Originally posted by purplemonkey
for what protection, hunting? i don't really understand the point of owning a semi-automatic or automatic gun for protection or hunting
i'd like to hear you justification.
Laying aside the more general question of "why own guns in the first place", let me toss a two-part question back at you.
Part 1: What's wrong with a semi-automatic pistol, rifle, or shotgun for hunting use?
Part 2: What's wrong with a semi-automatic pistol, rifle, or shotgun for protective use?
Now, back to our regularly scheduled reply...
My hunting gun depends on what I'm hunting, but for most ducks, rabbit, squirrel, quail, or doves, I use a Browning pump-action 12 guage. For skeet /
trap shooting, I use a Benelli Super Black Eagle II (left hand). Why? Because I don't always hit my target on the first shot (I'm good, but I'm not
). There's also the multiple-target problem...several quail breaking cover, or multiple skeet launched...not a good time to have a
As for protection, when I carry a handgun (rarely for protection, fairly often for recreational target popping), I use a Taurus 9mm...not because I
expect t o *need* 15 rounds to hit a target, but because (on a target range) I like the way the pistol shoots. In a protection situation, I'd much
rather find myself out of hostile targets, and still having ready shots than out of ready shots and still having hostile targets. Then again, if I
really feel that my wife and I are in danger, you can *have* the semi-automatic pistol...I'm going to bank on one of the shotguns at home-defense
I guess the point of my somewhat rambling reply is that semi-automatic weapons are for the convenience of the shooter. Automatic weapons, at least in
my humble opinion, are a completely different matter, and one that far too many people don't bother to differentiate from their semi-automatic