It just occurred to me that I have one handgun you probably haven’t shot, but would enjoy. I picked it up 25 or 30 years ago after the Iron Curtain fell and the Czechs were dumping these on the market. At first they were a hassle cuz all the ammo you could get was government issue, Boxer primed, corrosive and unreliable, and now and then you’d get a round that was overcooked and blow your piece up. But after a couple of years, Norma and others started offering the 7.62 x 25 Tokarev round in high quality. I think I gave $135 for mine out the door with 2 mags, a flap holster, cleaning rod, and 50 rounds…about 1989-90.
I love taking this sucker to the range because the report is so insane people from all over the range will come running to see wtf I’m shooting. It makes about 1600 fps at the muzzle. Has basically the same roller-locked action as the HK P9S and the early forerunner, the Schmeisser MG42.
Isn’t it funny how people come running. I had the same experience with an 1875 Parker double barrel 12 gauge. Went to the skeet range and between the noise and cloud of black powder smoke I had an audience. LOL We hand loaded and they were quite loud. Shooting at night was a trip. Like the fourth of July. I about shit the first time my dad shot it over the cab of a truck in the dark. We were hunting in fields for those not to be mentioned animals…LOLOL The flame and sparks were a surprise that night. Still have the Parker. Tightest breech ever.