Cost of losing in a shooting?
First and foremost while I have been looking for a better carry gun the thing I am most concerned with is concealabilty, stopping power, qty of rds. But I started thinking about appearance. Let's face it with as many "Look what I just bought" threads you know we like showing off our new toys. Because of that I have been looking at some very capable but expensive guns due to their appearance. But what happens if I actually have to use it. I mean a $500 Sig 2022 will do the same job as a $2500 Ed Brown. But after it does it's job protecting me what happens if the cops take it for a little, long, or worse yet indefinite time? I am assuming they are not going to let you continue on with your gun. At the very least it may be taken as evidence and stored and handled not as nicely as we do ourselves.
Does anyone know what happens after a shooting?
Do you consider cost of loss while choosing?
What do you guys think about this subject?
Re: Cost of losing in a shooting?
Wow... guess I should start carrying a hipoint.
Originally Posted by Smitty901
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Guns are cheaper than other costs of a shooting
If you use a gun to defend yourself justifiably, the cost of the confiscated gun will be a minor cost compared to other costs you will incur. You many well have to hire a lawyer, which can cost thousands of dollars. You may have to take time off work to testify, and your reputation may be harmed by the publicity. You may also have to sit in jail or make bail, as George Zimmerman in Florida did recently. The average handgun costs maybe $500, and losing it to the police may be the least of your worries.