Today's pic is a firearm that's been in the G. armory for a long time:
It's a Russian Makarov in the non-military correct .380 ACP caliber (as opposed to the, well 9X18 Makarov chambering Makarovs are more commonly found in). I purchased this specimen in 1994, my first auto-loader and only the third firearm I ever purchased. It's been in the collection almost long enough to vote now.
Wally and I were discussing different nomenclature for the .380 ACP round, and one of the alternative names is .380 Kratak. I joked that I had a Mak in .380 Kratak, and realized that it had been a while since I showed off my little Russian beauty. This was my first real carry gun, and somewhere in the giant box of holsters up in the attic is the cheap nylon shoulder rig I used to carry her in.
Nowadays, I have a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 that's half the size, a third the weight, and only two rounds less, in a gun with a built-in laser that I can slip in a back pocket. It's my go-to "gun when I can't carry a gun", but the Makarov was my first carry .380. Sure, it's big and heavy, but compared to the Ruger Security Six and the Taurus .44 Special I had at the time, it was a quantum leap forward for me.
What was your first carry gun?
That is all.