Retirement: Yet another reason to get a new handgun

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  1. Rexster

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    I should add that I am only age 60, so, may yet find employment, that does not involve havin’ to tussle with younger, faster folks. Therefore, I may yet have an opportunity to retire, a second time. ;)
     
  2. TarDevil

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    I retired and commissioned a boat. I unretired to buy a truck to pull the boat. There's still a couple new guns awaiting my second retirement, but I can't decide!
     
  3. Boarhunter

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    Guess I am going in the wrong direction…. I am 67 and two years into my second career. I will be able to retire with full benefits at 90.

    And rather than accumulating additional handguns, I do not add a gun without subtracting one or more. I have a fair number already that I do not shoot, and I figure there is no reason to keep so many. My bride and daughters have their own personal arsenals and don’t need a bunch more from me.

    So, no retirement guns in my future.

    BOARHUNTER
     
  4. Seymour380

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    Good luck with the second career Boarhunter.
     
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  5. Seymour380

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    Now I know what a P7 is, thanks. Man, that is one of the finest pistols I have seen! (edited)
     
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  6. NIGHTLORD40K

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    No doubt! Shot one years ago and pined after one ever after. Actually found both those guns at the same local shop a few months apart.

    The P7 is a very different shooting experience from most handguns- doesnt work for everyone, but if it fits your hand, its almost magical.......:)
     
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  7. wgp

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    After 42 years working (after a lot of school before that), why stop at one? The first was a Series 70 Gold Cup. Then a new Smith 57 followed me home (don't ask about the wisdom of buying a gun that there is no ammo for). Most recent was a Beretta 92X Compact. Some in between.
     
  8. Seymour380

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    What was the caliber for the Smith 57, wgp?
     
  9. wgp

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    .41 mag. I do reload but finding components is its own task.
     
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  10. Armored farmer

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    I'm fae enough out from retirement that I don't know what to buy, but I do like the idea.....
    617 s&w?
    A fancy 3.5" birdshead vaquero or SAA in .45colt ?
    ?
     
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  11. GunnyUSMC

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    I didn’t retire until December 30th 2020, but started burning my time in early May 2020. So I was off with pay for seven months, before my official retirement date.
    I thought, why wait so, I bought a S&W M&P 9 M2.0 in FDE.
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    I then came across a deal on a Colt 1911 so, I bought it to.
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    Then I told myself, Self, you should buy a nice carry gun for retirement. So I took myself to the local police supply store and picked up a Glock 48.
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    I then replaced the trigger and backplate.
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    Then my coworkers at the state crime lab gave me a little retirement party. They know that I have a good many guns so, they just all chipped in and gave me right at $500 to buy me a gun. Later that day I stopped in at my buddy’s shop and had him order me a Sig M18. Now why did I get the M18? Because I already have a Sig M17.
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    I’m pretty lucky that everything is paid off and the only bills I have are just normal living experiences. I will most likely be buying some post retirement guns in the coming year.
     
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  12. Seymour380

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    Thanks Gunny, that Colt is fine! Sounds like you are all set with good friends too.
     
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  13. Seymour380

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    I think a shopkeeper birdshead in 357 mag might be a good gun for the range and aging hands.

    Always liked the looks of the S&W 22 snubs. Picked up a snub 9-shot High Standard Sentinel last spring. It is the one that goes along with me to each range session now.
     
  14. Seymour380

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    Thanks wgp, never shot .41 mag, and I sure haven't seen any components for it lately.
     
  15. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    I retired in 2018 at 63 and a half.
    I started buying "retirement" guns about a year before I retired and really haven't quit buying them yet. Right now the problem is finding any nice guns to buy. I am not really interested in any semi autos unless they are 1911s(which I did buy another one in .45ACP earlier this year). My interests mostly lay in revolvers (Dan Wessons, Rugers, S&W, Cimarron/Uberti/Taylors), lever actions and nice bolt actions blued steel with nice wood such as Sako, M700 BDL and the like.

    I have probably added 20--25 firearms to my collection in the last four years or so and would probably add a few more if I could find what I am interested in.
    Another problem with acquiring a firearm in a new to me caliber is finding reloading dies.
    Most shops have nothing but Lee dies and I have not been pleased with the quality of Lee products in the past.
     
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  16. NorthBorder

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    My retirement gun after 40+ years...
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    A C. Sharps built to my specs in 45-70. But I didn't stop there so I had to get a part time job. 1873-2.JPG
    Miroku Winnie 73 in 45LC.... then this.
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    Uberti 1866 "Yellow Boy" in 45 LC.
    And a buttload more.
     
  17. GEM

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    I've toyed with a lever action in the 32s to match my 32 revolvers.

    However, when I retired my colleagues gave me a gift certificate to a local artisanal cheese store, as fine cheese in another major interest of mine! To each his own!

    I skipped the big party because I think they are stupid.
     
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  18. Seymour380

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    Thanks supermag, I can recommend the RCBS dies, been pretty good to me over the 7 years I have been reloading.
     
  19. Seymour380

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    Sweet rifles, Sir! Any handguns?
     
  20. Seymour380

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    I skipped a big party too, received a nice brewpub gift certificate and cool cake from my boss and immediate coworkers.

    Any pictures of your .32 caliber revolvers?
     
  21. Thomasss

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    You go ahead of me if you like. I've decided to go backwards. I will soon be celebrating my 30th anniversary of my 39th birthday, just like Jack Benny. (And a very young one at the old office ask, "who's Jack Benny"? I said go google him or go to wikipedia and find out. )
     
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  22. Seedy Character

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    Congrats
    Nice piece

    As one who turned 65 Monday, I will join the ranks within the next days / weeks.

    Enjoy your well earned retirement.
     
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  23. Seymour380

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    Happy early birthday Thomas! The young one needs to look up Jonathan Winters too.
     
  24. Seymour380

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    Congrats on your retirement and birthday, Seedy.
     
  25. Riomouse911

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    Well, I literally just got off the phone with a LE Glock dealer up North and have a new G-43 and a G-45 heading to my receiving FFL as we speak. :thumbup:

    Once they come in and I go through all the ten-day waiting period hoops I’ll post about how they shoot compared to others I have already.

    Now I’ll have to wait a bit for the Colt revolver(s) and 1911…

    Stay safe.
     
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