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DWARREN123

Not so main stream pistols

How many of you folks like not so main stream pistols?

I have CZ's, kind of main stream to some, RIA 1911 9mm, Canik SF Elite 9mm and C-100 9mm, Witness Poly Series small frame 9mm and compact 45 ACP, Sar Arms B6P 9mm.

I like these pistols, they work well and do not cost as much as better known name brands usually.

I also have a Beretta APX, Kimber Stainless II and Sig 1911-22.

All are fun to shoot.

What do you have?

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Canik TP9SF, TP9 Elite, BF arms 22LR single shot w/1.5oz trigger, AMT Baby Automag 22LR, Anchutz Exemplar 22LR, Grendel P10, Benelli MP95E nickel 22LR, S&W Ladysmith, aluminum j-frame, S&W 4026, 2nd issue Colt Match Target Woodsman (this one is just a brag).

Hmmmm probably others I used to be into weirdness more than now... Canik is almost mainstream now and darn fine weapons though. 

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I have a sar arms b6p compact 9mm. It is a cz75 clone. Never had a single failure. In the price range I think it would be difficult to find a better pistol if you are buying new.

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The only thing I find bad about most non main stream firearms is parts and pieces. Extra mags, holsters and so on.

I do like to have something that some do not.

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I've got a couple of Tauruses (Tauri?), a Steyr. Kahr, and some CZ's

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Do tell on the Steyr. I almost bought a GB years ago, but the seller had second thoughts at the last minute.

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1 hour ago, Sidecarist said:

Do tell on the Steyr. I almost bought a GB years ago, but the seller had second thoughts at the last minute.

I picked up a full size and a compact years ago. Sold the full size and kept the compact. Not a bad gun except for those crappy trapezoidal sights. I put a standard sight on my compact and I can actually hit the target now...lol.

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I want a Steyr fullsize 9mm but cant afford it cause I got an Beretta APX :) only because I got the funds from selling my G30 to my son :wall: But I agree with you , the oddball pistols are kinda neat like the Canik TP9SF .

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The only non mainstream pistol that I have owned was a H&K P7 M8.  It is a fine firearm and I wish I had never sold it.  H&Ks aren't non mainstream, but the P7 M8 sure is.

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Magnum Research (IMI) Baby Eagle (Jericho) subcompact in steel. Magnum Research Micro Eagle in brushed stainless. S&W 469.

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Mateba Unica .44mag

Imperial Break

Little Johnny .460

Mississippi Nine (Alpo)

 

642925_Mateba_Unica_6_.44_Mag_1.JPG

Imperial_Arms_38BP.jpg

Rowland_Johnny_460_1911.jpg

Mississippi 9.jpg

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And not to forget my great TP9SF Desert [since it was mentioned above]

What a reliable, balanced, accurate little jewel.

 

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27 minutes ago, ozo said:

Mateba Unica .44mag

Imperial Break

Little Johnny .460

Mississippi Nine (Alpo)

 

642925_Mateba_Unica_6_.44_Mag_1.JPG

Imperial_Arms_38BP.jpg

Rowland_Johnny_460_1911.jpg

Mississippi 9.jpg

I'd love to own a Mateba :drool:

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3 hours ago, ozo said:

Mateba Unica .44mag

Imperial Break

Little Johnny .460

Mississippi Nine (Alpo)

 

642925_Mateba_Unica_6_.44_Mag_1.JPG

Imperial_Arms_38BP.jpg

Rowland_Johnny_460_1911.jpg

Mississippi 9.jpg

Winner!! So far. lol

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3 hours ago, ozo said:

And not to forget my great TP9SF Desert [since it was mentioned above]

What a reliable, balanced, accurate little jewel.

 

DSCN5911.JPG

Have the TP9SA and an SF Elite Compact. Like them very much.

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all of mine are I suppose "main stream" Except my Canik TP9V2... apparently thats a common "not main stream" gun nowadays.... Except I know a lot of guys with Caniks sooooo...theres that

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1 hour ago, 1fast4by said:

all of mine are I suppose "main stream" Except my Canik TP9V2... apparently thats a common "not main stream" gun nowadays.... Except I know a lot of guys with Caniks sooooo...theres that

Yes, it seems that this little Turkish wonder has developed quite a following here in the states. lol I missed picking up on the first series of guns, but the TP series got my attention.

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In Colombia not-main stream were the only handguns available.  I had a CZ in .22 and another in .32.  To carry I was limited to under 9mm but realistically that was .38 special or .32 H&R revolvers.  The Army Armory store had a stainless .38 special Taurus revolver from Brazil the day all my paperwork lined up so that was my legal carry gun there.  Under 9mm is the rule in Latin America for not police or military.  In Mexico it was S&W model 10.  In Peru I started with the Taurus .380 and their .22auto, then got a Glock 25 in Lima.  You take what you can get sometimes.

Cherokee Slim

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I love CZ's... Got an old Nazi eagle/swastika marked CZ27 32ACP... Great shooter... It looks like it has been carried in the overall (... or field jacket...) pocket so long all the blue is worn off... No war stories with it; but i would bet some american farmer carried this one a bit after it was "liberated"...

My other "not so mainstream" is an old, early twentieth century, I Frame smith 32 round butt that has been re-nickled... The barrel is dark from the old black powder rounds... Three inch, round butt, real pearl grips... Belonged to a dear friend's father in law... The friend is now "gone over the Sunset Hill"... He was in his nineties and has been gone probably 10 years...

leroy

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I've got a '53 52 and just sent it's successor, my 75B Omega to GGW and it's successor, a P01 is on my nightstand

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On 4/28/2017 at 6:16 PM, leroy said:

The barrel is dark from the old black powder rounds...

Try some Nevr-Dull on it. I use it on the cylinder face of SS revolvers all the time to 'shiny' them back.

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Beretta M9/92FS is my primary platform....Canik TP9 SA/SF is the backup...M&P Shield for carry...a few Heritage .22s just for plinking.

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