Hello everyone, Until recently I have not owned a gun as an adult, although we had plenty in the house when I was a kid and I was always a pretty good shot. I've now been reintroduced to firearms through a 100% guaranteed formula for getting someone interested. It worked on me a couple months ago, as practiced by a friend who is a detective for a state patrol. Step 1 - Take them to the range, set up some bad guy targets, and some timed trials, and let them shoot a variety of guns. We shot the Glock 21, the nasty little snubnose .38 special, a Beretta 92F, a SIG P226, and an M4 (yup, I got to shoot the machine gun). Step 2 - Ask them which pistol they liked shooting the best. Me: "Well, I thought I'd like the Glock because it's what everyone talks about in the movies, but it was just okay. The .38 special isn't fun at all, but I can see it's purpose. The Beretta was ok, but hmmm, I think I like the SIG the best." Step 3 - Give them their favorite No kidding! He gave me the SIG! Now my wife (who might be a hoplophobe) thinks I've gone nuts, as I've applied for my CPL, am constantly asking her if she will check Walmart for ammo, and can be found several evenings a week dry firing in the basement. Anyway, I'm glad to come aboard and learn and share. I doubt there are too many folks in my neck of the woods, but if you are, give me a shout.