Finally did it

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

  1. jmohler

    jmohler New Member

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    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

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    Heh. That looks like a perfectly respectable 9mm. :D
     

  3. old semperfi

    old semperfi Active Member

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    i live in southern indiana,old country boy at hear
    we dont have to shoot em much to enjoy them.........they are better than putting your money in stocks and bonds.you should check out my 401 k. old semperfi
     
  4. Terry_P

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    Interestng piece. What is the lever in front of the safety for?
     
  5. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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

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    Notch is on the inside of the slide, not the outside like on a 1911.

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  8. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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

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