I hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th weekend. I’ve returned to work where the temps have been over a 100 degrees. Makes you really appreciate air-con! …and thoughts of last winter.
The popular gun writer, Townsend Whelen once wrote, “only accurate guns are interesting”—and truer words were never said. What makes a gun neat might seem a simple question, with “accuracy” being the simple answer. But personal opinion can provoke many answers based on personal preferences. If you break it down to some basic criteria beyond accuracy, the answer will define any gun that appeals to you. Some might believe that a gun must look good in order to catch your eye (and beauty is clearly in the eye of the beholder). To do this a gun should be pleasingly shaped with appealing lines. Next, a gun must feel good—when you pick it up it should have good heft and balance, and come to aim easily and comfortably. And finally, and most important, a gun should handle well and perform its intended duties with efficiency, purpose and most important of all—accurately.
Some shooters prefer shotguns, some prefer rifles, and some any kind of gun at all. No matter what type of shooting you enjoy, what makes you say, “wow” when your first see or handle a gun? Is there a specific gun, or guns that appeal to you? Share your thoughts and opinions with us.
And don’t forget there’s fresh new episodes of Benelli Presents Duck Commander and Benelli On Assignment to watch on the Outdoor Channel. Comment