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  1. Trying to id a S&W revolver

    Revolver Discussions
    Hello. I have a smith and wesson revolver double action 2". I don't have any paperwork or id for this gun. I was looking for some help to figure out what it is. The markings on the bottom of the handle between the wood grips are 5D30789. It says .38 S&W. spl on the barrel. Made in USA marcas...
  2. Trouble With P80 Recoil Spring

    General Gunsmithing
    So my P80 build has gone relatively smooth, just cutting, filing, and sanding. But I've run into a literal snag with the U cut out on the frame and the recoil spring. When I got to put the slide on it feels like the recoil spring assembly is getting caught in the U. Should the assembly move...
  3. Need help identifying this pistols

    Collectors Corner
    Hi, I have pair of these pistols that I inherited. I think they are from 17th century but I am not sure. Can someone help me put them in the right place?
  4. Lethal Bear Defense, what's the smallest handgun caliber you'd trust?

    Hunting, Archery, Camping, & Others
    A few friends at work were talking about bears in the woods and it got me thinking: what's the smallest handgun caliber you'd trust to take down a bear (say a black bear, a brown bear, and a grizzly) in a self defense situation? I always figured that a .44 Magnum would do the trick for all...
  5. Open Carry Holsters, how do you do it?

    Firearm Accessories
    I just bought my first pistol (finally) and am looking to get it an open holster. I think I want to get a dropleg holster as this will work better with my plate carrier, but wanted to see if anyone had an opinion on standard belt holsters instead. EDIT: The pistol is a S&W 686 Plus, I don't...
  6. Newbie here//Thoughts on the Taurus PT1911

    Semi-Auto Handgun Discussion
    Buying my first handgun today. I really havent heard much bad about the Taurus PT1911, so I am thinking about going and picking one up today. Academy has them for $500, so I figured why not. Does anyone have any experience with the gun that can shed some light on the quality and if its a bad...
  7. P320 x-five vs. Shadow 2

    Semi-Auto Handgun Discussion
    Hi! I am looking to buy my first "serious" gun. I have CZ P-09 which in my country you can buy for 500-600$. It's good for a first gun and shooting for fun but it's not even close a competition gun. I want the gun to be 9mm, quite heavy 0.8kg + and what i look most in the gun is pure accuracy...
  8. Best first gun options?

    General Gun Discussion
    Hello! New to the forum. I have been shooting for two months. I have been shooting with gun club pistols because i didn't want to rush with buying a gun because i was still seeing if shooting is for me (if i am good and if i want to spend money on this thing). I am getting quite good and i am...
  9. Do silencers cause negative effects?

    General Gun Discussion
    I have heard from multiple sources that using a silencer on a gun, lowers the speed of the bullet or the range by a few meters. I would like to someone more experienced with guns confirm/disconfirm this. Mainly talking about semi-automatic rifles and pistols
  10. Value of Colt Woodsman .22, <1930

    Semi-Auto Handgun Discussion
    Hi, My dad recently gave me this Colt Woodsman .22. This was my Grandfather’s . We believe it is pre-1930. The production number is: 35336. The pistol has not been fired, since late 1950s. It appears to be in great condition. I’m considering selling it, however I don’t know what a reasonable...
  11. Raven Arms Safety on/off

    Concealed Carry
    This is the first time I've been here and I do not have experience with guns. I may not be posting in the right place (I'm a chick so cut me some slack!). I have a question that is extremely important for me to find an answer to about a Raven Arms .25 caliber, automatic, chrome with a rubber...
  12. Question about carrying a pistol while archery hunting PA??

    Gun Laws - News - Rights
    So I'm 17 years old, have been hunting and shooting for a while now, and would just feel more comfortable during archery season if I could carry a handgun for protection only. Had multiple run ins with bear, but have had a rifle or shotgun each time and had no problems with them being...
  13. Removing Safety on M9/92f

    Semi-Auto Handgun Discussion
    As much as people hate this gun, I honestly like it quite a bit. I like the double to single, the heft, and the general design. However, I absolutely despise the safety on it, awkwardly placed and I've heard people have trouble with the safety flipping on in the holster. I hope this isn't a...
  14. Galil Ace Rifle/Pistol

    New Members Introduction
    Does anyone know where a guy can buy a gun from the Ace series made by IWI? I can't find them sold anywhere that has em in stock. Any help would be great.
  15. I have inherited a Llama 9mm parabellum

    Semi-Auto Handgun Discussion
    I have inherted a llama 9mm pistol and I'd like to know age and value of the gun Thanks
  16. Looking for a Browning FN 1910

    Want to Buy Forum
    Looking online to find a - Browning FN M1910 9mm .380 ACP cannot find it anywhere. does anyone know of one that is for sale, or owns one and is interested in selling? Thanks
  17. Can anyone identify this gun?

    Collectors Corner
    I believe it was manufactured around 1906 and made by STAR. The gun has no model or serial number. The only engravings on the pistol are: "STar- MADE IN SPAIN CAL 6.35" left side, ( and "READ OWNERS MANUAL BEFORE...
  18. I inherited a very old pistol from my father. Please help me identify or value.

    Collectors Corner
    My father passed a few weeks ago. Along with a few Glocks and hunting rifles, I came across a very old pistol stored in his safe. If anyone could give me a clue about this antique, I would be much appreciated. I tried to Google online, but came up with very little. Thanks so much for your...
  19. Need advice

    General Gun Discussion
    Hey, I am new to this forum and fairly new to firearms in general. I was wondering if you could give me some advice on my next gun purchase. I already have a 12 ga shotgun and .22 rifle. I am split between buying a pistol so that I no longer have to rent one when I go to the range or buying a...
  20. Blunderbuss finding.

    Collectors Corner
    Dear members, allow me to introduce myself, My name is Matthias, i'm a collector of different types of things that i find beautifull. I have a vintage postercollection, vintage watchcollection, i have some militaria, and now i found something that's a little bit out of my comfortzone, but it was...