In the comments on New Family Member I hinted that:
As for more adoptions… certainly. In fact we’ll probably be picking up another very soon. While I was at the store today I signed Mrs. Jinksto and I up for a CCW course later this month. When she passes that I’m sure it won’t be long before I find her a suitable companion.
That was a bit of subterfuge on my part. I had no doubt that Mrs. Jinksto would pass the CCW class as she learns faster than I do (read “she’s smarter than the redneck”) and, honestly, she shoots handguns better than I do. In reality I was simply waiting for my yearly taxpayer funded financial industry mega bonus to hit the bank. Last night at 12:01 A.M. it landed and today after lunch I hit the gunshop with the second of my five permission slips in hand.
This evening my valentine received her first high powered handgun. It’s a P229R in .40 S&W. Just like mine with better night sights, an accessory rail and in a more accessible caliber.
Here’s the welcome home pictures:
The dang thing came with FOUR clips. Those are standard 12 round clips with an “extender” on them to make them hold 14 rounds. Loading them all takes 56 rounds… that’s more than a box. God help the idiot that kicks in a door when I’m not here.
After the Ooooing and Aaaahing was over we sat down to learn how to clean it (God I love the smell of cozmalene). Once cleaned and oiled we loaded her clips and went out into the latest round of snow for a quick few shots. It’s snowing like crazy so we only fired about 12 rounds at an old coffee can just for fun. The sights might need a bit of adjustment but we’ll get paper targets out in the next few days and find out for sure. Until then…