I hate shopping for a handgun. Real thread here.
Yes I mean the title. I'm absolutely despising shopping for a handgun. I figured first it would be my birthday present to myself, then I figured it would be my Christmas present to myself, now it's my New Years Resolution.
Just who the hell first decided it was a good idea to start building handguns that started out in one caliber, like the Taurus Pt92, and then make them in another (PT100, the .40 PT92)? Whoever he was he needs to be dropped in the middle of Nebraska because it's absolutely freezing there right now and it would ruin his thought processes.
I started out looking for a 9mm. Preferably something with fifteen round magazines, made from all metal, and a full-size pistol (5 inch barrel). Then along came the XD(M) in 9mm, so I thought, "plastics are okay! They make condoms out of the same stuff right? And those have saved me from trouble more than once." Then I found what I had considered a relic of the past, and to top it off it was going for nothing. I found a man selling a Sistema Colt pistol for just $300. So I widened my search, and after finding out that .45 ACP is nearly a dollar a cartridge depending on which store you walk into I went back to 9mm. By now the Taurus PT92 AND XD(M) I had been looking at were sold.
Just today I found a S&W M&P in 9mm, a Beretta CX4 in 9mm, and they were both $400. Right, this means I'm buying a 9mm you think? Wrong, because I went to the MVACA show today to find a Hungarian knock-off of the Browning Hi-Power for just $300 (LNIB!), and then an RIA 1911 in .45 for only $380! One ammunition seller their had target .45 ACP from Winchest for $25 a box of 100!
DAMNIT ALL TO HELL! :smt076 :smt076 :smt076 /end rant.