So I know it's o.k. to buy a used handgun in NYS that pre-dates the whole microstamping B.S. but what about those who want to buy a new handgun? I was gun shopping the other day and the only handguns I could find that said they were NY Approved were either small .380's or large caliber handguns out of my price range. Every handgun I had my heart set on buying said it was illegal to own in NYS. I'm getting so tired of this state it's sickening. So my question is, what make and model handguns are NY Approved? I'd like to buy a 9mm as a backup gun and a .357 mag. as a primary shooter. What are my options in this liberal, poor excuse for a state?