There is very little in the way of luxury a man may buy for himself, unless he fancies yachts, foppish jewelry, a redundancy of automobiles, or a stable of lady friends. A battery of good weapons has a decided advantage over both women and yachts; the initial payment is less, they don´t need so much constant care, don´t fall out of fashion so fast and have a definitely more dependable trade-in value. This I keep telling myself every time I succumb to another fancy piece of weaponry and hate myself in the morning. But the way I see it, a man can´t have too many guns.
- Robert Ruark, Playboy Magazine 1962