I was cruising through the handgun classifieds today and have to admit, it was depressing. Not only are there very few handguns for sale in WA but for some reason they ALL seem to be in Vancouver. Didn't even bother to look at rifles or shotguns. Even if there was something I wanted I just dread it would be 3 hours away and difficult to find a FFL close by to do the transfer. Sunday is typically my free day and many FFL dealers are simply closed. I'm beginning to really miss the days of buying, selling and trading pistols, long guns, ammo, reloading equipment and magazines with locals. We always have a chat before the exchange, share a few stories about the gun, swap good guys cards, ID and offer to write up a bill of sale. Even met a few guys that go to the same shooting range and exchanged phone numbers to meet up for a shooting day. Buying and selling has never been an unpleasant or sketchy experience for me. Quite the opposite in fact. I actually enjoyed it. Cruising the classifieds on payday, looking for a good deal. Sometimes I'd take a ferry over to Bremerton or take a nice Sunday drive up to Snohomish to meet someone. Often take the wife and dog along for the ride out in the country. See some sights, take a few pictures, stop for lunch at a mom and pop diner. Make a day out of it. Yeah, we still go out and do stuff on the weekend but it's just not the same. Gun shows are overcrowded and overpriced. Selection at pawn shops is simply abysmal and I have yet to find a local gun shop with a good selection of reasonably priced used guns. Coming home with a beautiful deep blue Blackhawk .45 convertible with handmade stag grips or a nice stack of fresh $20 bills sure was gratifying. Just missing the good 'ol days I guess.