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My neighbor inherited his father's "truck gun," a 5" stainless Colt 1911 that lived under a seat in Georgia with no maintenance - EVER. The sear and disconnector, trigger bow, hammer, strut, hammer spring were all a corroded mess. The barrel was stainless, which probably saved it from extensive pitting. It had been fired sporadically, but never cleaned. I know...this is an extreme case and no knowledgeable gun owner would treat a pistol this way. But this is not the first one I've seen treated this way. I made a nice pistol out of the frame, slide and barrel. Everything else was replaced. Lots of buffing to get the pitting and scratches out of the stainless slide, but it was a mirror finish when complete. Put a drop safety, short trigger, and pearl grips on it and my neighbor was pleased. Wish I had bought it from him. I think he traded it to a gun shop for a fraction of what it was worth.

This is what I think of when someone says "truck gun." It's usually a remark like "it's just a truck gun," meaning it is nothing special or prone to be abused, forgotten.

I replace my carry ammo more frequently than I used to, even rounds that don't get chambered. Heat and humidity are terrible things.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jsgbearpaws1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 October 2015 at 05:57
Agreed that most are abused. My cheapo SS revolver gets cleaned and used frequently, but after 20 years as  a truck gun/ brush beater/skeet toy, it's in need of being retired.
...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RobertMT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 October 2015 at 07:01
A truck gun is no different than a carry gun. If you carry day in and out, never cleaning or shooting, in few years, you'd have a rust bucket too.

If you clean and shoot it, at least as often as carry gun, it'll likely work, just as well or better, depending on your method of carry.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote North Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 November 2015 at 08:23
Sadly, the gubmint in Canada doesn't trust me to have a
truck handgun. [Can only have one under permit to go to &
from approved shooting range - in transport must be trigger
locked & in a locked container!]. Handguns are considered
"restricted" up here in the North.

I could have a non-restricted long arm for a truck gun,
though. In that case I might choose a venerable sporter Lee
Enfield in .303 Brit or an 870 pump 12 ga....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BEAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 November 2015 at 08:57
CA is very difficult on handguns, yep. I wanted to hunt with a pistol (375) for caribou in N. Quebec. I tried everything with Revenue, including sponsoring a competition shoot there. No go, bureaucrats!!!
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I've been pulled over numerous times in Canada, Mounties ask if I'm aware, I can't have handguns or ammo in Canada and do I have either. They've never asked to search, not even at border, they take my word. I'm guessing because of 12" NRA sticker, the many pro2A and progun stickers, I have along with MT NRA plates, draws their attention.
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in Canada, they don't need search warrants, permission, etc.   Police can do as they think advisable!!!!

No Miranda warnings either.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wing master Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 November 2015 at 11:21

WOW, It sounds like the Canadian police have the same rights as the Wyoming Game and Fish. They don't need a search warrant either.

But the FBI does. Go figure.

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But the WY game wardens are cuties.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wing master Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 November 2015 at 13:04

That's a good point Bear.

Maybe next year if we act suspisous maybe she will "pat us down"

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote North Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 November 2015 at 13:30
Originally posted by BEAR BEAR wrote:

in Canada, they don't need search warrants,
permission, etc.   Police can do as they think
advisable!!!!

No Miranda warnings either.


Not actually true. Depending on the circumstances, of
course. But the police can't just search 'cause they feel
like it or think it "advisable".

And upon an arrest, there is most certainly a 'warning'
similar to your Miranda warning.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wing master Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 November 2015 at 14:37

Off topic, but Hey North Logan. It's good to see you.

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Fella's;

I'm in town & on the daughter's computer. Working around her operating system is it's own "computer game"! Still, probably more fun that trying to work around another country's bureaucracy. I've been told that Canada is basically schizophrenic in that the eastern & western portions of the country have totally different political philosophies. The sad fact is though that most of the populace lives in the east & tends to think in a "furrin" tongue.

Sir North, comment?

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Too much US TV in Canada. Local police have a problem with Canadians thinking they have the US constitution to rely upon. Even Americans don't have that advantage any longer.

I never understood why Canada fought the Q place when it wanted to be a separate country?   

NL hope you are NOt in Quebec?
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BEAR;

If I 'members correctly, Sir North is on or near the sunset
coast. Maybe Chilliwack, maybe Nanaimo, or perhaps even
Sooke. It's them dogs.

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OPP use to just say; "you have no constitutional rightd; keep quiet". very politely!!
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Originally posted by Wing master Wing master wrote:

Off topic, but Hey North Logan.
It's good to see you.


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Originally posted by CB900F CB900F wrote:

BEAR;

If I 'members correctly, Sir North is on or near the
sunset
coast. Maybe Chilliwack, maybe Nanaimo, or perhaps even
Sooke. It's them dogs.

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Correct, I am on the "wet coast". I live on south
Vancouver Island in a little community just outside of
Victoria. [Victoria is the capital city of the Province
of BC].

As close to Quebec as I ever want to be....lol....
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Anyway, back on topic...... if I could [legally] have a
truck handgun up here in Canada it likely would be a 4"
barreled .357 Mag, something like a S&W Model 19.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wing master Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 November 2015 at 14:48

In my opinion a 4 inch S&W model 19 is as close to the perfect handgun as anything ever made.

I don't carry this one because of the condition. It looks like it has a little blueing loss at the muzzle, but that must be a reflection. I have been keeping an eye out for another one that isn't in as good of condition for carrying around or maybe a truck gun.

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