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Why so many Ps?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JDGray, Sep 27, 2006.

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  1. JDGray

    JDGray Member

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    Does it stand for pistol? Seems like evevyone uses P before a number, when giving the gun a model number. :D
     
  2. Ala Dan

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    You Missed One

    SIG Classic P-series :uhoh: :D

    Distinguish'es it from the (SP) or SIG PRO models?
     
  3. Black Majik

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    P9
    PM9
    P35
    P38
    P22
    P3AT
    P11
    P1
    PPK
    P226/228/210/229/245/220/225/239/232/230
    P01
    SP01
    P7M8
    P7M13
    PSP
    P99
    USP
    CDP
    PII


    Hmm... you might be onto something... :evil:
     
  4. frogger42

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    I'd say it stands for pistol. I'll ask my P226 when I get home. :)
     
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    Professor Barnum T. Boring Speaks Up!

    P comes from Latin Parabellum ... "For War". Hence, the name of the 9mm.
     
  6. Cliff47

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    Using the list by Black Majic, some of those pistols are not manufactured in 9m/m. I would have to cast my vote with 'Pistole' or 'Pistol', and then the year of acceptance/manufacture.
     
  7. Juna

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    P = Pistol.

    E.g., USP = Universal Self-loading Pistol.
     
  8. innerpiece9

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    most and many "P" models currently in MFG are symbolic of a Polymere version of the pistol makers brand.

    Considering this threaed is placed appropriatly and we are talking about Pistols.....
     
  9. MCgunner

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    Well, you missed one of my favorites, the P08 Luger. :D

    Oh, the P32.

    What else???? Taurus PT92?
     
  10. Marshall

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    Packin. ;)

    Ok, how bout Prenup. :D


    Seriously, I think some of them use P for Pocket.
     
  11. SigfanUSAF

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    Lest we forget the fairly new P-345?
     
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    Umm well the original version was:

    Pistol packing Pete, picked a parcel of pistols for the pistolero's to pack pacing keeping the peace.

    Pistol ammo picker-outer Phyllis packed the parcel of ammo while Pistol packing Pete, picked the parcel of pistols for the pistolero's to pack pacing keeping the peace.


    You know how stories get told different each time they pass thru a person being told.
    Pete & Phyllis just had jalapeno peppers on their piping hot Mexican dinner that day...

    Now you know...;)
     
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    I believe "P" is the European designation and did stand for "pistole". Of course, in America, everything is "M". M1911, M4, M9, M16, etc.....
     
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