I do a big mix of both. If I'm at the LGS and I see something I want to hold...and it's in my hand for a minute and I like the way it feels. It comes home with me.
If I "need" something (now it's a 4' 1911) I plan on it.
I had a dream last night, I was playing with a SIG P220...I have always wanted that gun. So I'm getting that too.
Keep updated on my signature. I'm sure I'll have them soon enough (next few months) when my Colt is back from the smith.
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