Great info, thank you very much. I have been shooting with a q5 match in some idpa events. It hooked me so I went to local gun store and they had the parrot. I mentioned it to my wife and yes she went and bought it. That’s just how she is though, very giving. Also, as mentioned, you hit it the nail on the head, I feel very uncomfortable taking this gun as a newb because I don’t feel like my results justify a gun like this but you are right, just have fun and don’t worry about what anyone thinks of me.