I am a firm believer that everyone should own at least one gun. Please understand I am not a gun nut by any stretch of the imagination. I have several guns but I am not someone who has 14 different AR's or AK's in as many configurations. I don't have 50,000 rounds of ammo or $600 Eotech sights. I do have some practical weapons that I have purchased with a few more on the "wish list".
Currently I have the following:
Ruger 10/22 in a Hogue overmolded stock with a Simmons scope and a Walmart sling.
Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm
Hi-Point C9 9mm
Smith and Wesson Model 22A
I will be hitting the Charleston Gun Show this weekend and hopefully walk out with a Mossberg 500. My final purchases will be an SKS when I finally get my C&R FFL and MAYBE a Remington 700 OR a Marlin 336. I haven't made up my mind on the bolt or the lever action gun just yet.
I have approximately 5000 rounds of .22 lr and about 1000 rounds of 9mm. I am going to try to get around the 10,000 round mark and I think that will be good. I am mostly hedging against rising prices, not trying to start a 3rd world insurrection.
I am going to break down my choice of weapons here for you into why I chose them and what their intended purpose will be:
Ruger 10/22 - Great varmint rifle. This is a tack driver and can certainly help put some squirrels or birds on the dinner table.
S&W M&P 9mm - This is my self-defense sidearm
Hi-Point C9 9mm - Junk gun. Good for the price. Strictly a backup or a hand over to someone else in my party if needed.
Walther P22 - This gun is for my wife. Load it with some CCI Mini-Mags and it will hurt you if she unloads it on your ass ;)
S&W Model 22A - Target plinker, my first gun actually. Used for practice. Backup for my wife in a pinch.
Mossberg 500 - If you have one gun make it a shottie. Multiple uses, configurable and nothing else says "Get the fuck off my property..." quite as good.
SKS - Main battle rifle for me.
Remington 700 or Marlin 336 - Intermediate game gun. Look at keeping as few calibers as possible. I have entirely 9mm and .22 now with the addition of the Shottie and one or two other guns I would like to keep it to 4 or so calibers if possible. Makes buying easier - always cheaper in bulk. I am also an NRA member. I don't always agree with them but they do an admirable job trying to protect our 2nd amendment rights.
...that is all.
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