I'd had a Bobcat, named "The Noisy Cricket", way back when. However, like most of my guns from that time period, I had to sell it. I did really love that little gun. It went everywhere with me. So when I needed a new bra gun, of course The Noisy Cricket was the first gun that came to mind.
However, when I went to the gun shop and had some to think about it, I decided that I would "upgrade" to the .32 cal Tomcat. Unfortunately, I had to wait until I had an extra $465.00 to buy my new gun. Drat that whole "budget and need money to buy stuff" business. Finally, a couple of weeks ago, I finally brought my new baby home.
I'd like to introduce you to Baby Girl...
|Isn't she pretty?
First - and simply for uniqueness' sake - I love the pop-up barrel. This feature, as I understand it, was to make it easier for people who didn't have the hand strength to cycle a slide to chamber a round in a traditional semi-auto.
|Ok, so it's not a great picture, but you get the idea.
Perhaps my favorite thing about Baby Girl is how she fits my hand. You know how important I think gun fit is. Before deciding to go with a Tomcat, I dragged Jay all over looking for a bra gun. A lot of pocket pistols that I've handled just weren't comfortable. There are several new-ish ones out there that are getting a lot of attention, but I don't like them. At all.
|She feels like a "real" gun,
not like most of the pocket pistols out there.
A .32 isn't exactly a self-defense round, but it is sufficient for a "get out of my face" encounter (you know, for the two-legged variety of snake). The only problem is that ammo is so damn expensive. $26/box of 50. That's more than I used to pay for a box of .45!
Now that I've got my new Baby Girl, I've got to start with the holster shopping. I've had my eye on a Marilyn from the Flashbang line, but am open to other options. Anyone have any suggestions?