I purchased my first fire arm 7 years ago when i moved to florida from newjersey(glock19). The only reason why i bought it was the fact in this state any punk 18yo can walk into a gun shop and 3 days later have an assault rifle(would never happen in nj). Anyway until recently (4 or 5 months ago) i was never in to guns that much. I mean i would go to the range on occasion and always clean and carry my g19 when i could but that was about it. Then about 5 months ago i was almost robbed leaving my restaurant at night luckily for me it was one of those days that i had my glock and i held it pointed to the would be attacker (who had a knife) til the police arrived. Since that night my attitude changed i know it is a right and a priveledgeto bear arms, but it is also a need. The next day i went to lgs and registered for defensive shooting course, and purchased a baby glock 27 so i can carry more often. Recently i purchased a tcp so i can always carry no excuses. I find my self searching the forums and researching more. I go to the range once a week, i am no sharp shooter by any means but my groupings are much better than they were. For a guy who never felt the need or want a firearm im up to 3 and im interested in purchasing a revolver next. Lol my wife likes the fact that i carry, for my safety as well as hers. Just a little info on me. I guess there are worse addictions. Lol. I must say other than the 3 guns i own now i also had a pf9 that was a horrible experience for me and i replaced. It with the tcp which i love.