We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Skook, I won't try to explain why my brain cramped up and I said S&W when I meant Ruger. I'm shooting a 2 1/4" SP101, which does a good job of sucking up the recoil. Shot Speer 158 grain Gold Dots the other day w/o a problem. It helps that the gun comes in @ 26 oz.--it's very solid and it's a hoot to shoot.