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What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:14 am
by andrews10
I remember mine fondly. It was the Davis 380 pistol in stainless with a 6 round magazine. I was 21 and it was a gift to myself. 95.00 plus tax. I shot it so much the slide had a small hairline crack in it. I sent it to DAvis and they replaced it. However, I traded up to a Ruger p89. I miss that pocket pistol. I also got that slide bite too with it for free.

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:24 am
by JeeperCreeper
ParaOrdnance P14 1911
Star 30M

Got both at the same time from family, been thrashing them ever since

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:37 am
by The_bangfrog_MK23
My very first pistol was a H&K MK23. No, really :mrgreen: It was basically a nerdy birthday present to myself.

Then I realized that this brick of a gun was a tad big for anything else than recreational shooting
and the shooters clubs reminded me that for certain competitions I needed a 9mm (dumb Swiss rules for "Ordonnanz Schiessen", basically only firearms that are used by our own military or police are allowed for certain competitions :crazy: ).

Then I got myself a Sig 226 for practicality and the above reasons.

Oh, how I love to remember my first try with the HK :clap: I still take it to the range once or twice a year for nostalgy.

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:52 am
by emclean
my first is a Ram Line Extractor, a cheap plastic .22 plinker.
i really should get that out once in a while.

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:42 am
by manowar1313
Heritage Rough Rider in 22.

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:57 am
by KnifeStyle
Glock 17, police surplus from a step-cousin who wanted to upgrade. Horrible choice for a first gun, but I grew into it.

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:59 am
by LJ126
A Bulgarian Makarov PM, bought at Mike's Guns in St. Charles on my 21st birthday for $180 flat. It's one of my favorite handguns, even now. It was also my first concealed carry handgun. I bought it because it was inexpensive, durable, easy to maintain, and relatively low ammunition prices.

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:26 pm
by Iowa_guy
Beretta 92FS because its what I learned on for the military. I figured if it was good enough for the Navy it was good enough for me. Until I got my Glock 34 I had never shot as well with any other pistol.

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:47 pm
by grennels
Clerke II snub nose pot metal keyholing couldn't hit a trash can at 15 feet .22 revolver.

Saturday Night Special.

Bought it from a guy in a factory parking lot for $25. Wasted money.

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:46 pm
by Zimmy
Miroku .38 snub modeled after the S&W Chief's special. I had many an adventure with that little beastie.

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:26 pm
by AS556
S&W stainless K Frame, 3" barrel.

Its actually sitting by my bed pulling guard duty as I type this.

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:39 pm
by cauldron
In 1993 I bought a Glock 20. and Five mags... and two cases of Black Talon ammo.


Great gun, and Glock recently replaced springs and whatnot. It's a two letter serial number, so it needed a few upgrades. I've put somewhere between 17,000 and 20,000 rounds through it. 50 after the upgrade.

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:29 pm
by PistolPete
CZ-52 because at the time they were $120. Ran great but sold it a few years later. I can't say I miss it, but it was fun while I had it.

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:43 pm
by raptor
Hmmm... I do not have one first pistol.

I received 3.

Colt Woodsman
Colt 1911 (not a 1911a1 but a 1911)
Walther PP .32ACP (WW-2 trophy)

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:44 pm
by Halfapint
Jennings 9mm... Yup still have it, $50 from a pawnshop. HAHA as shitty as it is, it's had over 1000rds though it.

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:53 pm
by Paladin1
Colt Woodsmen.

Wish I still had it, I don't even have a .22 pistol right now.

Kids are plenty old enough to start shooting, shame on me.

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:42 pm
by Spondulix
Ruger Mk. I .22 lr, still have it today, it is my warm up pistol, accurate as hell.

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:51 pm
by Stercutus
Jennings .380 POS. I want to say it was $80 NiB. After a couple of hundred rounds the pot metal slide was warped and was pushing the thingee that held the firing pin out the back of the slide about an 1/8". I sold that puppy for a $120. One of the better deals I ever made.

My first real gun was an AMT 1911 Hardballer. Took forever to get that thing to run reliably. Eventually, after a bit of work and polishing and adjusting it would run ball ammo through a magazine without a jam although HP's were hit or miss. Eventually it got demoted to non use and traded away.

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:22 pm
by Neptune Glory
Glock 22: full size .40 caliber.

I've since traded it in and purchased 9mm glock models 19 and 26.

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:35 pm
by Redeyes
First pistol I ever shot was a S&W 4" K frame square butt .38 special in nickel. First pistol owned was a Glock 23. I was new to shooting and that .40 recoil was going to be no problem for a badass like me. :lol: Yeah right. :roll: Took me many range sessions and much googling to figure out how to fix the horrendous flinch I developed. Pro tip, nah scratch that, Enthusiastic amateur tip; even if you are a strong young man go with a light recoiling pistol for your first. :D

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:45 pm
by benja455
A used Kel-Tec P11 for $200.

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:02 am
by LastBoyScout
High standard Victor 4 inch from Sims Hardware in Sacramento in 1978.

Bought it with right after my Bar Mitzvah with money I earned doing dog sitting etc. Dad would not let me use any money from the Bar Mitzvah but could not argue about the money I earned.

Dad was like that and I still have it today. Great gun. I have at least 10,000 rounds through it.

yes I am old.

LastBoyScout

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:14 am
by Redeyes
Earned the money for mine washing dishes at a restaurant.

Re: What was your first pistol?

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:24 am
by offcamber
Good memories right here, lol.

Many moons ago, a co-worker took me shooting and I got to fire his 1911. It was the first pistol I had ever shot and it stuck with me.

Years later I did some research, saved my pennies, and purchased a Kimber Custom II TLE.