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orangello 10-12-2013 07:33 PM

Historical figures and their sidearms for $250?
 
Let's take turns naming a historical figure and their sidearm of choice AND what sidearm you would have chosen for them. Feel MORE THAN FREE to stray from historical facts to hysterical facts and to use creative license as you will. Please try not to get too political unless you are hating on Hitler or some other historical figure who is generally hated and maligned.


Somebody mentioned the "pope's pistol" in another thread; I don't know what he carries, but I would suspect it to be a water pistol styled like a Beretta 92FS and filled with holy water. That could be handy for the Pontiff at all those open air parades; nothing cools you off like a blast of holy water. ;)



What do you guys think the late President Ronald Reagan carried, would have carried, should have carried, or would have been funny if he carried? Or pick another historical figure you want to arm up.

MisterMcCool 10-12-2013 07:43 PM

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Gandhi's AK. :p

orangello 10-12-2013 11:11 PM

I think Reagan would've carried a cowboy-style revolver, possibly an actual Colt Single Action Army, perhaps even in .45 long colt. That would've been a "safe" choice for California friends and plenty of pistol with his secret service backup. It also would have lined up well with some of his acting history.


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What do you guys think the last Czar in Russia would've carried?

Steel_Talon 10-13-2013 12:16 AM

I Think Reagan should of carried the 44 AMP. Since it was California born and bred:D....When it became popularly known in the early 80's

I see Ghandi as a WWII Tail Gunner

The Czar a Makarov no less

JW357 10-13-2013 12:32 AM

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Gello, you were close but a quick Google search brought to light the Pope's true pistol:

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I believe Genghis Khan's sidearm would be a Tokarev, and his long-gun would be an AK-74. It's slightly smaller than the 47, which is useful for being on horseback.

JonM 10-13-2013 03:50 AM

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Originally Posted by orangello (Post 1399859)
I think Reagan would've carried a cowboy-style revolver, possibly an actual Colt Single Action Army, perhaps even in .45 long colt. That would've been a "safe" choice for California friends and plenty of pistol with his secret service backup. It also would have lined up well with some of his acting history.


http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t...agancowbot.jpg

What do you guys think the last Czar in Russia would've carried?

reagan was an avid anti-gunner. he woulda carried a nerf gun if he was forced to.

John_Deer 10-13-2013 04:13 AM

I am pretty sure Gandhi could use that AK if pushed in a corner.

steadyshot 10-13-2013 04:27 AM

General Patton with his Colt 45.

http://www.americainwwii.com/images/...isia-tanks.jpg

hiwall 10-13-2013 01:02 PM

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General Patton with his Colt 45.
Though if available he would likely have stepped it up to the 454 or 500 S&W

SSGN_Doc 10-13-2013 06:20 PM

Considering Czar Nicholas was killed before the Tokerev or the Makarov, I figure he would have had a Nagant revolver or a Mauser Broom handle that was popular with the Cosacks.


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