I just wanted to thank you guys for giving me something new to 'argue' with the wife about.....the number of firearms and the amount of ammo we own. My wife is in the Air Force and we both grew up in Oklahoma, so firearms were something we both appreciated, but we never owned as adults. Two months ago our car was stolen. While a firearm would not have helped in that situation, it reinforced the fact that the single most important job of a husband is to protect his family, and that I was doing a poor job by being unarmed. :banghead: The next day I bought a Mossberg 500. My wife applied for her concealed carry permit a week or so later (her being in the Air Force qualifies her; I will as soon as I go through the proper training). Since then, I found this wonderful site. It was helpful in picking out her concealed carry weapon (Beretta PX4 SC). However, it has caused some problems. The day I bought my shotgun, I knew it would not be my last firearm. I knew that as with all tools you need the right firearm for the job. A shotgun, rifle, and handgun was my plan. You guys have pushed me far beyond owning a firearm as a 'need' and well into a 'want.' I was happy with a concealed carry Beretta, but threads like this one: Sexy 1911's...post your pics! Have made me lust after an old fashion colt with ivory grips. I had been content with a nice bolt action hunting rifle, but now I dream of an 'EBR'. Needless to say the wife is still at 'need,' and can't figure out my sudden lust for an object other than her. Any tips from you old timers?