I read once that Austrian citizens could own a maximum of two handguns. I've often thought what mine would be. For now:
S&W J-frame .38.
What's your choice?
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March 2, 2008, 03:43 PM
SP-101 to carry
Anaconda for hunting
And I'd miss the rest of em!
March 2, 2008, 03:49 PM
I would have to give up carrying my Kahr CW9 though.
March 2, 2008, 03:53 PM
Glock 26 and the Browning Buckmark.
That would suck.
March 2, 2008, 03:58 PM
Well, in that case my non-shooter wife would own 2 guns as well ;)
March 2, 2008, 04:03 PM
My SIG P250 and SIG Pro.
March 2, 2008, 04:04 PM
Colt Combat Commander .45ACP
S&W Model 686
March 2, 2008, 04:06 PM
S&W Model 625
Colt Model M1991A1
March 2, 2008, 04:10 PM
SAG, from your myspace pic it looks like you shoot at bullseye too. I want to get a Sig P250, but haven't read or heard any reviews. Maybe you can give your thoughts?
March 2, 2008, 04:11 PM
First, a BHP or a CZ.
Second, a 4'' 686.
March 2, 2008, 04:23 PM
A long barrel .22, maybe light too. S&W 317 ? or a Buckmark?
And any 4" .357 Mag (two guns in one)
March 2, 2008, 04:33 PM
SA-XD 9 subcompact
March 2, 2008, 04:33 PM
22 lr and 44mag
March 2, 2008, 04:37 PM
Glock 17 and my Kimber CDP Ultra Carry II
March 2, 2008, 04:38 PM
That's like asking which of your kids you love most.
It would have to be the DW Pointman and CZ Compact.
March 2, 2008, 04:46 PM
Springfield XD-9 4"
March 2, 2008, 04:49 PM
Glock 17- Colt Anaconda 44 mag
March 3, 2008, 06:14 PM
1). Para P14-45
2). Beretta Mini Cougar 9mm
March 4, 2008, 02:32 AM
2. Ruger SRH 44 Mag
The Lone Haranguer
March 4, 2008, 02:43 AM
Since my needs are more geared toward defense against human attack, I would opt for a full-sized military/police service pistol and a small backup/hideout.
March 4, 2008, 04:15 AM
A 12 or 20 gauge Saiga and a 5.45mm AK. :D
And a CZ or a BHP, maybe something smaller for CCW.
March 4, 2008, 04:18 AM
SIG P220 and a Ruger MKII. One for defense, one for fun.
HOME DEPOT GEORGE
March 4, 2008, 04:20 AM
gp 100 for carry and super blackhawk hunter for food
March 4, 2008, 04:21 AM
My Smith and Wesson 681PC and my SIG P220 Stainless. A .22 conversion will soon be available for the P220, so I would have that as well.
My reasoning is the 681PC is just about the most versatile firearm I own. 7 shots, moon clips, 3inch, fixed sights, easy to carry yet big enough to shoot for pleasure etc. All that and chambered in probably the most versatile center fire pistol caliber ever, .357 Magnum.
The P220 is a full sized all stainless uber reliable .45 service pistol that I can soon easily convert to a nice .22.
March 4, 2008, 04:43 AM
My custom S&W 65 and Colt Woodsman
March 4, 2008, 05:07 AM
cz 75 and ruger sp101
March 4, 2008, 05:08 AM
Browning HP 40. & Ruger PK95DC
March 4, 2008, 05:27 AM
.357 mag and .22lr, both in revolver configurations
Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special 1911
Smith & Wesson 6" six-shot 686-5
March 4, 2008, 07:21 AM
1927 Sistema 11.25mm
T/C Encore (registered from T/C as a handgun) and every barrel in every length from .223 to .375 JDJ I could lay my hands on.
March 4, 2008, 07:23 AM
One 4" S&W .357 Mag revolver. M-19, M-66, M-27, M-28, M-586/686, any would do.
One 3" alloy-framed 1911. My current Kimber Ultra Carry would be more than satisfactory. :) Although I will likely add night sights and/or Crimson Trace laser...
Note--If CCW were no longer legal, I might trade the 1911 for a Ruger MkII .22 LR for the sake of frequent cheap shooting, but it would nearly kill me to do so...maybe a .22 conversion for the 1911 would be wiser. :)
March 4, 2008, 07:30 AM
Dang that's tough.
1: Colt 1911 .45 ACP ...and then it gets real tough.
2: Redhawk .44..Model 10 HB .38..Model 19 .357..1911 .38 Super..You mean I can't have one of these?...:uhoh:
March 4, 2008, 07:43 AM
GP-100 and XD-40
March 4, 2008, 07:52 AM
GLOCK"s 23 and 27.
March 4, 2008, 07:59 AM
Couple things of interest here.
1)Lots of revolvers in the mix. Must be something to those ole' obsolescent pieces afterall. Out of 38 posts 21 of them have at least 1 revolver in them.
2)Ala Dan said...Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special 1911
Smith & Wesson 6" six-shot 686-5
SAY IT AIN'T SO!!!!! YOU HAVE FORSAKEN THE ALMIGHTY SIG P220, THE ONE TRUE SWORD, THE SPEAR OF DESTINY, THE YING TO THE YANG, THE ZIG TO THE ZAG, THE EBONY TO THE IVORY........You get the point. At any rate I for one am truly speechless and frankly a little disappointed. :scrutiny: :neener:
March 4, 2008, 08:01 AM
For me, I think it would be two 1911's or two SAA's, or maybe one of each.
March 4, 2008, 08:09 AM
.....THE LIGHT TO THE DARK, THE GOOD TO THE EVIL............Sorry I really am flabbergasted here. :D
March 4, 2008, 08:49 AM
A S&W Model 19, 4 inch, 357 mag
March 4, 2008, 08:56 AM
Ruger SP-101 in 357 mag
Just about every major police agency in America uses the 40 S&W, so ammo availability should never be an issue.:D
March 4, 2008, 09:05 AM
Two S&W revolvers:
1. 686P 4" 357mag
2. 617 6" 22lr 10 shot
March 4, 2008, 09:05 AM
I only own two: Ruger stainless DAO .357s; a 2 1/4" SP101 and a 3" GP100.
German hunters are allowed 2 pistols on their Jagdschein.
I have a Rossi 720 .44 special and a .22 Hammerli excess plinker.
March 5, 2008, 11:58 AM
S&W 686 4 inch, S&W 49
March 5, 2008, 12:04 PM
Sig P226 9mm
March 5, 2008, 12:55 PM
I'd have to keep one 1911 and one revolver. I'd probably keep my Ed Brown and a S&W 686 (for veratility). I don't think I'm cheating on the question to say I'd also keep the .22 conversion kit for the 1911 (Wilson Combat). With the price of ammo that would be a big consideration
March 5, 2008, 01:03 PM
Glock 35-for open carry/competition and Glock 23-for conceal carry
March 5, 2008, 01:08 PM
A high point and a Jimenez Arms.
My S&W M&P 9mm and a Para Ord P14-45
March 5, 2008, 01:12 PM
Mdl 19/66 and Ruger MkII .22.
March 5, 2008, 03:12 PM
I'd want to know if this law defines:
A) .22 LR Conversion kit 'counts' as another handgun?
3) or if a drop In barrel in a different caliber, also would
count as another handgun.
THere was a post by a fellow in Sweden who said citizens
are llimited to 6 hendguns, and each one must be justified for
an activitiy, target or competition of some kind as handgun hunting
But given you're in EUrope seems a 9MM, like a CZ 75B in
9MM would be a good choice because of ammo availability, and
if the Kadet .22 LR conversion kit doesn't count, the second choice
would be a long barreled .44 mag.IF handgun hunting was
allowed, If not I'd get a 1911 in .45 ACP with a spare
barrel in .400 CorBon to maximize my shooting experience as
I prefer Semi-Autos.
March 5, 2008, 03:47 PM
Just FYI - About Sweden, A T/C Contender, EACH barrel counts as
ALso, I found out with the CZ 75B the 4.7 Barrel/slide can be swapped
with the Compact 3.9" Bbl./Slide That's kinda apealing since I have found
with the OWB holster I have for my full size 1911 - a Milt SParks Axiom it's
not the grip/frame/rear part of the slide that is hard to conceal it's the
bottom part of the holster and the length of the full-size 5" Bbl/slide that
requires a lengthy coat or vest to conceal. I've since found out that the
Milt SParks 55BN is a bit higher rriding and available in a crossdraw. hmmm.
March 5, 2008, 06:00 PM
In some of these countries, I'd rather set the limits on politicians, not guns. Anyway, since the Austrians also most likely limit the magazine size, I'd go with:
1) S&W 686-1 4-inch
2) Ruger Mark II Standard .22LR
March 6, 2008, 03:10 AM
I am actually down to 3 right now. After buying and selling dozens of pistols I have settled on the 1911 platform. I would keep my Colt/Marvel Unit 1 22lr because it is super accurate and I could hunt and shoot targets using a wide variety of ammunition. If I lived in a rural area I would choose my custom Delta Elite 10mm as my second pistol. If I lived in the city then I would choose my Kimber Pro Carry in 9mm. Regardless, IMHO one of your choices should be a 22lr.
A .22 conversion will soon be available for the P220, so I would have that as well.
I really sorta wish you hadn't posted that. I was unaware of that conversion kit. My P220 has languished in the back of the pile for a while now. I may have to see what I think of it as a .22.
March 6, 2008, 11:32 PM
1. 4" Ss Gp100
2. 2.25" Sp101
March 6, 2008, 11:35 PM
Easy. My S&W 586 .357 4" and Kahr PM40.
March 6, 2008, 11:54 PM
Two Ruger P97DCs love'em. Blitz
March 7, 2008, 02:27 PM
Probably two of the three guns in my meager collection.
SA XD subcompact 9mm for CCW
Ruger GP100 4"
would be tough to give up the cheap plinking of the Single Six .22 though.
March 7, 2008, 07:32 PM
1911 (with .22 kit, 9mm slide, 10mm slide, .45acp slide, and springs for .45super)
SECOND GEN glock 20 (and 2nd gen only)
March 7, 2008, 08:30 PM
A HK P30 9mil, and a Smith and Wesson airweight backup revolver.
March 7, 2008, 09:07 PM
A T/C Encore with 20 barrels, and a minty S&W Registered Magnum.
March 7, 2008, 09:24 PM
A Beretta 92FS and a Sig 229
WOW ... that makes 1 post for every year I've been here. :D
March 7, 2008, 10:19 PM
BHP and a Glock 19
March 7, 2008, 10:29 PM
one full sized 1911
one revolver with a 6" bbl. in .357 or 44 mag.
One for two legged predators, one to put food on the table.
March 7, 2008, 11:44 PM
.357 or .45 revolver
March 7, 2008, 11:56 PM
xd .45 compact
March 8, 2008, 04:39 AM
Thats a real hard one...
Springfield Armory Loaded Target 1911 stainless
and maybe my....
S&W 500 Magnum 8 3/8 with interchangeable comp
March 8, 2008, 05:03 AM
A 3" M686 and a Ruger Mark II.
March 8, 2008, 06:07 AM
Sig P229 in .40
S&W in .44
March 10, 2008, 09:01 PM
A Ruger 44mag stainless revolver and a 1911 Govt. model 45ACP:)
March 10, 2008, 09:08 PM
Walther P88 Compact
Walther P99 AS 9mm
March 10, 2008, 09:42 PM
.22 and a s&w j-frame .38
March 10, 2008, 10:15 PM
Glock 21 .45ACP, Sig P232
March 10, 2008, 11:22 PM
Stainless Gold Cup Trophy
S & W Mod 41 7"
March 10, 2008, 11:23 PM
Without a doubt my 4" parkerized Colt Woodsman with checkered walnut grips. I could never, ever abandon my oldest and closest companion.
The other would be just a gun....either a 1911 or a J frame-alloy Smith.
March 10, 2008, 11:27 PM
1911 and a snubby
March 10, 2008, 11:38 PM
Au, eh. I guess, I would have a boomerang and a bullwhip.
I considered moving there once, but unless your natural born or hired as an officer of the law there, legally having a firearm in your hands is a really big no - no.
If the question is what two would I ever consent to being limited to here, the answer is a mystery, even to myself.