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  1. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Aug 19, 2019

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    Your pistol looks very nice with the wood grips. I would leave her as is and spend the grip money on ammo
     
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  2. Mtek

    Mtek Aug 19, 2019

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    I have some ivories, I’ll have to at least try it. I agree looks good as is too.

    Isn’t cool with some new and older features mixed? I’m looking forward to it. Comes in on the 21st, I’ll snap a few in hand pics when I go in to do the paperwork.
     
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  3. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Aug 19, 2019

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    The first handgun I shot was a 25 auto. I was 6 years old my younger brother and I were at our family cottage. It was hot summer day and we were bored. My grandpa took a Beretta 25 auto out of an old shoe box. In the shoe box was the 25 auto and a couple hundred rounds of ammo.

    Grandpa took my younger brother and I out on the corner of our property. He taught us how to shoot. My brother and I had fun that day. Plinking away at old tin cans was big time fun for little boys.
     
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  4. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Aug 19, 2019

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    My first to shoot was my grandfather's 1911 from the Korean war, which he took us out to shoot when I was 10 or 12 years old. When he passed away 15 years later I got his Rolex and my little brother got his 1911. (big brother got nothing big because grandma bought him 2 cars while he was in college). I actually didn't buy my first gun until 2 years after he passed, a Beretta .25ACP with tip up barrel, which I later sold to get a Glock 17.
     
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  5. Wryfox

    Wryfox Aug 20, 2019

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    My Super Super...45 Win Mag power in a 45ACP case=45 Super. Boom!
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  6. The Father

    The Father Aug 20, 2019

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  7. noelekal

    noelekal Aug 20, 2019

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    First Handguns Fired

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    First handgun I ever shot was either my uncle's U. S. Model 1873 "Artillery Model" Colt Single Action Army .45 Colt (top) or else his Smith & Wesson Model 15 .38 Special. It was on separate occasions in summer of 1968, but I can't now recall which came first.

    One of my cousins brought that old Colt Artillery Model to a family get-together do and I took photographs of it with an old commercial Colt Single Action Army I have. His younger brother had the Smith & Wesson Model 15 along on a turkey hunt a couple of years ago (below - 4-inch barreled revolver at bottom right now belonging to another cousin).
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    First firearm I ever fired was my father's M1 Carbine in 1963. I was 6 years old. He had to help me support it. I thought it was so loud and such a powerful rifle. It's seen here at top.
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  8. The Father

    The Father Aug 20, 2019

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    Damn, the M1. Had one and sawed off the stock and made a pistol grip. Talk about a nice truck gun. Sold it 30 years ago, wonder who has that illegal puppy.
     
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  9. noelekal

    noelekal Aug 20, 2019

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    It's heresy I realize, but I prefer the M1 Carbine to the much vaunted AR 15 for use as a light rifle. If the M1 Carbine is too light than something in .308 or .30-06 is in order.
     
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  10. The Father

    The Father Aug 20, 2019

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    Simplicity on the M1 Carbine and the big brother M1/M14 as long as you keep from snapping your finger off in action. I have sold too many guns. Wish I had them all back.
     
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  11. Wryfox

    Wryfox Aug 20, 2019

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    Not sure I could tell everything I have, but could darn sure tell you everything I gave up.
     
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  12. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Aug 20, 2019

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    21 years old and still never missed a beat. I really like this K9 last night I was thinking of tearing the k9 down and bead blasting the frame and slide. This morning after a good cleanup I scrapped that thought. I had the k9 at the range over the weekend and she sure was filthy. A little tlc goes a long way. I spent about an hour on the k9 doing the cleaning and lube and now all is well
     
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  13. MikiJ

    MikiJ Likes songs about Purple spices Aug 20, 2019

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    Hopefully that "nice fireball" doesn't blind you for maybe a critical second shot :(
     
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  14. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Aug 20, 2019

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    My EDC is a Delta Elite, since I teach it resides in my glove box most of the day. I think 10mm is an excellent round but I'd happily carry a 38 super if I had one as I'm a big fan of the round.
     
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  15. jimdgreat1

    jimdgreat1 Aug 20, 2019

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    Yes and I was wrong, this one has a 1965 proof mark so it was made in the mid 1960s. They were available plated and engraved.
     
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  16. The Father

    The Father Aug 20, 2019

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    Some slick leather there.
     
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  17. noelekal

    noelekal Aug 20, 2019

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    Yeah, that floral tooling on Waltesefalcon's holster is tasty.
     
  18. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Aug 20, 2019

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    Very tasty

    I'm in the market for a 10mm not sure on the maker yet I'm looking very hard at Dan Wesson.
     
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  19. leepxy

    leepxy Aug 20, 2019

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    maybe but pretty unlikely in NYC lol
     
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  20. noelekal

    noelekal Aug 20, 2019

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    Dan Wesson's sure "flavor of the month ... year(?)" with good reviews abounding and with lots of folks out there snapping them up.

    I don't have near enough diversity in the 1911 menagerie on hand as prancing ponies adorn mine including a 10mm Delta Elite that has been well-mannered so far.
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