You Might be a Gun Nut If . . . Gun Nation by Robert Farago | Jul 07, 2015 | 227 comments facebook twitter linkedin email If you microwave your coffee in pistol caliber increments, you . . . might be a gun nut. Your turn! comments LNJK says: July 7, 2015 at 20:01 If you measure in mm instead of inches Reply OODAloop says: July 7, 2015 at 23:31 If you bank card PINs are in calibers – 4590, 3006, 3030, etc… Reply Paul says: July 8, 2015 at 10:20 Bingo! Reply Toddmori says: July 7, 2015 at 20:02 If you have more magazines/caliber than shoes. … Reply cs says: July 7, 2015 at 21:07 Some of us have only one pair of shoes and two guns. Does that mean I am a nut? Reply bob says: July 9, 2015 at 16:40 Sounds like an arsenal. Reply In4apennyIn4apound says: July 8, 2015 at 15:47 You might be a gun nut if the magazines next to the toilet are filled with bullets not words. Reply stokeslawyer says: July 7, 2015 at 20:03 You set your alarm for 5:56 Reply Jonathan says: July 8, 2015 at 09:05 You just made the best argument against small calibers ever… Reply Timmy! says: July 8, 2015 at 21:19 LOL! I’m going to reset my alarm RIGHT NOW! Reply Scoutino says: July 9, 2015 at 18:36 Damn, my alarm clock doesn’t go to 7:62! When i wake up at 6:35 I feel kind of weak and underpowered. Reply Gohnn says: July 7, 2015 at 20:03 Front door handle is a handgun Reply Michael in GA says: July 7, 2015 at 20:06 Your front door is a decoy to throw off the feds. Reply Dale Smith says: July 7, 2015 at 20:04 If you take it as a sign of good luck when it involves the numbers 223, 556, 308, 762, or 338. Reply 505markf says: July 7, 2015 at 20:03 Especially if they are room numbers in a hotel – a very good omen! Reply Dustin says: July 7, 2015 at 21:17 When you find sad, hilarious irony in Texas Statue 30.06… If you grinned when your State’s failed Open Carry bill was called HB556 and your jaw dropped when the accompanying Senate Bill was called SB223… OC didn’t happen, but come on man, the names of the bills… Portent? Omen? Reply Justin says: July 7, 2015 at 20:04 I have stubbed my toe on a rifle getting out of bed. Ouch. Reply fiun dagner says: July 8, 2015 at 00:59 if you have a Mosin Nagant crate in your living room instead of a coffee table Reply Cuteandfuzzybunnies says: July 8, 2015 at 07:35 Omg I did. But I’ve got it set up in the bedroom temporally while I wait on a new part for my build. Reply Troybilt says: July 7, 2015 at 20:04 If your Shannon Watts hired hand. Reply Ryan Drane says: July 7, 2015 at 20:05 Every pair of pants you own we’re made by “5.11”. Reply Bob109 says: July 7, 2015 at 23:31 Oh crap! Count me in the club. Reply Ricky Bobby says: July 7, 2015 at 20:06 If you have a pit bull named Ruger and a dachshund named Bullet… Reply Deng says: July 7, 2015 at 20:21 My buddy has two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, a bother and sister, named Mossberg and Remington. Yes, really. Reply Accur81 says: July 7, 2015 at 20:33 Do they get along? Which one is the more reliable protector? Reply Deng says: July 7, 2015 at 21:23 They’re pretty much the same. Both tough. Mossy is the workhorse. Remmy likes to get all dressed up and sit in the back of the truck for days on end. Bob says: July 7, 2015 at 21:49 I have a GSD puppy named Luger. We rescued him and that was his name. It was clearly destiny so we had to adopt him. Reply Scoutino says: July 9, 2015 at 18:47 Did you get him out of burning building? Or was he drowning? Or was he kidnapped and held hostage and you got him out? That must have been exciting way to get a dog. Reply FreakinPeanuts says: July 9, 2015 at 23:11 How about a cat named Glock? (not my cat but told my wife she could only get one that was black one and had to name it Glock, only way I’d allow it) lol Damn-it she did it…………….. Reply Cubbie says: July 7, 2015 at 20:07 If you think caliber before time when you see 2:23, 3:00, 5:56, and 9:19. Reply Pat Carver says: July 7, 2015 at 20:07 If the first time you saw a sign for the ink refill store Cartridge World you thought “Excellent, a new place to buy ammo”. Reply Xanthro says: July 7, 2015 at 20:25 The refill ink? I’m so disappointed. Reply Michael in GA says: July 7, 2015 at 20:09 …you’re a Democrat. Reply Ralph says: July 7, 2015 at 20:09 Wait — you microwave your coffee? Reply David B says: July 7, 2015 at 21:30 I haven’t had a microwave in 20 years. Hate the things. Messes with all my tin foil hats. If I have to heat something up, I use the stove top or oven. Saves a ton of room in the kitchen too. Reply DFT says: July 8, 2015 at 07:33 Come on. An oven is bigger than a microwave. Reply mark s. says: July 8, 2015 at 15:52 Twenty years ago ? Wow , That was old technology man . Today they make those things to fit on your wrist and all you have to do is think about your coffee being hot and ” bam ” , it is . You’ve obviously been out in the boonies to long . Come to the big city man and enjoy the great life , just leave those nasty guns behind . They take care of everybody in the city . No worries , no cares , no crime , no guns . It’s all good . Reply protaganis says: July 9, 2015 at 09:39 No more Kool-ade for you! 😉 bob says: July 9, 2015 at 16:44 All the soylent green you can eat. WS in SC says: July 7, 2015 at 20:09 ttag is your homepage….at work. Reply Tom in Oregon says: July 7, 2015 at 20:11 You buy a rifle in 7.62 X 45 just because… Reply Michael in GA says: July 7, 2015 at 20:14 You buy ammo in 7.62×45 and you don’t own a rifle in that bore. Reply HandyDan says: July 8, 2015 at 01:32 You buy 30 round magazines for guns you don’t own, just in case you get those guns after they ban “high cap” magazines. Reply FreakinPeanuts says: July 9, 2015 at 23:16 I have a few 20ga, 7.62x39mm, 30-30, .308 and .30 carbine. I dont have anything to shoot them, but you know I might one day. I just cant bring myself to give them away or sell them. lol ….and I’m only talking about maybe half a box of each. Reply Michael in GA says: July 7, 2015 at 20:11 …you write articles for TTAG without compensation. Reply 505markf says: July 7, 2015 at 20:11 If, in reply to that inevitable question from your spousal unit, “Just how guns do you own?”, you stumble and hem and haw not because you want to hide the answer, but because you really don’t know the correct answer. or When you walk into your local gun store and all the sales staff and some of the regulars turn around and, like the scene in Cheers, call out your name. or When you walk into your LGS, the proprietor grabs something from the counter and waves you over, saying, “have I got something you might like to see.” or Your shooting buddies no longer ask, “do you want to go shooting?” but instead simply ask you, “when are we going?” or The range officer paints your name on a spot in the parking lot. Reply Geoff PR says: July 7, 2015 at 21:02 “When you walk into your LGS, the proprietor grabs something from the counter and waves you over, saying, “have I got something you might like to see.” Had that happen. And yes, I bought it…. Reply JWM says: July 7, 2015 at 21:38 Same, more than once. Also had the guy at the LGS hold up a gun and ask me if I knew what it was. He did not. Reply Toddmori says: July 8, 2015 at 05:50 Had something similar happen, but it was the LGS owner coming to our monthly poker game with something for each of us. He won the game that night, and also sold a Thompson Commando, A Kimber, and a Les Baer TRS! Reply PerplexedPistolero says: July 8, 2015 at 17:28 Or when they call you because they have your wishlist somewhere on the wall. And yes, I bought it. Reply Dustin says: July 7, 2015 at 21:21 If you know how many guns you have, you don’t have enough. Reply ClayinUT says: July 8, 2015 at 15:16 The only reason I know my actual count, is I have an Access database, with pictures, SN#’s, value and all other pertinent information. No my wife has no idea that a list such as this exists. Reply Ralph says: July 7, 2015 at 20:14 You’re a gun nut if you’re proud of your highly polished 4″ barrel. Reply Geoff PR says: July 7, 2015 at 21:02 Polishing it a lot recently? 🙂 Reply Ralph says: July 7, 2015 at 21:23 No, but I do oil my muzzle before shooting. Reply mark s. says: July 8, 2015 at 16:07 I waited and waited for a female to ask for caliber and waited . WTF , no females on this site ? I personally don’t give a sh t . Just keep it clean . FreakinPeanuts says: July 9, 2015 at 23:22 I have a 6″ Its a lone wolf…….in my Glock. Reply BLAMMO says: July 7, 2015 at 20:15 Keep, in my car, one fully charged magazine (or en bloc clip) for every rifle I own, all the time. Not sure why I do, I just do. Reply Michael in GA says: July 7, 2015 at 20:45 Guilty. Reply Gov. William J. Le Petomane says: July 7, 2015 at 20:15 If you have The Truth About Guns bookmarked on your home and work computers and your phone. Reply Michael in GA says: July 7, 2015 at 20:16 …you open carry in WalMart. http://1drv.ms/1KM1ZBg Reply NateGA says: July 7, 2015 at 20:17 You teach your daughter how to count using shot gun shells Reply Michael in GA says: July 7, 2015 at 20:50 That’s okay. Later you will use the shotgun to teach her boyfriend a thing or two. Reply Nate says: July 8, 2015 at 00:47 And later in life teach her boyfriend how to count down in 12 guage. lol Reply CoolBreeze says: July 7, 2015 at 20:17 If being around guns is as natural as breathing… If you feel uncomfortable when you don’t have your gun with you…you might be a gunnut. Reply Gov. William J. Le Petomane says: July 7, 2015 at 20:17 If you find ammunition instead of change in the couch cushions. Reply ThatGuyYouKnow says: July 7, 2015 at 21:03 or in the laundry Reply Gov. William J. Le Petomane says: July 7, 2015 at 21:24 Speaking of leaving ammo in your pockets, this spring I had to go to a county courthouse and of course I knew to leave the gat in the car, but when I walked up to the metal detector I realized I had my pocket knife clipped to my back pocket. The guard said I could leave it with him, but made it clear that he was not responsible for lost items, and since it was just a $20 knife I left it with him. Walked through the metal detector and went upstairs where I realized I still had a speed strip with 6 rounds of .357 magnum hollow points in my pocket. Oops… Reply Cody says: July 8, 2015 at 08:41 Went through customs in Amsterdam with a hollowpoint .45 acp in my carry-on. Didn’t make it. Matt O says: July 7, 2015 at 20:18 When at your LGS customers mistake you for an employee, and it doesn’t bother you. Reply William says: July 7, 2015 at 20:37 When your LGS’s OWNER mistakes you for an employee…. Reply Chrispy says: July 8, 2015 at 12:58 He does accuse me of this on occasion… Also, if you have your LGS owner’s personal cell phone number, just in case. (guilty). Reply PerplexedPistolero says: July 8, 2015 at 17:34 Or you have it because they were a Surefire listed dealer before they opened, and that was their only number. Gov. William J. Le Petomane says: July 7, 2015 at 20:19 If you’re cleaning out your safe and you find more than one firearm you forgot you had. Reply Rick K says: July 7, 2015 at 20:20 You’ve stitched 2 Remora holsters into the pocket of your golf bag. One for snubbies and one for small autos. Reply FreakinPeanuts says: July 10, 2015 at 00:08 That’s a great idea! Reply Gov. William J. Le Petomane says: July 7, 2015 at 20:20 If you can identify the caliber of any Glock based on the model number without looking it up. Reply Dustin says: July 7, 2015 at 21:23 I don’t own any, or even like, Glocks and I can do that. Pshaw… Reply Gary McClenny says: July 7, 2015 at 20:22 If your passwords contain calibers. If you begin to wonder if you have too many because you can’t keep them all clean. If you have more cases of .22LR ammunition than the gun store. Reply bontai Joe says: July 8, 2015 at 12:33 If your passwords are “SamColt” or “HiramMaxim” or “DanielWesson”. Reply Chrispy says: July 8, 2015 at 13:05 Or “JohnMosesBrowning” Reply Curtis in IL says: July 8, 2015 at 15:35 At this point I think nearly everyone has more .22LR than the gun store. If you have one round, you have more than most retailers in my area. Reply Ken says: July 7, 2015 at 20:24 A truck doesn’t enter your mind when you hear semi. Reply Dustin says: July 7, 2015 at 21:24 It took me several seconds to even figure out how this was a functional sentence. “Oh, he meant…” Reply SteveInCO says: July 8, 2015 at 09:02 When it’s guns, it’s sometimes “SEM-ee” when it’s trucks, it’s always “SEM-eye” Reply Gov. William J. Le Petomane says: July 7, 2015 at 20:25 If you keep a revolver stashed in the bathroom. Just in case. Reply Drake says: July 7, 2015 at 20:25 When you hear people talking about 38 and 40 you peak your head out to see who is looking about guns, and they are talking about pant sizes. Reply One of the good guys says: July 7, 2015 at 20:27 You have more gun safes than TVs in your house. Reply mike oregon says: July 7, 2015 at 20:48 +1, and yes Reply Michael in GA says: July 7, 2015 at 20:29 …you have a literal understanding of the 2nd Amendment. No ifs, ands or buts Reply Doesky2 says: July 7, 2015 at 20:29 You spend more time on gun sites than porn sites. You have more gun mags than porn mags. Reply mike oregon says: July 7, 2015 at 20:52 Dirty magazines means something different in my home. Reply Stogie says: July 7, 2015 at 20:31 If you refer to a certain website as TTAG and no one knows what you are talking about. If you have a dozen sites bookmarked on your computers, but TTAG is the only one you visit daily. If your examples list TTAG so you can get freebies. 🙂 Reply Brooklyn in da house says: July 7, 2015 at 20:32 Gun folder in your bookmarks with 10 sites you check at least twice a day. Reply Gov. William J. Le Petomane says: July 7, 2015 at 20:37 If you have a half a dozen sub-folders in your bookmarks under ‘firearms’. Reply AdamTA1 says: July 9, 2015 at 07:10 Half a dozen? More like 2 dozen… Reply Jon says: July 7, 2015 at 20:33 Your pet cat is named Sig. Reply cs says: July 7, 2015 at 21:09 Is your dog’s name Sauer? Reply One of the good guys says: July 7, 2015 at 20:33 You have these recurring dreams where you show up at work naked, but in your dream you’re still wearing your gun. Reply Roymond says: July 8, 2015 at 12:09 LOL Been there, done that, though not recurring. Reply Roymond says: July 8, 2015 at 13:00 if you… … pull things from the trash because they could be fun to shoot. … stop at a scenic viewpoint, and everyone else is admiring the scenery but you’re evaluating the backdrop. … want drain holes in the bottom of a barrel so you reach for your gun instead of a drill. … use empty brass for counters instead of poker chips. … pick a seat in a restaurant based on field of fire. … instead of thinking of recycling or scrap when an appliance wears out, you think, “Nice target” … have a set of empty brass to use for cutting round holes in leather. … play online games and name your planets after guns. … have more calibers of ammo in your garage than types of screws and nails. … think of firearms rather than hardware when someone says “bolt”. … think of firearms rather than tools when someone says “hardware”. … mentally compare open v scope when someone says, “What a sight!” … try to remember what firearms were in use when your total at the store comes up as a year. … build a sandcastle at the beach and lay it out with good fields of defense fire … build a sandcastle at the beach and imagine the results of shooting it with your different guns. … skip the whole sandcastle and beach thing because there’s a discount day at the range. … can’t understand why vacation resorts don’t have shooting ranges. … would rather camp at a shooting range than at a resort. … sometimes propel your canoe by shooting off the back instead of paddling. … know exactly how far each of your guns can reach from your front porch. … skip items on your grocery list because you saw .22 LR on the shelf. … roll out of your tent in the morning, think something’s missing, strap on your gun and feel fine, and only a minute later realize it’s all you’re wearing. . . . . Reply Dennis says: July 9, 2015 at 00:16 “… can’t understand why vacation resorts don’t have shooting ranges.” Not exactly a resort, I saw an announcement recently that Williamsburg, VA will be building a rifle range for visitors to shoot the old blackpowder rifles. Reply whiskeytangofoxtrot says: July 7, 2015 at 20:34 You believe the definition of “gun control” means keeping it in the 9 ring. To your husband’s delight, you suggest a range date to celebrate your 20th anniversary. Your coworker comes to you to talk rifle-building… not your Marine coworker (with all respect to our Devil Dawgs 🙂 ) No lie. Reply DP.science says: July 7, 2015 at 20:35 You have a drawer full of free Allen wrenches and torx wrenches from accessories but no matter what you’re working on you can never find the right one. Reply David says: July 7, 2015 at 20:35 The idea of doing your own “gun buy back” program still has not gotten out of your head 🙂 Reply Leadslinger says: July 7, 2015 at 20:36 Instead of birthdays you cycle through gun calibers you own for numbers when buying lottery tickets. Reply Accur81 says: July 7, 2015 at 20:36 You loaded up a range bag, and it got so heavy you ripped the handles off. .45 doesn’t just kill the soul, it kill range bags, too! (Bonus note: that was a combo of .45 ACP, .454, .460, and .45-70. It’s all heavy.) Reply Michael in GA says: July 7, 2015 at 20:41 …you had to use Gorilla Glue on your wife’s purse handle because the stress from the pistol and two back up mags were just too much to bear. True story! http://1drv.ms/1KQZ3lc Reply Accur81 says: July 7, 2015 at 22:23 Nice! I’ve broken a few bags and handles in my day. Thankfully most incidents weren’t guns / ammo related. Reply Drew in Michigan says: July 7, 2015 at 20:37 Your favorite HWY exit is #223 I94 even though you have never gotten off there. or any HWY mile marker that is a Caliber Reply Bob109 says: July 7, 2015 at 23:43 Exit #223 from I-17 in AZ happens to be the exit you take to get to the Ben Avery Gun Range. Reply Mosinfan says: July 7, 2015 at 20:37 You can recite the muzzle velocity, ft-lbs of energy, and drop in inches of most ammo like baseball fans can recite players batting averages Reply Gohnn says: July 7, 2015 at 20:38 Your son is named Armor Pearson. License plate is 1GLK19 Reply Mike says: July 7, 2015 at 20:41 Your ammo stash is worth more than your two cars. Combined. Reply JohnF says: July 7, 2015 at 20:44 You re-connect with a buddy you haven’t talked to in over 10 years and the first topic of discussion is, “So, whatcha packin’ these days?” (true story, just happened) If your Dad taught you to shoot at an age that, if it happened today, would get him arrested. (also true) Reply Southern Cross says: July 7, 2015 at 20:46 Your children regard going to the range as a normal activity and their attendance is more frequent than most of the members. Reply Jim says: July 7, 2015 at 20:46 If you just had surgery and your biggest complaint is you can’t go to the range for a month Reply Michael in GA says: July 7, 2015 at 20:55 …you just had surgery on your shoulder and you take advantage and train one handed pistol manipulations. True story! http://1drv.ms/1II2VFh Reply Geoff PR says: July 7, 2015 at 21:10 What the hell did you do to yourself? Reply Michael in GA says: July 7, 2015 at 21:13 Full thickness tear of the rotator cuff. WILLIAM says: July 7, 2015 at 20:48 44th Anniversary Just sayin’ Reply HES says: July 7, 2015 at 20:55 … If one of the major things holding up your divorce is the distribution of the gun and ammo. Reply John says: July 7, 2015 at 20:56 You might be a gun nut if you have your digital clock in 24 hour sequence-at least one time during the day you will see your favorite handgun on your clock; 1911 Reply Gov. William J. Le Petomane says: July 7, 2015 at 20:57 If you buy a firearm for your wife because you think it looks pretty sharp in Muddy Girl camo. Reply mike oregon says: July 7, 2015 at 20:58 When a anti-gunner calls you a ammo-sexual, you respond with ” You have no right to judge me, I was born this way and I will not have my rights a a ammo-sexual dictated by a ammo-phobe. Yes it happened. Reply Other Tony says: July 7, 2015 at 22:19 Hey congrats, the Supreme Court just upheld your right to get gun married. You know, like gay married. But gun, not gay. It’s funny. Reply Nate says: July 8, 2015 at 00:44 Hey if I marry a handgun I don’t need a carry permit then! And I’ll be able to bring “her” with me anywhere in the US. Any attempts at prosecution would spur a civil rights lawsuit. You can’t break us apart! Reply Tim says: July 8, 2015 at 01:04 She also can’t be used against you as evidence in court. Paelorian says: July 8, 2015 at 04:56 Get gun married? I don’t know about that, but I gun get married. Reply SteveInCO says: July 8, 2015 at 09:06 I suspect most of us would be down with poly-gun-ous marriage, too. Guns don’t complain when you have another. Reply Michael in GA says: July 7, 2015 at 21:00 …you watch movies but can’t help being distracted by all the sloppy gun handling. Also, when movies mock gun nuts you don’t get it. Reply ThatGuyYouKnow says: July 7, 2015 at 21:00 When the news reports an “Arsenal” of 5 guns or a “Stockpile” of 200 bullets, and you chuckle softly. Reply NikcaP says: July 7, 2015 at 21:19 Remember it’s not an arsenal until you have a bunker… Reply Mike says: July 7, 2015 at 21:04 If your SSN is made up of several different gun calibers, is that a good sign, or does that make me a gun nut? Reply Ralph says: July 7, 2015 at 21:13 Both. Reply Michael in GA says: July 7, 2015 at 21:09 …after a hard rain you find lost brass in your back yard. Reply Chrispy says: July 8, 2015 at 13:12 All the time Reply Michael in GA says: July 7, 2015 at 21:09 …you think James Yeager is soft spoken. Reply Gov. William J. Le Petomane says: July 7, 2015 at 21:13 If you’ve ever borrowed from your 401k to buy ammo. Reply brian p says: July 7, 2015 at 21:17 When you wonder how your ammo feels being in a hot garage. Its in ammo cans Reply Model 31 says: July 7, 2015 at 21:20 if you assume your neighbor and his kids are shooting .22 in their front yard and notice that you were not invited. A few minutes later, you realize they are popping the remaining firecrackers from earlier in the week…Happened barely two hours ago. Reply Cucamonga Jeff says: July 7, 2015 at 21:22 Your idea of spending time with your children involves sitting around a tub of ammo and having them load up your mags. And they like it! Reply Scott says: July 7, 2015 at 21:23 Your guns are all white glove clean and your truck is filthy. Reply JWM says: July 7, 2015 at 21:46 There’s a draught on and I’m being a good citizen and not washing my 4runner. Reply SteveInCO says: July 8, 2015 at 09:34 A draft? Or did you mean drought? Reply Siris says: July 7, 2015 at 21:24 If you proposed to your wife at the rifle range.. (The ring made up for it tho. lol) If you passwords are your guns SN’s. If you use the “tatical thumb guage” for measuring group size. Reply Decker says: July 7, 2015 at 21:26 When the size of your girlfriends bust is the same caliber as your EDC and all you can think about is buying a 1911. Reply Michael in GA says: July 7, 2015 at 21:30 …your son gives your wife this flower arrangement for her birthday http://1drv.ms/1S7wxwl Reply Grindstone says: July 7, 2015 at 21:32 I had a license plate with “545” on it. Also, when I lived in the ghetto, I could ID the caliber of the round being used in the nightly gang shooting. Reply Condicion Uno says: July 7, 2015 at 21:44 When you are bored at the office, and you see through the window something at some distance and think “I can shoot that with my rifle” from here… Reply Gov. William J. Le Petomane says: July 7, 2015 at 21:53 Or if you think how Jerry Miculek could hit that with a snub-nosed Smith held upside down pulling the trigger with his pinky. Reply Lance says: July 7, 2015 at 21:47 When your scream is “I missed” from your nightmare at night! Reply Greg says: July 7, 2015 at 21:59 When you refer to your “solo grown up time” as a dry fire drill Reply Red in Texas says: July 7, 2015 at 22:01 You plan vacations around NFA item approvals. Reply JWM says: July 7, 2015 at 22:03 First time this happened I was 14. A widow of a ww2 vet asked around for someone that knew about guns cause she had found something in her late husbands footlocker in the attic. Everybody she asked pointed her to me. People that were not related to me gave her my name. That one was a 1911. It’s happened a number of times since. Usually widows finding something their husbands had that they didn’t know about. It can be interesting. Once I found sweating dynamite in an old outbuilding. Back in WV a lot of the old timers had explosives of one type or another. Reply Bob says: July 7, 2015 at 22:03 You stoop to pick up spent brass before you would change. You pick up brass in calibers you don’t shoot and have multiple tubs of them. You have over 15lb of various gun powders and over 10k of various types of primers. Buying ammo by the case is a normal purchase qty. Reply One of the good guys says: July 7, 2015 at 22:05 You’re a gun nut if u keep refreshing this page to read the new comments! Reply Paul53 says: July 7, 2015 at 22:38 Am not! Reply 'Liljoe says: July 7, 2015 at 22:14 When you have 5 guns you haven’t even shot yet and you buy just one more for when the weather clears… Reply mark s. says: July 9, 2015 at 09:51 Unless you are talking about a revolver and a fair quality one at that . Shoot your gun as soon as you get it home , don’t wait any more than a week . Never put a firearm in the hold unless you have fired it with the ammo it will be eating and know it likes it , no hiccups , no FTF , FTE problems , gasses all expelled correctly , and you have zeroed in the sights or scope and you know it is preforming like yours or some ones life depended on it . I wouldn’t want to place my life in the hands of Nancy on the Ruger assembly line . I have had my share of out of the box successes and also failures . Hello NSA . Reply Usriflecaliber.30m1 says: July 7, 2015 at 22:15 You dog’s name is Trigger. (Mine is.) Reply Paul53 says: July 7, 2015 at 22:39 Your sons are named Colt and Walther. Reply ThomasR says: July 7, 2015 at 22:53 You know you’re a gun nut when you know what cover versus concealment means. Reply One of the good guys says: July 8, 2015 at 19:47 And if you think these terms have something to do with makeup … you ain’t a gun nut! Reply Kevin says: July 7, 2015 at 23:10 When you forget to eat supper because you were busy at your reloading bench. Reply What About Bob says: July 7, 2015 at 23:18 There is a guy at my local gun club with a personalized license plate “TTAG” Reply Phil LA says: July 7, 2015 at 23:57 If you copy and paste the same article from the previous year. Reply RandallOfLegend says: July 8, 2015 at 00:02 When you have a strong opinion on handgun calibers. Reply Ryan says: July 8, 2015 at 00:25 Your sister names her some Samuel and lets you pick his middle name and she agrees with it. Samuel “Colt” 🙂 Reply Ryan says: July 8, 2015 at 01:06 Son not some Reply Nate says: July 8, 2015 at 00:36 LOL seriously I do all this! When I was a cashier at the local supermarket I’d get the total $7.62 and I’d say it “Seven Six Two” and pause for a second. One time the total was $30.06 and I said “Thirty aught Six” and the guy looked at me and said “You must be a hunter, its ok I do it sometimes” I just smiled and laughed a bit. I don’t hunt but I am a bonafide gun nut! I’ve said $5.56 like Five Five Six and people look at me like I have two heads lol. Reply SteveInCO says: July 8, 2015 at 09:08 No, it’s not bad until you see the 7.62 and you read off “three oh eight.” Or vice versa. Similarly with 223 and 556. Similar things can happen with 10.76 and 10.06 (“ten aught six”) [Which…by the way, is technically bad grammar, it should be thirty (or ten) naught six. But that is ingrained so much I didn’t even realize it was wrong until recently. But I haven’t given up on getting people to pronounce “Lapua” correctly. (Hint, it’s not Lah-POO-ah.)] Reply Nate says: July 8, 2015 at 00:51 You have ammunition for firearms you don’t own…or even plan on owning within a year. lol Reply Denny says: July 8, 2015 at 06:29 I had bought a couple hundred rounds of .50 AE hoping my wife would feel sorry for me and tell me to buy a gun to use it. It worked. Reply Chrispy says: July 8, 2015 at 13:16 I have a single live round of .35 Remington kicking around from when I cleaned out my grandfather’s house. Don’t expect that’ll be fired any time soon. Reply Former Water Walker says: July 8, 2015 at 02:18 If you begin and end each day looking at TTAG-guilty as charged… Reply M. Mitchell Marmel says: July 8, 2015 at 06:19 If you use 22, 25, 38, 44, 45 and 50 for lottery numbers… 😉 Reply ThomasR says: July 8, 2015 at 06:37 You know you’re a gun nut when you get up early to stand in line to buy a 500 rnd. box of .22lr ammo at your local gun store on thier ammo delivery day. Reply CCDWGuy says: July 8, 2015 at 08:07 Your spouse leaves you messages with employees at the gun range. Reply Guns of Hollywood says: July 8, 2015 at 08:15 You might be a gun nut if you are shocked when you learn that you can keep money in a safe. Reply Jim says: July 8, 2015 at 08:23 You start a new gun fund out of spare change and find yourself getting change for 20’s and 50’s to fill up the jar quicker. You justify a new gun purchase by saying “but if the zombies come this will really come in handy” and your wife agrees… Reply Alan762 says: July 8, 2015 at 08:33 Our work trucks are numbered 9,17,22,32 38 next truck will be 40. Reply SteveInCO says: July 8, 2015 at 09:14 You left out 10. And it looks like you plan to leave out 44. I’m going to assume you haven’t left out 357. 25 was probably worth leaving out. Reply tsbhoA.P.jr says: July 8, 2015 at 08:47 you buy a hundred rounds of .375 h&h off of harmslist because “somebody” is gonna want that… Reply arsh says: July 8, 2015 at 08:47 You still check TTAG even after someone allowed it to be used as a Craigslist ad. Reply Milsurp Collector says: July 8, 2015 at 09:10 TTAG is your only form of social media (occasional Skype calls notwithstanding). Reply SteveInCO says: July 8, 2015 at 09:17 I had one of those little RSA dinguses that displayed a different random-seeming six digit number every minute (people love to play “poker” with those). One time I looked at it and it was displaying “308308” so I dropped what I was doing and bought a bolt action in that caliber (technically, I think it’s 7.62×51 but you get the idea). It is an extremely good gun, easily shooting under 1 MOA even in my hands with my crappy eyesight. I wonder what a truly competent rifleman could do with it. Reply Bob109 says: July 8, 2015 at 09:29 …if you buy so much ammunition that everyone thinks you are hoarding…but you really do shoot that much. Reply mark s. says: July 8, 2015 at 09:32 IF YOU TOOK THE TIME TO READ EVERY REASON HERE . I THINK I MAY NEED A SHRINK . FLOOR 22 IN ROOM 762 IN THE MAGNUM BUILDING . HER NAME IS DR. RUGER AND HER ASSISTANT IS DR GLOCK . There , that feels better . Reply mark s. says: July 8, 2015 at 09:40 A FEW MINUTES GO BY AND I ONE UP MYSELF . I JUST PRINTED OFF ALL 160 COMMENTS . Back to my shrinks . Reply mark s. says: July 8, 2015 at 09:43 Lord help me ! I’m now highlighting the best ones . I MAY NEVER LEAVE THIS PAGE . G R E A T S T U F F . Reply mark s. says: July 8, 2015 at 09:48 I’ m cutting and pasting now . I think a book is in the works . Is this stuff copy written ? Michael in GA says: July 8, 2015 at 13:53 You seem to have a lot of time on your hands. Have you been to meme generator .com? Some of these would make good memes. Michael in GA says: July 8, 2015 at 14:02 .net, not .com Michael in GA says: July 8, 2015 at 14:26 https://scontent-atl1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11692701_10207301700286187_4423826821344326212_n.jpg?oh=a077f062d67c9bd944233714e0a64917&oe=56231B77 JJ48 says: July 8, 2015 at 09:38 You know you’re a gun nut when… …your collection of spent brass is worth more than most people’s investments in gold and silver. …instead of Kirk/Picard, you’re involved in debates of Kalashnikov/Stoner. …you feel disgusted that the previous joke didn’t mention Browning instead. …you hear about turmoil in Ukraine and your immediate reaction is to wonder what small arms the Russians are using these days. …you have no need to wonder about Russian small arms, because you’ve already memorized the calibers, firing rates, and ballistic properties of all small arms in common use by major militaries. …you spend your time commenting on gun blogs about what makes someone a gun nut. Reply onezero says: July 8, 2015 at 11:37 You make the comment, “The ex got the M&P in the divorce.” Reply Old Air Force says: July 9, 2015 at 12:15 No worries here, wife has her own M&P, AR, Ruger revolver, etc. That is part of what keeps us together. Does that sound like gun nuts? We answer to that proudly. 20th anniversary was a day at the rifle range(her idea) then nice dinner that night. Gunsmoke and Italian go good together. Back to reading about real gun nuts(enthusiasts). Reply onezero says: July 8, 2015 at 11:47 The bags you use in your small trash cans are from Cabelas from your ammo & powder purchases. And you never seem to run out of bags. Reply Gohnn says: July 8, 2015 at 12:04 You try to momentary stop the fuel pump at $30.06 Reply mark s. says: July 8, 2015 at 12:27 I going to compile all the data here and see which caliber gets mentioned the most and then compile the data from favorite gun comments and see if the calibers match and presto , we’ll end up with a consensus favorite all around gun in America choice . I think it is going to be something in 30.06 and probably a browning . I do love my BAR . OXOXOXOX Reply One of the good guys says: July 8, 2015 at 20:17 Dude! You really like this thread! You think I could get a copy of that printout after you’ve highlighted it? I don’t have a printer because I opted to buy ammo instead, and my boss won’t let me print stuff from the TTAG website at work since that time I “accidentally” used a whole ream of paper while printing favorite TTAG articles. (He just doesn’t get it.) Reply mark s. says: July 8, 2015 at 21:46 Before I compile all the data , what’s you guess on favorite gun and caliber ? If I worked for me I’d fire me on the spot , but then again I wouldn’t be at the office 15 hours a day either . I not going to take the time to calculate this stuff if I don’t get at least 250 comments and so far twenty of these are my own . Come on people , I need more input . More material . Got to make this book fresh . Reply One of the good guys says: July 9, 2015 at 12:57 I love to shoot my .45 cal 1911, but my EDC is a 9mm for maximum number of rounds to weight carried ratio (is that a thing?). I also have a couple of 300 BLK which sound Awsome with a can, but I have a couple of 556 ARs because when the Apocalypse strikes I need to be able to scavenge ammo for a popular rifle caliber! Chrispy says: July 8, 2015 at 13:17 If you laugh when someone says the joke “Three nazi’s walk into a BAR.” Reply Michael in GA says: July 8, 2015 at 13:46 …your watching the Braves and when you sit down on the Lazy Boy, your outside waist band holster hits the remote control and tuns the channel to Judge Mablean. True story! Reply Michael in GA says: July 8, 2015 at 13:48 …you take your coffee with a shot of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. This has nothing to do with guns but your a “gun nut”. You think everything has to do with guns! Reply Hoplopfheil says: July 8, 2015 at 13:50 If you buy an AMT Backup out of curiosity. Reply Michael in GA says: July 8, 2015 at 13:54 …rather than fireworks on Independence Day, you bought tracer rounds and Tannerite. True story. https://www.facebook.com/marlinamichael.richards/videos/10207272660000198/?pnref=story Reply mark s. says: July 9, 2015 at 13:13 Every year , it’s a tradition . Fun as , well almost as , you know . Sorry to hear about the rotator . My wife has this problem and it makes her moan more at night than I do . Reply Dave says: July 8, 2015 at 13:55 I microwave all my leftovers 2:23 at a time! Reply Roymond says: July 8, 2015 at 14:22 This forum… I clicked to make a comment. It took 19 seconds until the page stopped jumping around and I could type. When I finished, I clicked “Post Comment” — and my comment disappeared. So I find it halfway up the page, behind my response to “One of the Good Guys”! I decided to delete and put it down where I meant it to be. So I clicked “Delete”, and confirmed . . . and the page froze/locked. Reply mark s. says: July 9, 2015 at 18:51 It sometimes takes us here at NSA headquarters in Utah to override the data breach digital com stock on file 4739009451H2322 . Sorry for the inconvenience . Your comment will appear momentarily . Have a nice day . Reply Stan says: July 8, 2015 at 14:59 When you use dead bugs crushed on your windshield to sight objects on the road. Reply Michael in GA says: July 8, 2015 at 15:03 …you know your dominant eye. Reply Sean Green says: July 8, 2015 at 16:00 This just happened to me at work looking at a list of phone extensions,223,226,229 etc,I laughed at my self Reply mark s. says: July 8, 2015 at 16:08 If you’re sleepy and you can’t sleep , just count your pistols instead of sheep , and you’ll fall asleep , counting your pistols . If your bankroll is getting small , just think of when you had no pistols at all . WORKS . Reply Stogie says: July 8, 2015 at 17:30 You go to a military base on Armed Forces day, see a Mk19 and ask to test fire it…with a straight face. Reply Jervis says: July 8, 2015 at 19:27 Old habits die hard: Your new girlfriend can’t understand why her contact in my phone is named “Norma Magnum” Reply J. D. Smith says: July 8, 2015 at 19:59 You actually like the smell of cosmoline and don’t mind cleaning Mosins and Yugo Mausers. Maybe you’re a gun nut if you own more than 5 of each- yes guilty. Reply One of the good guys says: July 8, 2015 at 20:09 Your wife is angry because you’re not paying attention as you’re walking into the restaurant, but in fact you ARE paying attention … to where all the exits are … to your spare mag … to your daughter sitting in the seat you wanted so your back is against the wall … to the nearest locations for concealment and cover … to the creepy guy at the bar watching your wife as she walks by … Reply fosscad says: July 9, 2015 at 07:59 If you calculate the price of things based on how many guns or bullets you could purchase for the same amount. Reply mark s. says: July 9, 2015 at 18:54 NSA data breach , PLEASE STAND BY . Monitoring access files 2.237.6230302240384595.563230.06308 . Thank you for your patience . Reply J.P. says: July 10, 2015 at 20:15 When I work out I count each exercise as $100 however many sets I do on each machine/bench equals my total. Then I go fantasy purchase however many guns I got in my workout. For instance I do 6 sets bench, incline, power clean, I can then go and pretend buy 3 guns for $600. Silly I know, but a good motivator. Reply Kent W says: July 11, 2015 at 09:57 I’ve read all to here. ME TOO. I admit it. And I live in the SF Bay area. lets keep this between us. Thanks Reply mark s. says: July 11, 2015 at 10:53 WELCOME Reply LordGopu says: July 15, 2015 at 18:44 When you can only remember your license plate cuz it’s made up of a combination of US military small arms model numbers. Reply Write a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website 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.