|L to R: Colt's, Savage, H&R, S&W, and Remington.|
I think it started back in early '07, when I got a really nice early Colt's Pocket Hammerless .32 that I was reluctant to shoot. So I got another, slightly earlier, slightly more worn one which I could take to the range and pound out its little guts, guilt-free.
This kinda got me interested in early American self-loading pistols, which were an anomaly in the Land of the Revolver.
After a bunch of fits and starts, I managed to assemble a complete set of nice examples from the major domestic manufacturers, which you can see pictured above. These will be the inspiration for a bunch of new content at my currently-moribund Arms Room blog. Stay tuned!