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    I'm just going to toss one more name into the pot... Steyr.
    The MA1 series is an excellent choice for military or police. As good or better than the M&P (my EDC). The "Trap" sights are tailor made for a combat sidearm. Quick aquisition and pinpoint accuracy in one package. If the M&P had these sights available it might take over 1st place in my mind. However, there do seem to be some reliability issues with the M&Ps. I haven't had any problems with mine but have seen/heard enough to think there are some real kinks for S&W to work out.
    The argument of which caliber will never end.
    I want .45 if I have use ball ammo. 10mm is my next choice followed by .40 and lastly 9mm. If things change and JHP is allowed then go with 9mm as the most widely available ammo out there. I know the Steyrs are not available in .45 or 10mm. this is just a personal pref in caliber.
    I won't comment on whether I think the US military will ever adopt Poly or Striker fired weapons. I didn't think we would ever issue anything but 1911s until I found myself in Iraq with a Beretta!
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    Quote Originally Posted by P7fanatic View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by pogo2 View Post
    We should consult with the guy who has logged more combat with a handgun recently than almost anybody - Jack Bauer on "24".

    He appears to recommend the H&K USP:

    But what does he know? He cannot even hold it right!!!!!

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    Jack has a poor grip on his H&K because after season 2 he was forced to switch from his Sig.
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    History tells me 1911 but Ilove my glock 17.

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    The blued-steel Colt
    The new steel Colt
    She runs to stunts erratic
    For she's a darn
    Tough arm to learn
    This Army automatic.
    Yet when you get to know this arm
    and how to coax and pet her,
    She'll do her duty like a charm
    No Gun will serve you better
    She'll stick right closely by your side
    And as the fight grows hotter
    And you are caught in battle's tide--
    You'll thank your stars you've got her.

    The lusty Colt, The trusty Colt,
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    The Army automatic.

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    I would have to say...

    Whatever handgun you are carrying, so you may fight your way to your rifle.
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    1911 in .45ACP. It has saved the day for many thru 4 wars and several smaller confrontations.

    Only when the politicians got involved did our forces have to switch to a 9mm,(in order to please NATO).

    I'll take the "punkin roller" over anything out there,any time and anywhere.

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    An M4 in 5.56?

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    All things being equal, the Sig 226 in .40 is my choice for the "services."

    Those receiving more advanced training or assignments, such as special forces - 1911.

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    The best combat handgun is the one that lets you successfully fight your way to a bigger weapon... or out of the fight...

    If that's a 1911, a Sig, an H&K, a Glock, or a High Point, it's done it's job. If ammo availability is a problem, you have much bigger issues to be concerned about in out-and-out combat.


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    I carry a Sig-Sauer P226 .40cal at work. I used to carry a Glock 22 .40cal, prior to transferring to my new unit. That said, I do not like DA/SA pistols in the slightest. Invariably the first double action shot is thrown, with a nice tight pattern with the rest. A pistols trigger pull should be consistent shot to shot. Whether out of a nicely tuned 1911, or a Glock, XD, S&W M&P, what have you. I am also a firearms instructor. It's much easier to teach people the manual of arms on a Glock than anything else, save for a revolver. In conclusion, make mine a Glock please.
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    Question What about....?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zigmun View Post
    All things being equal, the Sig 226 in .40 is my choice for the "services."

    Those receiving more advanced training or assignments, such as special forces - 1911.
    So where does this leave the NAvy SEALs who are issued and by all accounts, LOVE, the Sig P226 9mm?
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