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Discussing pistols at work as you should do in any proper American workplace, a youngun referred to my Sig P229 as a Grandpa gun. I was only offended by the Grandpa comment as I am not a Grandpa and I am under 50.
Anyway, youngun said that .40 S&W is for old people and that a pistol shouldn't be so heavy.
I responded that my P229 is over 20 years old and performs as it did on day 1 without ever changing anything.

Thought I would share.


** My Underdeveloped Collection **
Sig Sauer P229 .40 Black with Aluminum Grips
Sig Sauer P250 9mm Black
Beretta PX4 Storm 9mm
Springfield XD .40 Subcompact Black
Springfield XD .45 Tactical Bi-Tone
 
Posts: 300 | Location: Crestview Florida | Registered: July 23, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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What the hell does that make my P228?

It's a KF and I'm only 42.

-Rob




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Musta been a Zev fanboy

Probably can't afford either one


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I had that in one of my academy classes a few years back.

Older dude (50s/60s) from a tiny department showed up with a personally-owned S&W 4006, alongside all the other early-20-something cadets with their Glocks and other polymer guns.

Lots of ribbing ensued about how his gun was made before the rest of the students were born, how he was given it by Wyatt Earp back in the day, how on the weekends he ties a rope to it and uses it as a boat anchor, etc. Big Grin
 
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Geez... I guess that makes my 1911s Great Grandpa Guns




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Originally posted by RogueJSK:
I had that in one of my academy classes a few years back.

Older dude (50s/60s) from a tiny department showed up with a personally-owned S&W 4006, alongside all the other early-20-something cadets with their Glocks and other polymer guns.

Lots of ribbing ensued about how his gun was made before the rest of the students were born, how he was given it by Wyatt Earp back in the day, how on the weekends he ties a rope to it and uses it as a boat anchor, etc. Big Grin


I can tell you between a Glock and a P229 which one I would prefer to be pistol whipped by.


** My Underdeveloped Collection **
Sig Sauer P229 .40 Black with Aluminum Grips
Sig Sauer P250 9mm Black
Beretta PX4 Storm 9mm
Springfield XD .40 Subcompact Black
Springfield XD .45 Tactical Bi-Tone
 
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If those folks frequented the range I do, I suppose I’d need to don Moses-like garb when working-out my revolvers haha…



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Easy response,

“I’ll accept my pistol is for old people if you’ll accept ignorant assumptions and opinions are for young people”





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Met a girl back in my youth whose Mom was 32 years old and a grandma.

It happens.
 
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Wasn't the 229 released after Glock?




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Wasn't the 229 released after Glock?


Yes.

I find the OP hilarious. Image, marketing, same as the rest of fake society. You MUST do or buy or use whatever everyone else is using! LMAO!



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Met a girl back in my youth whose Mom was 32 years old and a grandma.

It happens.


That's not even the youngest grandma that I've encountered.

If mom gets pregnant at 13-15ish, and daughter follows suit, you get a grandma who's under 30.
 
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Invite the younggun to the range and let him see how a fine gun shoots
 
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I didn't mind becoming a grandpa, I just had trouble coming to grips with climbing into bed with a grandma every night.


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It just goes to show you what ignorance is when claims like that are made.
True, they may not be the easiest to carry but they are a true joy to shoot.
Eff them.
 
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Show him a 1911. And my JJ P226 shoots like new. A historical artifact!


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Tell that youngster that this old fart loads his 40 S&W practice rounds with a 165 grain pill cruising at 1150 fps. To be blunt, he couldn't handle the recoil. Had a kid at the lane next to me one day asking if I was shooting 357 Magnums with my P239. I said "nope, just a 40 Short & Weak loaded with Longshot". BTW any who doubt these results look it up on Hodgdon Reloading, Longshot is absolutely ideal for the 40 caliber in either length.


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I remember a number of years back a friend and fellow gun enthusiast commenting on how heavy my carry pistol at the time was... this was a Sig P230 in stainless.....

tell that young pup he can have his plastic wimpy 9mm play guns....

and I like Scooter's above suggestion... but I think he should shoot a P239 in 357 Sig.... I actually finally broke down and bought a box of 40 cal. ammo and ran some through one of my P239's this past week... yes it has a bit more punch than 9mm but not as much as the 357s for sure.
 
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I've got a Red Box 229 and both barrels.
I really like it!!
 
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