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What Makes a Shooting Sports Enthusiast?

I love guns and ammo. And I don’t really know why.

Maybe it’s because my father loved to shoot. It certainly reminds me of him and some of the great times we had together out hunting or just shooting at the range. I guess you could say it’s in my blood.

I guess that’s why I got to thinking today… just what is it that makes me so passionate about guns and ammo? For example… When a close friend mentioned that he knew a fellow who was considering selling or trading a rifle, I started to get that… ‘Man I want that’ feeling.

But why? I don’t need another gun. I don’t have tons of money, just waiting for a gun to buy. But there’s just something about getting a new gun that just gets me excited. I suppose anyone with a hobby they love knows how I feel. A golfer or a tennis player probably feels the same way about the “tools” of their game.

Anyway, that’s what I think it must be like. It’s just about a passion you have for your hobby. And I am passionate about everything related to guns and ammo.

I enjoy sighting them in to make them accurate, I love to shoot them, I get exited about trying different types of ammo, and I love to carry them in the woods while hunting. I enjoy working on them, fixing them if they break, and cleaning them if they’re dirty.

I am interested in all the components, and like to try different things to see what works best. I’ve touched up bluing, built parts from scratch, refinished stocks, and made pistol grips, enjoying every minute of it.

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