A gun doesn’t have to cost a lot to be you. The Axis QRR isn’t cheap at $4,195, but the first gun I ever ran 25 straight with on the skeet field was a totally affordable 28-gauge slide-action Browning BPS. (Okay, not affordable to me at that point in my life when I was starting out as a writer, but easily affordable for people with, you know, regular jobs.) After that 25 straight I remember thinking I should sell my other guns, buy the BPS and shoot it all the time. It was clearly me.