What was your last new handgun purchase for 2002?


December 31, 2002, 01:36 AM
First off, I want to wish every one a Happy and Safe New Year!

A stainless Ruger Mark II .22 pistol made my last one for the year, but I'm already planning for my 2003 purchase - I have my "safety" know-how, HSC card, 3 months worth of utility bills, and a clean thumb ready to go! :rolleyes:

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December 31, 2002, 02:01 AM
After five years of bashing 1911s as a loyal Glock owner,

I bought a Kimber Classic Stainless (Series I) with a ton of upgrades from a friend at a gunshop for $550. Great deal and the gun is as accurate as people claim. More accurate than any of my 45 ACP Glocks at least.

December 31, 2002, 02:33 AM
Taurus 85, bobbed 38spl.


December 31, 2002, 02:40 AM
Beretta Neos. My first .22, and so far it's a beaut.

December 31, 2002, 02:43 AM
S&W mdl.66 2.5 in. barrel......tom

unless I buy one tommorow, but my wife would probably kill me:impaled:

Flying V
December 31, 2002, 03:05 AM
Mateba 44 magnum, unless the Steyr M40 I have on layaway but won't pay off until January counts.

December 31, 2002, 03:23 AM
Walther P99 QPQ 9mm. Hopefully be buying another early in the new year.:D

December 31, 2002, 03:27 AM
Another new gun that is , not another P99.:)

December 31, 2002, 03:36 AM
These are the two I purchased at the same time and actually took possesion of:


I also put a deposit on a Dan Wesson Razorback a week after picking the above up.

December 31, 2002, 04:19 AM
Walther P22.

(It should have been a H&K P2000 Euro model....still waiting.) :rolleyes:

December 31, 2002, 04:51 AM
Glock 17 3rd generation with 17-round magazines (we don't have that ridiculous federal ban on high cap mags)

my dad is still waiting for his AR-15

December 31, 2002, 06:05 AM
Beretta Neo.


December 31, 2002, 07:14 AM
Beretta 950.

December 31, 2002, 07:25 AM
Smith and wesson 65-3 round butt and a 3" barrel.

December 31, 2002, 07:29 AM
Ruger bisley v. 44mag

December 31, 2002, 07:50 AM
A Stinger Pen Gun


I paid for it in 2002 but haven't recieved it yet, but it is ordered.

December 31, 2002, 08:03 AM
A SIG 245! Dennis

Peter M. Eick
December 31, 2002, 08:30 AM
Dan Wesson 722 6" 22 revolver. I will go shoot it in an hour, bought it yesterday.

December 31, 2002, 08:39 AM
A stainless steel Ruger GP100 357 Mag. with the 6" barrel.


December 31, 2002, 08:42 AM
Well if "new" means new to me, I bought a 1916 Colt New Service on the 13th and a 1940's S&W 2" M&P on the 14th.

I'm looking one last time afterwork today before I retire my BFSC card... ;)


December 31, 2002, 09:56 AM

Bought it at a show in late spring!

Neal Bloom
December 31, 2002, 10:25 AM
SIG P220. Already saving up for another.

December 31, 2002, 10:44 AM
I wasn't as active as I was in '01. I only bought 3 handguns this year, the last one being my USPc 9:D
Happy New Year one & all!

December 31, 2002, 10:54 AM
Finished off my first year of gun buying and ownership by getting a Glock 22. Bought my first one in January of this year, and now many guns later, I will be shopping for more at the show next month! :)

Happy new year!

December 31, 2002, 11:07 AM
Yesterday I purchased a stainless Colt 1991 Commander with the new rollmarks to be my project gun for 2003. On this gun, my 'smithing plans are minimal. New Navidrex micarta grips and hex-head grip screws, an Ed Brown snakeskin mainspring housing, and a Casull short trigger are the only planned part changes. I may also change the extractor, but I want to shoot it some more before I decide.

December 31, 2002, 11:53 AM
Last gun I purchased in 2002 was a S&W 686+ .357 revolver.

Austin Hemphill
December 31, 2002, 11:54 AM
One and only gun purchase this year was a custom STI built by Jhonny Lim of limcat. Long heavy dustcover limited gun. It is the most accurate an reliable gun I have ever owned. And I have owned glocks and an USP.

December 31, 2002, 11:54 AM
Used (uh, preowned) Ruger SP101, Ruger MkII.

deputy tom
December 31, 2002, 12:58 PM
My last New purchase was My CZ75B Mil.tom.

Kevinch,You're sure having fun taunting Me with pictures of that SP101,aren't You?! LOL.tom.:D :D :D

December 31, 2002, 01:47 PM
My last buy was on the 21st, when a new CZ75BD Compact PCR followed me home. I've cleaned and fondled, but haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. :(

December 31, 2002, 01:52 PM
Sig 220 in two-tone.:D

December 31, 2002, 02:06 PM
My last one was a Colt Junior in .25ACP for my mousegun collection. :)

December 31, 2002, 02:41 PM
Monday morning I picked a slightly used S&W 1006 10mm to go with my 1066..... I love me some 10mm...:D


December 31, 2002, 03:01 PM
I back-to-backed on a Ruger Super RedHawk in .454 and a Taurus pt-25. Hows that for both ends of the spectrom...?


December 31, 2002, 03:10 PM
I just got a browning highpower one of the silver chrome models. Ronald

December 31, 2002, 03:20 PM
SIG P229 in .40 S&W with a .357 SIG barrel. Nitron finish.

December 31, 2002, 03:35 PM
Para-Ord P14-45 stainless.

December 31, 2002, 04:29 PM
Redhawk in 44Mag w/ 5 1/2" barrel.

December 31, 2002, 04:33 PM
I picked up a Kimber Stainless II it is the most accurate handgun I have ever owned:D

December 31, 2002, 04:33 PM
A used in excellent shape Smith & Wesson 25-5 6" in .45 Colt. :D

December 31, 2002, 04:56 PM
I bought 2 in December. A Sig P-239 and a Browning MK III Hi-Power.

Only the Sig has came home so far, picked it up on 12-30-02. I have to wait until 1-30-03 to bing the BHP home. The wait is killing me.

December 31, 2002, 05:25 PM
P99 9x19. Green.



December 31, 2002, 06:17 PM
HK P7M8, Today... :-)

December 31, 2002, 07:05 PM
Kel-Tec P32. But that's been a while.

I think I am going to concentrate on long guns for a bit. :D

December 31, 2002, 08:53 PM
CZ 75 P-01 and is it ever nice.


December 31, 2002, 09:24 PM
Dan Wesson "Razorback" 10mm auto.


December 31, 2002, 09:28 PM
Purchased a used blued Manurhin PPK/S in .380 from my dealer less than an hour before he closed tonight. Wanted to be his last customer of the year.

December 31, 2002, 09:45 PM
I was in the holliday spirit (Kawanzaa) so I bought a used "AMT Auto-Mag II, .22 mag."!

December 31, 2002, 10:16 PM
dleong has good taste.:D I got a Ruger GP100 with 6" barrel also.

December 31, 2002, 10:20 PM
Last new one was a Kahr PM9.


I really want a Kimber TLE.

December 31, 2002, 10:24 PM
My last new handgun of the year was a Ruger Mark II Competition Target Model.

But, more recently, I picked up a new-to-me Bulgarian Makarov in excellent condition.


January 1, 2003, 12:20 PM
Well shoot,

Am I banned from the handguns board now?

I just realized that I didn't buy a handgun last year. I can't remember buying one anyway. Did buy 3 rifles, 2 scopes(for nearly $900), a front rest w/ windage top, rear bags, front bags, Dewey rods, digital trigger scale, hand tools and bunch of stuff, but no handguns.

Don't feel sorry for me though, I bought quite a few starting in 1999.

If I could just find the right Commander. I'm too picky.


January 1, 2003, 12:30 PM
JohnBT, you need to work on that. Make it a New Year's resolution.

Gary H
January 1, 2003, 12:42 PM
Purchased two at virtually the same time. Picked up a new Valtro, my first 1911 and a used S&W mod 19 2 1/2" from a fellow TFL member. Thought that the S&W had a loose lockup, but turns out that the loose lockup was in my brain. Great gun.

January 1, 2003, 12:52 PM
RRA Varmint. 2003 is going to be a very lean year.

January 1, 2003, 01:01 PM
walther p 22.

Invisible Swordsman
January 1, 2003, 02:23 PM
Used S&W model 67, picked up last Saturday.

January 1, 2003, 05:29 PM
I bought a NIB 6" nickle Python early last year. Business has to pick up in 2003 so I can buy more.

January 1, 2003, 07:32 PM
Traded in a Taurus 85 on a S&W 642. I trust the Smith will be more reliable than the Taurus.

4v50 Gary
January 1, 2003, 07:56 PM
Didn't buy new but a used S&W 22 revolver.

January 1, 2003, 08:00 PM
My last gun of the year was a Kahr PM9.

January 2, 2003, 11:54 AM
Taurus Mdl. 44, 4" stainless.

January 2, 2003, 12:11 PM
Springfield XD40. Nice and Sweet ;)

January 2, 2003, 04:55 PM
SP101 stainless 2 1/4" barrel. Pick it up today!

January 2, 2003, 05:44 PM
New to me.

Colt Magnum Carry, got it in late November.

January 2, 2003, 06:20 PM
The Beretta 92 compact. Second in a line of many more to follow! :D

January 2, 2003, 07:27 PM
Another Bulgie Mak, for Christmas. I LIKE THEM.

January 3, 2003, 01:22 AM
A Kahr PM9, more or less on a whim. I went to the store to sell off a Taurus .22 revolver that I'd wanted to get rid of. I was weak, saw the PM9 and...

January 3, 2003, 01:26 AM
A .40 S&W sub compact from Glock
a.k.a. G27 with aftermarket mag release and slide release. Added a pinky extension. It shoots well. Need to get used to the kick.

January 3, 2003, 03:55 AM
40 S&W
AET Bushing Barrel
Short dustcover
3 sided slide with serrated top
Free-form serrations front and rear
Tri-glide trigger
Compact Scott's Grip
Custom Serial Number-cardboardkiller01

Calif. Hunter
January 3, 2003, 12:25 PM
A Ruger Super Single-Six convertible. For some reason, I've just never had one,though just about everyone else in my family does. The rest of my purchases in 2002 were rifles.

January 3, 2003, 11:38 PM
Got a great deal on a beautiful Bulgarian Makarov... thought I had a pic... nope. Maybe later.

happy old sailor
January 4, 2003, 12:21 AM
Taurus 817, snubbie, seven shot, ported, ultralight, stainless, back in November. weighs about a pound empty. nib. 440 list. 300 out the door. oh, is .38 spec +p rated.

December purchase held at bay by having 12 grandkids and 3 greats. think i will just get another Contender bbl this mo.

January 4, 2003, 03:39 AM
The Dan Wesson "Razorback" 10MM. Serial #29 of 150.:D

January 4, 2003, 08:09 AM
Hard Chrome BHP :D

Col. Mustard
January 4, 2003, 08:30 AM
SiG P220, to go with my P228 and P232.

I'm starting a family. :rolleyes: :uhoh: :D

January 4, 2003, 08:34 AM
A new (AC date code) HKP7M8.

January 4, 2003, 10:18 PM
Last handgun purchase was my Dan Wesson 7460 .45ACP/.45Super/.45WinMag/.460 Rowland conversion. Bought it back in November. Wasn't my last gun bought during the year, but it was my last handgun bought during the year.

January 4, 2003, 10:50 PM
My last purchases in December 2002:

S&W Mod. 638
S&W 386PD
S&W Mod. 66 3-1/4" Hi-Viz

Am I in some kind of a revolver rut or what?! I'm finding myself selling off the semi-autos (and some of my Tauri). As I'm getting old(er) I guess I'm feeling like going back to the basics. Revo's just seem to be more "comfortable" and fun nowadays.

January 5, 2003, 01:12 AM
Hmmm .... last one was Super Blackhawk... needed a replacement .44 after having gotten rid of Redhawk (bad move!).

Blackhawk is Ok tho ... no complaints.!

January 5, 2003, 01:40 AM
This one. Yes I took it apart. I did a trigger job. It shoots like a champ.:D

January 5, 2003, 03:41 AM
beretta neos .22

January 5, 2003, 12:05 PM
Springfield mil-spec. First 1911 and I am hooked.

January 5, 2003, 12:20 PM
New? Kel-Tec P32.

Flash Hole
January 5, 2003, 12:30 PM
SA1911 on 9/11/2

January 6, 2003, 08:43 AM
Last gun of the year for me was the North Americian Guardian in the new 32NAA caliber. Dealer had two boxes of the new ammo, which I soon shot up, with no problems, but now I'm having trouble locating more ammo localy.

January 6, 2003, 10:08 PM
A Glock 20 and a Springfield Milspec in 38 super. It was a very good Christmas.

Mr. Chitlin
January 8, 2003, 11:43 PM
Glock 17

January 9, 2003, 12:36 PM
Beretta Mini 8000. I wish I could afford to buy one gun a month.

January 9, 2003, 07:47 PM
Ruger MKII, stainless, 5 1/2" bull. Now, my favorite pistol.

Marvin Gardens
January 10, 2003, 02:14 AM
NIB STI (not California) Edge .40.

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