I've been in the market for a handgun since Hubs deployed in 2005. I've not been actively looking, mind you, but I knew that the Glock we have is NOT made for me. Too bulky, doesn't fit my hand, and too stiff to make it useful.
Today, Hubs decided we should go to the gun show and poke around. We found a couple contenders and then I picked up the Ruger SP 101. It fit in my hand perfectly. The gun dealer actually suggested trying it and told me that Monday, he'll be receiving a shipment in which this model with a longer barrel will be included. I think we'll probably be heading to the gun dealer's next weekend. I wanted to wait to purchase for a couple reasons: 1) I think the longer barrel will be better and 2) I wanted to check out this particular firearm on-line to see if the price offered was decent. I'm hoping because the dealer actually suggest we wait and purchase the gun that's being shipped, he'll give us the show price when we go to the store.
This is the first gun show I've been to ever. I noticed a couple things.
First, there are some totally weird people that shop at gun shows. Second, there are some totally weird people who sell things at gun shows. Third, there are some really LARGE people who sell things at gun shows.
Also, there are some folks who, should the federal marshals have set up shop on the road to run plates, would like have found themselves in violation the felony firearms statute. Yikes.
It was a successful visit to the show, even if we didn't purchase this time.
Apparently, girls and guns are pretty hot. The leering no-teeths made me a little self-conscious, but Hubs adoration was nice.
So, I guess I know what I'm getting for Christmas.