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Old October 15, 2019, 04:22 PM   #101
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I have several older handguns in the line up. They work as well or better than my newer ones.
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Old October 16, 2019, 09:43 PM   #102
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If something made in the 1980's is old, what the hell does that make me?
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Old October 17, 2019, 10:25 AM   #103
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At the least, middle aged.

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Old October 17, 2019, 03:44 PM   #104
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Have a couple that were made in the fifties. I, myself, was made in the thirties. i'd say that makes me a geezer.
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Old October 17, 2019, 05:31 PM   #105
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I still carry a 1960s model Colt Detective Special.
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Old October 17, 2019, 05:41 PM   #106
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Have a couple that were made in the fifties. I, myself, was made in the thirties. i'd say that makes me a geezer.
It gets harder every year to carry one that's older than you are. I still have a few I haven't caught up to yet.
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Old October 19, 2019, 06:11 PM   #107
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Does a Smith & Wesson 3913 9mm count?
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Old October 19, 2019, 11:13 PM   #108
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My 1967 4' Colt Revolver which was my on/off duty weapon. In my town which needed extra patrols & did I luck out with that one.
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Old October 20, 2019, 06:07 AM   #109
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I carry a Ruger Security Six with a six inch barrel, made in 1981.
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Old October 20, 2019, 08:34 AM   #110
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I still carry a 1960s model Colt Detective Special.

Similar affliction here.




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Old October 20, 2019, 03:41 PM   #111
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Similar affliction here.
Except your Colt (1973-1981) is a teeny-bopper when compared to Charshooter's Colt (1950-1972).
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Old October 20, 2019, 04:00 PM   #112
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Guns are not like cars. They don't really deteriorate as they get older. IF they are well maintained, and springs are replaced, a decades old gun can give just as good service as a new one.

That said, I don't currently use an older gun for CCW (when in a state where I can) or for home defense. My oldest gun for defensive use is my 1991 manufacture Taurus 85CH (I don't carry it anymore, but it does sometimes get used as a HD gun). That said, I'd have no issue carrying an old revolver or auto (that proved reliable) for defense. When I had my first year S&W 57, my intent was to use it as a woods gun (it was in too good shape, I didn't feel right holstering a gun that was older than me and putting holster wear on it since it was near pristine for all that time), I did occasionally load up my S&W 19 (P&R) for HD when I had it, my first HD gun was a 1980s manufacture Taurus 82, and I even loaded my 1940s or 50s Colt Police Positive Special for home defense when I had it (and I would have carried it if I was allowed at the time). The only disclaimer, if I get an older gun that is pristine, or near pristine, I might feel bad putting new holster wear on an old gun that made it that long (I'm a history guy, so if it is old or significant enough, I start thinking museum piece, or at least preserving history). However, if it was well loved/used/carried and already has some wear, I would be proud to put my own mark on the gun myself with my own holster wear.

Oh, when I was a pipe smoker, finding a birth year pipe was often something people looked for (I had a birth year Dunhill for a little while). I would love to find a birth year (1970) Colt Cobra, Agent, Detective Special, S&W 19 or 10 to carry (when I can carry).

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Old October 28, 2019, 12:47 AM   #113
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Daily carry is a Colt (lightweight for you new guys) Commander, .45 ACP. Desingned in the 1940s and this one dates from a manufacturing date of the middle '70s.
Sometimes in hot weather a Smith & Wesson M36 with a barrel pin.

I do have a new fangled double action pistol in 9x19mm! A Smith & Wesson M39.
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Old November 18, 2019, 04:25 PM   #114
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Does my Glock 17 count as an old gun? lol.

Just kidding, but I did carry a Browning High Power every now and again. Almost 10 years ago.
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Old November 18, 2019, 11:24 PM   #115
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Let's get back on topic.

Do you carry an old gun?
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Old November 19, 2019, 12:40 AM   #116
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I carry one of the first Keltec P32s made.
I have lots of "old" guns, and I wouldn't hesitate to carry almost any of them.
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Old November 19, 2019, 08:39 AM   #117
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Let's get back on topic.

Do you carry an old gun?
Today it is a 32acp Colt 1903 Type 3 that was made in 1919 and an FN Model 1906 25acp from 1913-1914 era.

The Colt:



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Old November 22, 2019, 12:01 PM   #118
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Post-transfer bar for carry. pre-transfer bar ok for the night stand. 1970 something?
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Old December 15, 2019, 09:00 PM   #119
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I carry a 1988 Browning Hi Power. It fits your criteria of 80s or older
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Old December 16, 2019, 05:50 PM   #120
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I carry a 1978 Bulgarian Makarov 90% of the time. It is slim and very easy to conceal even with an OWB holster at 4 oclock. I can aslo draw it faster than my 1911s and Glock 19. I carry two extra magazines.
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Old December 18, 2019, 06:48 PM   #121
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For 30 yrs, I carried a 38 special revolver,,,made in Brazil,,,,I like it when I bought it, so in the next few years I bought four more....I alternate all five,, they are as exact as I could get them...All have custom made grips, no sights, because they are for point blank, up to 7 yards range... I shoot one of them at least three times a week for practice,,,,50 rounds each time. Works for me....
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Old December 20, 2019, 10:25 PM   #122
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Does a 1927 Colt PPS 4" qualify?

Just acquired a Pachmyar "grip insert" to take up the"knuckle" rapper grip.gives me a nice handling revolver and it is LITE!
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Old December 20, 2019, 10:41 PM   #123
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Colt Pre-National Match 45 & P7m8 when traveling.
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Old December 21, 2019, 08:09 AM   #124
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Do you carry an old gun?

I just added a MKE Walther PP clone made in 1950 to my carry rotation.
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Old December 21, 2019, 09:08 AM   #125
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!982 Smith model 13. Gen 2 Glock about the oldest carry guns I have.
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