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Is an Expensive Personal Defensive Weapon a Waste of Money?

Is an Expensive Personal Defensive Weapon a Waste of Money?
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Are you just as well off with an inexpensive pistol? After all, if you have to use it, won’t the police take your gun away? Only a fool would spend 2 to 4 thousand dollars on a defensive pistol, right?

As this argument once again makes its way around the ‘Net I would like to offer a proposition for your consideration, that being, at the moment someone is about to take your life, what would you give to live even one more minute? Everything you have? Everything you will ever have? What if you could have the perfect tool to defend yourself at that moment at whatever the cost? Would you pay it or settle for something inexpensive that might, or might not be as effective? What’s your life worth to you?

A well-known gunsmith was showing me his version of the perfect 1911 pistol. After a long lifetime of study and practice he had developed the knowledge and skills to produce this excellent example. As I was examining it I noticed he was carrying a nasty looking 1911. It turned out to be a Chinese Norinco that looked like it had been dragged down a gravel road behind a truck. His explanation for carrying the junk pistol was, “If I have to shoot to defend myself the police will take my gun away.” Here was a man with his idea of perfection at hand but he refused to use it for its intended purpose for fear it might be taken from him – even though he had the skills to make another.

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