This is a discussion on Long guns do not really interest me..... within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; You guys bring up a lot of good points. I might feel different if I was a hunter or had land I could shoot difficult ...
You guys bring up a lot of good points. I might feel different if I was a hunter or had land I could shoot difficult distances on. I grew up in the city and in a anti-gun family so I never really got to experience any shooting sports as kid.
I enjoy shooting my revolvers, pistols, rifles and shotguns. Each provide unique challenges and entertainment value. My rifles however, provide me with the most pleasure. I suppose the fact that a rifle was the first gun I owned and shot may have influenced my feelings.
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yep. If I can't carry it IWB and bond with the gun for at least 24 hours, I have no interest. Every time I save for a rifle.......I end up spending it on a pistol. Concealed carry is the only reason I own firearms at all, so long guns just not that important to me.
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To me things are in a sort of balance. Short range weapons almost dictate long range weapons. Otherwise I'd be living in a box that I know doesn't exist. Tools are tools. You may never feel what it's like to hammer a 16D nail home with a good hammer. Likewise.....you may never build a house faster with a hammer than nail gun. The end product will tell everyone about you and what you believe in.
I just love all guns. Shotguns, rifles, hand guns they are all fun to shoot. What I like is that they are all different. Not the same type of shooting over and over.
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Handguns are fun, rifles are a tool, shotguns put food on the table, and muzzleloaders, well now they are something special.
I like pistols,but, I believe it is smart to own a .22 rifle, a .223 rifle and a shotgun. Pistols are easy to conceal and they appeal to me more than long guns but they do have their limitations for most of us. If you need to hunt in a breakdown of society,a rifle or shotgun is the way to go. Also there are very few things more intimidating than a shotgun at close range.
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I love pistols. You guys that talk about 100 yards. Its easy with a 44 mag. Its easy with a nice 1911. The pistol is a craft.
That being said, I enjoy rifles to. Not as much, but the passion is still there. Just not as strong as the Handgun. I guess Im a gun nut.....
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I like pistols more. Living in Connecticut they are much more practical and far more indoor ranges for year round shooting. I also think there is a much higher degree of skill needed to accurately shoot handguns. I do own one long gun. An AK in 5.56. I typically shoot it once a year to make sure I can quickly put 30 out of 30 into zombie sized targets at 100 yards.
I think (AGE) has alot to do with guys liking handguns not long guns. when i was a kid I started with a BB gun (long)
Started hunting around 11 & killed my first deer at 12, I was HOOKED. Though I started shooting handguns at a ealy age also 12/13 Y/O or sooner, I love all firearms To each his own ; )
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One way to approach this requires a trip to the country or a gun range with free rules.
1. Set up any kind of target you like, at around 30 - 50 feet.
2. Shoot the target with your handgun of choice.
3. Shoot it again with a 12 ga. shotgun.
You be the judge.
Last time I did this, we set up a cardboard box downrange. Put a bullseye on it, shot at it with .380, 9mm, .38, .357, and .45. Put some nice holes in it.
Then we tried a Mossberg pump. First shot flattened the box and sent it 12 feet into the air. It came down a mangled mess.
"It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first."
I'm not big on rifles, or tactical anything, but there are some beautiful shotguns out there. You can never have too many handguns though.
I used to be into black guns years ago but sold them all and now into hunting bolt action rifles. Never get tired of the few pistols I have. I like 30.06 and 270 the most but have a wonderful 6.5x55 sporty Mauser. I have a few friends that have no pistols but strong into hunting shotguns and rifles. The pistols just don't interest them out here in the country. Too many deer and coyotes to look after.