I know it's going to be a year on a probationary licence before I can even apply to acquire a handgun, but I wanted to know if anyone has heared of Baikals? Apparently manufactured by Izhmash - and we all know what they make! [and no I don't mean Moskvitchs lol] Ticks all the necessary boxes so far: * 10 round magazine capacity (yes, that's all we are allowed) * approved by IPSC * Interchangeable mag release, for the benefit of us leftys At $850 it's more than 100 bucks less than the Glocks which annoy me so much... oh yeah, being Russian I know it would piss off my Colt/Browning-loving self defence instructor so much. And that's gotta count lol On one other note: Going to a gun expo this weekend; luckily it is being held in Sydney this time. Usually about 4 gun shows are held nationwide every year...one each in the 4 largest States. Hey can always watch, learn & drool if I can't purchase, right?