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Posted: 1/24/2006 7:29:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 7:33:02 AM EDT by triburst1]
I don't want to see the beautiful, mint condition, safe queens that are worthy of the the cover of American Handgunner. Everyone loves a beautiful gun, but we see those all the time. I want to see some guns with some miles on them.

My GLOCK 19 will be 18 years old in March, which is about the same time it will hit 30,000 rounds. I am going to send it to GLOCK for a check up/parts upgrade and to be refinished. I wanted to take some before and after pics, so I figured I might as well post them for posterity.

Let's see 'em.




Link Posted: 1/24/2006 9:49:07 AM EDT
My 1998 vintage P220. Unsure of total round count, since I bought it used. I, personaly, have put well over 12000 through it in the last two years. Still going strong with only a spring replacment to keep it fresh.











Link Posted: 1/24/2006 1:41:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 2:07:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By triburst1:
I don't want to see the beautiful, mint condition, safe queens that are worthy of the the cover of American Handgunner. Everyone loves a beautiful gun, but we see those all the time. I want to see some guns with some miles on them.

My GLOCK 19 will be 18 years old in March, which is about the same time it will hit 30,000 rounds. I am going to send it to GLOCK for a check up/parts upgrade and to be refinished. I wanted to take some before and after pics, so I figured I might as well post them for posterity.

Let's see 'em.


img.photobucket.com/albums/v384/glocker199/000_0673_1.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v384/glocker199/000_0672_1.jpg



Finally a Glock19 that looks worse than mine

My Gen 2 is somewhere near 10 years old now and I got it used so I am unsure of round count but I average a 1,000 a year.

What do they charge for a refinish?
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 2:12:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 2:18:23 PM EDT by triburst1]

Originally Posted By tpsh:

Originally Posted By triburst1:
I don't want to see the beautiful, mint condition, safe queens that are worthy of the the cover of American Handgunner. Everyone loves a beautiful gun, but we see those all the time. I want to see some guns with some miles on them.

My GLOCK 19 will be 18 years old in March, which is about the same time it will hit 30,000 rounds. I am going to send it to GLOCK for a check up/parts upgrade and to be refinished. I wanted to take some before and after pics, so I figured I might as well post them for posterity.

Let's see 'em.


img.photobucket.com/albums/v384/glocker199/000_0673_1.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v384/glocker199/000_0672_1.jpg



Finally a Glock19 that looks worse than mine

My Gen 2 is somewhere near 10 years old now and I got it used so I am unsure of round count but I average a 1,000 a year.

What do they charge for a refinish?



Why thank you. The slight discoloration near the cocking serrations is what happens when there is no black coating left on the slide and you bleed on the gun during a pistol class and don't clean it off for two days.

It's around $45, I think.

Don't be a tease, let's see some pics.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:09:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 4:29:33 PM EDT by tpsh]
How do you keep your hogue from slipping around? I finally pulled mine off due it constantly sliding around.



Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:20:45 PM EDT
Here are a couple.





Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:32:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tpsh:
How do you keep your hogue from slipping around? I finally pulled mine off due it constantly sliding around.

usera.imagecave.com/shalsey/g19.JPG

usera.imagecave.com/shalsey/g19_2.JPG



Very nice. I don't have a problem with mine slipping. I did trim up the front and back at the bottom of the grip so it didn't hang off the bottom of the frame.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:32:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 9:56:41 PM EDT


She is 24 years old now. Runs like a top.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 6:46:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 6:47:39 AM EDT by Sgt_Gold]
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:01:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 10:02:10 AM EDT by ALPHAGHOST]
--SHFT gun

--10mm

--Range gun

--CCW for work
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:06:29 AM EDT
Here are a few of mine.





Link Posted: 1/25/2006 3:34:27 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/25/2006 3:54:28 PM EDT
the 228 doesn't really show it in the pics, but the slide is pretty rough. i like, it shows that it's a favorite.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:38:38 PM EDT
Good looking, well used pistol, with maybe one or two pristine exceptions.

Keep 'em coming.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 8:22:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 8:47:11 PM EDT
Dont hide it Jason...let it show!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:02:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigbore:
I've got a glock thats no safe queen. I'll have to see if I can find any pics of it



Your 21 makes my 19 seem LNIB.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:22:21 PM EDT
Working gun:

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:32:55 PM EDT
1995 vintage p220
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 5:10:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 5:16:19 AM EDT by triburst1]

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Working gun:

img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/Lumpy196/SGP2.jpg



Wilson guys and their damn safe queens.


Is is just me or does a 1911 look better when it's a little worn around the edges?
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 5:37:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By triburst1:
Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Working gun:

Wilson guys and their damn safe queens.hen

aaaah! Mr. Lumpy's is my favoriate of all!! I love that 1911. JD
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 6:07:17 AM EDT



1989 Remington 870


True 1980's vintage 226
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 6:22:43 AM EDT
I carried these for about 7 years. The S&W Mod 64 was my duty sidearm. It has thousands of .38 Special rounds through it. Some were +P's.

The S&W Mod 37 was my backup/off duty weaopn.





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Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:09:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 8:36:25 AM EDT by triburst1]

Originally Posted By Colt_SBR:
I carried these for about 7 years. The S&W Mod 64 was my duty sidearm. It has thousands of .38 Special rounds through it. Some were +P's.

The S&W Mod 37 was my backup/off duty weaopn.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/Colt_SBR/Guns/Mod_64_2.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/Colt_SBR/Guns/Mod_37_2.jpg






Cool. My Dad is a big revolver guy and he's been carrying the same M37 since the mid 1960s.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:15:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 7:20:12 AM EDT by Desperado]
One of my workhorses
1983 (series 70 firing system) Combat Government Model with Commander hammer and 1991A1 grip safety.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:43:18 PM EDT
Well, mine is still a young one, but has been worked to death, so I'll show her off anyway. My Sig P226 is only two years old as of this month, and these pictures don't do the damage any justice. It was much worse before. I got a blueing pen because, unfortunetly, when I had my previous job, "exterior wear" was a reason to fail a gun for work duty, for some reason. So I filled in the wear to make sure it wouldn't be failed and given an early retirement. Otherwise... there would be almost no finish on the underside of this thing.

The photos are blury in some, I do apologize. My camera doesn't like close shots.

Repeated rear end damage from bank safes:
http://images15.fotki.com/v262/photos/1/109239/907747/DSCN0225-vi.jpg

Side shot:
http://images15.fotki.com/v262/photos/1/109239/907747/DSCN0227-vi.jpg

http://images8.fotki.com/v155/photos/1/109239/907747/DSCN0231-vi.jpg

http://images16.fotki.com/v272/photos/1/109239/907747/DSCN0233-vi.jpg

http://images16.fotki.com/v273/photos/1/109239/907747/DSCN0240-vi.jpg

My rusty, mismatched grip screws (lost a screw, needed it replaced in a pinch, never got around to getting new, but that is coming)
http://images14.fotki.com/v249/photos/1/109239/907747/DSCN0241-vi.jpg

As for my other two... my Bersa is only a few hours old, and my Smith and Wesson is a pampered range only gun.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:46:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SigFiend226:
Well, mine is still a young one, but has been worked to death, so I'll show her off anyway. My Sig P226 is only two years old as of this month, and these pictures don't do the damage any justice. It was much worse before. I got a blueing pen because, unfortunetly, when I had my previous job, "exterior wear" was a reason to fail a gun for work duty, for some reason. So I filled in the wear to make sure it wouldn't be failed and given an early retirement. Otherwise... there would be almost no finish on the underside of this thing.

The photos are blury in some, I do apologize. My camera doesn't like close shots.

Repeated rear end damage from bank safes:
images15.fotki.com/v262/photos/1/109239/907747/DSCN0225-vi.jpg

Side shot:
images15.fotki.com/v262/photos/1/109239/907747/DSCN0227-vi.jpg

images8.fotki.com/v155/photos/1/109239/907747/DSCN0231-vi.jpg

images16.fotki.com/v272/photos/1/109239/907747/DSCN0233-vi.jpg

images16.fotki.com/v273/photos/1/109239/907747/DSCN0240-vi.jpg

My rusty, mismatched grip screws (lost a screw, needed it replaced in a pinch, never got around to getting new, but that is coming)
images14.fotki.com/v249/photos/1/109239/907747/DSCN0241-vi.jpg

As for my other two... my Bersa is only a few hours old, and my Smith and Wesson is a pampered range only gun.



Nice.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:22:48 PM EDT


Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:30:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 9:32:10 PM EDT by Backstop]
She was 4 years old in Oct 2001 2005.

The PT nights sights were replaced last week with Mepros.



EDIT: death by math
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 7:33:43 AM EDT
SigFiend226 I carried a Sig P226 for 16 years, on duty, issued gun. My grip screws were always getting rusty.

I took them off and sanded them, then painted them with black modelers enamel. It worked great until the seat belt wore the black off (about every two years). I re-sanded them and painted them again.

I wish I woulda taken photos of my Sig before I turned it in. It had a lot of wear from holsters, weather and shooting. They issued us Glock 22's now.



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Link Posted: 1/28/2006 6:14:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Colt_SBR:
SigFiend226 I carried a Sig P226 for 16 years, on duty, issued gun. My grip screws were always getting rusty.

I took them off and sanded them, then painted them with black modelers enamel. It worked great until the seat belt wore the black off (about every two years). I re-sanded them and painted them again.

I wish I woulda taken photos of my Sig before I turned it in. It had a lot of wear from holsters, weather and shooting. They issued us Glock 22's now.



Hm. That sounds like a good idea, I might have to give that one a try. I still new screws though because they are in horrible shape and almost can't be unscrewed, which is bad. Did you have issues with your grip screws just dropping out? Because mine was a problem the two years it was a duty gun.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 6:29:45 PM EDT
Here's my beat up ruger P89. Over 10,000 through it. Bulky as hell but a very reliable gun.

Link Posted: 1/29/2006 10:55:55 AM EDT
Almost 70 years old, and still throwing 230 grains of LEAD with the best of them.


Link Posted: 1/29/2006 5:08:05 PM EDT
Nice variety of pistols represented. GLOCKs, SIGs, 1911s, Rugers, revolvers, etc...etc...
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 9:16:06 PM EDT
another of the 17 made dec. 88
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 9:22:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By netwt12:
another of the 17 made dec. 88
www.hunt101.com/img/371152.JPG



Nice 1st gen 17. My 19 was made in March of '88.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 3:34:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SigFiend226:
Did you have issues with your grip screws just dropping out? Because mine was a problem the two years it was a duty gun.



No. mine never loosened up.

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Link Posted: 1/30/2006 7:27:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Colt_SBR:

Originally Posted By SigFiend226:
Did you have issues with your grip screws just dropping out? Because mine was a problem the two years it was a duty gun.



No. mine never loosened up.




Teflon tape on the threads. Problem solved.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 9:13:38 PM EDT
i've been looking for a 1st gen 19 for a while, as this one was purchased with a 19 for use as a back up gun. my original was regretfully sold to fund some purchase or another. the 17 is one of a few guns that i will never sell, nomatter what the price.
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