The Three Deadliest Gunfighting Pistols of All Time (acording to Gun Digest)

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    The Three Deadliest Gunfighting Pistols of All Time (acording to Gun Digest)

    The three greatest gunfighting pistols of all time, based on the number of kills and casualties made with them,...

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    I doubt I would have put the Luger first, but after reading the article I wouldn't dispute it.
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    I have two out of three. The Lugers I have played with were very finicky with ammo other than mild ball ammo. I was never a fan of them or the calibers.
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    Patton carried a Colt SAA all the way through WWII. Frank Hamer carried one for most of his career. The 1911A1 is still a great gun and I would have preferred it over the M-9s used during Desert Storm.

    When I deployed to Desert Storm the AF didn't have enough handguns for us, so we were allowed to buy one downtown with our own money and carry it on duty. Unfortunately, the caveat was that it had to be a 9mm because we could only use issue ammo and that's what was available.
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    All the guns make sense. I would suspect the average combat distance of the luger was somewhere between 2 and 3 inches. The nazis used them to shoot many in the back of the head.
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    I would debate the Luger being the "bestest pointing pistol EVAR!" - that HAS to be widly subjective. Otherwise, that's some fascinating info.
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    Certainly an entertaining read...the only thing is where did he get his information? I didn't see any references given.

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    I have to agree with the article. A very good read and a real boost to get a 1911.
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    I thought the .45 Colt was designed to stop Mongo.

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    Lugers point like the Ruger series Mark 22 lr pistols.If they do point like the Ruger they are number one.I always shot the Ruger mark seris better then most other pistols I owned through the years.
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    What about the p38 and browning high power? Would have thought they would be up there higher....
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    The premise of the article is interesting, but it is very hard to define an unbiased evaluation method across such a wide time span. How about the .38 M&P or Official Police?

    This is the FIRST time that I have heard of the Luger being the ideal pistol for trench conditions. From what I have seen from my brother's Luger, dirt and sand are very much the enemy. Yes- the Triple Lock was a bit fancy for the trenches, but nobody complained about the Webley.
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    I have two of the three. And I can say that 1911 > Luger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stetson View Post
    Lugers point like the Ruger series Mark 22 lr pistols.If they do point like the Ruger they are number one.I always shot the Ruger mark seris better then most other pistols I owned through the years.
    I agree. The MK III is my favorite target pistol. For some reason I shoot it much better than I do a MK II.
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    Anyone planning on using a pistol for gunfighting should confine his search to these three.
    That's a mighty bold final statement from Jerry Lee.
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    That was a great read. I would have liked to see some numbers though.
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