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Old July 12, 2018, 09:39 AM   #26
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Good lookin' piece there, USSR. Those grip adapters with a K frame Magna set of stocks have always fit me to a T, better in fact than most any after market set I've tried. Rod
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Old July 12, 2018, 09:42 AM   #27
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When in the IDF in the 1980s I carried a 1936 Polish Radom Eagle.
There's a story there for sure, JonnyC. How 'bout filling us in...I know the IDF carried BHP's for while. Thx in advance, Rod
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Old July 12, 2018, 10:13 AM   #28
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Very few get "issue" pistols in the IDF, but I ran a local armory at the time. We had a bunch of older pistols in-stock at the time and I liked the Radom best. It was very reliable and super accurate, so it became my carry gun, both off and on duty. Sure wish I had kept that one!
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Old July 12, 2018, 10:44 AM   #29
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Sig P220 purchased in '87. Does that count?
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Old July 12, 2018, 10:49 AM   #30
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One of my longest carry guns was a Colt Cobra 1st Issue which I wore in an ankle holster. It was as light as a feather and I carried it from 2002 to 2007 every day. About 2007 when I found out what it was worth I sold it and bought a DS.

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Old July 12, 2018, 11:30 AM   #31
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I’ve got a ‘72 Hipower that gets carried occasionally.

My next oldest that gets carried is a ‘97 Kimber 1911.
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Old July 12, 2018, 01:05 PM   #32
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1980s?

That's new...

A good number of the guns I've carried over the years were made before World War II.

Occasionally I've even carried a gun made before the Spanish American War.
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Old July 12, 2018, 01:07 PM   #33
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"When in the IDF in the 1980s I carried a 1936 Polish Radom Eagle."

NICE, Jonny!

In the 1980s I occasionally carried a Radom made under Nazi occupation.
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Old July 12, 2018, 04:37 PM   #34
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Colt 1903 in .32acp or SW M37 in .38 sw. Reliable 100 %. Sort of a couple originals. I own a Baby Browning in .25acp but would not carry it.

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Old July 12, 2018, 05:44 PM   #35
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With one exception all of my firearms were made before 1990. I have no worries about any of them working properly.
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Old July 12, 2018, 07:23 PM   #36
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Personal Preference Alert:

I like OLD when it comes to rifles... but prefer NEW when it comes to pistols. I regularly hunt with some older classic Winchesters and Marlins and such, and I really like them.

But when it comes to pistols, I've tried some of the older stuff and they just don't do it for me. It's a bit like when I've driven some old cars: just don't like 'em and find myself appreciating what my (modern) car brings to the table.
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Old July 12, 2018, 08:15 PM   #37
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Thanx Jonny...great story...Rod
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Old July 12, 2018, 08:50 PM   #38
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"It's a bit like when I've driven some old cars: just don't like 'em and find myself appreciating what my (modern) car brings to the table."

You just haven't driven the right ones!
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Old July 12, 2018, 08:59 PM   #39
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I think I have only 3 handguns that are not made before 1980.

But sometimes I do carry the "new ones".

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Old July 13, 2018, 05:55 AM   #40
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All my handguns were made prior to 1982. No MIM parts and much higher quality.

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Old July 13, 2018, 05:59 AM   #41
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Walther PP circa 1939.
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Old July 13, 2018, 06:38 AM   #42
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Occasionally, a 1932 Colt Commercial 1911 that previously served some decades of duty with the Buenos Ares Capital Police.

The finish is worn but it otherwise runs and shoots great. It conveys an Old School Colt feel about it. Pre-war, but it has the 'A1' modifications.
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Old July 13, 2018, 08:57 AM   #43
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That does seem to happen. I’m not sure why they keep them and under what legality they do that under.
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Old July 13, 2018, 09:05 AM   #44
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‘72 model

I’m a 1972 model. I have a 1972 Corvette. We were landing on the moon that year. Newer Corvettes are faster and you see them more often but NOTHING blows the hair back like a C3 cruising down the road. They don’t make things as good as they used to. This goes for Guns too. I’d much rather put my life in the hands of a, say, a 1954 Colt 45 1911 then a brand new Glock anything.
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Old July 13, 2018, 09:36 AM   #45
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My daily drivers are a 57 Belair, a 67 Mustang, and a 70 F100. New cars just don't do it for me.

I have three handguns from 1915-16: Military and Police, Hand Ejector, and Mauser 1914. I don't carry them, but I could. They all work just fine.
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Old July 13, 2018, 10:52 AM   #46
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My EDC has been the Colt series 70 1911A1 I bought new in 1978. It is very reliable and is a trusted old friend.
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Old July 13, 2018, 07:24 PM   #47
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My EDC is a former NYPD S&W 469 made in 1984, out of maybe 700+ rounds after I bought it one FTF and one FTE which I blame on a mecgar magazine.
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Old July 13, 2018, 08:15 PM   #48
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I've carried a CZ52 pistol made in 1954. Not my first choice these days.
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Old July 13, 2018, 08:35 PM   #49
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I own a couple of buckets of handguns but only one gut buster a Walther PP
a WW2 bring home. Never fails to go boom.
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Old July 14, 2018, 06:31 PM   #50
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S&W M36 bought at a gunshot in 1978
S&W M19 2 1/2 roundbutt bought at a gunshot during the same period
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