For me, the issue of "personal" is a matter of which gun I create memories with. I make more memories hunting than I do at a range, and since I use long guns for hunting, I have a more personal view of them.
Also, on average, long guns tend to be more customizable than handguns in terms of adding optics, stocks, slings, rails, etc. This is especially true of ARs, 10/22s, and some shotguns. So I don't know if that makes them more personal, but it does mean they can be more personalized.
Last edited by idek; October 1, 2012 at 05:22 PM.