What Pistol....for that One Shot Stop

What Pistol....for that One Shot Stop

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    What Pistol....for that One Shot Stop

    I know I'm not the only one who upon learning of the gentleman's successful takedown of the active shooter in the church in Fort Worth....asked myself...which of my handguns I would want if I had to take that shot. So I've been to the range several times in the last couple of weeks. I've shot my HK P2000, my M&P 2.0 compact...and a couple of my 1911 commanders. But surprisingly to me, the one that I could most regularly hit a 4 inch plate at 15 yards..cold...was my glock 34. Not impossible to carry...but not easy. I'm curious, what others think of the same question.
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    For me, it would be my XDm 9mm full size. I shoot it better than any other gun I own, have had it close to a decade and it has a few thousand rounds through it.

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    My 7 1/2" Ruger Super Redhawk .454 Casull.

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    15 yards should be lights out for a head shot even with a snub nosed revolver. If you don't train nothing will work.
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    One Shot stop?? Or One shot and you're done? I'm thinking the latter...50 BMG
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    One shot stop? Gernade launcher? RPG? LAAW?
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    At distance Im most accurate with my G19, with my G26 a close second.
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    For me a .357 Magnum 125 gr. JHP between the running lights.
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    Toss up between my Baer and the USP Expert.

    Go with the Baer for caliber, I guess.
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    For that specific shot?
    Have to be my G17 with RDS.
    Trouble is I don't CC it, although it has replaced the G19 as my preferred duty weapon.
    At church, I'm most likely to have the G19 along with an LCP.

    If we're just dreaming.
    I'd go with a 4 5/8" Ruger Blackhawk in 45 Colt carried in a western fast draw rig, loaded with a 250grn XTP pushed to around 1400fps. They make neat little holes going in and silver dollar sized ones going out. Best have a solid backstop behind your target.
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    In a church situation, I would want to have the absolute most accurate gun I could get. An attractive choice for me would be the new Sig P210 Carry. Yes, it's heavy and it's single stack, but the 210 has a great rep for being extremely accurate. It's like a target pistol made for carry. You don't want to be spraying rounds in a crowded situation like a church. Just MHO.
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