Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Life Goal

I'm 40, and it's time my life had a goal. When I was 10, I wanted to be a lawyer.  When I was 20, I wanted to be the youngest Command Sergeant Major in history.  When I was 30, I wanted to take a nap.

I have about 20 to 30 years to knock this one out, so there's no need to rush out and start knocking it out.  But I will do everything I can to do this one step at a time

I want to shoot every weapon that John Moses Browning ever designed and that went into mass production, preferably in the original caliber.  If it's legal to own without an additional tax stamp, I want to own it.

According to Wikipedia, this is the list of guns that Browning designed that went into production:


I highlighted the ones I've already pulled a trigger on.  I've got a good start, but still have a long way to go.  Some of these won't be too difficult, some will be hard as heck, and this isn't going to be an inexpensive endeavor, but I've got a little less than half a lifetime to do it.

11 comments:

Lokidude said...

We end up in the same place and I have advance notice, I have a 1903 Hammerless you're more than welcome to shoot. Goals are important, and I wholeheartedly support this one.

Borepatch said...

Awesome

Wilson said...

A very worthy goal! But you’ve never shot a Hi-Power?Really?????????

DaddyBear said...

Never had a chance, Wilson. It's probably going to be on my list of guns to acquire in the next few years.

McThag said...
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McThag said...

Take Two:

Find yourself near Tampa and I have the Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless, Colt 1908 Pocket Hammerless, Colt 1908 Vest Pocket and FN 1905 Depose available.

Jay G said...

DaddyBear,

Come Northeast for the next bloggershoot amd I'll bring the Winchester 1906 (1890), the Winchester 1897, and the Browning Hi-power with me...

DaddyBear said...

Jay, that's also on my bucket list.

Tam said...

You're welcome to shoot my Colt M1902 Military and FN 1910...

DaddyBear said...

Thanks Tam. When I finally make it up to Indy for a blogmeet, I might take you up on that.

Stretch said...

If you're in the Northern Virginia area I can offer my Winchester 1985 in .30-06, Auto-5 and Woodsman.

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