OP ... yeah, it's your bday so if the money isn't an issue, go for it! Regarding the Ruger SRs ... I feel they are one of the most under appreciated handguns out there. I have an SR9 I shoot in competition and for whatever reason, I shoot it better than any other Glock I have. Rock solid reliability, accurate, great ergos. Has a safety, but set up to be optional use. Yes, has a magazine block so won't fire round if mag is out, but that's one youtube video and 90 seconds to remove it, fully reversible. Just throwing in my 2 cents.