I am a fan of hot topics. Those things everyone is talking about, one of which being guns. The topic of guns is near and dear to me due to the fact that I am third generation Marine and have served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. I own several firearms and all sorts of ammo. Growing up with a military Dad meant that I had my hands on guns ever since I was very little. I started out on air-soft pistols with target practice in the backyard. I would try to shoot the occasional squirrel but my Mom didn’t like that very much (she’s an animal lover). As I got older my tastes changed and I began to practice shooting with large shotguns like the Mossberg 500 and things of the like.
For me, the feeling of shooting a shotgun is like nothing else. It’s sheer power and force gives me a sense of strength nothing else can give me. Due to my Mom’s influence I don’t go hunting but I will go skeet shooting every now and again. My shotgun is mainly for self-defense. I don’t ever want to be stuck waiting for help if a dangerous situation occurs. I have always felt it is best to get things done with my own two hands. Thankfully I have never had to pull that trigger in self-defense. I spend a whole lot of time at the range and my accuracy with the weapon attests to that. The range is the perfect place to practice with your weapon.
I live in an open carry state and I believe we should exercise our constitutional rights. Not in a disrespectful, but in a way that keeps the ideals of our Founding Fathers alive. I am full aware that the rifles of the past were not like the fire power we have today. They had muskets that took a lot of time to reload. Today we have such advanced firearms that we end up complaining of the seconds it takes to reload. Although seconds can be the difference of life and death I still think it is important for people to keep things in perspective. It’s the only way we can solve the problems we are currently facing.
I have some personal favorites and I’m always going to gun shows to see if I can find that gem. The SIG Sauers are favorites of mine. The P226 and P228 both pack power in an extremely well built steel case. Gunivore.com has some reviews about the P226 and P228 if you want more details on the two. I don’t always carry them around because they are heavy and expensive. For conceal to carry, the family of Glock pistols is what I lean towards. They are also very well built and very lightweight. This is due to their polymer construction. I have owned these guns for years and have put them through a lot of abuse nevertheless they always seem to work after the fact. Easy to clean and deadly accurate. If you are looking into a good starter pistol this may be where you should start.