What's YOUR most prized handgun?


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ORHunter79
February 26, 2012, 10:31 AM
Ok, so I was thinking, I have a lot of handguns, but I have one that I prize above all. It's not the most expensive, but to me it's worth more than the rest. For me it's my "new" Ruger Security Six. I have others that are worth more monetary wise, but who cares.

So, what's your most prized handgun? Let's say your house is on fire and you only have time to grab one, which one would it be. Oh, and don't forget, pic's are nice to look at. ;)

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jim243
February 26, 2012, 11:04 AM
So, what's your most prized handgun?

Sorry, but one won't do, it would have to be at least 3 if not 4 of them. This one, took me the longest to save for.

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/bigjim_02/IMG_1224.jpg

But these would go with as well.

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/bigjim_02/IMG_0823.jpg

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/bigjim_02/SAM_0501.jpg

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/bigjim_02/IMG_1227.jpg

ORHunter79
February 26, 2012, 11:17 AM
Ha, yep it's hard to pick. I really had to think about my choice. That Kimber is nice.

Steel Horse Rider
February 26, 2012, 11:20 AM
I think it would be my Sig 232 stainless

DesertFox
February 26, 2012, 11:40 AM
Like so many other things in life:

"One's too many and a hundred ain't enough..."

KenW.
February 26, 2012, 12:15 PM
1942 Nazi Hi-Power Grandpa brought back in his waistband...

Wil Terry
February 26, 2012, 12:31 PM
PRIZED HUH.......??
A Colt SAA NF 5 1/2" 38SPL, the secondest rarest of ALL colt pistols, and I shoot the crap out of it every chance I get.
And so it goes...

BP44
February 26, 2012, 12:40 PM
I think I would have to say mt 2 1/2" mod 19. I don't know why but it just feels the best.

floydster
February 26, 2012, 01:18 PM
My CZ 75 B stainless.

huntsman
February 26, 2012, 01:43 PM
What's YOUR most prized handgun?

the one I haven't bought yet ;)

Let's say your house is on fire and you only have time to grab one, which one would it be.

BDA

P5 Guy
February 26, 2012, 01:54 PM
I don't have any photos of the handgun, it isn't that impressive looking anyway. What makes it so special to me is my Dad brought it home from his forced North African and Italian Alps Vacation.
P38 taken in Italy in late 1944. It's a little worn and has some pitting from the holster.

Bush Pilot
February 26, 2012, 01:55 PM
My Kimber 10mm, shoots like a million dollars.

PX15
February 26, 2012, 01:58 PM
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/Laserlips/100_0145_01.jpg

I hope when my name floats to the top of the Boberg XR9-S I'll have TWO most prized... :D:D

Jesse

Casefull
February 26, 2012, 02:35 PM
Kimber 45s and kimber 10mm. Look at it, shoot, hit. Guns that make me look like a better marksman than I am.

Trunk Monkey
February 26, 2012, 02:46 PM
My house is on fire and I only have time to grab one gun? Which ever one is on my nightstand.

content
February 26, 2012, 04:20 PM
Hello friends and neighbors // S&W, .38, Military & Police, 1905 4th change.
159954
This one was manufactured in 1929 and has the somewhat rare 2" barrel.

One is for sale now on GunBroker made in 1940 w/ 2" barrel , price is up above $1300.00, with 29 bids.

PR-NJ
February 26, 2012, 04:21 PM
Pre-ban, made in Germany, has fired fewer than 500 rounds.

Steve CT
February 26, 2012, 05:54 PM
My very first gun, I bought a new Dan Wesson 15-2 in 1977. It is now in my son's hands (so I did part with it), and destined to pass along to his son/daughter when the time is right.

WC145
February 26, 2012, 06:06 PM
I have several custom and unique pistols and revolvers but this one is at the top of my favorites list. It's an Austin Behlert custom S&W 25-2 in Armoloy hard chrome. Just an incredible gun, a piece of art made for fighting.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IUZ9nCPmqEQ/T0oliH_MgyI/AAAAAAAAD8Y/kU9sRtCA1-U/s640/SDC11834.JPG

oneounceload
February 26, 2012, 06:25 PM
Prized? That would be my dad's NYPD pre model 10 and the first generation, first year production Colt DS he carried off duty. Excepting those, I would grab the P7 before the others

waltham41
February 26, 2012, 06:26 PM
P08 Luger made in WWII by mauserwerke No import stamp

SigP229R
February 26, 2012, 06:41 PM
It would be mu P229R

guy sajer
February 26, 2012, 06:43 PM
1936 Colt Shooting Master .357 mag has been my favorite for 25 yrs .

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/mitch61/ColtSM1.jpg

HDCamel
February 26, 2012, 06:51 PM
I guess my DW, since it'd be the hardest to replace if I ever lost it... but nothing I own is terribly valuable, nor do I have any real sentimental attachment to anything.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn172/HDcamel/SDC10215.jpg

buddyemily
February 26, 2012, 07:05 PM
My grandfather's Ruger Mark II.

ridgerunner1965
February 26, 2012, 07:07 PM
i guess my most prized handgun would be my stevens 22 tip up pistol. my gpa used to tell me storys about how many skunks he had to trap to buy it. i once saw him rest it on a post and shoot a groundhog at about 50 yrds with it drt. i used it for many years on the trapline and have never had a ftf with it. i dont shoot it much anymore but every time i look at it a remember my granpa and his stories he used to tell me.

wlewisiii
February 26, 2012, 07:41 PM
My new to me 1920's Bolo Mauser C96. It's a money pit but it's my adult lego set.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VNNH-YOctAk/TzMH156XPSI/AAAAAAAAEG0/ceWUy961w8I/s640/P2080304.jpg

harmon rabb
February 26, 2012, 07:48 PM
probably my EMP, worked over by dawson precision.

although i have an EG mak that's 100%, which is kind of cool.

Jim PHL
February 26, 2012, 07:56 PM
I don't own anything very rare, collectible or expensive. My favorite of what I actually have (not what I wish I had) would be one of my 3" M65's, a standard and a LS, but I have a PC 3953 LNIB that would probably be more difficult to replace if damaged in your scenario fire, so I'd proabably grab that one.

stevek
February 26, 2012, 08:06 PM
My Ed Brown Kobra Carry without a doubt!

Armybrat
February 26, 2012, 08:35 PM
My Colt Texas Sesquicentennial .45:

http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w349/ScoPro/EasterTable025.jpg

redneckfuller1977
February 26, 2012, 09:24 PM
Springfield Armory XDM 9 mm. OD/Black

bergmen
February 26, 2012, 09:41 PM
http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/47563/2990352660053667879S600x600Q85.jpg

It just happened to be a rare point in time that I had extra dough for something like this and I've wanted one for a couple of decades.

.454 Casull + extra .45 Colt cylinder. Worth every cent.

Dan

ApacheCoTodd
February 26, 2012, 10:22 PM
Without question it's my rack numbered RR/Colt 1911-A1. As much for what it is as what it means to me personally.

Waywatcher
February 26, 2012, 10:53 PM
No picture, but my GP100 Phoenix, which was a gift from the wife.

Mechanically magnificent--great timing, great carry-up, nice barrel cylinder gap, great accuracy, a butter smooth trigger, and a gorgeous high polish blue. The bore is smooth and shoots lead bullets with no leading, too.

Valkman
February 26, 2012, 11:20 PM
None are irreplacable except my 1860's 4-barrel derringer by Sharps. I'd grab one of my 7 1911's, probably the Kimber Compact CDP as it's my carry gun.

gunnysmith
February 27, 2012, 12:51 AM
The first one 1954

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/gunnysmith/Ruger/RugerMkIII.jpg

nwilliams
February 27, 2012, 02:20 AM
My Richard Heinie Colt

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/Richard%20Heinie%20Colt/RHeinie-Colt-3.jpg

Followed closely by my Jim Hoag Hi Power

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/Hoag%20Hi%20Power/BHP-VZ-1.jpg

460Kodiak
February 27, 2012, 08:52 AM
I'd go for my Remington Nylon 66 .22lr rifle and a single shot Sheridan pellet gun that my grandfather gave me first. Then I'd throw the case that held my Ruger SP101 (my first handgun), my S&W 642, and my S&W 460V (5" bbl 460/my pride and joy) out my bedroom window as hard as I could.

If they were in separate cases and only one, then the 460V.

Winkman822
February 27, 2012, 02:01 PM
By far my Wilson Combat CQB Compact...I really need to get some better pics of it to share with y'all.

Ghost Tracker
February 27, 2012, 02:06 PM
My custom Browning High Power in .357 SIG! If I could only keep one, that'd be the one.

IMTHDUKE
February 27, 2012, 02:10 PM
In this order...think I could grab 4.

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww2/imthduke/GUNS/EdBrownKobra.jpg

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww2/imthduke/GUNS/browninghp.jpg

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww2/imthduke/GUNS/P7.jpg

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww2/imthduke/GUNS/62520996525079.jpg

ghitch75
February 27, 2012, 02:16 PM
1918 Remington/UMC...
http://i56.tinypic.com/s1102d.jpg

Wilson CQB....
http://i51.tinypic.com/2d0ayiu.jpg

Ghost Tracker
February 27, 2012, 02:22 PM
Hey Brothers & Sisters, "most prized handgun" is singular. I know, they're like our kids, we love 'em all. But only ONE can be Most Prized! :neener:

minutemen1776
February 27, 2012, 03:43 PM
The Ruger Single-Six that was given to me by my father-in-law, who has since passed. I'm holding onto it for his namesake, my oldest son. Everything else I have is replaceable.

garyr
February 27, 2012, 03:59 PM
My grandfather's Colt Series 70 followed closely by my Sig P226 in .40

Stealth01
February 27, 2012, 04:29 PM
My Wilson's, they sit side by side...

http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m512/kengallagher/guns1.jpg

hso
February 27, 2012, 05:56 PM
General Officer's Colt Pocket Auto.

Lee D
February 27, 2012, 06:31 PM
although its not my priciest, or most collectable, my most prized is the one that goes everywhere with me. shoots like a dream, scary accurate, and has 1000s of rounds thru it with zero issues. its ran like a champ from day one. my Walther PPS....
(ignore the ASP lol)

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/4061/002gir.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/833/002gir.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

Brian Williams
February 27, 2012, 06:46 PM
My S&W 13-4 3" barrel or my S&W 65 round butt with a 4" model 64 pencil barrel.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=40708&d=1149250353
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=40711&d=1149250408

Pyro
February 27, 2012, 07:14 PM
Capped and ready to rock n' roll. Ghetto hammer-block safety.
http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/1308/0227121901.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/703/0227121901.jpg/)

DM~
February 27, 2012, 07:20 PM
Probably my S&W M-19 44 spl.,

http://fototime.com/BE455B3C554B45A/orig.jpg

DM

PO2Hammer
February 27, 2012, 10:19 PM
Crappy pic, great gun. The Freedom Arms model 97 .357 is my most prized, although my CZ 75/Kadet 9mm/.22lr may be my favorite.
http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo205/FF1063/ff%201063/A.jpg

ORHunter79
February 27, 2012, 10:46 PM
Interesting. The "most prized" isn't the go to gun a lot of the time. Funny how we value things.

May not be the most expensive, but I think I speak for us all when I say: it would be the last they pry "from my cold dead hands" when it comes to certain guns we own. God I love this country!!!

TennJed
February 27, 2012, 10:54 PM
H&R 949 .22lr revolver. It was the first gun my father bought with his own $. Gave it to me a couple of years ago

Claude Clay
February 27, 2012, 10:58 PM
most used and would be the most missed...from 1998 my Kimber Stainless Custom Gold Match. my wifes would be from 1907, her Colt 32 Long Colt Target D.A. 6" in 99%

chromerunner
February 27, 2012, 11:06 PM
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i134/icepritchard/100_2433.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i134/icepritchard/coltnoseriel.jpg

I would have to go with these....lots of history behind them.
1917 s&w and a 37c 1911

bbuddtec
February 27, 2012, 11:09 PM
I'm sure w/prized to "go-to" is apples & oranges... as would be mine...prized is a k22 masterpiece, hardly a go-to.


whoa, chrome, "roscoed" AND tractor rubber! :D !!!!

krupparms
February 27, 2012, 11:21 PM
A Colt 1903 M in .32acp. It was my dad's and it became mine when he passed away. It will be with me for safe keeping until it go,s to my son or grandson. It has become part of my family history now.

XTrooper
February 28, 2012, 07:02 AM
Probably this one. It's my Smith & Wesson Performance Center 627 8-shot .357 Magnum. This has been my everyday carry gun for a bit over a year now.

http://xtrooper.net/SW_627_PC_9_wallpaper.jpg

CDR_Glock
February 28, 2012, 07:36 AM
Of my revolvers, it's a Colt Python.

Of my autos, it's my Mars Armament THUG 1911.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NdIC-wYuNE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8IwZ-PfmVk&feature=youtube_gdata_player



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Pyro
February 28, 2012, 07:46 AM
^^^
Silvertips look almost too sexy to be shot.

Brian Williams
February 28, 2012, 08:19 AM
DM~

Probably my S&W M-19 44 spl.,
http://fototime.com/BE455B3C554B45A/orig.jpg


We need more on this, start a new thread and fill us in.

Ghost Tracker
February 28, 2012, 09:00 AM
I'm guessing that 5 shot .44 spl. M19 is a post-factory convert. I tried to buy a Ruger Speed Six done in .41 spl. (.41 mag. shortened to spl. length). It was converted by Theo Paris and I wanted it BADLY. I'll bet Hamilton Bowen could whip one up. Just close your eyes & wish, then open your wallet & wait. Okay DM~, you've got our attention. We're all ears! Brian, can a moderator MAKE someone participate? 'Cause I KNOW (for sure) you can shut 'em up! :evil:

LeonCarr
February 28, 2012, 09:15 AM
A well broken in Gen3 Glock 17 9mm with over 50,000 rounds through it. Lots of really nice guns in this thread, but virtually 100% reliability (I had a magazine base come off during an IDPA Classifier in 2005, thats it) in any situation is the most prized thing for me.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

BullRunBear
February 28, 2012, 09:17 AM
No photos but it's a toss up between the Ruger flattop 357 Blackhawk with a 3 digit serial number (first year of manufacture) and the Ruger stainless 357 Redhawk with 7.5 inch barrel. Both would be very difficult to replace and are superbly accurate. The edge probably goes to the Blackhawk.

Jeff

ApacheCoTodd
February 28, 2012, 11:10 AM
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i134/icepritchard/100_2433.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i134/icepritchard/coltnoseriel.jpg

I would have to go with these....lots of history behind them.
1917 s&w and a 37c 1911
Chromerunner - Is there a handicapped issue behind those trigger guards?

Now that I've seen one - after all these years - I'm surprised that that is the first 1911 which I've seen to have a guard removed like yours... Interesting - tell us the story.

content
February 28, 2012, 06:03 PM
Hello friends and neighbors // I'm interested in the FitzSpecial, 1917 and 1911, outstanding.

iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns
February 28, 2012, 06:38 PM
My most prized handgun was my very first gunshop purchase, had it paid-for before my license arrived in the mail, and I picked it up that very day!

it's a ltd edition S&W 1911, 1 of 231, in polished stainless. The grips seen in the photo are the grips it came with. It's also my EDC, most trusted semi-auto. Almost to a 3000 round count (just a couple boxes less than that so far) with no issues, bore looks great after all that too. It's my 'baby,' I've bought many other handguns that i truly love since then, but it's still my absolute favorite :) Funny thing was I was hoping for a 1911 that looked like that, and I wanted a S&W, but I didn't think there would ever be a S&W with that finish, no forward serrations, and a traditional guide-rod (not full-length), I was so delighted to find it, it was love at first sight :)


(seen on the left here, some of my record collection is reflected on the slide :) )
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/6893971301_833dfc61d3_z.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6893976247_712acc1903_z.jpg


i'd also like to hear more about that 1911 with the chopped trigger-guard! Seen a few photos of really old ones that are in museums, but that's the first I've seen by anyone who is likely to actually put live ammo in it!

Dan Bear
February 28, 2012, 06:53 PM
Chromerunner: I too am interested about the missing trigger gaurds. I'll bet you don't holster that colt cocked and locked :what:

larryh1108
February 28, 2012, 07:14 PM
My custom Browning High Power in .357 SIG! If I could only keep one, that'd be the one.

Where did you get the barrel?

JiminSC
February 28, 2012, 07:34 PM
Favorite... Dan Wesson Guardian in 9mm.

TGReaper
February 28, 2012, 08:03 PM
Many years ago (1967) we were the poster children for "poor" my lovely wife scrimped and saved and bought me a new Colt Python. This is and will always be my most prized handgun.
TGR

http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo110/CeeFour573/IMG_0993.jpg

BlackSky
February 28, 2012, 08:16 PM
Some incredible firearms in this thread. Mine would have to be this 1960 S&W K32 Masterpiece Model 16 no dash.


http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/6730/mod16picone.jpg

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/6538/mod16pictwo.jpg

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/3826/mod16picthree.jpg

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/9323/mod16picfour.jpg

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/8118/mod16picfive.jpg

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/6811/mod16picsix.jpg

iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns
February 28, 2012, 09:38 PM
TGReaper, that is just awesome, looks and sounds like you have two keepers! :)

deadasslast2004
February 28, 2012, 09:46 PM
my 375 Wildey Mag with the 8" barrel in stainless..................Wildey's coming!

LightningMan
February 28, 2012, 11:06 PM
I'm an old west type of person, and my two prizes are a 1st model 1860 Army Richards Conversion. The other would be my 3rd model Merwin, Hurbert & Co. pocket army in .44 WCF. LM

olav_a
February 28, 2012, 11:18 PM
I really enjoy my 952-1

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc212/olava1/952-1/725184_sw952_01l_kc.jpg

Shoot66
February 29, 2012, 04:06 AM
SIG P210 and Colt Python (6 in.)

Rodentman
February 29, 2012, 06:37 AM
I'd have to pick a few:

S&W 1976 28-2

http://fototime.com/927928B6FF14633/standard.jpg

And the FA Premier in .44 mag

http://fototime.com/28E195674D587FC/standard.jpg

And the Nighthawk

http://fototime.com/87A86271C0029A6/standard.jpg

Left a lot behind though.

JustinJ
February 29, 2012, 01:43 PM
First generation FN 5.7 pistol.

drunkensobriety
February 29, 2012, 05:36 PM
My most prized handgun: is the first handgun I ever fired. My Grandfather's Ruger in .44 rem mag with a color case hardened finish on it. Yeah, didn't start with a .22, or a 9mm, not even a .45: 240 grain full power .44 mag. First handgun I ever fired: I thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever done.

I would have pictures but I don't have it. The reason I don't have it - is because i can't manage to convince Gramps to sell the damned thing to me: because it's his most prized handgun too! :banghead:

I don't even know what model necessarily because it's not a flat top blackhawk style, it's got the vaquero style hammer, grip and built into the frame rear sight with a vaquero style blade front sight. Yet it has a 7.5 inch barrel, in .44 mag and it's color case hardened.

As far as i know: the Vaquero's not, nor has it been in, .44. Nor have they been offered with color case hardening - but then again I'm not an aficionado enough on ruger single actions to say what their previous options were in times gone by.

I do know the difference between blackhawks,super blackhawks, redhawks, super reds, etc. Still: fantastic gun, rusts if you look at it wrong but that happens with a lot of color case hardened guns.

Autolycus
March 1, 2012, 05:16 AM
All I own now are Glocks. I love them but I don't really prize them. They are great guns and I have no sentimental value associated with them. Sorry but I don't have any pics to post.

Beck77
March 1, 2012, 10:26 AM
It would be hard to pass up some of my older revolvers, but this is the gun that I would choose, the SIG 229 I bought new in 1996. A great shooting pistol with great ergonomics for me.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-iQ08AFVaZjI/TyG3b-PJ91I/AAAAAAAAAEI/gb3hNCiepiI/w500-h376-k/IMG_0929.JPG

Coyote3855
March 1, 2012, 11:33 AM
Dad's Colt Woodsman, bought used in 1932.

Stevie-Ray
March 1, 2012, 05:26 PM
My Colt Mark IV pin gun that I built myself, from an underwhelming performer to tackdriving near-perfection. (for me)
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/GitchiManitou/100_0470.jpg?t=1256141776
Next would be a DWM Luger, brought home from France by a good friend.
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/GitchiManitou/100_0513.jpg

Orkan
March 1, 2012, 05:49 PM
My FNP 45 tactical
http://www.gregd.net/pics/guns/IMG_1685.JPG

AABEN
March 1, 2012, 06:29 PM
MY DAN WESSON 375 or my S&W 41Mag

Joatmon
March 1, 2012, 08:35 PM
Probably my first, a model 27 Smith with an 8 3/8 barrel. Bought it new in the nice wood box back in '77 (at Sears of all places). Boy does it shoot great. Wish I could still get them at that price.

Jonah71
March 1, 2012, 08:40 PM
It's a tie for me. The old '72 Ruger 3 screw or the '74 S&W Chief's Special.

orionengnr
March 1, 2012, 11:00 PM
My "most prized" handguns are in my safe.

If my house is on fire, my priorities are the wife and the dogs.
With luck, I will have the presence of mind to grab the handgun on the nightstand...which will be the one I carried that day, which will (90+% of the time) be a 1911.
Anything beyond that, I have a (relatively) fireproof safe and (more to the point) insurance.

MrDig
March 1, 2012, 11:28 PM
All of them, Judging by what I shoot most it would be either of the Hi-Powers one from Browning and the other from Hungary.

Dr.Rob
March 2, 2012, 04:15 AM
Colt Lightweight Commander I got as a graduation present from college. Its not WORTH the most, but it's the most valued to ME.

HiOct
March 2, 2012, 07:30 AM
Strayer-Voigt Infinity .45

CMike
March 2, 2012, 03:34 PM
My Colt Python

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad260/CMike11/Python2.jpg

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad260/CMike11/Python1.jpg

Stacer
March 3, 2012, 11:36 AM
The ONE gun I'll save is the CCW that's on me, or locked in the car safe, 98% of the time. Past that, any of mine aren't all that valuable. I'd start chucking Dad's collection out the windows. The FD would either have the fire out, or drag me out at that point.

coebam
March 3, 2012, 11:50 AM
By far the most impressive handgun I have had the pleasure to shoot. Glad I own one.

RBS
March 3, 2012, 03:10 PM
The SA 1911A1 is my favorite:
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i170/rbs_57/Gunporn003.jpg

The S&W .38 is the queen. She is serial numbered in 1947 and all the numbers match.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i170/rbs_57/SW38005.jpg

jackpinesavages
March 3, 2012, 05:15 PM
Wow! There's certainly some beauties in here!!

Most PRIZED is probably the one that taught me that gun shops don't always know VALUE when pricing...Dan Wesson 5" fixed barrel .44.

Balanced only like some Colt revolvers I've handled. Shoots mags and specials like it's just another .22 plinker. Insane accuracy. Why only $275? Why ask why? :D

sigpro2022
March 3, 2012, 09:01 PM
Beretta 92FS

Oneaudiopro
March 3, 2012, 09:21 PM
My H&K USP 9mm

BCRider
March 3, 2012, 11:18 PM
Oh, this is just too painful. First we see a "Your Top Three Guns" thread, then someone posts a "Top Two to Bug Out With" and now we have a "Your One Best Favourite"..... THis is just way too cruel.

As someone that has favourites in a lot of different directions I just cannot in any manner see a thread of this title making any sense at all.

Now if someone posted "Your Favourite Handgun In Each Of The Following Categories" then I could get on board.

The list would look something like;


Center Fire Top Semi
Center Fire Top Double Action Revolver
Center Fire Top Single Action Revolver
Rimfire Top Semi
Rimfire Top Double Action Revolver
Rimfire Top Single Action Revolver
Black Powder C&B Top Revolver


Anything less is just too cruel and limiting... :D

And yes, I could easily fill each category and I would have to actually choose for each but one.

Cole.Elliott
March 3, 2012, 11:24 PM
http://C:\Users\Cole\Desktop\sig_copperhead-tfb.jpg

Cole.Elliott
March 3, 2012, 11:31 PM
http://http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1366&bih=673&tbm=isch&tbnid=y7_JvnGRtBLGgM:&imgrefurl=http://siehguns.com/catalog/index.php%3Fmain_page%3Dproduct_info%26cPath%3D3%26products_id%3D69&docid=AO9M-Xf4UFNqvM&imgurl=http://siehguns.com/catalog/images/P238-Copperhead-Detail-bty-dwn.jpg&w=633&h=348&ei=1O9ST9TpDMe2sQKA4PHvBQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=690&vpy=285&dur=9234&hovh=166&hovw=303&tx=128&ty=117&sig=115240250315838528620&page=2&tbnh=97&tbnw=177&start=18&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:18

Cole.Elliott
March 3, 2012, 11:35 PM
Little Sig 238 not cheap

TXSWFAN
March 4, 2012, 12:10 PM
My favorite are a pair. These two were shipped to the Oshman's Sporting Goods Store in Houston back in '59. I figured some Texan wanted some BBQ guns and ordered these.

The front one is a S&W .357 Mag, factory Pinto and Class A+ engraved by Seigfreid Rentschke, the back one is a S&W M29 .44 Mag, factory Pinto, Class A+ engraved by Russ Smith. And hell no I haven't shot them. You don't know my luck.

http://i44.tinypic.com/103ct4g.jpg

GojuBrian
March 4, 2012, 12:14 PM
FN SFS .40 Hipower

http://img.tapatalk.com/46b29a62-a2f6-1e55.jpg

Lee D
March 4, 2012, 12:35 PM
TXSWFAN those revolvers are beautiful!

ORHunter79
March 4, 2012, 07:35 PM
My favorite are a pair. These two were shipped to the Oshman's Sporting Goods Store in Houston back in '59. I figured some Texan wanted some BBQ guns and ordered these.

The front one is a S&W .357 Mag, factory Pinto and Class A+ engraved by Seigfreid Rentschke, the back one is a S&W M29 .44 Mag, factory Pinto, Class A+ engraved by Russ Smith. And hell no I haven't shot them. You don't know my luck.

http://i44.tinypic.com/103ct4g.jpg

Wow!!!

Gunner4h1r3
March 4, 2012, 08:17 PM
Most prized? Hmmmm.....

My Colt 1991A1 Compact. First firearm as it was my dad's until he gave it to me on my 16th birthday.

My HK P7 would be a close second as I had been looking for one for about 8 years and finally cam across one for sale within my budget about 10 months ago. Hard chromed variant with walnut grips for $750.

MuleRyder
March 4, 2012, 08:22 PM
Colt Trooper MK V .357 6in blued 1st handgun I bought when I was 20. I'll never sell it.

Ala Dan
March 4, 2012, 10:20 PM
In all fairness, I don't think (?) I can answer your question correctly~! :uhoh: You see, there is the Les Baer TRS .45ACP, the 3.5" S&W model 27-2 w/ 3T's
and in UNFIRED condition [with all tools/accessories/mahogany case,etc.], the 2" factory nickel 1971 Colt Detective Special, the all original S&W 39-2 with
box and doc's in UNFIRED condition, the original factory nickel S&W model 19-3 [fired 37 times with very light semi-wadcutter ammo] but in box, with box,
docs, and all paperwork; then there is my High Standard "Victor" model with a 5.5" barrel in 'bout 90% condition (no box or doc's), and a later model BHP
with deep blue finish [with fully adjustable sights]~! :cool:

PS: I have many more, but these rate as my favorites~! ;)

All, are well SECURED and PROTECT my home, wife, children, and grandchild;
along with 2 of the meanest dogs, and alarm system in the Southeast United
States Of Free America~! :D


Please remember our veterans~! Those who have walked the walk, and talked the talk~! Those from all wars, whose branch of service they so proudly wear on their sleeve. Those that have gone before, those that lives are in harms way today, and those that will go in the future~! Ladies and gentlemen, "Thank You All"
from the bottom of my heart. When you go too bed tonight,Thank the GOOD LORD,that he shed is grace on thee~!

U.S. Army Corpsman, 18th Surgical Hospital, FT. Gordon, GA and Pleiku RSVN
1965-1968

bluetopper
March 5, 2012, 10:25 PM
My most prized, expensive, accurate, and most fun handgun.

Freedom Arms 44 Magnum


http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o182/bendebval/fa441.jpg

skoro
March 6, 2012, 09:07 PM
A 1915 DWM P08 Luger that my grandad brought back from France in WWI.

788Ham
March 6, 2012, 11:31 PM
Some very beautiful firearms on here guys!!

My most prized would be two of them, my 6" Python, first quality firearm I ever bought, and the H&R 999 .22 revolver my Pop left me. Then if the fire ain't too fierce, I'll go get both Savage '99's out of the safe! Insurance is good, but those two Savage rifles are irreplaceable!

heyjoe
March 7, 2012, 12:51 PM
My most prized as in valuable gun far and away is now the North American Arms Ranger Breaktop 22 magnum. They have been going for $3,000+ on recent auctions.

horsearcherwannabe
March 7, 2012, 01:45 PM
BOX STOCK RUGER GP-100
It is replaceable but it saved my ass once so I should return the favor.

Jim NE
March 7, 2012, 04:06 PM
Maybe one of these-

1954 Highway Patrolman my dad gave me recently

Mid '70's Model 14 (like it better than my '59 Model 14 no dash!)

Late '40's pre-model 10 w/2" bbl

Minty late '60's Model 36

Late '60's Hi Standard M101 (low budget, but wonderful.)

Jim NE
March 7, 2012, 04:22 PM
I was inspired by TXSWFAN's beautiful engraved guns to google Seigfried Rentschke and I found this incredible example. When you think about it, $8500 is a lot to pay for a gun, but not that much for a world class work of art. Thanks for the pics, TXSWFAN.


http://www.icollector.com/Engraved-Gold-Inlaid-North-American-Big-Game-Special-Smith-Wesson-357-Magnum-Double-Action-Revolve_i9753021

SharpsDressedMan
March 7, 2012, 05:55 PM
That was probably a fair price. Beautiful gun.

hardluk1
March 7, 2012, 08:41 PM
Any of my way to used DW revolvers. Not as purty as some here but just flat out shoot.

miles1
March 7, 2012, 10:55 PM
Ruger GP100 .357 SS 4"

SK2344
March 8, 2012, 12:12 AM
At this time, my most Prized Gun would be my Second Generation 1957 7 1/2" Colt SAA. I bought it on consignment from a collector who never fired it. I used it along with another Colt SAA for SAS competition. I have since sold the other Colt but just can't seem to part with my Second Generation Colt.

thefamcnaj
March 8, 2012, 12:55 AM
I won't bother you with a pic of my boring ole glock 27. I have revolvers and 1911's that are much more attractive. But when I was pinching my pennies to buy my first gun, and finally saved enough I bought the ole baby brick. I was newly wed at the time and thats the gun I chose to hold down the fort with. I've aquired many since then, but none more special because you only get to buy your first handgun once.

Serenity
March 8, 2012, 10:39 AM
My P226 with night sights and an SRT would hurt more financially to replace, but the S&W pre-lock 67 was my first gun and would be the one I would grab.

ORHunter79
March 10, 2012, 09:57 PM
I won't bother you with a pic of my boring ole glock 27. I have revolvers and 1911's that are much more attractive. But when I was pinching my pennies to buy my first gun, and finally saved enough I bought the ole baby brick. I was newly wed at the time and thats the gun I chose to hold down the fort with. I've aquired many since then, but none more special because you only get to buy your first handgun once.

Damn I guess I should've kept my high point 9mm, just kidding. First gun I ever bought. Surprisingly it never jammed on me. Though I only put about 500 rounds through it before I sold it to buy a glock 32.

Interesting to see how people value some cheaper guns over expensive ones. Though I've got more expensive guns, my security six is most prized. Guess I'm in the same boat as most of you.

meanmrmustard
March 17, 2012, 08:19 AM
Most prized? Hmmm...the CZ 75B I just bought about a week ago. Its one of those Soviet models that folks on here just love to hate for some reason. Guess thats why I like it: its ironic, loud looking, comfortable, and to me it is sexy. Its not an engraved wheel gun, but Im damn proud of it. #248 of 999 made, and its MINE. Cherry VZ grips just got put on. Im in love.

Ky Larry
March 17, 2012, 02:05 PM
My blued 6" Colt Python. Taking it to the range is like taking the prettiest girl in school to the prom. Masive :D factor.

gunnysmith
March 17, 2012, 05:18 PM
Most prized? Hmmm...the CZ 75B I just bought about a week ago. Its one of those Soviet models that folks on here just love to hate for some reason. Guess thats why I like it: its ironic, loud looking, comfortable, and to me it is sexy. Its not an engraved wheel gun, but Im damn proud of it. #248 of 999 made, and its MINE. Cherry VZ grips just got put on. Im in love.

I guess I'm confused on this, do you have a picture?
Roll Markings.

Rexster
March 17, 2012, 05:46 PM
My most prized handgun is the one that fired the shot that stopped an assailant, who had a heavy SL-20 flashlight held high, and a knife held low, as he advanced. This handgun just happens to be a 4" stainless steel adjustable-sight Ruger GP100. I own other GP100 sixguns, but this one is special.

The GP100 happens to be one of those perfect weapons for me, anyway. The original-style factory grip seems to have been designed by a long-lost twin, from whom I was separated at birth. The trigger shape and width is perfectly sculpted for my index fingers. The balance is perfect for threat-focused shooting, when perfect sight alignment is not practical, such as in low light, or when environmental hazards obscure one's vision. So, even without the events of that rather interesting night almost 19 years ago, I might have chosen a GP100, anyway.

I'll give honorable mention to my Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special, and a pair of SP101 snubbies with Jack Weigand's "Tame the Beast" package. I have others that are prized, of course, but these are special.

tbone1964
March 18, 2012, 04:02 PM
hmmm I would have to say my single action ruger super blackhawk stainless with 4.62 inch barrel in 44 magnum

meanmrmustard
March 18, 2012, 06:19 PM
Gunny, it's the one with red stars on slide, Cyrillic lettering, hammer and scicle roll markings. It's not an ode to Communism, it's a commemoration of it's failure, in a bizarre way. I like it. Pictures are difficult with an iPad, but I'll try.

iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns
March 19, 2012, 03:46 AM
meanMrMustard, we gotta see that

meanmrmustard
March 19, 2012, 10:09 AM
Here it is guys. It is my most prized. Irony of its markings make it pretty, it's comfortable, and accurate. I love this weapon. Put 100 rounds through it yesterday, first time shooting it actually, and I am proud to report an accurate handgun at 25 yards. My fiancee put the cherry VZ grips on it (love her!) and it is now gorgeous. Thanks for looking.

iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns
March 20, 2012, 02:00 AM
ha! very awesome. and it sounds like your fiancee is a keeper!

*GunNut*
March 20, 2012, 02:10 AM
I must say its my Ruger 10/22 Magnum. That guns is a hoot to shoot!

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