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Old February 4, 2014, 11:49 AM   #126
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Does my German Shepherd count? He may not travel at 1100 fps, but he's plenty loud and those teeth penetrate surprisingly deep...

Otherwise, a S&W Model 586 .357 magnum with a 6" barrel. After that it became my M&P40, with a shotgun nearby.
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Old February 5, 2014, 01:20 AM   #127
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My first nightstand gun was a S&W Model 19 Combat .357 Magnum. 2nd was a S&W Model 59 9mm. There have been several others over the years....
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Old February 5, 2014, 11:18 AM   #128
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A Smith & Wesson Model 64 (pre-lock) with a 3 inch barrel.
One of my "I wish I never sold it" guns.
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Old February 7, 2014, 10:49 AM   #129
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HK USP 40 - I got it shortly after they first came out. Still in the nightstand every night.
Did have to shop for some ten round mags lately - being in NY state, the so-called - "SAFE-ACT" disapproves of the original 13 round magazines.
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Old February 7, 2014, 11:20 AM   #130
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Browning HP 9mm that I got in 1970.
Still have it, but a Glock Model 29 has
replaced it for the nightstand duty.
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Old February 7, 2014, 05:24 PM   #131
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S&W 686 no dash, 4" barrel. I still have it, it is still in my nightstand.
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Old February 7, 2014, 05:43 PM   #132
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As a kid a 16ga model 12.


First as an adult p89.
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Old February 7, 2014, 06:00 PM   #133
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Springfield XD 45, gen 1
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Old February 7, 2014, 09:27 PM   #134
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Glock 19
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Old February 7, 2014, 09:31 PM   #135
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First revover I ever bought, a S&W model 19-2 blue with a 4" tube. That was back in 1970. Nowadays it is a G-27.
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Old February 7, 2014, 09:44 PM   #136
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Rossi 972 .357 Magnum
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Old February 7, 2014, 09:57 PM   #137
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S&W 686 4inch barrel in 1988. Still makes the rounds loaded with .38+P
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Old February 9, 2014, 01:48 PM   #138
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RG 38 special.

The potmetal special.

Still,it would spray lead very accurately at a burgular and me when I fired it,if need be.
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Old February 9, 2014, 02:33 PM   #139
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My first was also my first handgun, a Taurus 82. It was followed shortly (a few months) by a Ruger KP89 and the two rotated.

Over the years, my rotation has included several autos and revolvers (backed up by a few long guns in the closet), but it has been mostly revolvers for home defense.
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Old February 10, 2014, 10:01 AM   #140
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Glock G23
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Old March 12, 2014, 03:06 AM   #141
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I used to lean an M-1 rifle w/in reach

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Old March 12, 2014, 10:08 AM   #142
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Colt Mk III Trooper with 6" barrel.
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Old March 14, 2014, 01:53 AM   #143
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Ruger Super Blackhawk loaded with three Glasers and three hollow points.
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Old March 14, 2014, 03:39 PM   #144
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Glock 24, I didn't like having one in the chamber without a manual safety and didn't like that if the wife had to use it she would have to rack the slide.

I bought a S&W 4003 with safety and de-cocker and moved it into that role once it proved itself reliable. I like the features of this firearm for a night stand gun.

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Old March 15, 2014, 05:14 PM   #145
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Old April 14, 2014, 12:13 PM   #146
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July 1985 at the age of 21

My first night stand gun was the only handgun I owned for many years. It was a birthday present on my 21st birthday. It was a simple H&R 686 22 LR/22 Magnum. For 15 years it was my everything gun. It is not pretty but it has always been dependable. I kept it loaded with 22 Magnum ammo.
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