From Knuckledragger comes this admission of low self-control:
“My local gunshop here advertised a [S&W] Model 66-1 for $585 just recently. If I didn’t already have a Model 65, I’d have jumped all over it. As it is, I’m afraid to go in there until I know they’ve sold it because I know I’ll get stupid and put it on layaway anyways.”
I must have done that myself about half a dozen times over the years. That said, I’ve done the other — bought the damn gun instead — probably about a dozen times.
Actually, I’ve done worse. I once bought two guns on the same day purely on impulse, but from two different gun stores. Which guns? These two:
1) Swedish Mauser M96 (6.5x55mm)(The Swede came with three battle-packs of the outstanding steel-core Hirtenberg mil-surp ammo, which pretty much sealed the deal.)
2) Inland M1 Carbine (.30 Carbine)
Yeah, like you wouldn’t have done it if you could…