Cate, I've always shot airguns more than "real" guns.
Mostly because it's convenient. And hella cheaper. It's also really therapeutic, like a punching bag, but less pain. Usually.
Although I wish for more, I appreciate being able to walk 20 feet out my back door to shoot just about any time I want.
VS pay to go somewhere noisy, less frills, and arguably more dangerous.
As any plinker knows, airgun ammo is a lot less expensive. I shot 20k+ "rounds" last year. At about 10 bucks per 500.
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I still love my powder-burner shootin', but besides the BANG!, I really get my fix just fine.
And one could say, if mindful, really good regular firearm practice.
I mostly shoot air rifles for precision, and air pistols for dry-fire practice (to make me more precise I hope!)
I don't have enough tools to fill the box, and I reach for targets, ammo etc. a lot more than I do a hammer.
That Daisy card is the ONLY card I got last year, but it's a keeper.
Here's a couple of my Red Ryders. (and some props from the wife's costume shop)
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All my best to you and yours Cate, as well as anyone following along. Happy new year.