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The First Pistol you bought.

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Cableman, Dec 9, 2003.

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  1. Top_Notch

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    Glock 19 (9mm Compact)

    Quickly went out and bought a SpringField Armory 1911 after that.
     
  2. Tango Sierra

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    First handgun purchased with my own money was a Colt Trooper Mark III 357 magnum with a four inch barrel. That was back in '71 or '72. Boy, the details are getting fuzzy with age.
     
  3. Black_Talon

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    Believe it or not, a Remington XP100 rebarreled with a 14" heavy SS bbl in 222 Rem.
     
  4. SouthpawShootr

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    My first was a Taurus PT-99AF. I loved the Beretta design (after watching Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, and an obscure movie called Bestseller). At the time, I couldn't afford the Beretta, so I opted for the Taurus. I really wanted a PT-92, but my dealer only had a PT-99 in stock. It was a very good gun BTW.
     
  5. ProCharger

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    beretta 96 brigadier inox, reason being i wanted the .40 for its larger caliber than the 92 as well as wanting a full stainless steel look with finger indented grips that i love. the gun was just what i wanted.....loved the barrel being seen on the top of the gun as well, really shows some italian heritage as well.

    Brett
     
  6. Lennyjoe

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    S&W 686 back in 94.

    Why did I get a 686? Good price, wheelgun, magnum and sexy;)
     
  7. vulcan

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    Well.....

    The first was a RG 14 .22 revolver:eek:

    First real gun was a Ruger security six.
     
  8. mountainclmbr

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    My first handgun was a Dan Wesson 44 Mag in 1982.

    First Pistol was Colt Series 70 Gold Cup 45 ACP in 1982.

    Also in 1982 were a Thompson Contender 44 Mag and .22 lr bbl and a Charter Arms Bulldog 44 Spl.

    I still have each and every one!
     
  9. Outdoorsman

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    Colt King Cobra back in the early 80's.
     
  10. jamz

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    Well, that would be a SW1911 just today! :D

    Of course, I can't pick it up 'till the pistol permit arrives.... :fire:
     
  11. Night Guy

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    HK USP Compact .40S&W
     
  12. Sven

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    Glock 17 - seemed like a good place to start.
     
  13. ChopperKen

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    First, 6" Dan Wesson 357 Mag, I still have it and just put a scope on it today...
    Next, Springfield V-10 in 45acp, I fell in lust with it last week :p
    Ken
     
  14. AStone

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    Taurus .38 snubby.

    Why? The year was 1989. I'd recently sold my .35 lever-action deer rifle to help me get through the last couple of years of grad school because, if you haven't checked lately, they don't pay SQUAT for TA's & RA's (teaching assistants & research assistants). {What was I thinking? Wait, don't answer that...}

    I was down to a baseball bat for home defense.

    I was living in the "student ghetto" in a large SW US city.

    One night, shortly after getting into bed, just as I was drifting into dreamland, getting past the stress :what: of grad school, momentarily forgeting that dissertation defense was coming up, and soon I'd have to stand before the best & brightest profs in the region to defend my intellectual integrity & justify being given that grad degree.

    Suddenly, out in my courtyard, I heard a loud noise that sounded something like a demolition crew working late. (After the fact, I realized that what i had heard was the sound of the perp trying to rip my gate off its hinges.)

    After several tries, he finally understood that not even the {angel dust? crack? meth?} would help him rip the gate off, so he just vaulted over it.

    By then, of course, I'm fully awake, asking myself, ***?

    Next moment, I'm seeing this guy with crazed eyes standing right up against the outside of the picture window of my garage apartment, looking in with reckless abandon, banging on it as if to say, "let me in NOW or I'll break this %$#^*& out!"

    My dog is in the window, 6" from his thigh, barking her ass off, but he's totally ignoring her.

    In far less than BDU's, I grabbed said baseball bat, which at the moment didn't offer much comfort, and dialed 911. ("Stay on the line with me", said the operator, "regardless of what happens."

    Right.

    The cops arrived quickly. It was a summer Friday night in the university ghetto, so they were out in force.

    As they came up, the frenzied dude jumped the fence & disappeared, never to be caught.

    Next day, I bought the Taurus with the money I'd been saving to pay next months rent. If you don't live to the next month, I reasoned, why pay rent?
    _______

    Years later, I replaced it with a Smith & Wesson 3914.

    Last week, I replaced that with a Kahr K9.
     
  15. FunYet

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    My first semi-auto was a Beretta 92 FS, stainless. I bought it because that's what i shot best in my beginning handgun class. My first revolver was a S&W model 60, because it was highly recommended by many shooters.
     
  16. Sharps Shooter

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    My first revolver was a Hi-Standard Sentinel .22. It was around 1965 and I must have been 16 or 17 years old. I bought it just for plinking and jack rabbits. Mom and Dad owned a small country store where they sold a few guns and ammunition, so I got the gun wholesale.
    The first semi-auto I bought was a .22 Ruger Government Model, but that was years later - it must have been in the late 70s or early 80s. I bought it just because I wanted it. I've had a couple of them since then. I used to use one in .22 IHMSA matches.
     
  17. grimjaw

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    First handgun I bought was a Taurus PT22. I traded it for the Beretta is was modeled after, which I have mixed feelings about. The sights on the Taurus are better. It also gave you one more shot per mag.

    First revolver I bought was a S&W M67, which I still have, but the first one I fell in love with was a S&W M10.

    jmm
     
  18. Mikey Glockster

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    Did this thread jump a couple of years?

    My first handgun is my new Glock 23 with nightsights. It currently lives at my dads across town (I'm twenty for another couple of months so my pops did paperwork while I forked over the paper). :D

    My Rem 870 is waiting for someone to play with!
     
  19. JohnKSa

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    4" full underlug SS adjustable sights Ruger GP100.

    I thought then (and still do) that a 4" .357Magnum revolver is the closest thing there is to a truly general purpose handgun.

    I still have it--plan to keep it that way.
     
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  20. AStone

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    RE: Did this thread jump a couple of years?

    I noticed after i posted my story that, indeed, it appears that we passed through some kind of time warp. {Mr. Spock. Report please.}

    Glad to know I'm not the only one on this side of the warp telling stories about the first HG. ;)

    If there are X handgun owners (where on this forum, X must number in the thousands), then there are X stories about the first ones.

    So far, we've only covered 144 of them.

    Keep 'em coming.
     
  21. 3 gun

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    Somebody dug into the archives for this one. But since it's here I'll post along. My first was a S&W 39 with the alloy frame. Ended up selling it to a Trooper when I proved to him that the pistol would not jam. Fired mag after mag of anything 9mm, then started putting a fired case randomly in the mags. It chambered the spent round every time, until he ran out of ammo. He said name a price, I did and he paid it. Didn't see that coming. Wish I had it back.
     
  22. GregGry

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    My first pistol is a hk USP-T, and I will likely hold onto it for a long time :). It will have friends soon, likely to be a CZ 97B and a Para Ordance double stack 1911 :D .
     
  23. CAnnoneer

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    Ruger KP89, stainless, manual safety, bought NIB. Why? Because:

    1) 9mm is the biggest yet that I can shoot well as a beginner
    2) it is a reliable tank
    3) nice light SA trigger
    4) fits and balances well in my hand
    5) tolerable recoil due to big size and metal frame
    6) it is a Ruger! :)
    7) it is aesthetically pleasing to my eye - it has this brawnish brutality about itself :evil:
    8) it is a full-size military model
    9) Ruger has a legendary customer service reputation (goes with the gun, not the owner!)
    10) it possesses all of the above and still costs $ 349 even here in PRC

    :D
     
  24. Frandy

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    New Colt Commander in .38 Super back in 1965/66. I do believe I paid $96 for it.

    Sure wish I still had that one! :(
     
  25. dasmi

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    Ruger Police Service Six, .357 Magnum.
    Still love it.
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