In my short three months here I have gone a little crazy. My first purchase was a couple of Del Fati belts from Dangerous Brian and the gates didn't give, they were opened wide by the guy manning them. The Baer on bottom was my first firearm purchase here. I missed a beautiful ACW because I was "thinking". I was nearly heartbroken and decided that I would jump when it was time and not allow that to happen again. @lazeration8 posted the Baer for a great price and I jumped quick. I don't think it would have lasted an hour if I didn't grab it. Great guy, great seller and a great gun. Next up was the DW V-Bob that @theolog had on the classifieds. The clincher for me was the serial number. My son will be 18 on 9/16 and the serial is 169(16/9 isn't TOO much of a stretch, is it?). He is a fine young man, owns and maintains his own firearms already and will have his name and family nickname engraved on it before September. I have nothing but good things to say about him as well. Third was the GI NN hard chrome. This was part of the collection that includes the recent revolvers and Hi Powers Wichita Gun Club is selling. I was watching three guns while waiting for the rest to be posted. There was confusion and I was waiting for guns that weren't going to be posted. All three that I had my eye on sold. Ryan @WGC sent me a private message, unsolicited, to explain what happened and apologize even though he owed me nothing. I was impressed, honestly. Twenty minutes later the buyer backed out and I did not hesitate. Ironically, I think I'll be putting that one up on the classifieds myself. A wise man told me "GI makes nice guns, for someone else.". I cannot explain, it is a stunning firearm and in amazing condition. The trigger is remarkable and yet it does not tickle me as the others do. Finally, our dear @TheCollector wanted to part with his Benchmark Precision Commander. I had never waded into the full custom waters, but I knew I was headed that way. We worked out a deal that was suitable for us both and I picked it up yesterday. I'm not sure how many owners it's gone through, but the "unfired" bit will last another few hours. I am very impressed with every little detail and BP is on my list for those I would like to have build my first custom from the ground up. My youngest dog took a turn for the worse in what turned out to be a bladder cancer diagnosis while we were in the middle of our deal and Buster proved himself a passable therapist, not to mention an absolute gentleman. @WHDS Camo sold me a set of SK Mammoth Ivory grips that pleased me and @il duce a backpack that is headed this way now. I am free to be open and honest here. I am able to ask and answer questions freely. I am simply who I am and this forum allows it and celebrates it, even when it is at odds with the opinions or points of view of other members. I do not take debate personally and it is liberating. I am happy here and have found many of what I call "my people". Thanks for having me and I can't wait for what's next, whatever that even means.