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Old August 19, 2013, 03:36 PM   #126
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Smith & Wesson 629 Classic/44 mag.

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Old August 19, 2013, 03:56 PM   #127
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[SIZE/] ruger standard 22lr. 85 dollars.[/SIZE]
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Old August 19, 2013, 04:35 PM   #128
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my first handgun was a S&W 22A 22LR, I still have it and pull it out once in a while.
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Old August 19, 2013, 04:39 PM   #129
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Ruger .357 BH as a teenager. I had shot other rifles/revolvers but this was my first one that was 'mine'.
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Old August 19, 2013, 05:15 PM   #130
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Back in 1978 or so....a Colt Government 1911.
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Old August 19, 2013, 06:21 PM   #131
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Old August 19, 2013, 07:57 PM   #132
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Sig p220 stainless, bought it twelve years ago, sold it seven years ago, somebody slap me please.
First gun period was a mossberg model 500, of course I still have that.

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Old August 19, 2013, 08:39 PM   #133
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Re: What was your very first handgun?

Ruger GP100. Got it because of it's reputation for reliability and because I liked how I could shoot 38 and 357. Great gun wish I still had it.
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Old August 20, 2013, 03:00 PM   #134
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Ruger Mark II stainless target model. Paid $200 for it used but it only had like 30 rounds through it.
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Old August 20, 2013, 03:07 PM   #135
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Smith and Wesson Model 28 Highway Patrolman



Bought from a Baptist minister FFL in Kentucky.

Arguably, the ugliest revolver Smith ever produced.

Also, arguably, among the most indestructable.
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Old August 21, 2013, 07:15 AM   #136
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My first was a beretta neos .22lr for my gf. My first purchase for myself however was a yugo ak47 m70ab1 7.62x39mm
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Old August 21, 2013, 01:35 PM   #137
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4" 686 in 1990. Still love shooting that gun.
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Old August 21, 2013, 01:40 PM   #138
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Arguably, the ugliest revolver Smith ever produced.
That's so far from reality that we needn't even bother dispelling it.
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Old August 21, 2013, 01:59 PM   #139
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My first was in about 1970 it was a reproduction 1851 Navy Colt brass framed sheriff's model 44. cal.
My first wife liked it so much, she took it when we got divorced!
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Old August 22, 2013, 04:33 PM   #140
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Sevens,

I will bite...Smith produced _something_ uglier than the 28?
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Old August 22, 2013, 05:04 PM   #141
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SpareMag, have you seen the Governor? Or an X-frame?

Back to the OP: 1966 vintage S&W Model 18, that my parents bought for their anniversary, but later gave to me.
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Old August 23, 2013, 01:40 AM   #142
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First bought was a stainless 4" Rossi 971 .357. Good gun for the money. Wish I still had it.

First given to me was a blue 4" Taurus 84 .38 special. Uncle's under counter gun at his little country store. Gave it to me when he retired. Still have it and it shoots great. Just had to replace the firing pin on it.
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Old August 24, 2013, 07:21 PM   #143
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A Ruger P95DC in 9mm. I sold that a while back and now (only) have a Ruger SR9C. Many, many more to come.
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Old August 25, 2013, 10:46 AM   #144
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My first was a h and r 22 revolver, bought for me by Dad at age 6. My second wat a 1911 GI surplus again bought by Dad at Woolworth's Dept store off of a table of assorted surplus handguns in 1966. There were Luger, P38s, a wide assortment of surplus handguns. Nobody wanted the "Nazi" guns back then,lol.The 1911 cost me my summer work money I had saved up, a princely sum of 49.95. Surplus ball ammo was a penny a round.

Surplus rifles were stuffed unceremoniously into a 55 gallon drum next to the pistol table.

Those were good days. Man, I'm getting old....
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Old August 25, 2013, 11:05 AM   #145
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First handgun was a ruger bearcat my grandfather purchased for me when I was around six. First centerfire was my g19. Still have both. Always will.
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Old August 26, 2013, 01:20 PM   #146
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Here it is, a Ruger RST-6 a bit longer version of the first handgun I ever shot. My BIL's RST-4 put the handgun bug in me when I first shot it at around age 13 which would have been 1969. He had paid $59 for it NIB. In 1979, I bought the 6" version below, but the price had skyrocketed by then to an incredible $92. To this day it is still nearly perfect after thousands of rounds through and tons of plinking fun.

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Old August 26, 2013, 08:07 PM   #147
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Sevens,

Oh, geesh...had no idea Smith was cloning The Judge. THAT is an unfortunate corporate decision.

The X-frame I discount as an aberrant freak of nature, doomed to die at a young age, bereft of offspring simply because coupling with something like that is beyond the reach of civilized imaginings.

OTOH, you have proved your point that while my Mod 28 Highway Patrolman won't be named Homecoming Queen, at least it won't be tossed out of the prom.
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Old August 27, 2013, 08:27 AM   #148
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My first was a Colt King Cobra 4" and my second was a Colt Pyton 6" I must have kicked myself 357 times for selling those two.....damn, I feel a kick coming my way!
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Old August 27, 2013, 12:22 PM   #149
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OTOH, you have proved your point that while my Mod 28 Highway Patrolman won't be named Homecoming Queen,
You're right about that-it can't be the Homecoming Queen and Homecoming King at the same time!

Just curious, SpareMag: Does your dislike for the looks of a Model 28 extend to all Smith N-frames? And, if not, what distinguishes the Model 28 from all other N-frames in terms of being ugly in your eyes?
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Old August 29, 2013, 03:29 AM   #150
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Well.......
The Model 28, separating itself from all the other N-frames, has the extremely dull, plain, "working man's" finish and it has a very bland top strap with none of the finishing touches we've come to know on Smith & Wesson revolvers.

However, along with the "Governor" and the X-frames, let us not so quickly forget the horrific "Bodyguard" and, well, at the risk of offending -- any of the hammerless snubbies (Centennial and the like) or the frame-shrouded hammer snubbies. While some may really enjoy that look, I think we can subjectively (mostly!) agree that all of these are easy example of Smith & Wesson revolvers that are far uglier than a solid, bruising Model 28.
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