My first working gun was a Daisy "Red Ryder"! Spent many hours afield stalking the wiley "bull gundwan" with it. After a "close call" I move up to a Sheridan "Blue Streak" 5mm pellet rifle. Needed the extra "stopping power...
First pistol was a Ruger Bearcat my dad bought me. Later bought a Ruger Blackhawk .357 and then an S&W M19 4". It was my first real "combat" weapon. Loved it.
Transitioned to 1911's in 1970 and haven't looked back.
Had all configurations. I love my SS Ser 80 Commander, but may switch to the full size Les Baer "Premier II Lightweight). Full size handling at 29 ozs.
Woods guns? .41 and .44 mag. Smith M57 4" and Colt Anaconda 4", respectively.
My first carry gun was a Taurus PT99. I shot it well, and it never malfunctioned, but I soon lost my respect for the aluminum alloy receiver. Also, it was a poor IWB candidate, which is a severe handicap in my book.
My first real carry gun was a Astra A-100 in .45. I still have that gun. It is still a great carry! Resembles a Sig 220 but shorter in lenth and a 9 round mag. Shoots very accurate. Anyone know where to get a new recoil spring for one of these???????
My first handgun was a Model 19 S&W, 357. Over the years I've had more handguns than I can remember but never really "carried" one. A couple of times I did it was either the Model 19, or a Colt Government Model 45.
Just got my CCP last week. Don't have the 19, or the GM anymore, but I've got a nice Taurus 85CH that has been at my side ever since.
I work with criminal justice clients so I got my CHL/CCW about 6 years ago. I went agota SIG P239 in 9x19 as well as did a older female parole officer friend of I and my wifes at the very same time.
Very good handguns but I no longer carry such. Would like to have a P220 one day but there are to many 1911a1s out there for me!
Right out of the army I was on a tight budget, bought and carried a 7.65 CZ-70, kept it loaded with 60gr Fiocchi hollow points, next was one of the FEG clone BHP's, the B serial number ones that were labelled FN Herstal.
That remained my carry gun for a long time and I still have it, simply as I did not like messing up BHP's and felt nothing slapping on sights and safeties on this one, not to mention rusting.
My first pistol that I owned & CCWd was this Speed Six setup. Along the way, I had it beadblasted, the trigger beveled & polished, and the front sight filed down and reblued for Silvertips. This Summer Special is a replacement for the original that I forget what happened to. A good little snub, and worth looking for.