We tend to have plenty of mags for every carry gun we have. That way when at a training class we spend more time on the line pulling triggers than time at the tables loading magazines. (Never enough magazines!)
I am also a sucker for a good top break. Rebuilt a Mk5 (and “cut”) Webley a few years back as a favor for a friend. The English could really make an overly complicated contraption for a wheelgun, but dang did that thing purr when you dropped a moon clip of ACP in it and clipped it shut. The top break being right by your shooting thumb was convenient, and kicking out the empty hulls was fun. So much better than trying to diddle with the side swing and a speed loader.I took a chance on a revolver. I bought it from a widow who was clearing out her husband’s collection. It looked almost unused but the hand wasn’t functioning quite right. I took a chance and bought it. Bought a new repro hand from Numrich and tried to install it but soon saw the fitment was going to require someone with actual skills, so I took it to my gunsmith. Just got it back, and it feels good. Still need to get it to the range. It’s a 1978 H&R 925 “Defender” in .38 S&W. I’m a pushover for a top-break, and the barrel profile looks just too cool.
I received the Charles Moore as a gift with the only request from the friend that gave it to me, that I would take the gun to a couple competitions. I did as he requested. The Pedersoli Charles Moore and the Le Page are really fun to shoot and as accurate as many modern service guns.Referring to dueling pistols as "fun guns" 😂
I almost had coffee come out my nose when I read that.
I still have a ways to go before reaching that status. I have a feeling the significant other would kick my butt before getting to "king" status. 😆DuberAlles: You've got a world class firearms collection! In many, ways you're the new "walther king." That said (and not counting your amazing P-5 collection) I've noted that you seem not to be interested in the PP series. Is it because of caliber? (I noted you posted a Sig P230/232 that's part of your collection which is really, in my view, the best evolution of the PP.)
I agree, would have liked an SL better, this blued version and I just happened to cross paths first.The SIG 230/232 is an outstanding pistol. I've owned several and I'm always on the hunt for a well taken care of SL.
You didn't miss anything. The P9S wasn't HK's finest hour. The more "classic" HK's that I buy, the less I like them as a manufacturer. They must make great machineguns because their first three decades building pistols was a failure.Last year I left this same Cabela's to mull over a +90% HK P9S 9x19 full package (Priced @ $750.00). Went back the next day, it was gone.
This is along the lines of what LSPotato posted when I mentioned the P9S too.You didn't miss anything. The P9S wasn't HK's finest hour. The more "classic" HK's that I buy, the less I like them as a manufacturer. They must make great machineguns because their first three decades building pistols was a failure.
I've yet to shoot a PP with a box mag. I would think it would be a much better shooting experience.Agreed on the stock PP versus the P230, but get a PP with the box magazine and nobody has mitts that are too large for a full grip. Pair that with the .22 version and you have one of the sweetest range experiences ever. My $0.02