Im just a few months shy of 62 years old and have been hunting upland game since I was nine. Ive spent one year, 10 months, 13 days and 22 hours serving my country in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971 as a military policeman sentry dog handler (but whos counting?). At the ripe age of 38 I began hunting big game with a .44 magnum Model 629 Smith&Wesson revolver and also rifles in later years mostly whitetail deer and pronghorn antelope. In 2005 I bought my first Glock, a Model 27, after despising their looks for nearly 20 years. Since then Ive bought and sold more than a dozen of them, trying to find the right combination of concealment, accuracy and reliable stopping power. Currently Im in the process of going to only ONE Glock, a Gen 4 Model 26, which matches up nicely with my wifes Gen 3 Model 26 (for ease of sharing ammo and magazines). I spend most of each year in Arizona and summers at a family fishing cabin in Minnesota; both locations have a shotgun with extended magazines and fiber optic turkey sights. I practice extensively with the Glocks, shooting IDPA matches and the occasional ISPC match at the club level. When the clubs offer a shotgun side match, I bring along the shotguns. Given all that background, I have to say I am genuinely puzzled by the threads I read here and in other gun-related forums about the sheer volume of guns and ammunition being stockpiled for a time when the SHTF. Whats that all about? Are there people out there who really think theyre going to be barricading themselves in their homes surrounded by loaded weapons and ammo and they are going to be attacked in such a fashion that theyll be able to arm all their family members to hold off what? Hordes of zombies? Ravenous vampires? Folks, lets face it the odds of any of us getting into an armed encounter are VERY remote when we are out and about, but the odds of our homes being invaded are even MORE remote according to a friend and neighbor who is a retired Chicago police officer (30 years on the force between 1962 and 1992). My friend says home invasions were one of the RAREST forms of violent crime during his time in one of the toughest cities in the nation. Just like there is a fevers pitch over President Obama taking away our guns and ammo, theres some sort of a group delusion that society is going to rapidly crumble away and well be able to survive and re-build because weve got lots of guns and ammo. As far as the facts are concerned, all Obama has done is affirm the Bush decision to allow concealed carry in national parks (for those with permits). Oh, and his administration declined to challenge the Supreme Courts decision a couple years ago supporting the Second Amendment in Washington, D.C. Thats it. Everything else is hype by fear-mongering people who might have a profit motive hmmm, like perhaps the NRA and the companies that manufacture firearms and ammunition. My guess is that most of the stockpilers are going to leave their children and grandchildren a wealth of weapons when they pass away and perhaps that is a positive outcome. But, the chances of getting any practical use out of that arsenal are about as likely as a pile of gold dust hitting the fan and blowing into my safe deposit box (or the hole out in the back yard). Just my 2 cents worth, IMHO.