I have never fired a gun before I bought it. I have never rented a gun. Of all the guns I have bought over the years, most were impulse buys. My CZ-75BD, I have read everything about it, before I got it. And I like ALL of them. I got lucky a few times, like my 1940 Llama in 9mm Largo (I LOVE it). My Star Megastar in 10MM is a tank! I bought my K31 from a dude, and it took 5 seconds for me to make up my mind to buy it. I got my CZ-2075 on a whim. That's how I buy guns......probably not the best way, but it works for me.
Oleg Volk is my hero!