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I resolve to not use sex to promote The Truth About Guns. At some point. In the future. After we finish the 2013 calendar. If it turns out to be a waste of money. What’s your New Year’s firearms-related resolution? Less guns? More guns? More range time? What?

50 Responses to Question of the Day: What Are Your New Year’s Gun Resolutions?

  1. Buy less (especially broken/project guns, I just can’t pass up a bargain), shoot more, get the hell out of California (or at least the O.C.), finish all those projects I mentioned and streamline my “accumulation” (collection implies a plan).

  2. Spend all my free time at (or near) that shooting range, become proficient with a spotting scope, and take up photography.

    Either that or (yawn) exercise and lose 25 pounds.

    The former seems like more fun.

  3. First, stop procrastinating and endlessly analyzing and buy my second concealed carry weapon (to augment my trusty S&W .38 snubby) – and regardless of which I choose, make sure that I end up carrying it more often. Too many times I go out into the world unarmed, despite my CHP and an easily concealed weapon with which I am adequately proficient.

    Second, proselytize more often and more effectively. Take friends and family to the range (new one opening up here in central VA, should be great).

    Third, practice more.

    Fourth, continue to remind myself and others that there are many potential 2nd amendment supporters out there – and not all of them would necessarily get off watching naked bimbos shoot guns. 🙂

  4. Shoot more. I would love to acquire more, but I’m out of room in the safe. Can’t get a bigger safe, because I’m out of room in this house. Therefore, I need to buy a bigger house, then bigger safe, then more guns.

    • They’re newbies. You’ve got to tell them “lots of lube, nothing but ball, every gun is always loaded” etc.

  5. Not to be suckered into every TTAG article that has Hot Babes in pics and videos – but like all my other resolutions, Jan 2nd should be the failure date.

    • I am resolving much the same. The difference being a few more pounds and reloading so I shoot more for the same money

  6. Shoot more and buy more guns and plenty of ammo. Please don’t get rid of the hot babes EVER. Happy New Year to all.

  7. 1) Get a S&W M&P 22LR pistol
    2) Join/purchase insurance against criminal and civil liability in a defensive gun use.
    3) Get a good hunting rifle – learn to shoot like Nick “Headshot” Leghorn

  8. 1. Find a friend to help me get familiar with the AR-15 platform. (I grew up with bolt and lever guns.)
    2. Spend some quality time with a small revolver, possibly for every day carry. (I have always shot larger revolvers for plinking. My current EDC semi-auto is a little bigger than I like.)
    3. Spend more time at the range.

  9. 1. T0 teach another non-gunny friend to shoot.
    2. To finally use my Massachusetts State Police and NRA pistol and rifle instructor’s certificates and train some people for a small fee.
    3. To not shoot anybody who doesn’t force me to shoot ’em.

  10. I resolve to make each day better than the last. I don’t wait 364 days to make up my mind to improve upon what I’ve been doing and how I’ve been doing it.
    I do have some goals – getting some excellent firearms training and hopefully finding a long term relationship with a woman who likes to shoot are on the table for me in 2012…

    • After you’re done with those, how about you put a Merlin big-block in my Prius or throw some 33” mudders on my G35? [/sarcasm] 🙂

  11. Convince my fiancé that she should go to the range with me. Then convince her we should both get our Carry permits. And get a S&W M&P9c

  12. Hmmm, after watching the babes I’m reminded of two things: 1) Muzzle control and B) Trigger discipline.

    Okay, maybe I thought of a couple of other things first . . .

  13. While a student in Virginia with its one-gun-a-month law, it never affected me because I never had much money. Now I think one-gun-a-month is something to aspire to: A Sig 1911 Scorpion; then maybe a 556; would love another Savage .308 with AccuTrigger; maybe an M&P 15; would love a .44 Magnum for a trail gun; or a Glock 20. Well, it’s fun to dream….

    More seriously, to take an Appleseed rifle course with my 14-year old son.

    • I’m very content with the G20 on the trail, loaded with 200 gr DT rounds. Shot-to-shot recovery is quite fast. The insiders and gun salesmen probably haven’t told you this, though: The bears know all about the 44 magnum. They get one cub to run by you at full speed, tumbling, doing jumping jacks and such. You shoot and miss. Then mama bear saunters out of the bushes and gnaws off your strong hand during the 11 seconds it takes to recover between shots.

      • Thanks for the comps. The G20 also has the 15 rounds in its favor, and seems to come in at about half the price of the 44 Magnums I liked. I’ve thought about adding pepper spray to my pack. You know, to spice up the bear after I shoot it.

  14. I would like to get certified as an instructor, practice more so I can live up to the Wyatt Earp nickname my co workers have given me and start reloading.

  15. I’d like to start reloading… rifle to start, perhaps with a single stage setup, then eventually a progressive setup for pistols.

  16. I resolve to re-zero my hunting rifles and practice snap-shooting with my 30-06 more often, instead of working all this tactical scenario stuff shooting from cars, from behind shed walls, shooting weak handed from culverts, etc. Well, at least to re-zero by late next summer.

  17. Get a machinegun, get medical coverage, get new spectacles, find a new dentist, and expand my stores of ammunition, food, and water.

    • +1over the last 12 (well, 24) months, I’ve checked on my humidor every 6 weeks to make sure the water holding thingy (??) is set

      ….don’t want what I have drying out, after all.

      and haven’t smoked many in that time, either.

    • i suggest a BCM midlength 14.5 (pinned and welded)
      Very light and super easy to control
      If only i could collapse my stock it would be way more handy

  18. I resolve to be more considerate of my shooting neighbors, by using a suppressor and making less noise when I shoot.

    Someday…

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