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Terry L. Jones

Owner/Operator Hilltop Farms

Brush Valley, PA

Who or what got you into shooting?

My stepfather

Do you shoot handguns, shotguns, rifles or all of the above?


Why are you involved with the NRA or how do you support their efforts?

Fighting the current trend in legislation is so important.

Tell us about the first gun you owned or your favorite gun.

My favorite handgun is a Smith & Wesson 38, favorite hunting rifle is a 270 Ruger.

What's your current go-to gun?

38 Smith & Wesson

What's your favorite shooting range or place to hunt?

My farms

I own a gun because:

For protection....carrying a gun gives me the self confidence to handle any situation. And for fun.

Tell us the best (or worst) gun advice you've ever been given.

If you have to use your gun don't stop shooting until the gun is empty.

What would be your recommendation for best entry-level gun?

38 revolver

Your ideal shopping trip: the mall or an outdoor outfitter?

Outdoor outfitter

What do you think is the best home defense — firing or fleeing?

Firing...I'll always stand my ground and go down fighting if necessary.

What's your favorite holiday? Why?

First day of buck season

What do you do to relax and unwind — watch TV, listen to music, go to movies, catch a game, exercise, something else?

Ride my horses

Your greatest accomplishment?

My farms and my horses