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What was your first pistol?

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Hill Billy, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. gdr_11

    gdr_11 Active Member

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    Mine was an S&W Model 19 - kept it for 10 years than sold it. Was heavy into reloading all week and then shooting all weekend. Probably ran 3-4 thousand rounds through that poor gun, S&W had to replace a cylinder because of some of the hot loads I was blowing through it. Miss that gun but hear that the Model 19 is coming back!
     


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  2. TreyG-20

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    Thompson Center Contender .22 Hornet. I wish I still had that.
     
  3. Old_Inspector

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    My first handgun and revolver was a 4-inch stainless steel Ruger Security-Six in .357 Magnum/.38 Special in 1982. I gave it to one of my brothers back in 1997; he still has it and will probably keep it.
    My first pistol was a National Model 1 derringer in .41 Rimfire Short that was given to me to hold as a family heirloom in 1982. It was one of two that belonged to my great-great-great uncle from his riverboat gambler days.
     
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  4. Budintx

    Budintx New Member

    1965–during TxDPS Academy, I bought a Llama.380 semi (it’s a miniature 1911.) best I can remember the ole boy I bought it from said it was practically new. Yes, I’ve still got it.
     
  5. tbark44

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    H&R stainless 6 shot 22/22mag Mom Bought it for me for Christmas 1978 ,got stolen in 84 but it was almost worn out it had been fixed a couple times then lots o bullets thru it
     
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  6. Noggin

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    Colt Trooper MKIII .357 4". I bought it in 1975 during the RCC phase of my training at the Royal Military Academy (most of the purchase price was covered by money I had left over from my Officer's Uniform Allowance). Yes back in those days it was possible in UK to obtain a licence to own such a weapon, I filled out a form sent it to the local police authority and about 6 weeks later received my certificate which allowed my to purchase the weapon and ammo. In 1979 I bought my second pistol a multi-caliber HK4:
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    I kept both weapons until just before I left the Army in 1994. I decided to sell them as it was going to become increasingly difficult to renew my licence trying to keep them at home rather than "on base". My timing was fortuitous as the Dunblane school massacre took place in 1996, which was the event the brought about the UK handgun ban.
     
  7. sqlsvrman

    sqlsvrman New Member

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    My first pistol was a Colt Gold Cup followed by a H&K VP70Z (yep back in the 80's).
    Sadly I don't have either of them any more. I wish I still had both.
     
  8. Wodon43

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  9. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Second post in 2 years.
    Welcome to the Forum!
     
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  10. jrbfishn

    jrbfishn TGT Addict

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    Reproduction 1860 Colt New Army .44.
    My ex brother in law ruined it while I was out of town. I wasn't happy.

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