Top ten handguns


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Barry the Bear
April 28, 2013, 01:34 AM
Whats your top ten handguns? they dont have to be historical or prolific just the ten you have or wish to have.Mine are as follows :
1. s&w model 29
2. ruger super blackhawk
3. ruger sr1911
4. s&w 5906
5. colt detective spl
6.colt 1911A1
7. sig p226
8. s&w model 19/66
9. glock 26 gen 4
10.rossi ranch hand

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Bobson
April 28, 2013, 02:00 AM
No particular order:

1. G19 (Gen3)
2. G34 (Gen3)
3. Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley (.44 Mag)
4. Ruger Super Blackhawk 5.5"
5. S&W 442 (no lock)
6. Springfield Loaded 1911
7. Dan Wesson CCO
8. SIG P229 Equinox (9x19)
9. SIG P220 Scorpion
10. Ruger LCP

The first nine were easy, but I had a really tough time putting the right gun in that last spot lol. Thing is, I can't imagine ever owning ten handguns. I enjoy shooting rifles, shotguns, and handguns pretty much equally, and I think I'll stop at about eight to ten guns total. Only way it'll go over is if I have a duplicate or two.

Pete D.
April 28, 2013, 08:17 AM
Top ten:
1. Colt Gold Cup
2. S&W model 52
3. Hammerli 208
4. FWB AW93
5. Encore .308
6. SBH .44
7. FN FiveSeven
8. Browning HiPower
9. BFR .475 Linebaugh
10. T/C Contender

22-rimfire
April 28, 2013, 01:52 PM
S&W Model 57
Colt Python
Colt Diamondback
Ruger GP-100
Glock 23
S&W Model 17
S&W Model 18
Kimber 1911 (your choice)
Colt Officers Model Match
Colt Trooper Mark III

champ0608
April 28, 2013, 03:25 PM
If I had the money, and the desire to have a collection, I'd have:

Basic 1911 meeting Jeff Cooper's requirements for carry
Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special
Dan Wesson CBOB
WWII Remington Rand M1911A1
WWI M1911
Original, black powder frame, Single Action Army (circa 1870s-1880s)
Colt Walker
Colt 1851 Navy
Glock 19
Smith and Wesson Model 10

As it stands, being a minimalist, I only own number 1 on my list, and I'm happy with that.

Peter M. Eick
April 28, 2013, 04:14 PM
My current top ten by personal choices.

1) 1939 Registered Magnum
2) 1940 38/44 Outdoorsman
3) 1939 38/44 Heavy Duty conversion to target pistol
4) 1934 38/44 Heavy Duty Shooter
5) 1949 38/44 Outdoorsman (my shooter gun)
6) 1950 38/44 Outdoorsman glossy target shooter
7) 1982 357 5" Redhawk
8) Les Baer custom 10mm HeavyWeight Monolith
9) Les Baer custom 38 Super HeavyWeight Monolith
10) Sig 210-6 light frame adjustable sight.

If I had to pick guns, that is how I would select them today.

nathan
April 28, 2013, 04:15 PM
1 Colt 1911


2. Glock 23
3 Glock 19

4 Springfield 1911

ColtPythonElite
April 28, 2013, 04:32 PM
1.) Colt Python
2.) Colt King Cobra
3.) Colt Anaconda
4.) Colt Cobra
5.) Colt Agent
6.) Colt Detective Special
7.) Colt MK III Trooper
8.) Colt MK III Lawman snub
9.) Ruger MK II 10"
10.) Ruger SP 101 .357

Dframe
April 28, 2013, 04:50 PM
I agree with coltpythonelete except for the two rugers and not necessarily in the same order

OilyPablo
April 28, 2013, 05:03 PM
1) Colt Mk III Trooper
2) 1911 (all of mine :D )
3) S&W 1006
4) Glock 17L w/threaded barrel
5) CZ-82 (9x18)
6) Ruger Blackhawk Convertible 357/38/9mm
7) Springfield XDs .45ACP
8) Tokarev (7.62x25)
9) Glock 20 with 6.2 barrel in 10mm/.40S&W/357Sig
10) Ruger Mark III 22/45 Bull Barrel

JRH6856
April 28, 2013, 05:14 PM
In the order that I thought of them:

Colt 1911A1
Colt Commander
Browning Hi-Power
Ruger Security Six SS 4"
Ruger Super Blackhawk .44Mag
Ruger MkI 6"
S&W Model 442 pre-lock
Colt Python 6"
H&R 999
Beretta Nano

jimbo555
April 28, 2013, 05:15 PM
1 Colt saa
2 S&W model 10
3 Colt 1911
4 Browning h.p.
5 S&W j-frame
6 Colt d-frame
7 Walther p-38
8 P08 luger
9 S&W model 27
10 S&W model 29

montanaoffroader
April 28, 2013, 05:29 PM
1.) Colt SAA
2.) Colt King Cobra
3.) Colt Anaconda
4.) Colt Detective Special
5.) Ruger SP 101 .22LR
6.) Ruger Super Blackhawk
7.) Ruger MKII .22LR
8.) 1911 (Full size, any brand)
9.) Makarov 9x18 (any version)
10.) H&R Sportsman .22LR

Have half the list already, working on the other half. Then comes the rest.......

ColtPythonElite
April 29, 2013, 12:58 AM
I agree with coltpythonelete except for the two rugers and not necessarily in the same order
Let's scratch off the Rugers and add a Diamondback in .22lr and .38 Special.

lechiffre
April 29, 2013, 01:25 AM
No order :

Beretta Jetfire
Walther PPK
Walther P99
HK P7
SIG/Sauer P6
Beretta Cougar
FN Hi-Power
1911
CZ 75
SIG P210

helitack32f1
April 29, 2013, 02:01 AM
No particular order:

-Gen4 Glock 23/19

-Gen 4 Glock 20

-Sig Trailside .22

-Nighthawk 1911 of some type

-Walther PPQ

-Colt Woodsman Match Target 2nd gen.

-Kimber Solo DC 9mm

-Ruger SR9

-Ruger SR9C Talo DLC

-Sig P210

List subject to change due to continued contemplation.

Infidel4life11
April 29, 2013, 03:07 AM
1.) G19
2.) G34
3.) G17
4.) S&W M&P
5.) S&W gunsite 1911
6.) sig 226
7.) G25
8.) sig tac ops 1911
9.) EEA witness match
10.) hk USP

460Kodiak
April 29, 2013, 09:32 AM
Ok, I'll give it a try.

Ones that I own:

S&W 460V
S&W 686 Competitor
Springfield XDs

Ones that I wish I owned

Colt 4" Python
Colt2.5" King Cobra
Colt 6" Kodiak
Nighthawk Custom 1911 of some flavor
KRISS Super V
Sig P226 Stainless Elite
S&W 627 PC 5" 8 shot .357

sirgilligan
April 29, 2013, 09:58 AM
I don't even own 10 different handguns!

I have shot the Ruger Super Red Hawk and Super Black Hawk in .44 Mag, and I was impressed with their accuracy.

I have shot various Ruger and S&W revolvers in .357 Mag and each one was fantastic.

The Browning Hi-Power is amazing.

The CZ 75B family is the best service / duty pistol in my opinion for 9mm.

Delawarean
April 29, 2013, 10:34 AM
I own:

1. SS Ruger New Vaquero .357 4 5/8"
2. Glock 17
3. S&W Model 10-8 4"

Wish I owned:

4. Ruger LCR .38
5. Ruger MKII or III Target
6. WWII Colt 1911
7. S&W Triple Lock .44 Special 6"
8. Makarov 9x18
9. Glock 26
10. First Gen Colt SAA

wally
April 29, 2013, 11:34 AM
My top 10 in terms of range time:
1) S&W M22A 7.5" fluted bull barrel
2) Beretta Neos
3) Ruger MK II
4) RIA 1911 Tactical 9mm
5) RIA 1911 Tactical .45ACP
6) Kahr CW9 (cheap practice analog for my PM40 CCW)
7) S&W M&P 40 (with threaded Storm Lake 9mm conversion barrel)
8) RIA 1911-A2 "widebody" 9mm
9) RIA 1911-A2 "widebody" .45ACP
10) EAA Witness Limited .45ACP


Pride of ownership favorites:
1) Beretta Steel-1 .40S&W
2) SIG Tacops .45ACP
3) SIG P220R SAO .45ACP
4) Kimber TLE .45ACP
5) Desert Eagle .44mag
6) HK USP .45ACP
7) P08 Luger
8) WWII P38
9) EAA Witness Limited .45ACP
10)S&W 1955 Target .45ACP (moon clips)

beeenbag
April 29, 2013, 11:56 AM
1. m&p 45c
2. glock 19
3. glock 26
4. ruger lcp
5. browning hp-------------------------- don't have
6. ruger mkIII
7. smith and wesson 686 ----------- don't have
8. smith and wesson 629 ----------- don't have
9. colt ds-II
10. 1911 of a quality maker---------don't have

dbrow6272
April 29, 2013, 12:21 PM
Hard to say. I do not own any wheel guns-yet. I like Kimber Ultra Carry 45 Sig Sauer, any of them although I am not too fond of the P250 series. Rugers, S&W M&P's I will not post what I have. Oh wait 1 wheel gun I like is the Colt 38 Detective Special.

Storm
April 29, 2013, 12:36 PM
No particular order:

S&W Performance Center M&P R8
SIG P6
Browning Hi Power
HK P9S
Steyr GB
Walther P99
S&W Model 28 Highway Patrolman
Walther PP Super (a toss-up with a Manurhin Walther PP, Walther stamped & proofed, 7.65)
CZ Phantom
HK P7

oneounceload
April 29, 2013, 01:06 PM
HK P7
S&W 66
Sig 210
S&W K38
S&W 41
S&W 52
S&W K22
Colt Gold Cup
Luger in 45ACP
Freedom Arms Model 83

Pilot
April 29, 2013, 01:13 PM
Colt 1911
Browning Hi Power
CZ-75 variant
Beretta 92FS
HK P7
Ruger MK II
P-08 "Luger"
Colt SAA
Sig P210
Colt Woodsman

627PCFan
April 29, 2013, 01:26 PM
Wow. Took till post 12 for an N-Frame? Really?

housecat
April 29, 2013, 06:36 PM
Colt Python
Hi Standard Victor
H&K P7
S&W 657
Colt 1911
Ruger SBH
CA 44 Bulldog
S&W 67
TC Contender
Glock G20

22-rimfire
April 29, 2013, 09:29 PM
Wow. Took till post 12 for an N-Frame? Really?
No it took to post #4.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
April 29, 2013, 09:50 PM
1.Sig Sauer P220R
2.Hk USP .45
3.Sig Sauer P229R
4.Ruger MkII Stainless Competition(Slabside)
5.Colt 1911 Officers (sentimental value)
6.Walther PPK/S (German made)
7.Springfield 1911 Rangemaster
8.Browning Buckmark
9.Colt Python 2.5"
10.Colt Gold Cup 70 Series

JiminSC
April 30, 2013, 10:18 AM
S&W 686 4 (no dash)
Dan Wesson Guardian (bobtail 1911 9mm)
Dan Wesson VBOB (bobtail 1911 45ACP)
S&W 629 Classic 5
S&W 617 4
CZ P01
CZ 75B Stainless
Beretta Cheetah 380
Ruger SP101 3
Glock 19 (Gen 4)

Barry the Bear
April 30, 2013, 10:36 AM
i said model 29 post 1

mavracer
April 30, 2013, 12:24 PM
Ok I'll try
5" 1911 Les Baer
Colt commander length 1911 XSE Light weight
BHP
HK P7
Smith 442
Smith 686 SSR
Ruger flat top 45 Colt Blackhawk
Ruger Redhawk 44 mag
Colt Python
Colt SAA 45 Colt

Cosmoline
April 30, 2013, 01:25 PM
Limiting myself to ones I've owned and shot enough to evaluate fairly:

1--Ruger Speed Six
2--Colt Detective Special (and the Police Positive Special)
3--S&W Model 13
4--S&W Model 36
5--Colt 1851 Navy
6--Sig P225
7--Ruger Vaquero .45 Colt/ACP (small frame)
8--Walther PP
9--Ruger Redhawk .357
10--Colt Official Police

Took till post 12 for an N-Frame? Really?

I've found them to be a bit wrong for my hands. I tend to prefer the K frame size. They're great revolvers though.

Vern Humphrey
April 30, 2013, 02:04 PM
1. Colt SAA (mine is in .357)
2. Colt Government (M1911A1)
3. Colt Woodsman
4. Colt Officers Model Target.
5. Colt Python (or M357 -- same gun without the cosmetic feathres.
6. Colt Detective Special
7. Colt New Service (mine is in .45 Colt)
8. Ruger automatic MK I or II
9. Ruger Blackhawk
10. Ruger Redhawk

helitack32f1
April 30, 2013, 02:56 PM
I have to admit, this thread is more interesting than I thought it would be. There are certainly some interesting trends arising.

speedway
April 30, 2013, 02:57 PM
HK P7M8
HK P7M13
HK PSP
HK hk45c
1911
Browning hp
1903 Colt
S&W model 27
Luger
Walther PPK

SmokeyVol
April 30, 2013, 10:05 PM
Ruger Mark III (Competition / Hunter / Bull Barrel / all SS) .22 LR
S&W 617 4" SS .22 LR
Ruger Single Six SS .22 LR / .22 Mag
Beretta 92FS Inox 9mm
Walther PPK/S SS .380 ACP
Kahr K9 SS 9mm
Kahr MK9 SS 9mm
Colt Python 6" SS .357 Mag
Ruger SP-101 SS .357 Mag
Ruger GP-100 SS .357 Mag
Colt 1911 Gold Cup Trophy SS .45 ACP

Stevie-Ray
May 1, 2013, 08:19 PM
Colt 1911A1-have (2)
Colt Commander-need
LAR Grizzly-need
HK P7-need
S&W 52-need
S&W 41-need
Ruger Redhawk-have
T/C Contender-have
Ruger Mark II-have
Dan Wesson .357 VRH Pistol-Pac-need

Savage99
May 1, 2013, 10:58 PM
1. Colt Woodsman Target old model.

http://imageshack.us/a/img29/3418/woodsmantarget.jpg

2. Colt Woodsman Bullseye Match Target.

http://imageshack.us/a/img545/9289/woodsmandscn2713.jpg

3. Ruger Blackhawk 45 Colt old model

4.

mboe794
May 1, 2013, 11:29 PM
1. Mk III 22/45..... have
2. SR9..... have

These I would like to have...
3. SR1911
4. SR9c or maybe LC9
5. LCR in .357
6. GP100 6 inch
7. 44 Redhawk
8. Five seveN
9. CZ75b
10. Witness 10mm

allaroundhunter
May 1, 2013, 11:49 PM
1. STI 2011 Eagle
2. S&W Performance Center 627
3. Wilson Combat Tactical Supergrade
4. Glock 19
5. Sig Sauer P226
6. Colt Woodsman Bullseye Match
7. Original Colt SAA
8. Browning Hi-Power
9. Sig P210
10. S&W Model 10

Only gun in this list that I have not shot is an original Colt SAA.... Now if only I owned all of those that I have shot :o

biohazurd
May 1, 2013, 11:59 PM
1. 1911
2. Ruger Gp100
3. Smith m&p 9 full size
4. Smith model 36
5. Ruger Blackhawk/Superblackhawk. (Different guns but I lump them together.)
6. Browning Hi-power
7. CZ-75
8. Ruger mark III
9. Smith model 34
10. Walther ppk .32 (just my preferred caliber for this gun.)


These handguns I can say are my favorite in terms of aesthetics, enjoyment of shooting. Comfort in hand. and just plain awesomeness.

481
May 2, 2013, 12:52 AM
1. Glock 17
2. Glock 17L
3. HK USP45
4. HK USP9
5. Glock 19
6. Ruger MK II Stainless Gov't Model 6 7/8"
7. S&W 5906
8. SIG P226
9. Ruger Super Blackhawk 7.5", .44 Mag in stainless
10. Ruger GP100 6" .357 Magnum in stainless

Dr.Rob
May 2, 2013, 02:55 AM
1. Full size 1911 of some kind (Colt)
2. 4 inch brand name 357 (Dan Wesson)
3. 2 inch snubby in 357 or 38 (Colt)
4. Hicap 9mm of some kind (FEG Hipower clone)
5. target 22 (Ruger Mk 2)
6. cowboy gun or 44 mag (Ruger Vaquero)
7. pocket pistol (Colt Govt model 38)
8. variation of 1911 (Commander)
9. exotic/custom pistol (DA Trigger 1911)
10. Luger

MARKMALL
May 2, 2013, 07:16 AM
S&W 29

S&W 57

Ithica 1911

Browning Hi-Power

Encore-with lots of barrels

Khar 9mm

Python

Single 6

S&W 36

PPK 32 auto

muggia59
May 5, 2013, 06:54 PM
1. CZ75B 2. CZ75B compact
3. Desert Eagle 1911 4. Beretta 92FS
5. Ruger SP101 357 3"
6. Winchester 94 3030
7. Rossi 357 lever action
8. SigSauer P938
9. Heritage 22 6.5 s/a revolver
10. Henry 22 lever action
I stopped at 10. Have others. Want more. Need to hit the lottery.

mnhntr
May 5, 2013, 07:04 PM
Sig 220
Colt Delta Elite 10mm
Colt 1911 in 38super
SA XDS
SA XDM 3.8 45acp
Ruger Blackhawk 357mag
Ruger SBH 44mag
Ruger GP100
S&W 648
S&W 29

Rugerspyderon
May 5, 2013, 07:25 PM
Rugers GP 100 accurized
LCP
SR9c
CZ 75 Shadow
Les Baer Thunder Ranch 1911
Glock 19
Colt Python
Ruger Mk 2 six inch
Ruger 22/45 4.5 inch threaded barrel
LCR

savanahsdad
May 5, 2013, 07:43 PM
[B]My top ten , in order[B]


1.S&W 1911 full size 45acp
2.S&W Mod 19 4" 357mag
3.Ruger Super Blackhawk. 10 1/2" bull barrel 44mag
4.HighStandard mod 102. 6" 22lr
5.Clot Challenger 6" 22lr
6.Ruger Standard 4" 22lr
7.Sig P238 380auto
8.Makarov 9x18 East Berlin made
9.Ruger P89 9mm
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tarosean
May 5, 2013, 08:06 PM
From ones I own.

Wilson Proffessional
S&W 66-3
Browning Hi Power Practical
Colt LW Commander
Beretta 92c Type M
S&W 1006
Ruger Single Six
Walther PPK
Brown Special Forces
Bear Monolith Heavyweight (just added but a sweet shooter)

wow6599
May 6, 2013, 12:55 PM
Colt 1911
BHP
Sig P210
Redhawk in .454
Glock 20SF
CZ 75B
Ruger MKI
Colt Python
Kahr PM9
Sig P226

Teachu2
May 6, 2013, 01:14 PM
1. Glock 30SF
2. Les Baer SRP 1911 .45acp
3. Ruger 22/45 MkII
4. S&W Shield 9mm
5. S&W 686+ Pro
6. S&W K-22
7. Glock 34
8. Colt 1911 Stainless
9. Glock G21SF
10. Glock G26

foghornl
May 6, 2013, 08:39 PM
Hmmmmmm

No particular order...

old model 3-screw 357 Blackhawk
OM 3 screw Super Blackhawk
S&W .22 "Kit Gun" Old pre-model number K G
Springfield Armory "GI-45"
Security Six 4" SS
Ruger P-90
Ruger MK II
Single-Six Convertible
Bird's Head 45 Vaquero
4' Skinny Barrel Mdl 10 S&W

Arizonagunrunner
May 7, 2013, 08:59 AM
Have:

Ruger GP100 4 SS
Ruger Redhawk blued 5.5 bbl
Ruger Speed Six 2.75bbl SS
Ruger Single Six 5.5 bbl (Bicentennial)
Ruger MK II standard 5.5 bbl
Virginia Dragoon blued 6 bbl
Taurus 431 blued 3 bbl
Taurus 85 SS 3 bbl
Rossi 720 SS 3 bbl

WISH/WANT:

Ruger Redhawk 357 5.5 bbl
S&W Model 624 in 4in bbl

grimjaw
May 7, 2013, 09:10 AM
I can't list anything like ten of them, but in no particular order:

BHP and its clones
CZ75B
Glock 27/23
Ruger BlackHawk convertible
Ruger Single Six convertible
S&W J-frames

jm

NormB
May 7, 2013, 10:01 AM
1 -Colt SAA 1873 Peacemaker - I know people who still carry these, hunt, shoot, collect. An archetypal firearm if there is one.
2 - Colt M1911A1 - over 100 years, dozens of copycats, not going anywhere soon.
3 - S&W Model 10, 19, 36 (nearly equal). From ankle, to pocket, to hip.
4 - S&W Model 29 - Was that 5 shots or 6? Do you feel lucky? A serious game-changer.
5 - Luger P08 - but no one carries these anymore do they.
6 - HK P7M8 (thumb, not bottom, mag release), flat, compact, accurate.
7 - Glock 17 (with light trigger mod) Classic.
8 - SIG - several come to mind, but I'll pick 226 in 9mm for CQB Alex for $500
9 - Makarov 9x18 - various styles. Cold war symbol of state power now $250 for C&R holders... ammo purchased separately.
10 - Well, that's 11, but what the heck.

Chosen for utility, world-wide distribution and market penetration, reliability, longevity.

I still shoot my grandfather's 1911 from WW1. Mfd in 1913 it's still pristine, blue, reliable as anything else in my collection. When I carry, it's usually a 1911 variant, but I'm also fond of the HK P7M8 since I first learned about it while learning to shoot from a CIA spook some years back. I have a couple of first gen. Colt SAAs that will be working long after I'm no longer able to. Walther PP came to mind, but it's really more of a niche market. Very nicely tooled, finished, I've owned a half dozen of them, never got close to any of them.

YMMV.

BlindJustice
May 7, 2013, 04:27 PM
In no particular order

1. 1911 of some sort,
Mine is a S&W 1911 with the usual bling features but I'd be happy
with a Colt Goverment MOdel Series 70
2. S&W K-Frame - S&W has sold more of the K-frames since the '1st'
one, which became the K-frame, 198 1st Model Hand ejector 1898
Mine is a 617 .22 LR 10 shot - my first handgun circa mid'60s Model
18 K-22 Combat Masterpiece 4" bbl.
3. S&W N-frame in .45 ACP ( .45 Auto Rim ) S&W has been making
various models since the M1917 continuously except during WWII
and they complement the 1911
Mine's a S&W 625 5" Bbl.
4. Luger P-08 - it's just a sexy one....
5. CZ 75B - first of the Super 9s of the and yah need
at least one, DA/SA
6. Colt Single Action Army ..45 Colt
7. Ruger Blackhawk Convertible .45 Colt / .45 ACP
8. S&W 27-2 .357 Mag 5" Bbl.
8. S&W 610 5" Bbl .10mm AUto/.40 S&W
9. S&W J-frame
Mine is the Model 60 Chiefs Speccial 3" Bbl. .357 Mag adj. Rear sight
10. S&W M&P 40C .40 S&W

Kinda wheelgun heavy but that's what I started on
and carried the 1911 on Duty USN

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mrt949
May 8, 2013, 10:23 AM
1=tc contender
2= ruger secutity six
3=ruger sp101
4=ruger redhawk
5=ruger mk11
6=ruger Blackhawk
7=ruger super Blackhawk
8=seecamp 32.
9=beretta 21a
10=sw mp 40 c
I LIKE RUGERS :D

g_one
May 8, 2013, 11:07 AM
Some of these are on the list because of how fun they are to shoot, others are on there because of how well-built and beautiful they are. I actually think about this list every now and then and try to consolidate everything into one, all-encompassing, 'Top 10'. The order of ranking may change now and then but the guns that appear on the list don't. You can probably tell that I'm a big fan/supporter of Dan Wesson.
1. Dan Wesson Razorback 10mm
...and then everything else is a few ranks below that. The RZ-10 is the greatest handgun ever built IMHO.
3. S&W Model 629
4. Browning High Power
5. Dan Wesson VBOB (great carry gun)
6. Gen4 G17/G19 (Caliber doesn't matter. It fits my hand so well and is a BLAST to shoot)
7. Any Monson-era Dan Wesson .357 Revolver
8. Coonan Classic (1911-inspired .357 autoloader, expertly designed)
9. SIG P210
10. Ruger LCP (my EDC)

jolly roger
May 9, 2013, 12:28 AM
Top Ten as far as range time

Beretta 92FS Inox
Glock 21SF
Glock 30
Ruger Bisley 44 Special Flat Top
Ruger MKII Government Model Stainless
S&W Model 28 Highway Patrolman
S&W Model 629 44 6 inch
S&W K22 5 screw made in 1948
S&W Model 21 44 Special nickel
Sig 220 ST

Wish I had

Baer 1911
Colt SAA from the early period up to about 1900 or so
Colt Detective Special 1st model NIB
Luger of some sort
S&W Registered Magnum...probably would never shoot it though
S&W 27 with 3 1/2 barrel in pristine condition
S&W Triple Lock 44 Special
Sig P210

Thats 8 on the wish list

Lj1941
May 9, 2013, 11:58 AM
S & W Model 19 -4
S & W M & P Full Size 9
S & W M & P Full Size 45
S & W Shield 40
Ruger Super Blackhawk 7.5
Ruger Mark 2
CZ 82
1911A1 RIA (45 ACP- What else?)
S & W 625
S & W 29-4
:)

OldBrownDog
May 9, 2013, 02:06 PM
Have:
1. Colt 1911 - classic
2. S&W K-frame (Model 65) - I like having the option of .357
3. Browning Buckmark - can't forget a .22
4. S&W Model 17 - maybe the prettiest gun I've seen in person

Working on:
1. USGI 1911 - just for the history
2. Colt SAA in .45LC - classic. Might go .357 to share ammo with the other revolvers
3. S&W Model 27-2 5" bbl - I think this would be the perfect all around .357. Now to find one...
4. Les Baer TRS 1.5" - because I want a semi-custom 1911
5. Freedom Arms Model 83 - because I want an absolute hand cannon. Ruger SBH might be good too
6. Another Colt 1911 (maybe commander sized) - if 1 is good, 2 is better. Right? :D

Ed Ames
May 9, 2013, 04:27 PM
I've been following this thread off and on for awhile now. My reaction almost every time I see it is, "What an impossible question!"

Best at what? Where?

Here's the best I can figure...

Best for learning to shoot a handgun: Ruger MkII Gov't Target. Runner Up: DA revolver of some sort.
Best for annoying everyone around you at a public range: S&W 460es snubby. Runner up: Ruger Old Army with smokey powder.
Best for making public safety videos: Glock 22. No competition.
Best for making you look like a wanker: Desert Eagle, gold plated. Runner up: AR pistol
Best gun for reminding yourself shooting isn't about accessorizing or following trends: S&W m10. Runner up: SP101?
Best gun for accessorizing and showing that you are part of the tribe: 1911. Runner up: Glock 17.
Best gun for hunting: Ruger Super Blackhawk. Runner up: Freedom Arms whatever they call it.
Best gun for Concealed Carry: Kel-tec P3AT or clone. Runner up: J-frame.
Best gun for open Carry: S&W m29. Runner up: Ruger Alaskan.
Best gun for just looking like it would hurt to be around: T/C Encore pistol in 7mm magnum. Runner up: Same sort of deal with the bolt action "pistols".

Seems like i'm missing some.... Best gun for using as a basis for sci-fi props: Mauser c96. Best gun for causing arguments on the internet: Taurus Judge. Best gun for using when the chips are down: the one you are best with....

:)

helitack32f1
May 9, 2013, 04:35 PM
Well, the OP never even used the word "best". He just asked "What are your top ten guns? Ones you own or would like to own."

Ed Ames
May 9, 2013, 04:38 PM
Doesn't really change the problem. "Top ten" is the same as "best ten" as far as I can tell. As for 10 I'd like to own, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't like to own (only) ten handguns. ;)

Then again, I'm interested in the history as well as the functionality of these things. On the history side 10 is barely sample of one era.

JDR
May 9, 2013, 04:47 PM
Ones I own or have owned;

1) BHP 9mm Hard Chromed
2) SW1911 (fixed sights)
3) Sig P220 NS
4) H&K USP 40
5) Sig P228
6) Glock 17 Gen3
7) Glock 22 Gen4
8) Sig P225
9) Springfield Loaded 1911 in 9mm
10) S&W Model 27 Revolver

beatledog7
May 9, 2013, 08:01 PM
Based on what I own or have shot enough to talk about, and not in rank order...

CZ-75B / CZ-75B-SA
Browning Buckmark
Magnum Research / IWI Baby Eagle (aka Jericho)
S&W J-frame .38Spl
Ruger Redhawk .44Mag
Ruger Security Six
Browning BDA / Beretta 84
Sig P238
Beretta M9 / 92FS
Glock 22 (or any other duty-size Glock)

Actually, there only two of those I don't own. My list is fluid, as I'm pretty sure all ours are. A lot of famously great handguns don't make my list simply because I don't have enough experience with them to judge.

TreeDoc
May 9, 2013, 10:12 PM
1. Ruger Mark II, stainless bull barrel
2.Glock 26 3rd gen
3.S&W Model 10-5, tapered 38
4.Ruger GP 100 Stainless, 5 inch barrel
5. S&W 638 airweight
6.Ruger speed six, stainless, 2 3/4 inch barrel
7. Ruger New Vaquero 357
8.Ruger Single Six, Stainless
9. Ruger sp 101, 3 inch, 357
10. NAA 22 mag, 1 1/8 barrel

justice06rr
May 9, 2013, 10:19 PM
1. Smith and Wesson M&P 9/40/45
2. HK USP45 Tactical
3. Glock 18/19/21
4. Colt 1911A1
5. Ruger 357
6. Springfield XDM9 3.8
7. Kriss Vector Pistol
8. Berretta 92FS
9. S&W 44mag (not sure of the model)
10.Deseart Eeagle 50 (just because!)

David E
May 10, 2013, 12:38 AM
Handguns that would rate, but in no particular order:

1) Ruger Standard .22 semi-auto

2) Colt .22 Peacemaker

3) Colt 1911 Combat Commander, .45 acp

4) Smith & Wesson M-29

5) Smith & Wesson M-642

6) Smith & Wesson M&P Pro

7) Smith & Wesson M-66

8) Glock 19

9) Colt 1911 Govt, 9x23/.38 Super/9mm/.22

10) STI 2011 in .40

Of course, my list could change tomorrow....

loose noose
May 10, 2013, 08:51 PM
1. Colt Gold Cup Ntl Match
2. S&W 29 8 3/8"
3.Colt Detective Special
4.Ruger Super Black Hawk .44 Mag
5.Springfield XD-40
6.Browning Buckmark
7.Ruger Super Single Six
8.Ruger MKI
9.TC in .44, 357, .22, .223 etc
10.Taurus TCP in .380;
;)Allmost forgot my nickel plated 4" Model 19 in place of Taurus TCP

Goju
May 11, 2013, 12:00 AM
1. Colt 1911
2. H&K P7M8
3. Browning Hi Power
4. Colt Woodsman
5. Colt Python
6. S&W Model 657 Classic Hunter
7. CZ 75
8. S&W Model 19
9. Glock 17
10. T/C Contender

mf-dif
May 11, 2013, 09:37 AM
In no particular order, semis...

Glock 17
Browning Hi Power
Colt 1911
Ruger MKII
FNX Tactical
Sig 226
HK USP
FN FiveseveN
Walther P1/38
DEagle

Proud Southern Son
May 11, 2013, 10:20 AM
1. Beretta 92fs inox
2. Glock 22
3. Glock 23
4. S&W Model 19 (2 1/2 inch)
5. S&W Model 686 (4 inch)
6. S&W 5906
7. S&W 4506
8. Browning Hi Power
9. S&W Model 29 (6 inch)
10.Colt 1911 Gov't.

PabloJ
May 11, 2013, 08:44 PM
Whats your top ten handguns? they dont have to be historical or prolific just the ten you have or wish to have.Mine are as follows :
1. s&w model 29
2. ruger super blackhawk
3. ruger sr1911
4. s&w 5906
5. colt detective spl
6.colt 1911A1
7. sig p226
8. s&w model 19/66
9. glock 26 gen 4
10.rossi ranch hand
The top spot belongs to COLT with three to choose from Colt Single-Action Army, Colt Double-Action Service Revolver or Colt 1911. The top of Euro heap is Walther PP if you like complexity Luger 08 the Glock is modern wonder from Europe.

logical
May 12, 2013, 10:26 AM
Smith 29 (Dirty Harry)
Smith 63 (kit gun)
Beretta 92 (modern classic)
Colt 1911 (although I am not that big on them)
Ruger Security/Service/Speed Six (gaining popularity but still under-rated)
Browning Hi Power (sleek)
Sig P series (P239 and P245 are my favorites, but P226 and others are modern classics)
Walther PPK (c'mon...007)
Rohrbaugh R9 (personal favorite and EDC)
Colt Python (real craftsmanship)


That was harder than I thought, would change if I thought about it more, and ten isn't nearly enough.

Hurryin' Hoosier
May 12, 2013, 08:15 PM
IMHO, a lot of people need to expand their horizons and try out the Tokarev and the Makarov. :scrutiny:

Confederate
May 13, 2013, 12:25 AM
1. Ruger Mark II .22lr Auto
2. Colt Python .357
3. Beretta 92 9mm
4. Ruger Security-Six .357
5. S&W 459, 559, 659 9mm
6. S&W 29/629 .44 mag.
7. Beretta Jetfire .25acp
8. Beretta 70S .22lr/.380
9. Ruger Single-Six .22lr/.22wmr
10. Sig Saur P226 .45acp

Dr. K
May 19, 2013, 07:04 PM
1. S&W 442/642 (same thing, different colors)
2. S&W 640 (can you tell I love centennials?)
3. Glock 27
4. Springfield XD9
5. Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan
6. Kel-tec P3AT
7. Colt 1911
8. Colt Detective Special
9. Ruger MK I
10. Seecamp .32/.380

Chosen because I like 'em, or they're innovators for carry, or both. :)

hedrok
May 19, 2013, 10:48 PM
As with everyone else here, handguns are a integral part of my daily life. These are my choices based on what I have confidence in. Random sequence, but all are well respected treasures.
S&W 38-44 4" 1938 Ft. Smith, Ark PD
1949 Sig 210 Danish Military Officers sidearm.
S&W 624 Lew Horten 44 Special.
Rohrbaugh R9s
S&W 327 TRR8 Swat 8 shot
Seecamp 32
Ruger Alaskan 454 Casull
Beretta 70 Jaguar 22lr
S&W 940 3" bbl 9mm (moon clips)
S&W 625 JM 45ACP
S&W 624 LH .44 Special

Still looking for a Dan Wesson...maybe someday.

leadcounsel
May 19, 2013, 11:46 PM
In no particular order:

1. Glock (all flavors)
2. 1911
3. CZ 75 series
4. S&W Gen 3 5906/6906 series
5. Colt snake revolvers (Python, Anaconda, etc.)
6. Ruger GP100/SP101/Six series
7. Sig Sauer P22_ series
8. S&W 29/629 series
9. Springfield XD series
10. SW MP series

Historically noteworthy guns in my opinion. Browning Hi Power, Beretta 92, Tokarev, CZ82, Makarov, Wather P1/38...

Backpacker33
May 20, 2013, 04:51 PM
Top Ten Guns I have or would like to have.

1. Springfield M1A SOCOM II
2. S&W 327 TRR8 or M&P R8
3. Ruger Single Six
4. Beretta 92
5. SigSauer 229/.357-Sig
6. Colt Python
7. 1911, Colt, S&W, Sig, Remington, Springfield
8. S&W Combat Masterpiece .22
9. Colt/Thompson 1921/28 Navy Overstamp
10. S&W 686+

AND (I can't help myself), Vektor CP-1; Colt SAA/.45-Colt; Colt 1860 Army; Beretta 93R; Colt Anaconda; Ruger 10/22; STOP ME BEFORE I GO BROKE!

ChivalryLives
May 21, 2013, 12:22 PM
Heres my favorites:

1) Model 47 Medusa, I'll never be able to find or afford it, but i love the concept

2) HK usp w/ .40 super barrel, i will have this.

3) Yugo m57 tokarev, the only one i own, accurate as hell

4) Raging Judge Magnum, hunt quails, elephants and everything inbetween

5) La Mat revolver, love the innovation behind this beauty

6) 1895 Nagant, yet another unique revolver, if only ammo didnt cost so much

7) Glock 21sf w/ .50gi conversion, this round is so underrated

with those 7 i think i'd have everything i needed, A mares leg might be cool thogh

DNS
May 21, 2013, 12:44 PM
S/W model 36

S/W model 1

S/W model 3

Colt 1873

Ruger Single Six

Ruger Bearcat

Ruger Blackhawk/Superblackhawk

Ruger LCR

Browning Hi Power

LUGER!

dvnv
May 21, 2013, 02:30 PM
Mod 83 FA in 454
Model 97 FA in 357
Model 97 FA in .22
475 Linebaugh (or 500), by any of the top smiths
.45 acp Les Baer (w/accuracy guarantee)
Colt Python (blue)
S&W M41
Colt SAA in .45
SBH (3 screw) in 44 mag
S&W 357 registered mag

History.Doc
May 21, 2013, 03:36 PM
My top ten:
Remington Rand 1911
CZ 75B Compact
Ruger Mark III
Ruger Blackhawk
CZ 75B
CZ 83
Ruger Single Six
Beretta 92 FS
S&W K Frame
Ruger SR22

I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite since they are all so different. I had a hard time leaving my CZ Rami off the list. That is a fun gun too. Come to think of it I would probably put the Rami up there and take off the Beretta.... I guess all that this list really means is that I like my guns. I don't have any safe queens. I'm not too sentimental about my Glock or my LCP. They fall into the "they are what they are" category.

Cast of One
May 21, 2013, 03:50 PM
Okay, here's my list:

1. Colt SAA
2. S&W Model 65 3"
3. Colt Python
4. Ruger Old Army
5. Colt 1860 Army
6. 1911
7. Colt Walker
8. Browning HI-Power
9. Ruger Single Six
10. Colt 1903

Many of these are from my personal collection or I have shot a lot. I went a little heavy with the black powder but they are fun.

Sergei Mosin
May 22, 2013, 05:52 AM
Ten that I don't have but would like to...

1. Colt Delta Elite (stainless)
2. Colt 1911 in .38 Super (maybe a Commander?)
3. USGI M1911/M1911A1 (a WWII Remington Rand would do nicely)
4. Browning Hi Power (a nice shooter grade one, might even carry it once in a while)
5. East German Makarov
6. S&W Victory Model (US Navy marked)
7. S&W Model 10 (shooter grade...ought to get one of those police trade-ins)
8. Ruger Speed Six, 2 3/4 inch, .357 Magnum (similarly-sized Service Six would work too)
9. Ruger Bearcat
10. Webley or Enfield service revolver

deere140
May 22, 2013, 10:41 AM
Savage 1907
1911
VIS P35 Radom
Ruger MK1
FN Browning Hi-Power
Ruger SR9
FN Browning 1922
Rossi 511
Walther P38
Luger P08

KYamateur
June 17, 2013, 09:46 PM
1. Colt 1911 Government size
2. S&W 686
3. Beretta 92
4. Glock 19
5. S&W 629
6. Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan .44 mag
7. Colt King Cobra in Bright Stainless
8. Sig P220
9. Glock 26
10. Mid-High End 1911 (Dan Wesson or Les Baer)

Those are my top ten. I like Glocks and 1911s, and it is always a blast to shoot some 357s and 44 magnums out of a nice revolver.

caz223
June 18, 2013, 07:57 AM
In no particular order.
1. Glock 20 + longslide plus all conversions to .45, .40, 357SIG 4.6 and 6 inch barrels for all.
2. Sig 2340 in 357SIG plus .40, and barsto 9mm conversion barrel.
3. CZ 97b
4. S&W L frame .357 mag in 2.5" barrel.
5. Ruger blackhawk .41 magnum in 4 5/8" barrel.
6. Star PD. No, really.
7. H&K USP compact in .45
8. Ported N frame .44 magnum performance center snubby.
9. H&R 999 breaktop .22 revolver. Sportsman preferred.
10 Sig 228. Bone stock.

David E
June 18, 2013, 09:02 AM
Savage 1907
1911
VIS P35 Radom
Ruger MK1
FN Browning Hi-Power
Ruger SR9
FN Browning 1922

Rossi 511

Walther P38
Luger P08

Nine world classic guns and one.....um....not classic gun....

Sentimental value?

MTMilitiaman
June 18, 2013, 03:25 PM
Top Ten Handguns...for one particular purpose or everything together?

My list of Top Ten Handguns for Everything:
Glock 19 9mm
Glock 20 10mm
Glock 34 9mm
Dan Wesson Specialist .45 ACP
Dan Wesson V-Bob .45 ACP
Colt Delta Elite 10mm
Ruger Blackhawk 4" .44 Rem Mag
Ruger New Model Single Six Convertible .22LR/WMR
Ruger GP100 6" .357 Rem Mag
Magnum Research Desert Eagle .50 AE

For autos, I mostly stick to Glocks and 1911s these days. A lot of people seem to think these are mutually exclusive, like they are opposing teams. I don't get it. For sure they are different experiences, but both have proven reputations that I respect. I have three of each selected, to give me options for either in CCW, bedstand, and truck gun configurations.
Never really thought I was much of a revolver guy. The revolvers I do seem to enjoy the most of have the best experiences with are made by Ruger. Reliable and nearly indestructible, I have three Ruger revolvers selected to follow up the autos, including my only .22 LR handgun in the list.
The last choice on the list is a sort of anomoly. While most of my choices others could agree are pretty practical, this one serves no real purpose. I could see doing some handgun hunting with it, but for that purpose I would mostly use the .44 Ruger. The Desert Eagle exists just for fun. It's entertainment value is enormous, assuming you can afford to feed it. If none of you have ever used a mag full of .50 caliber 325 gr JSP to split firewood or bang a hanging steel plate off its chains, you don't know what you're missing.

mdauben
June 18, 2013, 03:35 PM
I'll give my 2 with my top ten:


Browning Hi-Power
Colt 1851 Navy
Glock 17
Glock 21
Ruger Mk II
S&W 60
S&W 617
S&W 626
S&W 686
Walther PPK

meanmrmustard
June 18, 2013, 10:38 PM
CZ75
Glock 32
Glock 20
S&W 1006
S&W 5906
CZ82
Walther PPK
Tokarev
EAA Witness
SIG P290

Elm Creek Smith
June 18, 2013, 11:17 PM
S&W Model 10-5, tapered 4 inch, SB, .38 Special
S&W Model 13, 3 inch, RB, .357 Magnum
S&W Model 37, 1

JoelSteinbach
June 18, 2013, 11:24 PM
1. Colt delta Elite Blue Clark custom
2. Colt Delta Elite Blue Clark Custom
3. Colt Gold Cup
4. S&W 626
5. S%W 610
6. S&W 1066
7. Kimber Raptor
8. Kimber Ultra Raptor
9. Kimber Eclipse 10mm
10 Colt Detective Special

FM12
June 19, 2013, 01:00 AM
1. Sig 220 2.Any othewr Sig 3. S&W 629 6" 4. S&W 5904 5. Browning HP 6. Colt Python 7. Any Colt snubbie 8 any 1911 9. Ruger 22 auto 10. any other pistol

saaman
June 19, 2013, 07:52 PM
Tougher than I thought it would be--hard to hold it down to the following:
1 Colt Single Action Army 45
2 Colt 1911 45
3 Smith M&P 38 Spl
4 Ruger Single Six Old Model
5 Colt Navy 36
6 Ruger Bearcat
7 Colt Detective Special
8 Smith K-22
9 Colt 1860 Army
10 Taurus Millenium 9 mm (my CC)

Then I found it hard to omit:
1860 Army Cartridge Conversion
Colt Percussion Pocket Model
Colt 1903 Pocket Auto
Smith J frame
Smith 44 Hand Ejector
Brass Barrel Flintlock Pistol
Colt Walker
Colt Dragoon
All the other major calibers of the Colt SAA:o

Riomouse911
June 19, 2013, 07:59 PM
My personal top 10:

1: M-66 S&W 4" (The do-it-all; defense, hunting, trail gun, CCW etc..)
2: A quality stainless 1911 .45 ACP (The classic home defense gun)
3: Ruger Redhawk stainless .44 4" (Bombproof woods gun; bears, etc)
4: Browning Buckmark .22LR (Reasonable cost, great quality plinker/trainer)
5: Walther PPK stainless .380 (A classic carry gun)
6: S&W 640/642 (Centennial, another classic carry gun)
7: Glock 19 (A very good concealed/home defense/trail gun)
8: TC Contender with barrels in .22 LR, .223, 6.5 TCU, .35 Rem (Silhouette, target, hunting, etc)
9: Ruger single six convertable ss .22/.22mag 6 1/2" (camp hunter/pot gun)
10: Colt Ultimate Python 6" ('cause it's always been THE Cadillac of revolvers)


I also like the CZ 75, S&W kit gun .22 LR, Ruger Super Redhawk .454, Ruger Vaquero .45 Colt, S&W 686+, Dan Wesson pistol packs in .357 .22, or .44, but the ones I listed are my choice for end of the world scenarios that'll do anything I'll ever need at any time.

bdb benzino
June 19, 2013, 11:39 PM
1. 1911
2. S&W M&P (model 10)
3. Browning HI Power
4. S&W Registered Magnum (model 27 or 28)
5. Colt S.A.A.
6. CZ75
7. S&W K frame 357mag
8. Makarov
9. Walther PPK
10. S&W 3rd gen autos

Fishman777
June 20, 2013, 08:46 AM
1. M&P 9. TS
2. M&P 45 TS
3. M&P 9C TS
4. GP 100, Stainless, 5" barrel, .357
5. SP 101, Stainless, 4.2" barrel, .22 LR
6. SP 101, Stainless, 4.2" barrel, .357
7. Single 10, Stainless
8. Mark III Hunter, Stainless
9. Redhawk, Stainless, 4.2" barrel, .45 colt
10. SW1911, Stainless, 5" barrel

HexHead
June 20, 2013, 08:59 AM
Nighthawk
Python
Detective Special
Colt Mustang
Colt Police Positive Special
S&W Model 10
S&W Model 36
Glock 17
Glock 26
Glock 21

I don't have the PPS or G21 yet.

dickydalton
June 20, 2013, 08:50 PM
S&W Mountain gun 44 magnum
Colt Officers Enhanced 45 Auto
Para Ordinance Carry LDA 45
Ruger Blackhawk 357 Mag
S&W '51 22 Mag.
Ruger LCP 380
Ruger GP 100 38 Special
1858 Remington New Model Army 44 Percussion
T/C Contender
S&W 32 Lemon Squeezer

Bonus, what I don't shoot enough but love: S&W 460XVR. I started out with nightstand/carry and this one is the final answer if you have your ear protection along!

Barry the Bear
July 16, 2013, 12:48 AM
Got to add a ruger lc45 to the list if they existed.

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