Home Gun Nation You May Be A Gun Nut If . . . Gun Nation You May Be A Gun Nut If . . . By Robert Farago - December 10, 2014 216 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email You reheat your coffee in increments of caliber. Your turn . . . Post Views: 12 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Brownells to Donate 2% of Sales to Firearms Policy Foundation 50 Competitors Shoot it Out in the First Gun Maker’s Match Competition for Home Built Firearms Service Review: Armslist’s New Pay To Play Premium Personal Service 216 COMMENTS You may be a gun nut if the first thing you notice on an Israeli model is her trigger discipline. Reply This makes you a “gun nut”, but it also means you’ve failed a very important test. The correct answer is “there was a gun in the picture?” Reply Those aren’t the guns I was looking at Reply No, it means that you’re a gun nut that happens to be gay unless the Israeli model looks like Judd Hirsch. Reply …can gun nuts not be female? Reply Sad but true !!!!!!!!○~○ Reply You make a point to look at your 24-hour clock at 0919 and 1911. Or a 12-hour clock at 9:19, 3:57, and 5:56. Reply Beat me to it. Reply Me too. Curses! Reply What about 10:22? …or find yourself routinely waking up at 2:23, 3:57, 5:56 Reply The numbers on my license plate are 545. Reply Can’t forget 3:08. Reply 2 x .45 = (you guessed it…) .9mm!!! Reply You laugh when your watch (or anything else) says 5.56 Reply I’ve spent $7.62 several times, or got it back in change, in the last couple of weeks. Reply …while looking for change in the couch cushions you find a handgun you forgot you owned. Reply …there you go! Reply That happened to me. I found a 1911 in a recliner that I thought was stolen with several other guns. Did the burglar sit in my chair and drop it or….? Reply Nah, you just misplaced it. Reply You have to dig through your guns to find some change. Reply You have dozens of computer passwords and every one of them is a variation of a model of gun. Reply Yup, passwords. For many years now. And yup, the microwave and the timer on the stove. Reply No comment Reply A gun nut and a gamer if you purchased Saint’s Row 4 primarily for the awesome trigger discipline on the cover art. Reply All my on line passwords have gun names and calibers in them Reply … If you take screen shots on your phone when a caliber or model number is represented by the given time. Reply I named my dog Heckler and I’d love to get a Koch Reply I’ve got a Blue Heeler named Ruger. Reply I had a chocolate lab named Ruger. My father-in-law had a german short hair named Beretta. Reply my nephew is named barrett You go to make exact change and you pull out 2 quarters, a dime, and a hollow point. Reply Ha! Guilty. Well, not a hollowpoint, but spent brass. And I have had a stray .22 lr cartridge fall out of my coat pocket at work before (in a “gun-free” zone, no less). Reply I had a 556 round fall out of my coat at school and the random lady next to me loud as can be said”why do you have a High powered gun bullet!?” I replyed its not a bullet its a piece of metal (first thing that came to my head) she said “ohh OK.” Reply I leave spare mags in my pockets all the time at work. Usually happens when I’m in a hurry. On time I went to grab my multi tool and grabbed a speed loader. Reply you unintentionally check your watch EVERY DAMN DAY at 3:08 and 5:56 Reply Even your toothbrush is stippled. Reply I stippled my soldering gun grip. Reply your phone has rung in public and you’ve answered a spare magazine. Reply That is very funny right there. Reply You report to a federal building and remember to leave your phone and gun in the car but forget about the full magazine in your coat pocket as your belongings travel through the X-ray. (It requires no explanation and the security officer politely asks you to return it to your vehicle.) Reply At one of the nearby county courthouses here, they’d seize it, write you up, search you thoroughly, take fingerprints, and reserve the right to prosecute in the future. Reply You don’t have a “spare” magazine but you carry 4 backup mags. Reply You buy a gun and three days later, all your friends say you’ve already told them about it…twice. BTW, the great friends simply give you a “courtesy” nod while the others start repeating stuff about your gun back to you. Reply BTDT. Reply You’ve had to install floor jacks under your gun safe and ammo stash. Reply Bless you, sir. Reply LMAO! Truth! I’m in the middle of adding steel supports under my safe as I write this! Reply Guilty. Reply I’m going to install the support jacks before I get my safe. Reply If most of your guns aren’t plastic. Reply Most of your guns were bought with plastic. Reply I exclusively deal in cash for firearms transactions. Reply If you regularly use your large collection of firearms for hunting and recreation…is that too literal? Reply You collect different barrel length versions of your favorite guns. Reply You have separate insurance for your collection. Reply Guilty Reply Ditto. Got me. Reply Didn’t have firearms insurance. “Friend” broke into house and almost got whole collection (knew my Password to one safe but key to other stays with me) home insurance only gave me $2500. will have insurance on what’s left soon. Reply If you own more than one gun that has never been fired. Reply You own, reload for, and fire guns that OTHER people typically own and never fire! Reply Why would you reheat coffee? Brew a new cup, or drink it the first time, you barbarian. Why I bet you don’t even grind your own beans. Reply Sometimes I get sidetracked at work -you know, other folks problems and all. I reheat coffee for 44 seconds but I never questioned -why 44 seconds? It just seems right. Reply I hate when you are waiting on the microwave and the guy in front of you pushes 1-0-0. You yell “just push 60!” Reply Push 6 6 Close enough and 1 minute is arbitrary any way. Don’t have to hunt down the zero. 11 22 33 etc You refer to multiple body parts daily..as my “gun” or my “guns”. Reply If you have ever said you would buy a certain gun again then done so. Reply when my clock reads 2:23, I do the covert ‘Pew Pew Pew! at a dog hearing level. xD Reply When someone puts ‘xD’ at the end of a comment, and your first thought is Springfield. Reply Yep. Every time. Reply Gets me too. I can’t even read it as a emoticon unless I force it. Otherwise, it’s “ex-dee”. You’re retired and have a part time job at a firearms dealer just so you can talk all day long with people with the same interests and the discount. And very little of your paycheck makes it to the bank. Reply Yeah, that’s pretty much my highest aspiration nowadays, as I continue to wait uselessly for call-backs and interview results for IT gigs up here. Reply Many moons ago I had been shopping for my first revolver, thinking Model 28 Couple days later while thinking about spending $ on a handgun I really could not afford at the time. Happened to check my watch and it was 357, I still have it that 28. Reply I have done the same. I hope to have my 586 for many years to come. Reply You have ammo for guns you don’t own. There are more gun related items in your closet than clothes. You take home your brass from the range, but you don’t reload; you don’t even have reloading equipment. I’m guilty of all of these. Reply Dad? Is that you?!? Reply I do the same… maybe one day the giant pile of (sorted) brass in my closet will force me to buy some reloading equipment. Reply I have two separate bags of .223 and 5.56. I don’t reload but I can’t mix the brass. Reply … you remind all of your friends and family what caliber of ammunition your guns use in the weeks leading up to Christmas Reply Guilty, also reminded them what my favorite range was and requested gift certificates ! Reply …You find yourself practicing proper trigger control when pumping fuel. Even moreso, when you are looking to see if others are practicing when filling their vehicles. Reply As long as you don’t practice your draw/fire technique with the nozzle! Reply Bad trigger discipline at the gas pump. Reply What about trigger discipline on the cordless drill? Reply Oh, god…. I thought I was the only one that did that. Reply Or windex bottle, pretty much anything with even a quasi trigger The wand of my pressure washer feels like the most comfortable rifle I ever held. Guilty. Also when using a mixer when baking. Reply Dude… My work station has several trigger-actuated barcode scanners (one that projects a crosshair!), and an IR thermometer with laser sight. I practice aaaaalll the time. Reply LOL I caught myself the other day, while doing conservation work, with my index finger along the handle of my hand clippers until I started clipping, at which point I curved it around the handle. A friend said he’s noticed me doing that for months. Reply When you watch reviews of guns you already have. When you own ammo/ accessories for guns you don’t own. When you are running out of excuses for buying another gun so you say “screw it, I am now a ‘collector'” (imho being a collector is not a valid reason to buy your fourth G 19) When you watch a war movie and know the type of gun, caliber, and grain bullet of most of the weapons used. When you spend more time on TTAG than all other sites combined. Reply Guilty of the movie one. Have a buddy that won’t watch movies with me anymore because I always subconsciously do it aloud. Lol Reply You buy full-capacity magazines for firearms you don’t even own!…….(just in case). Reply …if you have to wash your hands 7 times a day to prevent lead poisoning. …if you name your dog “FN”. …if you have a walk-in closet devoted to gun boxes, holsters, cases, gun rugs, mag holders and slings. …if you have a different range bag for every day of the week. …if your local gun store calls you every time their sales are a bit slow. …if you’re “the guy” that everyone at the range calls when they have a gun question. Reply Make that LEGITIMATELY have to wash your hands 7 times a day. Otherwise you’re just paranoid and/or have OCD. Reply Just happened to me on the way home. Saw a bumper sticker that appeared to be the standard spoked-circle emblem of the empire from Star Wars. Upon second inspection, recognized it as a cross section of Eugene Stoner’s bolt. Reply You have more than four loading presses, and the size of your firearms collection database made you install extra computer memory. Reply Every time you walk into Walmart, you are in danger of spending hundred of dollars on ammo. Reply You and your wife get separated in Walmart and she always finds you in front of the ammo cabinet. Reply You settle in Kentucky after retiring from the Army just for the firearms freedom and to live within the triangle of Buds Gun Shop, KyGunCo, and Knob Creek. Reply That triangle was a great place to live but southern Indiana isn’t worse by much. I’ve also bought a gun in a new caliber because I could buy cases of mil. surp. ammo CHEAP. I owned ammo before I had my TT-33 or CZ-52. Reply You can estimate fps to within 5% based on caliber and barrel-length. Extra points for factoring in bullet grain. Reply You can calculate muzzle energy in your head. Lessee, 158 grains at 1250fps. That 1250 x 1250 = 1,562,500 x 158 = 246,875,000 / 450,400 = 548.1lbs/ft of energy. Yea, it’s bad enough when you can do it with a calculator. Reply That gave me a chuckle. I do that all the time. Reply You can calculate power factor in your head. Hmmm, 180 grain bullet, 920 fps, whoa, barely made it. Yep you are a gun nut if you know what I meant there. Reply All the above. *SIGH* I guess I’m too old to get a life now. Oh well, guess i’m just stuck with being a gun nut. Reply You feel the need to give people a class on ballistics every time they try to say an AK-47 is accurate… Reply How often do people say an AK-47 is accurate? Reply Every time a person buys their first AK. Reply …If you can’t help but take a picture when the number of your hotel room, electronic restaurant coaster (for when your table is ready), or anything else is a caliber. Reply You really don’t know how much ammo you have. In any caliber. Reply You just know your ready. If the SHTF. Reply or you’re not really sure how many guns you have in any given caliber. Reply hey now, I just haven’t counted lately. Reply …or you’re not even sure how many different calibers you own. Reply Or you had your GF and mom teach you Excel so you could keep track. If you ever bought 3 rifles in.308 and the same models in 30.06 to check inherent cartridge accuracy, winner ..308. (This was before wife and kids.) Reply You ask the guy sitting in front of you in the movie theater if he could please suppress his phone. Reply You use .22LR as negotiable currency. Reply ….if you can convince your wife to name your twin daughters “Smith” and “Wesson”. …if you scour your neighbor’s garbage for things you can use to make silhouettes. Reply I actually have an extra roll away trash bin in the garage full of cardboard. My wife says “are you going to take that can to the street?” I say “No I am saving it for something”. Reply No after shave smells as good as Hoppes #9. Reply Your cleaning your bore and your wife says “That smells good!” Reply Keeper! Reply If when your wife asks you to pass her hair clip over you tell her she should really refer to it as a hair magazine. Reply And then she goes to the safe, rips the mosin out of the back of it, and proceeds to use it as it was intended: to club you over the head with it. Reply When you equate the price of everything you buy to guns…..$1,500 for that furniture, damn thats 3 glocks….. Reply This Reply Guilty Reply Your boys are named Colt, Ruger, and Sigi, and you have a dog named Weatherby. Reply You work in a high end, custom knife shop and your desk looks like this…. http://i908.photobucket.com/albums/ac281/billfold1960/0df41698e55a9abf036a0c7259d24eb4_zps293f831e.jpg Truly a gun nut if you can ID every one of those. Reply Them’s boolits. Do I get a prise? 🙂 Reply You get to let me buy you and yours dinner if you can find me a place to kill piggies. Reply I’m still looking. Hunting public lands in CA has it’s drawbacks. I have hopes that now that the rains are here maybe the pigs will move back onto public land and we won’t have to pay 6 bills to shoot a pig doing thousands of dollars worth of damage to the farmers property. If you keep a shoty by the shower for trouble when ur shiting Reply And I thought I was the only one… that shits in the shower. Hey! I’m saving water! Reply Just don’t do it after eating corn, because it tends to plug those little holes in the drain. Reply Not a problem. I chew my corn well. Must be pretty bad if you have to use a shotgun as a laxative… Reply You can recite the Article the Fourth / 2nd Amendment by heart, including punctuation You laugh at what the NYC police call an “arsenal” You think your gun safe is too small “BC” doesn’t refer to a time period You suck at math, but you can convert between standard and metric with ease You look at yourself in the mirror each morning, but not to see if you’re fat You convince your significant other to setup a trust You know who said the following: “The shoulder thingy that goes up” “You don’t need an AR-15 to defend yourself” “Life is good” “I am a grown-ass man” “Hey Sharp Shots” You read TTAG at least five times a day Reply Good stuff C.S.! You should comment more often! Reply +1 Reply “The shoulder thingy that goes up” Senator Carolyn Mccarthy “You don’t need an AR-15 to defend yourself” Joe Biden “Life is good” Hickok45 “I am a grown-ass man” YankeeMarshall “Hey Sharp Shots” KJW Do I win a prize? :^) Reply When you get pulled over and the officer asks for for regestration, you open the glove box, assorted ammo falls out and the officer nervously asks if the is a firearm in the truck and you answer, I’m not sure Reply LOL Been there, done that, except once it was a holster. We spent ten minutes talking guns and he forgot why he pulled me over. 🙂 Reply You watch gun movies more for technical and historical accuracy than for the story. You buy DVDs solely on the firearms on the front cover. Bonus points if they are anime. And imfdb.org is on your frequently viewed sites. Reply YMBAGNI when you wake up to a house fire you grab your guns and leave your clothes. Reply That’s just good sense! Reply If you had the choice between 6″ or 16″, you’d take the 6″… barrel. Reply That’s NOT what she said. Reply I refer to my lefty Beretta 692 O/U Sporting as “My wife’s Sub-Zero refrigerator”…does that count? Reply You might be a gun nut if you find guns in you collection that you forgot you owned. Reply If you have a large tackle box containing all the springs and pins you could ever need for your firearms. Parts could be hard to find after the zombie apocalypse. If the first thing you want to know about a politician running for office is what is their NRA grade. Reply ….. you insist on visiting TTAG multiple times a day even though it is THE slowest website online thanks to the shitloads of ads and scripts. Reply Firefox and AdBlock Plus my friend… it’s all you need. Reply Yep, Firefox and adblock. Reply Every hillside you see driving through the country you think “That would make a good shooting range”. Reply Just moved up to South Central PA, from a densely populated Baltimore suburb. This x1000 Reply You can outfit a rifle squad with primary and secondary weapons and a full basic load of ammo without having to crack open the second safe (that’s for the heavy weapons section). Your walk in closet would make your old drill sergeant weep with joy. Reply You own a bore brush/bore snake for every caliber made!! Reply I e-mailed them to ask if they sold a full set. Reply You have your 350 Chevy bored out to 357. Your significant other has ever stopped watching tv or movies with you because of your need to identify every weapon featured in them. My wife almost quit watching The Walking Dead with me because I’m always criticizing the characters for using their guns as clubs when they run out of ammo. Reply Or forgetting to mount rear sights to their ARs Reply Ugh, That drives me nuts, and my friends. I get stuff thrown at me for yelling “WTF are you sighting through!?”. Reply My old license plate had 228 as part of the number. It was easy to remember because the first thing I thought of when I got the plate was a SIG p228. Reply You use a lose .22lr round when you can’t find a pencil. My wife did her homework that way when she was a kid because .22lr was more easily found in her house than pencils. Reply You buy a gun, only to find out that you already owned it and sold it two years before (and cant remember why). You buy a gun to fit a nice holster you found at a great deal Ditto on buying one to go with a set of “bargain” grips After your 1st divorce, its hard to go to a gun show for a couple years, because every table has at least one of the guns you used to own. You have never seen a episode of “Walking Dead” because you saw the 1st 10 mins of the pilot and turned the channel when at the roadblock scene, they “made sure their Glock safeties were off” Reply If you recently learned to run a chainsaw and spent two months on a professional saw crew, and it took you a month to NOT be a bit freaked out that you can’t really have your finger off the trigger while not revving. Reply https://www.flickr.com/photos/ceowens/15994350242/ This space pen is part of your EDC. Reply You might be a gun nut if… …you’re on a date with a girl, she asks if you have protection, and you reply, “Yes. Which caliber?” …when shopping at Best Buy, you absent-mindedly ask the floor salesman which appliances come with manual safeties. …when someone asks how many guns you own, you break out a calculator and call your tracking agent for an inventory update. …the UPS guy knows you on a first-name basis and knows, based on which online gun parts supply stores have packages for you, when to bring extra help to off-load your shipment this week. …when you buy ammo, you don’t go to Walmart, you award a supplier a contract. …you wear a little plastic bracelet on your arm that says, “What Would John Moses Browning Do?” …you actually do own a couple of High Point pistols. They’re tied to long ropes and attached to the bow of your fishing boat down on the dock. Reply Everyday I leave for work at 3:57 Reply I have an entire sequence from the research through financing and cleaning and the shooting and storing, on how to hide new gun purchases from the wife. I mean, I have it written down somewhere. Reply You might be a gun nut if you find yourself practicing exceptional trigger discipline even when using a spray bottle. Reply I catch myself doing that too. Not just with spray bottles, though. I’ve done it when using my drill too. Reply Let’s see. 1. You and your wife consider a nice quiet evening at home to be sitting in front of the TV hand priming. Yep, you guessed it – we wear eye and ear protection and turn the TV up loud. It hasn’t happened yet (while hand priming) but I’ve popped a few on the press. 2. You buy another of the same shotgun because you re-purposed the first one and you have a nice forend with a streamlight on it just sitting there needing a shotgun. Reply Your guns and ammo cost more than your house. Reply Your enemies call you a gun nut, your friends step in and deny that you are a gun nut because you are alternatively an ammosexual, at which point you have to cut them short and set them straight that you are actually, instead merely a gundamentalist. You by a gun because you inherited some ammo in that caliber. Reply … You compulsively clean up and take home left over brass at the range, even for calibers you’ve never owned. Guilty of this myself. I just can’t leave em. Some schmuck left about 300 pieces of 357 sig around and I just couldn’t leave them there. Half were nickel too. Honestly I wish it happened more often. Reply When you not only collect brass in caliber in which you don’t own any guns, but also reload it. I have couple thousands of .45 rounds and no .45 gun….yet. Reply You are asked “Whats your favorite gun” Your reply ” The next one.” Reply Be careful, while wearing his third ring, that is what Tom Brady responded when asked which Super Bowl win was his favorite. Reply …You’ve watched Star Wars episodes 4-6 (the old ones) and thought about Bill Ruger every time you saw the Rebel Alliance Logo. Reply If you’re really a gun nut you’d know to think of Alexander Sturm on that one. Reply When you have a major screw up you refer to it as a “just shoot me now” moment. When you decide to quit a really awful job, you tell your husband “time to put a bullet in it” When you give ammo and 5Star speed loaders and put them a gun rug, instead of wrapping paper for Christmas gifts to family. Sold or gave away a pistol or revolver cause you wanted to cut down on the calibers you had, then missed them so had to buy replacements for the exact same guns, then you are a gun nut Reply When you heard about the guy arrested near the White House with 800 rounds of ammo in his truck, you thought “he’s almost out of ammo.” Reply When you catch yourself correcting inconsistencies/mistakes while watching youtube gun reviews. Reply In order to get you feeling frisky, your wife dabs a little Hoppe’s #9 behind each ear. Reply You’re at a restaurant with the wife and request to have 9 or 45 as your table number. Reply You own 2 or more NFA regulates firearms. I WIN Reply You may be a gun nut, if you read/hear a DGU story and get your undies in a twist because, there is no mention of gun type or caliber. Reply You may be a gun nut if… …your coworkers have heard more about your gun collection than they have about your kids. …you keep track of how many shots the hero has fired in a movie, so you can point out the exact moment his magazine SHOULD HAVE run out. …after a DGU, the first thing you tell the police is what was wrong with the bad guy’s stance and grip. …a kid chews a Pop Tart gun and you react with shock because its grip is at an incorrect angle. …you can tell when the audio of a gunshot isn’t from the same type of gun as the visual being fired. (e.g. a 1911 is fired, but the gunshot sound is CLEARLY that of a Desert Eagle) Reply When you bring home a new wife and hope your guns don’t find out. Reply Nice. Reply You see a pile of guns and ammo and think to yourself, thats a good start. Reply The first few times you leave the house with a defensive gun in the car and you pray that you get pulled just so that you can try out your perfectly practiced “Officer, I just wanted to let you know I am carrying a gun today…” spiel for the first time. Reply Who in the world wants that? Reply – use your brass tumbler for cleaning motorcycle and bicycle parts – use your .22 cleaning rod for getting the mold out of your camel bak tube – use your powder scale for weighing mail, motorcycle and bicycle parts – use full ammo cans for doorstops – have used a shotgun bore brush to clean your BBQ grill – buy shooting gloves 3 pair at a time – have Slime brand inner tubes on your range cart Reply You wash your hands in the same sequence as your reloading drills Reply …If you have bough ammo because it was a good deal even though you don’t own guns in that caliber, just because you probably will some day. Reply 1. If you buy a second copy of a gun you like, just in case something happens to the first one and they aren’t making it anymore, OR 2. You buy a second copy of a gun you like, because you forgot you already had one. Reply When you buy ammunition for a gun you don’t have yet, and the gun magically appears less than a year later. You buy bullets and dies before you have a reloading press, because it was a really good deal. Reloading manuals are lunch-time reading at work. Christmas lists are fulfilled at Natchez, Brownells and Top Gun. Your favorite gun shop calls you when guns you have barely wished for come in-and you live three hours away. Family Thanksgiving prep consists of making sure no guns are left behind. You have more full ammo cans than cases of beer in the fridge. Buying guns in obscure calibers delights you because you can correctly explain-ad nauseum-the history and purpose of those cartridges to anyone and everyone. Reply …if you find spent brass in your washing machine and/or dryer. Reply Your guns are spotless but you don’t mind the 3-day old frenchfries under the seat of your truck. Reply Guilty of that too. Reply That look on the repairman’s face when he pulls a handful of 22 shells out of the washing machine pump. His reaction when you scold your 6 year old for leaving them in his pocket. Bonus points when he blames his little sister. Reply More bonus points when his little sister pistol-whips him with a Ruger Blackhawk. The repairman is probably racing out to his van by then and will miss some of this… Reply You people have issues. Almost everything I’ve read here is all perfectly normal behavior. Right? Reply When you type 7 on your phone, and it suggests 75B or 7.62x54R. Reply You classify girls by means of calibers. Got a date with a nice Lapua Magnum this Saturday, wish me luck TTAG ! Reply Good luck. Reply Does that mean she will go all the way? I married a 9mm. Just the right size. Elected Most Popular in high school and Homecoming Queen. In college, I dated a .40S&W. She was short and snappy. And I admit it. I have been with a .45acp. She was fat and slow and after just one shot, I was done. Reply You just made my day! Reply … when you sneeze, you always point in a safe direction. Reply Reheat coffee? What kind of commie bastard do you have to be to do something like that? Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.