I hear ya, Gaucho.
The Cabelas sale is a great deal, and I'm having a real hard time not pressing that "ORDER NOW" button, but unfortunately I have other silly 'real world' things that have to take priority right now. And I feel fairly certain that by the time I'm ready to buy a C&B, that kit will still be the most affordable deal.
Besides, I like learnin' stuff!
Building a percussion pistol seems like a good opportunity to learn some new stuff
(I think I can handle the metal-shaping, mechanical, and woodworking aspects. It's the actual finishing that's all new to me.)