Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by el Godfather, Oct 4, 2012.
Browning Hi Power
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.
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.
Overall, I think I love my EMP the most. Everything about it is just right.
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
top dollar parts, and .
built smith that knew 1911s.
M&P9 full size
Revolver-Ruger Vaquero .45LC
Semi-Auto Pistol-Colt Combat Commander
You can get same size piece in .44 Magnum with ammo at Walmart or option of shooting .44 special from LGS.
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.
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?
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).
SA OMEGA 10mm.....
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.
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 .
Revolver — 1968 vintage 4" Python:
Pistol — HK P7 PSP:
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