What Was Your First Pistol & Do You Still Have It?

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  • Yes and will never get rid of it.

    27 52.94%
  • Yes but would replace it if I got a chance.

    4 7.84%
  • No but I wish I still had it.

    17 33.33%
  • No and good riddance.

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Thread: What Was Your First Pistol & Do You Still Have It?

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    Question What Was Your First Pistol & Do You Still Have It?

    As the thread title states....well?

    My first was a Beretta 90-two .40. I still love this gun and will never sell it. I grew up around Beretta's so it just seemed natural and at the time I didn't know what I really wanted it for. I've never carried it concealed, it is just too big.



    And my first real carry gun was this Taurus Millennium Pro PT140. I recently just sold it and replaced it with a Glock G26 but I'd say it was a decent gun. It did break on me at Front Sight but I think I put it through more wear and tear than normal people do. Even though, I never carried it again after it broke.



    Memberships: NRA, GOA, USCCA
    Guns: Glock 26, Ruger LCP, Beretta 90-Two .40, Beretta PX4 Storm Subcompact 9MM, Beretta Tomcat, Bushmaster Patrolman M4

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    Mine was a S&W .357 and I sold it to buy a 1991 A1 still have that one but wish I would have retained the S&W.
    The 1911 is my favorite style of handgun though.
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence ... From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that is good" (George Washington)

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    Don't remember for sure which was my first because I bought 2 with in a couple weeks of each other back in or around 1974. They were a Colt Commander and a Colt Trooper. I have neither but wish I did.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    My first pistol was a Star BK? (some random but forgotten 3rd letter) in '74 when I was 18 (there's a story there:icon_mrgreen:). It was a lightweight 9mm 1911 copy. Pretty cool little pistol. I'm left handed and had a trigger job and some ejector work done to it. Whenever I loaned it to a right-hander to try out, it would pop them in the forehead with the empties! Great fun. I followed it a few weeks later with my first Commander (.45)--and I've had at least one Commander since.

    I sold the Star years later when I was in need of cash and I've never missed it. But, it was not a 'good riddance' moment either. There's no poll choice that really fits. It was a good pistol, my interests changed.
    People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome.--River Tam

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    my first was a semi-compact baby desert eagle .40... it was a nice gun but the finish seemed to wear off too easily in teh standard matblack.. so I am just about to order a full size .40 baby eagle in brushed chrome and found some eaa witness magazines 15 round that will do just nicely in the baby eagle..
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    Mine was the top of the line S&W model 10 (he says with a straight face)
    .38 special poilce edition. I picked it up shortly after I got married (29 years ago) because at that time the grand dragon in the KKK had the exact same name as me. I got one little letter from a disgruntled fan and my wife almost left me...
    Samurai - "...he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." Luke 22:36

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    My first was a Rohm/RG 24. It is a very high quality/ lovely 22 revolver. I would say in todays market it would be worth at least $25. Once you cock it all you have to do is look at the trigger for the hammer to fall. Once it falls it may or may not shoot. You never know. It always shot low and to the left. I still have it and will never let go of it. My Dad gave it to me before I can actually remember. I was not allowed to touch it without supervision at that time. It had belonged to my grandfather who gave it to Dad. It don't believe I will ever shoot it again however.
    David

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    First Revolver: Harrison & Richardson .22 Mag
    First Pistol: Llama .45ACP 1911 (Circa 1940's) from my Dad

    I will never get rid of either one... unless I pass them down to my kids.
    My Website: Nerd with a .45

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    [QUOTE=lukem;17495]As the thread title states....well?

    My first was a Beretta 90-two .40. I still love this gun and will never sell it. I grew up around Beretta's so it just seemed natural and at the time I didn't know what I really wanted it for. I've never carried it concealed, it is just too big.
    QUOTE]


    An M-9 is what I learned to shoot handguns with, so I had a favorable opinion of Beretta. I found my 9000S for a great buy, so I bought it 4 years ago. I still carry it. However, if the right opportunity presents itself, I'll probably sell it, and upgrade to a Sig. The other likelihood is to trade up to a PX-4. My biggest holdup, though, would be the lack of Beretta accessories, unless you have the 90-series. The exotic guns are neat...until you try finding holsters for them.
    Victory rewards not the army that fires the most rounds, but who is the more accurate shot. ---Unknown

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    Yea, I quickly realized that my Beretta wasn't going to be my carry gun. I didn't know any better at the time. Then after getting used to no hammer with my Taurus I decided to go with the Glock.


    Memberships: NRA, GOA, USCCA
    Guns: Glock 26, Ruger LCP, Beretta 90-Two .40, Beretta PX4 Storm Subcompact 9MM, Beretta Tomcat, Bushmaster Patrolman M4

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