This is a discussion on Best...handgun...evar! within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Best Combat Handgun: 1911/P35 Best Carry Handgun: 1911/P35 I am unable to pick just one, as both are equally fine....
Best Combat Handgun:
Best Carry Handgun:
I am unable to pick just one, as both are equally fine.
Last edited by BikerRN; April 1st, 2011 at 12:55 PM.
Combat: Springfield Operator
Carry: Glock 23
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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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Glock 22 and 27.
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Combat: Govt 1911
Carry: Colt Python .357
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1911 .45 ACP
Glock, Colt, S&W,Beretta,ParaOrdnance
Springfields, Browning, Keltec... to name a few.
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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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