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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. Captcurt

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    1911 Colt that shot 38 spl wadcutters. Shot really nice.
     
  2. Certaindeaf

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    The Hi-Power is the best.
     
  3. tarosean

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    P7 is gathering a few votes. Is it really that good?
    Never seen one much less fired one, but you all are peeking my interest.
     
  4. beeb173

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    H&k usp 45
     
  5. Pete D.

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    Best?

    Best? In what way? All of my guns make me smile....that is why I own them. The best gun in terms of accuracy, the one that is mesmerizing to shoot is this one:
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    An old Pardini Free Pistol. Best triggers ....one half ounce. You don't actually pull the trigger; you think about pulling the trigger.
    Pete
     
  6. Doc3402

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    This is a very interesting thread. So many revolvers, so many S&W, so many Colts... and one Glock.

    Mine? A S&W 19-2 with target trigger and hammer.
     
  7. ColtPythonElite

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    Hey, I have a Glock....It is my first pick to leave on top of my safe when I am gone. Hopefully the thieves will take it, be satisfied, and not try to bust the safe and get the good stuff.
     
  8. Doc3402

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    I have one, too. It's a decent gun, and I carry it often. It's just not the best gun I ever fired. It is in the top 10, though.
     
  9. Inebriated

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    I can't actually pick a favorite, so I posted Glock because of the revolvers.

    That 21 is among my favorites, though.
     
  10. montanaoffroader

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    Colt SAA 5.5" in .357 Magnum. Everything about it just feels right, has from the first time I held it. My King Cobra is a close second, though.
     
  11. Drail

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    A Ruger Bisley in .41 Mag. with a 1.5 lb. trigger break. Sweet.
     
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    Briley Versatility Govt. model
     
  13. TarDevil

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    Easily, my Colt Police Positive in .38 S&W.
     
  14. wlewisiii

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    Most fun so far is my Mauser C96 Bolo. Recently refurbished at The Broom Closet, there's nothing quite like rattling off a string of ten shots from the a gun that makes a 1911 look like the new kid on the block :) My Mauser HSc is pretty kewl too.

    I do have high hopes for the fun factor of the S&W 625-9 .45 Colt Mountain Gun I put on Layaway yesterday though...
     
  15. Stumpknocker

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    Back in the early 90s when I was in the USAF one of our senior NCOs (Ray) invited me to charity shooting match at the local FOP range. They had steel knockdown targets for .22 and bowling pins for larger calibers, as well as a "combat course". I had a Taurus PT92 I liked until I shot Ray's guns. He had a little .38 that had the smoothest DA trigger and it was fun, but the one I really loved was a 1911 style pistol in 38 super. It had a long slide and far from a factory set up. It was the first "race gun" I ever shot, and was just amazing. I'm sure that the handloads he used also played a role in its awesome handling. Wish I had paid more attention to what kind of guns those were.

    Sent from my phone, so any typos are its fault.
     
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    Most comfortable, Smith and wesson m&p 9. I can shoot that thing for a week straight...
     
  17. Doc3402

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    It is hard to pick an overall favorite. I picked the 19-2 I had way back when because overall it was the best I've ever fired, and it allowed me to shoot the best I ever have. I could just as easily have picked a HiPower I once had except for the occasional failure to feed. I also could have picked an old Python I fired, but there were two things wrong with it. It felt just a tad front heavy, and it wasn't mine.

    My point wasn't to knock Glocks. It was more to point out their absence in spite of their apparent popularity. People love the reliability, people love their accuracy, people love their ergos, but according to this thread people don't love them as much as they once loved something else.

    Seriously, I would trade every gun I have to get my 19-2 back as long as it was in the same condition it was in when I sold it. Heck, I still remember the serial number 35 years after I sold it. That's got to be an indication of how much I loved that gun and why it is on this list.
     
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    BEST Geez I ain't got a clue I own a Goldcup and a Python and I'm not sure they both make the top ten in my collection.
    I mean which is more fun rolling a tin can with a target 22 or knocking over distant steel with a big bore revolver, Cowboy action or IDPA.
     
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    S&W model 25-2 in .45 ACP. Why I let that get away is still a mystery 30 years later.
     
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    S&w m27

    A friend that I worked with had the sweetest shooting M27/6" that I ever shot. It was his duty carry and I offered to trade him my M66 straight across while at the range and he just smiled. Both of our Smiths had been worked over, but his M27 was in a different league.
     
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    I like the Ruger GP 100 .357 for revolver and the Berretta M9 for semi-auto. To me both just feel the way a gun is supposed to feel.
     
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    Colt Official Police 4 inch barrel. Points where I aim, hits what I aim at, and just feels so...so good in my hand. Best compulsive purchase I ever made!
     
  23. Dirty Bob

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    Some awesome choices, people! I was tempted to go with the S&W 629 I once fired for pure classiness, or the same friend's Glock 20 for sheer fun, but after a minute's thinking the choice was clear: my neighbor's Smith & Wesson Model 41. Accurate, with a sweet trigger and crisp sights. It's the kind of pistol that brings out the best shooter in just about anyone. I wish I'd bought one back in the day. Great pistol.

    The Ruger .22 semiautos provide most of the joy at a lower price, but there's something about a Smith Model 41...

    Dirty Bob
     
  24. Sheepdog1968

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    I've enjoyed the Sig 220 and 226 a lot. It just felt great in my hand. Most guns feel fine in the hand but the Sigs were just at a whole different level. I'm not saying the other brands are inferior. It's just these two for some reason felt better in my hand.
     
  25. cheesebigot

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    Mauser P-08 in 9mm. I think it's the grip angle combined with the knowledge that I'm shooting something my grandfathers prized. Plus, it always attracts on-lookers at the range.
     
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