For my 50th Birthday...going "bigger is better"

For my 50th Birthday...going "bigger is better"

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    For my 50th Birthday...going "bigger is better"

    I think that the present "safe queen" is coming out and will be part of the warm-cold weather EDC rotation. The gun I speak of is my Colt Gov't Series 70. I've had it out and, man, I missed her! Like an old movie star, she's had a 'little work', but not enough to be scary..just HOT! I'll pick up some new Wilson Combat mags(hint,hint to my wife and son!),switch out the Pachmayr's for some G-10 stocks and we'll be in business. The G19 will be the warm weather carry and my SP101 will supplement the other two. The smaller Colt and Glock will go into hibernation, NOT because I hate them...but the bigger autos bring differnt things to the table. Maybe it's cause I like Cop and Gangster movies and I see these kind of guns all the time. Who knows? It could be I'm just coming full-circle to the kinds of guns I carried for years.
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    Yep! I know how you feel. Those old guns we "cut our teeth on" are like old friends. I was probably one of the last soldiers to be trained on the 1911 before the M9 came into play. When I started as a cop the wheelgun was still standard issue, so I have a soft spot for S&W 19's and 66's, as well as the 686 and GP100. All of which I carried on duty for years. Kind of hard to beat the classics.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostMaker View Post
    Yep! I know how you feel. Those old guns we "cut our teeth on" are like old friends. I was probably one of the last soldiers to be trained on the 1911 before the M9 came into play. When I started as a cop the wheelgun was still standard issue, so I have a soft spot for S&W 19's and 66's, as well as the 686 and GP100. All of which I carried on duty for years. Kind of hard to beat the classics.......
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    Know what you mean. Carried a 1911 in the RA and then the M9 in the Guard and Reserve. As a LEO,I had a Model 10, then a new 3" M64 Smith before the job switched to G19's. There is something about the old tried and true classics. Like an old muscle car...CLASS !. Some will argue that the G19 doesn't reach that level, but it's the ol'school of Glocks so I'll "grandfather" it in !
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    Ditto, as an retired MP we carried the venerable .45 we went to the armory an got ammo out of a 55 gallon drum dated 1945 an this was 1969 had to wash the green off of em. We shot the heck out of them at the range tho. hardly ever got a fte, ftl . Now, I am partial to wheel guns mostly snubbies at my age I would hate to limp wrist a round just when I needed it.

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    We are Americans. Bigger is always better (boom).
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    Darn it, Old Grunt, you're younger than I am. I guess that makes me the Old Fart. Anyway, I've owned many 1911's. They're as American as apple pie, just fit and point naturally in the hand.
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    Over the years I have had many styles of guns. I mostly carried a S&W mode l36, (.38spl), because I could put it in a pocket and use it one handed easy if I was standing on a ladder. Then I got into pistols, Glock 23,27, Beretta Nano. I recently purchased a Ruger SP-101 in .357mag. Picking it up is like shaking hands with an old friend. I sold the Glock23, and can't trust the Beretta Nano, so now I alternate between the G27 and SP-101. Live is so difficult when you have to choose between great and great.
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    For a 50th birthday, that should warrant a Barrett .50 cal.

    M95 50 BMG.
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