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Can you remember far back enough to answer:
What was the first handgun you ever owned?
I remember my first handgun and I can say I knew little if anything about handguns at the time. I bought it when I lived in Las Vegas, when I was in my young twenties. I wanted it for protection on a trip I was making. When I relocated across the country - I took it apart and threw it into the channel under a bridge in a salt water bay. It was a piece of junk and by the time I got to where I was going that had become apparent to me.

It was a RG - .25, pocket type pistol.

Does RG stand for rotten gun?

My first real pistol (one that I liked and wish I still owned - how true of so many I have gotten rid of) was a Beretta Jetfire. Heck I owned about 4 or 5 of them over the years. But I guess that is cheating, and I do have to admit that my first gun was that, in my opinion, piece of junk RG25. But you know, I sort of wish I still had that one too......

Now over to the rifles forum.....

Best regards,
Glenn B;)
 

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My first handgun was a Glock 22 (.40). I got it a few months after getting off active duty. That was in late '96. Not that long ago.
 

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More of a handcannon than a handgun

Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Mag. I bought it the week after I turned 18. What a fun gun to shoot.

A Sig 229 was my first carry gun and a Les Baer was my first piece of art. :)
 

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Gary, I just KNEW there was something I liked about you!

I have never owned a handgun, because I hunt with rifles and shotguns. If someone were to come into my house, well, let's just say that my "Arkansas Tooth Pick" is much quieter and can't pass projectiles through bedroom walls! :D

However, when I was in my teens, my Dad got a a Ruger Super Redhawk, double action .44 mag with the nine inch barrell. Needless to say, I tore up a BUNCH of sawdust-filled coffee cans with that thing! It was a LOT of fun!

Thanks for bringing that gun back to mind!
 

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My first gun was a Stoeger Luger in .22. Bought it from my cousin for $75. I probably got that back in the early 70s. Or maybe late 60s.... I remember shooting water bugs with it in the stream in back of my parents's house.

That was the only gun I had for the longest time. I married Connie in 1978 and it wasn't too long after that I started thinking about getting something better. I had never discussed guns with her, so I had no idea of what she thought of the idea. So I told her I was thinking about getting a bigger gun, not knowing how she would react. Imagine my surprise when she said "Good! As long as it is a .44 magnum!"

So we went out gun shopping the next day and found a real nice S&W Model 29 with 8 inch barrel. Still have it to this day. Matter of fact, I still have the Stoeger as well.
 

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The first one I bought myself was...

A Nazi Waffenamt marked Walther PPK complete with extra mag and military holster. It was chamberd for .380 and it was in good shape, probably a GI 'souviner' - pistols were easier to bring back in a duffelbag than a rifle. I kept it long enough to discover it wouldn't hit the side of a barn from the inside.:rolleyes: - Traded it off for a Swede Mauser M94 Cavelry Carbine, so I didn't come out too bad in the long run:blush: Still got the Swede, which is just as collectable as the Walther. Funny thing, one of my carry guns nowdays is a PPK clone that is _very_ accurate... Go Figure;)
 

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S&W 915. That's before S&W sold out to the libs. I got it after the no-name storm in Fl. My car was wrecked and FEMA paid for it. As luck would have it, I found another car for about $600 less. I grabbed the 915 for it's name. I went through the police academy with it. We scored high marks. I traded it once for a Remington Rand .45. I got the 9 back by default and now enjoy both.
I'll never part with it again.
 

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my first handgun was a s&w model 15 .357 mag. got it used at nordquist store in ft dodge. i had never even fired a centerfire handgun before and i thought i might as well jump right in with one that could shoot 2 loads .38 and .357. i remember the first time i shot it was with out hearing protection. it felt like someone slapped me in the ears. shot it once without covering my ears never did it again. i traded it for my model 27 s&w about 15 yrs ago. she is a beaut! a 1968 vintage lnib.


the 2nd amendment protects us all.............
 

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My first handgun was a Davis Industries .380. I still have it and bought it a few months ago for $50. Shot over 100 rounds through it without a hiccup. My first rifle which I bought in March, is an AK variant. (SAR-1 AK-47)
 

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My first handgun was a Ruger P-89DC....that was back before any of the hi-cap restrictions. Had a blast with it and it was the first of many Rugers I would come to own.
 
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S&W Model 19 - .357. Got it at age 13 and shot mostly .38 wadcutter reloads for the first few months. Got a Lee Loader with the gun, along with several hundred empties, some 158 cast SWCs and HPs and a 1 pound can of 2400. Leaded the barrel with those first lead bullet loads, but I learned how to shoot. Too bad I didn't know about ear protection. Still paying for the lack of that today.

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I think the Browning BDA380 was the third handgun I ever bought. Very nice piece. Excellent trigger and very reliable. Alas, a friend of mine wanted a nice one, so I wound up selling it to him.
 

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A .32-20 WCF Bisley Colt.
 

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First Pistol

My first handgun was a Glock 29 in 10mm.....love it to this day.Small gun but a potent little package.
 

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Darn! Going right for the gusto! I am not a big fan of Glocks, but I have come darned close to buying the 10mm model at times.

The 10mm is just a real nice round to play with.
 

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@ richard z

Since that purchase I also bought a nice stainless Colt Delta Elite and at a very good price too.:)
 

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Ah! A man after my own heart. I've got a pair of those Delta Elite 10mm stainless models myself. VERY nice guns! I had a blued one for a while (matter of fact, I traded the only Glock I ever owned for it), but I owed my FFL guy so many favors that I gave it to him. He absolutely loves it, and it does my heart good that the gun just isn't wasting away in my vault.

One of the stainless ones I have has had some major trigger work done on it. Smooth as silk. But I think it is set up for very light loads. I've been meaning to put in a heavier spring, but out of sight, out of mind, it seems. I'm thinking maybe I should send it to Barsto to have them work on it for me. They put a .357 Sig barrel in my Beretta 96 and it is an incredible job they did with it. I think they would do an excellent job with my Elite as well.

Yeah, you don't see very many of those stainless Elites at gun shows any longer, so hang onto yours.
 
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