GUN Haven't Touched A Live Gun in 6 Months

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  1. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Active Member

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    Don't know what's wrong with me. Since I graduated college, I thought that I'd have more free time. Now, it just seems I work more. Not to mention, my main shooting partner now has an infant. Needless to say, she takes up most of his time. I get one weekend off per month, and while it would be nice to shoot on that weekend, there's other crap that NEEDS to be done; I also often have to entertain my wife.

    I've only been in the safe to take out my Tag Heuer.

    Long story, but I can't even have a gun in my car nor by my bed anymore due to fear that my brother may break in, steal a gun, and try to kill my parents again.

    Do I now have some deep psychological fear that guns are evil now because they make people do stupid things, hence the fact that I haven't even toyed with an AR or my MK23 in months?

    Hell, I still have an unfired G36, USP, USP Tactical, MK23, and 870 in the safe? Something is oddly wrong...

    Sorry for the rant/pity party. I know I haven't been around for a while, and while I know many don't care, I figured I'd let the curious ones know what's up.
     
  2. I've gotten a 2nd job recently, and I haven't shot in nearly 2 months. I've been getting back into playing guitar quite a bit recently, and between that, and sleep, and work, theres just not much time to shoot. Its definitely not something I'll just give up.. I still have the mental list of guns to buy in my head:

    keltec p32
    glock 26

    I haven't even been to my usual monthly USPSA comp in 2 months, because I always work on sunday mornings now..

    I think I'll have to request off for next months meet, I need to dust off the G34.
     
  3. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Until I used my M1 a month ago, it had been 8 or 9 months since I had used a gun. Sucks being in college and also lving in a place with cold-ass winters
     
  4. itchiban

    itchiban New Member

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    You should take a personal day from work and go shooting. I work major hours at the office AND home, so I do that sometimes just to get away from the responsibilities of the job, and the wife and kid.
     
  5. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I have only put about 400rds through my AR since January
     
  6. Sssnake

    Sssnake meh

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    I now take my guns to work and hit the range when I get off to unwind before heading home.
    Finding it pretty relaxing and a good way to blow off stress plus it's only 45 minutes out of my schedule.
     
  7. jtl090179

    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    i too have only gotten out to shoot once this year. i had put some money down on a kimber but backed out because i knew i wasnt going to be putting in any real good range time.

    seems like with my bike, my guitar, my wife and work i just cant get up enough time to go
     
  8. Trapt

    Trapt The Road Goes on Forever

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    This thread makes me sad :(
     
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    Wanna sell one of the USP's? :naughty:
     
  10. 01_Cruiser

    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    I think i've got around 7 guns that I havent shot since I've bought them, maybe more. It's been close to 6-8 months since I've been to the range, and even then the ventilation wasnt working and I just dumped 4 or 5 mags in a smoky ass room. I just graduated in May, and although I havent been looking for a real job, my part time job I had while in HS and college has almost become a full time job and is keeping me pretty busy. The closest pistol range to me is an hour away, and I dont even know if there is a public rifle range within 3 hours of me any more. I'd like to shoot but I just dont have the time. I still :love: my guns though :o
     
  11. Keesh

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    I've been working around 80 hours a week and making a ton of money but for some reason I just want to save my money instead of buy more guns. I don't really feel like shooting after work. Somedays I'll just take a little .22 outside and shoot at rocks and stuff but I dunno.

    I do have tomorrow off (first day in a month) and I plan on relaxing and shooting a shit-ton. My friend's girlfriend's dad invited him and I over to shoot so I'll hopefully do some here then head over there with my shotgun and shoot some skeet :hs:
     
  12. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Go try some shooting you've never done before. (assuming there is any left).

    Friend had to drag me out to try shooting clay to get me out of a dry spell, and I had a great time trying something I never thought of as fun.
     
  13. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    The onl,y reason that I get any shooting time in at all is because I have a handgun range within 10 minutes of my house. I almost never get to shoot my rifles, though. I've had my AK for 3 months now and I've only taken it out twice :wtc:.
     
  14. SS109

    SS109 3100 FPS OT Supporter

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    When my weekends are full, I try to hit the pistol range after work once a week.

    Only about 2 hours max, and it is better than watching TV.
     
  15. jtl090179

    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    im a member of a sportmans club that probably less than 5 minutes from me. you can shoot anything as long as its not on a tripod (Barrett .50) or a fullie. you can even shoot sporting clays there. i still get the itch every once in a while but i havent been as motivated as i was before
     

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