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Strangest or most out of place gun seen at a CCW class?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by FIVETWOSEVEN, Feb 9, 2010.

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  1. FIVETWOSEVEN

    FIVETWOSEVEN Member

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    Its a fun thought that came to mind, haven't been to a CCW class so I have no experiance with this subject but what oddities have you seen at a CCW class?
     
  2. EddieNFL

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    Desert Eagle.
     
  3. oldgold

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    I taught CCw for a couple of years.

    Single actions show up ocasionally. A five shot S&W top break in .32. An Ivers-Johnson .22 auto. S&W .44 mag in 6".
    A Jennings.22.
    A couple of Raven .25's.
    An old, really nice, S&W snubie in .22 an older lady brought.
    A few Hi-Points that people did really well with.


    The Jennings and Raven people got loaners....

    Oh yeah ,,,,,the one nut that brought a Bond Arms .38 derringer got a loaner too.
     
  4. BossHogg

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    Mine, I qualified with a Beretta model 21 Bobcat. Everyone wanted to see that little mouse gun.
     
  5. memphisjim

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    1911
    thats like driving a model t ford in drivers ed
     
  6. Ala Dan

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    Probably the most unexpected handgun to show up on the firing range
    during police qualification had too be a 6" barrel Arminus .357 magnum;
    as carried by one of our park security officers. The RO in charge told
    him to "get off the range and not come back, until you get yourself a
    decent gun"; after the cylinder bound tightly, and could not be forced
    open~! :scrutiny: :uhoh: :eek:
     
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    ^

    Hah... My dad had an Arminius .22 (convertible to .22 Mag).

    It shot great... Until the barrel fell off. :eek:
     
  8. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    I fiqured someone would say desert eagle
     
  9. Bullnettles

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    What's wrong with a 1911 to the CC class? Many people carry them on a daily basis.
     
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    To answer you Bullnettles - It's not black and made out of plastic.
     
  11. Aka Zero

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    I haven't been yet. But I might take my 6" stainless single six for the revolver portion. Hate the idea of using a loaner gun I am not used to...

    Oh yeah, forgot to mention. It has a large 2.5-7x scope on it.
     
  12. JellyJar

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    Did not see but heard of someone using a COP four barrel derringer type pistol in Texas a few years back.

    I am not sure how they shot the five round string of fire.
     
  13. mgjohn

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    30 Mauser broomhandle, Deset Eagle 44Mag, Raven 25 auto, AR pistol and single shot colt derringer.
     
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    It is in fact made of happy.
     
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    Desert eagle
     
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    Someone in mine came in with what he later explained was his deer gun. A 6" or 8" .357, and he actually shot full-strength hunting loads out of it.

    People's safety glasses were rattling.

    He was in a wheelchair, so there's a little leeway, but I still have no idea how he'd conceal it.
     
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    Remember folks, it doesn't have to be packed tightly inside your waistband or in a pocket holster to be concealed. Everytime I go out to the farm in winter with my 6" .357 revolver, it's usually well-concealed under my coat.
    Just sayin'....
     
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    Guy came into a class I helped RSO for, and he had a Tanfoglio 10mm race gun.
     
  19. woad_yurt

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    I did my class with a CZ 52.
     
  20. jsg

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    I did mine with a Single Six. Have I ever carried it for defense... only from snakes and chipmunks. I did enjoy shooting a smiley face onto the target though. In KY there is no requirement for action type or caliber.
     
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    Shooting/qualifying isn't beset upon us in Colorado, so many classes don't require you to bring a firearm. A lot of them specifically ask that you don't. My class required everyone to bring an unloaded handgun just to demonstrate the very most basic handling.

    I thought it would be neat to take my .357 Blackhawk to the class, so I did.
    One of the old fellas that were instructing the class, really perked up when he saw it. He even told me how he appreciated seeing it and said that he doesn't usually see them in class. It sort of made his day after seeing the usual subcompact, plastic fantastics, day in and day out.
     
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    I qual'ed with my S&W K22, as I thought the class was going to put emphasis on actually being accurate. It did not...and I wanted off the line ASAP. Kinda rattles you when you here a round go off after the "CEASE FIRE". :banghead:

    Nothing specially old in my class. Most guns were new and had NOOB owners who cant read the manual. :confused::eek::uhoh:
     
  23. EddieNFL

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    But not everyone can or should. When my wife decided she needed to carry, I took her shopping. She asked why she couldn't just use one of my guns (all I have suitable for carry is 1911s). Other than they are MINE, she didn't have the experience. Bought her a Glock and she is content.
     
  24. Maj.Striker

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    In my class we were told you had to bring a pistol or revolver .380 or larger, no .22LR, .25 or .32 and it had to have a magazine capacity of at least 5 rounds.
    This was not a legal requirement (because Iowa isn't a "Shall Issue" state unfortunately) it was just a requirement of the people teaching the course.

    One of the guys had an older big 6 inch .357 S&W revolver but he was getting his permit for professional work (night guard) so probably was the piece he was going to be carrying while at work. Of the entire class though about 75% were using either Smith & Wesson MPs or Springfield XDs. I remember all three gentlemen next to me were using S&W MPs. I qualified with my Tokarev TT33 because well,...I had lots of ammo for it and I didn't want to waste my good 9mm SD rounds on paper targets.
     
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    I teach classes and I've seen a few interesting guns.

    ASP 9mm pistol. This is a cut down S&W Model 39. The person shooting it was the Nephew of the gunsmith that did the actual conversion work for the ASP company that sold the pistols. The shooter had a few failures to feed, probably due to old springs.

    Jennings 9mm. Several malfunctions until I pulled it from the class.

    S&W Hand Eject 2nd Model in .38 Special. This shooter said the gun dated to 1912. It worked fine with his light reloads and he did know how to shoot it. I still wonder why he brought that gun, except maybe it was just for the heck of it.

    I just had to tell a student in an upcoming class that he can NOT bring a Nagant revolver to use in the class. The very, very, slow reloading would slow the class down too much for everyboy else and that's not fair to the other students.

    Other then that, can't think of too many oddball guns. Lots of Glocks, a few of pretty much anything else that's common. No other Jennings or Byrco's or anything else like that. No Hi Point's either, which kind of surprised me.
     
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