The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: General Handgun Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old September 15, 2013, 11:16 PM   #176
CosmicCoder
Member
 
Join Date: July 25, 2013
Location: Lander, WY
Posts: 27
The blued IA Walther PPK/S .380 I bought back in 1982. It's still in perfect condition, my CCW of choice and I shoot it often.
CosmicCoder is offline  
Old September 15, 2013, 11:34 PM   #177
bspillman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 28, 2011
Posts: 265
Hi point c9. And 10 years and upteen thousand rounds later. Still going. Go figure. Paid 50 bucks for it at a gun show.
bspillman is offline  
Old September 16, 2013, 06:59 AM   #178
Closing The Gap
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 2, 2013
Location: Michigan/Nevada
Posts: 253
Glock 22
__________________
Half the country hates my business, the other half my hobby.
Closing The Gap is offline  
Old September 16, 2013, 08:40 PM   #179
Rustybored
Junior Member
 
Join Date: June 28, 2013
Posts: 2
Colt Lawman MKlll

357 2" barrel
Attached Images
File Type: jpg lawman_right.jpg (114.2 KB, 16 views)
Rustybored is offline  
Old September 18, 2013, 06:59 PM   #180
RockyTop
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 23, 2009
Posts: 106
Ruger P89
RockyTop is offline  
Old September 18, 2013, 07:20 PM   #181
baddarryl
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 29, 2011
Location: Cape Fear!
Posts: 1,016
Quote:
Ruger P89
Bingo! Me too and still have it. Serves every day as my truck gun!
baddarryl is offline  
Old September 18, 2013, 07:52 PM   #182
double bogey
Member
 
Join Date: April 16, 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 39
Ruger single six .22/.22 mag. Couldn't hit the side of a barn if I was in it. Brother in law could shoot it lights out, so I traded him ( don't remember what I got). Bought a Ruger MKI with 9 7/8" barrel and shot light out. You would be amazed how well you can shoot with enough practice. .22 bricks were $8 and I shot 3 a month.
__________________
Nos operor non pensio volutabrum
(We don't rent pigs)
double bogey is offline  
Old September 19, 2013, 06:23 AM   #183
t4terrific
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 22, 2009
Posts: 141
What was your very first handgun?

Glock 23 Gen 3
t4terrific is offline  
Old September 20, 2013, 02:47 AM   #184
MacGuffin
Member
 
Join Date: February 28, 2010
Posts: 32
A Raven .25. WOW! Forgot about that one!
MacGuffin is offline  
Old September 20, 2013, 12:51 PM   #185
Jimmy96a1
Member
 
Join Date: September 18, 2013
Location: Minnesota "Nice!"
Posts: 43
Beretta 96a1 only took until i was 23 yrs old to get my own
Jimmy96a1 is offline  
Old September 20, 2013, 10:23 PM   #186
Ryeker
Junior Member
 
Join Date: April 7, 2013
Location: Great White North
Posts: 1
IWI Jericho 9mm, How can you fail when the gun is made from old tank parts..!
Ryeker is offline  
Old September 20, 2013, 10:45 PM   #187
OlGunner
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 18, 2013
Posts: 1
Ruger Super Bearcat (all blue).

It was my dad's and I was just a kid--maybe 12 at most. The little .22 fit my hand perfectly in those days.
The first time I shot it, we were camping and he and some of his biker buddies were throwing beer cans into a creek and trying to sink them as they floated past (not a politically correct bunch, and not great shots, either). My old man saw me watching and offered me a try.
I had no idea what sights were for or how to work a trigger. But I knew how to point at something and that's what I did.
One shot, one handed, and the beer can spun around and started to sink.

Pure luck, and I knew it, so I just handed the pistol back and went off to ride dirt bikes with the other kids. But from that day on, Dad always called it my gun.
I regret to say I swapped it for a Ruger Mk I years later.

And for the record, I no longer throw tin cans into creeks, shoot at bodies of water or hang around shooters who have been drinking.
I survived my youth (many decades ago) and no longer care to push my luck.
OlGunner is offline  
Old September 21, 2013, 03:08 AM   #188
skeeter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 29, 1999
Posts: 883
My first handgun ever was a Colt lightweight Commander in 9mm. I remember being at Slide Rock (Sedona,Arizona) in the late 60's before it was a National Park and seeing my first mountain lion only 50 feet away. I remember thinking I should have bought the 45 but was told it was more likely to crack the frame.Shortly later while in NYC I bought a Colt Trooper MK III because the Python at $250 was out of my budget. I paid $125 for the Trooper and as it saved my life twice it was well worth it.
skeeter is offline  
Old September 21, 2013, 07:37 AM   #189
MOshooter65202
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 16, 2011
Posts: 471
My very first handgun,a H&R mod. 999 Sportsman.
I was 11 or 12? When Mom and Dad gave me my first handgun,I did a lot of squirrel and rabbit hunting in the past 37 years.
MOshooter65202 is offline  
Old September 21, 2013, 10:20 AM   #190
sandbag
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 18, 2008
Posts: 626
Saturday Night Special

My first handgun was a Dixon Detective 25 ACP which I think qualifies as a Saturday Night Special-I bought it in Texas when I was in the service.Piece of junk.
sandbag is offline  
Old September 22, 2013, 06:38 PM   #191
magnum777
Member
 
Join Date: May 2, 2012
Location: upstate New York
Posts: 79
Mine was a Ruger GP100.
magnum777 is offline  
Old September 22, 2013, 06:44 PM   #192
biohazurd
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 29, 2009
Posts: 338
Smith and Wesson model 34-1 when was 18.
biohazurd is offline  
Old September 23, 2013, 04:57 PM   #193
salmon
Junior Member
 
Join Date: August 17, 2013
Posts: 1
Colt gold cup national match.
salmon is offline  
Old September 23, 2013, 07:01 PM   #194
Kirby8604
Member
 
Join Date: March 14, 2013
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 61
Ruger SP101. I'm a newb to owning, but not to shooting. I finally got my first handgun and I felt the 101 was the best multipurpose gun. Heavy enough to enjoy at the range and on the edge of comfortable carry.
Kirby8604 is offline  
Old September 23, 2013, 07:30 PM   #195
gpjoe
Member
 
Join Date: September 24, 2012
Posts: 51
Bought a brand-spankin-new S&W 686 with 4" barrel in 1986.

...and yes, I still have it...
gpjoe is offline  
Old September 24, 2013, 05:17 AM   #196
bgdv1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 12, 2009
Location: butler,pa
Posts: 144
A mint S&W mdl 39 i bought from my uncle. Wished i still owned it . When i was younger i bought/ sold/!traded guns any time i got bored with one and that didnt take long.
bgdv1 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.13183 seconds with 10 queries