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Old October 14, 2013, 09:42 AM   #76
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Sig P220 which I also still carry.
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Old October 15, 2013, 10:23 AM   #77
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Springfield GI model 1911A1. I've retired it from nightstand duty in place of a Taurus .357. I found the mag springs to weaken over time with the 1911 and think the revolver is never going to have that problem!
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Old October 15, 2013, 11:02 AM   #78
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Ruger MKI 6 7/8", and a cut down 870. Now a 1911 CCO.
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(We don't rent pigs)
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Old January 8, 2014, 08:45 PM   #79
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CZ-52 with milsurp ammo I was 21 and in my first apartment now it's a SW Model-29 snubby with Gold Dot Snubby loads something about a huge shiny revolver is a attitude adjuster.
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Old January 8, 2014, 09:12 PM   #80
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"First" was a Remington 870.

First pistol was my first pistol, CZ-75 compact. That was also my first carry gun. Won't ever get rid of it, even though I use it for nothing but range time anymore.
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Old January 9, 2014, 07:10 AM   #81
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Polish Radom 9mm.
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza

Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.
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Old January 9, 2014, 07:27 AM   #82
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First was Browning A5 20 gauge under the bed, then a Browning Hi Power. Replaced for awhile with an AMT Government Model, but now I'm back to the (same) Hi Power.
At the young age of five, a bear told me that I was the only person who could prevent forest fires. Why I was chosen, I'll never know.
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Old January 9, 2014, 09:18 AM   #83
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Ruger Redhawk .44 mag.
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Old January 9, 2014, 10:30 AM   #84
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IIRC the first gun I regularly kept in my nightstand was a p85 it was fairly quickly replaced by a BHP and that remained the main one for quite a few years.
rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6
originally posted my Mike Irwin
My handguns are are for one purpose only, though...
The starter gun on the "Fat man's mad dash tactical retreat."
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Old January 9, 2014, 12:54 PM   #85
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P99 AS 9mm
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Old January 9, 2014, 01:37 PM   #86
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Taurus pt-145 sits by me bedside.
Waltzes with woofs
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Old January 9, 2014, 04:55 PM   #87
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First was a Ruger Redhawk .44 mag with 180 grain JSP ammo.
"9mm has a very long history of being a pointy little bullet moving quickly" --Sevens
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Old January 9, 2014, 05:36 PM   #88
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38spl j frame.
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Old January 9, 2014, 05:53 PM   #89
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Being that I am older than dirt. An 1858 Remington. Retired it back in 73.
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Old January 9, 2014, 10:08 PM   #90
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First ever was a good ol' Ballester-Molina.
A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation. --- Cicero
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Old January 10, 2014, 01:05 AM   #91
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H&K USP 9mm FS
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Old January 10, 2014, 01:18 AM   #92
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Mosin-Nagant M91/30 was the first leaned against nightstand. Now an inherited Webley Mk V with .45 acp full moon clips, serves as permanent nightstand gun, as it did for the previous owner.
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Old January 10, 2014, 08:04 PM   #93
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S&W Model 19. First center fire firearm that I owned. Still practice with it, still keep it cleaned and oiled and ready if needed.
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Old January 10, 2014, 09:26 PM   #94
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First, S&W 19. Now SA 1911 and 870 Tactical.
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Old January 12, 2014, 12:01 PM   #95
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My first night stand gun was an old yugoslav sks, but if you're confining things strictly to the physicality of being on your night stand, that would be the Ruger SR22.
There are many like it, but this one is mine.
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Old January 12, 2014, 02:02 PM   #96
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My first one was a S&W Model 15 2", with an 870P 20" under the bed. The 15 has been replaced with a S&W M1917 .45. The 870 is still there.

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Old January 12, 2014, 04:45 PM   #97
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A Glock 23 which is soon to be replaced by my Glock 19 once I have enough rounds through it to be comfortable with its reliability.
Semper Fi

Marine, NRA member, SAF Defender's Club member, and constitutionally protected keeper and bearer of firearms
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Old January 12, 2014, 05:07 PM   #98
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First one was my first handgun bought new in 1959, the Single Six which I still have:

Current one is a S&W Model 38-3 Airweight which is supplemented by a Winchester 1300 12 Ga. Defender pump under the bed:

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Old January 12, 2014, 07:05 PM   #99
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I keep a Glock 22 & 23. Also Kimber Stainless II in .45.
I like to be ready.
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Old January 13, 2014, 07:17 PM   #100
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Ruger P85
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