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Old 07-09-2019, 09:55 PM
bbqncigars bbqncigars is offline
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My first handgun was after I just entered high school in 1972, and a friend told me he knew a student that wanted to get rid of a pistol he'd received from his dad for a birthday present. It was a Ruger SBH with a brass grip frame that had the ejector knocked off when the terrified young man dropped it on the first shot. I spent most of my paper route savings on it ($75). Sent it off to Ruger with an explanation of the damage and request for the price of repair. It was returned whole with no charge. My initial flinch with stout Browning factory loads was epic, but was remedied via some random dummy loads. I still have that gun.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:48 PM
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Bersa Thunder two-tone in .380. I sold it a few years later after ~650 rounds. It never gave me any problems; I just got out of .380 for a while.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:14 PM
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Bersa Thunder two-tone in .380. I sold it a few years later after ~650 rounds. It never gave me any problems; I just got out of .380 for a while.
My first semi auto was a Bersa 380, that gun is a good shooter.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:23 PM
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Browning BDA .380. Still have it.
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:29 PM
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Ruger MK I Target. Still shoot it.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:24 PM
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The first gun I ever bought was a S&W model 29 with 6 1/2" barrel. I was 21 and I was a little curious about the .44 magnum from watching the movie Dirty Harry. It was back in the late 70's and I saved up the money to buy a brand new one. I do not like buying used items because you never know if the previous owner(s) may have abused the item. A few years later and I sold it to help finance a brand new Colt Python. I sold it to finance a Colt AR15 carbine. If I hadn't been making minimum wage back then, I would have kept all of those guns. They don't make the Colt Python anymore.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:59 PM
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Beretta 96
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:06 PM
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Ruger Redhawk in 44 magnum.
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:15 PM
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My first handgun was a Colt Woodsman that I bought used in 1964. I paid $50.00 for it and for sure it's in the safe now. Still a tack driver. Regards
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:47 PM
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First gun April 1974 was a S&W Model 65-3 6" barrel, great shooter, retired and still have it.


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Old 09-10-2019, 09:10 PM
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First handgun was a S&W mod 28-2 Hwy Patrolman .357. Bought it from an officer for $125 in 1982. And I still have it. Love that gun.
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:34 PM
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First handgun was a Stoeger Luger in .22 LR, gift from my parents somewhere around 1970. Still have it and shoot it every other year or so just to relive those days. Really wanted a Ruger back then, I think this is cooler now.
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:47 PM
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Glock 23 Gen4. Purchased it brand new in 2016 when I turned 21. It's my home defense, woods carry and occasional winter carry. I've put about 2000 rounds through it and it's been great so far!
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:21 PM
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S&W 6" Mod 19-2. My dad had to purchase it because I was 19 at the time. Modesto Ca. 1974. Been shooting a bit over 50 years
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:31 AM
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I was six or seven years old. My uncle bought me a Buffalo brand .22 caliber revolver to shoot pigeons in his barn. I think it cost the princely sum of $7 dollars. It may have been used. It shot low and left and I put every .22 shell that I could get my hands on through that gun. I could shoot blackbirds off power lines with it after a while.

Still have it. I do not shoot it and would not trust anyone to fire it. I clean it occasionally and think about the memories when I hold it.
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:46 PM
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My first handgun was a Savage 101, in 1963 I was 13.
The Savage 101 was an interesting gun made from 1960-1968. It is made to resemble a single-action revolver but is actually a single-shot.
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:52 PM
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Old 09-13-2019, 11:12 PM
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My first handgun was a M&P 9c 1.0.

Great little gun and very accurate at 10yds. Not so much at 25 yds.
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Old 09-13-2019, 11:40 PM
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Ruger Mark I, when I was in my early teens. A wonderful .22 that I still miss to this day.
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Old 09-14-2019, 12:03 AM
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My first was a Llama .380, bought in 1975. I was driving a taxicab at the time, and one of my fellow cabbies was shot multiple times in a botched robbery attempt. After my colleague got out of the hospital, I made the comment that I couldn't imagine what must have been going through his mind as he was being shot repeatedly. He said, "What was going through my mind was that I wished I had a gun! The !#*@! might still have shot me, but he wouldn'ta shot me five times!"

After hearing that, I went down ASAP and got myself a pistol. Knowing next to nothing about guns, I made a very bad choice. The Llama was a complete POS, but I didn't have too many options that were within my budget. I saved up some more money and traded up to a Ruger Security Six a few months later.

Thus began a lifelong enthusiasm with guns!
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Old 09-14-2019, 07:03 AM
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My first handgun was not really mine, but belonged to the US Air Force. We trained with, and carried the S&W Model 10 (or 15 depending upon what you drew at the armory) when transporting and loading code tapes for the Minuteman II weapon system.

I never really felt comfortable with a revolver in my hand, but that was probably due to the crappy grips on these revolvers. I shot it well though and qualified expert with it.

The first handgun I bought and owned myself was a WWII AC43 P.38 and was soon followed by a German made PPK/S. After that the Walthers started filling my collection.
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Old 09-14-2019, 09:32 AM
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Ruger Security Six .357 4" Bbl
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:50 AM
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Not the first gun I shot but the first I purchased was a Jennings J25. OK, now that you're done laughing I still have it but made up for that purchase with a Dan Wesson model 15 .357 revolver. Also still have it.

Mark
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:08 AM
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My first handgun was a S&W model 39 that I bought new in the mid 70's
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:38 AM
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My first hand gun was my first firearm. I bought a brand new in the box S&W model 29 with 6 1/2" barrel. Dirty Harry had been out of the theaters and I finally saw it on TV. I wanted to experience the .44 magnum and it was impressive. So much so, that a few years later I traded it toward a brand new Colt Python .357 magnum, which was my second firearm. A year or two later I stupidly traded it on a brand new Colt AR15 carbine. I should have kept the Python.
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