Which sidearm pairs best with the AR15 Carbine?


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Mags
January 5, 2010, 05:20 PM
I am going to DuraCoat my AR and have enough DuraCoat left to do a pistol or two. Which pistol do you guys think pairs up the best with the rifle; Glock 19, Kimber 1911, or Beretta M9? These are the only 3 pistols I would consider DuraCoating and would most likely only DuraCoat the frame only. I am doing this only for the cool factor,(I know it's dumb) the DuraCoat I will be using will be Air Force ABU. (I am in the Air Force) Thanks for your opinions.

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CoRoMo
January 5, 2010, 05:23 PM
I voted Glock.

19-3Ben
January 5, 2010, 05:36 PM
Glock. The Beretta isn't tacticool enough to run with an AR and the 1911 is too old-school.

EdLaver
January 5, 2010, 05:53 PM
I say an XD Tactical or a HK USP in any caliber.

cz85cmbt
January 5, 2010, 05:54 PM
Like where your head is at but not sure if that camo pattern will translate well to a firearm, especially a pistol frame (being that it is small). I prefer solid colors for small things or something like AM Stripe. I voted M9 to stick with the airforce theme, if solid color I'd go 1911.

David E
January 5, 2010, 06:01 PM
The AR is a very modular design, easy to work on and replace parts.

So is the Glock.

Add that to your poll and I bet you'll see it run away with the results.

Enachos
January 5, 2010, 06:06 PM
Glock!

mljdeckard
January 5, 2010, 06:08 PM
This is how I see it too.

www.amazon.com/Book-Two-Guns-Martial-Carbine/dp/1419601806/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262732841&sr=1-1

Deanimator
January 5, 2010, 06:16 PM
Whatever works for you.

I've got an Eagle AR lower and a 16" Sherluk and 20" FN upper.

I've got a Glock 19 and several M1911s.

You couldn't GIVE me a Beretta.

Three Man
January 5, 2010, 07:26 PM
My favorite is Les Baer in 45.

I guess anything in 45acp or 10mm just to be sure. ;)

REAPER4206969
January 5, 2010, 07:32 PM
The Beretta isn't tacticool enough to run with an AR and the 1911 is too old-school.
http://www.ar15.com/images/smilies/smiley_freak.gif

SOCO
January 5, 2010, 07:41 PM
Beretta, since that's what most AF guys are issued these days, in addition to M4s.

EddieNFL
January 5, 2010, 07:45 PM
1911, but not a Kimber.

sprice
January 5, 2010, 07:45 PM
I voted beretta- only because those are the two military sidearms (m4/m16 type and m9 type that is) and I think they would be quite a nice set

Homerboy
January 5, 2010, 07:55 PM
I've got a Glock 19 and several M1911s.

You couldn't GIVE me a Beretta.


I have three Beretta 92's. I have sold 2 Glocks. They are my LEAST favorite weapon platform. They feel like water pistols, and since I don't intend to throw my $500 Beretta out of a plane, bury it in ice, or run over with a truck, the Beretta is the one for me. Not ONE person I have ever let handle my guns has picked up a Glock and said "Ohh! This feels nice".

Beretta M9's have been the standard US sidearm for 25 years. They're one hell of a gun.

REAPER4206969
January 5, 2010, 07:58 PM
You couldn't GIVE me a Beretta.
List your reasons.

EddieNFL
January 5, 2010, 08:31 PM
It's 9MM, DA first shot, Italian decent and it's not a 1911. Other than that...I still wouldn't want one.
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Actually, I bought one about 20 years ago. Kept it for about ten years and never fired a round through it. Just not for me.

Enachos
January 5, 2010, 08:31 PM
My next purchase is actually a Beretta in stainless steel... it's beautiful

devildog32713
January 5, 2010, 08:40 PM
Beretta M9's have been the standard US sidearm for 25 years. They're one hell of a gun.

Glocks are very durable, yes a little lighter, but they have their places, I like the Beretta for the durability, but I dont like the 9mm, especially for Military use, I would use a .45 caliber handgun for Military use, so I voted Kimber, just because of the caliber.

mnhntr
January 5, 2010, 08:42 PM
1911 not a kimber

12131
January 5, 2010, 09:00 PM
Which sidearm pairs best with the AR15 Carbine?
How about the AR pistol?:evil:

David E
January 5, 2010, 09:15 PM
the Beretta for the durability

You DO ???

You must sell replacement Beretta parts !! :D

19-3Ben
January 5, 2010, 09:19 PM
Reaper--- I was being facetious and making fun of the gun-shop-commando crowd.

Mags
January 5, 2010, 09:22 PM
I say an XD Tactical or a HK USP in any caliber. I do have an XD45 but I don't plan on DuraCoating it, as for HK if you gave me one today I will sell/trade it tomorrow.

.45&TKD
January 5, 2010, 09:24 PM
I think the 1911 45 acp is the perfect complement to the AR 15.

With the AR 15 you have a light and fast cartridge and with the 1911 45 acp you have a slow and fat cartridge.

Plus plenty of history with the M16 pattern and the 1911 in Vietnam.

Mags
January 5, 2010, 09:39 PM
The Glock 19 is issued to U.S. Air Force fighter pilots that is why I thought it would pair nicely with the M4.

REAPER4206969
January 5, 2010, 09:50 PM
USAF pilots really get Glocks? COOL.
Look at the model 19.
http://www.glock.com/english/index_pistols.htm

Babalouie
January 5, 2010, 09:59 PM
Lousy choices. If a 1911 it wouldn't be a Kimber and it most certainly would not be a Glock. It would have to be American design at the very least.

REAPER4206969
January 5, 2010, 10:03 PM
It would have to be American design at the very least
If you exclude the 1911 you don't really have many choices then.

dom1104
January 5, 2010, 10:37 PM
OA-93.

But no seriously I voted who cares.

Beretta is a horrible pistol tho. its huge and heavy.

TeamPrecisionIT
January 5, 2010, 10:53 PM
I voted for the Kimber 1911, but I personally am not a big fan of their 1911's. Not that they are bad in any way, I just prefer other brands over it personally. Two American icons of the firearms world that pair well together.

BTW, Another poster mentioned the book of two guns, and that is a good read if anyone else is interested.

REAPER4206969
January 5, 2010, 11:00 PM
Beretta is a horrible pistol tho. its huge and heavy.
The 92 is a fullsize service pistol. It's not fair to compare it to something like a compact G19.

G.A.Pster
January 5, 2010, 11:47 PM
FN Five-Seven itís the same caliber. :D

Itís like if you have a 7.62 rifle you need a thirty-caliber pistol.

Autolycus
January 6, 2010, 01:20 AM
How about the gun you like the most? I voted who cares.

If it was me I would opt for a Glock 17 or a Sig 226R with nightsights and a light attached. But you should choose what you feel comfortable with.

ArfinGreebly
January 6, 2010, 01:20 AM
Oh, look!

The thread is back on topic!

I'm so happy!

And we all want to stay happy, don't we?

GoodKat
January 6, 2010, 03:32 AM
The US military votes M9.

Pilot
January 6, 2010, 06:21 AM
Any CZ-75 variant but especially the 75B.

johnnylaw53
January 6, 2010, 06:36 AM
I voted beretta since that what I own and enjoy. when I was on my senior trip to south east Asia paid for by the goverment most of us didn't carry pistols. Is that still true or is the military issuesing pistols to all of our troops that go into a war zone now days.

be safe

Homerboy
January 6, 2010, 06:38 AM
Since we're in fantasyland, why not just get a phaser? While we're at it, we should just beam guys into battle so we wouldn't need helicopters anymore.

Beretta M9 is the service pistol of the US, and has been for 25 years. It has performed well for 25 years. it IS the sidearm paired with the AR15.

possum
January 6, 2010, 07:08 AM
since you are in the AF and you are doing it in AF camo it would make most logical sense to do the berretta, however i don't like the beretta, the 1911, would look disgraced in that pattern IMHO. i would do the glock or the berretta.

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