Firearms mean different things to different people. For many owners, they are tools for hunting or instruments of target sports. For others, they are family heirlooms that can be passed down for generations. Others purchase firearms for protection and peace-of-mind.
Whatever the motivation for purchasing or owning a firearm, they should be viewed as an investment. Many are also appreciating assets. Thinking about firearms as "shooting investments" is an excellent way to enjoy your hobby and diversify your investment portfolio.