The first pistol I ever owned was one of these:

August 11th, 2008


Smith & Wesson Model 39

And some nights I still miss having it under my pillow.

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  • 1. Fuzz Martin  |  August 11th, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    The first pistol I ever owned was one of these…

    my first pistol

    …and some nights I still miss having it as a paperweight.

  • 2. elliot  |  August 11th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    As you can see, I’m considerably older than Fuzz. ;)

  • 3. Fuzz Martin  |  August 11th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    And you have better taste in “first pistols.” :D

    My second and third pistols are much better.

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  • 4. Fuzz Martin  |  August 11th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    …and you have considerably better taste in “first pistols.” :D

    At least my second and third pistols are better than my first.

  • 5. elliot  |  August 11th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    The Model 39 was considered unreliable because it would sometimes choke on loads other than ball, but I still loved the way it felt.

    My second gun was a Colt 1911 chambered in 9mm (don’t ask me what the hell I was thinking) and then a Taurus that was a rip-off of the classic Beretta cut-slide design.

    I don’t own any of those pistols anymore.

    Now you’re making me want to go out and get something new. ;)

  • 6. Rustmeister  |  August 11th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    My first was a Smith 6906, second generation 9mm.

    I sold it years ago, but recently picked up another one in a fit of nostalgia. =)

  • 7. elliot  |  August 11th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    I’m not a fan of double-action automatics, but I always liked the way the Smiths shot.

    I really wanted a 669 for a while back in the 80s because I borrowed one and it shot like it was part of my arm.

    (I had a similar experience recently with a Kimber Stainless Steel Carry in .45. I really, really want one, but I hear there’s some reliability issues?)

  • 8. capper  |  August 11th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    I always slept with a bed under my pillow. Maybe that’s why I’m so much better adjusted than you. :)

  • 9. Fuzz Martin  |  August 11th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    My Sleep Number ™ is .40. ;)

  • 10. elliot  |  August 12th, 2008 at 7:37 am

    Have you ever tried to defend yourself from a mugger with a box spring, Cap?

    (The hard part is carrying it concealed. ;)

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