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Old 04-29-2012, 09:24 AM
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I don't remember the make of my first hand gun. It was a cheap 380 auto. I sold it for what I gave for it about 3 years later. This was in the early 80's.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:30 AM
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My first was a Taurus PT92. Its a previous Beretta 92 model with a frame mounted safety, like a 1911. Sold it off to buy a Beretta FS92. Wish I still had it.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:31 AM
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mid 80's series 80 colt GM in stainless steel. A freind of mine still has it. Gonna get it back some day.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:20 AM
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A very used Colt Police Positive, I think 1968.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:26 AM
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First handgun was my issued Beretta M9A1 and I loved it. If I can find a good deal on one I'll probably pick one up considering I have over 10 mags for it sitting around and I spent 8 years of my life training and shooting with it. First purchase (and last Taurus) was the PT1911 right when they came out, I call it my "naive 1911" because it was my first and didn't realize their was a difference in quality, fit, finish, etc. between the different ones.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:55 AM
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My first handgun I bought was a Colt King Cobra blued 4" .357 Mag. My first handgun I was issued was at 17 years old, either a Beretta M9 (shot at Fort Benning) or Colt 1911 (issued at Fort Ord).

I still have the Colt King Cobra. I remember I paid less than $350 for it. Now I cant find them for sale often and when I do they want a Python price. Several thousand rounds were shot through it, hogs killed with it, and my kids were taught to shoot with it. The only issue was a thin ring of metal that went around the fireing pin hole area broke off, but it still works.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:58 AM
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I suspect my first handgun will also be the most unusual one on this list. One of dad's friends who knew how I loved guns gave me this H&R Handy Gun .410 pistol with the 12" barrel - for my 7th birthday in 1933. I loved it - so much fun to shoot - was only chambered for a 2 1/2" shell and, barrel having no choke, the effective range for getting any game (rabbits) was only about 20 yards.





So - it came as a jolt the following year - 1934 - that the ATF - in all their wisdom (spelled GOVERNMENT AGENCY POWER) somehow decided that little .410 pistol was as dangerous to our society as the Thompson Submachine Gun that required registration and a $200 (depression day dollars) fee. In fact, - today is more regulated since if one pays enough money and invests so much time, the "Tommy Gun " can be legally registered, bought, or sold - whereas, if a Handy Gun is found in anyone's possession, there is no legal way it can be registered and the fine is $10,000 for that possession.

I've posted that information before and, inevitably, there nearly always seems to be at least one other "poster" who think they know better and there is a legal way to register one now - I have communicated with a dedicated collector on the east coast who has written a book on this gun as well as tried to get the law changed so these guns (also in 28 gauge) legalized - with no success. The Handy Guns have been reclassified as "Curio & Relic" guns but remain strictly on the list that requires special registration and restriction.

If you are a US Government Agency with power, you need to exercise that power.

The other inconsistency of the restriction on .410 pistols with short barrels is that there are several models on the market - even revolvers - that shoot .410 shells - legal because they also fire 45 colt ammo and, thus have rifling in the barrel - some with barrels only a couple of inches long.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:58 AM
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Colt's MkIV Series 70 Government Model. Bought in 1991 and still shoot it.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:20 PM
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First gun was a Montgomery Wards WesternField 20 ga. I got for Christmas when I was 14.




First handgun was a Russian Makrov 9x18.


Still have bot.


Mak has been promised to my daughter.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:09 PM
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S&W model 639.
Still have it.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:17 PM
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My first was a Bersa Thunder 9 Ultra Compact. One of the easiest, most accurate guns I've shot. I kinda miss it.

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Old 04-29-2012, 05:47 PM
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Beretta 96 I bought when I turned 21. I traded it for a g27 which I traded for a g19 which I sold to get my 1911 I just got and I'm done now
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:54 PM
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Forty years ago I purchased a S&W J frame .38 Bodyguard. The original model, not the newer version. It is still in my rotation of carry pieces.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:00 PM
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A colt python .357 Magnum with a 4" barrel. I sold it because I needed the money and I am sorry to this day.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:02 PM
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Fresh out of high school in '74 I bought a model 29 S&W with 8 3/8 barrel. One of the most accurate handguns I've ever owned. Unfortunately it was way too much gun for a first gun and helped me to acquire a flinch that took quite a while to correct. Sold/traded a year or so later.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:45 PM
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My first handgun was a Browning Buckmark .22. Still have it. No plans to ever get rid of it. It's a lot of fun to shoot, and it's pretty dang accurate.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:03 PM
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:24 PM
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Smith and Wesson 1911SC E series. I started up high so I wouldn't have to come down lol
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:27 PM
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Ruger P94

Sold it to buy a Ruger SP-101

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Old 04-29-2012, 08:35 PM
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First pistol was a Glock 22 in .40 S&W I picked up about 2-2.5yrs ago now. Fairly new to handguns but have been shooting rifles/long guns/shotguns since around 7 or so.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:49 PM
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I shot my dad's Browning my whole life, then shot expert with the Beretta M9 in the military, but never actually owned anything but long guns until 11 years ago. It was a Ruger P97dc. Nice enough gun, but I am a 1911/Browning HP/Beretta nut now.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:23 AM
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My first handgun was a Heritage Rough Rider 22/22M with 6" barrel, I bought it about a year ago and like all my other guns it will never be sold or traded!
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:40 AM
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My first gun was a S&W Model 19 .357 mag, 6" barrel bought in 1980. Still have it.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:54 AM
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My first handgun was a Llama comanche .357 in 1967. I couldn't afford a s&w so this looked just like one. It started me collecting hand guns because it shot so well. It wound up getting stolen along with 23 other hand guns in 1982. Never found any of them and the kid that stole them went to the pen not telling where any of them went. Wish I had them all back.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:16 AM
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Ok, not counting bb guns, my first was a Beretta 92FS. Still have it as I cannot bring myself to ever sell a gun. All will passed down to my kids some day. And I enjoy seeing the collection grow.
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