I went to another large gun show this morning - in Houston. The ones there are pretty big, and the prices are pretty good too. It's nice to be able to get your hands on dozens of guns in 1 place, and you don't have to keep asking someone behind a counter to let ya see this, or that, or the other. You can just grab and pick up anything ya see... Anyway, I did the math a week or so ago... Since I bought my first gun in 1993, I've owned 45 different handguns over the years. I have a wife who hates guns, and I usually always want "something else," so I generally have to sell something to buy something (not always, but sometimes). And, sometimes I just ended up not liking something after shooting it a few times... Right now, I have a 12 guns. Anyway, over the years, I've owned pretty much everything... Sig and CZ are really the only 2 mainstream brands that I haven't owned because they never interested me. There were a couple of handguns that were on my "to buy list" - and I had planned to contemplate getting them sometime in the next year - but I eliminated them today... One was the Stoeger Cougar in 45... I have rather small hands, and while the 9mm one fits my hands perfectly - the 45 version of the Cougar has a larger grip. I already had that issue when I first had a 9mm HK USPc, and then when I got the USPc in 45, it pushed the edge of what I found comfortable. I don't care to do that again... Anyway, I also handled dozens of 1911s today...The new Remington 1911 is probably my fav of the lower end mil spec 1911s. But, I find myself missing an extended thumb safety and beavertail grip safety too much to bring myself to buy a GI type 1911. Funny how I was content to own one in the 1990s - but now that I have a Custom Shop Springfield and an Ed Brown Special Forces, I'm spoiled... I don't want to sound like a gun snob, but after handling many colts, standard model Springfields, a few S&W's 1911s and several Kimbers - I just found something I didn't like about each one of them... As many here know, I have the Beretta 92 bug - and I now have five 92 variants. I have plans to buy 1 or 2 more soon too... At this point, after going thru so many guns for various reasons, the grip of the 92 with Hogue grip panels is my favorite gun... And, for 1911s, I think that after previously looking at many Nighthawks, Les Baers, Dan Wessons, Springfields, Kimbers, etc... The only one I really, really like enough to buy in the future is Ed brown... So, I think I see myself buying a few more Berettas and maybe another Ed Brown down the line... Then maybe... maybe, I can stop my eternal quest of lusting after the "next gun." I'm getting rather tired of that, but I can't seem to bring myself to stop... I've been content a couple of times, and thought I'd stop... But after a month or so, I inevitably find something else I want... But, those are the only 2 brands/model of guns that interest me now... Wanna kill these ads? We can help!