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Best Combat/Defense Pistol

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by TFIT, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. Byrd666

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  2. 460Shooter

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    Yeah, I was only kidding Shirley. Even though the ATF calls it a pistol, it is still a SBR to me. Though I wouldn't say "The worst of all worlds". With the Magpul single point sling I have for it, it actually stabilizes pretty fast on take up.

    Again, I was joking. I gave my serious answer earlier.
     
  3. Hunter2678

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    Sig P220, Sig P226, or a quality 1911...
     
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    Okay, Kodiak.
     
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    In order of personal preference Colt Python, FNP-9, BHP, Colt 1911 YMMV.
     
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    The VNAF (Vietnamese Air Force) issued their pilots Colt Pythons...
     
  7. Deer_Freak

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    For pistols that I have handled I would go with a Ruger P95. It has proved it can stand dust and foreign objects in it and it still fires. I have dropped mine getting off the 4 wheeler. I checked to see if the muzzle was clear and emptied it out. Mud has no effect on it. Tank crews are issued the P95 and in the event berretta can't make enough guns the P95 is the second choice for the army. If you notice many officers carry the P95. The P95 is pretty well sealed to prevent sand and dust from getting into the action.
     
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    S&w 625
     
  9. TFIT

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    I am very interested in your post. I find that the G17 Gen 4 is a superb weapon, and I was surprised at how proficient I was with it. I'm actually considering making it my primary carry weapon over the Sig MK25. For some reason, it just shoots better for me. I sometimes get too fast with my pull for the MK25 trigger to reset, and I don't have that problem with the G17 Gen 4. I'm actually excited to learn the British are going with this weapon!
     
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    Giving an opinion is your option. You don't have to be a jerk, but that is also your choice, isn't it.
     
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    NICE!!!
     
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    Yeah...
     
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    Thanks for all the input. I'm seeing a lot of likes for the CZ-75. Although I've never shot one, I admit they do look really cool, and it fit the hand well when I held it in the store. As I stated, I have experience with several platforms and have for a while stuck with the P226; however, after spending time with the G17 Gen 4 I am seriously considering making it my new primary. Although the BHP is a great weapon and fits my hand perfectly, I don't really like the "Cocked-N-Carry" mode. I have become quite accustomed to the consistent trigger pull of the Glock, and although I've used the M&P & FNS (Really like both), the G17 Gen 4 has just worked its way into my top choice. It just works, I can shoot fast and hit the target with it, and it is at least half as expensive as the MK25. I may just have to go with the G17 Gen 4. Thanks again for all the input. Some good reads.
     
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    I've always been curious about the PARA double stack 45, 1911's. That may weigh in for me, but I have no experience with one.
     
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    1911 sissy here; works for me with an SP101 .357 as a back-up. Outside of town on the trails during my walk-abouts I'll swap the 1911 for a GP100 or S&W 25
     
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    I like something with a long barrel and a lot more reliable than any gun listed in the woods. A bear can bite a Ruger Blackhawk and it will still function. I am not sure a Glock or a 1911 is that durable. Loaded with a cast gas check bullet one can create some hot loads that are accurate.
     
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    The MK23 was my first pistol and I'm happy to say I sold it at no loss. Something so absurd could only be conceived by US military think heads. Another giant waste of tax payer money is the MK25 they should have been issued Rugers.
    I would rate G24 best weapon for a drop holster. I just wish I knew of it's existence before flipping through pages of The Gun Digest Book of the Glock by Sweeney. Have I picked G24 in first place lot of money would have stayed in my wallet.
     
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    .50 AE Desert Eagle, preferably in Chrome or Gold. I think style is extremely important on the battle field. Possibly the most important.

    I suppose I might take a Glock 17 if I could get the slide Gold plated.
     
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    Yes in Middle East duels style count for a whole lot. Desert Eagle along with Gucci boots are the way to go.
     
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    Selective fire AKSU 7.62x39 with skeleton folding stock would do great for "room cleaning chores". Big round table could be wiped clean with just one 40 round magazine. It's a blessing civilians can't own those w/o jumping through high official fences.
     
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    Search up the GOLD TITANIUM NITRITE coatings. Far more durable than gold and probably less expensive. One of my competition guns has the barrel coated with this stuff, it's very durable. Almost 5000 rounds of 9mm Major and not sign of wear.

    I know you said this in jest.
     
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    Yep, 1911 here, followed closely by an M9.

    The 1911 I was issued in 68 was rattly, cosmetically ugly, missing a lot of bluing, but it worked and worked well. It is the reason I am sitting here.
     
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    That is correct. I trust my 3rd Gen G17 with my life. I load it with 17 rounds of WW JHP+p+ 115gr cartridges. It will take more than a dozen bandits to take me down.
     
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    You thought wrong. I am extremely serious about my bling and precious metals. It is one thing to best an opponent, an entirely higher level of humiliation to do so while looking better than them. When the Husseins spoke, I listened.
    ;)

    Tomorrow I shall have all of my guns gold titanium nitride coated. I hope the supply of GTN has not been affected by the buying spree.
     
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    There is a quote from the second Resident Evil movie that comes to mind here but I would get banned for language if I posted it.
     
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