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    Boxcutter (too young for firearms at the time, worked as a stock boy at a 5 and dime after school, so I could legitimately have it on me at school)

    NAA Mini in 22LR...too few shots, too inaccurate, too small, too weak, blah blah poolside or in pjs is all I know, and stupid fun at the range

    Iver Johnson Sealed Target 8 22LR revolver, though Iíve never carried it, I could
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    My first pistol was a Beretta .32 Tomcat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsteve113 View Post
    As a young deputy, early 80's, I once carried a 4" Smith 29 for a coupla months on duty. It was Clint Eastwood's fault !!!
    Did you load it with 44 Mag ammo or 44 SPL ammo like Harry did?
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    I suspect that I might have as diverse of a list of carry guns as anyone on the forum. In Ga, I could carry a handgun when I turned 18 (1978). I turned 18, broke farm boy with a desire to carry...first carry gun was a FIE Buffalo 22 mag single action. That changed to a Raven .25 auto within about a year. The Raven, while some consider to be junk, was actually a good shooter and totally reliable for the rounds I put through it...less than 200 in a couple of years. My first truly carry worthy firearm was a stainless, factory bobbed hammer Charter Bulldog in 1983. Since that time it has pretty much been respectable firearms. During those first 5yrs, there were other crappy guns...just can't remember them all.
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    I've only been shooting for a bit over 10 years and have never bought anything that I thought was a "sub-standard" firearm. On the other hand, I've never purchased anything that I would consider a super premium, like a Wilson Combat or a Korth, either. My Sig P229 Legion is as "exotic" as I own. Of course, for where I live, anything beyond a Taurus might be considered "exotic."
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    Ruger Blackhawks and Super Blackhawk usually for hunting.
    Various 1911s
    Star M-43
    S&W 10, 13, 15, 19, 25(45ACP), 25(45LC), 29, 31 and 36.
    FNH 25Auto
    Kel-Tec P32 & P3AT
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    Beretta 92FS, 4Ē Model 10 - too big!
    Model 38 with .38 Special standard pressure - too weak!
    Taurus TCP - too Taurus!

    Iíve also carried Condition 3 in some specific circumstances - shh, donít tell anybody.
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    First, what do you mean by "Toted"?? I have never "toted". Second, what do you define as "unlikely"? Your list is not very inclusive. Third, what I really want is a light double-sided light saber.
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    I have carried "outdated" (some else opinion not mine) 1911s and I still do some times, an get called old timer, but I'm old soooo
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    It was not the gun , it was how I was trying to carrying a Ruger RH - 7.5 - 44 in a uncle Mike's shoulder holster .

    My arm went numb rather quickly ...

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    I bought a 1978 Chief Joseph - Nez Perce engraved commemorative 7 1/2" Colt SAA in .45 Colt a couple of years ago. It was unfired and unturned since new. I took it to the range and shot it. I do open carry it sometimes.

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    I carried my 1917 vintage Colt 1908 .25 several times in non-permissive environments...
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    Let's see..........I have a short list........

    NAA 22LR for boot carry;
    Beretta Bobcat 22LR; and
    SCCY 9 MM - First, second and third generation. Each generation replacing the broken predecessor under the lifetime warranty (I loved the ergonomics and the warranty)

    None of my others are at all unusual. Mainly Glocks and a Colt.

    If you count parades, I have a 12 ga SXS Norinco coach gun, and had Vaquero in 44 Mag
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    Leonard side by side derringer in 45 Colt/.410.
    Stevens single shot No. 35 target model 22lr.
    Ruger single six revolver.
    Uberti 1851 Navy 44 cal. Blackpowder
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