Which is the most popular pistol- or the dream pistol for that matter?


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el Godfather
January 10, 2013, 12:40 AM
Dear THR:
Which in your opinion is the most popular pistol to date? The one that you like to have the most. The one that you dream to have or do have it fortunately.

For me it was always the automatic pistols. Until I owned most of them and then some race guns. Now, however, I seem to be clueless because I have had the most pistols I ever wanted. It is horrifying to think that this is end of the line.

I do believe the most popular pistol to date is Glock 18. Hollywood may have contributed to its popularity not mention the AWB, which made it out of reach of the many.

What do you guys have to say?

Thanks.

PS not the popular pistol by means of sale numbers.

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sigarms228
January 10, 2013, 12:54 AM
Interesting way you phrased the question. To me popular means a best seller or what most own. A Honda Civic is a really popular car but a Nissan GT-R is what I would really like to be able to drive most of the time.

As far as pistols I would have to say for me the SIG P226. If I had to leave for parts unkown with only one pistol it would be a SIG P226.

Not sure if that answers your question but that is my 2 cents.

el Godfather
January 10, 2013, 01:18 AM
Sigarms.... i cleared it up a bit. I thought it was clear before if you would the entire post but i hope its better now.

CaliCoastie
January 10, 2013, 01:30 AM
1911's

tarosean
January 10, 2013, 04:15 AM
I do believe the most popular pistol to date is Glock 18.

What do you base this on? I am pretty sure 99% of the population would not know the difference between a G18, G17, G22, G30, etc. etc. etc.

If we use Movies as an indicator of popularity... () = # movies that it makes an appearance.

92FS (359)
M1911A1 (290)
SAA (274)
G17 (189).
S&W 10 (189)
Sig 226 (144)

G18 (11)
92R (26)

* just a quick sum of IMFDBs pages.

PS not the popular pistol by means of sale numbers.

Thats good because Ruger outsells every manufacture in the semi-auto pistol market... and I cannot think of one that I would want.




As for the pistol I want the most?? Engraved Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless w/ivory grips...

Shadow 7D
January 10, 2013, 04:24 AM
a Mannlichter, or A Roth, there are a number of the Steyr designs....
yeah old guns... rare old guns, are what I like.

ku4hx
January 10, 2013, 07:06 AM
My dream pistol always seems to be the last one I bought. Other than that I guess it would be a working model of Han Solo's modified Broomhandle Mauser.

As to the most popular pistol, I'm going with a .22 rimfire. But then my definition of "most popular" is likely different from yours.

bannockburn
January 10, 2013, 09:06 AM
Well if I dream of having a certain pistol it may not be the most popular to others. My own personal Dream Gun would be a Beretta Model 93R. My own popular pistol would be something in an M1911, preferably a Colt.

Chevelle SS
January 10, 2013, 09:10 AM
My dream handgun would be a 5"" Wilson Comabt 1911

csa77
January 10, 2013, 11:34 AM
I really don't know much about these but my dream pistol would be a all matching German luger in as close to 100% condition as possible. its the most beautiful pistol ever made.

Skribs
January 10, 2013, 11:50 AM
Well, what I want and what's popular might be 2 completely different things. What's popular is based on general opinion, not personal opinion, and I'd have to say 1911 or Glock for that.

As to what I want? I want FN to sell the FNS without a manual safety to civilians.

Aceoky
January 10, 2013, 12:15 PM
I had a Ruger P97 Decocker .45 acp that was NICE

Skylerbone
January 10, 2013, 04:15 PM
I'd love to have a High Standard HDM or a Randall B311, though I'm not a lefty. Couldn't say what's most popular and not terribly interested to know.

el Godfather
January 10, 2013, 06:07 PM
Tarosean
G18 based on their appearnce not by sheer number if times but by the lasting impact it creates because it full auto and not everyone can have it. Thats all. I thought you would know that this is subjective thread with opinions. Enjoy.

BigJimP
January 10, 2013, 06:44 PM
Most popular semi-auto to me is a 1911....and for my money, I have some of the finest made by Wilson Combat...some of the best guns in my safe.
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Since you put this thread in semi-autos ...I'll leave it at that..../ but if it was in general handguns....I'd go with a S&W mod 27 revolver, maybe a Freedom Arms single action revolver...in those other categories...

I'm just not a one gun guy...

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