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What pistol do you like to shoot that it seems only you have?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Peter M. Eick, May 27, 2013.

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  1. Peter M. Eick

    Peter M. Eick Member

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    When I go to the range I see glocks, 1911's, S&W's, Sigs etc. My range is a big public one, so you see a lot of oddball stuff. Lugers, Broomandles, 210's, P7's etc those are reasonably common. So I was thinking, what pistol do you have that it seems only you have and you have never seen another one at the range but you really love to shoot it and it is a total unsung hero.


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    Mine is my 229 sport 357 Sig. I have never seen another one at the range, love to shoot it as it is accurate, great trigger and just plain fun. It has a great blast and due to the comp does not beat you up.

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    My second one is my P9 Ultra IPSC. These were made by Springfield and were quite popular in the 80's. Mine was NIB when i bought it and I have shot it a ton. My understanding was Les Baer was in charge of the Springfield shop when these came though and he made sure that they were "race ready". Mine sure is but who knows if that is true. The trigger is light, crisp and resets quickly. The sights are good and the built in ports work well with the 40. The long slide gives a nice hang and it tracks well during recoil. But, I have never seen another one in my life.

    Both of these guns have fired over 10,000 rounds down them and they are true "unsung heroes" of the range.

    So what is your "one of a kind" type of range shooter you love to blast with?
     
  2. Pilot

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    I thought the Springfield P9 was made my Tangfolio. Nice pistol though.
     
  3. MedWheeler

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    Grendel P10. :D Haven't seen anyone else with one since about 1989, and they were the other cops that bought 'em with me on a department PO. Don't see too many people these days pushing their rounds down into the ejection port, do you?
     
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    Baby Eagle in .45ACP. I know there are others out there, but mine's the only one I've ever seen in private hands (saw one in a store, once).
     
  5. meanmrmustard

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    Canik StingrayC in 9mm.

    Not mainstream yet, but they'll catch on.
     
  6. ku4hx

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    My S&W 1006 with full power loads. It never fails to get range attention once I start shooting with the usual comment being, "Is that a 45?".
     
  7. Walt Sherrill

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    I think they WERE made by Tanfoglio for Springfield. Great guns. I think, too, that Springfield still supports their P9s... unlike some companies with older (and, perhaps, imported models.)
     
  8. tarosean

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    My Type M.. Never seen another on the "street".
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  9. Walt Sherrill

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    Here's mine. A custom AT-84s, supposedly built by Jim Boland, a big-name gunsmith who did a lot of 1911s and IPSC guns. (I was unable to verify that he built it, and he's not around any more, but it has many of the features seen on his guns, and it's really nicely made.)

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    It originally had a matte black slide, which was damaged when I got it -- and I had it nickel plated. In hindsight, that may have not been the best thing to do, but the already close slide/frame fit was enhanced (and had to be relieved a bit before it would function.) It is a very durable finish, now.

    It has the best DA/SA trigger I've experienced. (An ASAI ONE PRO was close, and it was "factory"). The DA pull is smooth as silk, and the SA breaks like glass. It has a slightly bobbed hammer, extended slide stop, mag release, and safety, an extended beavertail, checkering on the front and back straps, a unusual BOMAR sight, and a mag well. It is as accurate as any 9mm I've owned (except, perhaps a SIG P-210-6); it's like a CZ on steroids, and I perfer it to a couple of Sphinxs I've owned.

    The AT-84s, as I understand it, was based on Tanfoglio components but assembled in Switzerland. Great gun.
     
  10. bannockburn

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    That would probably be my Steyr M9. I love the design and handling of the gun as well as the unique trapezoidal sights.
     
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    I enjoy shooting my HK4, the first pistol made by HK, with interchangeable barrels & magazines in .22 rf, .25 ACP, .32 ACP and .380. It always attracts attention when I change caliber, which is accomplished in about 30 seconds.
     
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    I really like my S&W Sigma,although not very rare it seems most people think they are garbage and mine is the only one I have seen locally.This one I have is accurate and hasn`t had even a stumble in the 1000 or so rds.I have put through it.
     
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    Colt Woodsman. 56 years now with the Woodsman.

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    The P-9 was made by Tanfoglio to Springfield specs, just like the XD is still made for Springfield in Croatia, just as it was when it was sold as the HS-2000, and we called it the Croatian Sensation. ;) The P-9 is a good solid sidearm, but I never saw an Ultra marked one, interesting.
    This isn't very uncommon on the 'net, but I have yet to see one at any range I go to, and yes, people do ask.

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    Our S&W9VE does guard duty in our mobile home. Works great.
     
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    I don't see many pistols like my Smith&Wesson Model 945 at the ranges I frequent. Actually, I don't think I ever have over the past few years.
     
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    Walther P99. I rarely see them in the "wild"
     
  18. Peter M. Eick

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    Yes my P9 was actually made by Tanfolgio and then finished and built by Springfield. I should have been more precise. It has a very nice polish and fitting when compared to say an EAA Witness or a CZ.
     
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    I don't have any rarities. The only thing I have that attracts attention is my Colt Delta Elite. I know they aren't particularly rare, but I've never seen another one at the range yet.
     
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    I'm sure there's a couple of them around here in Germany, but I've yet to meet another owner of the CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow Viper. I love this gun enough to repost my pic from the CZ Club thread :D

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    I see very few STI GP6s and mine is a competetion model.
     
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    It's a revolver, :rolleyes: but mine is a British Enfield No 2 in 38/200.
    It is the one & only I have ever seen.
     
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    Mine I had until recently was the Remington XP-100 in 7mm BR - touch that off and folks want to come over and see it

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    Sweet 32 ACP reminder of the days when high quality pistols were cheap and plentiful in Europe.
     
  25. Chuck Perry

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    Coonan 357. I've never run into another person at the range with one. Most people have never even heard of it before.
     
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