Mine was when i started a family. I grew up around guns, and onboard ship in the navy worked extensivly in the armory. So i had familiarity with handguns, and how to use them. I never really had an experience that pushed me to own one though. In September of 2007 i got married after 2 years of dating. Shortly after my wife was pregnant. I now felt that I had a responsibility to my family. I bought a remington 870 for the house, and the wife bought me a G21 for myself. This summer i bought a G23 to carry, as i am away from home alot, and I now leave the 21 at home with the wife. She knows how to strip it and clean, load it, and can shoot a small enough circle that i trust her to drop someone that gets passed my rottie.
G21 - The faithful range companion #0745
G23 - The faithful concealed companion