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Old 22 June 2006, 10:03
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Only one handgun!!??

If you could own only one handgun to take care of business, what would it be?
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Old 22 June 2006, 10:14
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GLock 17 or SIG 228 ( I owned SIG 229 9mm right now..)
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Old 22 June 2006, 10:16
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Sigs are far superior to the glock
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Old 22 June 2006, 10:21
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If it were legal in all 50 states, Paraordnance P-14. Nothing takes care of business like a high cap .45.
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Old 22 June 2006, 16:33
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If it were legal in all 50 states, Paraordnance P-14. Nothing takes care of business like a high cap .45.

have to agree there love mine or my kimber... hell any 1911 will do
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Old 22 June 2006, 10:24
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The one I am carrying at that time
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Old 22 June 2006, 11:10
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IMO, Glock is the most reliable handgun out of the box bar none (havent put my hands on an XD yet). Bought one, cleaned it, then put 1000 rounds a day through it, three days running, without another cleaning and did not suffer a single FTF/FTE, not one. Used five new mags, and five very old mags I borrowed from a friend for the course, didnt matter, flawless function. Every other person in the course, regardless of piece, had some kind of malfunction, not the Glock. I shoot a Kimber Gold Match with some "goodies" for USPSA, but bet my life on my carry G22.
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Old 22 June 2006, 12:45
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Old 22 June 2006, 11:44
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If I had to get rid of everything but one, I'd either keep my STI hi-cap .45 comp gun or my USP .45C.

Wait, does the PDW constitute a pistol? :D

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Old 22 June 2006, 11:47
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Have to agree with the Glock on reliability. Ive never managed to get a failure out of my G19. I also have a wartime production Browning HP that has never let me down, Ive had that gun for 25 years. As far as 45s, Ive got a SIG P220 that is pretty solid, but I havent fired it enough to draw any conclusions.
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Old 22 June 2006, 11:52
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For me....Colt 1911 .45.

Old , tested, reliable. Can't go wrong with that.
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Old 22 June 2006, 12:33
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For me....Colt 1911 .45.

Old , tested, reliable. Can't go wrong with that.
Absolutely correct. Born with a 1911 in my hand, Army Brat, career Army, and since.

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Old 3 December 2006, 07:05
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For me....Colt 1911 .45.

Old , tested, reliable. Can't go wrong with that.
My 70 Series Govt Model.
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Old 9 January 2007, 19:39
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For me....Colt 1911 .45.

Old , tested, reliable. Can't go wrong with that.
I have my grandfathers 1911, carried it through the pacific theater during WWII, it still shoots like a dream. Still like the Sig though for combat use. 9mm is fine with me as a shot betweeen the eyes is all the stopping power needed.
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Old 22 January 2007, 08:35
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...9mm is fine with me as a shot betweeen the eyes is all the stopping power needed.
Testify, Brutha...!!

Glock 17 here.
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Old 22 June 2006, 12:45
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or "whatever you grew up using." I know a few guys on here will chime in with "slingshot" or "bola" :D :D
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Old 22 June 2006, 13:06
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SIG 220 or a tuned 1911.
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Old 22 June 2006, 14:01
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Handgun

Glock model that is handy.

100,000 + rds through my Glock34, not a single malfunction (ie that was not due to my own "reloading learning curve".

20,000 + rds through my 17..same story.

30,000 + rds through my 27.." ".

5,000 + rds through my 20C.." '.

10,000 + rds through my 35.." ".

SIGs. Broke 2; 30,000 rds appears to be current rd count for slide crack to develope.

M9s. They just break; broke 2

1911s. Dependent on manufacturer and magazines utilized.
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Old 22 June 2006, 14:21
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M9s. They just break; broke 2
That's your experience. My experience is different. I ran a M9 qualification course for the Navy. The students shot our weapons. We shot all day every day. Relay after relay. We had minimum problems with the M9's. Locking block cracks were the only critical problem we had (after a year in service shooting all day, 5 days a week) and proper inspection caught that before it became a malfunction.
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Old 27 March 2007, 01:13
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The only correct answer is: whatever you can use effectively.
As far as POW'S go. I had one task to complete before buying and starting a Gun collection. Soon after retiring I completed that task. To own the three weapons I used the most in the Military M9(Had to cheat a little and go with the vertec) M4 (Semi Versions) and M24 SWS. Because I knew how to operate these three thru muscle memory alone.
Now I can take my time buying and learning how to use the other weapons I'm interested in. Oh being retired and making enough money to actually buy these weapons assisted in completing this task.....lol
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