SayUncle admits to some of his past derpitude. This is a good exercise I think, because when we all first got into this, we probably did a lot of derpy things. I am no exception. Let me admit to mine:
- I first got my License to Carry in 2002. At the time, I was looking to buy a Walther PPK/S. I let a gun store clerk talk me into a Bersa Thunder .380.
- The first time I carried the Bersa outside the house, it was in an Uncle Mike’s sausage sack in the small of the back, loaded with Hydra-shoks. That’s just what I had. A few months later,Â I bought a Glock 19 (same one I still carry today) and a decent holster and stopped carrying the Bersa, which later broke.
- When I first started buying guns, my criteria was basically whether it looked like something the politicians would like to ban soon. Among my early purchases were a Hi-Point 9mm carbine (which I do still occasionally shoot, but they are basically made from pot metal and noticeably destroy themselves as you shoot them), and a CM-11 carbine (which never reliably fired more than 40 shots).
- Like Uncle, I also had an AR with a scope mounted on the carry handle.
- I own an AR-15 in 6.8 Remington SPC.
These days I’m not really buying guns, both for lack of time and money. I’m more interested in historical collecting these days anyway. On my current WANT list is a decent Krag-Jorgensen, and a Trap Door Springfield. I try to avoid gun shows these days, because I will occasionally see a decent specimen of these and get very tempted to spend money I shouldn’t. The Derp has not completely left me, however. I still have an irrational desire for a Kriss Vector.