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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.
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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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A lightweight Commander from the seventies, when they were just called Commanders because they were all lightweight.
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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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Old August 19, 2018, 07:11 PM   #65
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Model 37 from early 80’s?
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Old August 21, 2018, 08:18 AM   #66
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I've been known to carry an old Model 19.
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Old August 21, 2018, 09:27 AM   #67
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Same here.

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Old August 21, 2018, 05:12 PM   #68
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1980...Old ???? Heck I got underwear , socks and tee shirts I still wear older than that.
How can 1980 be old when the car you still drive every day is a 1968 Chevy Malibu ?
The J-frame S&W I carry I don't consider old.
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Old August 23, 2018, 01:47 PM   #69
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How old qualifies as old?

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Old August 24, 2018, 05:42 AM   #70
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All things are relative. To a millennial, anything made in the twentieth century is old.

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Old August 26, 2018, 05:37 PM   #71
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How old qualifies as old?

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If you have to ask, it's old.

And I would amend the comment about Millennials. To them, something made more than 10 years ago is "old".
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Old August 27, 2018, 05:53 AM   #72
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So the thread got me to actually take a look at what I carry and if the question is "Is the handgun I happen to be carrying older than I am?" the answer is "Yes" about a quarter of the time. But all of the handguns but one are ones I've owned and carried for over twenty years. The two most common revolvers carried are a Colt Army Special made in 1919 and a third series Colt Detective Special that is at least thirty years old. In bottom feeders the three most common carry handguns are an East German Makarov, a Sig 230 and a Browning BDM.
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Old August 27, 2018, 08:38 AM   #73
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I carry a H&K P92 in .45 I think is a very early 80's.
I also carry a newer Sig P230 .380.
All my other handguns are old.
I am old.
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Old August 27, 2018, 05:52 PM   #74
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I'll carry this old-school SW .38 Airweight Bodyguard sometimes in a pocket holster. The small grip frame and lightweight makes it easy to carry:



Every once in a while, I'll also stick this Colt Agent into a pancake-style holster:

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Old August 30, 2018, 05:53 PM   #75
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Browning BDA 380 from 1981
S&W Model 15-2 from 1968
Polish Radom P-64 from 1970

But I'm older than these.
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