This is a discussion on The "Fun Handgun" Photo Thread within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Lots of serious carry handguns are featured here which is appropriate since this is Defensive Carry Forum but what about those of you who keep ...
Lots of serious carry handguns are featured here which is appropriate since this is Defensive Carry Forum but what about those of you who keep certain handguns around just for fun and frolic? There are probably some really great handguns in some Forum members' collections (accumulations?) that would be inspiring to see.
A fun gun could be described as most anything other than a dedicated self defense handgun. Its size, design, or features may or may not be suitable for concealed carry, open carry, or for household defensive use. A fun gun may be for relaxation or a shooting "change of pace." A fun gun may be a field companion for hiking or for pursuit of game. It may be fun because it is a new-in-the box example of an uncommon or long discontinued model or an unfired commemorative. It may fit any of the following:
Formal target competition of any sort
...and especially .22 rimfire handguns. Nothing else offers the unique fun and practice opportunities that may be had with .22 handguns.
Here are a few of my very favorites.
My favorite of all. Smith & Wesson Model 17 K-22 Masterpiece .22. Purchased new 30 years ago.
Semi-auto .22 that complements the above Model 17. Colt Woodsman
A pleasure to shoot on the range with accuracy that is amazing. Colt Officer's Model Match 38 Special, a 1957 "classic" like me.
Fully equal to the above Colt OMM is this Smith & Wesson Model 14 K-38 Masterpiece .38 Special, the centerfire companion to my Model 17 and purchased at the same time as the K-22.
Big bore version of the trio of long-nosed Smith & Wessons, for hunting or range use with a "kick." Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum purchased 30 years ago. 1980 was a good year.
When really accurate 45 ACP bullet placement is called for this Colt Gold Cup answers. Bought new in 1981-1982 (can't quite remember).
And last but not least, this 80-year-old Smith & Wesson Hand Ejector .32-20 makes a fine field/plinking companion when paired with a .32-20 lever action carbine.
We can see "serious" side arms elsewhere on the Forum. What sort of handguns do y'all keep on hand strictly for other purposes?
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Yer killin' me!!! Last year I picked up a 6-inch M17, because I lusted after a K-22 since I was a kid, and I also tripped over a 4-inch M63, the 22/32 "kit gun" that I bought for my lady. Those are the prettiest handguns I own. My 'wish list' includes a K-38, any Colt Diamondbacks, and at least one N-frame Smith.
Nice photography, too!
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Nice set of weapons...gotta' love that lever action...
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Great photos. Great guns. Really enjoyed. Thanks for posting
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Here is one I keep on hand. Since the pic, I've put a Hogue wrap around grip with finger grooves on it and a front fiber optic sight.
Glock 26 XD9sc
Ruger SR9c Ruger LCP
Here is another one. Henry .22LR (youth model so my son can shoot it).
Glock 26 XD9sc
Ruger SR9c Ruger LCP
Thanks for sharing, all look like they are in great shape.
Heres some that i keep around but don't really need.
Mag-7 and taurus 44mag bear basher. (Mag-7 is a stock photo, can't find my camera)
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All of these were bought on a whim because the price was right and they go bang!
Just For Fun Guns:
Bersa 383A "The Tuxedo Gun". Actually a great shooter. Adjustable sights are great. If it wasn't for polymer guns I would probably carry this.
Llama Micromax .380 "The Little Tack Driver". The only pistol I have ever owned that is more accurate than this is my Kimber UCII
Taurus PT101 .40 "Blaster". It's just fun at the range. Pretty much useless due to weight otherwise.
9mm Derringer "Card Table Gun". No matter your opinion it's fun. AND it's the one at the range verybody wants to shoot!
Here is my fun gun... Heritage Rough Rider .22 LR / .22 WMR with the 6.5" barrel. I wanted an inexpensive plinker, and I got a great little gun with this one, accurate and it just points very well.
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I can't remember having as much fun shooting a gun as I've had in the last few weeks with this.