After leaving the service I got married and kids soon followed, @riggershh6 was a no go at this station when it came to weapons in the house and we didnt live or work in anyplace that warranted the need (I was also broke most of the time) .
Over the last few years the kids have gone and the money situation improved. The neighbors were headed to the range and I joined in so buying my own handgun was on my mind. With COVID19 and the riots and unrest even my wife was at a point where I’d things go sideways we would prefer to be a bit more self reliant.
I picked up a Springfield Armory XDM Tactical Elite OSP since i had a chance to use the XDM and this one offered a 22 round mag capacity in 9mm and since I’m not getting any younger i liked the milling and plates available for fitting one of three top brands of red dot sites (still looking for which I’ll add)
I’m going to get into the new year and take the conceal carry class and at that point I think I may pickup the Springfiled Armory Hellcat which is essentially a small version that will be good for my wife to fire at the range and as a potential EDC firearm.