Rifleman, pistolero, or shotgunner?

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  1. txpossum

    txpossum New Member

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    What do you consider your primary affinity with firearms -- pistols, rifles, or shotguns?

    Mine would definitely be pistols. Up until a few years ago they comprised the vast majority of my collection, and 90% of my shooting time was with them. In the last five or six years I have evened it out some, but I still feel more comfortable with a handgun than anything else, and in times of anticipated need still reach out to a pistol before a rifle or shotgun.
     
  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I like rifles best, but value the handy side of pistols. I go through periods where I mostly shoot rifles, then go for stretches where it's mostly pistols, due to ease of taking them to the range. I like to stay proficient with the shotguns to, but never had them really take a lead in my concentration at the range.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Rifles are my thing.

    Pistols are a neccessary thing and more tool than anything. I would prefer going through my day with a rifle on a sling than a pistol in the pocket but that isn't really possible in politically correct america.

    I've got shotguns but I'm not a big shotgunner.
     
  4. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    Definitely been a shotgunner most of my life, mainly hunting.

    Everything from dove to deer with my shotty. Growing up in Delaware, the only legal hunting firearms were shotguns and .22 rifles, and the .22's were only legal to hunt squirrel south of the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, that bisects the state about 1/3 of the way down. I grew up and did most of my hunting North of the C & D Canal.

    Now I live just over the border in Chester County, PA. Guess what firearms are legal hunting arms in ChesCo.? But, I'm really enjoying shooting my pistols & rifles more & more.
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    If it goes bang I shoot it.
     
  6. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Handguns for me. I started out with a Ruger Security Six back in the early 1980s and quickly moved to semis, a SW mod. 39 and Walther PPK.
    I still shoot both revolvers and semis.
    Although I don't hunt, I've always managed to have a few rifles and shotguns around. I'm particularly fond of lever actions.
     
  7. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    I have more pistols than anything but I'm a skeet shooter these days. I'd spend every second shooting clays if I could.
     
  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I have more pistols than anything else but I do love my Henry Lever rifle.
     
  9. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I fire the most rounds with a rimfire rifle. The shotgun is a distant second to the rifle.
     
  10. nchunt101

    nchunt101 New Member

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    I dunno--- I have more shotguns than anything but I prefer to shoot rifles. Pistols are for packing primarily.
     
  11. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Rifles & Shotgun !..................
     
  12. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    This is like me, I'm not as accurate with a pistol...
     
  13. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Mine is definitely with the rifle followed by the pistol then the shotgun. But I have spent a lot of time shooting, training and competing with the rifle.:)

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  14. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    Rifles. I like long distance target shooting.
     
  15. F4U

    F4U Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Shotgun first mostly trap. Pistols second. Haven't messed with my rifles much since a couple of coyotes came through here a few years ago and cleaned out the groundhog & rabbit population. They are just starting to make a comeback this summer.
     
  16. Artbrownsr

    Artbrownsr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Rifles first as I'm an ATM hunter ( any thing that moves) if it it legal and puts food on the table I will shoot it. I also use a shotgun for the same thing but usually the .22 is in my hand for small game before the shotgun.
     
  17. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Chuck Connors all the way for me. I love a good rifle. Like shooting them,

    field stripping them, cleaning them.

    Pistols are great, but once again, primarily for CC.

    My shotgun is just for pest control.
     
  18. DFlynt

    DFlynt New Member

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    Rifleman, always been a much better shot with a rifle.
     
  19. Winchester94

    Winchester94 New Member

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    I definitely am more accurate with a pistol or revolver than rifles or shotguns. Mostly because the only rifle I shot much growing up were. 22lr or WMR. My dad is of the school of though that centerfire rifles are for hunting, not target shooting. Although, my uncle and I did and still shoot his WW1 and WW2 milsurps. I never did much with a shotgun, besides hunting squirrels with a . 410, up until bulk 12 gauge shells became the only ammo available in my area during the ammo drought.
     
  20. rockratt

    rockratt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I enjoy them all but lprefer the rifle.