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Old September 15, 2013, 11:16 PM   #176
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The blued IA Walther PPK/S .380 I bought back in 1982. It's still in perfect condition, my CCW of choice and I shoot it often.
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Old September 15, 2013, 11:34 PM   #177
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Hi point c9. And 10 years and upteen thousand rounds later. Still going. Go figure. Paid 50 bucks for it at a gun show.
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Old September 16, 2013, 06:59 AM   #178
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Glock 22
Half the country hates my business, the other half my hobby.
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Old September 16, 2013, 08:40 PM   #179
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Colt Lawman MKlll

357 2" barrel
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Old September 18, 2013, 06:59 PM   #180
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Ruger P89
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Old September 18, 2013, 07:20 PM   #181
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Ruger P89
Bingo! Me too and still have it. Serves every day as my truck gun!
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Old September 18, 2013, 07:52 PM   #182
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Ruger single six .22/.22 mag. Couldn't hit the side of a barn if I was in it. Brother in law could shoot it lights out, so I traded him ( don't remember what I got). Bought a Ruger MKI with 9 7/8" barrel and shot light out. You would be amazed how well you can shoot with enough practice. .22 bricks were $8 and I shot 3 a month.
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Old September 19, 2013, 06:23 AM   #183
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What was your very first handgun?

Glock 23 Gen 3
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Old September 20, 2013, 02:47 AM   #184
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A Raven .25. WOW! Forgot about that one!
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Old September 20, 2013, 12:51 PM   #185
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Beretta 96a1 only took until i was 23 yrs old to get my own
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Old September 20, 2013, 10:23 PM   #186
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IWI Jericho 9mm, How can you fail when the gun is made from old tank parts..!
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Old September 20, 2013, 10:45 PM   #187
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Ruger Super Bearcat (all blue).

It was my dad's and I was just a kid--maybe 12 at most. The little .22 fit my hand perfectly in those days.
The first time I shot it, we were camping and he and some of his biker buddies were throwing beer cans into a creek and trying to sink them as they floated past (not a politically correct bunch, and not great shots, either). My old man saw me watching and offered me a try.
I had no idea what sights were for or how to work a trigger. But I knew how to point at something and that's what I did.
One shot, one handed, and the beer can spun around and started to sink.

Pure luck, and I knew it, so I just handed the pistol back and went off to ride dirt bikes with the other kids. But from that day on, Dad always called it my gun.
I regret to say I swapped it for a Ruger Mk I years later.

And for the record, I no longer throw tin cans into creeks, shoot at bodies of water or hang around shooters who have been drinking.
I survived my youth (many decades ago) and no longer care to push my luck.
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Old September 21, 2013, 03:08 AM   #188
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My first handgun ever was a Colt lightweight Commander in 9mm. I remember being at Slide Rock (Sedona,Arizona) in the late 60's before it was a National Park and seeing my first mountain lion only 50 feet away. I remember thinking I should have bought the 45 but was told it was more likely to crack the frame.Shortly later while in NYC I bought a Colt Trooper MK III because the Python at $250 was out of my budget. I paid $125 for the Trooper and as it saved my life twice it was well worth it.
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Old September 21, 2013, 07:37 AM   #189
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My very first handgun,a H&R mod. 999 Sportsman.
I was 11 or 12? When Mom and Dad gave me my first handgun,I did a lot of squirrel and rabbit hunting in the past 37 years.
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Old September 21, 2013, 10:20 AM   #190
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Saturday Night Special

My first handgun was a Dixon Detective 25 ACP which I think qualifies as a Saturday Night Special-I bought it in Texas when I was in the service.Piece of junk.
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Old September 22, 2013, 06:38 PM   #191
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Mine was a Ruger GP100.
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Old September 22, 2013, 06:44 PM   #192
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Smith and Wesson model 34-1 when was 18.
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Old September 23, 2013, 04:57 PM   #193
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Colt gold cup national match.
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Old September 23, 2013, 07:01 PM   #194
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Ruger SP101. I'm a newb to owning, but not to shooting. I finally got my first handgun and I felt the 101 was the best multipurpose gun. Heavy enough to enjoy at the range and on the edge of comfortable carry.
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Old September 23, 2013, 07:30 PM   #195
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Bought a brand-spankin-new S&W 686 with 4" barrel in 1986.

...and yes, I still have it...
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Old September 24, 2013, 05:17 AM   #196
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A mint S&W mdl 39 i bought from my uncle. Wished i still owned it . When i was younger i bought/ sold/!traded guns any time i got bored with one and that didnt take long.
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