Finally purchased my first firearm, and broke it free from the California penal system this afternoon.
The shop I purchased from has an indoor range. Ran 100 rounds through it before I headed back to the office. Co-worked brought his XD40 and I am really glad I choose the Ruger after some range comparison.
I had one FTF and everything else went through nice and smooth using Winchester WinClean. Did a complete cleaning and lube job when I got home, now can't wait to get back to the range and work on my skills.
Thanks to all the posters and the wealth of information I have gathered from here as a lurker!
Think the next purchase will be an SR22 pistol that I can get my daughters into shooting with me!