Question of the Day: You Know You’re a Gun Nut When . . .

Robert Farago shoulders a mop (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

You shoulder a mop. Your turn! You know you’re a gun nut when . . . [NOTE: it’s OK for The People of the Gun to use the term “gun nut” in the same sense that it’s OK for black African Americans to use the “n word” when playing the dozens. Whatever that means.]


  1. avatar Jake says:

    When you have gunbroker or TTAG bookmarked on your browser.

    When you look at something and say “I kinda wanna put that on my rail.”

    When you correct magazine/clip.

    When you pick a bag based on what/how many guns/magazines/gear will fit in there.

  2. avatar Roscoe says:

    …when you can’t acquire enough of them no matter how many you already have.

    1. avatar Roll says:

      Sad and true…I am a Gun Nut.

    2. avatar Mike Buckner says:

      My son, Nick (14) was asked by my local gunshop owner what’s your favorite gun? His answer was priceless and I’m proud. His answer ” The next one”

  3. avatar joe l says:

    when you hear gun you don’t run, you look to see what kind

  4. avatar Jack says:

    You encourage your wife to buy shoes so you can get more silica-gel packets for your gun safes.

    1. avatar triggernoob says:

      Also for your ammo cans and dry box stores of ammo.

    2. avatar JasonM says:

      Amazon sells these really nice reusable ones.

      I have them in all of my safes, and my reloading components closet.

  5. avatar KingSarc48265 says:

    You presented a toilet plunger covered in AR accessories to a friend for their birthday.
    ”For when the S%&# REALLY hits the fan.”

    1. avatar Buzzy243 says:


  6. avatar dwb says:

    You save stuff, instead of throwing it away, because that would be fun to shoot!

    When your response to “I am a law abiding citizen, justify limiting my access to guns” is because dammit, ammo is expensive.

  7. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    When the left-wing media would describe your gun safe and the ammo stacked on top of it as a “chilling arsenal.”

    1. avatar Maineuh says:

      Heh! So this. In fact, I’m going to use this as my standard when putting together my collection. Right now, I have two handguns, a Mossberg 590 and maybe 350 rounds of ammo. I don’t know if this will qualify as an arsenal yet. There is much work left to be done.

      1. avatar Jim R says:

        I think anything more than 1 gun counts as an “arsenal”..more than 4 is a “stockpile”…I think. It seems to vary.

      2. avatar John Phelps says:

        So, I just started collecting a few months ago, and already have more than 2000 rounds (and a shipment of 2 spam cans of 7.62R coming). Admittedly, more than 2/3rds is .22 (bought a 1400 round bucket for $65 last week), even though I don’t actually have my .22 in-house yet, my father is bringing it up this weekend. Got 200 rounds of 9mm yesterday from Cheaper than Dirt. It isn’t that hard to pile it up fast, the sad thing is it shoots off almost as fast – fired 150 pistol rounds (was trying out rental guns, mix of 9 mm and .40) and 20 rifle rounds 2 weekends ago and will go again this weekend.

        6 months from now, I will probably have quite an arsenal, according to the progtards (thanks for inventing that word the other day!).

        1. avatar Evan says:

          When you hundreds of rounds of ammo for guns you don’t even own yet. Ive got a bunch of 7.62X39 and .22 and I don’t even own anything for those.

      3. avatar JeffR says:

        You need a firearm or two chambered in .22 lr, so you can get your round count up. 10 bulk packs of Federal .22 = 5,250 rounds of ammunition = “large cache of ammunition”

    2. avatar Oliver2W1 says:

      +1 well-played

    3. avatar Andrew says:

      When you see descriptions of “chilling arsenal” in a gun-fearing media and Laugh, LAUGH LAAAUUGGGHHH MUWAHAHAH at the meager amounts of ammo the n00b in question had.

    4. avatar JasonM says:

      When you hear a description in the media or a film of an “arsenal”, and you count how many of your gun safes contain more guns than that.

  8. avatar LongBeach says:

    When you reorganize your gun safe(s) just one more time… that’s the last time… I promise. Maybe.

  9. avatar wheelgun dunn says:

    If you’re shouldering a mop, as pictured, does that make you a gun nut or just a nut in general? 🙂


    1. avatar SigGuy says:

      fake it till you make it?

  10. avatar Gunr says:

    What your wife thinks you are when you drive slowly by a gun shop, and actually think of dropping in, just to look!

  11. avatar imrambi says:

    You watch a movie and can point out the make and model of every gun in the movie along with how many times in the movie they “cocked the Glock”

    1. avatar darkstar says:

      +1000. In addition to calling out every make and model you count the number of rounds being fired so you can call bullshit when a revolver cranks out 10 in a row.

      1. avatar Great Scot says:

        The wife is constantly getting on at me for that. And how do you pump a double-barrelled shotgun? By having that shotgun pumped in HOLLYWOOD, baby!

        1. avatar Gregolas says:

          When your friends won’t ask you to se the new “300” movie with them b/c they’re afraid you’ll lecture them on the caliber of the spears!

      2. avatar Jimmy Wade says:

        I remember watching The Walking Dead and I was just shaking my head as Hershel went through 25 shells through a pump shotgun before reloading.

        1. avatar Evan says:

          I remember that too. The last episode of season 2. I was wondering if he was going run out and get bit.

        2. avatar Brian says:

          When I like a movie or a series (like WD) I look for ways to make it believable. I tell myself that he reloaded between scenes. After all (I remind myself) we are only seeing a small part of his day. I didn’t see him reload, but I didn’t see him poop (thank goodness) pick his nose or scratch his balls either. I’m sure all of that happened.

          That said, if I’m watching a movie that I’m on the fence about, one major gun goof and I turn the channel.

    2. avatar A-Rod says:

      Yup, I was watching RED 2 the other night and just had to shake my head in one scene.

    3. avatar Sammy says:

      I count rounds fired as well. Sooooooooooo………..I’ll take a Fifth, I mean plead the Fifth.

    4. avatar Tyler B... says:

      That is awesome, I remember recently explaining to my wife how I hate in movies when the bad/good guy is constantly racking the slide on their pistol for effect, as if to say “now I’m really serious about shooting you!” So… what your saying is that you were either threatening me without a round in the chamber, or you did have one in the pipe but just enjoy jacking rounds out onto the ground for no reason. So stupid…

      1. avatar Tommycat says:

        TV show Quantum Leap several years back. Avery time the shotgun was grabbed by someone else, it was racked. Total of 7 rounds wasted. Wait… how many rounds can a shotgun hold?

        Hearing the racking of a side-by-side or over-under causes me to twitch.

  12. avatar Tim U says:

    When you need a new safe to make room for more.

    1. avatar Roscoe says:

      …and you already have three maxed out very large full sized safes.

  13. avatar Pudd says:

    When you type “www.” Into the address bar and it suggests TTAG.

    1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

      my wife is pissed at me b/c her mac and ipad all do that 🙂

      1. avatar Model 31 says:

        when working at the school.

        1. avatar jwm says:

          When I worked at the school I tried to access TTAG from one of their computers and it came up as a banned site. Tried it at several schools, same results.

  14. avatar JimInNH says:

    …when you look at the clock and smile every time it says 2:23, 2:43, 3:08, 3:38, etc.

    1. avatar Great Scot says:


    2. avatar Jake says:

      My favorite is 3:57

      1. avatar SigGuy says:

        I like 7:62 myself

        1. avatar jwm says:


        2. avatar Andrew says:

          Oh ho ho! Looks like somebody is on “Operator Time” Heyoooo!

  15. avatar Todd S says:

    If you think of an AR as a sweet way to carry accessories.

  16. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

    when your children recite the 4 safety rules to their friends

    when you have meet ups with other self-described “gun nuts” and you don’t know each other’s government names

    when you know the gun laws of several states

    when you walk into a bldg. and determine whether the “no gun” sign has force of law or is of correct dimensions

    when Shannon Watts gives you street cred for posting her home, I mean corporate HQ address

    when gun reviews on youtube mention you by screen name

    when other commentors on a certain gun blog look for your specific postings for a good chuckle

    when you get invited to do a gun review

    when you have a significant holster collection in your closet to “dress around” your gun

    when you ask your wife if you are printing

    1. avatar possumdog says:

      +1 on the print check. My fiance and I both print check each other before heading out. Dont want to scare the natives…

    2. avatar Gregolas says:

      When you ignore every “no guns” sign that isn’t backed up by a metal detector or a pat-down.

  17. avatar Shire-man says:

    When Fudd CT gun shop owners say you’re the reason CT has the laws they do.

  18. avatar Rokurota says:

    When you remember your gym locker number because you always choose 22, 32, 38, 40 or 45, but never 25.

  19. avatar SouthernPatriot says:

    You know you are a legitimate gun nut, that when you were 4 you started making rubber band guns, at 5 manufactured your own pop gun, and went from there to bb guns, 4 -10s, .22s, .45s and kept going.

    Even though you believe and participated in building a large family, having many children and they had even more…you know you are a gun nut when you have more guns than them all and you have named a couple of older ones! (children AND guns!)

    1. avatar Leadbelly says:

      Or when you have kids named Colt, Winchester, or Remington.

      1. avatar Matt in TX says:

        Or pets.

  20. avatar Ray says:

    1: You use Hoppe’s #9 for cologne
    2. You have buckets of empty brass, but you don’t have a reloading press……yet.
    3. You can’t remember birthdays, anniversaries, phone numbers, or half of your in-laws names but you can describe all the world’s small arms, calibers, years of service, and relative effectiveness without hesitation or having to crack open a reference manual.
    4. A sexy, beautiful woman asks you “Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?”. Sadly, you have to tell her it’s a gun.

    1. avatar Evan says:

      Ditto. Ive got 500 spent casings for everything from 12 ga 20 ga 7.62X54r and 50AE

  21. avatar Cameron S. says:

    When you pause the TV every 5 minutes to explain to your girlfriend what’s wrong with the guns or handling of them.

    Last night it was a drug documentary and the thug said, “I got muh glock 40” and it was clearly a Hi Point.

    1. avatar BStacks says:

      Drugs Inc. on NatGeo

  22. avatar Jim R says:

    If you know the difference between 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington…

    If your guns get cleaned more often than your car…

    If you’re forced to choose between food and ammo and you take more than 10 seconds to think it over…

    If you have a holster bolted into your car…

    1. avatar lolinski says:

      The first one isn’t necessarily true. In Europe those two are interchangeable (we pressure test to the specs of 5.56).

  23. avatar Atypical Philadelphian says:

    You start using stripped AR-15 lowers as paperweights in your home office.

    You groan and grouse about replacing a $400 dishwasher in the kitchen but drop $1200 on a firearm without blinking.

    You complain to the TV when someone in the show/movie handles their prop firearm incorrectly.

    1. avatar MarkinVA says:

      When I can’t sleep, I field strip an AR in my head rather than count sheep. Works like a charm. As for the actual AR? Boating Accident

  24. avatar MikeB says:

    When you have a 1911 in each of more than 10 calibers.

  25. avatar Oliver2W1 says:

    ……If a mag dump works better than Viagra

  26. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    You have a polished .50 bmg round that is made into a Christmas tree ornament.

  27. avatar Another Robert says:

    I thought of one the other day–when you see a picture of a hot dame who happens to be holding a gun, and all you see is a finger that is too close to a trigger. Or you see a picture of a REALLY hot young lady holding an old revolver, and it so stimulates you that you decide to do some more net-surfing–to find out what kind of revolver it is…. 😉

    1. avatar Chuck in IL says:

      I do that all the time, sadly. 36-32-36 in a skimpy pink bikini holding a gun? The first thing I notice is the booger hook is on the bang switch.

  28. avatar lolinski says:

    When you remember page numbers by millimeters (page 270 becomes 6.8mm, page 308 becomes 7.62, etc.). Or by calibers.

    When you aren’t bothered by a sprained wrist since it will give you an opportunity to practice weak side drills.

    1. avatar Cody says:

      +1000 broke 2 of my fingers on my right last week and i have a clay shoot this weekend. been out everyday after work shooting from the left shoulder.

  29. avatar Mike says:

    When you buy ammo for a gun that you don’t have (or have in kit form), but are planning on getting in the future.

    Would the fact that I made a “gun” that fires 1/4″ ball bearings using firecrackers for propellant count as being a gun nut?

    1. avatar Mike says:

      No no no! It’s bad ju-ju to buy stuff for a gun you don’t own yet!

      1. avatar ShaunL. says:

        But what if it’s on sale?

  30. avatar Rob says:

    When you find ammo in your collection for a gun you have never owned, then think “Hm, I need a .44 to shoot this with”

    1. avatar Alan Longnecker says:


    2. avatar Another Robert says:

      Almost did that. I bought some .38 S&Ws at an estate sale because I thought they would fit my .38 special derringer. When I found they didn’t, I started looking for a .38 S&W revolver. Came within an eyelash of buying an old, but well-preserved, US Revolver Co (made by Iver Johnson, it was their “budget” line) .38 S&W at Collector’s Firearms in Houston. Still wish I had, would have made a decent truck gun I expect. Then, of course, I would have had to buy more .38 S&W ammo–LOL!

  31. avatar James R says:

    When you start cringing at the word “clip” even when used in a totally unrelated context. Anyone else do this?

    1. avatar Great Scot says:

      I definitely do.

      1. avatar Avid Reader says:

        Yup. Sure do.

  32. avatar alanhinMN says:

    You always have a browser tab with TTAG open in it.

    1. avatar Great Scot says:

      It slows down your computer, but it’s worth it.

      1. avatar alanhinMN says:

        LOL i look at my open tabs in my browser.
        1. arfcom active topics.
        2. arfcom – subscribed topics
        3. arfcom – reloading forum
        4. ttag
        5. Ruger Forum – Rimfires.
        6. Gun Nuts Media
        7. M4 Carbine Reloading forum.
        8. UPS Shipping notification on order from midway.

        lol the Dept of HLS probably has a special entry for me

        1. avatar Steve Truffer says:

          Heh. 5-20 tabs of TTAG, ~5 TFB, ARFCom, UZITalk, AKFiles, Gunbot, GunBroker, AIMSurplus, Atlantic firearms as of now. If you have a spot, I get a book. today’s a light surf.

      2. avatar OODAloop says:

        Actually, it’s not. Worth it, that is. All the pop-up ads absolutely suck, and worst of all is that some of them have sound. So I’ll walk away from my computer and generally within a few minutes it’ll start blaring about some -re-financing ad (grrrrr)….

  33. avatar Jon in NC says:

    When you carry in the shower !

  34. avatar Will says:

    You keep your finger off the trigger of the bottle of Windex until ready to spray

    1. avatar bontai Joe says:


    2. avatar KingSarc48265 says:

      Never even realized that I did this until now.

    3. avatar James R says:

      Be sure of your window and what’s beyond it!

      1. avatar lolinski says:

        I noticed I do this with all tools, things like drills, spray bottles, whatever. As long as it has a trigger/button I keep my finger off it.

    4. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Yup. This.
      I’ve been doing construction on the weekends. Nail guns, drills…
      Trigger discipline at all times!

    5. avatar Tommycat says:

      Guilty! I did the same with the flashlight, My girlfriend has begun maintaining trigger discipline for even the hair dryer. I swear, our trigger fingers are almost never curled lol.

  35. avatar Great Scot says:

    …When you find it hard to watch an action movie because of the shitty gun handling.
    …When you find a box of .22 and cheer like you’ve won the lottery.
    …When the necklace that you give your first girlfriend is a shell casing on a chain.
    …When you sleep-clean your weapons in the middle of the night.
    …When you adamantly insist: “I’m not a gun nut! But seriously, that’s not the way you hold a gun. And you can’t cock a Glock. And..”.
    …When you’ve got a list of reasons as long as mine!

    1. avatar A-Rod says:

      When you find a box of .22 and cheer like you’ve won the lottery.

      I found a box of Winchester White Box 9mm that I had forgotten about at the bottom of the safe. IT WAS LIKE CHRISTMAS!

  36. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

    the only way your wife gets you to go out with other couples for dinner is to start off with a couples night at the range

  37. avatar TXGunGal says:

    When everyone on your Christmas list gets gets beef jerky & ammo, cause they are gun nuts too.
    When discussing annual cousins reunion, you agree to bring the ammo if your brother will bring the Brisket Bar-B-Que.& Shiner Bock
    When the gun range is on a thousand acre family ranch cause you come from generations of gun nuts.

  38. avatar DrVino says:

    – your gun is soooo inaccurate, it shoots years of angle;
    – your gun is sooo tactifool it looks like a Klingon French tickler
    – your mama shoot soooo bad, she need a Polish revolver to compensate

  39. avatar bontai Joe says:

    When all your jewelry is fashioned to look like, or made from spent ammo (cuff links, tie clip, watch fob, key fob, bullet pen, etc).
    When you do hand exercises to increase grip strength in all but your trigger finger.
    When you have more reloading manuals than cook books in the house.

  40. avatar KingSarc48265 says:

    If you have ever pondered calibers and bullet weights while at the zoo.

    1. avatar Seth says:

      That’s hilarious!

  41. avatar Todd says:

    When you ignore the bikini clad babe to comment on her finger position, and the gun

  42. avatar DrVino says:


    Consuela wants her broom back and wants you to go get more Lemon Pledge.

    1. avatar Taylor TX says:

      No you get!

  43. avatar Gyufygy says:

    When someone tries to insult you by calling you a gun nut, and your only reaction is “K. And?”

  44. avatar Powers says:

    I get crazy irritated by the “cocking noises” every damn gun in the movies/tv make when merely pointed, looked at or just held. Especially Glocks and other striker fired guns.,,shouldn’t matter to me..but it does..

    Other than that, the fact that I own guns, like them, shoot them and believe they are simply tools and some works of art, and historical items, make me a gun nut in the eyes of the anti’s.

    I was born a gun nut. My family is nothing but gun nuts. I had no choice. I love it.

    1. avatar James R says:

      What gets me even more is how many times someone will rack a shotgun

      1. avatar Alan Longnecker says:

        A shotgun with a chambered shell no less, and not eject the live round.

  45. avatar A-Rod says:

    I would just like to point out that Robert is ‘Operator as F#CK’ in those black pajamas.

  46. avatar jwm says:

    If one person knows you and calls you a gun nut there’s room for doubt. When everybody that knows you calls you a gun nut…..

    And people pull you like an expert witness in a court trial. My sister just emailed me from georgia and asked if a story about a b17 crew surviving getting shot up by german fighters because the slave labor in the german factories were sabotaging the ammo during production was true.

    In my circle, it’s just taken for granted I will know the answers to this stuff.

    1. avatar lolinski says:

      Being the guy with the glasses in the group this happens to me often.

      People go: “You! WIth the glasses, Can you answer this?”. Funny thing is that people ask me all kinds of weird things that will get you put on a government watchlist. As in: “Can you make Semtex? What is the Earths circumference?”.

      NOTE: The last question has an easy answer; “almost the same as yo mommas”.

  47. avatar possumdog says:

    When you were taught to use a gun LONG before you learned to use a chainsaw…and were taught using the same principles. 1) Treat all saws as if they are running and the chain break is disengaged 2) Always keep the saw pointed away from things you dont want to cut 3) Keep your finger off the trigger and straight along the saw until you are fully ready to cut 4) Be sure of your cutting target and anything dangerous or valuable around it. Oh and be sure to wear your eyes and ears along with gloves,a hard hat and cutting chaps…the last two arent very tacticool but they help me get home safe-the same way my gun does!

  48. avatar Matt G says:

    When you intentionally chew your pop tart into the shape of a hand gun…

  49. avatar Morgan Y. says:

    When you put a glock on a glock so you can glock while you glock. (I still love that picture)

    When you think a single barreled ar is not enough.

  50. avatar Spaceman Brown says:

    When you pick up an electric drill or air impact wrench and subconsciously index the trigger.

    1. avatar triggernoob says:

      When you grab the Sawzall in the fire engine for an extrication and you instinctively keep your finger off the trigger until ready to cut.

  51. avatar Nor'Easter says:

    You know you’re a Gun-Nut when:

    The smell of gunpowder going off puts you in a swoon.

    You use terms like sexy, curvaceous or beautifully formed to describe a Colt SAA or Luger.

    You are puzzled by your wife’s spending on make-up and shoes but perfectly understand your pals spending the rent money on firearms and accessories.

    You made the Second Amendment part of your wedding vows and honeymooned at the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot.

    When “magazines” are mentioned, you think of guns rather than Time or Playboy.

    Your idea of a fun day is rummaging around a Gun Show or plinking at a range and you can’t comprehend why others don’t want to go with you.

    After winning the lottery you acquire 8000 acres in Vermont or Arizona for a private range, buy more guns and are finally LEFT in PEACE ! Hopefully there will be something left for food and stuff.

  52. avatar OODAloop says:

    You attend Hunter’s Ed with your kid and when they’re going over semi-auto handguns and say that *every* semi-auto has a magazine that loads from the grip you politely point out (during the break) that the C96 Mauser (among others) violates their “grip loading” beliefs…

    1. avatar OODAloop says:

      … When the kids go to to pool and want something to dive after you give them empty .30-06 shells ’cause they’re tall, shiny and likely to land standing up.
      … You’re asked to accompany friends to the gun store/Cabela’s when they want to purchase firearms or get into reloading.
      … When you’ve taught your kids to check the discount shelves at the grocery store for shaving cans to shoot at.
      … When the wife gets mad because you’ve used all the potatoes from the 10 lb bag for target practice before she has a chance to use them.
      … You’ve trained your kids/wife to walk on your non-holster side.
      … When your kid gets a new bike and asks you to build a handlebar attachment to hold her BB gun/.22.
      … When spotting a coyote your kids ask if you have a rifle in the car (and are upset when you don’t!)

  53. avatar jasetaro says:

    You know you’re a gun nut when . . . you own more 1911s than hand tools.

    1. avatar James R says:

      but… but… 1911’s ARE hand tools!

      1. avatar jasetaro says:

        True, but still, if you have more 1911’s than screwdrivers… you might just be a gun nut.

  54. avatar Tommy Knocker says:

    I don’t know about being a gun nut but I do know that if you don’t FIX THAT CARPET IN THE HALLWAY, SOMEONE IS GOING TO TRIP AND KILL THEMSELVES !

  55. avatar Bob D Calif says:

    When your wife gets all excited about the .45 you gave her for her birthday and she responds by giving you your new AR on your birthday.

    When you think that 600 rounds a week is just average and you can do better.

    When you have a dedicated press for every caliber you own.

    When your response to how many guns you own is always “One less than I want”.

  56. avatar Deadeye says:

    You have to keep a written inventory of all your guns and ammo.

    1. avatar Chuck in IL says:

      Thats good advice no matter how many guns you have. I had a break in and they took five handguns. Luckily I had all the serial numbers handy to fill out the police report.

  57. avatar scooter says:

    When you can ALWAYS justify the purchase of another gun rationally.

    When you check the ammo for .22 before you do anything else.

    When they know your name and your preferences at several local retail establishments specializing in stuff that goes bang and stuff that goes bang accessories.

  58. avatar James R says:

    When you start noticing clock times that are gun related:

    1. avatar James R says:

      Oh look! It’s one now! 3:11 that’s Stevens O’clock

    2. avatar TexanHawk says:

      I use military time.

  59. avatar Damon B says:

    When a friend asks you how many guns you have and you have to stop and count.

    1. avatar Alan Longnecker says:

      …and can’t really remember.

      1. avatar James R says:

        hmm.. well the black powder ones aren’t LEGALLY guns… so…

  60. avatar Barry says:

    When you see traffic lines and think “that just looks like an A2 fixed stock.”

  61. avatar former water walker says:

    When you spend all your time on TTAG & other gun forums. BTW it’s NOT OK to use the “N” even if you’re black. It just means you’re a LOWLIFE. From an evil old white man married to a beautiful black woman.

  62. avatar Alan Longnecker says:

    You can’t find your ammo, ’cause your ammo’s in the way.

  63. avatar O-Hebi says:

    When you pause movies to look at the guns and start listing every visible modification while tabulating how much each one costs and what the total will be. Or when you know the wife is going to kill you for it but… You buy it anyway!

  64. avatar Upnorthgunguy says:

    When you cost things in boxes of ammo.

    1. avatar S.CROCK says:

      when I’m at carl’s jr. i am always thinking “wow that burger is like a box of slugs.”

  65. avatar Wayne Miller says:

    When your wishlist at Brownell’s totals more than your next paycheck, you MIGHT be a gun nut.

  66. avatar Ralph says:

    You know you’re a gun nut when you’ve been fingerprinted so many times by the issuing authorities that you bleed ink.

  67. avatar LC Judas says:

    When you keep a 9mm slug, .223 and .308 round on hand and ask which is which and how something high powered is flinging a piece of lead the size of a spitball when people start blaming guns.

  68. avatar PeterK says:

    How about a rebranding. Gun nerd instead of gun nut. 🙂

  69. avatar Dave s says:

    when you run out of wall space in the gun room for another cabinet
    when you need another pallet for the ammo

  70. avatar WSBS says:

    When you hear the word, “python,” it conjurs a mental image of an equine and not a reptile…

  71. avatar Cliff H says:

    When you notice that in almost every Hollywood action movie or TV show the Bad Guys NEVER have a problem getting enough guns and ammunition, even full-auto, and the good guys never comment on it or wonder where or how they got them.

    When you watch TV/movie gun battles and always do the mental calculation as to hundreds of rounds fired vs. number of actual injuries sustained.

  72. avatar bob says:

    when you know what a 1911 is and how it works when you were 8 years old.

  73. avatar Sabrewolfe says:

    You might be a gun nut when…
    …you start referring to your LGS as Candyland or the candy store.
    …you go out of your way to get a job at the candy store because you NEED the employee discount to be able to make rent after feeding your cordite habit.

  74. avatar Steve says:

    When your girlfriend’s dad is cleaning his shotgun and instead of getting nervous you get into a conversation about guns.

    1. avatar A-Rod says:

      And you had a better night talking to the dad instead of the girl.

      Or the next date is with the dad to the range and no date with the girl.

  75. avatar Mike says:

    You find yourself exercising proper trigger discipline when carrying your cordless drill at work.

  76. avatar JimFromTheWoods says:

    …you’re currently sitting on the toilet while reading TTAG and practicing trigger control on your favorite rifle.

  77. avatar Patrick Hayes says:

    When your wife just rolls her eyes when you go on a :

    ” Those sorry A**, F*#&ing liberal gun grabber POS, need to die!” Rant….

  78. avatar Ryan says:

    When you aren’t actively using the windex bottle you keep your trigger finger nicely along the nozzle, off the trigger.

  79. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

    When you are walking around with a strap of a bag in your hand and realize you have your index finger extended out of sheer habit.

  80. avatar S.CROCK says:

    when you pause the movie/tv show to explain to the family that the gun would already be chambered and a round would eject if he racked the slide.

    when you are trying to remember how many grain bulllets the gun in the movie shoots.

    when you try to avoid thinking about how much $ you have spent on guns and ammo.

    when you have note card taped to the top of each ammo can with the exact number of rounds in each.

    when you type the letter “t” in your search bar and the ttag site comes up.

    when you know how to field strip guns that you don’t have while blindfolded.

    when you are hoping for your pregnant wife to hold off on giving birth for a few minutes so your kid can be born at 5:56.

  81. avatar MojoRonin says:

    When you are considering renovating the house based on gun storage locations instead of useless things like power sockets, plumbing, windows, counter space, enough bedrooms for the kids…

  82. avatar Alex in IL says:

    When you are dedicated enough to actually find .22 ammo, you might be a gun nut.

  83. avatar TeeJay says:

    You’ve made a tactical Red Rider.

  84. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Your wife quits asking, “where did that one come from?”

  85. avatar Pashtun6 says:

    You hearths word “lube” and immediately remember your almost out of amd think gun oil

  86. avatar MMK says:

    When you come home from school/work and spend your first hour at home practicing with snap caps in all your handguns. Also pricing things for the girlfriend in terms of ammo and gun prices.

  87. avatar Tietonian says:

    When the major reason you don’t get things done is because you spend to much time here.
    Or, you had to delete TTAG from your homepage because you go there instinctively on starting your browser.

    Off topic: If ads bother you, remember that they keep TTAG running. If you still can’t stand them get an ad-blocker.

  88. avatar Nelson says:

    Farago, you really shouldn’t do that on your magic carpet.


  89. avatar ZM 1306 says:

    When you are listening to a song you like, that a friend told you about, and you hear a gun related LIE. You replay the last few seconds many many times just to confirm and get pissed. Every time you listening to the song after you just get irritated by the ignorance and get shook out of the song.

    at about 0:40

  90. avatar Nagurski says:

    It doesn’t matter if its a cordless drill or a squirt gun, you still keep your finger of the trigger.

  91. avatar B00jum says:

    When your strong-hand index finger now naturally rests slightly apart from the other three.

  92. avatar soccerdad1150 says:

    When you run into a friend who now builds ARs and he agrees to build you one for only his cost, you wake up the next couple of mornings, smiling, saying to yourself…”I’m getting an AR for less than my Glock.”

  93. avatar Max in New York says:

    You know your a gun nut when you read everybody’s comments on Question of the Day.
    When your sitting next to your girlfriend in bed and she always ask “are you reading about guns again”. Yes I am.

  94. avatar TheYetti says:

    For me its replace mop with a tall chair.

  95. avatar 68Alfonso says:

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