How things have changed on the past 20 years

This is a discussion on How things have changed on the past 20 years within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by gasmitty With all due respect, I don't know where or when Kahrs were ever considered cheap or unreliable. Their first series of ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    With all due respect, I don't know where or when Kahrs were ever considered cheap or unreliable. Their first series of guns was all steel, and they didn't move into "plastic" guns for several years later - probably after 2000, hardly 20 years ago. Are you perhaps confusing them with another manufacturer?
    I think you show your age. years ago Kahrs where regaurded the same way as Hi-Point and Kel-Tec is today JUNK!!!!!!

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    How things have changed on the past 20 years

    20 years ago I bought my Glock 17. Still own it. Still as reliable as ever! Awesome gun then and now. While some things change, some stay the same.
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    It's funny how the Kahrs of 20 odd years ago weren't priced like the High-Points of the day. Guess Kahrs were regarded as higher priced junk.
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    Yep, remember Western Auto had a full section that was just handguns and long guns.

    msgt/ret When you got to Altus, was the Otasco store still open? It sat in the shopping center at the corner of Falcon Road and Main. I bought a Ruger Blackhawk .357 right after I got stationed there in 81. Walked in, plopped down the money and walked out, no questions asked. Went back the next day and picked up a Marlin 75c .22 rifle.
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    Anyone remember the Gun catalog you could get from Sears and Roebuck? It was like the Wish Book for guns!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tundra5.7 View Post
    Anyone remember the Gun catalog you could get from Sears and Roebuck? It was like the Wish Book for guns!
    Yes and I got my first lever gun from Sears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Yep, remember Western Auto had a full section that was just handguns and long guns.

    msgt/ret When you got to Altus, was the Otasco store still open? It sat in the shopping center at the corner of Falcon Road and Main. I bought a Ruger Blackhawk .357 right after I got stationed there in 81. Walked in, plopped down the money and walked out, no questions asked. Went back the next day and picked up a Marlin 75c .22 rifle.
    IIRC when I got to Altus in 1984 Otasco had already been replaced by Wal-Mart, when I went back a few years there was an Otasco in the building K-Mart had been in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCSoxFan View Post
    20 years ago I was impressive, young and aggressive. Savin the world on my own. Now I've settled down to focus on my raising my kids and preparing them for this crazy world we live in.
    Do you now live in the islands, fish the pilings, and drink your Green Label each day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pat701 View Post
    I think you show your age. years ago Kahrs where regaurded the same way as Hi-Point and Kel-Tec is today JUNK!!!!!!
    Not sure where you were 20 years ago, but I think you'd be hard-pressed to find more than a couple of folks to agree with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy View Post
    20 years ago Kahr was considered a cheap gun that was unreliable, I would have never bought one. 20 years ago I hated those newer plastic pistols, they had no soul and looked Boxy. Now, the Kahr is considered an awesome pistol...
    Quote Originally Posted by pat701 View Post
    I think you show your age. years ago Kahrs where regaurded the same way as Hi-Point and Kel-Tec is today JUNK!!!!!!
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    It's funny how the Kahrs of 20 odd years ago weren't priced like the High-Points of the day. Guess Kahrs were regarded as higher priced junk.
    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Not sure where you were 20 years ago, but I think you'd be hard-pressed to find more than a couple of folks to agree with you.
    Uh, fellows - 20 years ago, Kahrs were considered nonexistent, by EVERYBODY. There was complete agreement on the topic at that time.
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    OK then, 18 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Not sure where you were 20 years ago, but I think you'd be hard-pressed to find more than a couple of folks to agree with you.
    Smitty 20 years ago i had 15 years on the Chicago Police Dept in the "Ghetto" they wheren't using Sigs ans Glocks then. I know what was recovered off the streets at that time in history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pat701 View Post
    Smitty 20 years ago i had 15 years on the Chicago Police Dept in the "Ghetto" they wheren't using Sigs ans Glocks then. I know what was recovered off the streets at that time in history.
    Then you also know that NOBODY was calling Kahrs "junk" back then. NOBODY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy View Post
    20 years ago Kahr was considered a cheap gun that was unreliable, I would have never bought one. 20 years ago I hated those newer plastic pistols, they had no soul and looked Boxy. Now, the Kahr is considered an awesome pistol and I love the Polymer pistols especially with the high capacity Mags.

    The Hollow point was considered a good self defense round, But the newer HP's expand twice as much as they used to.

    Things have really changed, for the better.

    What has been the biggest positive change for you in the past few years?
    I own a lot more guns and ammo now than I did 20 years ago...that's definitely a positive change in my book.
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