Mar 19 2012
Hi. My name is Gracie, and I’m a gunohaulic. I am addicted to buying guns. I have a lot of firearms (more than 30, less than 50). That’s not all that many guns you say? Well, I agree. But for a 24 year old girl who has only been acquiring them for 3 years, that’s a decent selction.
Most of my posts on this blog are informational, but today I’m deviating from the status quo to talk about guns on a more personal level.
They say “You are always one gun away from happiness”. I guess this is usually true. Problem is I feel like I’m stuck in a rut. I actually have just about every gun I’ve ever wanted, other than the Barrett 50 BMG of course. I’ve got Ruger, Springfield, Kimber, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, DPMS Panther Arms, Mossberg, KelTec…and on and on. I’ve got full sized handguns, compact handguns and pocket guns. I’ve got M4 platforms, shotguns and AK platforms. When I lusted over the Kimber CDP II .45 1911, I got it. When I couldn’t live without the Springfield XDM 3.8in 40cal, it was given to me on a silver platter. Every time I’ve wanted a gun, all I’ve had to do is say the words and my amazing husband has made sure it landed in my sweet little hands.
And now I feel (dare I say)….content.
While I collect guns, I don’t really collect them for “collection” purposes. There are no old western revolvers with gold plated designs or muzzle loading rifles in my arsenal. I’m primarily a defensive shooter. So I only collect guns that make tactical sense to have and use. As an instructor, I have handled just about every major handgun on the market, and from those I have picked what makes sense to me. I don’t waste my money on guns that won’t get the job done to the best of my advantage. For example, while a .380 is indeed a defensive round, I believe in always trying to have the upper-hand in a gunfight. That being said, I have never bought a .380. Instead I have loaded up on .40s, .45s and a few 9mm handguns. If I don’t like the trigger on a gun, I don’t buy it unless I’m willing to have some aftermarket work done on it. If there’s a magazine disconnect, I don’t bother with even considering the gun. In my defensive training, I have learned the value of NOT having a magazine disconnect, even in retention situations.
With all that being said, I feel as though I have exhausted all my current options for a new gun. Until a manufacturer comes out with something that really impresses me, I will be turning my shopping focus to knives.
Obviously, I don’t know everything there is to know about guns. It is very possible that I have overlooked some real gems in the process of acquiring my firearms collection. So this is where I turn to you, the reader. Am I missing something tactically amazing in my personal arsenal? Let me know in the comments below. Your input could give me a new gun to lust after!