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Not Only Emotional Attachment to Inanimate Objects

Sounds like the introduction to a support group, doesn’t it?
We see it all around us.
Women who love their shoes, shopping; men who love their guns, boats, cars, trucks. (Sorry about invoking the stereotypes).
I’ve written before about my lust for the Smith Model 24, and my firearms addiction.
As recounted earlier in this blog, I was able to go shooting this week for the first time in over three years!  Illness and financial condition made doing so otherwise prohibited.
Talk about harboring a Jones!
While I really missed shooting my snubbie and my 1911 (God Bless John Moses Browning!), I discovered something else, as well.
I really missed shooting.
AND, I’m out-of-practice.
Not enough out to stop carrying ( and I am my own worst critic).  But, obviously, I need to dry-practice more and with more regularity.  Can you say schedule?
My next goal is to do more physically, to be able to conquer the big, pre-Christmas Gun Show in early December.

Tiny steps, Grasshopper.  The Jones will wait.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


4 thoughts on “Not Only Emotional Attachment to Inanimate Objects

  1. Congrats on being able to get back in the saddle. The rest will come with time, and practice, and patience.Tiny steps, indeed. But you know what they say about the longest journey…

    Posted by Rev. Paul | October 1, 2011, 11:53 am
  2. Thanks Rev. Paul.Yeah – it takes f'ing forever (Just Kidding!)

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | October 1, 2011, 12:35 pm
  3. As I often say, ".22 means never too poor to go shooting." If you have a brick stashed away, or can scrounge up some change from under the couch cushions, you can put some lead downrange. And if your .22 is a conversion kit for your centerfire pistol, you can even practice with the same trigger and ergonomics.So my advice to young shooters out there: when selecting a defensive sidearm, be sure there is a .22 conversion kit available for it, make that investment, and put a couple of cases of .22 aside during the 7 fat years, so you can be shooting during the 7 lean.

    Posted by Jason | October 1, 2011, 1:38 pm
  4. @Jason – sadly, I no longer have any .22 firearms.

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | October 1, 2011, 2:06 pm

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