Couldn't resist -- New Colt!

Couldn't resist -- New Colt!

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    Couldn't resist -- New Colt!

    Well, I went to the gun show here in San Antonio, determined to come home with a Smith & Wesson J-Frame, probably a 442, to use as a carry piece while my right arm is on the mend. I've been carrying my young bride's Cobra, but I knew it wasn't fair for me to deprive her of it for long. I'm considerate like that.

    So I checked J-Frame prices on line, read lots of reviews, looked at pictures, got a pocket-full of cash, and had my plan. It lasted all of 20 minutes.

    For what should I happen upon but a new-in-box, unfired, with all paperwork and manuals, Colt Detective Special. It's a 1993 model, the 4th Issue (which is just like the 3rd Issue, except with Colt-logoed Pachmayr grips standard). I looked at it, held it, talked price with the individual (not a dealer) selling it, even stepped back and talked with a holster vendor for a bit. Then I looked back at the booth and saw another fellow looking at it. As soon as he stepped away (without buying it - whew!), I was back. The power of cash spoke and it was mine!

    I've been wanting another Dick Special ever since I sold mine years ago at a time of financial need, and I never found the right weapon when I had the right cash, until now.

    Ladies & Gentlemen, meet my new CCW:


    And here's the catalyst for the grand plan (and the latest in orthopaedic fashion):
    Cheers,
    Rod
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    Very cool - and I mean both pictures... I guess if I would have to have a cast on my arm it might as well look good, and that does look GOOD!!!
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    Current: S&W 442, Springfield XD9sc, XDm9, and Glock G26, G19, G23C,
    and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
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    It seems you lucked out bigtime on that ...... and it's unlikely you'll lose a cent on it.

    Hope the arm gets on well - once you can use it again - building it up can be done by shooting (carefully at first).
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    Congratulations, and get well soon!

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    Just like mine

    I bought one of those new in 1993, and still use it. From time to time I carry it, as it conceals very well in a DeSantis belt scabbard holster. The gun has a great trigger in either single or double action, and a nice blue job.




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    Thats awesome Rod, I love it. You did very well.
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    Beautiful gun, I've always wanted one of those myself. Looks like the right arm's dressed for deer season too.
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    Get lookin' Colt, get well soonest!
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    Sorry about the arm....congrats about the gun!

    I had a first generation DS back in the mid-80's....like a knucklehead, I sold it. I now have a mint (in the box) early-80's (?) vintage Colt Agent.
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    Wow. As far as the cast your ready for deer season
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    Nice piece, Rod. Dam, everybody around here is buying snubbies...I think I better go shopping tomorrow.
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    good looking colt...im also gonna get a nice snubbie next,,,

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    Very wise choice...I have two Det. Spec., blue and nickel...keeping these to help pay for the kids college fund LOL!

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    Thumbs up NICE !

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    Wow! That snubbies recoil must be something if it put you in a cast!

    Just kiddin'; Very nice gun!

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