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Old August 15, 2012, 05:38 PM   #51
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Born in '51, so carrying a legal pistol wasnt an issue until 1970. In the event I carried a couple .22's/.22mag and a Ruger Old Army. Yes, big and bad and I was "known" for it. When I got a security job I got hold of a Victory Model M&P in .38. Just carryin the thing embarrassed me so I got a Colt Python.. Then I was introduced to the Colt Combat Commander and the rest is history, along with a BHP. Forgot, I also got a S&W model 39 9mm before the Commander. The dealer I traded it to could hardly stop drooling and rubbin his hands together...

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Old August 15, 2012, 07:32 PM   #52
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Same as now: 1952 Colt Cobra w/ hammer shroud and Tyler T-grip.
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Old August 21, 2012, 05:39 PM   #53
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BHP T series.
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Old August 22, 2012, 05:06 PM   #54
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Three of my favorites, that I carry on occasion. A S&W 2nd Hand Ejector .45 Colt (1915), Colt Super 38 (1952), and a Colt .32 Hammerless (1913). [IMG][/IMG]
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Old August 23, 2012, 08:12 AM   #55
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Lt. wt. Commander or BHP
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Old August 23, 2012, 07:38 PM   #56
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Old August 23, 2012, 09:16 PM   #57
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S&W 640 with 110 or 125 grain bullets in 357 magnum
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Old August 23, 2012, 09:32 PM   #58
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Browning Hi-Power.
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Old August 24, 2012, 06:32 AM   #59
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Mr. Sharpdressed Man, the photo you posted supports your forum name very well. I also appreciate the fact that the handguns have obviously been carried and used. The S&W must be rare.
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Old August 24, 2012, 08:19 AM   #60
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S&W 642, still carry it sometimes.
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Old August 24, 2012, 01:15 PM   #61
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1950's carry

Ahoy!

I would go with a M1911, and for back up a M1903 Colt.

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Old August 24, 2012, 01:53 PM   #62
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Old August 25, 2012, 01:48 AM   #63
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Probably a BHP.
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Old August 25, 2012, 01:57 AM   #64
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For concealment, S&W model 49 J-frame shrouded hammer original Bodyguard.

For OWB under a jacket, S&W model 59. They came out in 1970, so that fits your time-frame (barely).
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Old August 25, 2012, 10:34 PM   #65
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Old August 25, 2012, 10:59 PM   #66
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Great topic

Have been thinking about posting a question like this, even though it was before my time. (Born in 1974)

From what's been mentioned here

I could see myself carrying a Colt LW Commander and/or a S&W Cheifs Special.

Question: Were Detonics & Colt Officers models around in that era? If so, what was their reputaion?


Also enjoying the pic's that some of you guys have posted. Keep them coming.
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Old August 25, 2012, 11:43 PM   #67
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Prior to 1970 I carried a 1953 S&W M&P .38spl 2" or a 1966 Colt Python .357mag 4".
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Old August 26, 2012, 12:55 AM   #68
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In the 1970s I carried a S&W model 66 on duty, autos were not allowed. Off-duty, I usually had a Colt Govt., Commander, Gold Cup or Browning Hi Power. One of my co-workers routinely carried a 6 1/2" Mod. 29 Smith in a Dirty Harry type shoulder holster while off-duty;-)
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Old August 26, 2012, 04:57 PM   #69
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Same as I carry now - S&W Model 36 snubbie. Worked then, works now.
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Old August 26, 2012, 07:53 PM   #70
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Old August 26, 2012, 08:55 PM   #71
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BHP.....

Since I carry one now also.

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Old August 28, 2012, 03:29 AM   #72
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if we had concealed carry in that era i'd say a S&W model 36 or 37. And if i feel like it a 4 inch model 28 highway patrolman.
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Old August 28, 2012, 08:08 AM   #73
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Smith and Wesson Chief's Special with a bobbed hammer and T-grip.
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Old August 28, 2012, 11:01 AM   #74
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Same here..either my Colt 70 Series or my Model 19
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Old August 28, 2012, 07:19 PM   #75
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In a perfect world, some sort of N frame and/or J frame.
I must say its interesting reading folks choices, and how often what worked then is still workin now.
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