I joined in 2013. I was looking for a .380 carry gun at a gun show. I had picked out a Ruger at a Sportsmans Warehouse, but I had just moved and my address wasn't current on my license. So they wouldn't sell it to me. I figured "fine, I might see something I like better at the gun show this weekend." And I did. Bought the TCP, joined the forum, and started learning a lot. I also had an XD40 Subcompact. When I did some tests and decided I really wanted a thumb safety, I sold the XD and got a PT740. I now have several more Tauruses, they've been great, and this forum is even better. It's the people. This is a fantastic group, and I'm really glad it's a family friendly forum. Bad language and inappropriate images aren't for me, dang it.