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What handgun do you feel best represents your generation?

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by m5215, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Reinz

    Reinz Well-Known

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    A little tid bit about J Wayne and this movie:

    Wayne turned down Dirty Harry and was very jealous of the huge success it was for Eastwood and as a movie. So he tried tried to copycat it and failed.
     


  2. D4Haley

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    Baby boomer here. Learned with and treasure all my 1911 45 acp. Stainless on stainless.
     
  3. baboon

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    What's wrong with thais video? The Duke does not need to be schooled on an open bolt. Not that an open bolt was a new concept, but it might have needed explaining. Violation of NFA laws. Another concept Hollyweird is clueless about!
     
  4. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    No holes in the back of the trashcan....
     
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  5. easy rider

    easy rider Carbide Precipitator TGT Supporter

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    Bullets lose there momentum in water very quickly.
     
  6. seeker_two

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    Better?... b70ed07e3659a7e6d5ba98dd237f336c.jpg

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  7. Jarine88

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    Interesting thread. I’m not sure the definition we are going by. There are plenty of cool handguns listed, but to say they define the generation?

    I was born in ‘69 making me Generation X along with those born up until 1980 or ‘82 depending on who’s list you look at.

    In the 70’s and early 80’s, I recall hearing about the snubnose 38 Special or Saturday Night Special, but that wasn’t my generation running around with them. Those make me think of polyester suits, bell bottoms and bad moustaches.

    The Beretta M9/92F was adopted by the service in the mid-80s, but during my time in the Corps (88-92), I never touched one. While I wouldn’t mind owning one, I still have yet to fire one.

    My father didn’t have pistols when I was growing up, so the first pistol I ever fired was my own S&W Stainless Model 66 (K frame) in 1993. I liked it a lot, but sold it a year or so later to buy a Glock 17. I wanted more capacity, and the 4 speed loaders didn’t cut it.

    One of the sweetest pistols I ever held was a Sig 226. It fit my hand like a glove, but I can’t say it defines Gen X.

    Movie and TV guns varied. I like the James Bond movies, but Bond and the Walther PPK/P99 do not define us.

    When thinking about Generation X and how we are described, and thinking about popular handguns in our lifetime that align with that, I would have to say the Glock 17.
     
  8. m5215

    m5215 Pistoleer

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    You are missing out on a truly incredible experience especially if the 92/M9 has been adjusted for even better performance which is not hard to do at all. After firing my first Beretta 92 many years ago I now have over a dozen variants of it in my collection.

    I agree with that as I have several 226's in my collection as well. Personally I would rate it at #2 after my #1 selection of the Beretta 92FS/M9.
     
  9. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

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  10. Axxe55

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    1911 platform.
     


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