With all the crappy news about ANTIFA and BLM becoming more and more aggressive, I realized I hadn’t really taken a good look at my long guns in quite some time, other than to recharge their desiccant containers, as compared to my handguns, which I handle fairly often, so I made a point to do it today. I found the Red Dot optic on my AR with dead batteries and I had no spares, they’ve been ordered. The finger pad switch on a 9MM Carbine had detached, so I fashioned new Velcro to fix it up. I have a Rock Island Semi-Auto 12 Gauge Tactical shotgun that I bought a couple of years ago, I realized I’ve never actually shot it, but I had outfitted it with a front white light and a Red Dot optic. After fiddling around with it, I decided to remove the Optic and reinstall the iron sights because with my need to wear glasses, I feel that in a night situation and under stress I’d do better with old fashioned sights. I may do the same with my AR because the fact is, I think for me personally now at this stage of life, I might need to undergo some extensive training to tactically shoot with an optic and I don’t see that happening. On the flipside to that, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that in the near future I may find myself keeping any or all of these and others close at hand depending on the worsening situation of our society. I hope I don’t have to, but if I do, I want to know they fit my needs. Until temperatures here drop below those of the surface of the sun, I might have to find out how I like the Rock Island Tactical shotgun during real time events…. Wish me luck, I’m sure I’ll need it!