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Old August 29, 2013, 06:19 AM   #151
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My first was a S&W .40 cal mod 411. Bought it when it first hit the streets. Damn fine gun.. heavy but worth the weight.
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Old August 29, 2013, 06:23 AM   #152
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Sig P226 9mm. Vaud police trade in. Still have it. Taking it to the range tonight. Am contemplating treating the ol' gal to new sights but is currently stock.
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Old August 29, 2013, 09:21 AM   #153
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First handgun I inherited a 1942 Enfield No 2 Mk 1** when my grandfather passed.

First I purchased was a Sig Sauer STX 1911.

Still have and shoot both.
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Old August 29, 2013, 09:30 AM   #154
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Ruger Redhawk stainless .44 Got it for my 16th birthday. Not a gun I would recomend to anyone for their first...

Still have it. Never get rid of it. Don't shoot it much.
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Old August 29, 2013, 05:59 PM   #155
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Glock 21 just last year. I am 51 yo.
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Old August 30, 2013, 01:39 PM   #156
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Ruger Redhawk stainless .44 Got it for my 16th birthday. Not a gun I would recomend to anyone for their first...

Still have it. Never get rid of it. Don't shoot it much.
Interesting. While a .22 Ruger was my first, my second was also a stainless Ruger Redhawk. Mostly because I thought it to be the most beautiful .44 mag in the world. Still do, actually. Used to love to shoot it, but now haven't shot it in years.
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Old August 30, 2013, 01:45 PM   #157
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Stevie-Ray, what was the .22 Ruger? Your first?

My second was a Ruger mk II .22/45

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Nevermind, I saw your post on an earlier page. Nice gun!
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Old August 30, 2013, 01:55 PM   #158
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Yeah, I went from small to huge, the exact opposite of you.
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Old August 30, 2013, 02:34 PM   #159
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Got my first when I was 12 at the gunshow,
45 colt eaa bounty hunter, have yet to move down in calibers
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Old September 4, 2013, 03:17 PM   #160
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Mine was a SS 9mm Ruger Speed Six 3/4" barrel
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Old September 5, 2013, 07:52 PM   #161
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JC Higgins 410 smooth bore pistol. Currently lost in a dead uncles woods as it isn't legal anymore.
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Old September 6, 2013, 12:15 AM   #162
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S&W 39-2 purchased just after I got out of school and saved up enough to buy my own pistol.

I will never sell it because it was my first, and it has never failed to go bang.
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Old September 7, 2013, 08:59 PM   #163
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First was a Hamilton break-barrel .22 single shot rifle. Barrel was cut down to 6 in., stock was removed and replaced with a hand whittled grip held on with a 3/16" stove bolt. No it was not illegal. BATFE or none of the other alphabet agencies did not exist.
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Old September 8, 2013, 11:23 AM   #164
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S&W 2214 .22
I am just about to get it refinished. Financially that makes no sense
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Old September 8, 2013, 01:55 PM   #165
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Colt Series 70 Government Model
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Old September 8, 2013, 02:13 PM   #166
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6" Ruger Mark I

Took it out last week for a run...
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Old September 11, 2013, 06:56 PM   #167
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Mine was a Taurus revolver. It was a horrible jam-o-matic (timing was off and it bound up after every shot) and I got rid of it pretty quick.
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Old September 11, 2013, 09:06 PM   #168
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Browning Buckmark, 1987.

Still shoot it several times a week.
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Old September 12, 2013, 03:37 PM   #169
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My first handgun was a High Standard Sentinel (9-shot .22LR) revolver, blued, with a 6" barrel, purchased while I was in high school (early 1960's) in Maryland. Traded it for a Ruger Standard model, semi-auto .22.
When I was looking for a .22 revolver several years ago, I wished the Sentinel were still with me. Ended up with a Taurus M94, and still have it.
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Old September 12, 2013, 06:56 PM   #170
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First I bought was a Ruger P-85. Couldn't hit the broad-side of a barn - even if you were IN THE BARN. I'm glad it didn't turn me off of autos forever"

Wow, this was my first experience also. Thanks Ruger!

Years later I read an article in a gun magazine where they were reviewing a later P-series pistol and they mentioned that the early P-series pistols were plagued with accuracy problems.
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Old September 13, 2013, 12:04 AM   #171
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First pistol I bought was my '97 vintage Kimber Classic Stainless LE...........have had it for several years now, and it still cracks me up to see "Yonkers, NY" on the side of a firearm.
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Old September 14, 2013, 03:14 PM   #172
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re:What was your very first handgun?

1965, Junior NRA, Otis AFB, MA.

1911 in .45ACP.
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Old September 14, 2013, 05:57 PM   #173
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Classic S&W Model 10 (my Dad's service revolver before they switched over to Beretta 92's).
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Old September 15, 2013, 08:32 AM   #174
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Ruger single-six .22lr/.22mag.
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Old September 15, 2013, 08:48 PM   #175
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A Taurus 851. (5-shot, 38 spl., all-steel variant of the 85 series revolvers). A good, accurate little wheel gun.
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