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Most unusual handgun you've carried.

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Tiro Finale, Jan 9, 2018.

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  1. js8588

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    Zastava Tokarev. One of the new production guns. It's not my EDC, but every so often it comes along for the ride.
     
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  2. chicharrones

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    Now that's a holster! :D
     
  3. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Taurus came close with the M380. The only example Ive handled, though, had worse lockup than the H&R!
    Since the Taurus is DAO, would've made a lot more sense to shroud the hammer too. At least with the Vest Pocket, you can cock it, albeit with some finger gymnastics.;)
     
  4. Browning

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    IMG_5676.jpg I carried a Beretta 1919 .25 ACP around as a backup gun for awhile.
     
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  5. entropy

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    Tie between a CZ24 and a Hi-Standard Derringer. I'd say my Cobray/Leinad DD SxS, but I really don't carry that. Did it once as a feasability study; not very feasible.
     
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  6. aarondhgraham

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    Way back in the late 70's I lived in Northern California,,,
    Paradise, California to be precise.

    Due to an ambiguity about "readily available ammunition",,,
    Cap and Ball handguns weren't considered to be actual firearms under the law.

    My wife was the secretary for the town attorney,,,
    Later she was the office manager/secretary for the police chief.

    The chief drew up a letter for her (and me) stating that the .36 caliber Remington cap & ball pocket revolvers we both carried were legal under the law,,,
    The letter was also signed/endorsed by the town attorney.

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    Ours were Italian reproductions.

    I never got caught carrying so I never had to test the letter,,,
    My wife on the other hand did have need to brandish the pistol at a convenience store.

    The Chico cop read the letter and called for clarification,,,
    It must have worked because he returned the gun to her and let her go.

    By the early 80's the legislation plugged that small loophole.

    Aarond

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  7. bassjam

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    I wouldn’t consider it “unusual”, but I think this is a gun that many carry more often than they are willing to admit on forums. But around my house I pretty much always have a NAA .22lr in my pocket. There’s been a handful of instances I carried it in public as well.
     
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    once in a while I carry an old H&R 38 S&W top break.
     
  9. Browning

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    Actually that's one of the guns that I run into the most often at work besides the various Glock models.

    I'm an EMT and out of approximately 15-16 calls that I've had in 20 years where the patient had a legally carried concealed weapon 3 of them have been one of those little North American Arms .22 LR and .22 Mag derringers.
     
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    Like I said, I think they are carried more often than people are willing to admit. If you mention on here that you rely on a .22 for defense, not to mention a single action .22, you'll get roasted alive! But they are extremely small and concealable, and being single action about as safe as you can get. Plus, you can pick them up for around $200-250.
     
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    Yep, in FL, C&B are not legally firearms because a "firearm" fires "ammunition". " Ammunition" is defined as a projectile, case, and powder. Since there is no casing, there is no ammunition, and therefore no firearm.
    There is a group of folks who get together every year in Tampa to openly carry their C&B revolvers. IMO, this is just baiting the cops and gives the legitimate open carry movement a black eye. Regardless, the first few years the LEOs would get nervous and hassle/engage them- but after enough armchair attorney rants on YouTube, they just have a couple officers maintain a distance and monitor the situation now.
     
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    I had a Beretta .25 Jetfire I carried for a few years.

    I carried a 5" full lug 629 for about a month one winter.

    I think that's about it for "oddball" carry guns. All the rest have been more popular or more practical...(Hi-power, S&W4013, M19 2.5", M640, PPK/s, LCP, LC9 etc...)
     
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  14. Salmoneye

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    Used to occasionally shoulder carry this S&W .35 Automatic (aka Model 1913)

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    I have left the house with a Bauer .25 in my right front pants pocket, and a NAA .22 Magnum in my left pocket. Both in pocket holsters. (Do you want THIS one, or do you want THIS one?)
     
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    I had an old Ruger Super Blackhawk in 44magnum, shortened to 4 5/8 inches. I wore it IWB without a holster, with the loading gate open, Skeeter Skelton style. That was before I learned the value of a good cast bullet, it beat the heck out of me, I sold that gun, I wish I hadn't.
     
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  17. Armored farmer

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    Guys the NAA is a eally cool and well made revolver. I really enjoyed mine. However, I broke it. Not once, but twice. I traded it for an LCP.
    In my experience, the tiny little NAA is too delicate to rely on for edc.
     
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    Carried as in concealed would be two - a 1908 Colt Vest Pocket .25; the other one of my HK P7s..... I love those P7s - totally ambidextrous, no levers to flip on or off; just point- squeeze- click.........
     
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    Back in the mid-70s I carried a H&K VP70, but not in this country.
     
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  20. chicharrones

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    I've often wanted one of those cool little revolvers. Then I think I'd be better off with a Bearcat for the tactical reloading advantage. :D
     
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    Yeah, it would reload quicker, but using cartridges it wouldn't have gotten past that loophole in the law.

    Aarond

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    I've thought of that, too. A good loophole at the time. :thumbup:
     
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    I just picked up a Rossi Ranch Hand 44mag and a Blackhawk single point sling.It’s winter here hide it under a coat.Now if it would just warm up enough so I can shoot it and see if its worth carrying
     
  24. TRX

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    That would be my Auto Mag in the Bianchi shoulder rig.

    Since it's worth more than my car, I always felt like I should wear a tux or something with it.
     
  25. FN in MT

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    Back in late 1977 I bought one of the first Browning BDA's that came in from SIG to America. Basically a P-220 in .45 acp , but with "Browning" on the grips.. Those were quite rare.
    I sent it to Safariland so I could get a holster done for it. It was THAT unusual at the time.

    Carried a Smith 547, 9mm revolver for a time.
     
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