I grew up shooting mostly 1911 Colts because that's what my father liked and I had an endless supply to free reloaded ammo. Well dad moved away from the SF Bay Area a year ago and I've been itching to pick up something to call my own. I've been on the hunt for a CZ 75 but they are so hard to get here in the bay area and by the time you add the dealer mark up, we're talking about adding a few hundred bucks on to the price. I tried the Sig 226 and liked the way it shot but I hate the slide release on it. I had some time to kill waiting to pick the kids up from school and stopped in the local gun store and I was talking to the guy behind the counter. He pulled out a bunch of 9mm's and we went through what I liked and didn't and what my price range was. Then he said "try this" and he pulled out the 2022. I pulled out my card and filled out the background check forms.
Then, I just had to figure out how to tell my wife. She's not wild about guns.
I DREADED it for two days but then broke the news to her. "Are you F-ing serious, what in the hell?... is this something I can shoot to?"
Now, I just need to wait the remainder of my "cooling off days" until I can have some fun.