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    You know you're getting older when.......

    ...You're NOT interested in the latest micro-automatic, revolvers are cool again, you realize 1911's don't need $1500 worth of work to run right, a good lever-action rifle and pump 12 gauge can cover most self-defense scenarios and you still can have a lot of fun just shooting your .22 ! Does anybody feel the same or close?
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    I'm not old but I'm with ya. The only pistols I'm interested in getting would be my first 1911 because every gun guys gotta have one, and a Luger for a safe queen. I mostly want to just focus on buying ammo and shooting the guns that I have. But there are a few revolvers I have my eyes on too. My revolver collection now outnumbers the autos and may only keep growing.
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    I feel the same way and I'm only 26! Love revolvers and lever actions.
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    Cool

    I thinned the herd out a bunch in the last few years.

    The only semi auto's I have now are my Glock 19 and 23. I sold the High Power for a nice profit.

    I still have my Ruger SP-101 and S&W Model 60, 649 and 65. There not going anywhere anytime soon.

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    My lever action is a Marlin 39-A and my shotgun is a Stoeger double barrel. Old School.

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    I still have my patrol rifle a Stag AR from the last department I was with before retiring.

    I am comfortable with what I have and yes I am over 65 YOA.

    All doctors, nurses, law-enforcement and EMS/firefighters are younger then me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old grunt View Post
    ...You're NOT interested in the latest micro-automatic, revolvers are cool again, you realize 1911's don't need $1500 worth of work to run right, a good lever-action rifle and pump 12 gauge can cover most self-defense scenarios and you still can have a lot of fun just shooting your .22 ! Does anybody feel the same or close?
    You know you're getting old when it's a relief to find the seat's already down.


    I'm with you, on the sentiment, though. Revolvers, a good shotgun, a decent lever-action rifle, a quality semi-auto from a bygone era. The classics never go out of style.
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    Agreed. For the price of one semi auto rifle, you can outfit the whole family with lever guns and/or shotguns. Plus ammo and training. No brainer to me. And with the current ammo situation, it is nice that you can proof a revolver with only a few cylinders worth of ammo, rather than the several hundred you need with a semi auto pistol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old grunt View Post
    ...You're NOT interested in the latest micro-automatic, revolvers are cool again, you realize 1911's don't need $1500 worth of work to run right, a good lever-action rifle and pump 12 gauge can cover most self-defense scenarios and you still can have a lot of fun just shooting your .22 ! Does anybody feel the same or close?
    I'm cheering for you. I don't know if I feel the same or close but I do feel close to the same.

    Trouble is, I felt the same way when I was 20 years old and that was in 1977.
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    My problem is that I'm at that awkward in between stage where I still see guns I want but I'm too sensible to buy.

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    Hell, I feel that way now and I'm 22. I also feel too old to really enjoy anything other than 1911 and SA revolvers, a beautiful lever action interests me more than any AR15, and I don't care to wear any kind of tacticool clothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old grunt View Post
    ...revolvers are cool again...
    Did I miss something? Was there a time when revolvers were not cool? Was there ever a time when a revolver was not a good self-defense option?

    I remember reading a story about a MACVSOG member who preferred a Colt Python to the standard Gov't 1911. Thought it was more reliable. Has anything changed since 'nam?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoganbeg View Post
    My problem is that I'm at that awkward in between stage where I still see guns I want but I'm too sensible to buy.
    A vintage MG-42 would just about do. But I can't imagine my sensibilities lasting the day (nor my wallet). Brr-r-rrrp!, there goes $1500 in ammo. Brr-r-r-rp!, another $2K. Hurts my head just thinkin' about that.

    Phrased another way: you know you're no longer young, when that stops being enticing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    I'm cheering for you. I don't know if I feel the same or close but I do feel close to the same.

    Trouble is, I felt the same way when I was 20 years old and that was in 1977.
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    Well I am a tad bit older than most DC members, but I do feel the same as old grunt and most likely because of our past experiences. He was in the "other" Airborne Div, and I served in the 11th (56-57) and the 101st.(56, 70-71).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    ITrouble is, I felt the same way when I was 20 years old and that was in 1977.
    Young pups unite! Woof.

    Now, for the real question: BmcG, do you remember Kool & The Gang, EW&F, The Osmonds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Bryan, you KID, you!

    Gary, my hero!

    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Young pups unite! Woof.

    Now, for the real question: BmcG, do you remember Kool & The Gang, EW&F, The Osmonds?
    Yeah, I sure do.

    Do you remember push-button AM radios in the car?

    Well, forgive me but I used to punch a selector button, changing the station every time a tune came on the radio by any one of those three acts.
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