...so, I ordered myself a present as I was pretty sure that other than the two pictures my wife sent me of Ryan John, my grandson, no one (except maybe my son) would get me anything. The present I ordered myself was delivered to my local FFL dealer today - a brace of Glock 19' GEN3 pistols. They have consecutive serial numbers. I now own three pairs of guns with consecutive serial numbers- these Glock 19s, two Beretta 92FS pistols and a set of two Colt Lord Deringer (sic) single shot derringers. Of course, this means I will have to be going to the range soon because I intend to carry at least one of these Glock 19s as my primary weapon and probably will store the other as a spare. Then again I sometimes may carry it as a back-up; although, I'd likely carry my Glock 26 for that purpose and keep the other 19 as a spare.
This purchase and some other recent gun and silver/gold bullion purchases have eaten a large chunk of change out of my savings account but I figure it this way - I can't take it with me and may as well enjoy it now especially after having a stroke back on 9/11 of this year. Even if I spend every penny of my rather meager retirement savings, and they are indeed meager (I was not wise in how I saved), I have a decent amount of life insurance for my daughter & son and it amounts to substantially much more than I ever got from anyone; more than enough to make them happy I am sure. They are set at least until I can no longer afford the insurance and I am paying out of my arse for it right now.
As it turns out, I still have a Glock 19 GEN5, new in the box, never fired (well maybe they test fired it at Glock but not fired since I purchased it at the gun shop). I need to sell it. Hopefully, I can sell that in person here in TX at a gun show or such without having to resort to GunBroker and an online sale for which I will have to ship it, that is becoming a pain in the arse.
Anyway, I am happy to have treated myself to the Glock 19s. The two main types of carry pistols I have liked the most over the years have been my Beretta 92 series pistols (models 92FS & 92 SB) and my Glock 9mms (models 19 & 26). Happy birthday to me whenever it came or comes. Damn, am I another year older!!!!!!!!
All the best,