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Old February 4th, 2015, 04:00 PM   #1
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Your favorite handgun/caliber

I got to thinking the other day about what most of us gun guys prefer for their main pistol and cartridge and the reason behind their choice. When it comes to a reliable light weight gun it's hard to beat the glock but its not my favorite. My favorite cartridge has always been the 10mm I really like its power and flexibility, it almost feels like a hand held artillery piece. As for platform ever since I was a kid I loved the looks of the all steel s&w third gen pistols. Ive owned just about every make and model of pistol and the smiths have always been my favorite and of those the 1076 takes the case, after all it was developed for the fbi but the pencil pushing wet noodle wristed angents whined about the recoil so the case was shortened giving birth to the .40 smith and Wesson built some of the best made pistols ever with their forged frames, slides and barrels the way a pistol should be made. Im not a big man at 5"8 160lbs and have no problem emtying a mag on target. When that thing fires you know your sending some authority down range. I will say there is better choices for ccw but for a main sidearm 180gr round traveling at 1300 fps is nothing you wanna get hit by
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Old February 4th, 2015, 04:06 PM   #2
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Old February 4th, 2015, 04:14 PM   #3
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357 Magnum, 125gr, 4" revolver.

You can do it all with this.....if I could only have one handgun for all reason, this would be the keeper.

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Old February 4th, 2015, 04:17 PM   #4
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Carry a Kimber 1911 3" .45 or Springfield Xdm 3.8" 9mm with 19 mag capacity in case I have to go to the really bad part of town and theres a potentially target rich environment.

1911 is my favorite feel of any handgun but the Xdm is a shooter for a 3.8 barrel

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Put me down for a Colt SAA , 4 3/4 bbl. .45 Colt. Light,quick to draw, knock down a horse, very reliable , will still fire with all the springs broke but slow to load. That's my favorite. Dan

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Old February 4th, 2015, 04:26 PM   #6
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Old February 4th, 2015, 04:37 PM   #7
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Been carrying a Glock 22 and for so long for duty and off duty 23. But nowadays it's all steel 1911.

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i don't own one but i like that 10mm S&W a lot, i would rank it in the top 5. its on my bucket list. I'd have to go with the 1911 at 1st, with a 226 and M-9 pulling the rear respectively. i love my model 29 too.

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Pack weapon 4.5 XDM 9, 147 gr., SS Kimber & Colt 5'', ACP XDM 5.5 40 S/W, I pack the 9 mm, 90%. For accuracy hands down the Kimber or Colt. Love the ACP's

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I'm very standardized on the .45 ACP. My EDC is a Kimber 5". My BUG is an SAI XD-S 3.3". My field and dress piece is sometimes a S&W 625 4", sometimes with .45 Super in it.

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Old February 4th, 2015, 05:15 PM   #11
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Old February 4th, 2015, 05:24 PM   #12
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357 Magnum, 125gr, 4" revolver.

You can do it all with this.....if I could only have one handgun for all reason, this would be the keeper.
i agree with this and a m&p 9 for carry.

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i agree with this and a m&p 9 for carry.
You can only choose one so which one is it LOL.

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Tough decision here..... 7.5" Ruger Blackawk
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Glock 19 NiBX. JM Kydex iwba or in a milt Sparks iwba summer special 2.

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