Was just surfing the thread while watching TV with mrsgwmoore, and noted that small flame war erupted re money/finances/cks/etc. I just got my butt chewed out by the aforesaid mrsgwmoore for purchasing another "toy" (actually several) since I hold a C&R FFL and am a Collector of Curios and Relics, O-Fish-UL by the BATFE, etc. I couldn't resist an 1873 Springfield .45-70 Trapdoor, a 1903-A3 Springfield in .30-06 with the rare rear peep sight, and a modern 12GA "slug gun" of which I had to do the "instant ck" and yellow sheet, since my C&R doesn't cover the newly manufactured firearms. I,having reverted to my "X-games" persona, thought the "slug gun looked cool" with the mil-dot scope, and heavy barrel, looks like an M-79 "thumper", and gwmoore lost his "grounding" for a few tics.....
I have just had to receive a long lecture concerning "Why the hell would you spend money on those "guns" with recoil that will put you in a wheelchair??? " I hope you're pleased with yourself", and various other statements to bring gwmoore back down from his past adrenozoic thought plateau... she then dropped the Nuclear Option "GW, you are NOT in Vietnam anymore,nor are you in your 20's and I don't believe there is any real possibility of WWIII or "The Day After" occurring in the next week or so. You are not going to have to make "the last stand" at our home" YOU ARE DISABLED. DEAL WITH IT"
I again,had no lucid response LOL....I couldn't even bear to explain the improper use of the word "guns"..and simply replied "Why, hon, it's an investment, these never lose any value [huge collector grin]. Ok things are back to normal, but the ever vigilant mrsgwmoore made sure she called me up short on things financial, even if they were a gold plated investment, sure to maintain, and increase in value. I still plan to shoot these fine weapons, once I am assured the final CStainlessteel is fully integrated into my infrastructure. It is, obviously, stronger than the original material, and able to take far more stress..... next up, the push to obtain an AR-50 in .50BMG as a Barrett is somewhat out of reach at this time, and would severely displease mrsgwmoore.
Anyone have any good ideas for justifying an AR-50? heheheheh [conspiratorial leer] It would be a wonderful addition to the gwmoore collection of fine firearms..
One should not, dear sire, generally go trolling for troubles (especially with the female type of close martial acquittance) even whilst playing with Offishial BATF toys. (Er, historical articles of great importance in machining and tool making in New England by classic artisans of great skill in metalsmithing).
One can, how, regular "donate" to intermediate experts in aquiring historical articles of great importance (ie, gun dealers) whilst studying history at nearby transient exhibits of great amching treasures (ie, neighborhood gun shows.)
As long as she doesn't go along. Misstress Rika, however, can along to critique yer shooting.
(By the way, that 1903A3 with sight is an exact description of what I drilled with (and threw regularly into the pavement and mud whilst drilling) while on the A&M Fish Drill Team and Ross Volunteers.