A few days ago I was sitting around talking with some shooting friends (a dangerous thing if you're on a budget) and one friend told everyone that he just ordered a new Infinity pistol. When I asked the caliber, he surprised me and responded that it will be in 40 S&W. I asked why he would choose a caliber that appears to be in decline right now. He responded that if your shooting competitively, 40 S&W is the ideal choice considering power factors and other rules. 40 S&W is the only popular caliber that I don't own or had any intention of owning, but I listened to his reasoning. I asked another friend who competes and he too was shooting 40 caliber. Huh. Then Sunday afternoon I got an email from a vendor that I had used earlier. He's selling a brand new FN Herstal FNS-40 Longslide with three magazines for $299. Uh-oh. Like I said, I have a problem with self control. I figure if I swear off pizza for the rest of the year my budget should be able to recover.