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My Reasons for Owning Firearms…Reason #7

7. Investments, guns are a great investment. In most cases the value of the piece goes up over the years. Investments that can insure you future or help with the purchase of something more. That investment of course would need to be in the right gun. So, what should you look for if you wanted to invest? If you’re looking for something new, I believe you need to look for something well made and unique. If you take care of them, they should never reduce in value. Years ago, a Colt Anaconda .44 mag with a 4” barrel could be purchased for around $500.00. Today, that same piece could be Read More >>

My Reasons for Owning Firearms…Reason #8

8. An artform, precision shooting Precision shooting is an art form, in my opinion. To watch someone like Annie Oakley. Annie Oakley was a popular sharp shooter in the Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. According to an article written by Suzanne Raga, Annie Oakley shot her first gun at 8 years old. Women such as Margaret Thomas Murdock, from the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games and Lyudmila Pavlichenko from the Soviet Union are more recent examples of this art. We also see women today like Julie Golob, Kimberly Rhodes and Jessie Duff. Masters in their field and their ability is art in Read More >>

My Reasons for Owning Firearms…Reason #9

Collecting firearms, handguns in this case. Just like collecting stamps, coins to just about anything that holds your interest - collecting firearms is fascinating.  Think about this, you have a firearm that was owned by General Patton (one of my favorite people) or John Wayne (I love his westerns)?  It’s a piece of history that has meaning to the person who collects it.  Maybe, the idea of being “that” close to a person you admire. I have a piece from my grandfather.  It’s nothing extraordinary but it means something to me as it was my grandfather’s.  I also have my first Read More >>

My Reasons for Owning Firearms…Reason #10

I was sitting down this month wondering what people would like to read about this month. I don’t like to talk politics, well too much. I like a healthy discussion, but I find it’s better in person for that type of conversation. As I’m reviewing articles and information that might be fun I come across an article from the Medium Corporation, The Bigger Picture. The “Note from the Editor” suggest that they take life experiences and explore for a deeper meaning to start a much-needed conversation. I agree. So, here is my conversation on things we can and do – do with our guns that Read More >>

Happy New Year!

2019 is a year for adventure and a new gun!  I’ve always said I should have a gun for every year I am old.  Not telling my age today….  So, how many guns do you have?  My favorite firearm is a handgun.  Of course, I have different handguns for different reasons.  The gun I carry, the one I believe works best for me is a Smith & Wesson, .38 – 5 shot revolver.  It’s light weight and fits in my purse, a concealed-carry purse. When competing in Cowboy Action Shooting, I have a brace of Rugers.  I use the Ruger Super Blackhawk in .44 caliber for competition.  Mine are the Read More >>

Cowboy Shooting Part 2

Wow!  Another month and another cowboy shoot.  Last month we talked some about what cowboy shooting is, where you can find information about it and the types of handguns that can be used.  I told you that I’d talk about rifles this month and I’m going to throw in some on the shotgun.  I use a Rossi, Model 92.  And, I use the same caliber as my handguns a .44.   Using the same caliber allows for no mistakes with the ammo and firearm.  Trust me, that’s important. According to the SASS, Single Action Shooting Society handbook, the rifles “must be original or replicas of Read More >>

Cowboy Shooting

Cowboy shooting, what a great sport for someone who wants to shoot guns, have a great time, create some bragging rights and make great friends.  Today, it might be a challenge to find a place to shoot and make new friends.  I shoot SASS, not the only type of “cowboy” shootin’ but the type I started with years ago.  Saturday, July 21st was my dad’s birthday and I wanted to do something special with him and yes, it was spending the day shooting and having fun with friends. At a small place off the beaten path, Pine Ridge Regulators is just north of Brazil, Indiana.  When you Read More >>

What to do about school shootings?

Over the last two years, since President Trump has taken office, it seems that the voice of the conservative is met with distain.  When I look at the school shootings, questions come to mind.  But, to get the answer to those questions is difficult.  The media and those that want to take our guns, don’t always want to answer nor even hear the questions that plague me.  As someone who helps people in pain, I abhor the violence and killing that has been happening in our schools.  But, is the answer to take our guns? Being someone who works in the medical field now, it surprises people Read More >>

Motorcycle Trip with Kitty Austin and “Gun Laws by State” by Bryan Ciyou (Part II)

The last time I talked about the first two states of my 21 day trip on a 1999 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic, again it is as much fun as anything else to do in the summer time. I do want to briefly update on Illinois – just as I finished submitting the blog Illinois’ Legislators overrode the veto by Governor Pat Quinn on the Federal appellate court order mandating that Illinois uphold the Second Amendment. Even though Illinois has this new legislation Chicago’s police superintendent still suggests that guns are the cause of the city’s violence. Has he ever heard of knives? What about just a Read More >>

Motorcycle Trip and “Gun Laws by State” by Bryan Ciyou

A 21 day trip on a 1999 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic is as much fun as anything else to do in the summer time. In getting ready for the trip (as any gun tote’n citizen would do) I thought it would be important to know where I could carry my handgun and where they frowned on such things. So, where did I turn, my 2012 Edition of Gun Laws By State by Bryan Ciyou. You might ask yourself, “Well why is she talking about a book in her blog?” I don’t have a good reason other than I want to share what I thought and what happened. Starting off in Indiana, I have my life time carry permit from Read More >>