I thought it would only be fair for me to buy a new gun. Fair deal, right guys? So I picked up this minty S&W 4506. The 4506 is one of those guns I've been wanting for quite some time. I just never got around to it. A stainless steel slide and frame, this gun is built like a tank. The double action on the pistol is the best of any of my 3rd generation S&W's. It also came complete with two of those evil eight round magazines. It looks like my Beretta 8045 will have some competition. Up until now it has been my favorite .45. The 2nd .45 ACP 3rd generation S&W I've picked up in a week. The other was my CS45. I started the year off with a Ruger Super Blackhawk. Not a bad start despite the trouble brewing. Until things improve I'll keep writing letters and attending these.