Beater Gun


January 12, 2003, 06:59 PM
I have a Colt Magnum Carry. I'm not impressed with the trigger, finish, or other things on it that make it an impressive revolver. So I carry it in the car and CCW often, so my other revolvers don't get scratched or beat up bouncing around.
What ends up, my guns that I like alot stay put up and the old beater gun goes everywhere.
Does any one else have this problem?

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January 12, 2003, 07:51 PM
I was stuck in a quandry. I have some nice guns that work very well & I am quite proficient with, but I didn't want to beat them up from daily carry, but I didnt' want to depend on defending myself w/ a 'beater' gun. What I ended up doing was buying an older, well worn version of a favorite gun & carry that. Somehow, it just feels better to carry something that has already been broken in ;)

January 12, 2003, 07:54 PM
Yep, my PA-63 seems to go everywhere.

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January 12, 2003, 07:58 PM
Same with the old Bulgarian Makarov. The true "grunt" of my stable. It has been around.

January 12, 2003, 08:19 PM
First Generation Colt SAA, it was only in 99% condition, so I figured what the hell.

January 12, 2003, 09:46 PM
i have a glock 19 that i do like alot. luckily for me i don't worry so much about bumps or scratches to the frame or slide. of course i do live in maryland so ccw isn't possible. but if the day ever comes where ccw in maryland is possible, i wouldn't hesitate to put it through daily carry.

Standing Wolf
January 12, 2003, 10:46 PM
If it's worth staking my life on, it better look sharp, feel sharp, and be sharp.

4v50 Gary
January 12, 2003, 10:49 PM
I'll top your fib Lone Gunman.

Yeah, an old surplus 1911. While it was pristine, it was not a beauty to behold and besides, there's nothing special about a gun made by some choral group.;)

January 12, 2003, 10:51 PM
I agree with Standing Wolf. I take good care of my breaters as well as my collectibles. The wife looks at me funy sometimes because I treat my guns so well.

January 13, 2003, 01:27 AM
I hate to tell you guys but my "beater" is a CZ-97. I only have 2 mags, and thats all I ever will. The thing works, but I like and have rubbed out 1911's and the CZ lives in jeeps and trucks and is starting to rust nicely. It may get plated some day-maybe.:D

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