Monday, September 24, 2012
Why I Will Never Afford Another AR15, Part III
While visiting my hetero-lifepartner last weekend, he mentioned he had a gun for sale. He took a partial trade when dumping his Delta Elite, and that part-trade was a Springfield 1911A1 GI model, just like the one I built up in a futile attempt to make a poor man's TRP. The price is right, and my wife wasn't super mad about me wanting it (I may have bribed her with an emerald necklace...) and I can almost make my savings goal for the month and still buy it.
But part of me really wants to build a neato AR15. I miss having an AR around, but I have no emotional attachment to any particular one (I've had two now). I was issued so many over the years that an AR is more like an expensive power tool than a piece of art like a revolver or a 1911. The only reason I want one is to satisfy the tinfoil-hat-wearing part of my brain that says the S is going to HTF a-la Greece. But in reality, my Benelli Nova could keep the Occupy crowd at bay. Especially if I had three 1911s for "Detroit reloads"....
I need another 1911 like I need another hole in the head. But it needs a good home. And an unwanted 1911 is like an unwanted puppy to me. I just can't bring myself to ignore it. It needs a good home. At this rate I will never be able to afford my AR build.
I guess it's time to start panhandling after work. Spare some change?