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Old 04-13-2010, 08:13 AM   #1
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I'm sure many of us have that oddball pistol sitting in the safe. Not necessarily rare but not a mainstream gun at all. These are the ones you've never heard of and have to go to Google (or Gunbroker) to see what they are. I was rearranging stuff last night and realized this one hadn't been out in a while so I broke it down, cleaned & oiled it. Seems like we could use a thread for oddball stuff so here's mine:

It's a Browning BDM, which stands for Browning Double (or Dual) Mode. The large slotted disk on the side of the slide is a mode selector. It will operate in normal DA/SA mode or in DAO mode depending on the mode selected. These were made by Browning in Utah (later by FN) with the intent of getting a contract with LEOs or the FBI - never happened though. Production started in 91 and they were built through 98 or 99. These are without a doubt the thinnest double-stack 9mm I've ever held. When you pick one up it's hard to believe they hold 15+1 rounds. While they are all steel, the weight is comparable to a Sig P226 which has an alloy frame.

Like a lot of DA/SA pistols (including the BHP) the trigger is a bit vague but other than that it's a good shooter. May have to take this one back to the range this week as it hasn't been shot in over a year. My son actually owns this one as his hands are a tad smaller than mine and he really likes the thin grip...
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:33 PM   #2
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I have a few oddballs but my favorie is this LAR Grizzly .44 Mag. Tougher than hens teeth to find nowadays.

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Springfield Armory SA1911A2 SASS

It's basically a new slide assembly that installs on a standard 1911 frame that makes it a single action single shot. The silver shoe out the bottom of the magazine slot breaks the action open. This one is chambered for .308 WIN, no wonder it's been a safe queen the last several years. I'd like to try some of the managed recoil rounds since I don't reload. Nothing like carrying 150 gr. ballistic tips locked & loaded.

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I, for one, have always wanted a Mateba Model 6 Unica. If for nothing else than the WTF factor.

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A small nickel plated top break hammerless in .32 S&W, by the US Revolver Company (Iver Johnson second brand), Really had no particular use for it, did not even have a box of .32 S&W around- but picked it up on a $35 bid in an auction. Actually shoots quite well for a very small revolver, has more of a suggestion than a front sight- but kinda grows on you. The top break makes for a fairly fast reload.
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SW 1955 .45 auto rim. Shoots .45 ACP with half moon clips. Not super rare, but I like it.
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