Over at the typographically sophisticated nrasharp.com Colion Noir reveals that he broke his ballistic cherry with a Ruger SR40. “When I finally got my gun in my hands, I felt empowered,’ Colion writes. “Yes, empowered. I know a lot of people like to shy away from acknowledging the feeling of empowerment your first gun gives you. Society has so widely attributed that feeling to the “I wish a mother**ker would” complex, which perverts the feeling of empowerment and turns it into something to be ashamed of. It’s like teaching a young teen . . .
who is discovering his sexuality for the first time that the feelings he’s having are wrong and he should feel guilty about having them, instead of teaching him about those feelings and the consequences that may come from making the wrong decisions based on them.”
My first was a girl named Cathy from Sharon, Massachusetts that I met at a bus stop. Wait. What? Oh right. A GLOCK 19. No regrets there. How about you? What was your first handgun?