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I’m a bit old school – je suis un peu vieux jeu.

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Various police and military sidearms of the XXth Century. Military Museum of Wrocław.

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Pistole 37(u)

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Various sidearms found after Operation Dragoon:

– Remington Rand 1911A1, .45 ACP (USA)

MAS 1892, 8mm 92 (France, Police or Résistance)

Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife (UK)

Enfield N°2 “Webley”, I presume in .38/200 (UK)

Walther P38, 9mm Parabellum (Germany)

Mauser C96, 7.63mm Mauser (Germany)

Luger 08 Lange Pistole 08 (artillery model), 9mm Parabellum (Germany)

Luger P08, 9mm Parabellum (Germany)

– ČZ vz. 27, .32 ACP (Germany)

– Beretta 1934/Pistole 671(i), .380 ACP (Germany)

All those guns are displayed in an Operation Dragoon exposition in Musée des Troupes de Marine in Fréjus (French Riviera).

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Generel Callies’ Ruby and MAS 1892 revolver in 8mm.

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jeep42willys:

laurentbelkacem:

jeep42willys:

laurentbelkacem:

Single action, single or double action, double then single action.

laurentbelkacem I just went to the range today myself – this post is in line with my interests….

I have to confess I am a rather orthodox cooperian : I don’t really see the point of anything but semi-automatic, single-action, with an ergonomicaly correct safety. I’ll probably ditch the P220 for a P210 this winter.

laurentbelkacem

If P210 were available for reasonable prices here I’d probably be after one.  Their older cousins, the French M1935A, are reasonably priced but ammunition is unobtainable.  Both beautiful pistols.

I like Fairbairn and Sykes for pistol selection (and other points).  

« We have an inveterate dislike of the profusion of safety devices with which all automatic pistols are regularly equipped….It is better, we think, to make the pistol permanently « unsafe » and then to devise such methods of handling it that there will be no accidents. »  Shooting to Live.

As long as I’m choosing, give me a safe-action (single action, sans safety) pistol of polymer frame for my “go-to.”  Glock, Walther, Steyr, M&P.  My preference is Glock.  

That being said, I have a soft spot for other types of pistols, but I can’t escape the practicality of safe-action type autos.

I don’t mind safe-action pistols, I mostly trained with Glocks. If only they would improve the handle… The safety choice is more an aesthetic choice or an act of faith (if this safety is good enough for both JMB and Col. Cooper, who am I to overlook it 😉 than anything.

I’m just not into double action, even in revolvers. On my SIG 75/95, the double action is good, on the CZ75 it’s great. But I just don’t see the point. What I really don’t like is a safety on a double action pistol (e.g. Beretta 92) – and the worst offender maybe is the safety on a double action pistol that is not also a decocker. 

I used the P210 redneck cousin, MAC 50, when I was in French Navy. It’s probably not the worst pistol on earth, and post-WW2 France could have selected a lot of nice handguns (Beretta, Walther, 1911A1… which were still in service in the late sixties in some units) but they chose the ugliest one…

About SIGs, the funny thing is that in Switzerland, they are quite cheap, because they are not à la mode, and aren’t difficult to find. At last year Lausanne gun show, P210 in very good condition were trading around $ 1000, and you can find military P220 around $400 in good condition. I paid for a never-fired 75/95 only 700 bucks. A standard issue P220, with the first generation slide, in the same condition was about $ 600. My friend bought his as-new P225 about less than $ 350.

To put things in perspective, a new Glock 17 [pdf/32.6 Mo] costs around $ 1000.

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Single action, single or double action, double then single action.

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9×19, .22 LR, .22 Magnum.