Originally posted by texas thinker
....What in your opinions would be too much invested in firearms for the average household, especially in light that I am not an avid hunter but like
to target shoot for fun on ocassion?
Say a shotgun, a rifle, and a hand gun for each household member? A couple of hundred rounds for each weapon, or a few thousand? I want to be prepared
if TSHTF someday, but don't want to sqaunder thousands of dollars on stuff I won't ever need. (Nor sell back for destruction for a $50 grocery
You can never have too many Firearms in your possession, so long as you are a Responsible and Considerate Owner/Operator of these items.
Most of what I have, has been passed down through Family generations, so I have enough as far as I am concerned. I am not currently a Hunter, but I do
plan on using Firearms for Protection (Most notably in the Wilderness), and I enjoy Target Shooting as well (I am a Sharp Shooter).
I can tell you that I definitely find my Firearms to be amazingly enjoyable, especially the Historic pieces which I have (From Family).
Also, I am extremely Paranoid when it comes to Safety and such, and I cannot count the Number of times I have witnessed individuals with horrible
Safety Procedures. So make certain that for each and every firearm you own, you have a method for Locking them and Storing them in a secure
environment. Also make certain that you follow all Safety Procedures when Cleaning and Using your Firearms. If need be, take some classes and learn
the basic tenants of Firearm Ownership.
I cannot stress Safety and Competency enough when it comes to Firearm Use.
Now as far as Particulars, a Shotgun, Rifle, and Handgun for each member of your Family/Household is definitely an understandable proposition.
Shotguns are great in terms of Raw Stopping Power, and they are extremely versatile when it comes to Survival.
Rifles are great in terms of Range and Hunting Ability. A Rifle allows for extremely good Accuracy at a Distance.
Handguns are great in terms of a Secondary Back-up Firearm, Self-Defense Purposes, and all Around Close Range Use.
Now obviously all of these Firearms are vastly different when it comes to Cleaning, Handling, and Firing Methods, so make certain that each and every
individual is completely acquainted with whatever variety you so choose for them.
The Bottom Line is that you should feel free to own as Many Firearms as you deem yourself Capable of: Safely Locking-up, Gaining Full Competency With,
and Maximizing Your Proficiency With.
Remember the Competency and Proficiency aspects, NEVER Forget them, because that is what truly matters in ANY given Situation where you might need to
utilize a Firearm. A Fully Competent individual with a .22 Sidearm can do a much better job taking care of themselves, as opposed to a completely
"lost" individual with a .464 Casull.