Originally Posted by gwk4667
"I gotta admit--I'm a bit jealous of all you who have choices on "which one to carry today?!?"
This is a bad mind set to get into - - - never let the devil put jealousy into your heart. Yes I have several firearms ( and other tools of the job as well ) but I started out with one used model 10 38 cal S&W when I went on the local Sheriffs Dept and have added to as time goes by.
I have been buying what I feel are “quality” pieces since I came home from the USMC in 1971.
Never put the finances of your family in jeopardy but work a little overtime ( or a second job ) and go to slickguns.com or another site and buy prudently and you will acquire some nice pieces yourself.
I am not trying to put you down, just to say “ patience little one” have a great day!
I appreciate it, gwk. Good advice.
I guess I'm not truly 'jealous', just wish I had more firearms! I'm really happy with my S&W SW40VE AF, and moderately happy with my Ithaca shotgun, so really the only thing I'm 'lacking' is a good rifle.
That being said, I definitely will not be putting my family's finances in jeopardy just to have something I 'want' (at this point I haven't been to the range in 6 months for that reason alone).
Btw, thank you for your service. Semper Fi.