My hand guns.

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Bigbore458, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Bigbore458

    Bigbore458 New Member

    Jan 24, 2012
    I have two revolvers and one pistol.

    Ruger GP100


    Astra 44 Magnum:


    Glock 27:

  2. sctt77

    sctt77 New Member

    Jan 22, 2012
    wash pa
    very nice guns i use to have a gp100 357 nickle plated i sold it didnt care for it

  3. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Just for your general store of knowledge, when Sam Colt patented the thing, he called it a "revolving pistol".

    You have three pistols. Two revolving pistols and one semi-automatic pistol, but all three of them are pistols.
  4. Bigbore458

    Bigbore458 New Member

    Jan 24, 2012
    Hi I did not quite understand your post:confused:. I guess you are telling me not to sell the Ruger GP100;).


  5. Bigbore458

    Bigbore458 New Member

    Jan 24, 2012
    Hello, I did not know this fact. In my country they always say "Do not lie, not knowing a thing." Thank you.

  6. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    I read what he said as he used to have one, but did not like it, so he sold it.

    Many people claim that revolvers are not pistols, they are "revolvers". Only semi autos are "pistols".

    Since firearms designed to be held and fired with one hand have been called "pistols" since the 1500s, several hundred years before semiautos were invented, I find that funny.

    From the way your post was worded, I presumed you were new to firearms, and that your friends had told you, "This is a pistol. Those two are revolvers"., so I was attempting to correct your false impression.

    From your following posts I've decided that English is not your first language, and some unfamiliarity with the language may have lead me to presume unfamiliarity with handguns.
  7. UncleFudd

    UncleFudd Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Phoenix, Az

    First, Welcome to the best and most friendly, knowledgeable forum, period.

    Second and certainly not the least, You have three very nice handguns and if it were me, the answer is a definite NO, do not sell the Ruger.
    Arguably the strongest and most reliable DA revolver on the market today.

  8. Bigbore458

    Bigbore458 New Member

    Jan 24, 2012
    Thank you all for the replies and welcome. The truth is that English is not my native language, I use google translator is not very good, so I apologize for the mistakes you may commit.


  9. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    I have the same GP100. Nice guns.
  10. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Welcome bigbore458, where are you from?
  11. Bigbore458

    Bigbore458 New Member

    Jan 24, 2012
    I´m from Spain.

  12. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    Welcome....Oscar from Spain
    My buddy from the south.....'dogfood" , er, I mean Alpo,
    hasn't had the pleasure of me pickin' at him for far too long.....
    so please allow me to use this moment to 'catch up' so to speak.
    I have axed you a million times if I have axed you once Alpo........
    please contact all the big online gun sellers.....bud's, GI, etc.
    and tell them to stop this 'political correctness' on their
    websites, and quit differentiating between categories of
    'pistols' and 'revolvers' them handguns....period...
    if they must !!!!! :D:D:D

    Attached Files:

  13. yetiman

    yetiman Member

    Dec 27, 2011
    Mayfield, KY
    Nice weapons Oscar!
  14. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    This is new info for me. I have always called semi autos, pistols and revolving pistols as you call them, revolvers. That goes back to my earliest involvement with handguns. In fact I've corrected people for referring to a revolver as a pistol.

    From now on I'll drop the corrections but likely continue to refer to them myself as revolvers because that's what I'm used to and how most people refer to them.
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