Almost three years ago my firearms were stolen in a burglary and I have been gunless since (oh the shame of it). The pieces included a Ruger .22 pistol, and a Makarov 9×19 (extremely reliable Russian ripoff of the Walther PPK) along with a couple of rifles.
So, after hoarding pennies all this time I’m ready to start a new gun collection, and I’m heavily leaning toward this little number:
Did I hear someone whisper “mouse gun? Here’s the deal; Alaska, unlike most of the lesser, er, Lower 49 states that you poor saps occupy, has totally free concealed carry, for non-felons. No license needed (don’t take it into a bar, is all). We do have a CCW permit process that has reciprocity with 30-odd other states, but it’s not required.
I figure this little beauty, unlike a Colt 1911 .45 (a weapon that I love) can go anywhere with me in a wallet-type holster, no bulges, no discomfort, no problem. The .380 cartridge is adequate with a good bullet. And since I’ve been making do with a 3.5 inch-bladed fighting knife for the last three years, it’s definitely a step up.
I haven’t been following the firearms industry very closely for some time so if anyone has another suggestion, I’d like to hear about it.
UPDATE by John Doe
I am keeping my son’s gun for him while he is on tour. I just noticed that it is a Ruger LCP .380. I’ve never shot it but I had to take a picture of it and my new my daughter’s new mutt “Miley.”