I purchased my first gun today. Springfield XD 4" 9mm. Just waiting for the 3 day cooling off period to go pick it up(even though I already cooled off for 2 months while waiting for my FOID, 12 months waiting for my settlement check, and another 4 months waiting for the wife's FOID).
I wanted to thank everyone on here for all of the information during the past year, and I'll post pics and a range report when I can finally take it to the range and take pictures of it!
That was a very wise choice for a gun, let alone the first one. I've got a FOID Escort. LOL
Not only for the gun, but for enduring such a long process.
COngrats on your first baby...
Congrats! I remember the FOID card days....
Great persistence. I loved my 4" XD (.40 S&W). I was sad to part with it but I REALLY needed the money at the time. One of the best fitting/performing guns on the plastic fantastic market. Kudos.
I definitely do not miss those days. I have a similar card nowadays that actually lets me carry a firearm in public! What a concept!