Before I get on to today’s topic, figured I’d follow up the last post with another dream that I had last night. Not gonna bore you with the entire contents, but the method of near-death last night was bubble gum. 🤨 Not sure why I was chewing gum in the first place, but I had put too many pieces in my mouth when I began to chew… and then on top of that, it began expanding in my mouth and down into my throat like spray-foam insulation. 😳 The kind that comes out of the can as a gooey spray but expands and hardens into a solid mass. I was barely able to dig it out of my mouth with my index finger, allowing myself to get a breath again.
But over the holiday weekend I was browsing the area gun shops online, and I found one place in Newark that said they had a carbon / black SCCY CPX-2 in stock, in store – so I crossed my fingers, placed the order, and waited for the call to let me know I could pick it up. Now, with affordable / popular caliber guns and ammo being sold out almost everywhere right now, I wasn’t gonna hold my breath that the sale would go through until I had it in my hands – but they called Tuesday afternoon to let me know I could grab it whenever. 😊
And yeah, I do already have a .380 acp with one box of ammo, but not only is that caliber even harder to find right now, but it’s always been more expensive. So when I came across a deal on 9mm rounds, I went ahead and grabbed them with the intention of getting rid of the 380 and buying a new 9mm… whether in pistol form or the interesting Hi-Point TS995 carbine. 🤔🤷🏻♂️ It just so happened the handgun was the first to become available in the area, and the d00d at the shop even said it was the only one they had gotten in that particular shipment. 😋 Guess I checked at just the right time.
Folks are saying that gun owners should have multiples, in varying calibers, so you have a better chance of finding at least some rounds that will fit one of your guns… but for my purposes, as long as I have enough to get in some decent practice with this new one, and then enough left over to where it feels like it’s “enough” for any bad news that might show up at my house, that’s good enough for me. 😟🤷🏻♂️ And since the CPX-2 is compact, double action only, internal hammer, with a long, heavy trigger pull – should I ever decide to get my concealed permit, this one is much more suited for it than the other one I’ve got.
I wasn’t even sure I was gonna do anything when I woke up yesterday, but then I decided that I had enough energy to go visit some friends in Columbus. 🙂🤞🏻 But after a short time there I got the call, leading to me driving back home, then up to Newark to grab the gun and some extras, followed by taking “the scenic route” back home. I figured I may as well check out the familiar sights (from back when we lived in that area) since I had to be out anyway. I’m not gonna get into my twitchiness again right now, but for me… going from “home alone” day after day, to dealing with traffic, humans, extra aches and pains from all the driving and moving around – I was pretty whupped by time I got home and settled in. 😐 My brain was still happy and kinda wired though (from the events of the day) which contributed to my 4a sack-out time. 🙄😞
Another of my friends stopped by in the early evening, having some time to kill before she had to pick up her kid from band practice, so I met her in the driveway to chit chat and show her my new goodies. 😏 Her hubby has a couple of long guns, but they are both interested in getting a pistol… so in the same day that I got my new one, I also got a solid backup as to where my old one might be going soon. 😎👍🏻
I know that guns can tend to make some people nervous, but obviously none of us are looking for trouble just because we own them. (Although we certainly want to be prepared if trouble comes looking for us.) And with my left shoulder being screwy due to my injury / surgery from years ago, it’s not even like target shooting would be fun. If anything, having a physical handicap is even more reason that a person might want to have a gun as extra protection. 😳 But I need to put in some practice time and make sure I’m confident with how everything will go, not only with the gun – but with the way my shoulder will react to firing it. But with it being pretty much even money once I get rid of my old one, I’m happy with how things went yesterday. 🙂