Well, my original plans kind of went every which way but to what I thought I was going to do as far as what new handgun I was going to get. I went with Ruger's new EC9 and I must say on first look up close I'm liking it. Went over early afternoon to my FFL and picked it up and will try to get out to the club on Wednesday or Thursday and break it in. The manual said it was ready to go out of the box no need to clean or oil but I wanted to get the feel for the break down so I did a spot clean and oil mainly I wanted to run a patch through the bore. Breakdown was a tad usual for me and I'm sure as I get use to it and the pin wears in I won't need to use my hammer on it anymore, had to use that and my old Glock tool. You ain't getting that pin out with a paper clip like the manual says, maybe in time but no way the first few times that's for sure. But I tapped lightly and it came out, the hardest part is holding the slide back around 1/8" while you push on the pin. Anyway, this is a lot of gun in my opinion for what you pay for it. I'll post a range report when I break it in.