At most, I'm a "casual enthusiast". I've never owned more than one "real" (ie: non-bb) gun at a time. With a lot of kids in the family (none of my own, but a LOT of nieces and nephews coming and going all the time), I'm big on safety. Generally prefer the m1911 style in .45 acp (STOPPING POWER!), but might be talked into something else, if the right deal came along.