What was your first pistol?

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Re: What was your first pistol?

Post by weasel11 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:57 pm

Colt combat commander in .45. I talked my old man into buying for me when I was 17. Found it at a pawn shop for $ 175.00.

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Re: What was your first pistol?

Post by LJ126 » Mon May 09, 2016 1:09 pm

Bulgarian Makarov PM, in 9x18 Makarov. I bought it on my 21st birthday, though at the time you still had to apply for a permit from the city and county... Ugh, any other STL'ians remember that sh!t? Anywho, I still have the pistol, and I hope to pass it on to my children one day.

That said, I had initially gone into the shop to buy a CZ52 that was on their shelves. Looking back, I wish I'd have bought that instead. Sure, the Makarov was probably a better pistol, but I'd rather have the CZ52 now.
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Re: What was your first pistol?

Post by Irwin J. Finster » Wed May 11, 2016 2:13 pm

Desert Eagle in .357 - in my defense, I was young and Had watched to many 80's action movies.

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Re: What was your first pistol?

Post by mattnall » Thu May 12, 2016 11:06 am

Ruger Security 6, .357Mag loaded light (to SPL loading) and it as a joy to shoot all day long.

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Re: What was your first pistol?

Post by 91Eunozs » Sun May 22, 2016 7:46 pm

Swore I answered in this thread... Carried a Beretta 9mm (M92), and a .38 revolver before that when the AF issued those to fliers. Never owned or really even fired a pistol before joining the military.

First pistol I ever owned was a Colt Defender I bought for myself back in the early '90s. It was also my primary CCW until I finally picked up and became comfortable carrying the very similar New Agent.

In fact, that Defender was pretty much my only pistol other than a tiny little airweight .38 holdout pistol until we moved back to the 'States in 2012. We've picked up a few since then!
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Re: What was your first pistol?

Post by Herkemer » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:19 am

Thanks for the good memories!

My first was a Colt series 80. I was 22 and carrying them in the service, so I wanted my own. Didn't know anything, just knew I wanted a new Colt. It was slightly different, no biggie. Me and a and bud figured it out. Good times. Lot of gun firsts then. It was cool to be a grown up and buy a gun or three.
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Re: What was your first pistol?

Post by Mugwug » Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:55 am

My first was a factory refurbished Sig P220 9mm I bought back in '97 when I lived on the wet coast. Even refurbished it was the most expensive firearm I had ever purchased at that point.

Still have it in the gun safe.

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Re: What was your first pistol?

Post by LaughingVulcan » Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:25 pm

Pistol? Sooo long ago I can't remember. :O

OK, it was a Helwan Brigadier 9mm, an Egyptian knockoff of the Beretta 1951. Got rid of it when it started dropping mags and I couldn't seem to tighten the release, and upgraded for a Ruger P89, a pistol I still miss. (Dunno why, as I've preferred revolvers for a number of years now.)

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Re: What was your first pistol?

Post by DesertGator33 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:09 am

A Kimber TLE II from my uncle, it was also the first handgun I had shot about 10 years prior.

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Re: What was your first pistol?

Post by FLMOPE » Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:30 pm

My first handgun was a revolver. S&W Model 19 .357 magnum.

Traded a beautiful Kassner 20 gauge side by side dbl barrel. Still wish I would have bought the Smith outright and kept the 20 gauge. It was
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