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This is not a TRUE collection or even complete.

I was looking through my safe today and it occurred to me that from my meager collection of handguns, this group does good job of representing America's fighting handguns of the 20th century. NOT EXACT MODELS but form the same form.
In the (crapy) pic included, I have a S&W 19 which represents the K frame Smiths (M10, 15, etc.) used by our military and most police forces from the very beginning of the last century until nearly the end.
Then I have my Colt 1991 representing the most famous auto-pistol used by our military from 1911 until recently (at least by some special forces). Then its replacement in 1985, the M9 represented by my M9A1 until recently being replaced by the Sig M17. The Marines DID use the M9A1 recently.
Lastly I have a Sig P226 which was used by some special forces (the SEALS for one) up till current times being replaced by the Glock 19 in most cases.

Again while far from a complete collection it does a good job of representing.
And I'm bored so here's some gun porn!
Oh and feel free to show your fighting handgun collections!
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Nice collection - hope you can get out and play with them sometime soon.
 
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Nice collection of solid handguns, that are all classics in their own right!
As far as military sidearm collection, I would say there is a lineage or correlation. I like your choices for practical purposes, but true military collectors are going to probably get a little uncomfortable with that label.
 

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Nice collection of solid handguns, that are all classics in their own right!
As far as military sidearm collection, I would say there is a lineage or correlation. I like your choices for practical purposes, but true military collectors are going to probably get a little uncomfortable with that label.
Again, just representing the type, not exact pieces from the field...
The Beretta and Sig ARE the exact types used by some of our Military (although my P226 is in .40).
 

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they are a representation... so, what's next? it's not a "true" collection unless you are adding to it.
 

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So what you got??
I showed you mine!
i have accumulated plenty of "almost" collections in my time. as far as firearms go... i had a fair sized collection of Military Ammo. guns have been a little too expensive for me to collect, what i have is in terms of need. the Ammo was easy to pick up at farmers markets, fairs and garage sales though and at one time i had hundreds of different calibers. my collection is emaciated now after years of giving parts of it away to friends, i didn't care to continue it and keep them up. good luck to you though. i understand where you were going with this post. seems you need to add a 45 LC SAA
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Again, just representing the type, not exact pieces from the field...
The Beretta and Sig ARE the exact types used by some of our Military (although my P226 is in .40).
Gotcha. Again, all fine pieces regardless. Is that a S&W 19-3 or -4?

If you're looking to continue this theme, apparently you need to add a G19 and Sig M17 to break into the current century.
 

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Very nice - good representation through the years. I agree with the above comment - round off the collection with a polymer duty pistol and you'll be up to date!
 

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Gotcha. Again, all fine pieces regardless. Is that a S&W 19-3 or -4?

If you're looking to continue this theme, apparently you need to add a G19 and Sig M17 to break into the current century.
I plan to pick up a M17 eventually.
 

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Very nice - good representation through the years. I agree with the above comment - round off the collection with a polymer duty pistol and you'll be up to date!
I have a M&P9 compact and a Sig P365 but they doesn't count...
 

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Nice set.

What collection is ever completed?

Thanks for sharing your bunch.

I'll indulge your request for military fighting handgun porn...but just not US military fighting handgun porn. :)
 

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I have a similar collection.

Colt 1911, Beretta M9, multiple K frames, and an Uberti 1851 Navy and Pietta Remington New Army.

I wonder what the Army issue flintlock pistol was? If there ever was such a thing.
 
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