What’s Wrong With This Pistol?

15-Oct-13 – 02:32 by ToddG


Yeah, it’s the grips.

Oh, and the trigger guard is missing, too.

(from the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA)

Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

  1. 14 Responses to “What’s Wrong With This Pistol?”

  2. Well, you obviously are an Ivy League northerner……….I will just about bet that was a former Texas Ranger pistol. I still see those style grips carried on L/E duty guns here in the Republic.

    By nyeti on Oct 15, 2013

  3. Has the grip safety been pinned down as well, or is that just my bad sense of proportion?

    By Redchrome on Oct 15, 2013

  4. Fitz strikes again!

    By pdb on Oct 15, 2013

  5. My safety is my noggin’ ;p

    By BaiHu on Oct 15, 2013

  6. “Altered Triggerguard”


    By ST on Oct 15, 2013

  7. maybe one day our kids or grandkids will look upon our glocks as something unsafe and without a safety etc etc etc….

    that gun above was carried in harms way by a man trained and used to that style of pistol, I be if that gun could tell stories we would all be in wonder.

    By Westicle on Oct 15, 2013

  8. There was a Texas ranger called Manuel (Lone Wolf)GONZAULLAS, that used to cut off the trigger guards of his pistols in a like manner although I don’t recall the remains of the trigger guard being bent downwards like this one in the photos I’ve seen

    By Mark Conway on Oct 16, 2013

  9. It’s not a 9mm.

    By Chip on Oct 16, 2013

  10. Chip — It’s not a 9mm.

    Respect, bro.

    By ToddG on Oct 16, 2013

  11. I was gonna say arched mainspring housing.

    By Aaron on Oct 17, 2013

  12. Seriously though, if you find yourself in Waco, hit the Ranger museum. Lots of cool guns, and your admission dollars help people take care of old cool guns.

    By JAD on Oct 20, 2013

  13. I would sure hate to slam in a fresh flush 7rd mag and jam that lanyard loop into the meat of my hand…

    By Tony on Oct 20, 2013

  14. This is a nice pistol!

    Fully dehorned, bobbed hammer, trimmed slide lock lever and safety. Checkered front strap. Nice blued finish. Looks like it has a custom trigger, too.

    Somebody spent big bucks to build their dream combat pistol. This thing was cutting-edge in its day. No wonder the NRA is displaying it.

    By Davey on Oct 25, 2013

  15. Why are you all respecting stupidity? Stupid is stupid, even if the user wastes money to build stupid well, or manages to survive using stupid.
    Cutting the trigger guard off your gun is… you ready for this?… Stupid. In any context, for any reason. Stupid.



    And… yep… Stupid.

    By NerfHerder on Nov 3, 2013

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