I cracked up when I read this post, as I recently got my first pup two months ago and it has been a slippery slope ever since. My vote in your poll was to pick up another for the range. Put a few rounds through the Farmie to make sure you would feel comfortable carrying it and let the other gun get most of the range action. I have found that when you shoot this at the range most people have never even seen one so it ends up getting shot by a bunch of different folks. Also, although the slide cracking problem was very limited if the Farmingdale slide were to crack they factory will replace it for free but it will most likely be with a newer deer park slide. So if you have the funds my vote is to get one that you wont mind putting some rounds through.