Do you own fun guns?

I have a very serious problem where I feel like every firearm I own needs to be totally optimized. Lights, lasers, optics etc. this has kept me from buying some rifles I would like to own but that would be difficult to optimize. Am I autistic?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    buy surp
    some mausers are still quite cheap, and while nuggets aren't $70 anymore they're still on the lower end for surp
    while a chink SKS is also relatively cheap it might be hard for you to resist putting shit on it

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I dont understand the question. You don't have fun being a high speed low drag queen?
    Guns are FOR fun

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, if you MUST gunsoom, do it to like one rifle and a sidearm then buy all the cool shit to play with at the range or hunt with

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I mean, kitting out a gun so that it has everything it could need before buying another one is not such a bad idea. If you want a gun just for fun times at the range get a 22lr or some kind of milsurp if you like them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/K0O19Cl.jpg

      I have a very serious problem where I feel like every firearm I own needs to be totally optimized. Lights, lasers, optics etc. this has kept me from buying some rifles I would like to own but that would be difficult to optimize. Am I autistic?

      >kitting out a gun until it's optimized

      This isn't an MMO, but there's nothing wrong with mini-maxxing something IRL, if you got the funds for it and wanna do it.

      I just like having some basic crap lying around for run-of-the-mill HD situations.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I bought an 1885 winchester in 6.5 creedmoor, and put real nice aperture match sights on it.
    Modern take on the OG creedmoor rifle.
    >Modern creedmoor cartridge
    >1885 rifles used to be king of the creedmoor NY matches until like the mid 1920’s.

    Its purely for fun, and frick me its definitely fun.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I had a similar sort of problem. I felt like there were some guns/roles it was obligatory for me to have/fill, and that largely resulted in the most boring, go-to, standard pick for each category. For instance, the boring trinity of AR-15, a Glock, and a Mossberg. I also have the slavshit trinity of a nugget, SKS, and AK. I wanted a lever action, so I got a Model 94 (a shitty post-64 one, mind you). And so on. I still have a few things I want, like a nice 1911 and revolver. But really, at this point, I kind of just want to start buying fun oddball stuff.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      These two posts really resonate with me.

      Im new to guns and I have both problems. So, I have a glock clone and an AR and I feel the urge to min-max both even though I have the basics covered. But I am at the point where its like
      >spend a grand moving from a Remo5 to an ACOG
      >spend slightly more and get a M14

      And many other such questions

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >So, I have a glock clone and an AR and I feel the urge to min-max both even though I have the basics covered.
        I've pretty much been the opposite when it comes to min-maxing. Whenever it comes down to a new gun or an accessory, I pick a new gun almost every time. Literally the only optic I own is a shitty Redfield scope (that I got for free) on my CZ452.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I have the same problem, but with ammo too.
          >new gun?
          >more ammo?
          >a scope?
          ...
          >buys new gun
          I have two new scopes in my whole collection. The rest of the scopes came with my rifles or I bought because "vintage cool". I also have an entire drawer of vintage scopes...I think I have a problem. Out of the (rough count) 18 scopes currently in there, one came off a gun because it was Chinese junk that came with a gun, one was on a gun for a while but I decided to swap it with a different one because vintage red dots are NOT precise at all, and one came off a rifle I used to hunt with and needs to go back on if I ever find the screws for the rail or the rail mfg will ship me free screws out of pity because I'm moronic. Ammo I mainly have .22lr which I stack in case of shortage as I hunt with one specific brand and type, maybe 200rds of 5.56 which I'm hesitant to buy now that the price is going up, some hunting .223 (maybe 60rds, assorted), assorted 12ga clay ammo because I thought I was going to get into that during covid (I didn't), and a bunch of pellets (I barely shoot pellet rifles these days). I really should buy ammo and good scopes but I've only bought two new scopes and I need to FORCE myself to buy anything other than .22LR because of the cost per round.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I own almost exclusively fun guns. the purpose of my collection is to be a vertical slice of guns.Not a buffet of anything in particular, but a taste of everything, and the most fun version of each I can find. what's the point if it doesn't make you smile?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Most of my guns are memes
    I have maybe one or two that are actually set up well.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    my black powder revolvers are pretty fun and ive done nothing other than lighten the hammer on one.

    i plan on getting a cartridge conversion for another, but i almost consider that as getting a different version of the same model other than optimizing. maybe you just havent found one that you just like the way it was off the line.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I have a very serious problem where I feel like every firearm I own needs to be totally optimized. Lights, lasers, optics etc. this has kept me from buying some rifles I would like to own but that would be difficult to optimize. Am I autistic?

    I feel maybe 1 or 2 setups fully kitted out makes total sense, but beyond that gets to be moronic. Get something that covers your bases, spec it out how you like, TEST IT to make sure it scratches the itch that you need for whatever purpose you deem it serves. Then I would slowly branch to other things. Personally, I'm accumulating gear as my fixation for the year.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I own 22 thunderstruck, has a 20lb trigger pull, it always sprays unspent gunpowder everywhere, it's one of the originals so left barrel doesn't stabilize. However it's fricking neat and I don't care, double barrel revolver let's go.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I only buy fun guns anymore. The last gun I bought for pure practicality was a CZ P-09 in 2013 and I barely shoot it because it's so boringly efficient. This H&R never fails to put a smile on my face and almost always comes with me to the range.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If that pic is yours, yeah. You're autistic. 5 ARs is bad enough, but there's no way you have 4 separate use cases that need an ACOG brand ACOG.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not OP, and I agree it’s autistic af but at the same time OP can arm his relatives and friends with similar setups. Kinda based tbh.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have the opposite problem and need to finally control myself and buy a modern shotgun that was made past the 1970s in case I ever need to shoot steel shot and actually have an aftermarket to be able to switch barrels, chokes, etc. for hunting - or even put a silencer on it one day.

    For you, I'd just walk around your LGS or a gunshow and look for something weird. Even if it's not the traditional "weird". Like this, I live in the US and I found a slightly strange gun. Here's an export only model mid-90s 10/22 model that was shipped to England. The only difference is it has a threaded barrel which the US wouldn't get until the ~2010s and some proof marks. If you still want to "build" a gun, this is almost a perfect situation; I'm actively searching for vintage 80s BSA scopes for this since it's an English gun. Actually the same guy had some other imported guns and one had a vintage BSA scope I had never seen before (probably not exported). I wish he would've been interested in selling the scope separate. If you have no interest in whatever you get, go and sell it at your LGS or another gun show and you'll at least make some of it back.

    Or shit, get some other modern gun that you want; they're easier to modify and have parts availability better than "hope sarco has it". For example, if you don't have .22s, get a .22 and "optimize" it for something like squirrel hunting or long range shooting. If you don't have a .22 mag, get one and "optimize" it for fox and groundhog hunting. Turn that need to "optimize" guns into a need to build guns into something you'll use. Then all that money you save distracting yourself hunting will go straight into hunting gear lol.

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