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Main reason you own a handgun

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by eagles1181, Jan 4, 2003.

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What is the main purpose for your handgun?

  1. Hunting

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  2. Personal Protection

    113 vote(s)
    55.9%
  3. Competition

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  4. Something else (please post what it is).

    46 vote(s)
    22.8%
  5. Range/general noise making

    13 vote(s)
    6.4%
  6. All of the above

    28 vote(s)
    13.9%
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  1. eagles1181

    eagles1181 Member

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    I know many of us own guns for multiple reasons, but what is the number one reason you own a handgun?
     
  2. stevec

    stevec Member

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    I enjoy shooting

    (too bad I'm mediocre at it)
     
  3. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Member

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    Freedom.
     
  4. Kevlarman

    Kevlarman Member

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    Because I can.
     
  5. Diesle

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    I know its going to sound all heady but, I origionally owned guns as a exersize of my 2nd A rights. Just that. Now, I did shooting targets...

    I put other.

    Diesle
     
  6. Neal Bloom

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    I find that shooting a handgun is challenging and I need as much practice as I can get. Because I can is the other reason.
     
  7. eagles1181

    eagles1181 Member

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    errrr

    Cannot believe that I forgot to put "range/general noise making" as an option. Mods would you please add. Thanks

    Eagle
     
  8. Sactown

    Sactown Member

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    I like to shoot.....a lot.

    Almost clicked Competition....thought it said Compensating. :D
     
  9. sm

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    Because I can
     
  10. New_comer

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    Personal/home defense primarily

    Competition secondary
     
  11. Schuey2002

    Schuey2002 Member

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    Because I'm a Handgun junkie.. plain and simple.. cut and dry.:)
     
  12. SIGarmed

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    Because this is America and I feel like it. I don't need to give anyone a reason other than the 2nd Amendment. :)
     
  13. Mike Irwin

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    Because I want to, and I can.
     
  14. agony

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    Because pistols are beautiful machines.
     
  15. dacinokc

    dacinokc Member

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    I collect them.... and I figure my having them just might keep them out of the hands of some idiot... :p
     
  16. Kahr carrier

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    Hobby and it keeps me off the streets.:evil:
     
  17. Jspy

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    Ditto on the " because I can", something we should never take for granted. Truth is, I've always been interested in them since I was a little kid watching all of the old war movies. :)
     
  18. 4thHorseman

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    I never owned a single handgun before Bill Clinton took office. Now I own quite a few. It is pobably a combination of things. Maybe because I'm a supporter of the 2nd ammendment, maybe because I don't trust the government, and maybe because when someone reaches into a rabbit hole to pull out a helpless rabbit, they will get a rattle snake instead.
     
  19. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Cause I Can-

    well, that is not exactly right. So, I will say for personal protection. At least, that sounds smooth!:neener:

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  20. berettaman

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    Because it's my God given right that allows for life,liberty,and my pursuit of happiness.:D My happiness increases with every handgun I own.
     
  21. WhoKnowsWho

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    Because I enjoy shooting and for home/personal protection.
     
  22. Mastrogiacomo

    Mastrogiacomo Member

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    Brought a handgun because IT'S MY RIGHT. Secondly I'm looking for work in armed security as it's better money and will help earn income on the side. I bought it for personal protection. Also, I enjoy shooting. Lastly, I'm Sicilian so I couldn't resist not running out and buying two Berettas!:D
     
  23. 10-Ring

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    Other :neener: I enjoy shooting & I enjoy owning my guns.
     
  24. TreeSquid

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    Range and personal protection, for me. Though the probability of needing it in this town is slim to none, I still like having my gun around me. No sense in not being prepared for anything, if you're able.
     
  25. mjustice

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    Because I can.

    Do I really need a reason? :)

    MJ
     
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