Change of plans / change of life situation . . . .

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ZoidMeister, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014

    Our little hobby, my hobby, has not been good for my domestic situation. There has been quite a bit of internal strife the past couple of days. This isn’t the first time, but I need it to be the last. Anyway, I am thinking I will need to be in the process of significantly downsizing the hoard. I just counted how many I have, and it is pretty over the top, even by my standards.

    I really hate to part with any of the interesting guns I have accumulated, but I need to prioritize family over stuff, right?

    If any of you are interested in anything, drop me a PM and let me know. Y'all know what I've got, and those that don't, well, those that do know are first in line. I thought I would give the Addicts first crack. Pretty much everything is on the table, at least everything is open for discussion.

    I wish I didn't have to do this, but it is time. Please don't be upset if it takes me a bit to get back with you. I still have work and other stuff that I need to prioritize.

    I knew this day would come sooner or later. Might as well be now.

  2. Hunt5877

    Hunt5877 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 27, 2019
    Really sad to hear of the problems at the ranch, really hoping things improve and your able to enjoy your hobby even if at a reduced level. Happy Wife happy Life, your a smart man. Good luck Zoid.

  3. JM44

    JM44 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 2, 2018
    Z - you are a top notch gentleman and I wish you the best. You have to do what is best for you and your family and thank you for being strong enough to share that with us. May this downsizing be cathartic for you and your family and help ease your current situation. I have been thinking recently of downsizing as my little guy deserves my time and money more than my hobby does. God bless.
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  4. JM44

    JM44 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 2, 2018
  5. tiburonaz

    tiburonaz Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Apr 10, 2016
    I am sorry Gary, these are tough times.
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  6. studenygreg

    studenygreg Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2016
    Sorry to hear this.

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  7. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    Sorry man. It's good that you're putting your family first, though.

    I suppose the silver lining is that the guns you do keep will become extra special.
  8. Journeyman1234

    Journeyman1234 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2017
    Sorry to hear that, Gary. I hope things improve quickly and you can keep the downsizing to a minimum.
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  9. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    Sometimes in life... we need to give more than we take...
    Family is top of the list
    God bless you and yours !!!
  10. SVG

    SVG Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2019
    Sorry to hear that Gary. Good luck going forward.
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  11. OldCuz

    OldCuz So, I held this 1911 and then.... Supporting Addict

    Mar 22, 2020
    PM sent sir.
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  12. AGENT P


    Jun 24, 2019
    Good luck with sorting things out.
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  13. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    Sorry to hear you have to sell your guns but in reality there just things. Good luck and let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.
  14. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    Good luck, but do keep a few special ones. I've pondered this myself more than once, it really is an addiction.
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  15. notshawn54

    notshawn54 Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2016
    Gary, I too am sorry to hear this. Take care of what needs taken care of. Wishing you the best.
  16. Mike0707

    Mike0707 JMB fan

    Apr 11, 2019
    Sorry to hear of your struggles, @ZoidMeister. We all appreciate you around here, that’s for sure! You are a great source of knowledge and entertainment! :) Glad to hear you doing what you need to to care for your family! Praying for wisdom for you.
  17. goodguywithagun

    goodguywithagun Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2016
    Family first is something I often say. Wish you all the best. Eric

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  18. budroe

    budroe Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Family always has to come first. I'm sure you're making the right decision!!
  19. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    Sorry to hear this Gary, I'm sure you will right your ship. You definitely have a very interesting collection a little something for everyone.
  20. Dub

    Dub born in the wrong century

    Mar 19, 2017
    Prayers for peace at home for you, Gary.

    You are a wise man.

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