If your preference is auto pistols, please respond under that group
Hi Bob, :-D
you must think us revolver people are older (extra catagory 60+) I still shoot autos also including my department issue Sig Pro 2340. I was the first man on our department to carry a 9mm DA auto in the 1970's. We got a new Chief in 1979 and we all had to carry revolvers for over 10 years when we were finally issued weapons.(Sig P228 in 9mm.) Jim
I just assumed with age came wisdom.
As in my case.
I guess I feel younger in the summer, for Carry S&W 340PD (wheelgun) and a SIG 239 SAS .40 (auto)for cooler weather. My age? 59.
Bob I put 50 and older cuz on July the 9th I turn 50 but having said that I don't own a .50 GI yet. A couple of wheel guns. 2 five shooters .38 spl and .45 ACP, and 1 six shooter in .44 mag.Originally Posted by Bob Wright
I don't know who won the west, the .45 Colt or the .44 or the 44-40 but it sure must have been wild.
I come to the conclusion that I just love the .45 caliber regardless.
DEAR SIR,Originally Posted by JB
The white lie police now have you in our sites--you will shortly receive notification as where to forward all firearms now in you domain to be properly disposed of;;failure to comply could result in a laugh... :-D :-D
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I'm still under 21.
THAT sounds like a direct quote from AARPOriginally Posted by RONNIE J
I really enjoy shooting both about equally. I prefer to carry my semi-autos, if for no other reason than round capacity. I don't shoot one any better than the other so that is not an issue.
That's why they(AARP) don't get my money each year and the gun forums and NRA doOriginally Posted by JB
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I appear to be one of the youngsters of the group at 26. Still loving my revolvers, though! Hey, I thought of you today at work, actually, and this made me think of it. I had a guy asking for a good defense handgun and I walked him over to the revolvers. He looks at me and says, "I thought all you kids refused to touch these things!"
And yes, I do feel personally insulted when people scoff revolvers and say, "No, I want a real gun." I know you don't get much more real than my 686, and I usually tell them so, too. Had a girl got real nasty about the revolvers the other day and I couldn't help it. "Well if you need 17 rounds, that's fine. But personally, I can get the job done with six rounds. You might want to consider trying our range out and getting some practice in." I just couldn't help myself.
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I am two days older than baseball, and I carry both at different times. That's a real wore out old 60.
Carry auto's, but prefer my SP101 357 and 45 Colt revolvers at the range. Guess I'm just a confused old guy..
Part of the majority - for a couple more years, anyway. I like revolvers and autopistols.........as long ans they go bang.
Did you ever stop to think that a baseball game was being played while General Custer was getting his command shot up? Even Yankee soldiers played baseball during the Civil War.Originally Posted by Baldy
And, yeah, I know Custer was only a colonel, but he was a Brevet General at the time of Little Big Horn.
He was also a glory hound that got his troops wiped out.
Bob Wright, Custer was a Civil War Brevet General and a Lt. Colonel at the time of his demise. Regards, Richard
Young punk here. As the name and pic implies, I love Smith & Wesson revolvers.
no more civil war history
I'm 65 and Ruger makes the best pistols for the money..........period!
Whats the big deal on age group????
I'm 65 and have been shooting all my life. I now carry, and carry a snub revolver simply because it is small, concealable and light. I'm not concerned that it is only a .38 Special. I don't feel underguned. I put the shots where i want them and that's what counts. I own numerous autoloaders, however I have yet to find one that I trusted completely and I would stake my life on. Also, I think the revolver is much safer in everyday handling. I knew a woman nearly 40 years ago that accidently shot and killed herself with a hidden hammer semi-auto. So the story goes, she wasn't really a "shooter" and had an auto for protection. She didn't really "understand" how it worked and in futzing around with it, it went off and shot her in the chest. It was simply a matter of her not being trainned and having absolutely no mechanical knowledge of how the gun worked. What I like about double action revolvers is that they are as "safe as a brick at rest"! If you don't pull the trigger, they can't go bang. It doesn't get much better than that. Also, it makes you feel much safer when you stuff one in your pocket.