I just realized, a mere 15 days after the fact, that the mistress of snark became the third person who found my musings sufficiently amusing as to warrant further discussion. I am so amazingly alert, I should become a nuclear power plant operator.
I also just realized why my hand feels the way my jaw does after chewing an entire pack of gum in one dose. Hogue rubber grip panels (the non finger-grooved variety) are clown shoes. It's no wonder everything, including double-stack .45s, felt so slim...also, you're supposed to be able to apply pressure to the mag release without flicking the gun 45 degrees to the left? Daaaamn.