I've tried taking photos with stands and without. I can't make up my mind which appeals to me most. I guess without since more are taken that way.
IPSC, Action / Speed, Black Powder, and ISSF (i.e. Olympic Style) all have keen followings. See http://www.pistolnz.org.nz/
Here's something a little different : my Feinwerkbau AW93 target pistol. It is German made but based on a Soviet-era Russian target pistol which was hand-made in limited numbers for their Olympic shooters. Feinwerkbau bought the design from the widow of one of its two designers and slightly altered it to make it more suitable for CNC machining and manufacture. It has some interesting features such as a moving barrel weight and buffer system as well as a slide which lifts slightly at the rear of its travel to counter the recoil lifting the front. Very accurate and built like a Swiss watch.
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My budget scuttle : http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=180224
It's interesting to see all the weapons here. To be perfectly honest, there are more polymer framed guns than I would have imagined for the user base of these forums. I've got a Glock 22 myself and love it, so that's more of an observation than a judgement.
I've got a Sig P226 'Elite,' which is a total blast to shoot. Other than the high prices (a $40 magazine? Give me a break), I wouldn't hesitate to own another Sig.
I'll post my Glock 22 (.40 caliber), simply because although it looks very similar to the other Glocks already posted it is a 'Gen 4' model. The difference is mostly in the grip, as you can see.
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"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome". Anne Bradstreet, American Poet (1612-1672)
I have two of their air rifles, the first was a 124 sporter I bought in 1975, the second a model 300 recoilless match rifle, I picked up about 1987 or 88.
They make newer and more powerful models now, and a lot of the match models have gotten away from the spring air types, going to either pre charged or single stroke pneumatic, but the spring air is plenty accurate for my purposes.
The closest thing I have to that is a S&W Model 41, a field barrel which gives it a balance similar to my true 1911's. I also shoot a semi customized Colt Gold Cup, one in 45APC and another in 10mm auto. My other target auto is a Kimber Ultra Match.
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Seeing that Ballester, makes me want ot kick myself in the butt yet again for not buying every one I saw back in teh 60's and 70's for $25 to $50 bucks apiece. HELL of a gun. WIsh I'd bought every Mexican 1911 in 38 Super I saw for about the same prices back then as well. They'll shoot rings around a 45ACP
That being said.
Here's a couple I like the most. My old Hi-Powr. This thing has been around the world and gotten my butt out of a sling on several occasions. Told the Missus to bury it with me.
This little "enhanced" Combat Commander is absolutely NO fun to shoot without the compensator on it. I've owned around 20 1911's, 1911A-1, and their clones over the years. NONE of them are as wormy to shoot as this thing. It recoils hard to the right and I've had it double with me on a couple of occasions just from it jerking around. I was ready to give it away and decided to try that compensator bushing on it. Makes it the same length as 1911 and a TOTALLY different gun. I LOVE it now. LOL
( crappy cell phone pic )
All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy.
top left.. my ruger LCP in .380auto... LOVE this little rascal.. this photo is one of the very very few times it is out of my pocket *(except when i am at work... it waits for me in the car..)...
top right... my double stack 1911... it sleeps at bedside for home defense...
bottom left... my colt 1903 in .32auto... it was my constant companion before the LCP came along... i love this gun... it will be mine forever...
bottom right.. my taurus 24/7 in .45acp... this is a backup to the 1911 for home defense.. *(which both of them are just to buy my time till i get the 18" barrelled 12guage loaded with 00buck...)..
not pictured is a markI ruger in .22lr..... this is my fun gun......
a nice walk in the woods helps me relax and relieves tension.... the fact i'm dragging a shovel and a body should be irrelevant...
These are the ones I own now. Of the ones I've gotten rid of, the one I wish I still had was my FN FiveseveN. That gun was amazing.
FNP40 USG Dark Earth
KelTec PF9 that I bought used, tore down, blued the barrel, sprayed with Brownell's Alumahyde II in coyote, upgraded the magazine release, guide rod, added a Northwoods aluminum trigger, new sights and frame pins.
Just for kicks, a 1901 Iver Johnson Hammerless Safety Automatic. I mean it says automatic right in the name, right? This was my great grandfathers pistol.
"An armed society is a polite society." Robert Heinlein
We need add to this thread so I'll post a photo of the right side of the Hi-Power I posted in the other thread.
Sure do like the pistols showing up on this page. That Feinwerkbau would be fun to take out for a spin, even if just plinking. Love the "old Hi-Power" shown above. What vintage is it? There's a cool Colt Model 1903 .32 ACP to admire too.
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