Pistol Shopping at Gander Mountain tonight........v.funnystory SO I met my buddy up at Gander Mtn. a little bit ago to show him some pistols. The guy behind the counter starts talkin to us and asked him if he has shot before. I told him he has shot my XD9 and my P226, the guy seemed impressed that I owned both of those. So he tells my buddy something like :Since it's gonna be your 1st pistol, I would recomend a revolver, something down the lines of a .357 magnum, w/a 5-6" barrel". I was like , he said it would be VERY cheap to shoot. Again, I was like . Then he said "If you insist on an auto I would go with a Berreta 92F, it's the standard government issue handgun". Then procedes to take it out of the showcase. He shows him how the safety works, and how it can shoot single or double action. He kept putting it down by his waist (as if it were in a holster) and drawing, aiming, and dry firing it. Showing him how you can draw and shoot sigle/dbl. action. Then he shows us how easy it is to strip down. When he tried putting it back together, the slide would only go 1/2 way on, so he takes it back off and starts messing with the guide rod/spring. Next thing I know, there is a guide rod and spring shooting past my head and half way across the dept. Luckily it hit a sign that was hanging, or it would have went 1/2 way across the damn store. So after I find the fucking thing, he finally gets it back together and puts it away. Then he starts talking about XD's and Glocks, and says that they have the exact same trigger action, the XD just has a few added extras. All in all, it was a very entertaining experience. Don't ask me why we went there in the 1st place.