...the cash right out of my wallet! I have always preferred Colt 1911s and S&W revolvers to Glocks, and had probably allowed my mentor's prejudice against the Glock to color my judgement. I recently decided to add a polymer pistol as a CCW piece, so I rented a G19, a XD 9mm full size, a M&P 9, and a compact of each of the last two. True to my expectations, the G19 was not what I wanted. In fact, none of them were - so I decided to either get a 1911 in 9mm (very rare in CA) or (gulp!) learn to shoot something new. Seeing as I prefer 45acp for a carry, I rented a G30 - and proceeded to shoot it very, very well. I debated the 36, as they had both in stock at the same price - and went with the 30. This still left me without a 9mm plinker, and the LGS is having a heck of a time keeping up with demand. G4 Glocks are only available as SSE weapons, and G3 supplies are drying up, so I ordered a G34 from Bud's. To further add to the mix, my wife decided she ought to learn to safely shoot a handgun, and took to it like a duck to water. I thought she ought to have her own, and we shopped around a bit. She decided the Ruger LC9 was the gun, and didn't get to shoot one first. I bought her one, and by the third shot she was hurting. That nice skinny grip let the rather sharp corners contact several bones in her hand during recoil - rapidly taking the fun out of it. I rented her the same assortment I'd shot sans the 30, and the M&P 9C won the comfort battle, second only to the G19 in accuracy - just barely second. So I ordered one of those... So now I have a LC9 (still will be her carry gun) in the safe, a G34 due in at my transfer dealer Friday, a G30 all paid for at the LGS, and a M&P 9C on order. I will do paperwork first (30 days after the LC9) on the G34, and a month later on the G30. The LGS range rents me a G30 for free, so I can shoot it until I can get mine. The wife took the HSC test (100%) and will do the paper on the M&P, which will be her range gun. The G34 will be my range gun, shooting the much less expensive 9mm ammo. In three weeks, I spent more on handguns than in the previous 20 years - and they are all polymer framed, and two (so far!) are Glocks! I guess I'm over the hatred of polymer. So on our most recent trip to the range, my wife wanted to try a 1911. She only fired a magazine, but the last three overlapped each other, all in the bullseye... I don't think the 30 will fit her hand, so at least THAT'S safe!