How to be an internet gun nut

From one of the gun groups...
The internet gun nut lifestyle:
Visit gun forums 365 days per year. During a hospital stay, you can
use a laptop.
Make a photo studio in your basement for taking digital pics of your
guns.
When you visit other gun nuts, put guns in your vehicle to show them.
While you are there, take pictures of their guns to put on the
internet.
Keep extra gun socks in your car. Another gun nut might suddenly be
getting a divorce. This may be a crisis for him, but an opportunity
for you.
Get street cred:
1) Go to the gun show every month and note the ask prices. That makes
you an on line expert on gun values. Buy some beater guns and carry
them to the car. Glad you brought those gun socks.
2) Go to the range at least once a year. Get chrono data vs what
handloads.
That is plenty of info for posting the rest of the year. Pics of the
brass , guns, set up, and targets are important. Put the target on the
copy machine and scan. Write a range report like a high school
chemistry lab report.
This will give that science twang to your use of gun culture folk
lore accuracy rituals.
2) Go hunting once a year. Pay for out of state tags and drive 1500
miles to a place with so many deer you have to slow down or your car
will hit a deer. Shoot a deer. Deer selection should not be for
trophies, but for proximity to the vehicle. Shoot the deer you can
drive to. Get a friend to gut the animal. Get someone to help lift it
into your vehicle. Drive to the butcher. Get him to lift it out. By
now you should have 50 pics of the hunting trip. Is that plenty for a
year of posting? No. Get pics of other hunters that have packed out
trophy bucks. If you are getting too old to hunt, consider buying
photoshop.
Get tooled up for lots of posting.
1) Topic; "Can one fire 38 special in a 357 mag?" Don't attempt to
answer this question from scratch for the 10th time. Keep previous
answers filed on your computer as drafts or templates. Then copy and
paste each time you answer. No sense re inventing the wheel. 2) Keep
range reports in the same place. One trip per year to the range ..and
after a few years, you should have copy and pasted 100 posts based on
each range trip.=20
Make friends on line.
1) Friends do not have to be real. Create aliases. They can be allies
in flame wars or alternately, use them to make soft ball questions to
set up your greatest posts:
..a) K9sidekick's post: "Is today the anniversary of Stag Fury
pioneering the duck tape method of picking up spilled spent
primers?"
...b) STAG FURY's response post: "Heh, Heh, that is about me. A year
ago the family foundation had just donated Grandma's Hover to the
Smithsonian. I was picking up primers with tweezers when I was struck
by white lightning from providence..."
2) You can have real on line gun nut friends. When they pass on you
will grieve, but will probably not attend the funeral. You can visit
the funeral home on line.
But if you ARE geographically close enough, you might buy his guns
from his widow. Take gun socks to the wake.
Amateur gunsmith garage pics:
1) Move cars, boats, table saw, or any non gun stuff out of the way.
2) Get a big metal lathe, vertical mill, and TIG welder. These
machines are too complicated to operate correctly, but you can take
pics of starting projects by "making chips".
3) Find a real gunsmith to fix your mistakes. Combining your garage
pics with pics of his finished work will tell the story of your
gunsmithing project. While you are there, see if the gunsmith has any
guns for sale. Glad y ou have extra gun socks in the car.
Youtube, new technology for gun nuts
You can work yourself to death making great youtube videos and never
get many views.
.a) If I were to spend 80 hours videoing and editing with lots of
math and machining that shows how to make something, 1,000
views/year might result
.
.b) If I were to spend 10 minutes showing how to take down a take down
shot gun, 1,000 views/ year might result.
.c) f I were to spend 5 minutes making a video where a 20 year old
girl in a swim suit shooting an AK47, 1,000,000 hits per year are
possible.
Minnesota Fats says, "Take the easy shots first."
Since most internet gun nuts are not on speaking terms with any 20
year old girls in bikinis, it is optimum to spend 10 minutes showing
how to take down a shotgun..
Alternatively, handle a semi auto handgun for 10 minutes while
talking and call it a "review".
Decide what is important in your life and get rid of non gun stuff:
1) Stop going on vacations with your wife.
2) If you have to go on vacation with your wife, take along gun
magazines a nd find somewhere to log on to make gun posts. It your
vacation too, and do n't let her keep you from finding gun stores in
those little towns.
3) Get rid of your job, so you have more time for guns.
4) If you have a job, use the work computer to visit gun forums.
5) If you still have a job, despite computer activity, take long lunch
breaks to visit pawn shops. Those gun socks in the car may come in
handy.
Plan your future.
1) Each new cartridge in your life starts with the reloading dies,
then get the gun and brass, etc.
2) How many years have you got left? Convert that to "How many new gun
projects have you got left?" Have you got some Walnut blanks for
making stocks?
HA HA, like that is going to happen! You don't have THAT many years
left, and you spend most of your time on the internet. Baby steps..
put a scope on a rifle. Reload some ammo. You did something! Post
about it. Now you are realizing your life's goals.
One bleeding-heart type asked me in a recent interview if I did not
agree that "violence begets violence." I told him that it is my
earnest endeavor to see that it does. I would like very much to ensure
- and in some cases I have - that any man who offers violence to his
fellow citizen begets a whole lot more in return than he can enjoy.
- Jeff Cooper
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Gunner
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Speaking of guns... Have you ever made any guns similar to those in the Army's improvised munitions manual?
They look easy to make and with a heavier barrel should be much safer than a piece of pipe. What's the legality on making homemade guns in the home shop?
It doesn't seem like a bad idea to have the supplies on hand to assemble a few improvised weapons should the need arise.
Yeah, I have a lot of plumbing problems, that's what all this pipe and these fittings are for... I use them bullet looking things to clean out the pipe :-)
RogerN
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RogerN
That works!!
Gunner
One bleeding-heart type asked me in a recent interview if I did not agree that "violence begets violence." I told him that it is my earnest endeavor to see that it does. I would like very much to ensure - and in some cases I have - that any man who offers violence to his fellow citizen begets a whole lot more in return than he can enjoy.
- Jeff Cooper
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Gunner
Just remember..improvised weapons are used to get you real ones. Nothing more, nothing less.
Gunner
One bleeding-heart type asked me in a recent interview if I did not agree that "violence begets violence." I told him that it is my earnest endeavor to see that it does. I would like very much to ensure - and in some cases I have - that any man who offers violence to his fellow citizen begets a whole lot more in return than he can enjoy.
- Jeff Cooper
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Gunner
I'm sure the question is going to be revisited. Someone was able to make an AR lower using a 3D printer. The Wiki Weapon Project is trying to fab an entire .22 firearm that will function for at least one shot:
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This could redefine the term 'tupperware'.
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rbowman
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You can't legally sell them, give them away or leave them to someone in your will without registering them with the BATF.
State laws may apply.
Do so at your own risk.
Reply to
David J. Hughes
There are few state laws that cover manufacturing your own weapons of any type. Even Californias strict Assault weapons law dont cover it.
In fact...it leaves them in utter confusion (a friend built a AR from scratch. From a stack of aluminum blocks)
Gunner
One bleeding-heart type asked me in a recent interview if I did not agree that "violence begets violence." I told him that it is my earnest endeavor to see that it does. I would like very much to ensure - and in some cases I have - that any man who offers violence to his fellow citizen begets a whole lot more in return than he can enjoy.
- Jeff Cooper
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Gunner
The Montana Firearms Freedom Act says if it's built in Montana, and stays in Montana, it's none of the Feds business. There are some limitations -- one person has to be able to carry it so crew served weapons are out, and you're limited to a 2" bore if you plan to use smokeless powder.
That'll be a court case some day if the Feds learn how to find MT on a map. They seem to have bigger fish to fry.
Reply to
rbowman
I had friends in the North Bay that took sawed AR's (frames sawed in half) and TIGed them back after finding halves that were 60% on each - making a clean cut and TIG.
Coming by the exact TIG metal was easy enough.
Martin
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Martin Eastburn
In certain situations it seems like they could be handy to make a booby trap or something like that. Maybe even a bullet detonated explosive like tannerite that may be able to detonate other explosives. This would maybe only come in handy for a doomsday situation, but if Obama is re-elected that may not be that far away. If Obama and his supporters have their way, the only arms we will be able to bare are our forearms or improvised arms. Then they'll bankrupt the country so we won't be able to pay the police, no legally armed citizens and no law enforcement, they've already threatened to shut down government and schools, can law enforcement be far behind? Obama admin claims they don't have money to enforce AZ's borders.
RogerN
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RogerN

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