Almost 10 years ago I purchased my first firearm. It was a rather poor quality Bryco Model 48 .380 handgun. I purchased it for 2 reasons, 1) Because I have the right to, and 2) I wanted to have personal protection. I am not a gun nut, but I do firmly believe we have the right to own and bear arms, and I also believe that a well armed law-abiding public will encourage a more peaceful¬†populous.
Owning firearms & being a father means care must be observed to protect my family, the days of having a loaded weapon in my night stand are long over. I now have a digital safe that I keep my gun in, away from my children. My wife knows the¬†combination¬†and how to safely use the firearms, and will protect our family if we had an intruder in our home.
I had wanted for many years to purchase a smaller, compact firearm that would be safe & small enough for concealed carrying. I did look around town and did some research on what to purchase, I landed on a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 sub-compact.
To safely carry & operate a firearm, you need to use it and be very comfortable with it. In the last week to learn the weapon, I took some great opportunities to shoot at the range and at friends land. My wife even got in on the action at the our local indoor gun club. I have put 500 rounds through the little handgun, it has performed beyond my expectation.
In honor of 500 rounds, here it is: