You have no idea, I have had this since Saturday, (got the permit Friday, went out to buy it Friday night, got the dreaded NICS "Delay", called back Saturday afternoon, they were like, 'You're good, they called ten mins after you left and said you were good') ...So I got this, my first, Saturday and it's now Wednesday and I am already dreaming of more.
The problem is I reside in NJ. When I decided to finally apply for my firearms ID card and permit to purchase a handgun, in NJ you can apply for (and have to specify ) how many handgun permits to purchase you want (up to three at a time, expiring in 90 days, and only one handgun can be purchased every 30 days.)
The detective who handled my first-time, initial application situation ( who I am friendly with on an outside basis, I mean not best buds but if I saw him out I'd buy him a beer etc. and he'd do the same, he's got a few years on me but he's the man... definitely a cool dude and a credit to the badge) assumed I only wanted to apply for long-gun purchase. When he said "So I'll just mark not applicable for handgun purchase..." I was like, "Well, I kinda am interested" ... He kinda intimidated the hell outta me.. "What do you mean, I thought you only wanted a long gun! So what do you want me to put, you want ONE HANDGUN, RIGHT?" and I admit I got a little nervous and was like "Uh yeah just one is just fine!"
Well two months later, I finally got the OK'd permit, bought my new pride-and-Glock, and can't wait to get another. So many to choose from , decisions decisions! Size, caliber, etc! I am seriously considering going in next week or so and doing it all over again .. It just sucks cause in NJ, that involves another round of fingerprinting, another full application, another two "sources" who vouch for you and will be contacted, another $67.50 or whatever fee... but this time I'd definitely mark down 3 handgun permits, and I'm not really in a hurry, maybe by the time they come around it'll be around April and I'll look into the 4th generation..
In the meantime I will have to concentrate on taking care of my new baby, maybe accessorizing and of course I have my sights set on a few long guns ... Again, THANKS for the help, as I said, I have some mags coming from your recommendation presently!
You definitely have a friend in me bro