My folks had a small collection of guns. Some from her parents and grand parents. A few they purchased.
Then there were the "legend guns". Family guns going back generations that others had seen and may be even shot but long gone now.
They counted ammo for all those guns not by the box, but by the season. 3 or 4 rounds for deer season. May be 1/2 a box of shotgun shells in the Fall and if we were lucky a box or two of 22 shells to shoot up every year.
Fast forward to me. For years I shot several thousand rounds a year for competition and pleasure. Some times as much as 25K rounds in a year. There was a time having one handgun was a luxury. Then a 2nd used as a spare, even more of a luxury. And barely affordable.
Now I have to look at the current printed inventory to keep track of what I have. Some are still unfired. Many of them simply investments to be sold later at a profit. Intentionally part of my 401K.
I have a few guns. But nothing compared to what some of the regulars here have stashed away.
I don't buy guns I don't like. I also don't find the need any more to shoot every gun I own. I get as much pleasure, at times, just staring at them on display. All the while letting my mind wander to where they have been, why they were made or who used them, as me shooting them.
If I were to guess, it would be the vast majority of guns in American seldom get shot. Lots of reasons to own a gun. Not all of them involve shooting.
Curious as what other here think.