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Like most of us, I find that from time to time, I make an impulse purchase. Funny thing is that these firearms tend to be ones that I don't run off to the range and shoot for some length of time after the purchase. Fact is, I have a GSG Firefly (A.K.A. Sig Mosquito) that I picked for less than $200 a few months ago. Actually, to be honest, I've had it going on 4-months now without shooting the darn thing. Part of the problem is that it's WAY to hot outside go to the outdoor range and I'm not a big fan of indoor ranges.

Not sure if this is a confession or a cry for help. :)
 

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It is usually a week or two for me with handguns/rifles, however I didn't shoot my Maverick 88 for 2 or 3 months as there was not a range that conducive to shotguns.
 

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Just shot my Wife's Heritage RR birdshead that I got her a year ago...................
Don't feel bad.
 
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Actually I should qualify my wait time. I inherited my Dad's Winchester '94 decades ago, along with a box of 32 Winchester Special Silvertips with a couple missing. No place to shoot it and didn't want to fire that antique ammo either. I began loading for it a few months back and love that rifle and it's heritage.
 

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Yeah, I have a Ruger #1 that I bought last fall. Still a virgin.
 

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I typically shoot a few times a month. Usually practice with my EDC's G2 and LCPII. At each range session I'll also bring along another gun in my rotation. My range does allow rifles and shotguns so I run the Maverick 88, the Charter Undercover, and sometimes the 715T. The Charles Daly is for trap fun when I visit the relatives in TN. The Heritage (and soon to be received Henry Lever .22) I bring along just for grins and giggles. :)
 

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My most recent purchase, a SA XDE .45acp,.I took straight to the range for torture testing. Passed all the tests and is now.my regular EDC.
 

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Still haven't shot either of these.

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Came up to Colorado for Independence Day week and the fire restrictions are so strict they even explicitly forbid target shooting on public or private land. There's a pretty big fire a couple dozen miles from us. It just rained for a bit though (He answers prayer), so hopefully that helps. I may not get to shoot them until we get home! Aaaaaugh!
 

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All I have to do is step out my back door. I shoot a mag full, or cylinder, and come inside in the AC to load up. :D On rainy days, I can sit in my loading room and fire out the window for tests. It's usually cool on rainy days. :D So, first thing I do when I get home with a new gun is put it through its paces.
 

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I've bought several guns over the years that I fired before I ever got them home.
I've also got several rifles that I've never fired and I've had for 10 to 13 years.
 

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My Beretta APX was probably the fastest. I fired it less than an hour after I bought it. My Super Redhawk in .454 was the longest. I bought it early January 2011. Both arms were still in cast with more surgery to come from a motorcycle wreck July 5th, 2010. Today is the anniversary of that accident that changed my life forever. I wasn't able to shoot it until late September.

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I can shoot pretty much any time I want. I can't wait, so I shoot new firearms the same day.
 
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I’ll take my range bag with cleaning kit to the sale and drive to the range on picking up a gun — if it is ‘shooting hours’. Otherwise, next day. I try for an assortment of loads if possible. Next day has to happen some times and I’m champing at the bit!

Though I own my share, I’m not a gun collector. I bought that gun for a reason and I want to know — even if I’ve shot rentals or friend’s of the same model. :cool:
 
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I’ll take my range bag with cleaning kit to the sale and drive to the range on picking up a gun — if it is ‘shooting hours’. Otherwise, next day. I try for an assortment of loads if possible. Next day has to happen some times and I’m champing at the bit!

Though I own my share, I’m not a gun collector. I bought that gun for a reason and I want to know — even if I’ve shot rentals or friend’s of the same model. :cool:

Yes, I collect guns, but I'm not a gun collector. :rofl: Guns are tools. I usually want one for a reason, carry, hunting, or some such. Some are just for fun, though, but sitting around the living room looking at it ain't all that fun. I've got to put lead down range with it. :D

Now, in recent years, I've started running out of reasons to own certain guns. I just got a PT145 for carry, but that's not my norm anymore. Anymore, I am more about fun guns to own and shoot, like my K98 Mauser or M1 Carbine .22 or my Ruger SR22. In fact, rimfires are a good portion of my collection because they're so fun and cheap to plink with. I've got all the hunting and self defense choices I could possibly want at this point. :laugh:

I'm in no hurry to buy another gun, but I think it might be a Ruger Mk 4. Kinda got the hots for one. My Mk 2 is great, but I'd love to be able to put it back together without curse words. :rofl:
 

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Yes, I collect guns, but I'm not a gun collector. :rofl: Guns are tools. I usually want one for a reason, carry, hunting, or some such. Some are just for fun, though, but sitting around the living room looking at it ain't all that fun. I've got to put lead down range with it. :D

Now, in recent years, I've started running out of reasons to own certain guns. I just got a PT145 for carry, but that's not my norm anymore. Anymore, I am more about fun guns to own and shoot, like my K98 Mauser or M1 Carbine .22 or my Ruger SR22. In fact, rimfires are a good portion of my collection because they're so fun and cheap to plink with. I've got all the hunting and self defense choices I could possibly want at this point. :laugh:

I'm in no hurry to buy another gun, but I think it might be a Ruger Mk 4. Kinda got the hots for one. My Mk 2 is great, but I'd love to be able to put it back together without curse words. :rofl:
That sort of describes me, too. You should see my collections of spanner wrenches, nut drivers, ratchet wrenches and adapters! And then there’s my collection of dremel tool accessories . . . . Sigh, all collected over my adult lifetime and usually for one job “handy man” specials.

I’ve slowed down on my gun buying pace but haven’t quit altogether. Maybe 4 new guns this year instead of 5-6?
 

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I typically shoot a few times a month. Usually practice with my EDC's G2 and LCPII. At each range session I'll also bring along another gun in my rotation. My range does allow rifles and shotguns so I run the Maverick 88, the Charter Undercover, and sometimes the 715T. The Charles Daly is for trap fun when I visit the relatives in TN. The Heritage (and soon to be received Henry Lever .22) I bring along just for grins and giggles. :)
MY next thread, which has prolly been posted here in the past considering the number of members, will be; "What's the worst Gun you have ever shot?" Hint: one of the models you listed is #1 for me. Can you guess which one it is?
 

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BTW, I bought the GSG Firefly because I want to buy a 22LR Suppressor for the GSG and my Marlin model 60 22LR rifle. Needless to say, I haven't bought the Suppressor yet either.
 
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