Best...handgun...evar!

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    Best Combat Handgun:

    1911/P35

    Best Carry Handgun:

    1911/P35

    I am unable to pick just one, as both are equally fine.
    Last edited by BikerRN; April 1st, 2011 at 12:55 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    Best Combat Handgun:

    1911

    Best Carry Handgun:

    1911
    What?!!? No BHP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    What?!!? No BHP?
    I fixed my post.

    I've been carrying a 1911 recently. I just had an early onset senior moment.

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    Sig P229, Colt Defender

    I would pick the Sig P229 in .40 for combat and the Colt Defender .45 for carry. I like the Sig because it is the best combination of reliability, accuracy, capacity, and potent caliber I have seen. I like the Colt Defender for carry because it is also reliable and accurate, but conceals better than almost anything else in its class.



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    1911 on both...
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    1911 and a G19
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    best for combat: M60 Echo3 with the Echo2 barrel handgun: 1911 or a 14 shot XD 45tactical

    best for carry: what every you have when the sheot hits the fan
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    The reason is that this thread is about the best handguns EVER. Your Ruger may be a great gun for you but as far as I know the Ruger P89 has never done anything to set itself apart. Nothing, not a thing.

    Guns that would make my list as the best ever:

    455 Webly revolver: It's was in service with the British from 1887 until 1963. It helped the British rule an empire and it also served honorably in both world wars. Before 1900 it was THE best combat pistol in the world.

    The 1911: Served in two world wars plus a thousand other conflicts and has a reputation as being a true "man stopper". It is also widely regarded as having the best trigger EVER in a hand gun. It is still serving proudly today 100 years after it first took the field.

    Browning HP: Has served military men around the globe for more than 60 years. Was the first "high capacity" gun that worked. It has been said that the BHP was JMB's best design (that's very high praise).

    Sig P220: Introduced a new standard of reliability and changed what people think about combat handguns.

    Glock 17 : It revolutionized the firearms industry. The G17 changed what people thought was possible in a handgun. It also redefined the weight/balance/capacity standard and has left others so far behind they have been trying to catch it for 25 years.

    And what, my friend, has your P89 done to compare to these Résumés?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    I have the type of job that I don't do a whole lot until something breaks (computer network admin). Because I am pretty effective I spend a lot of time just screwing around at work. I have a couple buddies that are also network admins and it's pretty common for use to just e-mail idle chit chat back and fourth to keep the boredom at bay. One of my buddies is also a fellow firearms enthusiast so it's not uncommon for the topic of guns to come up. Today we had the following e-mail exchange -

    Him - Best hand gun ever?
    Me - Define "Best"
    Him - Go with your gut reaction
    Me - Sorry, You have to narrow it down at least a LITTLE bit...
    Him - Fine... Best COMBAT handgun
    Me - 1911 Followed very closely by the Glock 17
    Him - Ok, best CARRY hand gun
    Me - A tie between the Glock 26 and the J-Frame

    How about you? The best combat handgun and the best carry handgun. What's the first things that come to mind? Don't think to much into it, this is just for fun.
    For me they are both the same gun. Glock 23. Perfect size for each for me. Not too big to carry, not too small to be combat effective. But, that is just MY opinion of what both guns are FOR ME.

    Now, going historically, I think the combat gun goes hands down to the GI .45, 1911. Close second by the Beretta M9.

    For carry, historically, that is really hard to say. There are so many good carry guns out there and so many have been used effectively in civilian carry. Baby Glocks? Snub nosed .38's of all makes? I wouldn't ever be able to say.
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    Best Combat Handgun:


    Best Carry:

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    Combat-----1911
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