Written by Sierra Bullets Ballistic Technician and Resident Gun Nut Gary Prisendorf
Have you ever been referred to as a “gun nut”? Well I have, but I never really took it as in insult.
But I don’t believe that makes me a nut.
People collect everything from Beanie Babies to Harley Davidsons. If a collector has several hundred old coins or six dozen pocket knives, does that make them a nut?
Not in my opinion. We are all individuals with different interests, it’s what we enjoy doing and it gives us something to be proud of and passionate about.
A couple of weeks ago, while shopping with my wife at our local Wal-Mart, I made my weekly pilgrimage over to the sporting goods section to look at the guns. A short while later my wife showed up and asked me, “Don’t you have enough guns?”
Well I started really thinking about that and wondered just how many guns are enough guns?
I thought, well I need a shotgun, a deer rifle, a 22 rifle, a 22 handgun, at least one magnum revolver, a concealed carry gun, a muzzleloader, you get the idea, the list just kept getting bigger and bigger.
Then the answer hit me. It’s rather simple really.
When I have one of every firearm ever made, that is probably enough.
But then again, wouldn’t it be neat to have a matching set?