The First Pistol Jerry Miculek Ever Fired

   05.06.20

The First Pistol Jerry Miculek Ever Fired

In a video posted just yesterday, professional handgun shooter Jerry Miculek waxes nostalgic about the first centerfire handgun he ever fired, which is a “take-home” pistol, brought home from Czechoslovakia as a war prize after WW2.

It’s a CZ Model 27 semi-automatic pistol in 32 ACP (7.65x17mm to Europeans), with Nazi proof marks — which Jerry’s father purchased by trading one pack of cigarettes. It was built later in the war, so it’s more “plain-Jane” than earlier specimens.

After he talks about some other take-home guns, including a really valuable three-barreled drilling (break-action rifle/shotgun combo) which his neighbor had ruined for collector value, he steps out his back door to fire the little popper.

It’s a short fun jaunt down memory lane, without a lot of technical jargon. Enjoy!

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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