benny r. lawrence· Registered
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The ideas that a gun that doesn’t cost as much as a sizable down payment on a house is a starter gun .
Exactly.No one I know of. But I hear and read shooters of lower cost guns who apparently feel the need to justify themselves for some reason.
What is your idea of a sizeable down payment on a house???The ideas that a gun that doesn’t cost as much as a sizable down payment on a house is a starter gun .
What Buster saidWhat is your idea of a sizeable down payment on a house???
When I bought my home. You needed to put 20% down on a house. Or you had to take out a extra insurance policy on your home for the bank. So the bank would not lose money on your home if you trashed the home. and just walked away from your home during the first handful of years.
20% down on a $350,000 average price home today is 70,000 dollars. I know of no target shotguns costing that much. break em all jeff
Can't count the times I saw shooters buy a fancy smoke pole thinking it would turn them into an instant success ,only to find that old BT-99 , Beretta 680, Model 12 an so forth turned in better scores for them . One guy I know just had to have an O/U Lugtic . He had one his states double championship more than once with a Citori. Long story short he did NOT shoot it well. sold it, and started shooting the Citori again. Nora Martin Ross because the first woman to win a Grand Championship ring ( Doubles championship ) with an old Browning Broadway in her hands. Want a challenge ? Try shooting doubles against a young man from MS. who was the 2020 Grand doubles Champ ( 100x100) . His gun of choice ? An old Remington 3200 that looks like it has been through a war ! If anybody wants a gun that cost 15-20 grand then fine by me, more power to them but, Looking down or talking down to someone who is happy shooting something else is just trying to make themselves feel special. Rudy Etchen, Dan Orlic, and Vic Reinders became shooting icons shooting pump guns. The first 100 straight from 27 yds, ever in the GAH was by a shooter toting a Model 12. To each his own but, anybody who thinks buying a P gun will turn them into Dan Bonillas or a K-80 will suddenly make them into Harlan Campbell is delusional .Seems we live vastly different worlds . Around here I see hordes of kids with high end guns and porches full of folks that at the drop of a hat will explain in great detail the virtues of each and every one of them. Most of the old guy have owned everything you can think of over the years and are back on one of there old favorites, something like a 680 series Beretta or an older Citori. We live in a big world an evidently our experiences can differ greatly.
If a guy has an old lady, 4 kids, 2 in diapers, mortgage payment, truck loan, car lease and the every days of every day who cares what he’s shooting. He’s getting out and likely half decent with the ole ‘64 TB Trap he’s toting. I know where you’re coming from but that’s all the better it gets for him now. This same guy may stop shooting for awhile even. Return 2 years later a different guy with a different gun. He’s only trying to justify why he’s shooting what he’s shooting because he can’t shoot anything better now. He’s not envious of what others got. He know he’ll have better at some point in the future.No one I know of. But I hear and read shooters of lower cost guns who apparently feel the need to justify themselves for some reason.