The other night, I made a big mistake. I accidentally scratched one of my Browning gun cases. I could have used some touch-up paint to fix it but I decided that would be too easy. Instead, I just bought another one. It looks great except for the fact that it’s empty. That means it’s time to expand my gun collection.
First and foremost, I want to get a new weapon for personal protection while I’m in my car. For years, I’ve been carrying a Smith and Wesson Model 640 in my center console. I’ve been loading it with 145-grain Winchester silver tips for extra consolation. But, now, I’ve decided to start carrying a Springfield 45 with two 13-round clips in the console. I’m doing it largely because my friend Chris Rowe just bought one. I can’t let Chris collect more guns than I have so I’ll buy that Springfield immediately. If you need more convincing than I did, just check out this link:
I also have some concern that I won’t be prepared for the upcoming turkey season. My sore left shoulder is acting up again so I might not feel comfortable getting caught in the woods armed only with my Benelli Nova 12-gauge pump shotgun. It has a heck of a kick so I’ll probably have to purchase a new Benelli Super Black Eagle II Steady Grip (good for recoil reduction) with a 24-inch barrel and 3 ½-inch chambering. The semi-automatic shotgun can unleash a payload of ammunition faster than Marion Berry can empty a crack pipe. Of course, I could just buy a compensated choke for my Nova but I have a gun safe to fill. If you’re still not convinced, check out this link:
Needless to say, I have plenty of room to get something chambered in 45 Long Colt for an adequate back-up home defense weapon. From now on, my Remington 870 Express Magnum HD (in 12-gauge) will be lying right beside a Taurus Raging Bull. That new Taurus will come in handy when I visit Nantahala, North Carolina where some friends of mine have just purchased a new mountain cabin. When we have our monthly militia meetings (like all good conservative do) we are bound to see an occasional black bear in the vicinity.