What was the first gun you ever bought for carry?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by GEORGIA, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. GEORGIA

    GEORGIA New Member

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    Mine was a Glock 21,got it when i turned 21 (get it? Im 26 now).I never liked the looks or feel of Glocks,and i hate the double safety triggers.I bought it because they have a reliable reputation,and i will say,it only failed once,during break in.

    What was the first gun you bought for carrying?
     
  2. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I bought a ruger specifically for carrying, but I like autoloaders after all.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    my first carry gun was a desert eagle 357mag. it was also my first centerfire pistol. while i didnt buy it for the purpose of carrying it became my first carry piece. at the time i was a student in college and everywhere i went i had a backpack which made it easy and very naughty at the tme. but i wasnt about to become a spree killer's target and have no way to fight back.

    my first carry piece i bought for the express purpose was a para-ordanace P10 45acp ten shots.

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    it had tritium night sights which were pretty new for the time. i had them put on as they didnt come with em. i regret selling that little gun. it was a better quality piece than what para makes today.
     
  4. dantfitz

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    I first bought a Smith & Wesson 22A when I got my CCP 15 years ago.
     
  5. 1919A4

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    Mine was...

    A Nazi-marked Walther P-38, all matching, non-import.

    Back then, they had relatively little value and I was ignorant as to it's historical value. All I saw was a nifty 9mm double-action pistol that was affordable and seemed durable. I carried it on my first right-out-of-high-school job as an armed security guard.

    I still have it, only now it's cleaned and oiled and tucked away in my gun safe.
     
  6. Glasshartt

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    S & W Mod 67. I wasn't even 21 yet, my mom had to buy it for me. I needed it for duty carry. A few years later, I had some bad ammo and blew it up.
     
  7. 7point62

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    Ruger Speed Six stainless steel 357 with a 2" barrel, Bianchi leather shoulder holster.
     
  8. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    My first carry gun was one of the first multiple purchase I made, so it was either, 9mm UZI, 45acp Thompson, HK VP70Z or the AMT .45 Hardballer.

    Later on the lawyer wound up with all of them

    My first CCW was a little NAA Revolver I was so afraid someone would see it through my pocket:D
     
  9. murraywc

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    S&W 638 was the first I bought for CCW still carry it sometimes, Then a Bersa 380, and a Kel-Tec P11
     
  10. General_lee

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    My first carry gun was given to me by my dad, a New England Firearms .22 mag revolver.
    First one I bought myself was a S&W Sigma .40.
    It was a good gun, but I ended up trading it for a 1911.
     
  11. buckhuntr

    buckhuntr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hey Jon, how long ago did you buy that Para? I bought that model in 1999, and love it.
     
  12. chopkick

    chopkick New Member

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    Mine was a Kimber CDP Procarry. Bought it in '98 and it is still my primary CCW weapon.
     
  13. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    My first gun bought for carry was an EAA Windicator. .357 mag with a 2 inch barrel. Really good gun for the money. Like carrying a brick around though. It has since been retired to the bedroom closet. My wife is thinking about carrying it. She is taking her class a week from tonight.
     
  14. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Its been a few years. But the first gun I actually bought to carry was a Smith and Wesson Stainless 2 1/2 in. Model 66 Smith 357 Mag. Also carried it in a ankle holster most of the time in the summer.

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  15. rob072770

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    My first carry gun

    1911 Bobtail waiting on a new lighter 1911 titanium frame Caspian in 45 apc
     

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  16. HighSpeed

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    Glock 22 in .40. Nowadays it's usually a G26 or G19.
     
  17. Lowrider

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    Glock 36 was first bought for carry. Next was a Ruger LCP then the LCR.
     
  18. freefall

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    XD 45 compact. Good winter carry here in Oregon. Medium framed compact with 10+1 capacity, riding in a Supertuck.

    Now I'm working on a warmer season carry. I'm liking all these single stack 9mm subcomps that are about to hit the market. I'll probably snag a PF9 for the time being, while I sort out the PM9 and yet to be released Sig P290, Kimber Solo, Ruger LC9, etc.
     
  20. Ubergopher

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    First gun I carried on a regular basis was a M9...

    The first gun I bought for carry was an XD40.