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    and steal too.
    Shucks Rocky - thought you paid for em all

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    Traditionalist

    Steel or steel/alloy guns (no polymer).

    Wood stocks.

    Leather holsters (no Kydex).

    Lead or jacketed lead bullets.


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch
    Steel or steel/alloy guns (no polymer).

    Wood stocks.

    Leather holsters (no Kydex).

    Lead or jacketed lead bullets.


    Allright, Captain Crunch!!! Gotta respect a man who doesn't beat around the bush
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    Got the lever action 94, double barrel exposed hammers, and SS 1911. No plastic, Sounds traditional.
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    Cool Mixed

    I suppose I fall in line like a lot of you. I love my XD but also enjoy shooting a .44 Ruger Super Blackhawk as well. I have a .38 revolver thats a fun one too. I suppose there's form and function to love about both.
    "Never turn your back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!"
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    I guess I'm a traditionalist, for a different reason. When I look at a gun I ask myself, what will this be worth 10, 20, 50 years down the road. Glocks and XD's may be good shooters, but all the plastic in them has, in my mind, no investment potential, as well as a cold robotic personality. I prefer steel and wood, something that my grandchildren could hold and see the value in.

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    I'm Ok with older designs, but I want blued if it's older. I just don't like how stainless looks and only have two guns that have naked stainless any more. I've sold all the rest.
    Rifles my only interest is military style stuff, and shotguns, well, I just don't care - but I own three or is it four anyway?
    Driver carries less than $45 worth of remorse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimmak
    I lvoe them both and would roll around in a pile of any vintage quality firearms if only it wouldnt scratch me up so bad!

    Well, there's ANOTHER image I'm gonna have to dig outta' my brain with a spoon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruces45
    SS for cary blued for everything else
    Does the "SS" stand for "Super Simian"....???

    Guess I'm a little bit of everything.. LOL
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    Like most, I appreciate what both styles have to offer. I agree with Captain Crunch on the kydex holsters - my guns don't belong in them.

    I really like the old school blued finishes but it's pretty hard to find a blued gun in this town's gunshops anymore. Just bought my 5th 1911, a parkerized SA Mil-Spec (never had more than one at a time though) so I lean to traditional there. My primary carry is the S&W airweight 642 - umm, traditional DAO action in modern alloys?

    The Glocks and even moreso the XD line of pistols are starting to grow on me. I don't much care for some of the particulars of the Glocks and have yet to find one that feels as natural in my grip as my 1911s but I respect them as a capable defensive weapon and can see why so many folks own them. I need to spend more time with the XDs as I think they're closer to what I'd want in a polymer sidearm.

    All my long guns are blued steel with wood stocks so that's traditional all the way. I do prefer wood grips on my handguns but have my share of rubber/composite grips as well.

    Overall, I've grown to prefer consistent trigger pulls on my handguns (first shot to last) and doubt I'll be buying anything other than SA or DAO revolvers or autos any time in the near future. Hence my appreciation for JMB's designs as well as the Glock/XD configuration.

    ... and I'm a strict flyfisherman, don't even OWN spinning reel anymore. Guess I'm traditional at the core.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLASS3NH
    Guess I'm a little bit of everything.. LOL

    Actually, I'd say you're more of a one man firearms museum. In other words ........ my hero!!!!
    Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean3
    Actually, I'd say you're more of a one man firearms museum. In other words ........ my hero!!!!
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    LOL does this consider me to be within the "fossil" catagory too LOL
    Thanks for the Hero compliment Jack
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