Wednesday, October 28, 2015

One of the perks

One of the perks of being a gun blogger, still?  I get the opportunity to shoot other people's guns at blog shoots, which can be hella fun.  I dunno if I'd ever have had the chance to shoot a brown bess and a .50 and a martini-henry and a drilling otherwise.

I have been truly fortunate, because I find it fascinating.

I'm not a collector of things.  But I do have the collector urge in me.  Deep down.  I have to suppress it.  As a kid it was seashells and pennies, later I almost fell into the antique woodworking tool trap...  Guns, of course, is a parallel.  When I do have the urge to collect I don't want ever different possible variation of the Model 10 including limited editions, nor do I want new in box museum quality items.  I am more of the 'gimme one of each type' and not get wrapped up in the condition or variants.

Instead of actually owning one of each, I am more than happy to try shooting one of each at least once.   And I am not crazy about it.  I have passed up shooting an Arisaka at least once. 


Old NFO said...

Smart man! :-)

John said...

You kids and your newfangled Martini rifles, the Snider-Enfield was good enough for our ancestors and should be good enough for us!

One the subject of trying some guns at least once, I wish I had not tried that Ruger .357 Maximum. The first shot was pretty much in the center of the target, but because of the muzzle blast and recoil of the first shot, the second shot was probably placed well below the target.