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    The other night I was looking through my pistol boxes looking for a certain empty one and I came across a Glock box that had one it. A Glock 17 Gen 4 that I had forgot about. I had originally bought it for my son but he had gone shopping at the same time and came home with the new Sig 365. So I never gave it another thought. Well I was going out to pattern a shotgun so took it along. After spending months practicing with my SP101 in DA mode I wasn't sure how I would transition back to a Glock. My goodness....all is well in the Glock world. It kind of made me think that I had wasted a lot of time and ammo with the SP101. Sheesh this thing makes it easy. bang, bang, bang...clang ,clang, clang for 50 rounds straight.

    I think that I'll stash this Glock in my waistband for a while.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    Pulling a trigger is seldom a waste of time,for sure if you learn from it
    Will: As usual your words are true and wise.
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    I run through phases like that with my guns all the time. Might not shoot one for years, then suddenly it becomes my new best friend. Then pretty soon I have another new best friend. Stumbled across a Ruger Single Six in the back of the safe that hadn't been shot in 20 years. Took it out just cuzz, and suddenly I don't want to shoot anything else. For now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownBear View Post
    I run through phases like that with my guns all the time. Might not shoot one for years, then suddenly it becomes my new best friend. Then pretty soon I have another new best friend. Stumbled across a Ruger Single Six in the back of the safe that hadn't been shot in 20 years. Took it out just cuzz, and suddenly I don't want to shoot anything else. For now.
    Thanks, you made me feel better! Ha! My wife said to me last night(again) I wish that you could just sit down and watch a movie with me one time without clicking one of your guns at the screen all movie long. At least with that silver one all you did was pull the trigger and I heard one click all the time now it's schick schick click-schick schick click. Honey this is an ortomatic ya can't get a click without a schick schick first....but at least the click isn't as loud right?.....No response. it's ok Babe the new love for this one will eventually wear off and I'll be back to the little silver one for a while. She actually said, "Why can't you just stay with the same one?" Hmmmm, I'll start doing that when you start wearing the same dress every day! She has two double racked closets clear full. It was a dumb movie anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elmerkeithclone View Post
    Hmmmm, I'll start doing that when you start wearing the same dress every day! She has two double racked closets clear full. It was a dumb movie anyway!
    Ah man....

    You really said that!

    As a bud of mine quotes his dad "I taught you everything I know, and you still don't know anything!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownBear View Post
    Ah man....

    You really said that!

    As a bud of mine quotes his dad "I taught you everything I know, and you still don't know anything!"
    It's ok BB! She knows that I don't care how many dresses she has and that I don't care if she cares how many guns that I have...which she really doesn't...I think?

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    You got it figured out so well, it sounds like you're nudging up close behind us in the anniversary notches cut in your stock. We'll pop the 50 year cork in a short bit, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownBear View Post
    You got it figured out so well, it sounds like you're nudging up close behind us in the anniversary notches cut in your stock. We'll pop the 50 year cork in a short bit, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
    Congrats early. That doesn't just happen by the way....ya gotta make it happen. We are working on number 43. We both retire for good in 599 days counting weekends holidays and all. Then we are going on one big date.....may come visit Alaska, who knows!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elmerkeithclone View Post
    Congrats early. That doesn't just happen by the way....ya gotta make it happen. We are working on number 43. We both retire for good in 599 days counting weekends holidays and all. Then we are going on one big date.....may come visit Alaska, who knows!
    I or my parents could house ya, and or I bet others would offer as well in other parts of the state. We’re in anchorage. Don’t reply much to ur posts they show up on Tapatalk app.


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    I have sorely neglected my Dad's old Mod. 99 in .300 Savage, the original short mag! If I was down south in deer country it would see more use.

    This year I plan on spending more time with my S&W .44 Mag. Mountain Gun and my 1895 Marlin 45-70. I carry these two guns in the woods more then my scoped bolt action magazine rifles that I pretty much carry only during hunting season. I also picked up another AR and as soon as I install the Larue Tactical MBT trigger I will shot the heck out of it. A fella oughta have more then one 5.56 AR in my opinion and know how to run them!

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    Oh man, sorry,I abandoned my own thread or forgot about it...something. Thanks for the offer. I would love to spend a month just roaming around Alaska but am not sure a month would be enough.

    I think a randevu for all members of this forum somewhere in the middle of Alaska would be appropriate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by .338 mag. View Post
    I have sorely neglected my Dad's old Mod. 99 in .300 Savage, the original short mag! If I was down south in deer country it would see more use.

    This year I plan on spending more time with my S&W .44 Mag. Mountain Gun and my 1895 Marlin 45-70. I carry these two guns in the woods more then my scoped bolt action magazine rifles that I pretty much carry only during hunting season. I also picked up another AR and as soon as I install the Larue Tactical MBT trigger I will shot the heck out of it. A fella oughta have more then one 5.56 AR in my opinion and know how to run them!
    I have done the same with my Dad's 222. I once watched him shoot a chicken hawk out of a tree at the quarter mile mark with that 222. At the time I didn't realize what an accomplishment that was but the last time that I was home I drove down that road and the stump from that tree is still visible from the road. I thought man what a shot....I need to get that gun out and shoot it.

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    Well, I have a problem. I have almost enough guns which means there just isn't enough time to play with them all. Yep, I also pick a favorite "Queen for a day" and then move on to another. I haven't shot dads old Enfield in probably 30 years or the Walthers 22 Olympic target pistol. I think it's time to dig through the safe and see what else needs a little love.

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    It kind of made me think that I had wasted a lot of time and ammo with the SP101. Yup you should stop waisting time with that junky gun and send it to me.

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    Ya, after getting a Freedom Arms 454 all the rest of my guns seem to have taken a back seat. It's just so dang versatile and accurate. The "problem" with it is that if I'm honest and practical, it's the only gun I need! DANG FREEDOM ARMS!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snyd View Post
    Ya, after getting a Freedom Arms 454 all the rest of my guns seem to have taken a back seat. It's just so dang versatile and accurate. The "problem" with it is that if I'm honest and practical, it's the only gun I need! DANG FREEDOM ARMS!!
    I thought the same during gun deer season. I have a Marlin 1894 in 357, one 44 mag, a 375 Winchester and a Ruger American 450 Bushmaster that are all suited to Iowa’s straight wall rifle rules. However I filled a couple doe tags with my Bisley 44 and never took a rifle to the field. Yet I don’t particularly want to part with any of those rifles either. Killing stuff with a handgun just ups the game and when you’re an old dog with hundreds of deer under your belt then you tend to look for new wrinkles. Heck, I have even got real cool spear around here somewhere. I just don’t have arm enough to chuck it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbuck351 View Post
    Well, I have a problem. I have almost enough guns which means there just isn't enough time to play with them all. Yep, I also pick a favorite "Queen for a day" and then move on to another. I haven't shot dads old Enfield in probably 30 years or the Walthers 22 Olympic target pistol. I think it's time to dig through the safe and see what else needs a little love.
    Agreed,, It's time we got "with it", too, seeing as how we've only got 12 years left to do It.

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    The short answer to the question is I try to make an effort to never completely ignore anything I own. Sometimes I'm better at that than others.

    My problem comes when I consider another purchase. I have a handful that are still on my bucket list (more so rifles) and when I see one at a good price that would allow me to put a check on the list I find myself asking "Which gun(s) is this going to push to the background just a bit?" And when I do buy something, it's done so with the idea I'm keeping it. I'm not a wheeler-dealer (I have a friend on here who is). I never buy a gun thinking I'm going to sell it down the line. I have sold a total of two guns I owned and both were sold because I wasn't using them and they funded other purchases, back during more lean years. If I had a nickel for every time I heard my grandpa talk about a gun he owned and sold, regretting it years later. I vowed that'd never be me.

    Again, short answer... I try to be conscious of that and make sure they all make it out and get shot.

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