So we got the refund the day before Valentine's Day, but between an odd new work schedule and the ex only randomly picking the kids up for visitation, we hadn't had a chance to really go and look around.
After lunch today, I suggested a quick trip to Bass Pro Shops. The last time I was there, the day we got the refund actually, they had next to nothing (and I was waiting on my driver's license renewal anyhow). Today was much better. After looking at a case full of .22s--including an adorable little compact 1911--I wandered over to the next case and there, in the midst of a butt-ton of overpriced Tauruses, I saw this:
And I saw the price tag, which was barely south of $400. So I snatched a ticket and a salesperson and grabbed that sucker 'fore it could get away. (I'm guessing they had only just gotten it in, because the clerk initially looked at me like I was crazy when I said I wanted to look at the Ruger P95.)
I have officially joined the ranks of the first time gun buyers. I found the 4473 process to be interesting (I did not expect it to be computerized, but that makes a lot of sense, and I noticed they had an extra table set up for them, though it wasn't in use today), if quizzical. I mean, I can sort of understand the desire to gather demographic information. What I don't understand is the fact that the form asked for my height and weight and no other physical identifiers. I mean, this is San Antonio. There are a lot of 5'5" two hundred-mumble pounds women in this city. Maybe it's a lie detector? If I'd tried to pass myself off as 175 pounds, maybe that would have raised a red flag. I dunno, but I found it odd.
So far, by the way, I have yet to become enraged over a parking space, but maybe that requires a CHL.
By the by, we wouldn't have been able to buy this without the