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19 February 2012 - 2:28pm

Any Gun Fans Out There?

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I know some people live in areas that are restricted when it comes to owning and shooting guns, but I am curious: Do any of you shoot?

I myself am a firearms fan, and got a pistol a few months back for target shooting. I also have a shotgun that I use for skeet, sporting clays and bird hunting and a rifle that I take deer hunting.

How about you? What do you shoot?

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20 February 2012 - 2:27am
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I have only shot a gun once or twice in my life. I would like to own a gun though. (for protection) I think shooting skeet would be fun. That used to be a hobby my boyfriend liked, but I've never seen him shoot.

Have you won any competitions?

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20 February 2012 - 3:12am
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Nah, I'm not good enough to compete in a competition. I have shot my fair share of pheasants, woodcock, and partridge though.

I am kind of a paradox when it comes to shooting though. I am left eye dominate, but right handed, so I either have to close an eye (which you shouldn't do), or raise the gun up to my left eye (which isn't the best). Depending on the gun, a hot bullet casing can eject and hit you sometimes!

It really is a fun thing to do, and once you get the thrill of doing it, you want to come back for more!

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20 February 2012 - 10:13pm
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Nah, I'm not good enough to compete in a competition. I have shot my fair share of pheasants, woodcock, and partridge though.

I am kind of a paradox when it comes to shooting though. I am left eye dominate, but right handed, so I either have to close an eye (which you shouldn't do), or raise the gun up to my left eye (which isn't the best). Depending on the gun, a hot bullet casing can eject and hit you sometimes!

It really is a fun thing to do, and once you get the thrill of doing it, you want to come back for more!

I feel for you. I have one eye that is near sighted and one that is far sighted. A hot gun casing to the eye would not be fun.

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22 February 2012 - 3:23am
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I would love to fire a gun and got chicken out..! lol My husband bought me a target rifle. He thought I am a good shooter 'cause I always won when we played at the arcade. My in-laws had gone a lot of hunting back then. They have unusual old gun collections being passed by their generation.

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8 March 2012 - 4:37pm
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That's neat Ubetcha. My grandfather just passed away and had some really neat guns.

Among his collection were:

- His WW2 M1 Rifle
- His WW2 1911 Pistol
- A late 1800's shotfun
- A revolver pistol

Pretty neat stuff to say the least. My guns will be passed down to my kids. Hopefully I can build up a neat collection.

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8 March 2012 - 6:25pm
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Sorry to hear about your grandfather, B'Slim.

Can't contribute to the gun conversation. Just not my thing, and my dad was not a hunter, nor were any of my four brothers, even though we all come from northern Minnesota, where hunting is popular. We were all more geared toward fishing. Smile

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16 March 2012 - 12:53am
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Does anyone watch Pawn Stars? They have some very nice, old, collectible guns on there.

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16 March 2012 - 5:59am
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That's neat Ubetcha. My grandfather just passed away and had some really neat guns.

Among his collection were:

- His WW2 M1 Rifle
- His WW2 1911 Pistol
- A late 1800's shotfun
- A revolver pistol

Pretty neat stuff to say the least. My guns will be passed down to my kids. Hopefully I can build up a neat collection.

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18 March 2012 - 3:55am
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If I could afford to purchase it I would but at 2,000+ and its in Florida, so that means I have to go there to get it, plus a box of 20 bullets will run around $36-$50

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gun listed above is an IMI magnum research .50 AE desert eagle.
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Its quite confronting when I've travelled to the States before and seen walls of guns in the sports stores next to the footballs and bikes. Its tough to get a gun here in Australia. You need to be licensed and have a really good professional reason or be a member of a shooting club or something.

It scares me to think that there are people walking around packing a desert eagle!

But those WW2 era and older guns - they are true family treasures slim. Its cool to have a piece of history like that in the family.

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30 March 2012 - 2:47pm
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Yes, we are fortunate to have them, and they really are a blast to shoot (pun). I actually am going out shooting with my wife a bit later today so that she can try out her new pink pistol.

I feel for people in countries where it is harder to get a gun. I think the more you are around them, the more you end up being comfortable and more likely to enjoy them.

I have shot a Desert Eagle once, and it just about knocked me on my ass. It should be noted that I have heard those guns can be used to put down an elephant though!