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Old July 15, 2018, 06:31 PM   #51
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Yes, i do....i still carry my 4" Colt python which happens to be my first gun and trust me i've got quite a handsome number of guns.
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Old July 15, 2018, 07:13 PM   #52
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They don’t make things as good as they used to.
That's true! They make things better. Spark plugs in new cars last longer than cars once did. You once had to be a mechanic to ride a motorcycle but today's almost never break down. TVs once broke down at least once per year and now they last for many years and are thrown away when they break (they also cost much less). Today's gun owners would not put up with the tinkering and working on guns that was once common.
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Old July 15, 2018, 07:58 PM   #53
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I have four different "vintage" S & Ws - probably by the OP's definition they'd be classified as "ancient" - depends on where I"m going which one I may be carrying. One is as old as I am so I guess it would be "ancient". LOL Probably the oldest one I've carried is my Colt Army Special - it shoots just as well as the day it was made back in 1910.
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Old July 16, 2018, 07:19 PM   #54
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I don't carry a old handgun.
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Old July 18, 2018, 09:13 AM   #55
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Do you carry an old gun? I might as well, I carry an old ME around everywhere I go.
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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Old July 18, 2018, 09:18 AM   #56
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Yes, I still shoot my colt saa, makes me feel like sledge hammer
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Old July 18, 2018, 11:55 AM   #57
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I am offended by the term old used with 1980's,,,
That would classify my 1951 vintage body as ancient
Yep. What he said. I have a Walther/Manhurin PP in 32acp made in 1957, same year I was made and its in a whole lot better shape than I am.

The gun most in my possession is a S&W SD9VE that is around 6 years old IIRC.
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Old July 18, 2018, 02:27 PM   #58
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Old July 19, 2018, 06:40 AM   #59
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Beware of an old guy with a old gun - he probably knows how to use it.

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Old July 19, 2018, 01:20 PM   #60
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I sometimes carry a '60s era Llama large frame 1911, not concealed though. I don't have any clothes baggy enough to hide that hand cannon.
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Old August 18, 2018, 07:28 AM   #61
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Old August 18, 2018, 09:12 AM   #62
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I may have one or two handguns that were made after the 80s but if I want to carry then it's pretty sure gonna be something from a couple decades before the 80s.

So jess for fun, pulled out the Colt Army Special that was made in 1919 to see how it does in an IWB holster for an M-19 and it fits great.
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Old August 18, 2018, 05:54 PM   #63
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I carry an early sixty's vintage Colt Cobra snub-nose revolver daily-never felt under-gunned or overly-old with it.
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Old August 18, 2018, 07:25 PM   #64
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If I carried an old gun, it would be an old cheap gun.

Instead I carry a newer gun that didn't cost a lot by today's standards that shoots really well.

No way would I carry anything valuable because I don't wanna give it up for evidence if I ever had to use it and maybe not get it back for a few years or even never.

I don't mind giving up an inexpensive gun if that be the case.
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Model 37 from early 80’s?
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