Hello crowd. This is freeonfreak from Dallas, TX. I'm a proud Marlin owner. I'm a young guy so I've only owned two Marlins in my life but have fired many different models. I recently sold my 917VS to fund another project. Then my wish came true. I found a Marlin Camp 9 carbine that was in great condition. I just purchased the Camp 9 on Thursday morning and already fire approx 450 rds. The reason I really wanted one is because my dad had one when I was kid and always let me shoot it at the open range in the mountains in California. However, the laws changed and prohibited us from shooting in public land. So, here I am......keeping the tradition.