1st Handgun??

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by DirtyHarry, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. DirtyHarry

    DirtyHarry Guest

    What was your 1st handgun you ever owned and how did that experience manifest what you shoot today??

    My 1st was a Full size brushed chrome .40S&W baby eagle that weighs a ton, but shoots straight as hell.

    I now prefer the SA over DA that my 1911's offer. (think it has to do with the same pull/poundage every shot) Plus ive never held a gun that felt as if it were a part of my hand right out the box. I prefer an aluminium frame, but have owned both. Unlike other things in life(cars, electronics) I prefer american arms to their foreign counterparts as we make them very well. Im also young(29), but oldschool in thought as I have not crossed over into the world of synthetic/polymer pieces as of yet. Although I have shot many and in the market for a Sig/Hk .(Might catch some flack, But I hate GLOCK!!!!!) Look forward to conversing with you all and contributing to this site.....Harry;)
  2. chorst294

    chorst294 New Member

    My first handgun was given to me by my father when I turned 18. It was a Ruger Blackhawk .357 6' barrel. He bought it back from me when I just had to have a Glock 32 .357 Sig. I like all types of handguns. When I was younger, I leaned towards the newest, "Cool" looking, hi-cap handguns, but as I age, I'm more interested in revolvers. I've also learned the hard lesson of "You get what you pay for".

  3. Don Lu

    Don Lu New Member

    First gun was a GLOCK 23...shot it at my gun saftey class and I did not do well at all...Instructor told me that .40 was not a good choice for a begginer. Well, with a blow to my ego I decided to buy one and get really good w/it. Seven guns later, it is my favorite to carry and shoot.
  4. spittinfire

    spittinfire Active Member Supporter

    The first handgun I personally owned was a Springfield Armory XD in 45ACP. 4 inch barrel, 13 round mags......Watched the price of ammo climb so I got into reloading. I LOVE the weapon! It's been as reliable as a rock, accurate, and it sleeps in my night stand!
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    S&W model 41. .22 target pistol. Traded for Smith M-67. I got took, big time.
  6. fapprez

    fapprez New Member

    My first was the H&R Sportsman I aquired. It started me on my road to pistol ownership and kept me going because it didn't work and I wanted one that did. I now own 4 pistols and am planning on at least 2 more at the moment:)
  7. ScottG

    ScottG Active Member

    My first handgun is the 4" S&W Model 19 I picked up for $299 in 2005. I'm not sure that any specific handgun purchases followed because of what I bought. I purchased the .357 for hd. I was looking for a 4" barrel to get more accuracy. It's not a carry piece.

    I next bought a Bulgarian Makarov. I bought that because I wanted a semi-auto and the ruggedness of the all steel gun and the fixed barrel appealed to me. I love the gun, but, I also think I should get something that shoots 9mm luger rounds because they're cheaper.

    I also have a Model 1903 Colt Hammerless in .32 ACP. I just purchased that because I'm attracted to the design and looks of the gun. I love shooting it, but I have no intentions of making it a go to gun.

    Next is a Browning Buckmark Camper. I purchased that because I preferred the looks of it to the other Browning and Ruger .22s. It's mainly for practice.

    I collected these for one main reason: to be able to be proficient in all styles of handgun. I figured that if you're going to use guns, you should know a range of guns.

    This is what I decided I need:

    A .22 semi-auto and revolver to learn how to shoot and do it cheaply.
    Browning Buckmark

    A mid caliber semi-auto and revolver
    Bulgarian Makarov and S&W Model 19

    A large caliber semi-auto and revolver

    Still need the .22 revolver and the large calibers. I'm leaning towards a single six for the .22. Because I love historical guns, I'm waiting to find a nice, affordable GI .45 for the large caliber. I'm also considering a single action in .45 Colt or 44-40.

    I feel the same way about rifles, but that's for another post....
  8. alfsauve

    alfsauve New Member

    First Handgun

    The first handgun was my great uncle's S&W Military Police, 6" .38Spl, nickeled (or what was left of it.)

    The first one I bought was a Ruger Blackhawk in .357Mag. Long since gone.
  9. DoubleAction

    DoubleAction New Member

    The first handgun I owned was a .25 caliber Spesco Falcon semi-auto that I carried in my pocket at work. Since I was only seventeen and four years shy of being legal age to buy a real handgun, I didn't have many to choose from.This pistol was still a clean sell because I was with the original buyer when he bought it new. I made up for lost time later on and went on to buy the ones I always wanted.
  10. yankee2500

    yankee2500 New Member

    My first was a Colt Gold Cup National Match Series 80, I got it in 1980 and had it hard chrome plated, trigger job, beaver tail grip safety, extened mag release, beveled mag well, ambo. slide release, and bobed and polished hammer. I still have today and it is the best shooting smoothest triggered gun I have ever fired. John
  11. h&k bigdaddydieseldan

    h&k bigdaddydieseldan New Member

    Sig p228 .40sw and I agree with you 100% I own plenty of h&k's and one sig they can't be beat don't like gooks either :eek: :eek: :eek:
  12. Flint Rock

    Flint Rock New Member

    I had access to my Father's 1911 and S&W Chiefs Special in my early years. I guess you could say that I came to view those guns as mine, or at the very least, ours. The very first gun that I bought and paid for with my hard earned money was a Colt Python, blue 4". In a moment of youthful stupidity I traded that gun away.
    Dad, still has his 1911 and S&W, and I have several also. I always check out the used revolvers when I go into the gun store, I may never get that Python back, but I will get one, and then the family will be reunited.
    Last edited: May 25, 2008
  13. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

    My first handgun was a Smith and Wesson Model 17 K22 masterpiece with a 8 3/8" barrel target trigger and target hammer and microclick adjustable sights. This pistol was dead nuts accurate and was as smooth as a greesed pig at the county fair.

    Right now i do not own a revolver but I soon will replace that smith with the same exact pistol. I have a love of all types of pistols and weould love to own many different types versions and finishes.

    There are very few pistols I would not like to have sitting in the safe. Just the cheap junk and the Desert Eagle.
  14. poolshark13

    poolshark13 Guest

    my first was a walther ppk/s in .380. my two current favorites are my .357 s&w and my sig p226. personally i am more comforable with revolvers, even though i have 3 semi autos compared to my 2 revolvers. i just love the reliability of a revolver. when i get my ccw next year, i am looking into more revolvers than semi-autos to carry, though i will carry both depending on the day.