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Which one of these full size pistols would you choose for "Home Defense?"

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by el Godfather, Aug 5, 2012.


Which one of these full size pistols would you choose for "Home Defense?"

Poll closed Jun 1, 2013.
  1. Glock 17, 20, 21 or 22

    196 vote(s)
  2. SigSauer 220 or 226 (variations)

    95 vote(s)
  3. H&K USP, P30 or Mark 23

    39 vote(s)
  4. 1911 of your choice in .45

    226 vote(s)
  1. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    Dear THR:
    The question is in subject line.
    Remember question is HOME defense specific. It does not factor in CCW possibility nor price is a factor. Please discuss your choice.
  2. jblackfish

    jblackfish Well-Known Member

    Do you mean WHAT full size pistol rather than "which one of these pistols...?" Which one of THESE full size pistols... implies that you've offered a specific choice of pistols to select from.
  3. PRM

    PRM Well-Known Member

    Hum, Choose from nothing - A choice that does not require thought or comparison. That's easy and novel.
  4. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    The list of 4 is in the poll, gentlemen.
  5. jblackfish

    jblackfish Well-Known Member

    It didn't show up when I posted - not sure why. It did when I came back this time.
  6. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    It should. Try refreshing your browser.
  7. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Well-Known Member

    I have kept a .45 1911 or a .40 H&K USP on the nightstand (with maglite, cell phone & fire extinguisher close by). Off-topic (revolvers) also have kept a Ruger security six or Rossi J-frame clone loaded with .38 +P.
  8. wlewisiii

    wlewisiii Well-Known Member

    Glock. Reliable, accurate, no safety to have to remember under stress. Put a NY1 & a 3.5 connector in it as well to me but even without that, I'd still prefer the Glock for an auto in the home.

    (I'd far rather have a S&W K frame with a 4" barrel but that's not on your list. )
  9. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    1911 or XD, 5" barrel and .45ACP either way.
  10. towboat_er

    towboat_er Well-Known Member

    None of the above.
  11. Centurian22

    Centurian22 Well-Known Member

    None of the above: Springfield XD in your choice of caliber (I want a 9mm).
  12. usp9

    usp9 Well-Known Member

    No bad choice there, but because I'm a HK fanboy, I'd take one of them in a heartbeat. The USP is the epitome of reliability, The P30 a work of ergonomic art, and I wish, (close eyes and concentrate hard), I wish, I had a MK23, or a MK24 for that matter.

    I have a Sig P220, Glock 17 and a Springfield 1911, but I'd pass them over for a HK. A personal choice, nothing more.
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2012
  13. RickMD

    RickMD Well-Known Member

    Any of them will work. I fail to see where any one has a significant advantage over the others or any other centerfire handgun for that matter. As long as it's .38 caliber or greater and reliable anything will serve the purpose.
  14. tryshoot

    tryshoot Well-Known Member

    I hate Glock, but have one and it is ugly. It has about 4 parts in it, takes 12 dollars worth of plastic to build and costs over 500$. BUT it shootable by anybody, one of the most reliable pistols ever made, and one of thebest home defense pistols ever made. Also you can buy anything for it. I'm trying to invent the can opener acc. for it now.
  15. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    Usp 9
    What is your reference to mk24?
  16. jimbo555

    jimbo555 Well-Known Member

    None of the choices..4 inch revolver
  17. Chevelle SS

    Chevelle SS Well-Known Member

    5'' Kimber is my nightstand gun
  18. Inebriated

    Inebriated Well-Known Member

    I use a Glock 21, or 26 with the17+2 magazine.
  19. browningguy

    browningguy Well-Known Member

    Whichever fits your hand and eye best, any of them would work, as would a Springfield XD, BHP, CZ etc. etc.
  20. usp9

    usp9 Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Aug 6, 2012

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