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    Gunshow Today

    I went there to buy a bipod for a special project. It wasn't especially crowded but according to a few of the vendors, had been a good show.

    We stopped by the VCDL table, said hello and told stories about Skidmark, then went on.

    I don't take a lot of money to those things for a reason.

    I found the bipod I needed, bought it, then saw a super deal on a headlamp {277 candle power) and bought it, started to leave and saw a vertical forearm grip I needed...bought it and headed for the door.

    Then I saw a 12 ga double barrel I've been trying to NOT by for two or three shows. I had to have it so I bought it......THEN LEFT!

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    I am sorry sir. The symptoms are clear. There is only one diagnosis. You sir have a case of GAS (Gun Acquisition Syndrome)

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    I went there to buy a bipod for a special project. It wasn't especially crowded but according to a few of the vendors, had been a good show.

    We stopped by the VCDL table, said hello and told stories about Skidmark, then went on.

    I don't take a lot of money to those things for a reason.

    I found the bipod I needed, bought it, then saw a super deal on a headlamp {277 candle power) and bought it, started to leave and saw a vertical forearm grip I needed...bought it and headed for the door.

    Then I saw a 12 ga double barrel I've been trying to NOT by for two or three shows. I had to have it so I bought it......THEN LEFT!
    thank you.you're welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by half_life1052 View Post
    I am sorry sir. The symptoms are clear. There is only one diagnosis. You sir have a case of GAS (Gun Acquisition Syndrome)
    Happily, there is no cure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    We stopped by the VCDL table, said hello and told stories about Skidmark, then went on.
    Since when is the truth considered a "story"?

    And yes, I actually do list in that direction if not counterbalanced.

    In closing, I'll merely note that you had no better answer to the query posed. If I recall correctly, you had no response at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Since when is the truth considered a "story"?

    And yes, I actually do list in that direction if not counterbalanced.

    In closing, I'll merely note that you had no better answer to the query posed. If I recall correctly, you had no response at all.

    stay safe.
    History is full of stories... It is even right in the word itself. Face it Skidmark, you are a part of history now.:beer:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baked on Grease View Post
    History is full of stories... It is even right in the word itself. Face it Skidmark, you are a part of history now.:beer:
    Apparently I am.

    Was picking up a new toy today and discussing why I had been "delayed". Some folks who admitted to being newbies to handgunning perked up their ears and said they thought they had heard my name somewhere. One of the folks behind the counter mentioned my "handle" and SHAZAM! - instant celebrity! ::blush::

    And "history" is only written by the winners, right?

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Apparently I am.

    Was picking up a new toy today and discussing why I had been "delayed". Some folks who admitted to being newbies to handgunning perked up their ears and said they thought they had heard my name somewhere. One of the folks behind the counter mentioned my "handle" and SHAZAM! - instant celebrity! ::blush::

    And "history" is only written by the winners, right?

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Apparently I am.

    Was picking up a new toy today and discussing why I had been "delayed". Some folks who admitted to being newbies to handgunning perked up their ears and said they thought they had heard my name somewhere. One of the folks behind the counter mentioned my "handle" and SHAZAM! - instant celebrity! ::blush::

    And "history" is only written by the winners, right?

    stay safe.

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