By way of Cowboy Blob, we learn that your income tax check should be used to purchase a gun.
I was down in the Metroplex area and decided to pop into a large outdoorsy-type store with a fairly nice selection of Things That Go Bang.
Unfortunately, none of which were from the Czech Republic.
How-some-ever, as I was browsing the counter, a lonely FN FNP-40 made Big Puppy Eyes at me.
I successfully fought my wallet back into my pocket, but as I was walking through the rest of the store, I remembered that I don't have anything in .40 -- probably because the 9X19mm has worked rather well for me the past couple of decades.
None-the-less, certain folks (whose initials are Matt G) tend to get kind of a gob-smacked expression on their faces upon seeing Your Humble Scribe carrying a 9mm and start hinting heavily that something in a calibre beginning with a "4" might not be amiss.
And none of the pistols currently in my gun safe have a tac rail. Maybe sometime, somewhere, I'll have a need to mount a laser, light, bayonet, or grenade launcher to my pistol -- and where would I be?
It is used, but it has a nice DA pull, and the SA feels like silk over glass. I'm guessing that the previous owner either dry-fired the spam out of it, or had some kind of trigger job done to it.
It is a bit larger than the compact/semi-compact pistols I tend to favour, but not overly so. It has a solid, workmanlike feel to it -- this isn't a play-pretty, or safe-queen -- this pistol was designed for self-defence and conveys that with confidence.
It'll do nicely for BAG Day.