Glock 19 for me.
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Glock 19 for me.
Tomorrow's battle is won during today's practice.
love the one your with........I don't have enough experience to choose a forever gun......but I did enjoy reading the responces.
Easy choice, my S&W Model 28 .357 mag. I've had it and shot it for 25 years; over half of my adult life. It fits my hand, I have confidence in it, shoots better than I can aim. Shoots .38 special plus P like a dream. Seems to prefer lead bullets but shoots semi jacket or jacketed close enough. It handles a wide variety of ammo ... ( I'm well stocked ).
*It's a hell of a thing, killing a man. Take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have.
*Yeah, well, I guess they had it coming.
*We all got it coming
Smith & Wesson Model 686 4" .357 Magnum.
Can shoot mild .38Spl or the hottest .357Mag ammo you will likely encounter. Similarly, .38 and .357 are easy to reload without the finicky tapered case of the 9mm. It doesn't require magazines, moon clips, or speedloaders of any kind. It will, in a pinch, take any game in North America if you do your job. No one can kick dirt on the .357 as a man stopping cartridge, and it is easy to conceal and carry all day in the right holster.
Yes...I carry a Glock of one model or another every day and did as a cop for more than 15 of the 22 years I carried a badge...but if I were limited to one and only one handgun...it would be a Smith 686.
One gun, forever and for everything... Probably a .44 mag with either a six or eight inch barrel.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
The 686 is definitely a most fine choice.
My Glock G23 RTF .40 S&W.
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government".
“Monsters are real and so are ghosts. They live inside of us, and sometimes they win.”
~ Stephen King
My Custom built 1911, chambered in .45 Super. I can hand load it for many different uses.
Peace is that brief, glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.
Assuming I can keep a 022 RF rifle, my choice would be a S&W or Ruger revolver with 3 or 4" barrI have one of both. Load down to .38 or up to .357--add shot shells maybe. One tool is never able to perform all functions--just try and overhaul an engine with pliers.
I will take my S&W 686 hands down. It's straight up reliable, built like a tank, pleasure to shoot, fantastic pistol whipper, and has caliber flexibility with regards to self defense and hunting.
The Ruger MKIII 22/45 is the worst handgun in history to take apart, but is one of the funnest to shoot...