I am experiencing a bit of shooting ADD and starting to think about what project I want to tackle after making master class with my 96D. I could stick with Beretta and run a PX4 45 in CDP (since it is the only 45 Beretta makes that I know if), or move away from semi auto's and start shooting a revolver exclusively?
The revolver idea is more in line with my original plan of trying different platforms. I have always been intrigued by, but never seriously ran a revolver before. I had a S&W 637 that was an EDC gun for a while, and I was pretty decent with it but that was before I considered myself to be moderately serious about shooting. I didn't even really keep records of my shooting then, it was just about having fun. The thought of shooting competitively as a hobby had not even crossed my mind. I have definitely matured as a shooter from those days. Would like to see how it would stack up against a semi auto.
The revolver idea is also cheaper. I can find .38 special suitable for matches a lot cheaper than I can find .45 ACP, and a local gun shop has some good deals on used revolvers. The down side, part of this project means carrying the gun as an EDC while being used. I am fairly confident I can conceal the gun, but the reason I dumped the 637 was because I didn't like having such a small payload of ammunition in the gun. I doubt adding one round is going to really make me feel much better. After shooting the 96D for a while I should be pretty accustomed to a DA trigger though and I could even make a run at a FAST coin with a revolver. That would be fun...and probably never happen.
The PX4 interest me because there doesn't seem to be much information on it from people who run guns moderately hard. I wouldn't put myself in that same category, but I could at least run several thousand rounds through the gun over the course of a year or so, which seems to be more than most other people are doing. I think if I went with the PX4 I would run it for at least 10k rounds, maybe 20k if I can dig up the funds to run 45 ACP that long. If someone wants to drop a truck load of free 45 ammo on my door step I promise to run it all through a PX4.
So those are the options once I make master class with the 96D. I posted a poll over to the left for people to vote. Let me know what you think.