If you could only have one handgun.

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    If I could only have ONE handgun, it would probably come down to either a Glock 19 or a Ruger GP-100 .357 mag with either a 4" or a 3" barrel.

    Predominantly for straight out of the box reliability and a decent defensive caliber.

    It would be difficult to finalize between those two choices for me.
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    I own many guns and try many others.
    For ease of use and carry I like the .40 Sig Sauer P250 compact.

    For home defense, a 5" Kimber Custom TLE/RL II is a fine 1911 that is almost perfect. It is a factory made custom like no other I know of in its price range.
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    642, because it is always with me. it is in my bathrobe pocket as I type, at 0615 in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonconsiglio View Post
    My Kimber SIS Pro

    +1 Nice, very nice indeed. Gonna add one to collection very soon.
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    Just one?
    That's impossible, you know how women can't make up their mind, I refuse to choose just one

    edit to add, if you insist on only one, maybe the one I got about an hour ago
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    A high cap, duty-length auto loader. I really like the XDm in concept although I don't own one.

    Of those that I own: probably G23 or M&P40. It's a close call between those two.

    If I couldn't have rifles and only one handgun, it would be something in 357. A seven shot 586 would be ideal in 4 inch configuration.
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    Either a G20 or G21.

    That is, if I couldn't get my mitts on a P7M7...
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    A friend ask me recently what handgun should
    I buy? He does not own handguns. I told him when
    you buy one and it's the only one you have get
    something small enough to carry and go get your

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    1911. Anything by springfield armory would be my first choice.
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    First choice: Colt Gov't
    Second choice: full size 1911
    Third choice: other 5" 1911

    next: other size 1911
    next: xd45 or .40
    next: g...l...o...c...k...It was hard to say that

    Yeah, I'm old school, but I'm an old guy and learned early that you dance with the one that brought you. I've owned a lot of different firearms over the years but keep going back to the 1911. Old dog, new tricks etc.
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    Colt Combat Commander or SIG P220

    Blindfold me - put one of each on a table - shuffle them around - then have me grab one or the other sight unseen & I would be extremely happy with either one as an only handgun....if I could only have one.

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    I don't know. Today, a G19. If money was no object, I'd have Mr. Rogers build me a 1911.
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