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Best handgun you ever fired?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by el Godfather, Oct 4, 2012.

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  1. el Godfather

    el Godfather Member

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    Dear THR:
    Which is the best handgun you ever fired? One that you absolutely enjoyed firing.

    It may be surprising, but I really like my luger p08. Too bad its temporarily out of commission at the moment.
     
  2. BADUNAME37

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    Freedom Arms 454 Casull Stainless in 10" barrel with T'SOB triple-ring mount and 4X Leupold EER Silver Scope. I worked up an extremely accurate load using flat-nose copper jacketed bullets.

    I could consistently shoot a 1.4" group off a bench at 100 yards.

    Another one of those that I never should have sold.
     
  3. Cocked & Locked

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    This 6" S&W 10-5 .38 special. Feels good in the hand, great trigger, and is an accurate shooter.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. HDCamel

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    An original short-rail Cz 75.
    It just felt "right".

    It's still my holy grail gun, but hell if I'll ever be able to both find AND afford one at the same time.
     
  5. MedWheeler

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    A 1960's era Colt Police Positive .38 revolver. After leaving law enforcement, I signed up for another weapons class aimed at civilians (was gonna use it for a security license, not being able to get a clear answer from the state then as to whether or not my LE training records, which were more than sufficient, would be accepted.) Just before the class, my own service-sized revolver was stolen, so I arrived at the class with only my Charter Arms Undercover .38 snub. The instructor wanted me to take the class with a service-type weapon, so he let me shoot it with his. Very nice and well-kept, with a smooth action and trigger. Shot quite well with it, too.

    I also shot a rented Sig 1911 recently, too. It had definitely had some work done to it to tune it up, and it was nice to shoot. However, I can't let it claim the title of "most enjoyable" gun I've shot simply because I'm left-handed, and the gun was not, requiring too many adjustments in technique.
     
  6. pendennis

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    I got this one new in early 1979. I had helped my brother set up his partnership, and he and the partner let me select anything I wanted from the display cases. I chose the Python over everything else. It has over 3k rounds through it, and the timing is still spot on.

    I replaced the original stocks with a set of Herrett's Shooting Masters, modifying them to fit my hand. The Generation Three stocks are still in the original box.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. David White

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    I had a Brownin HP that was spot on fantastic! I never would have sold it if I didn't have to.
    Now it is too expensive to replace.
    Who knew? This was over twenty five years ago.
     
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    Ruger Super Redhawk. I might not be as good as a previous poster claims to be, but I do enjoy hitting a pie plate at 150 feet with all six rounds.
     

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    Smith and Wesson 625
     
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    A S&W 10-8 ppc gun, fully tuned.
     
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    My first handgun,a s&w model39.Nothing I have purchased since fits my hand as perfect as that!
     
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    I really enjoy shooting my EMP 9mm . Even more than the Hi-Power or 92fs. Just something about that little EMP, shoots like it's big, handles like it's small. Sweet gun all around.
     
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    This is a tough one. I thought about the Ruger Mk II, then the Uberti 1860 Army C&B.

    But have to go with the S&W K-38. Love the caliber, it points beautifully, and has the nicest trigger of any gun I've even used.

    Jeff
     
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    No way to choose one. I like many. A few put a smile on my face. My short list;

    Any HK
    Daewoo DP52
    Beretta 92fs INOX Vertec
     
  16. CharlieDeltaJuliet

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    Wheelgun: A 1969 Colt Python 2 1/2" with custom trigger work from Colt. (Sold it and miss it).lol

    Semi auto: Sig P220R (I stoned the sear to smooth it out).
     
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    It would be a toss up between a S&W 38/44 Outdoorsman and a K-22 Outdoorsman.
    [​IMG]
    The quality and accuracy of these 1930's vintage revolvers is just plain astounding.
     
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    S&W Model 52.
     
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    i really enjoy shooting revolvers and my favorite is my s&w 627 pro
     
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    A Colt 1911 made in 1951 that had been accurized by an expert. Outstanding, it was so well tuned and fitted by loving hands that it would feed and eject a full mag. of empties almost every time.
     
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    I'd have to say the Holy Grail -- my Colt Woodsman made in 1938.

    Running close beind is my Colt M357 which I carried on my first tour in Viet Nam, and then my Colt New Service in .45 Colt.
     
  22. Cocked & Locked

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    oh yes...model 39 is fine

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ruger MKI with 6 7/8" tapered barrel. Points like a dream, looks great, puts the shots right where I want them, and is not ammo sensitive. In a centerfire, (sure to get flamed for this!) it is my Taurus PT99AF. That thing feels great in my hand, recoil is almost non-existent, the controls are in just the right place, will feed anything, and is the most accurate service pistol I have ever fired. I actually had a Beretta 92 which I sold after owning them both for a few years, since the Taurus was more accurate, and I liked the safety better.
     
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    My all-time favorites are S&W 6" k22 6" K38 AND 1950 target .45acp.
     
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