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Right now the ones I'll admit to are:

Beretta 92SB (took out a guy's nut sack with this one when he tried to mug me many years ago)

Beretta 92FS - I have 2 of these

Beretta 70S - great little .22LR

Ruger MKII - 6 inch heavy barrel (need to get one in stainless)

S&W - Model 17 (nice 10 shot 22)

Ortgies in 32 ACP (nice older piece of German craftmanship)

Glock 19 (work's - not mine){ok if you can tolerate lots of plastic in a firearm - yeah I know its really some sort of polymer - its all plastic to me especially when you can bend the frame when putting on the slide so it only catches on the front rails - made out of pure cheap trash in my opinion but they shoot ok)

Glock 26 (work's not mine) {see above}

I need some new guns that is for sure....

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I'm a Colt Python fanatic myself. I used to only even look at semi-autos, but a couple of years back something snapped and I started paying attention to revolvers.

Got some REAL nice ones, too! One of the rarest is a .41 mag model with 8 inch barrel.

Hmm, I have a Colt Anaconda in .45Colt with an 8 inch barrel sitting at my FFL guy's place right now. Guess I need to pick it up one of these days.

Maybe we need a photo gallery in here. Or perhaps a "What the heck IS this?" forum for posting a photo of some unidentified gun.

Darn, I feel like I am chomping at the bit!
 

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We definitely need a What Is It/What is it Worth Forum that pictures can be posted in. That would be great.

As for those Colts, guess they are always going up in value especially since Colt is pretty much out of the gun making for the general population business. I had a chance to pick up a Colt Troopper in 22LR., but it fell through - oh well, next estate sale please.
 

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List........

Colt model 22

Colt Mustang Pocketlite .380

Colt MK IV series 80 1911 enhanced stainless .45 acp

Kimber Custom Shop Ultra CDP .45 acp

Ruger Blackhawk .357 mag

Ruger Bearcat .22

Charco off duty .38 spl.

North American arms .22 revolver

Not a lengthy list but I've got most of the bases covered.
 

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Darn! I guess I am too paranoid to just go ahead and list all of my handguns here. But I guess over time the entire list will show up here scattered throughout all of the threads.

I once told someone that I have TWO gun vaults. One is filled with guns, and the other is filled with black powder.

A bad guy breaking in needs to chose wisely if he is using a cutting torch! :scatter:
 

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I had second thoughts......

But I've got a short list.
Besides, a bad guy would have to get by the Chihuahuas and pit bull to get in the house.

I was wondering if we'd get a list from you Rich but assumed it was too lengthy to type out! :D
 

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Heck, I invited a BATF agent to take a look inside my gun vault one day. Have to tell you about that someday....
 

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I'd like to have a lot more guns someday myself; right now I have to settle for what I have already, and a foot locker and a few ammo cans full of all sorts of ammo.
 

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I have a little room in my safe for a few more handguns, but to tell you the truth, ever since I got my P7M8, I haven't bought another handgun.

Some of my favorites to shoot are my the Glock 19C, HK USPc .40, and Walther P22 (lucked out--got the first one that appeared in my area when they came out and have had ZERO problems with it).

Rifles are a different story, but until something else comes along that catches my eye, I'm pretty set on pistols.
 

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Amen, Brother Cultist. (Of course if you're like me, you spent your gun allowance just to get the P7 ;) )

I've owned many, and except for the P7, my heart still belongs to the old fashioned 1911. I can shoot faster and with more accuracy that I can with anything else I have. Not to mention, it is just a great looking firearm; a real work of art.
 

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I have always wanted a 1911 BUT I'm afraid that if I do get one, I'll spend all of my time/$$ custominzing it (them) and have no time for anything else I own.
 

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What's the scoop on the Walther P22?

I've handled them at gun shows and really like the feel of them, but some casual browsing on the net saw people calling them "jamamatics". Have people been having problems with them?

But it looks like a real fun .22! If it works, of course.
 

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The P22 is a great little plinking gun. The DA trigger pull is al little to high for such a small gun, but in SA, it's great. It's not as accurate as a MK II or a good Buckmark, but it can shoot decent groups and it's good for novice shooters.

The early P-22's had a magazine design flaw that made the first round not feed properly. Something to do with the angle of the feed ramp. S & W was handling the USA portion of the warrenty work and they replaced all of the magazines with a new design or a new gun, depending on the problems.

I have 2 of them (one is mine, the other is the wife's) and both are in the low 1500 serial number range. We have put 10-11K rounds through them and both have always fed flawlessly (except for a few bad rounds: remington golden bullet value packs).

I never replaced the mags since I had no problems. Why mess with something that works, right?

If you do get one, and I would recommend it, get the set that has both the 3.5" and the 5" barrels.
 

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Heck, I might get one. I was just looking throug a gun rag and saw an ad for a Hammerli Trialside (I think that was the name) Actually comes with a test target. I might have to keep my eyes peeled for one of these the next gun show I go to. I think one in Orlando is coming up soon, so maybe I can get out before I have to start worrying about preparing for the reptile show I'm doing in Chicago in October.

BTW, I was REALLY hoping to go to the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot this fall, but dang it if the Chicago Reptile show isn't on the same darned weekend. I've been dying to get to Knob Creek, but the two events they have are both just bad times for me. Darn it....
 

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Hi Gang;
I've a few handguns, but in reality do not shoot them much anymore. Years ago, I won a couple of State Championships in PPC and Bullseye, and still remember how well I could hold and shoot then. When the eyes go, then so does the shooting. In reality, if I really 'wanted ' to, I could put a red dot on a semi auto or revolver and still shoot bullseye. But, time is another consideration as well as desire. I guess I no longer have the drive and competitive spirit necessary to do well on a competitive basis. One really needs to 'want' to do this to do well.
Anyway, that said, I do have a few nice firearms, and among my favorite handguns are a Colt Delta Elite in 10mm, Springfield mil spec in 45acp, circa 1955 Colt Commercial Gov't model in 45acp, Colt Officer's model in 45acp, Colt Gov't in 9X23 with 38 Stupid barrel, Glock 19/17/24. Used to carry a Glock on duty, and can't shake the habit.
Also have a few revolvers, such as S&W 44 maggie Stainless Classic Hunter with 7.5in barrel, S&W 357 686 with adjustable front and rear sights, S&W model 15 38, and a couple of others I guess. I've been lucky, as in my adult life, I've been able to pursue my hobby with a vengence, and have not shirked from that duty :)
I met my wife while teaching a handgun training course in the mid eighties in Ocala , Florida at Florida Community College. Not a bad way to meet women, for the single guys that come here. At least , when you meet a woman, she'll have somewhat of the same interest you do. My bride, Jane, actually buys me guns. What a woman !
But, unfortunately, turnabout is fairplay, so she has her own Sig P220 in 45acp, S&W 4506 in 45acp, and a few smaller carry pieces. In reality, she can probably outshoot me in deliberate marksmanship with a handgun.
Otherwise, no contest--- she said I could say that once in a while.
I have always liked handguns, but my favorite shooting piece is, and always will be a good rifle. One can do anything with a rifle that one can do with a handgun better, except conceal it. And therein lies the hook.
 

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Hammerli Trialside

This gun has caught my eye also.

I picked up Colt .22, looks like a Cadet but has nothing other then Colt 22 stamped on the gun. It's a fun plinker (non adjustable sites) but I'd like to try something a bit more sophisicated.
 
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Anyone here completed an 80% finished

receiver? They are really a big deal in the AR15 world, and are coming on strong in the 1911 format, too. All you supposedly have to do on the 1911 is machine in the rails for the slide to move in. That's no big deal. they are legal to mail to anyone, as are all the other parts to assemble a gun. They do not have to be serial numbered, no paperwork, no FFL dealer need be involved at all.
 

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What sort of machinery would be necessary to complete that 20 percent remaining? Milling machine?
 
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It's been done with nothing but hacksaw

(2 blades brazed or epoxied together) a "safeside" file, valve grinding compound, mallet, vice, and magic marker. A pretty cost effective way is to have a Dremel Router, dremel vertical under the table, with the cutter above the table. the frame is inverted, held vertical on the table, and passed back and forth along the cutter. with the cutter being raised with each pass, perhaps allowances being made for wear on the cuttoff wheel.

u need a slide, and preferably a fully proven 1911 frame there, to make measurements and comparisons. The Tannery Shop frames aren't that great when it comes to quality control, and they are castings. Go to Roderus Custom Gunworks, forums, to get the full skinny. A guy there named KT Sovereign supposedly offers superior ones, but I believe that they are machined as "halves" (split lengthwise) and then brazed together, but the photos indicate that it's all done VERY professionally, but also pretty expensive. The Tannery shop guyj(william) is in the Guard, in Iraq, last I knew.
 

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i got a chance to get my all time favorite revolver about 10 yrs ago. at a gun show and friend of a friend had a LNIB 1968 vintage S&W model 27 with a 6" barrel. it was just my lucky day i guess as he wanted only $100 and my old model 13 for it. the spousal unit has her fathers colt snubbie det spl that she likes to shoot sometimes. as you might guess that old model 27 is my baby. i thought once about getting it reblued so it was like brand new but my best friend talked me out of it. he said that i would be afraid to screw up the new finish so i wouldn't shoot it. hhuuummmm i wonder if thats true. the barretta model 70s is another of my favorites if a chance comes along i'll get one of those some day.
 
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