my main reason is to inspect and clean. + I like to know how stuff is put together and how it works. in the case something breaks out in the field, I just can't wait until I get home to inspect with aid of book, internet, or gunsmith. customization sure helps also.
I do the same. neighbor brought a Beretta over the other day for me to show him how to brake it down and I just went on and cleaned it while I was showing him how to take apart. it probably will come back when due for next cleaning. I don't mind though they are easy as well. It's all about the love of weapons to me.
just getting into the GSSF. Have not shot one of there matches, but want to soon. closest places are Pensacola,Fla. , Thibabdeaux, La. or Anniston, AL. none in MS yet. They need one here for sure.
Benifit of membership, CERTIFICATE for LEO pricing on 1 gun a year. save about $100 or more bucks.