Work associate was talking to me at the end of the day today about his .45 and how spendy it was to shoot.
That and how the slide burned a hole in his left thumb due to his propensity to point it upwards when gripping his pistol.
"Check some of the online ammo retailers."
"Adjust your grip, lay your left thumb out level below the slide."
Out of curiosity, I went to a couple of online ammo retailers to look at .45 ACP prices.**
The best I saw was about 41 cents a round.
Since Belle is jonesing for her perty little .380 now, I thought I'd check ammo prices for that.
Thirty-nine?!? Thirty-nine cents a round? For a gun that's makes the pew-pew! noise?
So much for the economy of scale. We've been a 9mm household for quite some time now. Well, 9mm and 7.62x54R. Simple and easy to remember. And, less expensive to boot.
Not for much longer.
** Memories of Borepatch's .45 that whispered sweet nothings in my ear some time ago surfaced in the recent past. I found myself wistfully perusing gun sites for 1911s not long thereafter.
I sat down, gritted my teeth and gave myself a good talking to. That time, I escaped unscathed.