January 20th, 2012 10:44 PM
1) Glock 17/19
2) Sig 226/229
3) Smith & Wesson 3rd Gen - 5906, 4006 etc.
4) Beretta M92/96
January 20th, 2012 10:57 PM
Twin G-19's, one with a J-Point Red Dot sight the other with FO Front sight with a G-21, and two 1911s' in 45ACP and 40S&W for competetion.
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January 21st, 2012 08:28 AM
Cant really beat any H&K pistol in this category in terms of reliability, accuracy, and firepower
January 21st, 2012 09:40 AM
Well, that is kind of broad, but my top five choices for defensive duty (not combat, since I am also too old and fat for that):
-Beretta M9A1 9x19mm w/ Trijicon Night Sights and Factory "D" Hammer Spring
-Glock 19 RTF2 9x19mm w/ Trijicon Night Sights (my duty gun is a 23 RTF2, but if I could choose I would go with 9mm over .40 S&W)
-Glock 21SF RTF2 .45 ACP w/ Trijicon Night Sights (there were a couple of RTF2 SF 21s, I have yet to locate one for a reasonable price)
-Ruger SP101 2 1/4 DAO .357 Magnum
-S&W 686 CS-1 3" Round Butt .357 Magnum
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January 28th, 2012 08:52 PM
January 29th, 2012 11:49 AM
Gunthorp, I believe in the Civil War you might want the 1860 Colt Army in .44 or possibly the more robust, solid frame 1858 Remington New Army in .44. The 1851 Colt Navy was only manufactured in .36 caliber, though reproductions available today are often in .44. However, the massive Colt Dragoon models were available from 1849 on in .44 with longer cylinders, hence more powder behind the ball. In terms of firepower and sheer brute force, check out the LeMat.
Originally Posted by gunthorp
Last edited by gen3; January 29th, 2012 at 11:53 AM.
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January 29th, 2012 01:44 PM
I like your list, but would add the Beretta 92.
January 29th, 2012 02:49 PM
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January 29th, 2012 05:13 PM
January 29th, 2012 06:43 PM
1. Ed Brown 1911
2. Wilson 1911
3. Kimber 1911
4. Colt 1911
5. Any 1911
January 30th, 2012 09:40 AM
Springfield XD Series
January 30th, 2012 07:19 PM
well...mines gotta be
colt 1911 combat commander
glock 23 .40 s/w
colt python - .357 mag.
Taurus 24/7 OSS .45acp
taurus 24/7 DS Pro .40 cal....
last but not least...
Thompson ctr fire Encore chambered in .308...one shot..one kill!!!
February 1st, 2012 09:16 AM
1. Sig P226 or P229 (.40)
2. H&K .40 P2000
3. H&K 45c
4. Glock 23
5. CZ Shadow 9mm
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February 1st, 2012 09:32 AM
I'd say the glock 9mm because of the 33 round magazine option. 33 rounds of +P Speer Gold dots will take care of most problems
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February 1st, 2012 03:26 PM
I really haven't found that many that I liked.
XDM(the only one I've found that I truly like).
Ruger SR9(very close 2nd to the XDM but the triggers a little grittier and lower ammo cap)
GEN 3 glock17(didn't like the ergos but I can shoot it accurately enough)
M&P9(the trigger was incredibly sloppy but that was my only gripe)
if I truly HAVE to pick a 5th then I would have to say M9 but I do so under protest
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