Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Beware the man with one gun because he probably knows how to use it : or : Admiting the fact I bit off more than I need

In the introduction to this whole blog I stated that I enjoyed collecting various actions and firearms. Though with both national economic trend and my ability to utilize my rifles to their full advantage with the time and space I'm given now. I sometimes wonder if I should drastically thin out what I have spent years collection to get something I would truly enjoy instead of having a dozen or two firearms that sit in the safe making dandy paper weights. For a while now I've been thinking about getting a Black Powder rifle to replace the W&H 1871 45-70 I've been shooting with for a while now. Though due to my limited if not non existing income I would have to sell a goodly amount of what I have to finance such a dream. A 1874 Sharps Long range express has been tantalizing my dreams for a while though they are somewhat expensive from $1,200 on up easily. But such a move would force me to become highly proficient with it. A sharps rifle is unrivaled in the firearms world....the finer versions are the Roles Royce of firearms. I never cease to amaze myself at how often my tastes in firearms is so very much backward to the trend that is popular now esp with others my age. Here I want something that has been around for more than 100 years and others around my age have to have the aimpoints with rails and lasers on their assault rifles. Please don't get me wrong I like a good AR any day. Though the paratrooper AK does things just fine for me. Its just that the way life is right now I'm not enjoying the vast collection I have acquired and a small part of me is saddened that they are nothing more than just paper weights in their current condition. thoughts?