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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. Pilot

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    I can't decide. It is between these four.

    HK P7M8/PSP
    Browning Hi Power
    Colt 1911
    CZ-75 variant
     
  2. Kyle M.

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    Definately the Sig Sauer 1911 TacOps, I could shoot one hole 8 shot groups offhand at 10 yards with that pistol.
     
  3. SeanMTX

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    Nothing I have shot comes close to my Dan Wesson CBOB in 10mm. Best trigger I've had out of the box, and accurate to a silly level.

    I shot a 3.5" diameter cedar post from a standing, elevated position (deck) in a two hand combat stance at 100 yds. I'd love to brag that it was me that made that shot, but the gun made me look a lot better than I am.
     
  4. Jaxondog

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    It would have to be one of these big boy's. The little 44 mag Ruger is also fun at anything under 50 yd's, it is simply a tack driver. I love recoil.lol

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  5. wlewisiii

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    New Answer: S&W 625-9 Mountain Gun in .45 Colt. Pure grin making machine with handloads of 250 gr LSWC backed by 9 gr or Unique. That's the good stuff.

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  6. Vern Humphrey

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    That's a little warm by SAAMI standards, but a modern revolver like the 625 can handle it easily. I expect you're getting around 900 fps.

    In my Colt New Service, I use 12.5 grains of HS6 behind a 255 grain cast bullet -- that is about equal to +P for the .45 ACP, which the New Service is known to handle nicely -- and gets around 1200 fps out of my 7 1/2" barrel.
     
  7. wlewisiii

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    My understanding is that the 625 in Colt can handle, without problem, anything the .45 ACP firearms can handle. So I load for it on that basis, keeping in mind the differences for the long case.
     
  8. harmon rabb

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    Overall, I think I love my EMP the most. Everything about it is just right.
     
  9. lefteyedom

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    The Model 15 38 Special that I was issued at Mt Home AFB 1988-90. Some where in its life it had received a target grade trigger job. At the time we where allowed to replace the wood grips with Pachmars grips. Best duty revolver. ( ok, would have been better if chambered for 357).


    My own Best ?

    Frankenstein 1911. 45 acp
    Remington-Rand slide,
    Essex frame,
    top dollar parts, and .
    built smith that knew 1911s.
     
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  10. justice06rr

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    Best handguns I've fired:

    M&P9 full size
    Beretta M9
     
  11. bannockburn

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    Best handgun I ever fired:

    Revolver-Ruger Vaquero .45LC
    Semi-Auto Pistol-Colt Combat Commander
     
  12. morgaj1

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    I have put thousands of rounds through both mine and my dad's Ruger MKII. They are extremely accurate, have a good trigger and are just plain fun.
     
  13. PabloJ

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    You can get same size piece in .44 Magnum with ammo at Walmart or option of shooting .44 special from LGS.
     
  14. madstabber

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    S&W 627 pro
     
  15. wlewisiii

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    PabloJ - Sure, I could. However:
    1) I got this at a really really good price
    2) I already reload .45 Colt
    3) I've shot .44 Magnum and prefer shooting .45 Colt.
    4) Shooting this gun put the biggest grin on my face that a shooting iron ever has.

    My load will go in the front end of a bear and come out it's back end. Personally, I find that sufficient.
     
  16. YumaKid

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    Can anybody jump in here?

    Try not to laugh; best ever for me is/was an S&W Model 13-4 Heavy Barrel (4"). Yes, notch-and-post sights, no ejector shroud, top it all off with a VERY well-worn nickle finish. Hated it when I first saw it, still didn't like it all that much when I held it; bought it anyway and fell in love on the third shot. Once owned a Python, pretty gun, and nice weight/balance. The action was NOTHING like this used gun-show Smith; which I swear could read my mind. "Target acquired, ease into the action cycle.... just a little more.... right about, (BANG!)" I use a jewelers rouge cloth to rub the powder out after a good cleaning, takes away the dislike for the looks of nickle. Got a good "hand" on it by replacing the Magna Grips with a Monogrip. Paid $290 for it at a Murphy's Gunshow almost 20 years ago.
    This summer, I "went in halvies" with my son-in-law to get my daughter a Model 66 for her birthday - it was a clsoe as we could get to "just like Mom's".
    (Did I forget to mention that my wife "took over" the Model 13 - Monogrip and all? She still lets me shoot it now and then)
    The 66 has better sights, ejector shroud's weight brings down the incidence of muzzle flip, li'l bit wider hammer, not as "chrome-y"; and the lockwork is almost as perfect as my wife's "chrome-plated wondergun".
    Oh yeah, my 50% purchase of the 66 cost me $10 more than I paid for the 13.
    It was and is still worth it. I get picture mail of my kid's latest targets semi-regularly; especially the ones with multiple cloverleafs.
    Who needs a horse with a snake's name, anyway?
     
  17. AKMtnRunner

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    I have three in three different classes. For hunting, my S&W 500 with 6" ported barrel. It's very close in power to a 12 gauge slug but can be holstered to leave hands free. And really, not anymore uncomfortable to shoot than a 12 gauge slug either. The 460 may be a tad better, but I've not shot one. For personal defense, my Glock 29sf. 10+1 of 10mm peace of mind tucked comfortably IWB. For fun, my Browning Buckmark 22lr.

    What probably makes these my 'best' are that they are (for me) the most comfortable, accurate, and reliable handguns in their classes. I would live a long and happy life with just those three.

    Three handguns that are definitely NOT my best are a Ruger Super Redhawk 44mag with 2.5" barrel (too heavy for such a short barrel), Springfield .40 XDm 5.25" barrel (too low and too narrow grip), and Ruger LCP (hurts my hand as much as it'll hurt the bad guy).
     
  18. Stevie-Ray

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    My Colt Mark IV with my own loads.
     
  19. HKGuns

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    Webley-Fosbery
     
  21. Viper1357

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    SA OMEGA 10mm.....

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  22. SharpsDressedMan

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    ^^^That is interesting. A friend of mine had nothing but trouble with his Omega, and eventually gave up on it. Extraction/ejectiion, etc.
     
  23. EVIL

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    Mine's not as pretty as yours, but it has it where it counts. Man, I love shooting my S&W 586 "no-dash" 6." Best trigger on any handgun I have ever fired --- it's a dream DA or SA. It is exceptionally accurate too, but I think it is the combo of the trigger, balance, and excellent pachmayr grips.

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    Of all the Handguns I've had, this one will definitely be passed down to my son as a family heirloom --- unless they bury me with it ;).
     
  24. alienbogey

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    I had to break it into two classes.

    Revolver — 1968 vintage 4" Python:

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    Pistol — HK P7 PSP:

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  25. k_dawg

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    Ed Brown Classic Custom [ sadly, not mine ]
     
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