Gunnar's Restricted Handguns
Update, September 25, 2018
My apologies - been off sick the last while -almost recovered now and ready to get caught up :)
Always wanted a Beretta Model 1934 but they're all 12(6) Prohibs? Well, not this one! Sporting a legal barrel and new (restricted) registration this is one you can own (and shoot - these shoot really well and feel so good in the hand). In the popular .380/9mm Short caliber, just a notch under the 9mm Luger. One original magazine - $690 - out the door :)
9mm Trojan like new. Very light use, way less than 500 rounds - and this in a pistol that remains accurate past 100,000 rounds! Gorgeous factory Cocobolo exotic wood grips, traditional blued steel front and Bo-Mar rear sights. Factory case, one magazine. $2049 out the door! That's almost $2300 in a store...
Lovely 9mm CZ75 Shadow with 3 mags, Mag loader, case, box - barely fired. $790 out the door :) Sold :)
This wonderful 45 1911 is a brand new STI Trojan that I actually forgot I had (it was being cared for by the RCMP). Hard case, one mag, manual, etc. Unlike the newest version which wears a fiber optic front sight this one wears traditional black-on-black sights. List price $2248 in Eastern Canada plus tax and shipping. Let's do this! How about $2100 out the door? And trades welcome ...Hmmm - maybe I should keep this one. I have a lot of ammo left and love shooting these 1911's :)
And this one is special! A 40 S&W Springfield P9 "Long Slide Ported" Model with a spare 9mm barrel, 2 .40 caliber and two 9mm magazines, extra recoil spring/guide rod - and you wouldn't believe how mild this is in 9mm (or in 40, really). Pretty decent trigger, adjustable sights and Hogue grips make this one competition-ready. Even drilled and tapped from the factory for a scope mount! Hard case - $569, out the door! And trades welcome :)... Sold, Jeff :)
A lovely older Browning Hi-Power (Belgian-made) 9mm with 22 kit, stock wood as well as aftermarket Hogue grips, holster, 3 original mags, and more..Lovely trigger, very accurate, with almost all the original finish remaining :) $1299 - out the door. This belongs to an old (slightly older than me) friend and as he now has trouble seeing the sights, and is not willing to fit a red dot sight to this gorgeous pistol, he reluctantly will sell it.
This Model 34 Beretta in 380 (9mm Short) was prohibited originally, but now restricted so you can own it due to a brand new barrel! These shoot quite well, and feel so good in the hand. The 9mm Short is a pretty useful caliber, and this was the military-issued pistol to the Italian army during WW2, and I can see why it was considered quite adequate! $749 with one mag - out the door :)
This is a state-of-the-art 38 Super Colt IPSC race gun. Single stack for shooters with smaller hands.The whole package needed to start - or go all the way to the top - in the Open Division. Set up for a right-hander, belt is 34-38. The setup comes with 6 - 10 rd Shooting Star mags with base pads (and the holders), an Armco modular holster (the fastest - I stopped making them when the cost to build them far exceeded what I coud sell them for). Mounted is the popular and easy to use OKO red dot sight, a handy thumb rest...The pistol is checkered, hard chromed, wears a hi-rise beavertail, alloy trigger, extended mag. catch, S&A mag well - absolutely top rate - and it has a gorgeous trigger pull. The barrel shows at least 40,000 rounds of life left in it. Approx. 1000 pcs 38S good brass, Carbide die set... $2390 complete - or will consider selling gun only with 2 mags- $1800 :) - And let's talk trades...
This is a really impressive revolver, not just for its size. The caliber of this Performance Center custom is 500 S&W - Custom carry case, very few rounds fired - Now $1400 out the door with one $80 box of ammo...be the first on your block to have one!
Another one I've had for a long time, and never got around to firing, although I did fit the other grips :) A Model 15-3 38 Special with the 8 3/8" barrel, target sights, trigger, and Pachmayr grips. I do have the original target grips as well - shown. $790 - out the door :) On hold, Sylvain :)
Just in -another lovely 1911 Race Gun - this one in 9mm... Built originally for a Lady IPSC Competitor in 38 Super by the top pistolsmith in the US at the time, retired in favour of a 2011 Hi-Cap pistol - (built by me) - and now refurbished with a new match 9mm barrel, and a lot other neat stuff. Still as tight and accurate as new! This gun really has all the bells and whistles, from hard chroming to fine-line checkering, a gorgeous trigger pull and my favourite sight - the PDP4 on a custom ARMCO mount with thumb rest. Flared, extended mag well, extended checkered mag button, custom cocking handle. This superlative pistol will function with factory 9mm's (boy, is that soft-shooting) or "Major 9" handloads. Six 10 rd tuned mags, mag holders, a super-fast right hand Double-Alpha holster, just add your size belt! To replicate this today you'd pay over $5000. Now $1890, including a very nice multi-gun case. sold, Gord :)
Here is a traditional-looking (and feeling) 1911 45 I built a few years ago for a local friend - and I built it as if it were for myself! He started competing with it in IPSC, and did quite well, actually, until he was no longer able to shoot. This pistol is now on the market, very smooth and accurate, with a lovely trigger, grooved Pachmayr grips that really feel good, larger fixed sights, and nothing unneccessary, just a solid, great-shooting 1911 with likely 100,000 rounds left in it! $449 - trades? Now sold - Greg :)
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This is Jean's CZ75, one of the earliest ones (not one of the painted "Jungle" ones from the mid eighties. This was Jean's competition pistol until she went to STI's, now with a new Storm Lake barrel, custom safety, and a gorgeous trigger pull. Only 1200 rounds on the new barrel (45,000 on the old one), and it is super-accurate! Will compete with the best bullseye guns :) I fitted the famous Wichita sights prized by bullseye and Silhoutte competitors (can't get'em any more :( so the gun won't qualify for IPSC Production any more, but what a nice Standard gun! A piece of history that shoots phenomally well! $1000 out the door with 2 10 rd mags ON HOLD, actually, she says she won't sell :)
Finally good news! The Crown has announced a Stay of Proceedings! While they were not willing to listen two years ago, I guess now they were, and have dropped all charges. Our guns and other property are to be returned (still ongoing), and a lot of guns that were on hold can now be transferred :)
Hurray! Got my Verifiers Number back! It was phased out when I cancelled the Firearms Business Licence, and I had to reapply for a new number under my Gun Club. Coming up - a few guns I had waiting for reverification as restricted - a couple 5" pencil-barrel Model 10 38 Special revolvers, a couple Model 39's, and more...
Armco Machine & Plating has ceased operating as a business (although I will still be here clearing out a bunch of personally owned firearms over the next few months). And sometimes I'll be accepting a nice trade-in on something, so new stuff will show up :) Watch for some interesting and neat guns.
My drop-in/visiting hours are still Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:00, plus Saturday 9-12 and 1-3. It has turned out to be a highlight of my week. As before if you're traveling from out of town we can make other arrangements :)
I'm slowly getting caught up, and have the OK from Jean to sell her 9x40 Open gun complete with mags and a complete turret set up for your Dillon 650. Could also likely find a holster and mag pouches...