Finally did it

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by jmohler, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. jmohler

    jmohler New Member

    Apr 19, 2007
    Well, I finally did it. Here I am, a good died-in-the-wool .45 guy who thinks 9mms are only good for annoying whatever you shoot and what did I do today? I bought a 9mm. Even though it's strictly a right-handed gun and I shoot lefty, even.

    What can I say? I've wanted a P38 for years!

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  2. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    Heh. That looks like a perfectly respectable 9mm. :D

  3. we dont have to shoot em much to enjoy them.........they are better than putting your money in stocks and should check out my 401 k. old semperfi
  4. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Interestng piece. What is the lever in front of the safety for?
  5. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Terry, the rear lever, at the top, is the safety. The middle lever, just above the trigger, is the slide stop. The forward lever, just above the serial number, is the take-down latch. You push the barrel rearward, slightly, to take the pressure off, then turn that lever down, and pull the slide/barrel off the frame to the front.
  6. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    I figured it had to be a slide stop but couldn't see how it worked as there doesn't look like there's a notch in the slide.
  7. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Notch is on the inside of the slide, not the outside like on a 1911.

  8. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    jmohler, you picked a nice one for your first 9mm. You could have definitely done worse!
  9. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    Bravo my friend, you did well. P38 is a fantastic collectors piece and a very respectable 9mm at that.
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