I'm kinda excited about the new purchase.
Well I am excited about any new toy, but this one is different. And I think I am waiting in pleasant anticipation BECAUSE it is a .22.
Sure a new 1911 is fun. It is a serious gun. It can have a VERY serious purpose, related to combat and defense. A bolt action .30-06 the same. But a .22? It's for inexpensive practice and target competition and plinking. It's just very fun. There is some serious purpose to it, but the balance leans toward fun. You can have fun with the bigger brothers, yes, but for sheer volume and quantity of fun, nothing beats ALL you get out of shooting dollar with a .22.
You know, even non gunnies or anti-gun types, at least SOME of them, would recognize a big honking expensive .22 revolver as something people have fun with, for the most part, vis something people intend to do evil with. You could buy a couple Glocks for what you'd pay for a S&W 617.
And if I were rich, and cost considerations for ammo were of no consequence for me, I'd STILL lean toward .22 for smiley times. I wonder why that is?
HOPEFULLY pick it up tomorrow.