If you could only have one handgun.
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August 18th, 2009 04:03 AM
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.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
August 18th, 2009 04:07 AM
XD 45, Knockdown power, Proven reliability, tough as hell
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August 18th, 2009 04:41 AM
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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August 18th, 2009 08:13 AM
642, because it is always with me. it is in my bathrobe pocket as I type, at 0615 in the morning.
Retired Marine, Retired School Teacher, Independent voter, Goldwater Conservative.
August 18th, 2009 08:18 AM
August 18th, 2009 10:31 AM
+1 Nice, very nice indeed. Gonna add one to collection very soon.
Originally Posted by jonconsiglio
"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." Luke 22:36
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." Thomas Jefferson
August 18th, 2009 10:36 AM
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
Last edited by Rugergirl; August 18th, 2009 at 06:40 PM.
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August 18th, 2009 10:48 AM
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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makes an appointment.
Evil resides in the heart of the individual, not in inanimate objects.
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August 18th, 2009 11:36 AM
Either a G20 or G21.
That is, if I couldn't get my mitts on a P7M7...
There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.--RAH
...man fights with his mind; the weapons are incidental.--Jeff Cooper
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August 18th, 2009 02:19 PM
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
August 18th, 2009 03:08 PM
1911. Anything by springfield armory would be my first choice.
To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.
August 18th, 2009 04:40 PM
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.
If I'm repeating myself, or repeating myself differently, it's probably 'cause of the brain cells I've murdered and the selective memory caused by concussions, contusions and confusions. Oh yeah, and that one night in Dallas.
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August 18th, 2009 04:40 PM
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.
August 18th, 2009 06:27 PM
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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August 18th, 2009 06:39 PM
Kimber Compact CDP II, Sig 220 Carry Elite, Colt New Agent,
Sig Customer Service, Stinks!
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