Monday, May 19, 2008

Down To The Final 4...

...firearms qualifications at my job. Well that is the way it looks right now since I am planning on retiring in July 2009. I had figured January 2009, but financial concerns will have me staying on until July. If things do not change too much, and if it looks like our economy will hold its own so I can get another job after I retire from my career as a federal LEO, then today's firearms qualifications will be first of the final 4 I will enjoy as a shooter. I miss too the days when I was also an instructor, but those ended several years ago. Oh well, even if these come to an end, I am pretty sure I will be at the range on a fairly regular basis to keep my hand in it so to speak.

I guess being that close to retirement means it is time to start saving for the retirement carry piece. I am thinking of an HK of one model or another. Fifteen bucks a week sounds about right. I will have to start brown bagging my lunches, and saving my change.

All the best,
Glenn B

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

.... I tried the HK - actually, I had my heart set on it - but once it was in my hand, I baulked....... dropping a grand on a plastic-handled piece just seemed somehow unholy....

.... so I sprung for the Beretta Cougar in .45ACP instead...... it just felt so absolutely wonderful in my palm, I knew that it was meant for me....

Eric

... reconsider on the HP, friend...... just my two cents worth....

Glenn Bartley said...

I am not set on it yet. I am just considering an HK because I can get a deal on it through my office, I think for $750 if I remember right.

I'll check out the Berettas too. I love the Berettas I already own (currently 1 70S and 3 92 series models), but also think there is room for another brand of pistol in large caliber. Time, a few trips to the range where I can rent them, and my walet will tell.

All the best,
GB