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Old January 24, 2021, 07:32 PM   #51
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Had quite a few handguns over the years, not a one that I would think of a pretentious.....

This is the handguns I can remember owning at one point or another. Wish I still has most of them.

Bersa Thunder 380
Kel-tek PF9
S&W 642
Taurus PT1911
Sig P226
G19
G22
G17
Ruger 22/45
Ruger GP100
NAA 22mag/22lr combo'

I did have a walther ppk, bought it used. terrible gun, only one I can think of that is close to that, but it was not for me.
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Old January 25, 2021, 12:12 PM   #52
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Ruger security six 4 " s.s 357 mag 1976 .
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Old January 25, 2021, 12:43 PM   #53
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I've never found any firearm pointed in my direction to be unpretentious but maybe that's just me.

When it happens it sorta makes me want to poop my pants.
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Old January 25, 2021, 02:03 PM   #54
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Quote “I've never found any firearm pointed in my direction to be unpretentious but maybe that's just me.

When it happens it sorta makes me want to poop my pants.”

No one ever said anything about “pointed in my direction”..........
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Old January 25, 2021, 02:35 PM   #55
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I have some nice guns, but I also have some unpretentious ones. The most unpretentious ones would be:

A. A well-worn Colt Cobra .22LR with a three-inch barrel. I love a three-inch barreled revolver and this one is light and a fun plinker (needs to be timed):



B. A Colt Agent .38 special. I was told it was carried by a police detective before it came into my hands. I've often carried it in a leather OWB holster when I wanted to go light:



I have a couple of SW Model 10s that I would also put in that category, but didn't have photos handy.
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Old January 25, 2021, 03:42 PM   #56
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Nick C S. You & I have the 67 as the standard handgun in common .
My S&W 67 was the first actual handgun that I bought for myself. All others before were hand me downs. So I never really babied that 67 , but never abused it either.

Served me 14 years as a Tavern owner/ operator. Shot it one time in a warning shot ... to protect a couple of Harley's from getting run into... In the front parking lot.
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Old January 25, 2021, 08:41 PM   #57
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No one ever said anything about “pointed in my direction”
I didn't say they had.

My point is that your premise is sorta dumb.
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Old January 25, 2021, 09:02 PM   #58
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Quote. I didn't say they had.

My point is that your premise is sorta dumb.

How is this premise dumb?
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Old January 25, 2021, 09:15 PM   #59
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I didn't say you were dumb, Mk. I said your premise was sorta dumb. No need to be name calling.

In my humble opinion there is no such thing as an unpretentious gun, only unpretentious behavior.

Not surprised you wouldn't see that considering your apparent proclivity to getting insulted and responding with name-calling.

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Old January 25, 2021, 09:40 PM   #60
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An "unpretentious" gun? Really? Come on, man!

Me and Joe don't much like your tone!
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Old January 26, 2021, 01:27 AM   #61
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Simple but works like a charm. My old S&W Model 10 4 inch .38 special. This is when you could count on a smooth action right from the factory. After a few hundred rounds it was even smoother.

Only modifications are the Pachmeyer grips.
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Old January 26, 2021, 12:26 PM   #62
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Charter Arms 357 Mag Pug. Very easy to conceal and packs a wallop. Price under 400.
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Old January 31, 2021, 10:01 AM   #63
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My Taurus PT145 that rides in a hidden compartment of my truck. Scary acurate!
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Old January 31, 2021, 10:28 AM   #64
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MY Beretta model 70s, .22LR. Owned since 1984.
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Old January 31, 2021, 12:39 PM   #65
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Okay, I have to ask, because I love those little vintages. What caliber (.25?), and has it failed to fire, jammed or stove-piped on you? My favorite antique semi is the Colt 1907 .32. I had the chance to by one LNIB in 1980 for $250. at a gun shop in New Hampshire, and passed!
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Old January 31, 2021, 12:44 PM   #66
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Had a new Russian Baikal .380 I bought in 1989 when they were $150. and came with the case, cleaning rod and funky holster. For anything over .22 cal, that is the most reliable and accurate open combat sight semi I've ever owned, bar none.
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Old January 31, 2021, 04:56 PM   #67
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Upper left. 12-2 Airweight.

Looks like a plain jane Model 10 but it's lighter and oh, what a great DA/SA trigger.

I've carried it in the bush legally with a Canadian carry permit. But the Model 19, lower right is a better choice for black bear at contact range.

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Old January 31, 2021, 05:24 PM   #68
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Geologist, you and I have the same taste in wheelguns. Every S&W I own also wears a grip adaptor.
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Old February 1, 2021, 02:53 AM   #69
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I am not into fancy guns although it seems that over the years several of mine have become rather valuable with age. I would have to say that the most unpretentious are the two that I carry every day. First is my bone stock Gen3 Glock 19 that I have had for several years and the second would be my S&W Shield, also totally unaltered.
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Old February 1, 2021, 11:26 AM   #70
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Keeps the grip size small and they don't grab fabric/clothing like some "rubber" grips/stocks.
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Old February 1, 2021, 07:47 PM   #71
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Probably my Glock 19. Dime a dozen, heck Obama says they are easier to get than a schoolbook in some cities.

Works though, works well.
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Old February 3, 2021, 08:21 AM   #72
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Here's my Colt Police Positive in .38 S&W (not Special). An uncle owned and carried it as a plant guard at Bethleham Steel in Buffalo before WWll. After 3 years in the South Pacific with Navy CB's on garden spots like Guadalcanal, he returned to the same job. His son went to prison so the gun went to me after he passed on.

It's still a good shooter, very light on the hip and does right well for an ~100 year old cannon. That's 5-shot group BTW not six. Best Regards, Rod

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Old February 3, 2021, 08:47 AM   #73
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I do not own any pretentious guns......except for, maybe, a Pardini Free pistol. I kinda think of it as more unusual than pretentious.
My least pretentious, if I have to choose, is a Ruger MK.II.
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Old February 3, 2021, 09:32 AM   #74
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S&W model 10-7 snub nose and my Beretta 950 in 25 acp
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Old February 4, 2021, 05:15 PM   #75
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Just for fun, I couldn't help but think of a couple pretentious examples.

The Hundred Dollar print Hi-point: https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperst...0)-bill-finish

The golden desert eagle: https://shopkahrfirearmsgroup.com/fi...anium-gold.asp

Fancy pants milled Glocks (don't hate me, maybe they do perform better!) https://www.zevtechnologies.com/zev-gallery-page

Anything that has been cerakoted to look "battle worn". Ugh. "I can't be bothered to actually carry / use my firearm myself, but boy I'd like to look as if I did". Let's play make believe. https://www.cerakote.com/project-gal...-and-satin-mag

Don't mean to derail thread, just automatically thought of the opposite.
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