Scenario: your best friend loves to have the latest and greatest. Newest iPhone? Bought it – limited edition color, 64 gig model, of course. Aston Martin Cygnet? You think he’d cruise downtown Austin in a Car2Go? Please. So when your buddy said that he had first class plane tickets and an all-access SHOT Show pass, you weren’t surprised. His best friends work for regional distributors and he was able to purchase two of the hottest items there: a GLOCK 42 and a Remington R51. Problem is . . .
he didn’t clear the purchases with his wife who thinks he has “too many” guns. He also had some questionable expenses on his credit card from that Vegas trip. Something about a neighboring entertainment industry convention. His wife is and was, in the words of Stephen Foster, “a most knowing woman.” She put her foot down and stated, “one of those guns has to go!” Tucking his tail between his legs, he offered you dibs on one of them. He’d let it go for $200. After all, that’s what he told his wife he’d paid for them.
On the one hand, you have the GLOCK 42. Finally! A Glock in .380 that will fit in a pocket. You’ve spent years anticipating this gun’s arrival and now you can own one. It’s super-reliable and unlike your best friend’s marriage, is probably not going to fail anytime soon.
On the other hand, you have the Remington R51. It’s a 9mm, so you can actually find a reasonable stock of ammo for it and get more range time in. The gun is metal, so you won’t endure those tiresome “Tupperware” comments. Also, it’s American made, so you can dub Aaron Copland’s ‘Appalachian Spring‘ over the video of you shooting it on YouTube to impress your more intellectual friends.
Which will it be?