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    People who can buy only one should get a second job.
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    Join the gun-a-month club.
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    It's a silly exercise I suppose, but I'd go with the M&P 45c. I find I'm very fast and accurate with it, it's actually compact enough to comfortably carry under all circumstances, yet is large enough to control and shoot quickly. The 45 Auto is a good cartridge readily available almost anywhere, and the capacity of the weapon is...well, what it is. It's the only handgun I own that I would say feels like it was custom made for my hands, feels like "an extension of my arm" so to speak. When loaded with +P gold dots or Hornady XTPs, I feel confident I have as good a chance as possible.
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    I like seeing people say the M&P 2.0 9c because I really can afford only one gun, and thatís the one I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit4earth View Post
    I like seeing people say the M&P 2.0 9c because I really can afford only one gun, and thatís the one I have.
    "Beware the man who only has one gun. He probably knows how to use it!"....Clint Smith
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterGranny View Post
    "Beware the man who only has one gun. He probably knows how to use it!"....Clint Smith
    As a person who only owned one handgun and only carried and practiced with one handgun for 10+ years I can say its absolutely true you will shoot and handle that gun better than owning multiple guns. I know its very unpopular with "gun people" but, its still true none the less.
    Yes, I know we can shoot all guns and shoot them well and yes being more than one dimensional can be an advantage as well but, it is not the same level of skill as dedication to one, not even close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forester58 View Post
    As a person who only owned one handgun and only carried and practiced with one handgun for 10+ years I can say its absolutely true you will shoot and handle that gun better than owning multiple guns. I know its very unpopular with "gun people" but, its still true none the less.
    Yes, I know we can shoot all guns and shoot them well and yes being more than one dimensional can be an advantage as well but, it is not the same level of skill as dedication to one, not even close.

    But what if you have multiples of the same handgun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    People who can buy only one should get a second job.
    Yea, verily !
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    But what if you have multiples of the same handgun?
    :raises hand:

    That was me at one time. I think I had about 50-60 rifles, around two dozen pistols and about 6-7 shotguns. For pistols I had several 1911's. I shot the 1911's most often back then. Just off of the top of my head three Springfields, two of them the GI's, BUL M5 Gvt, Bul M5 Commander...they all shot about the same for me. But I could tell the difference between my favorite and the others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    Although I love my 1911s, I would go with the 6" Glock G40 10mm for my one and only handgun. It has a longer sight radius which improves my accuracy. The longer barrel provides a little more velocity and energy. The 10mm can be loaded from the .38 special/9mm level to the higher levels of the .357 magnum or lower levels of the .41 magnum. The heavier bullets provide more momentum for more consistent penetration.

    In the past when I only had one gun, it was a .44 magnum revolver for plinking, self-defense, and hunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by limacharlie View Post
    but what if you have multiples of the same handgun?
    As my wife says, that's greed. Yes, I fit right in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snub44 View Post
    Musta been one heckuva PLINK!!!
    He plinks gorillas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    But what if you have multiples of the same handgun?
    I do and the reason is: When I decided I wanted/needed a P238 I looked at many different models. At the time I thought I had to have an ambi safety because of shooting left handed now, and the only one that was available other than all stainless models was the Scorpion. So I got it. The G10 grip panels are much too aggressive for my hands but at the range I always shoot with gloves on. For SD I figure I won't notice the grips biting my palms until sometime afterwards.

    BUT....BUT....BUT I had fallen in love with the Rainbow model P238 several years before when I saw one at a gun show and I really did want one. After I found that the only way I can "off" the safety of the Scorpion is with the trigger finger of my shooting hand....at the very beginning of the draw....(my crooked arthritic thumbs do not go in that direction on either side!) I started looking for a Rainbow at a price I was willing to pay. It took several months, but one evening I logged on to gunbroker and THERE WAS MY GUN at the right price.

    And that is why I have two of the same gun. Saves some money on buying extra magazines.

    Now I'm thinking about buying a second Shield EZ and a second M&P .22 compact because they are both such great guns to shoot for me now and they have the changeable mag release buttons which makes mag changes "like they used to be" when I shot right handed. (Not saying I will.....just thinking about it....)
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    If I could only afford to buy one handgun it would have to be a small pocket pistol simply because it would be the only type I could comfortably carry all year round in any climate. It would also be the least expensive option.

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