Are there any firearms owners here? I've had a fascination with them ever since I was a teen (a friend's father was a Korean War vet and had a beautiful collection.) I love target shooting but I am not a hunter (I have no issues with hunting though). I grew up in Putnam County, NY and my parents were extremely anti-gun. I wasn't even allowed to own a BB gun but by the age of 15 I convinced my parents to buy me a compound bow (Bear Kodiak Magnum). In the early 90's I got into military style weapons. It started with the Russian SKS and I went on to buy a MAK-90, a Springfield M1 Garand and a Colt AR-15 varmint rifle. I used to drive from Westchester to Calverton in LI where there was an outdoor range. The range eventually closed and I ended up selling all my rifles. In the late 90's I looked into getting my handgun permit. For anyone that doesn't know, it's not an easy thing to obtain in NYS. I was living in Dutchess County at the time and the Sheriff was supposedly "gun friendly." It was known that if you were issued a handgun permit it would be full carry. I started the application process and even went as far as obtaining all the letters of dispotions for my arrests when I was a teenager/young adult (DWI, urinating in public, fireworks possession, fake ID). But the process was so involved that I just gave up (which is their goal, lol). 5 years ago I moved to CT and decided to revisit the issue. The application process was nowhere near as arduous as NY and it required that I take a handgun course. I had no problem with that requirement and I learned a lot. The application process took about 3 months and I was issued a CT CCL (NY can take as long as a year). I now own several handguns and I am a member at a local indoor shooting range. I have a Glock 19, Glock 48, Colt 1911, Sig Sauer P229 Equinox and a Colt 357 Python. I also purchased a Marlin 1894 lever action rifle (chambered in .357 magnum.) I don't carry all the time and the main reason is I haven't found an IWB holster that isn't uncomfortable. But I go to the range regularly and I love to target shoot. And I definitely feel safer knowing I have a firearm at the ready while in my home. If it matters I do not have any children living with me. Anyway, if you are an avid shooter I'd love to hear what you own. Being that this is a Jets forum I would assume we have a lot of NYC/LI residents and handgun permits are like hens teeth. So I don't expect a huge response But if you own some and enjoy shooting please share!