Mistake number 1 - Going to Cabela's this weekend. Big sales going on. Hundreds of people. Tons of workers behind gun area. Mistake number 2 - Wanted to see a Stoeger that was on sale for jollies so took a number. I believe that it had rolled over 4 times and at the time they were serving 61, I got a ticket for 83. Said to myself, "this is ridiculous, I'll give this 15 minutes and leave" Mistake number 3 - Everybody ahead of me was seemingly eyeballing something else and winding up with a Smith Wesson 22A 22LR that was on-sale for $199. I began wondering what the heck was going on. Must have sold about 8 while I was waiting. Started getting hyped up to see what was going on with this. Then all of a sudden, about 7 or 9 numbers ahead of me are called and no one answers. What's up? My number's next. See the sales guy that I love to talk to (has over 200 pistols, rifles, etc.) and he's the one who calls my number. I'm thinking that this is cool, will get a chance to talk to more of a friend than a sales guy and get his straight opinion. We start talking about the gun and he convinces me that for the money, its a great deal. I picked it up and dry fired it a few times. Very nice overall feel and really, really surprising trigger feel. I wind up buying one. What the heck I keep telling myself. Made me feel good. Now have a cheapo plinker that I feel I can beat on, drop, etc. My much nicer 22LR's now have a beater and they are safe. Took it out to the range today. Just wanted to plink away. SURPRISE!! The darn thing shoots great! It shot all the bulk carp that I put in it and shot it very well. Put the thing on a sandbag that I brought and shot. Excellent...... Gentlemen, ladies, kids......... terrific pistol. Highly recommend one. Honestly shoots better than I can.