I have been watching and waiting to find a Specialty Handgun ever since I met Ernie Bishop. Came close a few times but just was not satisfied with either the caliber or the pistol or the price. Things finally changed and I have the chance came up to pick up a new Weatherby Compact Firing Platform in 7MM-08 and I'm going to buy this one finally. Anything bad about the Weatherby I should know about and is this a good starter gun? I think the 7MM-08 should keep me satisfied for a while anyway. Looks like Ernie is going to have to spend some time with me come spring teaching me a thing or two about shooting long range with it. I have a number of scopes I can use from 6.5X20X40 LR's to Mk4 Tatical TMR 6.5X20 and I am not sure which one I'm going to use yet. Could use some recommendations on that one also on Rings and Bases. Might start out with an older VXIII 6.5X20X40 AO with a 1" tube and a set of Stoney Point turrets till I outgrow that one. Another thing Ernie. Do you recommend I go with a muzzle brake right away. Seems to me that I might want one just to keep from getting beaned by the recoil with that short eye relief. Not even sure how to go about holding it yet. You need to put some your tube video's on here showing some of that. Anyway this whole learning curve could get interesting.