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Wash-ar15
12-07-2011, 18:28
Every time i see a peice of 9/40/45 I want to pick it up. Even though I have about 10k of each. LOL

Is this a disorder ? Some have called me a brass whore. LOL

When is enough, enough?

Angry Fist
12-07-2011, 18:29
Gawd, I hope not!

thorn137
12-07-2011, 18:48
I think if you have an oil drum full of a particular caliber, you've got enough... but I don't have that much yet. I don't even have an oil drum. ;)

thorn

Glockdude1
12-07-2011, 18:50
You might just be a gun nut......

-If you make $30/hr at work and spent 35 min- on your knees at the range looking for that last piece of .40 brass...

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117508

:supergrin:

michael e
12-07-2011, 18:52
I have a friend that works for a department that only uses 40sw. I have over 2k loaded, 5k sitting waiting, and still say sure everytime he ask if I want more. If you are going out buying 1k brass when got a few thousand waiting its a issue. But range pick up is fine. Hell I have 38 super brass and no 38 super.

bush pilot
12-07-2011, 18:59
Every time i see a peice of 9/40/45 I want to pick it up. Even though I have about 10k of each. LOL

Is this a disorder ? Some have called me a brass whore. LOL

When is enough, enough?

I've easily got 3 times that much brass for each caliber and I still pick-up brass and dig in our range buckets. I don't doubt for a second I've got some sort of mental disorder (s).

Oso
12-07-2011, 19:05
I wonder what that says about me? I pick up all the brass I can, in fact I have coffee cans and other containers full of different calibers. My only problem is I don't reload. I keep telling myself I will someday. When that day comes I won't ever have to worry about brass. :supergrin:

Fastbear
12-07-2011, 19:06
Collecting brass has to do with being related to the Crow family. Crows are attracted to bright things like brass. Noticed this issue years ago when I first started reloading. Now the wife even has the habit. Always a pleasure to pickup once shot brass in calibers you reload, barter or help someone else out. Caw caw.

XDRoX
12-07-2011, 19:36
OCD, no. But hoarding, yes.

I'm waiting for Hoarders to do an episode where they feature some old guy with a house full of brass and lead. That would be awesome...

unclebob
12-07-2011, 19:44
Every time i see a peice of 9/40/45 I want to pick it up. Even though I have about 10k of each. LOL

Is this a disorder ? Some have called me a brass whore. LOL

When is enough, enough?

If it is there is a lot of us.

PCJim
12-07-2011, 20:24
I'm the same way - can't seem to leave the range without picking up all the brass around me. It's a sickness, definitely a sickness.

DoctaGlockta
12-07-2011, 20:27
What about when you pick up the wolf and tula steel cases too :whistling:

PCJim
12-07-2011, 20:29
What about when you pick up the wolf and tula steel cases too :whistling:

Well, sometimes a man just has to draw the line... :supergrin:

bush pilot
12-07-2011, 20:31
OCD, no. But hoarding, yes.

I'm waiting for Hoarders to do an episode where they feature some old guy with a house full of brass and lead. That would be awesome...

They came to my house to shoot an episode of Hoarders. They said I'd have to clean up my bench before they could even start filming.

WiskyT
12-07-2011, 20:40
OCD, no. But hoarding, yes.

I'm waiting for Hoarders to do an episode where they feature some old guy with a house full of brass and lead. That would be awesome...

They did one with a guy in drag and a couple of 1050's.

TN.Frank
12-07-2011, 20:46
OCD is going out and shooting 100 rounds then wasting an hour looking for the 3 cases that you can't find. Been there, done that, got the T-Shirt.:crying:

Dasglockenspiel
12-07-2011, 20:46
OCD: Is when you use 10,000 Red Solo Cups stacked in your living room to store all the brass in!

Dasglockenspiel

VN350X10
12-07-2011, 20:48
When you pick up enough of a caliber that you don't have a gun for, it's a PERFECT reason to buy another gun !
(The wife is paranoid, she just found my stash of .50-140-3 1/4" Sharps brass)
This is my planned retirement gun, possibly (but not likely) my last gun buy.

uncle albert

RustyFN
12-07-2011, 20:49
They did one with a guy in drag and a couple of 1050's.

I saw that one. Didn't he live in the mountains in Colorado?

PCJim
12-07-2011, 21:01
Quit picking on the ol' man while he's down rustling cowgirls in Texas... :supergrin:

M1A Shooter
12-07-2011, 21:22
i did this for awhile until i got a cat litter bucket and then stopped. since then ive shot in enough competitions and classes to be dow to the 2K that i have loaded and now im out of brass. need to go back to volunteering at the range as a RSO to keep more brass :)

Hogpauls
12-07-2011, 21:42
Quit picking on the ol' man while he's down rustling sheep in Texas... :supergrin:

There, fixed it for ya. :cool:

carbuncle
12-07-2011, 22:05
I can't get enough range pickup brass, I've got thousands of pieces of 9mm, at least 1000 .40 and several hundred .45. I don't reload.













Of course, I'm planning on reloading, just haven't got around to it yet. I think I'm getting the Lee Anniversary kit for Christmas, so I may actually be reloading by springtime (once I get the other stuff I need).

dougader
12-07-2011, 22:14
I have over 1200 pieces of 40 S&W brass and I have never owned a 40 caliber firearm.

Sometimes I spend more time picking up brass than I do shooting. I know its a sickness, but I fail to do anything to get control over it. :)

dougader
12-07-2011, 22:25
They did one with a guy in drag and a couple of 1050's.

That was Jack, wasn't it? :rofl:

janice6
12-07-2011, 22:38
Remember: Any thing worth doing, is worth doing to excess!
(me)

EL_NinO619
12-07-2011, 22:43
Start Casting, I thought Fred and Jack where crazy (still up for debate on Jack) When they where talking about running around town getting and stealing WW and mining gun ranges. But now That I cast, everywhere I go I'm looking for lead... As for brass, if its on the ground and not claimed I pick it up, I have a lot of brass calibers I don't even own or ever plan on owning, but there could be a trade in the future.

bush pilot
12-07-2011, 23:57
They did one with a guy in drag and a couple of 1050's.

Didn't he also drive a motorhome?

ron59
12-08-2011, 13:27
I've never been personally involved in such, but have seen on TV something like this at an AA meeting:

"Hi, my name is John Smith, and I'm an Alcoholic".

Well, for me, it's "Hi, my name is Ron Moles, and I'm a Brass Whore".

No doubt about it. I load for 9mm and have two 5 gallon buckets of brass... not enough. I also reload for .45ACP but only shoot it occasionally and have one 5 gallon bucket full. Not enough. I don't even reload .40 but I pick it up when I can.

I. can't. stop. myself. from. picking. up. brass.

rpgman
12-08-2011, 13:42
I'm a Brass Whore also.

GioaJack
12-08-2011, 13:49
Typical dumber than a bag of barber hair bunch of flatlanders... shoot revolvers.

God save humanity from the feeble minded. :faint:


Jack

fredj338
12-08-2011, 14:32
For a serious reloader, the sickness sets in early. You can't walk by perfectly good, neglected brass that needs a good home & leave it, sad. I just have to figure out how to get govt money for the "homeless" brass I provide shelter for. Don't even get me started on the ecological/green benefits of recycling lead from any shooting range, should get super fund money for that. BTW, jack & I aren't crazy, I prefer eccentric.:tinfoil:

glock-n-roll
12-08-2011, 16:56
When you pick up enough of a caliber that you don't have a gun for, it's a PERFECT reason to buy another gun !


This is me! As a matter of fact, I bought the dies too! Now I just need the gun to go with it, LOL.:wavey:

TN.Frank
12-08-2011, 17:09
Typical dumber than a bag of barber hair bunch of flatlanders... shoot revolvers.

God save humanity from the feeble minded. :faint:


Jack

LOL, if they'd make a 14 shot revolver then I might trade in my PX4 for one. Just can't get past only having 6(or 7 or in an N-Frame 8) shots on tap when all hell breaks lose in the middle of the night and I'm in my underwear with just a handgun and a flashlight.
I fell much more "clothed" having 14 rounds on tap even if I am still near naked. :tongueout:

VN350X10
12-08-2011, 21:15
even my shotgun holds more that Jack's revo.:rofl:
But it's best to limit oneself to no more rounds than you can count.
Mebbe Jack ought to look into a Contender ?:tongueout:


uncle albert

TN.Frank
12-08-2011, 21:37
There's been a few times when I've gotten rid of perfectly fine semi-autos because I've gotten tired of picking up/looking for/losing brass. Not this time though, I'm going to stick with my PX4, I really like this pistol.:whistling:

MinervaDoe
12-08-2011, 23:30
I've reached that age where picking up brass qualifies as exercise.

I took a class where two of my brass whore friends were going to be shooting .45s. I left my G21 at home and brought a 9mm just to prevent any squabbles over whose brass was whose.

Disorder? Me?

leeward419
12-09-2011, 02:48
Every time i see a peice of 9/40/45 I want to pick it up. Even though I have about 10k of each. LOL

Is this a disorder ? Some have called me a brass whore. LOL

When is enough, enough?
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Only if you dont actually have a 9/40/45!

ron59
12-09-2011, 13:03
Only if you dont actually have a 9/40/45!

Nope, I don't have a .40 and I ended up with a 5 gallon bucket full. Traded some for some .45, gave some to a friend to get him started... sold the rest.

Made a pretty penny off that. Now I'm collecting another bucket full.

If it's brass, it has value to SOMEBODY, I'll pick it up. :cool:

leeward419
12-09-2011, 16:37
That isnt OCD that is SMART!

GMAN12
12-09-2011, 17:15
There was me and 2 other guys at the indoor range, I was shooting my Delta Elite and 2 pieces of brass went about 20' forward, just out of reach with a broom. I was hoping they would leave, I was shooting real slow, I even went and bought a box of cheap 10mm ($30 Remington) hoping they would leave, I kept watching those 2 pieces of brass just sitting there, but, they had more ammo than I had money, so I left, heartbroken.

Shadyscott69
12-09-2011, 19:00
They did one with a guy in drag and a couple of 1050's.

I remember that one. Kinda looked like Tom Selleck in a skirt. :whistling:

federali
12-14-2011, 18:09
I too think it's hoarding. It could also be OCD, depending on the circumstances.

DWARREN123
12-14-2011, 20:00
I reload 40 S&W and 10mm. I use only R-P brass for 40 and Starline for 10mm. I will craw around for many minutes hunting "my" brass. :supergrin:

Murphy's Law
12-16-2011, 06:05
Yep, I like the "Chicken Dance" and can't resist picking up range brass when the opportunity presents itself (even when it doesn't as well).

1in9twist
12-16-2011, 16:15
Hello. My name is Dan....and I am also a brass whore. :crying:

Can we get a group rate on therapy? :supergrin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyUylVriD4c





:rofl:

Myke_Hart
12-16-2011, 16:23
I have 300lbs of once fired .223/5.56 brass sitting in a tub in the basment.

I still tend to buy new brass, just cause I hate sorting and trimming it, and those darn black rifles dent it and chew up. Not to mention crimped primers and on rare occasions berdan primers break my decapping pins.

One day I will hire someone to sort it for me. I have one guy that says he will do it for half of everything he sorts. Sounds expensive to me. I'd rather pay him MONEY! :rofl:

JDSTG58
12-16-2011, 16:37
.........

PCJim
12-16-2011, 17:26
I have 300lbs of once fired .223/5.56 brass sitting in a tub in the basment.

I still tend to buy new brass, just cause I hate sorting and trimming it, and those darn black rifles dent it and chew up. Not to mention crimped primers and on rare occasions berdan primers break my decapping pins.

One day I will hire someone to sort it for me. I have one guy that says he will do it for half of everything he sorts. Sounds expensive to me. I'd rather pay him MONEY! :rofl:

Send Jack a PM. Maybe you can borrow his butlers services next time Jack heads to DFW. :supergrin:

Angry Fist
12-16-2011, 17:55
Its not a mental disorder, its a Metal Disorder. Specifically a brass and lead deficiency.
It only becomes OCD, Mental Disorder when you walk through parking lots wishing for pliers............:wavey:
Or be like Jack, and have them in pocket.... :supergrin:

GioaJack
12-16-2011, 20:37
You guys are just mad 'cause you didn't think of it first. Besides, I always carry my badge and a donut in case the police start asking questions.

Which reminds me, Wimpy Hand... where do you park?


Jack

janice6
12-16-2011, 20:54
I don't even reload, but I keep every .357 Magnum brass I have ever shot......Maybe someday...