“The Best Gun Is The One You Have”

After reading many discussions on social media, specifically ones centered on firearms, I have found one phrase that people drop out of context frequently. This phrase usually is in a discussion where someone is defending a poor choice and trying to make someone else feel better about their poor choice. Let’s discuss the copout of “The best gun is the one you have.”

Apply this concept to different circumstances – preparedness and food storage.

A recent natural disaster has closed off transportation to your area. Roadways aren’t expected to be opened back up for a week.

You haven’t prepared properly so you have a quarter bag of dog food and some leftovers… the best food storage is the food storage you have.

Spending a couple dollars more at the grocery store on some canned food for storage is considered preparedness. Apply this concept to acquiring better choices in firearms – save a little more money weekly.

I often hear the excuse that people can’t afford a more suitable gun – buying a subpar option instead is taking resources away from this viable option. Cutting back on a habit in order to save a little more for a better solution ultimately falls on you and your own motivation.

This isn’t saying you need the best possible tricked out firearm right now, it is saying don’t settle for subpar.

This isn’t saying carry a Roland Special instead of a G43 when only wearing board shorts.

Be smart about your decisions. You have the ability to influence the future now. If anyone tells you differently – you should stop listening to them.

I find the concept of “The best gun is the one you have” an excuse and it seems to try to take accountability of your own safety away. We have the ability to better prepare, if you choose to not prepare that is your own fault.

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Matt Landfair
Lead Editor/Contributor at Primary & Secondary
Active Law Enforcement background since before the turn of the century in the middle of no where. Firearms instructor, armorer, hangs out at DARC, has attended numerous training courses including DARC, Follow Through Consulting, EAG, TMacs, and more boring mandatory popo training you can shake a stick at. He has written for RECOIL Magazine, Breach Bang Clear, Soldier Systems Daily and Monderno. Enjoys long walks on the beach, blah blah blah… Known as Matt Prime or Riafdnal in some circles.

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