After ages at the local club trying to figure it all out, and taking the wife for auditions....bought a gun.
Had to find one that's legal in Cali and Nevada (Nevada is not the problem, let me assure you.) It/they is/are going to be the Beretta PX4 Storm (midsize, or "compact," but not the little one) for our 9mm and a Kimber Custom TLR RL II with a rail for the .45.
I just know once we start using one gun every time, my wife is going to leave me in the dirt at accuracy....she's as good as I am now and her technique is perfect. She is really a fine shooter.
I'm "quicker" going zero-sixty for accuracy with a strange gun and then as the night wears on, she catches me and is right at that center red at the end(or green, we like the "Shoot N C" targets.) For her last magazine, she can keep a 3 1/2 inch spread at 85 feet.
I get teased because, and I hadn't noticed, I shoot standing on one leg with the other leg kind of in that "chill out" across the other foot position and keep my arms causally bent.
I'm gonna work on that.
I was chatting with a buddy who is a stat guy and he told me that Nevada sold over a thousand rounds of ammo per person this past year....obviously alot of out of town buyers....but that's a ass load of ammo! (And for you Obama haters, he has been responsible for the largest surge in ammo and gun sales, ever! So shut up that Obama isn't good for the gun industry. They should contribute to his re-election campaign like crazy.)
Bought the Kimber in Cali because they are so hard to find with rails, in a bit of an ironic twist.
Also, in Californistan, they are trying to limit ammo sales to 50 rounds max per person per month. This seems draconian, as even the public target shooting competitions require about 300 shots in a weekend, let alone practice time.
I shoot 100-150 rounds per week, so it may take a little fun out of Tuesday nights getting to use only 12.5 rounds per week. (Reloading should blossom now, for sure.)
So, still a liberal, but now I guess I'm a Texas liberal!