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If you could only have one pistol for all around use, what would it be?
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent"
Sa xd40 sc
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
Retired DE Trooper, SA XD40 SC, S&W 2" Airweight
dukalmighty & Pure Kustom Black Ops Pro "Trooper" Holsters, DE CCDW and LEOSA Permits, Vietnam Vet 68-69 Pleiku
I'd like to say GP100 but it's a little big for CC. So, Sig P220R.
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
I'd agree with Cold Shot...that or the GP100. .357 can do most jobs and the ruger build makes it available as a hammer too.
Love my old 4-inch Smith & Wesson Model 10 but probably would go for a 4-inch N-Frame Smith & Wesson Model 27 or Model 28 .357 Magnum as the ultimate do-it-all handgun if I could only have a single handgun.
I'm so grateful I don't have to have only one.
Charter Member of the DC .41 LC Society "Get heeled! No really"
“No possible rapidity of fire can atone for habitual carelessness of aim with the first shot.”
Theodore Roosevelt, The Wilderness Hunter, 1893
G22 reliable, decent capacity, .40s&w has great stopping power.
God invented cops so that firemen could have heroes too!
My choice would be Colt Python 4 357,,, just slightly over the S&W 19 4.
Glock 19 or 30 SF
Glock 36, 30SF, 31, 32, 21 Gen4 - Carry guns
Ruger Mini-14 and Remington 870 by the bed both wearing Surefire lights.
Always carry a knife-they are handy to have
Always carry a reload-You probably won't need it but it is good insurance .
Always carry a light- To see in the dark
Of the guns I own or have experience with, probably my XD9 Subcompact with the C5L on it.
”The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.”
~James Earl Jones
XD40 Service - XD9 Subcompact - Range Officer - M&P9 Pro - M&P40 Compact - P238
Four Inch S&W 686 or a Ruger GP 100 with a four inch barrel.
Last for ever if you take care of them.
That's if I just have one handgun. But the great thing about life is that I'll never just have one handgun.
Graduate: University of South Vietnam-
School of Jungle Warfare
CURRAHEE My Brothers In Blood
Glock 19 and 3 full mags.
Fear the man with one gun. Especially if that gun is a Glock 19.