Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Seymour380, Oct 20, 2021.
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.
Good luck with the second career Boarhunter.
Now I know what a P7 is, thanks. Man, that is one of the finest pistols I have seen! (edited)
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.......
What was the caliber for the Smith 57, wgp?
A fancy 3.5" birdshead vaquero or SAA in .45colt ?
I thought, why wait so, I bought a S&W M&P 9 M2.0 in FDE.
I then came across a deal on a Colt 1911 so, I bought it to.
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.
I then replaced the trigger and backplate.
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.
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.
Thanks Gunny, that Colt is fine! Sounds like you are all set with good friends too.
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.
Thanks wgp, never shot .41 mag, and I sure haven't seen any components for it lately.
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.
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.
Miroku Winnie 73 in 45LC.... then this.
Uberti 1866 "Yellow Boy" in 45 LC.
And a buttload more.
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.
Thanks supermag, I can recommend the RCBS dies, been pretty good to me over the 7 years I have been reloading.
Sweet rifles, Sir! Any handguns?
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?
As one who turned 65 Monday, I will join the ranks within the next days / weeks.
Enjoy your well earned retirement.
Happy early birthday Thomas! The young one needs to look up Jonathan Winters too.
Congrats on your retirement and birthday, Seedy.
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…
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