A friend from work just bought his first handgun yesterday. We had talked about it in the last week or two. He seemed like he wanted to get one but just wasn't sure.
He asked about different types and I had told him that a good gun for the money might be the Stoeger Cougar.
Well, he is on vacation this week and yesterday I got several text messages asking about the gun again and what caliber I would suggest for a beginner, either 9mm or .40. I suggested 9mm, and I had the feeling he was either looking at them online or was actually at a gun shop.
He called me later in the day and told me he had bought one, a 9mm for $375.00 and was at home with it now.
He's pretty proud and happy he has his first one but he hasn't worked up the nerve to tell his wife yet. I keep telling him, stop being whipped but he hasn't taken that advice yet.
We are planning on going to the range either this weekend or next. He wants to learn to shoot it well and then he wants his carry permit. I'm happy for him and I am looking forward to getting to shoot the Cougar too. I still think I want one too.
I'll let you guys know how it goes.