Whats your 'ultimate' tactical handgun?


January 3, 2003, 12:19 PM
The handgun that represents the finest in tactical technologies. The one built to naturaly accept all the tactical toys ever conceived. Civilian available of course...

I dont own a true tactical marvel but I would guess a full size USP...


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January 3, 2003, 12:28 PM
Well, Since I don't tactical (or strategic for that matter) work I don't have a particular favorite tactical gun but I guess if I had to choose a pistol that will accept accessories it would either be a SIG 220 or the HK USPc

January 3, 2003, 01:51 PM
old fashioned answer, a tuned 1911 with enough pratice to not be a danger to yourself or others.

Of the newer generations, any P-2## series with the same caveat.

Andrew Wyatt
January 3, 2003, 02:02 PM
a 5 inch Conduit barrelled Smith and wesson model 10 With fixed sights and original grip panels is the ultimate in tactical.

Robert inOregon
January 3, 2003, 03:25 PM


January 3, 2003, 03:59 PM
D' Ulitmate? I would say either the HK Tactical or its bigger brother the SOCOM.


January 3, 2003, 04:03 PM
Yep. SOCOM or USP Tactical.

January 3, 2003, 04:03 PM
Stock 1911 style, crisp 4# trigger, many rds downrange, extra mags.

January 3, 2003, 05:06 PM
HK P7M13.

Fully ambidextrous, very accurate, very fast from holster to firing, mild recoil, same trigger pull all the time, 13+1 rounds...

I could go on.

They do not take the toys though, so next best would be the USP45 Tactical.

El Tejon
January 3, 2003, 06:19 PM
How about any pistol wielded by an individual with at least 3,000 hours?:cool:

January 3, 2003, 06:22 PM
Glock 35 with Trijicons night sights.

January 3, 2003, 06:57 PM
I'm building it right now!! Glock 29 in 10mm or 10mm kurz. JUst need to get the proper accessories and the "minus trigger" with reduced power trigger spring. :cool:

Med 10
January 3, 2003, 07:02 PM
Full size Glock 10mm with night sights and maybe a frame rail light or something.

Porter Rockwell
January 3, 2003, 07:20 PM
Can we assume that the word tactial implies something other than defensive?
If so then I'll holster up the LAR in 45WM with a half dozen mags of 250 Hornady XTPs loaded to a comfortable 1300fps.
More is most times better!

January 3, 2003, 07:24 PM
Whats the ultimate???

Whatever is in my pocket or on my belt :)

January 3, 2003, 08:02 PM
I think my most Tacticle gun would be my Beretta 96 Border Marshal with Trijicon NS.

January 3, 2003, 08:39 PM
My ultimate tactical handgun, the one that makes me feel safe when its with me, no question , Kimber Pro Carry HD, A/O Big Dot night sights, Grip tape on the front strap and after over 5000 rounds down range it runs smoooth and the trigger is perfect.

Throw in some Wilson 8 round mags. a Surefire E2 and thats it.

Thats the one on my belt 90% of the time.


January 3, 2003, 09:13 PM
Second gen Glock 17 w/ Trijicon night sights, 3.5# trigger, & extended mag catch/slide stop. Better a third gen Glock 17 w/ Mep night sights, 3.5# trigger job, & extended mag catch/slide stop. I like the third gen because of the finger groves. I can due w/o the light rail. Since I like the flashlight in my hand.

January 3, 2003, 09:28 PM
I just bought, but have not recieved as of yet..........:mad:

Dan Wesson "Razorback" 1911 model in 10mm. This would seem the best of both worlds.

Stephen Camp has done a review of thier 1911 model in 45acp. It would seem they have started out on the right foot according to Mr. Camp.


January 3, 2003, 09:48 PM
Can we assume that the word tactial implies something other than defensive?

Sure. Can we then assume that handgun means handgun...?


Hk Paul
January 4, 2003, 02:18 PM
My socom is the most tactical pistol i got. Just look at that threaded bbl! :p

January 4, 2003, 02:35 PM
G-17 with 2 spare g-18 mags after the first 17+2 have been expended.

If it's tactical, I don't want to be worrying about mag changes.

If by tactical you meant what would I go through a door with? Well--either the sistema Colt or glock 30, both need night sights if they are to be tactical. During traning dim light inside homes at noon with the sun beaming it is still necessary to have them to acquire targets quickly.


January 4, 2003, 04:42 PM
Tactical Handgun??

Oh that means ANY handgun I am holding!! :D


January 4, 2003, 05:09 PM
I am having one built now.
Model 65 Smith, .357.

4 inch barrel replaced with a factory 3 inch. Trigger stop, bobbed hammer, converted to DAO. Action job, all new springs, and cylinder play, cylinder gap, all made perfect.

WE Birdsong is going to apply his two tone finish, like he provides for Smith&Wesson custom shop on their pro hunter 629. Hogue grips will finish the project. My gunsmith will install Tritium dots in the fixed sights. Sam Andrews will make a custom cross draw holster for me.

I fell in love with the Model 13 some one posted on TFL, that looked a lot like this Model 65 will when it gets back to me.

January 4, 2003, 07:59 PM
IMNSSO my most testacular piece is me 7.5" 357 Redhawk.

Rifle, handgun, 'flash-bang', impact weapon all-in-one.


"all my ammo has really really big balls"

January 4, 2003, 09:03 PM
How's this for tactical:


I like!!! :D

January 4, 2003, 09:10 PM
Is that Mark 23 yours? Can I have it?


Kahr carrier
January 5, 2003, 07:22 AM
Glock 21 the Brick.:neener:

January 5, 2003, 10:22 AM
Kimber Ultra Carry.

Bob Thompson
January 5, 2003, 12:30 PM
HK USP .45 with accessories. I have red dot sight, laser sight, flashlight and when needed can stoke with .45 Supers although usually carry stock as came from factory. Its nice having a platform you can accessorize from when needed.

Zak Smith
January 5, 2003, 01:14 PM
Tactical technologies? How about 100% reliable, ergonomic, and easy to shoot accurately in a variety of environments and situations?

Once you get past a few mechanical particulars such as a robust design and high build quality, it's mostly determined by you and the pistol/human interface.

For me, it turns out to be either a CZ-75/85 or a BHP, after some work.


Ala Dan
January 5, 2003, 02:23 PM
Hello Everyone On The High Road-

My choice of a "Tactical Handgun" is my standard,
1995 West German produced and assembled SIG-Sauer P220A in .45 ACP.

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

January 9, 2003, 06:12 PM
Well, I am very biased towards the HKP7, 1911s and Centennials myself. But I don't know if they are "tactical" fashion.

How about a USP Tactical with either a can or a flash suppressor on it, night sights and a combo light/laser unit on the rail. Sounds like a "tactical" behemoth to me.

January 9, 2003, 07:21 PM
Hmmmmmmm, lemme think, hmmmmmmmmmmm

Ah, I remember, my Delta Gold Cup. :D

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