Why so many Ps?


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JDGray
September 27, 2006, 02:42 PM
Does it stand for pistol? Seems like evevyone uses P before a number, when giving the gun a model number. :D

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Ala Dan
September 27, 2006, 02:53 PM
SIG Classic P-series :uhoh: :D

Distinguish'es it from the (SP) or SIG PRO models?

Black Majik
September 27, 2006, 05:37 PM
P9
PM9
P35
P38
P22
P3AT
P11
P1
PPK
P226/228/210/229/245/220/225/239/232/230
P01
SP01
P7M8
P7M13
PSP
P99
USP
CDP
PII


Hmm... you might be onto something... :evil:

frogger42
September 27, 2006, 08:03 PM
I'd say it stands for pistol. I'll ask my P226 when I get home. :)

lance22
September 27, 2006, 08:11 PM
P comes from Latin Parabellum ... "For War". Hence, the name of the 9mm.

Cliff47
September 27, 2006, 09:09 PM
Using the list by Black Majic, some of those pistols are not manufactured in 9m/m. I would have to cast my vote with 'Pistole' or 'Pistol', and then the year of acceptance/manufacture.

Juna
September 27, 2006, 09:27 PM
P = Pistol.

E.g., USP = Universal Self-loading Pistol.

innerpiece9
September 27, 2006, 09:45 PM
most and many "P" models currently in MFG are symbolic of a Polymere version of the pistol makers brand.

Considering this threaed is placed appropriatly and we are talking about Pistols.....

MCgunner
September 27, 2006, 09:54 PM
P9
PM9
P35
P38
P22
P3AT
P11
P1
PPK
P226/228/210/229/245/220/225/239/232/230
P01
SP01
P7M8
P7M13
PSP
P99
USP
CDP
PII


Hmm... you might be onto something...

Well, you missed one of my favorites, the P08 Luger. :D

Oh, the P32.

What else???? Taurus PT92?

Marshall
September 27, 2006, 10:16 PM
Packin. ;)

Ok, how bout Prenup. :D


Seriously, I think some of them use P for Pocket.

SigfanUSAF
September 27, 2006, 10:36 PM
Lest we forget the fairly new P-345?

sm
September 27, 2006, 11:06 PM
Umm well the original version was:

Pistol packing Pete, picked a parcel of pistols for the pistolero's to pack pacing keeping the peace.

Pistol ammo picker-outer Phyllis packed the parcel of ammo while Pistol packing Pete, picked the parcel of pistols for the pistolero's to pack pacing keeping the peace.

You know how stories get told different each time they pass thru a person being told.
Pete & Phyllis just had jalapeno peppers on their piping hot Mexican dinner that day...

Now you know...;)

dam8
September 27, 2006, 11:48 PM
HK p9s
Walther p88
Sig P210

Warren
September 28, 2006, 01:22 AM
PX4

Phil DeGraves
September 28, 2006, 02:43 PM
I believe "P" is the European designation and did stand for "pistole". Of course, in America, everything is "M". M1911, M4, M9, M16, etc.....

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