Pick your all round pistol!


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el Godfather
February 24, 2013, 03:08 PM
Dear THR:
If you were choose only one handgun, which one would you pick as your all round gun depending upon your needs?

Please state your reasoning for which you chose a particular handgun.

Let's have gun!

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PabloJ
February 24, 2013, 03:15 PM
Bought 4th gen. G20. I can shoot .40S&W equivalent or full power 10mm loads. I like everything about this gun. Great universal pistol.

RBid
February 24, 2013, 03:21 PM
Which list are we choosing from?

scramasax
February 24, 2013, 03:27 PM
Don't see a list but if you want an all around Handgun he best choice is a 4" K rame smith .357. A classic that will fill the needs of anyone east of the Miss. Small enough to carry in the city and powerful enough with the right loads to take game in the woods.

Not sexy or trendy, just solid perforamnce and versatility.

gunnutery
February 24, 2013, 03:52 PM
I'll be the first obligitory Glock fanboy. I would choose my G22 as my all round handgun. It's so simplistic to manipulate and has a consistant triggerpull every time.

Mat, not doormat
February 24, 2013, 04:01 PM
You're not asking for much, are you? I mean, the reason they make 4 trillion models and variants of models is that they are all good at different things. But I'll play. Things I do with handguns:


CCW
Target practice
Deer hunting
Competitive shooting


For the purposes of this game, we'll pretend I'm not a cowboy shooter, as one pistol won't get you in that door, and a cowboy gun is pretty sub-optimal for CCW.

Since pretty much anything can be used for target shooting, that basically leaves the fundamental dichotomy to be resolved, of finding a good deer gun that can also be carried. To my mind, that means a medium barreled .44 revolver, such as an S&W 629 in 5" or 6", or a 5.5" Redhawk. Medium barreled, because shorter than 5" isn't legal for deer in Ohio, and longer than 6" gets silly for CCW, (because a 3 lb magnum's not already silly.) A revolver, because of the versatility in handling multiple loading levels.

That leaves competition as the tie-breaker. While neither is exactly ideal for USPSA Revolver, they both would work. The edge does go to the Smith, I think, as the Redhawk DA trigger can't be gotten as nice.

Those are my thoughts, anyhow.

chris in va
February 24, 2013, 04:06 PM
'All-around' is a vague term. Basically it just means a gun that covers an individual's needs.

For my needs, my CZ P01 is perfect. SD/HD, competition, range gun.

GLOOB
February 24, 2013, 04:11 PM
I can't do it. I want at least 3 semiautos and a revolver or two. If I could only have one, I would grudgingly take a 3rd gen G20SF or G21SF.

trickyasafox
February 24, 2013, 04:39 PM
a four inch 357 is a tough player to beat for '1 handgun'. however, since we are in autoloaders, A decent 1911 with a 460 rowland kit can do most anything you ask of a handgun at 50 yards or less.

snooperman
February 24, 2013, 04:42 PM
My series 70 Colt 1911 is my favorite.

Xfire68
February 24, 2013, 04:46 PM
My first pick would be the Glock 20 for it's simplicity, versatility, accuracy and power.

My second choice would be the CZ SP01. Accurate accurate accurate!

critter
February 24, 2013, 04:49 PM
I like the idea of a S&W 19 or a GP 100. The .357/.38 versatility is good.

I also have a PO P16 in .40 caliber AND a .357 SIG barrel. It would be a good autoloader for almost everything. (And, YES, I can and do carry it concealed sometimes.)

Torian
February 24, 2013, 04:59 PM
10mm in a reliable auto platform. For me, that is an EAA Elite Match. The 10mm properly loaded can approach the .41 magnum and exceeds full .357 magnum loads.

Lots of bullet versatility too. Can shoot 135 grain Noslers at 1600 FPS or 220 grain hard leadcast at 1200 FPS.

orionengnr
February 24, 2013, 05:05 PM
Just one, eh?

I think my S&W 1911PD, scandium frame bobtail commander-ish size, with a extra .22LR "top half" would do me pretty well.

funnelcake
February 24, 2013, 05:18 PM
A custom Commander-length 1911 in 9x23 Win.

Funnel

Creature
February 24, 2013, 05:34 PM
I cant go with just one. I would have to pick two: Ruger GP100 and a Sig P226 in 9mm.

VINTAGE-SLOTCARS
February 24, 2013, 05:41 PM
Ruger SA 4-5/8" barrel in 45 long colt. Light and heavy mag loads cover most of my needs. :)

easyg
February 24, 2013, 06:03 PM
For home defense, concealed carry, hunting, and everything between it would be either my Ruger GP100 or my Springfield Armory XD 45.

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n165/allenXdog/HPIM7181.jpg


http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n165/allenXdog/IMG_0006.jpg

gazpacho
February 24, 2013, 06:39 PM
Beretta 93R or maybe a Glock 18

1858
February 24, 2013, 06:42 PM
SIG P220 because ...

Reliable with most every ammunition known to man
Outstanding combat accuracy
Ergonomic
No safety
External hammer
Decocker
DA/SA trigger
.45 Auto
Easy to carry IWB or OWB

Here are my three.

http://thr.mcmxi.org/pistols/sig/p220_carry/photos/p220_p220_carry.jpg

http://thr.mcmxi.org/pistols/sig/p220_combat/photos/p220_combat.jpg

needmorecowbell
February 24, 2013, 07:58 PM
My CZ P01 would be my choice. It's a jack of all trades.

Fremmer
February 24, 2013, 08:31 PM
As much as I love my p220...

A .357 mag with a 4" barrel.

beatledog7
February 24, 2013, 08:35 PM
G22 with .357 Sig and 9mm barrels. Is that one, or three?

huntsman
February 24, 2013, 08:42 PM
If you were choose only one handgun, which one would you pick as your all round gun depending upon your needs?

my needs for a pistol are simple CC and my LCP is the only gun I carry every day.

I could survive without a sidearm as long as I can have a long gun also, I have other tools for deer hunting so I could do without that handgun to.

Take away CC and it would be either my BDA or 4566 depending on how I feel that day.

sota
February 24, 2013, 08:42 PM
H&K P30 9mm

because you'd have to beat the readheaded stepchild out of it 50x over before it'll hiccup.

Airbrush Artist
February 24, 2013, 08:46 PM
My Baby---https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/482805_10200551620174298_1950905767_n.jpg

Hunter991
February 24, 2013, 08:48 PM
XDs .45 cap. Small and powerful!

Torian
February 24, 2013, 08:55 PM
As long as someone doesn't mention .45 GAP everything will be ok.

GreyCoupe
February 24, 2013, 09:39 PM
H'mmm. Best all round handgun, according to my needs....but I have a range of needs.

For concealed carry, no question, Walther p5. Perhaps the finest handgun ever made.

For all round, everything, p220. Simple, reliable, powerful, accurate. And if I miss, LOUD!

Bobson
February 24, 2013, 09:45 PM
Gen3 Glock 19. Concealed-carry, range fun, HD. Does it all, and does it all well.

dh2683
February 24, 2013, 09:56 PM
3rd Generation S&W 3913 9mm (If I can only have 1):D

WoodchuckAssassin
February 24, 2013, 10:16 PM
Semiauto - Full Size 1911 (Any will do, but mines a Ruger)

Revolver - S&W 686, 6" barrel


There's a lot of gray area here. There's also the Ruger 22/45 in the small caliber semiauto...the Colt/S&W snubbies that suit a better CC need...the Ruger Blackhawks/Vaquero for single action in-the-woods fun...and probably a dozen or so choices inbetween.

If the good'ol USA showed up at my door tomorrow and said I'd only be able to keep one of my handguns, it'd be the 686. With the option of hunting to survive and keeping your home safe, I think it'd be tough to beat.

SharpsDressedMan
February 24, 2013, 11:03 PM
I really believe in this gun. Simple, rugged, powerful, and reasonably priced. Easily equal or superior to guns three times the price. Unfortunately, not pretty, and can't be dressed up with ivory. Model 29 10mm. .................................................................................. http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC06181.jpg

mavracer
February 24, 2013, 11:27 PM
I'm a firm believer in "the indian not the arrow" philosophy so there are dozens of guns that I could make due with. Just to play along I'll take my Colt Lightweight Commander in 38 Super.
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii261/mavracer/SANY0177.jpg

breakingcontact
February 25, 2013, 12:14 AM
M&P Compact 9mm with improved sights and trigger.

Option to use full size 17 shot mags or 12 round for easy carry.

HKGuns
February 25, 2013, 01:13 AM
highly concealable, capable of shooting .38's as well as .357's. Accurate and reliable.

http://hkguns.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v76/p1434639194-5.jpg

Sgt_R
February 25, 2013, 01:26 AM
This one:

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/25/azysy8ar.jpg

lefteye
February 25, 2013, 01:36 AM
If I could only have one handgun for all purposes it would be a stainless Ruger GP100 .357 with the 4.2" barrel. Hunting, target, carry, home defense, etc. - not the best for any of those purposes but certainly can handle them. Of course, I -like most of us - don't limit myself to one handgun. So - I have several Rugers but no GP100.

(Curious why this thread isn't in handguns general)

Deer_Freak
February 25, 2013, 02:23 AM
A Ruger Blackhawk chambered in 357 mag with a 6.5" barrel.

bannockburn
February 25, 2013, 07:07 AM
For me that would be a Colt Government in .38 Super. I would add a 9mm. barrel assembly and magazine along with a .22LR conversion kit to make it my all-around pistol.

tuj
February 25, 2013, 11:13 AM
I'd be torn between my S&W 5906, which is feel like is a great duty/action pistol and my 1911 Les Baer with a Marvel Unit 1 conversion.

Bovice
February 25, 2013, 01:10 PM
If I could only have one handgun for all purposes it would be a stainless Ruger GP100 .357 with the 4.2" barrel. Hunting, target, carry, home defense, etc. - not the best for any of those purposes but certainly can handle them. Of course, I -like most of us - don't limit myself to one handgun. So - I have several Rugers but no GP100.

(Curious why this thread isn't in handguns general)
Because if it's another el Godfather poll, he's waiting for the USP/P226/Glock comparison, and revolvers don't factor in! Lol

460Kodiak
February 25, 2013, 01:23 PM
answer changed

g_one
February 25, 2013, 01:47 PM
Although I don't currently own any .40 S&W, I've always said that if I could literally only own one handgun chambered in one caliber to fit all purposes, it would be .40. And although I wouldn't consider myself especially faithful or loyal to Glocks, it would be a 23 due to full-sized grip with conceal-ability.

camsdaddy
February 25, 2013, 01:53 PM
While not an autoloader my S&W Model 65 3" would be my one handgun. I can shoot it as well as anything I own. I can carry it @ 3-4 o clock yet short enough to carry AIWB. If I had to choose a pistol it would be my Glock 19. I find it a little long for AIWB but otherwise its great at everything.

allaroundhunter
February 25, 2013, 01:55 PM
I don't hunt with handguns (intentionally), so I would take a nice, full size 1911. Les Baer, Nighthawk, or Wilson.

Teachu2
February 25, 2013, 02:00 PM
It's funny, but if I could only have one (and no cheating with barrel swaps) it would be a Glock 19. It works well for CCW, range, and competition, and ammo is usually available. The funny part is I own 7 Glocks, no G19. I have others that specialize (17L, 35, 26, 21, 30).

mnhntr
February 25, 2013, 02:10 PM
If you are speaking of just semi-auto pistols the answer is easy. A Colt Delta Elite in 10mm. If you open it up to all handguns then the answer changes to a Ruger GP100 4in, Ruger SP101 3in, S&W 65,66,586,686, in a 3 or 4in barrel all of course in .357 magnum.

Old Shooter
February 25, 2013, 02:14 PM
Colt Government 45acp.

It does everything I am likely to want it to do.

dastardly-D
February 25, 2013, 02:35 PM
You did say best all around ? Well then I'm taking a different tack than what most of these shooters choose.I'm saying it would be my 5' bull barrel Ruger MK2 .I can use it on small game,deer up close,people too if I'd have to. I get a lot of bang for the $ for all around use !

BP Hunter
February 25, 2013, 02:41 PM
My all time favorite SHF handgun would be my 4th Gen. Glock 22. It is utterly reliable, the grip seems to be more liking to me compared to the 3rd Gen., the trigger is very predictable shot to shot, and holds 15+1 of .40 cal.

It is my sidearm everytime I hunt.

dirtykid
February 25, 2013, 02:46 PM
S&w 686 , 6"

Jessie James 58
February 25, 2013, 03:33 PM
I will take a different approach, The FN FNP 9, Light accurate, large ammo capacity and most of all very easy and cheep to replace most parts yourself. Replacement frame rail pieces (2 each) 6 dollars ea, rear 5 dollars ea and so on.

ExTank
February 25, 2013, 06:36 PM
If I can only pick one...do you have a gun to my head? :neener:

I'd have to go with my Walther P99AS in 9mm. I can plink with it at the range, use it for home or self defense (a bit big for a CCW, but not outrageously so). As a 9mm, the recoil is manageable and (recent events notwithstanding) ammo is plentiful and cheap.

I chose the Walther over my CZ75 as the lighter, poly-framed Walther would probably be more comfortable for extended wear as a CCW piece.

The Walther has the better (for me) ergos and trigger than my CZ, or 1911s, or Taurus PT92.

wlewisiii
February 25, 2013, 06:43 PM
Just one? My S&W 625 Mountain Gun in .45 Colt.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fknXChz4N08/UQHCGqLzNyI/AAAAAAAAEv0/ShDwcGdVsio/s640/P1241208.JPG

Vern Humphrey
February 25, 2013, 08:49 PM
I'd go with the M1911.

1. It's as effective for self-defense use as any pistol/cartridge combination known.
2. It's flat and easy to conceal.
3. It has among the best ergonometrics of any automatic, including an especially good trigger.
4. There are .22 Caliber conversion kits galore for it (mine is a Colt Service Ace with the floating chamber.)
5. You can buy or make effective shot-shell loads for it.
6. By simply moving to a heavy recoil spring, you can shoot .45 Super loads -- about equivallent to .41 Magnum

Inebriated
February 25, 2013, 09:06 PM
That's tough... I'm between a Glock 32 or Glock 30... Both for the same reasons... Small enough to CCW comfortably, and can shoot a multitude of different cartridge.
I would most likely go with the Glock 32 Gen 4. I carry, go to the range, and do informal competitions (same style as IDPA, but just with friends). The 32 would handle all roles well. .357 Sig is my current favorite handgun cartridge for personal defense, and it's ability to shoot .40 S&W, 9x19, and .22LR make it very desirable for me. And the biggest reason, is I just shoot the gun better than any other that I'm able to easily conceal.

montanaoffroader
February 25, 2013, 09:14 PM
For me it would be my 4" King Cobra, unless I could lay my hands on a Medusa Model 47................;)

Pilot
February 25, 2013, 09:25 PM
Browning Hi Power in 9MM of course. Slim, and concealable for a full size service pistol. Accurate, and reliable with good capacity, especially with flush fit 15 round Mec Gar mags or the +2 KRD's.

rvanpelt
February 25, 2013, 10:39 PM
Nice guns guys! Thanks for posting the pics.:)

My Gen 2 GLOCK 36 .45 cal with night sights.
1. reliable for home defense
2. concealable
3. powerful enough for deer.
4. Easy to strip, clean and lube.
5. Fun to shoot
6. wide range of bullets available
7. Shoots anything I feed it.
Here's my 36 and my number 2 favorite, G26 9mm.
Thanks,
Rod
http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad154/vanpeltrk/1216121712.jpg

danimoth17
February 26, 2013, 02:38 AM
EAA Witness full size steel (mine is 40S&W in wonder finish)

get a 38 super long slide for competition
get a 22lr for plinking
get a 10mm for carrying in the woods

also have options for 9mm and 45acp

miles1
February 26, 2013, 09:16 AM
CZ 75B.

I haven't found(so far) anything that comes close to it.


If i could pick a runner up? Ruger GP 100 .357

vba
February 26, 2013, 09:52 AM
My Colt 1991A1 ORM, it is my main carry and one of my most reliable handguns. I've added some modest options to my liking but nothing that would effect reliability.

I just love the 1911.

460Kodiak
February 26, 2013, 10:10 AM
I'm changing my answer. I'd go with my S&W 460V. I can range the power from 300 up to around 2500 ftlbs of energy, I can utilize 45 Schofield, 45 Colt, 454, and 460 magnum ammo, the 5 inch bbl balances great for me, and it will do anything I need it to from self or home defense, to hunting large animals.

The only thing it won't do is conceal well. I'm sure I could find a way though with a shoulder rig and the right coat.

jim goose
February 26, 2013, 10:44 AM
I just went through this. I sold off everything but my g19.

I'd have kept my S&W 686, but it was a 6" model. A 4" and that would have been the gun I kept.

I am now planning to trade the g19 for either a g27 or a 29/30. I want more power with only one piece.

The g27 can fire 9mm, 40, and .357 sig with a barrel change, its concealable, with enough wallop for the woods.

mavracer
February 26, 2013, 01:31 PM
I'm changing my answer.
Yep do that all the time, what's the perfect gun for today?

ku4hx
February 26, 2013, 01:37 PM
This model 23 because I shoot it very well, it's reliable, accurate and it's right here next to me.

Hurryin' Hoosier
February 26, 2013, 04:21 PM
As much as I love my Berettas, I'd probably have to go with one of Pistolet Makarovas.

TOADMAN
February 26, 2013, 04:56 PM
Glock 30...

clang
February 26, 2013, 05:54 PM
If only one, I would have to go with a midsize auto with a .22 LR conversion kit. The Glock 19 or something similar. Gotta have a .22.

frank c
February 26, 2013, 08:19 PM
S&W 5906 or 3913 :neener:

Lonewulf556
February 27, 2013, 12:47 AM
My choice would be a Ruger P95 or SR9. The P95 is built like a tank and works just as well, its got a good DA/SA trigger, you have 15 in the mag and good accuracy for a defensive pistol. The SR9 is the slim and sexy cousin of the P95. If the choices are confusing, a good old 1911 style .45acp will do a good job for an "All around gun". Its Like a wife who knows how to cook and balance the pocketbook. She might not make the runway for the New York fashion week but she gets you through the good and bad times.

plateshooter
February 27, 2013, 06:20 AM
Glock 20 with a 40 S&W conversion barrel. If I could only have one to use for everything, that would be my choice.

justice06rr
February 27, 2013, 06:32 AM
Any gun for all around use?

Well, it'll have to be a Glock19. Even though i'm not a "fanboy", it is quite the perfect balance for CC, competition, range use, accesories availability, and ammo affordability.

My other choice would be a H&K USP45 with a suppressor.

Quickdraw Limpsalot
February 27, 2013, 10:26 AM
Walther P99as (9mm)
or
Browning Buckmark

...depending on the situation.

C0untZer0
February 27, 2013, 11:40 AM
HK P7M8

A fairly small pistol with great accuracy. The gas piston delayed blowback make recoil manageable. The squeeze cocking design makes it a very safe pistol to carry - no cocked & locked debate, no crummy striker fired type trigger or long DOA, and no DA/SA trigger to deal with.

Marvel of German engineering.

VAPOPO
March 1, 2013, 12:40 AM
Another vote for the CZ P01. I have just over $200 in CGW parts to install on mine this weekend. This should be fun.:D

captain awesome
March 1, 2013, 03:40 AM
well, there are several i would consider. but I think It would end up being my 4" 629 out of the handguns I have right now. My reasoning is, it is very accurate, 6 rounds doesn't bother me, You can down load it to powder puff loads, or It can be loaded hot and heavy for a handgun if necessary, even though it shouldn't be done much. I am quick with it and you can slick up the trigger/action and be even faster. It is concealable believe it or not, and its light enough to pack around. It can be shot double or single action. And it is weather resistant stainless steel. You can even put a mount and scope on if you wish. It is also very reliable.

my Runners up are these;
5" half under lug 500 S&W. Has most of the advantages above, but while John Ross might manage to conceal his, I haven't found a way yet. And the darn thing is still heavy, even in that configuration.

EAA 10mm match elite. Has 15 round capacity, and all the rest of the perks, but no where close to as powerful as a 44 mag can go, or as light either(I can cast REALLY light bullets in 44). Your load variations are somewhat limited to what will cycle the gun.

1911 460 Rowland Conversion. It has most of the perks, but again, the loads are limited.

Encore pistol; Has everything except capacity.

kBob
March 1, 2013, 04:19 PM
Face Ogden Utah and bow three times!

SOme sort of 1911 type like a series 70 Mark IV in .45ACP......with a Colt .22 conversion unit......and parts necessary to convert to .38 Super .....and parts to convert to .40 S&W.....and parts to convert to one of the magnumized .45 rounds.....and a couple of the old SASS single shot rifle caliber and magnum pistol caliber uppers......and an infinate number of appropriate magazines

If I had to chose a single revolver though, S&W Model 27 aka "Three Fifty Seven Magnum" with five inch barrel. Much more limited but I think them the ne plus ultra of factory wheel guns even more so than my wife's dream gun a Python.


-kBob

Armedleprechaun
March 1, 2013, 04:49 PM
Glock 23 Gen4.

Justin Holder
March 1, 2013, 08:59 PM
My only semi auto centerfire is a Glock 20 10mm with a .40 conversion barrel and an Advantage Arms .22 conversion kit. I plan on getting a .357 sig barrel eventually.

jp0319
April 3, 2013, 11:26 PM
Glock 19

reliable, concealable, the best all around do everything pistol!


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captain steinbrenner
April 4, 2013, 12:15 AM
HK P30.

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Satasaurus
April 4, 2013, 01:03 AM
I think I would go with a HK USP 45 Tactical. That's my practical dream gun at this point. I would go with it because it's a big caliber, it has good capacity, a suppressor can be put on it, and from what I've heard, it's unbelievably reliable. I also love the way it looks.

Satasaurus
April 4, 2013, 01:46 AM
NM, sorry

floydster
April 4, 2013, 02:01 PM
CZ 75 B stainless in 9mm.

19-3Ben
April 4, 2013, 02:16 PM
Ruger Speed Six in stainless with 2 3/4"bbl.

Small enough to conceal for 95% of the time, powerful enough for pretty much any job that a carry gun could be called to do, comfortable to shoot, etc...
A close second is an SP101 3" for the same reasons.

I know, not a semi auto. If I had to pick a semi-auto it would probably be something like a S&W M&P .40, with conversion barrel for 9mm.

PabloJ
April 4, 2013, 02:25 PM
My last pick was Gen IV G20. It functions well with 1080fps and 1280fps loads. I'm done with buying handguns.

Jsg81
April 4, 2013, 03:45 PM
I can think of many better guns for most things. That being said I think if I could only have one it would be my Browning Buckmark. I would hate to rely on it for SD but it would do in a pinch. I could hunt small game easily and larger game if I had to.

The ammo is light and doesn't take up much space if I was moving. During normal times it is easy to get ammo and doesn't cost much. That means I could practice more with it to make sure I could place a shot where I wanted to. My wife can also shoot it with ease.

All that being said I'm sure glad I don't have just one.

nelsonal
April 4, 2013, 04:05 PM
I'd be hard pressed to pick something better at everything than a .357 mag with a 4" (I personally like the looks of the old 3-5-7, but I'd probably get a SP101). I can think of many guns I'd rather have for one or two tasks, but nothing better at all of them. I think to be best all around it should be concealable but still leave the option open for hunting in most states where possible.

JDR
April 4, 2013, 09:03 PM
My HK USP 40; I have a good supply of ammo for it so I get the most range time with it.

Johnny Lightning
April 4, 2013, 09:20 PM
Gp 100 w/ 6" barrel. Big enough for hunting deer, good for self defense, fun at the range, and would more then likely out last any auto.

WRGADog
April 4, 2013, 10:16 PM
Beretta PX4 Storm in 9mm. Capacity, ease of maintenance, reliability, accuracy, mild recoil with rotating barrel. One of my favorite pistols. Others I would consider are my Beretta M9A1, Sig P226 Blackwater, Glock 19.

2zulu1
April 5, 2013, 06:35 PM
Since this is posted in the auto loader section, I'm going to a 1911 tactical commander in 10mm. While there is an overlap between JHP performance in service calibers, hardcast 200 gr WFNs validates the 10mm for trail carry in addition to town personal defense. :)

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g474/aztrekker511/10mm200WFNGC1200fps4inchsolidbone27water005-1.jpg

TimboKhan
April 5, 2013, 07:35 PM
One gun period? GP100 with a 4 inch barrel. .357 is just a great all around cartridge.

If I have to pick an auto, probably a 1911. I am not fanatical about them, but I do like them, and the .45 is a good round.

sent from my Galaxy Note II.

helitack32f1
April 6, 2013, 03:35 AM
Desert Eagle in .50AE, with 10 inch barrel.

You can kill anything from the size of a field mouse up to and including zombies and deer, elk, moose and T Rex. The sound of racking the slide alone will cause most burglars to go into cardiac arrest and if that doesn't work, then brandishing the thing should kill the burglar due to shock. If the gun jams, the extra barrel length will help greatly when using the gun as a club in a pinch. On the water it can be used as a very good boat anchor as well as being able to use the recoil as propulsion should your motor give out and oars float away.

In the end, if there are no more threats and no more ammo available, the thing can be melted down and forged into a complete set of dinnerware for 5, including extra forks.

jim243
April 6, 2013, 04:00 AM
the thing can be melted down and forged into a complete set of dinnerware for 5, including extra forks.

By far the best one I've heard all month. (LOLOLOLOL)

Jim

HighExpert
April 6, 2013, 04:05 AM
Les Baer Premier II. I own one of the very first that Les built. It is so early that he had not yet started to make his own frames. it is built on a Caspian frame. 1.5" accuracy guarantee and thousands of rounds downrange. Still just as accurate. Thanks Les

RCL
April 6, 2013, 06:00 AM
Well, since you said one handgun....it would be a S&W 629.
.44 Mag. rounds for woods work, and .44 Special rounds for social work. With a 4 or 5 inch barrel it shouldn't be to hard to hide in a good pancake.

5-SHOTS
April 6, 2013, 04:59 PM
HK P7, HK P2000, HK P30 or the one I already have, the Walther P99 AS last generation.

Texshooter
April 8, 2013, 01:18 AM
G17

GLI45
April 9, 2013, 02:12 AM
STI Edge in 9mm. Smooth, fast shooter with plenty of capacity (17 -20 rds depending on mag size). In 9mm it has the recoil of not much more than a .22. It's more accurate than I'll ever be and has a great trigger. Fun at the range and excellent for competition. While not practical for carry (size and weight) it's an absolute joy to shoot.

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