Psychologists claim experiences are more important that things. Don’t buy your kids expensive stuff; do something with them they’ll remember forever. Fair enough — for children. For adults, it’s a false dilemma. For example, this is the year I bought a Theater of Magic pinball machine and a Wilson Combat EDC X9. The first . . .
is a toy that delivers thousands of hours of fun. The second is also a toy that delivers thousands of hours of fun.
WHAT? A gun is not a toy! They are tools to be respected! If you want to praise a handgun, laud its efficiency, accuracy and reliability. Talk about its value for personal defense. Do not recommend it for its ability to plaster a smile on your face.
So should I feel guilty for all the pleasure I get from carrying and shooting the EDC X9 (more than I feel guilty about everything else, being Jewish and all)? I think not! Anyway, the first time I shot the Wilson at steel targets at Best of the West Shooting Sports was my gun-related highlight of the year. What was yours?