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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #62)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 02:43 PM

65. I'll jump in and relate the reasons for my own gun purchases.

As I mentioned in a previous reply, I have a handgun that is generally for home/personal protection. That one is also usable for the "defensive pistol" class in various practical pistol competition types...but I seldom do much of that. Fun range gun, too. I have another, smaller handgun that's my CCW gun...and a third handgun in .22lr for purely recreational shooting on the cheap.

I also have a .22 rifle for similar purposes (it would be good for small game hunting, too...but I don't hunt). I have a "serious" long range rifle for long-range target competition, and a semi-automatic version of a "battle rifle" that's also just for fun (and for a "shit hits the fan" weapon, I suppose, but let's be real: what it really gets used for is recreational shooting and I don't expect that to change).

I suppose to many that would be considered an "arsenal," but they're really just equipment for a hobby I've loved since I was a girl. As mentioned elsewhere, they get locked away in the safe when not in use. Only one at a time (one of the centerfire handguns) gets used for protection.

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