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View Poll Results: What do you own your firearm for?
Protection. 412 33.33%
Hunting. 47 3.80%
Both of the above. 700 56.63%
Don't own any. 77 6.23%
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:54 AM   #1
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guns for protection

Just curious how many of yall carry solely for the purpose of protection vs those that have guns for hunting purposes. Just for the record Im pro gun, but dont own any...maybe one day (although prolly not cuz my fiance is completely opposed to guns).

Also, if yall dont mind getting personal, how many of you have had to pull your gun in a protection situation? What were the circumstances? If I ever get a firearm it would be for protection/range use only....but ultimately at the end of the day I'm not sure if I'd have the balls in a home invasion to do anything other then hide under the covers and piss my pants like an 8 year old.
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:10 AM   #2
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:22 AM   #4
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i dont hunt...my guns are solely for protection and recreation
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:24 AM   #5
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I carry for protection but like luk8272 I have a rifle and shotgun at home. I haven't been hunting in years. Never had to draw it yet, but I like knowing it is there if/when I need it.
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:25 AM   #6
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I had a guy break into my house early one morning, while I was asleep on the couch. I had my pistol on the table next to me. When the door came flying open, I sat up, and drew the weapon, and tried to keep the front sight on his upper body. He left with haste, and was later aprehended by LEO. I use guns for hunting and protection.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:02 AM   #9
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mine are tools. i use them for hunting..but if something goes wrong the roles would change.

well, my sig isnt for hunting..altho i have taken rabbits with it.
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i dont hunt...my guns are solely for protection and recreation
x2.

This is crazy timing because last week I purchased my very first gun. I bought it for personal/home protection and I hope it will never have to be used for such, but it is for recreation, too, and I love this gun. It's a Beretta Px4 Storm 9mm.
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Guns are used for more than just protection & hunting. You need a HOBBY button in your poll.

We have one gun primarily for protection and we have 3 other shotguns for shooting.....trap/skeet, etc. I don't hunt. We own about 8 airsoft guns for recreation also.
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:09 PM   #13
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my guns are for hunting and protection....and for just going to the range just to shoot.

the guns i have...

old marlin .30/.30 lever action
mossberg 88 maverick 12 gauge
mossberg 500 field/deer gun(2 barrels..one for shot..one slug)
remington 7400 semi-auto .270
old ass 3 shot bolt action .410
cva wolf in-line muzzleloader
remington 597 .22 semi-auto
beretta 8040 cougar .40 caliber semi
charter arms .38special police undercover revolver
h and r 11 shot .22 revolver

all these i use and i have a few old antiques i got when my dad passed.
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:23 PM   #14
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my water gun is for recreation mainly but i have had to use it a few times for protection wen the cat decides to charge at me.
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Guns are used for more than just protection & hunting. You need a HOBBY button in your poll.

We have one gun primarily for protection and we have 3 other shotguns for shooting.....trap/skeet, etc. I don't hunt. We own about 8 airsoft guns for recreation also.
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Target sports are not included in your poll
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:38 PM   #16
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My staple gun is a tool and is to be used accordingly.

The nailgun, however, is just plain fun.
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The nailgun, however, is just plain fun.
Nailgun you say?

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Old 07-02-2010, 01:36 PM   #18
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I live in TEXAS!! We all have guns! There isnt anyone I know here personally that doesnt have guns! I hunt as well as target shoot and for proctection also. But some have just been passed down through the years.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:43 PM   #19
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I got a shotgun for hunting and trap, wouldn't be very useful in a home invasion unless they are standing across the house. And a POF P 415 for sport and protection if it came down to it, maybe once i have more money ill be able to get a 6.8spc upper for it and be able to hunt with it.
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