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txpossum 06-01-2013 04:06 PM

Don't tell anyone I own this . . .
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This is just between you and me, right? Sorta like a gun forum version of "hot tub" rules. What is said on FireArmsTalk stays on FireArmsTalk.

We all like to brag about our guns. I sure do. And by damn, each us has the baddest, coolest, deadlist, and generally best-est guns on the face of the planet.

But . . . what about the one you rarely mention? The ugly duckling hidden from the public eye. The red-headed stepchild of your collection. The one you feel guilty about ignoring, but you just can't bring yourself to love. You feel sorry for it, mebbe, but that warm feeling is just not there.

Mine is an old RG .38 Special of the kind pictured below. My actual gun is wrapped in an old t-shirt and kept in my "just in case" bag in the trunk of my car. Oh, believe me, there's another gun with me . . . I just frankly didn't know what else to do with it. Sorta a back up for my back up, 'cause when you pull the trigger it does go "bang".

I'm not even sure where I got it, or why. I think that years and years ago one of my brother's friends needed bail money or something, and I bought it and another gun for $75.00. I believe I got the worst end of the deal.

So . . . just between us . . . what gun do you own that sorta embarrases you to be seen with?

Jagermeister 06-01-2013 04:32 PM

I use to own a Glock 17 in the early 1990s.

jpattersonnh 06-01-2013 04:49 PM

I gave me son a Titan Tiger snub nose .38sp and a box of 158gr cast lead. Better then a sharp stick.

MisterMcCool 06-01-2013 05:04 PM

All of my rifles and shotguns are locked in the safe. So, I keep a High-Point JHP .45 in my tee shirt drawer. It's heavy and it's not pretty... but it separates lead from brass every time I pull the trigger.

clr8ter 06-01-2013 05:10 PM

Yeah, High-Point. although I just bought it to see what all the fuss was about. It worked as advertised, and once I saw, I sold it back to the dealer I bought it from at a loss. No regrets. Some day I will do the same with Glock.

TimKS 06-01-2013 05:12 PM

I own a Jennings J-22. If I simply HAD to let go of one, that would probably be the one. :(

txpossum 06-01-2013 05:20 PM

Ah . . . the reference to the Jennings reminded me of my other ugly duckling -- a Davis .22 derringer. At one time I actually had TWO of them. Got one from a client, and the other was the second gun I got with the RG.

johnr1943 06-01-2013 06:47 PM

It's got to be the Roy Rodgers cap pistol. :rolleyes:

kytowboater 06-01-2013 06:50 PM

For those with guns that they are embarrassed by, I will take them, and even pay shipping! This poor boy takes all donations!

Axxe55 06-01-2013 07:05 PM

i have had a few that were ugly ducklings and wouldn't have wanted anyone to know i owned them as well.

luckily i have learned from past mistakes and hopefully have learned to make much better buying decisions.

IMO, with the internet and gun forums, it should be much easier to make informed buying decisions when it comes to firearms.

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