his 30 to 45 minute reviews then you’re not really a “gun nut.” What is it about Nutnfancy that the community doesn’t like? His passion for firearms? His passion for freedom? I don’t get the negativity towards him.

    1. avatar Pyro says:

      I have a nutnfancy review open in the other tab rite now.

      1. avatar Accur81 says:

        I’ve got nothing against Nutnfancy. It’s just that brevity isn’t his thing.

        And now, a couple more data points…

        1. avatar bpatterson says:

          Golden response sir 😉

        2. avatar Evan says:

          And now time to go to philosophy of use…

    2. avatar JeffR says:

      Nutnfancy was my intro into the world of guns on the internet. From there, I have discovered Hickok45, the Military Arms Channel, and eventually TTAG. Although I still enjoy a Nutnfancy video now and again, he did begin to wear on me by projecting an attitude that he holds a uniquely important position within our community. I get the impression that he knows this is a fault and that he sometimes tries to come across as more humble . . . he’s just not very good at it.

    3. avatar Fudgesicle says:

      I only recently started watching Nutnfancy, and I really like his videos. I don’t know why he would be disliked. I view his videos the same way as anyone’s, as one man’s opinion. I was under the impression the he feels the same way. I seem to hear phrases like “that’s my opinion, for what it’s worth,” or “that’s how I feel about it” quite often.

      1. avatar Avid Reader says:

        I’ve tried to watch Nutnfancy’s videos, I really have. I just can’t do it. He covers some good stuff, but I only have so much time left before I shuffle off this mortal coil. . .

        Oddly, though, I’ll listen to Hickok’s self-described ramblings from his reloading room-but I’m always doing something else so it’s like listening to talk radio.

  2. avatar Brandon says:

    1000 rounds of ammo for each gun you own isn’t an “arsenal.” – sorry not video related.

    1. avatar IdahoPete says:

      We refer to that as “a good start”.

  3. avatar Accur81 says:

    The wife makes an accusation that you’d rather talk to your friends on TTAG than to her. You wonder how long you have to talk with her about stuff before you can legitimately take another TTAG break because you just *need* to know what others have to say. Oops. Gotta go

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Wife: what are you reading?
      Me: gun stuff.
      Wife: can we watch something other than the hunting channel?

    2. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      ^ This, my wife has actually hidden my phone from me.

  4. avatar Ralph says:

    I watched The Matrix just to ID the guns . . . lots of guns. Does that count?

    Oh, and I also watched the remake of Red Dawn so I could write the review for TTAG. No “normal” person could possibly sit through that movie.

    1. avatar Avid Reader says:

      Thanks for taking one for the team.

    2. avatar lolinski says:

      You saw the new Red Dawn? How did you survive?

      I didn’t actualy like Red Dawn both old and new, always bothered me that the proud, patriotic americans proudly wave AKs.

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        Saw it, reviewed it and swore off kimchee for a month. But I didn’t mind US Americans waving AKs as long as it was after they shot Russkies or NKs with them.

        1. avatar Avid Reader says:

          I wave my AK because it’s cheaper than shooting it.

    3. avatar crndl says:

      There are great rundowns on the internet of guns used in Michael Mann’s movies too [e.g. Collateral & Heat…] He’s the real deal 🙂

  5. avatar CJ says:

    You shoot 100 rounds and your stash of 4,900 rounds appears dangerously depleted.

    1. avatar BillF says:

      It IS dangerously depleted.

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    2. avatar TJ says:

      Spot on man, spot on

    3. avatar dook says:

      Heh, I’m glad there are at least a few other folks that get ‘ammo anxiety’ when the multi-K stash goes down 100 rounds. 😀

      My response is: “I just used 100 rounds. I better go buy another case of ammo.” 😉

  6. avatar AW1Ed says:

    Brother John Moses Browning’s finest reassembled and fired, to music. (in CGI).

    1. avatar Cliff H says:

      Didn’t watch the whole thing, I’m not a 1911 guy, but I have to say the CGI animation was AMAZING.

  7. avatar shawn says:

    I have a friend who loves Nutnfancy.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Me too. In fact, any time I have an entire weekend to spare, I watch a Nutnfancy video.

      1. avatar BillF says:

        And that’s just a pocket knife review.

  8. avatar Hal J. says:

    Not video related, but…

    …. When someone ask you how many guns you have and you don’t know because you haven’t inventoried them lately.

  9. avatar S.CROCK says:

    watching entire Hickock45 videos would probably put me in the gun nut/ enthusiast category.

    1. avatar Larry says:

      Completely agree. I love those videos. I live in a urban area 20 miles north of NYC and boy would I love having my own range like he does. Wow. Plus, he gets his hands on all kinds of terrific firearms.

      1. avatar S.CROCK says:

        seriously. he goes through more ammo in some videos than i can afford through 6 months of shooting. i love his videos even if it does get a little long around 20+ min.

  10. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Also not video related, just finished reading Pierre Van Der Walt’s book on african dangerous game cartridges. 450 plus pages of well documented research on actions, cartridges, bullet construction, etc.
    I’ve now made an informed decision on my next rifle purchase to take to Mozambique next year.

  11. avatar Max says:

    My Name is Max and it started with nutnfancy knife videos and then gun vids. I then moved on to the harder stuff like tnoutdoors9 & hickok45.

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Hi Max!
      My name is Tom and I’m a Hoplohaulic. I too started just plinking. You know, just experimenting with .22’s. Nothing hard core. Then a friend got me to try .357’s. From there I spiraled into control of .30-30’s, .44 mags, etc… I even bought my own reloader at 15.
      Then the industry introduced new firearms into the market place. Before I knew it.
      Well you guys and gals know the rest. Working more hours to get more money to buy more ammo. Selling stuff you don’t use to buy more firearms.
      Happy to say, I’m now into the .50 bmg. I know what you’re saying, “whoa! Dude, you’re out of control”.
      Hey, it’s my life, I’m an adult, I should be able to do whatever I darn well please!
      Anybody need a sponsor?

      1. avatar Jay1987 says:

        Hi I’m Jay and I’m addicted to guns… it’s just so easy i started with cap guns then water pistols soon i was shooting .177 cal bb guns next thing I knew I was in Basic training at Ft. Knox KY firing 5.56 m16a2s 249 saws 240b m2 and mk19s from there i started buying everything I could, even hi points. Then I started working on my own stuff and selling things and working massive overtime. Now, I’m trying to get the paperwork done to open a gun shop just to try to support my habit. DEAR GOD I NEED HELP!!! (starts sobbing uncontrollably)

        1. avatar Ralph says:

          Hi, my name is Ralph and unlike all of you, I can hold my guns.

        2. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

          Oh geez! That’s it. I just lost it.
          Wife: what’s so funny?
          Me: it’s just gun stuff and this guy named Ralph who has an off the charts sense of humor.

        3. avatar Jay1987 says:

          Hi Ralph you know admission is the first step to healing right?

        4. avatar 505markf says:

          Welcome, gentlemen. There is no judgment here. Except for Ralph. He just won’t admit he has an addiction.

        5. avatar Accur81 says:

          I’m not addicted as long as I don’t go to any meetings. TTAG isn’t a meeting, is it?

        6. avatar Ray says:

          Gentlemen, I feel your pain. I know that the road to recovery is long and arduous and full of pitfalls.Just when you think you have it all under control, a gunshow or new youtube review pops up and you can feel the itch beginning all over again. It is a vicious circle. There is only one known effective cure for your condition. You must divest yourself of all your firearms immediately! Go cold turkey gun! So, in order to give you a more speedy recovery, I shall unselfishly and without a hidden agenda offer myself as your salvation. Send me your guns and ammo and I will see that they go to a good home (mine) where they will be out of your sight and mind. Break the cycle now! And whenever you feel that uncontrollable itch to buy just one more 1911A1, send me the cash to remove the temptation. No need for thanks, I feel that it is my civic duty to step up and help my fellow hoplophiles.

  12. avatar Wassim Absood says:

    Lol, I was going to say Nutnfancy, but you beat me to it.

    I love his reviews, but someone on Calguns nailed it: they’re like a 16 oz chicken-fried steak encompassed in 32oz of batter

    1. avatar velillen says:

      That is a very good way to put his videos. I know i tried ot watch his Osprey45 video and it just drove me nuts. Kept reusing the same footage as he rambled on about none important stuff. Cool its a 45 minute video with 10 minutes of actually footage of the suppressor and firing it…

      I do watch hicock45 though. I enjoy how he shoots the guns a lot since he is an impressive shot! That and when he does talk about the gun its often filled with tons of history.

  13. avatar Jeh says:

    Nutnfancy, Yeager, Hickok45, and yes even FPSrussia on occasion.

    1. avatar S.CROCK says:

      i hate yeager, and I’m not a huge fan of FPSrussia. huge fan of Hickock45, Tnoutdoors9, and Mrcolionnior.

  14. avatar dwb says:

    you see a purple gun with a pony on the stock and think, “nice gun” and wonder if its 223 or 308.

    1. avatar Avid Reader says:

      Or the Hello Kitty model. . .

  15. avatar Jay1987 says:

    You watch Red Jacket’s show on discovery just to point out mistakes (cough tommy gun cough cough)

  16. avatar akira says:

    When you see a “supermodel with a gun” picture, and you focus more on what kind of gun she has than the model herself.

    1. avatar rip_vw32 says:

      That’s only because you’d have a better shot at having that gun than having the supermodel

  17. avatar gunyouzer says:

    nutnfancy is an amazing contributor to the gun community. He’s devoted a huge amount of resources to share his appreciation for weapon systems. I can’t thank people like him enough for the work they do.

  18. avatar 505markf says:

    Videos? I don’t have time for videos!!! I’ve got too many guns to shoot, feed, and clean.

  19. avatar MojoRonin says:

    I’m kind of fond of Jeff Quinn on GunBlast. He’s a southpaw and has a pretty sweet beard.

  20. avatar jwm says:

    You know you’re a true gun nut when you’d rather use your computer to cruise gun p0rn rather than p0rn p0rn.

    1. avatar 505markf says:

      When you say, “porn porn”, are you talking about full-auto weapons?

      1. avatar Jay1987 says:

        Depends on the silicone to real girl ratio in the particular movie…

    2. avatar Ralph says:

      Okat, I’m crazy, but I’m not that crazy.

    3. avatar Avid Reader says:

      I can tell I’m getting older because I actually had to ponder that for a moment, as the needle moves a bit every year.

  21. avatar ThomasR says:

    You know you’re a gun nut if you overhear some one talking about Moses and you wonder if they mean THE Moses or if they’re talking about John Moses Browning.

    The other proof would be that you know that ACP means Automatic Colt Pistol.

  22. avatar Jay1987 says:

    Your favorite time of day is 3:57, 4:58, 2:23, 5:56, or 5:00

  23. avatar Gregolas says:

    Your wife knows that all she has to do to get you frisky is put a little Hoppe’s #9 behind her ears.

  24. avatar Ryan says:

    You know you’re a gun nut when you feel physical pain whenever someone says “clip”. The conversation does not even have to be about firearms. They could be talking about office supplies.

  25. avatar Psycho says:

    Whenever i end up correcting someone who calls an Elisco M16A1 an “M16 armalite rifle” or simply “armalite”.

    And then, i get accused of being a gun nut. Guess that counts. Either that, or it’s just me being OCD about the subject. But hey, i’m still learning a lot.

  26. avatar vioshi says:

    When you evaluate every purchase in ammo or guns? (I believe economists refer to this as the true cost) As in, “This this washer and dry cost me an Ar-15 and a cheap Kimberly” or “let’s cut the food budget in half, that would get me few boxes of 9mm and .22lr a week!”

  27. avatar Dave says:

    Love his vids….I think he’s a character. Also like sootch00

  28. avatar Blue says:

    Watching Hickock45 shoot slugs at 230 yards. . .

  29. avatar IdahoPete says:

    You know you’re a gun nut when you have three editions of “Cartridges of the World”.

    And read them.

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