I have been around long guns/shotguns/pistols for a long time. I just received my Carry Concealed Pistol permit. I have a 44 Mag Dan Wesson with a 8 3/8 inch barrel for the last 35 years but now I can put it in my pack while fishing. I have an Springfield XD in 40 cal as my primary weapon when out and about. I have a full size Kimber 45. I have many rifles with my two favorates are 7 MM Mag and the 338 RUM Only two shotguns sold my 10 gauge SP10 a few years ago which was kind of a mistake. Now have a benelli super black eagle and a 20 gauge side by side of my great aunts. I hunt elk every year with archery equipment and deer with rifle.