Rule #1 - Have A Gun!

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    Rule #1 - Have A Gun!

    Once upon a time I somehow wound up with all my carry pieces in the shop or off with my wife, and I was just about to forget carrying for a while when I remembered my wedding gift........a .22 revolver!
    Well, admittedly, a .22 ain't exactly yer basic cannon, but I remembered Colonel Cooper's famous dictum that the first rule of gunfighting is to have a gun, so I carried the little pistol for close to a week until I got the others back. I wish they all carried that easy.

    This is the Smith and Wesson Model 34 my wife bought me for a wedding present in 1972. I recalled all of this when I took it out for a spin today and just wanted to show it off a little bit. It's all original, although it came with small grips and I had to pay extra for the target grips. In the past 36 years it has proven itself to be the most uncannily accurate small pistol I've ever seen and has sent its share of western jackrabbits off to jackrabbit Valhalla, or wherever jackrabbits go. Some friends and I got into a 75 yard shootout for lunch stakes one time and this little pistol kept ten shots in the "bottle"of an NRA B-27 target and beat out several Glocks, Berettas, and Sigs. Best free lunch I ever had!! Here she is. Wish I had a dozen of them.







    ......wonder what the rule is for using deadly force on a rampaging jackrabbit......I hear they charge when they're wounded.

    JayPee

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    Dang! She is pretty!
    .40 is fine.

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    Classic Smith!! A dozen,I wish I had one!! NICE!!
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    Thanks for the photos. That thing is just beautiful.

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    My sentiments exactly.

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    Nice, now post some pics of that Hi-Power would ya?????

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    That is sweet!

    Although, same as you, a .22 is not my pick for a carry round, I feel you were far from defenseless when you armed with that Smith.

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    What a sweet little revolver, ever cooler due to the fact that your wife got it for you.

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    What a great gun. 22LR version of a Combat Master (M15) very nice!
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    I could afford to feed that one for a while!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by whododat View Post
    Nice, now post some pics of that Hi-Power would ya?????
    You mean the one in the avatar? This one?.







    This is the wrong thread for this, hope the mods don't mind. Hope you like it. (Later note - for those interested in the story on this gun see the thread entitled "Avatar Hi Power".JP)

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    Very nice, indeed.
    Reminds me of the .22 H&R I had for over 30 years and traded towards a larger CC weapon...a transaction I have regretted ever since!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MNBurl View Post
    What a great gun. 22LR version of a Combat Master (M15) very nice!
    Actually, it isn't. The OP's M34 is a J frame.

    You're thinking of the M18 .22 Combat Masterpiece. (K frame).


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    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    Gorgeous Hi Power there. I was thinking of getting one for off duty carry. How did the Charles Daly work come out? That looks great.

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