I had registered last week as "gettingold" but was permanently in monitor mode and couldn't post. It turned out that the e-mail domain I'd used was in a black hole list.
So now I'm "GettingOld2".
I've been reading the boards. Learned some things.
A while back, I had an incident hiking with my wife. Long story short - we ended up back to back fending off two Dobermans and a Pittbull with our wooden staffs while they circled, snarled, snapped, and lunged for the 30 seconds it took for the owners to catch up and physically pull them off.
My wife still feels that "all's well that ends well", but I was rather disturbed by the potential for it to have turned out much worse.
Anyway, I've been looking into the ins and outs of a concealed carry. I actually have one now, but I've yet to purchase a weapon. The weapon I have in mind is one that I'm sure will generate comment:
Ruger SP 101 , 327 Magnum
Yes, the new one with the not yet available ammunition.