What Is Your Overall Gun?


December 7, 2007, 06:58 AM
What gun do you like for everything? Daily carry, truck/car, hunting, camping, fishing, home and self defense? Mine would have to be a my Glock 22 or H&k USPC in a .40S&W. I love them both and they have been very reliable and very good guns. The H&K tucks away better. But I am better with the Glock.

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December 7, 2007, 07:43 AM
Beretta 9000 - yes, I am odd.

December 7, 2007, 07:53 AM
M1911A1/45ACP and/or Ruger GP100/.357Magnum

Have several of each and they are hard to beat for "does it all" guns.

So why don't I have just one? Beats me. Lately been carrying a M&P45...

Three guns for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Gun to rule them all, One Gun to find them,
One Gun to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

December 7, 2007, 08:38 AM
SIG 229. The gun itself may not be the absolute best for everything, but I'm so used to it that I almost can't goof with it.

1911 guy
December 7, 2007, 08:41 AM
Because of the CCW application, I'll say 1911. Next choice would be a 12ga. pump gun.

Zach S
December 7, 2007, 09:03 AM
My glock 19 is my beater. I use it for everything but CC, where I use the 1911 instead.

If there was such as thing as a reasonably priced 1911 with the glock finish, it would probably replace my glock. The zero maintenance tennifer finish is the main reason I use it. My 1911s are just as reliable as my glock, I just hate oiling them to keep them from rusting, or foregetting about one in the range bag for three weeks and having to have it blasted...

December 7, 2007, 10:31 AM
Glock 30..

December 7, 2007, 10:57 AM
Do all Handguns: Ruger P90/97/345,
Do all Shotguns: Remington 870's (several)
Do all Rifles: Remington 700's (several)

December 7, 2007, 11:11 AM
sig 220

December 7, 2007, 11:29 AM
Ruger P90 or P97.

December 7, 2007, 11:50 AM
S&W M19 4" or CZ-P01.

December 7, 2007, 12:30 PM
Ruger SP101. Sorry. The wheelgun gets the nod when I want something to do it all.

December 7, 2007, 12:57 PM
If I could keep only one handgun it would be my all steel S&W 4006. I love the way it soaks up .40 recoil in comparision to the newer plastic framed guns.

Bill B.
December 7, 2007, 01:24 PM
Smith & Wesson 627 PC 8 Times 357 Mag., it don't get much better!

December 7, 2007, 01:26 PM
Ruger p89.

December 7, 2007, 01:31 PM
Either one of the Bersa Thunder 380's or the 2nd gen G19 or G26.

December 7, 2007, 01:32 PM
By the way, when I first saw the title of this thread I thought it was going to be one asking which handgun would best fit the bib pocket of your overalls. I guess you gotta live in the South to get that. :)

December 7, 2007, 01:33 PM
Glock 19.Ultra reliable,carries well,shoots just fine,holds plenty of rounds,doesn't look particularly any worse after 16 years of wear and tear.

December 7, 2007, 03:57 PM
By the way, when I first saw the title of this thread I thought it was going to be one asking which handgun would best fit the bib pocket of your overalls. I guess you gotta live in the South to get that.

I thought the same thing! Of course overalls do have big deep front pockets!

December 7, 2007, 03:58 PM
My Smith&Wesson 4040PD.

December 7, 2007, 04:43 PM
Auto: 1911
Revolver: GP100
Long arm: Remington 870

BTW, not an easy question to answer!

Waldo Pepper
December 7, 2007, 04:45 PM
S&W 642-2 always in the pocket. Best little CCW for the $$$ on the market.


S&W CS45 always in the car.


S&W 1066 back up for the other two. Too heavy to carry and too big for glove box. It's a trunk gun when in the car. :what:


December 7, 2007, 04:51 PM
For everything? Do women have only one pair of shoes?

December 7, 2007, 04:51 PM
Government model 1911 of course (SA GI with some new parts)


December 7, 2007, 05:01 PM
Setzer, very nice 1911...

December 7, 2007, 05:01 PM
Glock 17 daily duty. G26 for daily carry.

December 7, 2007, 05:03 PM

December 7, 2007, 05:15 PM
Other than a .22rf, I'd have to go with a .357 revolver in a handy size.


December 7, 2007, 07:26 PM
Beretta 92. Im good with it.

December 7, 2007, 08:01 PM
G23 everyday

December 7, 2007, 09:32 PM
G23 for me

Ala Dan
December 7, 2007, 09:43 PM
Smith & Wesson 4" model 19 .357 magnum for revolvers~! :cool:

Standard, Smith & Wesson stainless steel 5" 1911 (#108282) .45 ACP for auto's~! ;)

December 7, 2007, 10:10 PM
Glock 19 .9mm

December 7, 2007, 10:23 PM
Walther P99.

December 7, 2007, 10:28 PM
My Walther P99.


oklahoma caveman
December 7, 2007, 10:52 PM
By the way, when I first saw the title of this thread I thought it was going to be one asking which handgun would best fit the bib pocket of your overalls. I guess you gotta live in the South to get that. [QUOTE]


December 7, 2007, 11:02 PM
Glock 17.

XD-40 Shooter
December 7, 2007, 11:11 PM
I also have to go with the revolver for this application. I would definitely choose my Taurus Tracker 357 mag. This is one of the most versatile pistol calibers out there, everything from powder puff 38 special to full power magnum loads, 110-200 grains with a myriad of bullet styles, doesn't get any better. Plus its very accurate, reliable, durable, and with the stainless finish, its tough.:D

I've always said, If I could only keep one handgun, it would be my 357, hands down. I'd have no qualms about chucking my semi-auto's.:p

December 7, 2007, 11:22 PM
A Ruger SP101 can do about anything short of serious hunting for me. I carry it when I'm down at my place with 180 grain loads just in case I run across a hog inside 50 yards (he'll be dead, trust me), but for serious handgun hunting, I have a scoped contender.

Autos are too combat oriented, not accurate enough, and/or not powerful enough to be very good in the field outside of some specialists in 10mm and .44 mag (Desert Eagle) that aren't great for concealment. I'll take a .357 mag revolver any day over a brass waster for outdoor uses.

December 7, 2007, 11:24 PM
Overall Gun? I don't wear overalls...........

December 7, 2007, 11:26 PM
Taurus 605

December 7, 2007, 11:31 PM

December 7, 2007, 11:43 PM
What Is Your Overall Gun?

I can carry any of my handguns in my overalls!:what:

December 7, 2007, 11:55 PM
Another vote for the p99. Excellent ergonomics, disappears on carry, high capacity, sweet trigger. Light enough for hiking and carry, rail for a light (HD). For me, if it does it all, it has to compete in pistol sports. Pretty good SSP gun to boot (made master with mine, I blame it on the trigger!)

Only thing it suffers at would be pocket conceal, thou I've never even tried it (my p32 covers that territory).

December 8, 2007, 12:15 AM
sa xd service model .40

December 8, 2007, 12:31 AM
My M638 for Conceal Carry and my M686-2 for everything else.

December 8, 2007, 12:40 AM
It's either my PC 681, OR, my 3" model 60, OR, my Glock 26.

Mike J
December 8, 2007, 10:31 AM
I usually have either my xd-40 service or Ruger P-944 in 40 caliber close at hand trust either one

Pistol Toter
December 8, 2007, 04:00 PM
I have to agree with 19-3 Ben and MCGunner my Ruger SP101 is almost NEVER out of arms reach. There maybe better for given tasks, but it will do anything I require of it. Since my health is not so good anymore, I have given away or sold my rifles and shotguns. Most of my hardware is a collection of S&W's. The little abbreviated tube Ruger is my constant companion unless I need to go into a bad part of town at night and then I take the Glock 21 and two spare magizines. I seldomly make that trip.

December 8, 2007, 04:30 PM
Currently, and for the foreseeable future, a prelock S&W 640 with boot grips loaded with Gold Dot short barrel .357 Magnum.

Now if I could have only one handgun, it would be a G20SF, with KKM .40 cal barrel, and AA .22 conversion kit--probably my next handgun purchase.

December 8, 2007, 05:09 PM
Toss up.




December 8, 2007, 06:55 PM
My favorite (do-all) pistol used to be my Colt Combat Commander in .45 acp. Then, like an idiot, I sold it to a friend.

I kick myself every time I think about selling that wonderful pistol.

I sure hope he's happy with it. . . 'cause I'm not happy. . . without it!

December 8, 2007, 09:19 PM
My S&W M&P340 w/CT grips would fit nicely in the pocket of my overalls and takes care of most any needs.

December 8, 2007, 09:41 PM
my taurus 615 7 x .357 = pretty well balanced power vs amount of ammo. Add to that that you won't have problems with it not eating any ammo i have and if (never happened yet) one trigger pull goes no-joy, i can pull the trigger again and roll another bullet in the pipe.

December 9, 2007, 12:39 AM
Glock 23. It fits my hand good, it's accurate, i shoot it better than any other bottom feeders i've ever owned or shot. It's never failed through at least 20,000 rounds (except for some cheap gun show reloads that wouldn't work in my 27 or my XD).

For me, it just seems to fill my needs better than any of my other handguns. It's a good defense caliber and not to big for concealed carry. It's not so fancy that i have to worry if it gets a little scratch or dunked in a stream while fishing. It's been on my nightstand for almost 14 years. It's been to Kentucky and back with me. It's been to Mississippi and back with me. I've carried it while hunting, fishing, camping and just plain old woods bumming. If for some reason i could only have one simi auto, it would be my 23.

December 9, 2007, 12:53 AM
I have a few I can call my 'overall' gun...my Glock 19 & my USP 9 & 45

December 9, 2007, 01:12 AM
I would have to go with a Sig 228 as of right now. However when my P2000 comes back it will probably be that.

December 9, 2007, 01:34 AM
Sig P229.

I'm a leftie with smallish hands. The 229 fits me like a natural extension, and I can manipulate the controls easily. It provides (IMHO) a great balance of size, accuracy, and firepower.

I paid just under $400 for mine, used from CDNN, a couple years ago.

Go out and fondle as many pistols as possible, and find what fits you best.

December 9, 2007, 10:42 AM
Glock 29

December 9, 2007, 10:43 AM
Browning BPS. not a carry gun, but it takes care of deer hunting, bird and waterfowl hunting, HD, etc. With a bird barrel and a slug barrel it's very versatile.

December 9, 2007, 11:11 AM
CZ-75D PCR. Great for carry, range, hunting, fishing whatever. Its usually with me.

December 9, 2007, 11:16 AM
Glock 26, thought I like shooting my 17 more.

December 9, 2007, 11:24 AM
My FEG PA-63 is my all the time carry weapon.

December 9, 2007, 09:29 PM
Nearly every single day, a Beretta 21A .22 gets tucked into my front right jeans pocket.

I really want to love carrying either a 1911 Mil-Spec, or a K frame S&W, but when I'm out, moving around the acreage, in and out of tractors, pickups, etc, I find myself getting hung up on a holster, or get tired of one sticking me in the side while driving or doing field work. A good rifle is even more hassle, but would be a better bet, when needed.

I don't always favor the .22 over a .45 or .357, but a little gun beats no gun. The little Bobcat just rides there, in my front jeans pocket. Every day. All the time.

December 9, 2007, 10:13 PM
Just one? I'd have to say the 442; right on it's heals is the G32, a good balance of power, weight and capacity.

December 9, 2007, 11:46 PM
SIG P229ST in .40 does most of the stuff for me, and not to expensive at the range with the 9mm conversion barrel.

I'd like a G20 or G29 for hunting backup, but my rifle has sufficed. As for bear protection, though (not talking about 2k lb grizzlies here) I do keep a 460 in the tent next to hearing protection!

December 10, 2007, 02:38 PM
Glock 32.

December 10, 2007, 03:39 PM
Pablo45---I also rotate from a G22 and a H&K USPc .40...... H&K more concealable but I'm a better shot w/ G22.
WOW, Thats scary!!!:what:

December 10, 2007, 07:18 PM
I do alot of transitioning between the two. The Glock is my cool hunting gun and the H&K is pretty much my daily carry.




December 10, 2007, 09:37 PM
HK USP 45. it's a big black gun, no bull**** reliability.

December 10, 2007, 11:36 PM
Glock 30. Reliable .45 that shoots great.

December 10, 2007, 11:42 PM
S&W Model 610 classic.. I can shoot light 40's all day and load up hot 10 mm if I need it to hunt with.. I can load up to light 41 magnum performance..

Roswell 1847
December 10, 2007, 11:48 PM
By the way, when I first saw the title of this thread I thought it was going to be one asking which handgun would best fit the bib pocket of your overalls. I guess you gotta live in the South to get that.

Thats exactly what I thought when I saw it. My Uncle carried a Walther PPK in the tobbaco pouch pocket of his bib overalls, I used to keep a .32 safety hammerless in the zipper pocket of my own bib overalls.

December 11, 2007, 12:01 AM
I don't really have a single "do it all" gun, but if I had to choose, it would be my S&W 66-1 in .357. I can't imagine many situations that I would be in where it wouldn't be welcome.

December 11, 2007, 12:33 AM
Nearly every single day, a Beretta 21A .22 gets tucked into my front right jeans pocket.
Same here. Only it's the left pocket. Most oft-carried gun I have. Good deep-concealment piece, easy to haul around. I love it.

Second choice is the do-everything gun: S&W .357 Magnum Model 65-2. Fixed sights... because I hate adjusting sights. Only flaw to this gun is that it doesn't have a lanyard ring. I like lanyard rings.

December 11, 2007, 12:51 AM
tracker M44c snubbie :evil:

December 11, 2007, 11:37 AM
When it comes down to a gun that can handle every threat, I think it depends on where you live. I know that this is an autoloader forum, but the fact is that revolvers are generally a lot more flexible than semis.

If you live south of Canada, and you are not in Grizzly country, I think that either a .357 magnum Ruger GP100 or SP101 would be a great choice. You can shoot different .38 special loads for home defense. If you want serious firepower, you can go all the way up to 180 grain, hard-cast .357 magnum ammo. Buffalo Bore has a round that will go 1500 ft/s out of a 6 inch barrel. That is probably not enough power to handle a grizzly, but it should handle just about anything else if you do your part.

If you live in Grizzly/Brown Bear territory, I'd choose a .44 magnum Ruger RedHawk. .44 special rounds are pretty easy for anyone to shoot. Some high pressure .44 special rounds are similiar in performance to .45acp. Buffalo Bore's Ruger only 340 grain.44 magnum loads are capable of killing anything in North America, with proper shot placement. A DA Ruger .44 magnum is really the ultimate wilderness carry/home defenese gun. It is just not a very good carry option.

December 11, 2007, 11:52 AM
4-5/8" Ruger Blackhawk in .41 Magnum is my choice for overall gun, especially when you include hiking/camping/fishing/hunting. Absolutely reliable, handy, accurate, and packs enough wallop for anything in the lower 48.

My everyday carry though, is a Daewoo DH40.

December 13, 2007, 12:31 AM
Presently it's my Kel-Tec P-11 but as soon as I take delivery of my new KD Holster it will be my Springfield XD9 Sub-compact.

December 13, 2007, 04:27 AM
My Baby Eagle in .45. Comfortable to shoot, accurate, and would make a great club if needs be..

December 14, 2007, 05:39 AM
g 22 with lasermax laser.

December 14, 2007, 06:03 AM
1968 to 1971--6" S&W Mod 28 .357
1971 to 2002--3' Ruger security 6 .357
2002 to 2007--S&W 317 3" .22lr
early 2007 to present 4" S&W Mod 57 .41 mag. Mountain Gun
These are all for woods cary. During hunting season .44 and other .357 have been carried.

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