Why is everything P this and P that???

Why is everything P this and P that???

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    Why is everything P this and P that???

    There is probably a simple explaination that I just haven't figured out yet but why so many P's in the gun world????? Every manuracturer has a "P-something" or "something-P"


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    "P" for "Pistol" ????
    John Moses Browning and Eugene Stoner were the Albert Einstein's of the Gun Industry!

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    I always thought it was because the pistol was originally meant to appeal to the "Police" market, and there's not really a reason to change the name for the civilian market (note that, Beretta).

    All the military guns have an "M" designation... it would make sense to me at least.

    For instance the Ruger P85... Ruger Police Model 85? Sig P220... Sig Police Model 220? Just speculation on my part.

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    'cause if you get shot, you'll 'P' yourself!!!
    You do your thing, I'll do mine...

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    Should it be an S1911 then?

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    With The Luger P~08 that "P" stands for Parabellum...I always thought it stood for Pitiful as in Pitiful Pistol.

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    I'm "P"ing my shorts........just laughing at the good posts and humor regarding the Peeee series of handguns and their references LMAO
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    At least in Kahr's case I think it stands for 'polymer'.
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    "S" 1911 takes the cake! Nice one!

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    Should it be an S1911 then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean3
    Should it be an S1911 then?
    Yeah, Simian 1911

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    All depends on what clothing is being used, on what day!!





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    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."


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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    All depends on what clothing is being used, on what day!!





    But does he have a rig for strong foot draw? Gotta utilize those opposable toes, ya' know!

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    Because it is better to call one a "P-somethingorother", than a G-anything!
    A 9mm is only a .45 set on "stun".

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    The German guns, anyway, are P like ours are M.

    The P-1 being the Walther P-38 updated, the P5 being the Sig 225, etc.
    Driver carries less than $45 worth of remorse.

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