Ok, so I have Ruger 10/22. In and of itself is not special. What is special is that it was modified (SS Bull barrel, trigger and a custom finished Fajin thumbhole stock) for my 13th birthday by my late Father. Anyways the thumbhole stock is just about too small for my meat hooks nowadays and I would not be able to use gloves with it currently at all. So, ammo is expensive nowadays and I had been considering a newer used .22 rifle or pistol. Previously I had put the 10/22 into a sort of sacrosanct "holding pattern" to, ya know, save for my own children. So here's my issue...should I keep the 10/22 saved for my future kids intact as it is and save up and search for a modern .22 pistol or maybe another 10/22 or perhaps remove the stock and put the stock into long term storage and install another stock on it and use it?