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Gryff
08-02-2011, 8:10 PM
Visiting my Dad in a free state right now, and spent the afternoon going through his gun collection. Stuff I lust over like his FN-FAL, Valmet 71/S and H&K 91.

But Dad was a big PPC shooter in his day, so I was looking at his competition guns.

http://www.gryphonevents.com/images/davischow.jpg

Top is his original PPC gun, made by Bob Chow. Below that is his later Bill Davis custom PPC revolver. The Davis has a single-action trigger pull that isn't measured in pounds, it is measured in psychic energy. Unreal.

And because my father sometimes has odd tastes, here is a 4" PPC gun that he had Davis make for him:

http://www.gryphonevents.com/images/davis4.jpg

Finally, here are some chopped S&W semi-autos. In the 1970s, S&W did not make compact versions of their 9mm guns, so custom gunsmiths like Austin Behlert and Charles Kelsey would take S&W Model 39s and 59s and cut them down to a better CCW size.

http://www.gryphonevents.com/images/chopped.jpg

Left-to-right: Behlert Model 59, Devel Model 59, Devel Model 39. He also has an ASP, but I haven't grabbed a picture of it yet. (Pics added down below)

It's amazing the work that went into creating these guns.

zod
08-02-2011, 8:22 PM
Your Dad has great taste. Those are some impressive one off firearms there!

mcat707
08-02-2011, 8:22 PM
Do the semi-auto's pictured have transparent window grips?

USMC 82-86
08-02-2011, 8:24 PM
Pretty cool.

Gryff
08-02-2011, 8:54 PM
Do the semi-auto's pictured have transparent window grips?

The Devel's do. Devel also made cuts in the mags so that you could see the rounds remaining.

PRCABR4Christ
08-02-2011, 9:03 PM
[IMG] He also has an ASP, but I haven't grabbed a picture of it yet.

It's amazing the work that went into creating these guns.

Absolutely, those guns were the cats meow back in the day, thanks for sharing!

BTW, I'm looking forward to seeing the ASP, those things were pretty sweet too! "Second in stopping power only to the .44mag" all in a 9mm :eek:

JanG
08-02-2011, 9:04 PM
your dad has a special place for s&w? i always like the look of those ppc revolvers.

redcliff
08-02-2011, 9:19 PM
Your dad has good taste in firearms:King:

InGrAM
08-02-2011, 9:20 PM
I love the S&W pistols :P drool all over those...

Thanks for the pics.

Chief-7700
08-02-2011, 10:39 PM
Still wish I had my two Davis PCC guns:
Ruger security six with a six inch Colt Python barrel on it (Couger)
Ruger security six stainless with a 6 inch apex slab side barrel and Aristocrat rib front and rear adjusting sight.

Sprout
08-03-2011, 7:32 AM
Beautiful guns.

Black Majik
08-03-2011, 7:37 AM
That right there is a pretty impressive display! :thumbsup:

mdhpper
08-03-2011, 9:03 AM
Nice collection.

Jyruiz
08-03-2011, 9:23 AM
Cool guns, thanks for sharing.

Ubermcoupe
08-03-2011, 9:59 AM
My old man was also into PPC, shot police and fire games, and firemans olymics. He loves those guns. It's usually the only thing he shoots now.
I never had an appreciation for them when I was younger, things have since changed... ;)
Thank you for sharing. :)

BigDogatPlay
08-03-2011, 1:27 PM
Any Davis PPC gun is a dream to shoot, but a Bob Chow gun is in another world. Darned near worth their weight in whatever precious metal you fancy, IMO.

That is an amazing brace of revolvers that any shooter would be proud to own. The S&W autos are awesome as well. Your dad has a very discerning eye for quality.

bsg
08-03-2011, 2:19 PM
great examples of the work of visionaries.

your dad has great taste and an incredible collection.

hcbr
08-03-2011, 2:24 PM
:thumbsup:

CK_32
08-03-2011, 2:33 PM
Nice collection.

Gryff
08-03-2011, 3:26 PM
Update with more guns:

Here's what happens when a PPC gun hooks up with a snubby revolver after drinking too much tequila. Davis creation with 3" barrel and DAO hammer. Why? No clue. But it is seriously cool in a "What the hell?..." kind of way.

http://www.gryphonevents.com/images/davisshorty1.jpg

Smith & Wesson 629 (no dash) chopped down to 2-1/2" by Bill Davis. This was before the company started producing these fire breathers in short barrel lengths. Has a full Davis trigger job that is smooooooth.

http://www.gryphonevents.com/images/629.jpg

M.S. Safari custom .45acp. The modern .45 CCW guns are more elegant, but this was cutting edge in the 1970s.

http://www.gryphonevents.com/images/safari.jpg

And because PRCABR4Christ asked for it, here is the ASP:

http://www.gryphonevents.com/images/asp1.jpg

http://www.gryphonevents.com/images/asp2.jpg

http://www.gryphonevents.com/images/asp3.jpg

Gryff
08-03-2011, 3:27 PM
Finally, my Dad was a reserve officer for Stockton P.D. in the 1970s and the unofficial department doctor (he handled most of their trauma injuries). Eventually, they gave him this revolver in appreciation of his service.

http://www.gryphonevents.com/images/spd1.jpg

http://www.gryphonevents.com/images/spd2.jpg

http://www.gryphonevents.com/images/spd3.jpg

RollingCode3
08-03-2011, 3:28 PM
:wub: nice collection

Gryff
08-03-2011, 3:33 PM
Still wish I had my two Davis PCC guns:
Ruger security six with a six inch Colt Python barrel on it (Couger)
Ruger security six stainless with a 6 inch apex slab side barrel and Aristocrat rib front and rear adjusting sight.

Yeah, Dad has a couple of the Davis hybrids. One is the Couger (Ruger Security-Six frame with a 4" Python barrel). The other is a Rattler (Ruger Speed-Six frame mated with a 3" Colt King Cobra barrel).

http://www.gryphonevents.com/images/davisduo.jpg

midvalleyshooter
08-03-2011, 4:57 PM
Thanks for sharing Jim. Your Dad has a great collection of unique firearms.

Keith

JanG
08-03-2011, 5:06 PM
Update with more guns:


And because PRCABR4Christ asked for it, here is the ASP:

http://www.gryphonevents.com/images/asp1.jpg

http://www.gryphonevents.com/images/asp2.jpg

http://www.gryphonevents.com/images/asp3.jpg

asp conversion :thumbsup:

safewaysecurity
08-03-2011, 5:16 PM
Finally, my Dad was a reserve officer for Stockton P.D. in the 1970s and the unofficial department doctor (he handled most of their trauma injuries). Eventually, they gave him this revolver in appreciation of his service.


WOW! That is really awesome.

bsg
08-03-2011, 5:19 PM
thanks for the new pictures as well as the originals you put up. wow....

ZX-10R
08-03-2011, 6:16 PM
Jeez those are all beautiful.

586L-Frame
08-03-2011, 9:31 PM
Your Dad has a Great collection.
Love those Bob Chow & Bill Davis PPC Revolvers and the chopped custom
S&W 9mm's.
Please thank him also for his years of service in Law Enforcement.
586L-Frame

Kanoodler
08-04-2011, 11:44 AM
Those ASP and Devel conversions (true from the ground up customs) really turned the Smith and Wessons from "Meh" to "MEOW!"

Just makes you want to go out and get a tuxedo to match the classiness!!

762.DEFENSE
08-04-2011, 1:57 PM
Nice collection! :thumbsup:

ns3v3n
08-04-2011, 2:43 PM
Great collection, I love that custom PPC revolver!.:D