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if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life what would it be?

Post by Guest on Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:16 pm

if you could only have one pistol(as your only firearm), what would it be?
you would use it for target, hunting, self defense, whatever you wanted but ya only got 1 gun.

What gun would it be?
What caliber would it be in?

Pictures are encouraged.

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Doug Bowser on Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:21 pm

My S&W Model 14 K38 with Aristocrat Rib.

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Post by bubbat on Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:28 pm

S&W 686 357mag with 6in barrel.

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Post by sidroski on Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:01 pm

I agree with the 686 but in 4" for some symbolance of a carry gun concealed.

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by 2DARK2C on Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:21 pm

ak pistol in .223 bouncing smile

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Post by captain-03 on Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:24 pm

S&W Model 19 4" ..

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Guest on Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:26 pm

2DARK2C wrote:ak pistol in .223 bouncing smile

thats effective. ha. i have only seen an ak one time in my life.
it was when i went on a mission trip to honduras. the police had them in the airport.
but i guess i am a young buck at 18 and have not had very long to see them.

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by jbpmidas on Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:43 am

I have to agree with the 4" .357. Full power loads to carry. 180 grain loads to hunt deer and such. .38 special light loads to hunt rabbits and such and plink. .357 is as close to "do it all well" as it gets in a handgun. Great, now I've talked myself into wanting one!

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Guest on Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:26 pm

i did not expect revolvers to make up the majority of the vote. but it does make perfect sense

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Joe S. on Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:16 pm

Definately a revolver.

Like the idea of the 357 for capability to shoot lighter 38 spl loads,

BUT

I'm thinkin the Judge with 4" barrel. 45LC and 410 all in one package. To me it would be the ideal gun if only one was available.

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Post by msredneck on Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:20 pm

+1 with Cap S&W Model 19 4 inch...Had one and sold it crying


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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Guest on Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:36 pm

what about a pistol instead of a revolver?
what gun and caliber?
i know and understand the benefits of a revolver.
i just want to see what pistol/caliber could be included in this catagory.

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Joe S. on Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:04 pm

Not sure I follow ya. Isn't a revolver a pistol?

Or are ya asking about a semi auto?

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by msredneck on Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:10 pm

Q was about semi's...technically ....and we all pretty much answered with a Revo
That says it all

rotflmao funny

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Joe S. on Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:17 pm

Oh... Um... Well... I liked my XDm pretty good. I'd feel comfortable enough to hunt with it if I had to, and ammo is cheap enough to plink if ya want to and it punches a nice hole if ya have to defend yourself with it. It was .40cal

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by crossedcannons45 on Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:34 pm

easy. my M1911-A1 .45ACP ( it really is my only gun )

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Guest on Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:05 pm

yeah. i usually classify like the following.
handgun=pistol or revolver
pistol=semiautos
revolver= revolver

haha. sorry for being vague

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Xd357 on Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:56 pm

1911 I know it'll last a 100 years.

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:56 am

i love the 1911. it may be my first handgun

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by jbpmidas on Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:18 am

I would probably go with a Glock 20 for the same reasons I would have gone with the .357 revolver. Although, if I had the foresight to convert my full-size 1991A1 to .460 Rowland, I would go with it.

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:03 am

1911 in .45ACP in a more upgraded profile such as the Kimber Tactical Custom HD or any one of the ddozens of others with the same bells and whistles.

In a revolver I'd want either a 1917 S&W in .45 ACP or a K-frame 357.

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:16 pm

nice nice. thats some serious firepower.

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by slabsides45 on Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:18 pm

"Y'all excuse me while I whip this out...." (Blazing Saddles, as applied to whipping this out:)


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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:25 pm

jealousy. that is a fine piece.

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Joe S. on Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:42 pm

What he said!

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by JMS39339 on Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:00 pm

I love a 45 but I'd have to go with the Beretta 92FS if I could only have one semi and a Ruger GP100 would be my choice revolver.

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:49 pm

i have heard the taurus version of the 92fs is better?
i have shot the taurus version during break-in.
i had no opinion because it was still being broken in but what you think?

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Post by Big Ric on Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:52 pm

My Taurus 357 6 1/2" barrel

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by SJ on Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:16 pm

For CC a Kimber Covert ultra II in 45 acp.

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by JMS39339 on Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:24 pm

Bens, I've shot a couple. I don't think I could agree that the Taurus is better. Cheaper yes, better no. I've heard that it's made on old Beretta equipment and may be a fine gun but Taurus quality can be iffy. I like their revolvers more than anything else they make. I have never had a quality issue with any Beretta. Mine have been flawless so far. The fit and finish is definitely not as good as the Beretta product. The only Taurus I have is the 709 (my wife carries it) and it has been relatively trouble free but not totally and I don't think that there's enough difference in money to persuade me to want the Taurus 92. That's just my opinion though.

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by 2DARK2C on Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:35 pm



after 10yrs of trying them out , the hard way ,buying and trading. i've settled on 9mm. i had a few .45's, it just isn't the round for me. too many .40's go "kaboom" and anything less than 9x19mm is questionable, IMHO. i did buy my wife a surplus cz82 in 9x18mm mak. but i wish i would have kept with 9x19.

the above pistols are all great, and are all very different in operation. i like the glocks "safe action" striker set-up. there is something almost majic about a browning high-power. the cz75 was on my "want" list for a few yrs. mine still sits unfired, since i just got it a few weeks ago.

whatever you go with, get a well proven design, not the newest bestest thing on the market. there is a reason why so many leo's and militaries use what they use, cause they work.

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by msredneck on Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:52 pm

If I could only have one pistol the rest of my life....it would have to be close to "checkout time"...

Just like Lay's tater chips...no one can have jus one lol

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by msredneck on Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:54 pm

JMS39339 wrote:I love a 45 but I'd have to go with the Beretta 92FS if I could only have one semi and a Ruger GP100 would be my choice revolver.

choke cough...gag...choke cough...cough

Beretta 92FS over a tricked out 1911...

Someone help me.....I need air....

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:55 pm

jms, i definately have an affinity with the 9x19 round myself. i even like the 380 acp round. something about that general size makes it a remarkable shooter

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by msredneck on Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:56 pm

I guess you have not seen this Months American Rifleman review of .380's...

Can U say...P.O.S.

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:03 pm

all i saw were positive reviews.
but i do not deny it is a on the border of being too small.
but a small gun is better than no gun

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Post by msredneck on Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:11 pm

U must have been reading a different magazine than I am.

Every one tested had FTF FTE problems...except one

http://www.msgunowners.com/handguns-f15/380-auto-review-t3714.htm

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:13 pm

ha. all i can do is go from personal experience. i used to shoot my brothers bersa thunder 380. it fired over 1000 rounds with no problems. it shot very accurately.

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by JMS39339 on Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:53 pm

Hang in there Neck, the EMT's are on their way! lol And I hear ya. I like a 1911. Heck, you saw the picture of my Sig 45 in the photo section but give the Beretta a little credit here. It's durable, capable of handling hi-cap mags and the 9mm's not a bad round. And mine just feel good to me. sunny But (for the time being) I'm thankful that I don't have to have just one...

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:57 pm

they all seem to have their merits.

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by GunOneDown on Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:12 pm

Glock 20 in 10mm it'll get anything. 686-4" S&W for REVO choice. if we are talking 1 in "General" it will be the S&W

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:31 pm

its like a jacked up .40...
do u personally own one?

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Post by GunOneDown on Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:52 am

yep. It looks like this. Got a 6" Lone Wolf compensated barrel in it as well.


This is a Glock that ROCKS.

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Post by slabsides45 on Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:54 am

Whachoo compensatin' for, G.O.D.? Suspect

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Guest on Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:49 am

haha. dont make him angry.
the 10mm probably has a range of 250 miles.

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Post by GunOneDown on Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:58 pm

you can stay in the 10-ring running fast. loaded hot, it'll jump pretty good.

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by Guest on Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:21 pm

GunOneDown wrote:you can stay in the 10-ring running fast. loaded hot, it'll jump pretty good.

geeeezzzz.... gun2

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by spyderhead on Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:38 am

Glock 20. 10mm still works for me.

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Post by beasleydano on Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:00 pm

A good 1911 style single action .45ACP works for me. Here is my most recent one made by USFA.

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Re: if you could only have one pistol for the rest of your life

Post by GunOneDown on Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:15 pm

thats a nice looking 1911. congrats.

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