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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. speedway

    speedway Member

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    If I had to choose a modern gun, it would be the HK45c.
     
  2. razorback2003

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    Wilson 1911 9mm. Colt Python 357 as far as center fires.

    22 handguns I have enjoyed Rugers, Brownings, and Hi Standard semi autos.
     
  3. orionengnr

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    Probably an S&W M25-5 in .45LC, "sweetened up" by Hamilton Bowen. I was fortunate enough to own it for a period of time. Sold it a year or two back to another board member who shall remain nameless, unless he chooses to do otherwise. :)
     
  4. d4xycrq

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    S&W Model 25 in .45ACP.

    Colt Gold Cup in .38 Special.

    When target shooting, either of these two is like cheating.

    Ray
     
  5. larry237

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    A Smith and Wesson Model 66, 4", with an action job and Fuzzy Farant grips that were matched to a drawing of my hand. Carried it as a duty weapon and shot it a lot for many years. I shot it better than any other handgun. I sold it and have regretted it over the years.
     
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  6. bigdogpete

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    6 inch barreled Python
     
  7. GaryP

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    I would have to say, all things being considered my S&W Model 14-1 6". Really Sweet!
     
  8. Sealevel

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    My S&W K frames; but two really stand out as favorites - a 10-6 and a 13-3, both 4" heavy barrels and fixed sights
     
  9. weisse52

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    S&W model 25-2 in .45ACP in centerfire and a S&W model 41 in rimfire.
     
  10. Brian Williams

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    Best, probably a 44 Automag way back in '78, did enjoy owning and shooting a S&W 27-2 for awhile. But my Custom S&W 65 with a 4" standard "pencil" barrel is my BEST right now.
     
  11. Brian Williams

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    Best, probably a 44 Automag way back in '78, did enjoy owning and shooting a S&W 27-2 for awhile. But my Custom S&W 65 with a 4" standard "pencil" barrel is my BEST right now.
     
  12. PabloJ

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    While I hate shooting for me it was S&W 12-2 rb. It makes no sense but I got excellent groups with 158gr Hornady JHP loads with minimum effort. The gun had rudimentary notch for rear sight and about 2" barrel.:what:
     
  13. C0untZer0

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    Hk p7m8

    I took my P7M8 out of the box in 1985, it was clean from the factory - no metal shavings, grit, crud or anything, I cleaned it anyway and gave it a light coat of CLP. It fired flawlessly, no break in period. I have never had any failure of any kind with this pistol. I haven't fired milsurp, reloads, shot shells, Glaser Safety Slugs or the cheap Russian stuff through it, but otherwise I've fired every bullet weight, shape and design from every major manufacturer and I've never had a single failure of any kind - period.

    This is the pistol I trust my life to:

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  14. PabloJ

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    For me groups shot with S&W12-2 easily beaten those obtained for PSP 9x19 pistol (early P7 with bottom of grip magazine release).
     
  15. thecarfarmer

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    Best?

    Best revolver would be my friend Randy's... Smith & Wesson? (haven't been into revolvers at all; just finally ran across a Colt that was at a right price) Had about a 4" barrel, and shot .357... with a trigger pull that must have measured in ounces.

    Neat gun.

    Best semi? I shot a 1911 type Kimber in a class; liked it a lot, but my fave would have to be my little .22 Ruger Std. When I brought her home as a newbie, she was so full of lead and powder residue that I couldn't believe she was ever gonna' shoot worth a darn.

    After an hour of cleaning (literally, about a half teaspoon of shmutz came out of the reciever, bolt, and other nooks and crannies), and another hour figuring out how to get a Ruger Standard back together (hint: Google searchstring should include "youtube", "dingle" and "cheese"), I got her ready for the range.

    7 yards, first one down the pipe went through the black part of the target... KEEPER!

    I've since then honed that sear mechanism and fiddled with springs; very light trigger. Just recently added one of those extended mag releases, too.

    The grips' checkering is worn halfway off, I finished off the original magazine and extractor claw (had to replace 'em after several bricks - on top of whatever she'd had before) and the finish is really tired - but it's my favorite, over my G21, FEG PA-63, FN 1906, Browning Hi Power, or my Detective Special.

    I'm not an awesome shot, but on a good day, I can put a magazine of ammo all on a pie plate from as far as I can run a target out at Sam's (70 or 75 feet). Which is better than I ever do with anything else.



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    Colt 70 Series made around 1978. Even with crappy GI sights it shot exactly where you aimed. Regretfully sold it when I needed money more than a great gun.
     
  17. MistWolf

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    S&W Model 41. It was very easy to shoot and I was nearly as accurate with it as I was a .22 rifle. I just could not miss with that pistol

    S&W 686 with 6" barrel and tuned action and Hogue grips. Smooth and accurate whether shooting hot 357s or mild 38s. It has several thousand rounds through it

    Colt Gold Cup Commander. I have always loved the 1911 and this one in particular, a Commander built to Gold Cup specs. This one too has thousands of rounds through it

    Walther PPQ. The 1911 of striker fired, polymer framed pistols

    All of the above always put a smile on my face and are very enjoyable to shoot
     
  18. bluetopper

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    The best I've ever had? I don't know about that but these two are worthy of honorable mention and their pics are handy........:)

    Fusion 9mm Longslide and my Freedom Arms 10" 44 Magnum.
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    Gonna be a toss up between a Colt Python Target in .38 spl and a High Standard 10-x .22
     
  20. horsemen61

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    So far it has been my LCR.
     
  21. The M

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    Is a toss up between my Kimber 1911 and my Smith 686. Apples and oranges I know but each is so satisfying to shoot it its own way.
     
  22. Rexster

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    USFA Single Action. This one was, and is, an absolute joy, from the first round. I have followed-up this one with more USFA Single Actions, in various configurations, and a Colt SAA, which are all largely the same when fired. I was a late-starter with single action sixguns, in my mid-thirties.

    I must give honorable mention to my S&W Model 17, a K-frame .22 LR sixgun, which is my most-fired firearm.

    Quite simply, I elected to go with the sixgun throwing the biggest hunk of lead, as that adds to the fun, which relegates the .22 to second place.
     
  23. aarondhgraham

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    K-frame S&W revolvers with 4" barrel,,,

    K-frame S&W revolvers with 4" barrel,,,
    More specifically the Model 15 Combat Masterpiece.

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    Everything about this pistol feels good to me,,,
    But the most important thing is I hit what I aim at with this gun.

    This would be the last pistol I ever let go of.

    Aarond

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    SIG P210 Heavy Frame
    Colt Python
     
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