Brown came by my house Monday. Figured some of you might appreciate this...
What showed up:
And the results...my old Sig Sauer P226 9mm. (Like the Thompson bowl gouge as a prop?):
My new Sig Sauer P226 .22LR:
And the whole kit...two barrel/slide assemblies, and two clips. I can switch between 9mm and .22 LR in about 10 seconds. I'm still finding 9mm ammo pretty scarce and expensive out here, but I can get .22 LR more easily. Haven't done much of any shooting in the past few years, but I see more range time in my future.
Last week when I was in Albuquerque visiting my family and celebrating my dad's 80th birthday, my dad and I were talking guns and in passing, I mentioned the .22 LR conversion kit for my Sig. He said "I've been meaning to talk to you about that. I want you to go get on the computer right now and order one...I'm buying." Turns out he'd already tried to buy one for me from his local gun dealer, but he didn't have it in stock. He told me in the past few months he'd given other family members some of his extra handguns, and he figured it was time I got a new gun, too. It was his birthday, but I got the present.