Went out gun shopping today for round 1 of find-what-fits-my-hand-and-feels-good, this afternoon. (first try at typing this sentance, I typed “Went out fun shopping…”) We hit up Manchester Firing Line and State Line Gun Shop. There were a few that felt right, and I’d like to try shooting, and many many others that just plain didn’t fit. Top contenders right now in terms of what felt right are mostly Sig Sauers (P226, P229, P239, P220), with a Baretta (92FS) and a S&W (908.5) as close seconds. There was also a CZ and a Tarus I liked, but seeing as they’re not on the list, they’re not going to happen in MA.
Also had a couple revolvers that fit very well, too. Best fit hands down was from a little S&W model 60. It seems their revolver J-frame fits well. Also really liked the Ruger Security Six, which is not surprising because I liked JayG’s Security Six a whole lot.
At this point it looks like we’ll probably end up getting a Sig and a revolver for now, and putting off the 1911 for Bill until we’ve escaped from this crazy state and he can actually get his hands on a colt 1911 for a reasonable amount of money instade of the insane MA prices.