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Best semi-auto car gun?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by firestar, Sep 28, 2003.

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  1. KeysBear

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    Nothing "pop gun" about a Makarov. It is a proven military sidearm that those who were issued them swear by and still choose to carry for civilian use.

    Regards, Keys :cool:
     
  2. Ky Larry

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    My truck guns are my fullsize Kimber .45 ACP which I take out of the holster and stick between the seat next to my thigh. The other gun I carry is a Winchester 1300 Defender 12 gauge loaded with alternating loads of 00buck and slugs. I keep it behind the seat for serious social work.
     
  3. RON in PA

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    Of your list, the Makarov.

    Better yet a Ruger P95

    Also very good, used Smith and Ruger revolvers.
     
  4. Texas Bob

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    :) Not on your list but I thought I would throw out what I use and why. HS2000, bought right before they started stamping them XD's. Poly frame is temp neutral in hot or cold weather, light rail for M3 tac-light, inexpensive mags, grip safety, and ability to handle speer gold dot 124 +p's. I modified it by adding XS's 24/7 big dot express sights(carjackings are measured in feet not yards) and every spring Robar has a 20% off sale, so what they call the Norton special is coating everything but the "frame" in NP3 for $126. My total outlay was $521, not the most inexpensive, but I'm worth it.:evil:
     
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    My car gun is a 9mm Smith & Wesson 5906 with adjustable three dot sights. Since I got it in a trade for cheap, I list it as reasonably priced.

    It shoots well, is heavy enough for accurate multiple shots, and being pre-B.C. it sports the 15 round mags so I can carry a lot of firepower if needed.

    David.
     
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    Kel-tec

    Best Bang For The Buck 139-3972_img.jpg
     
  8. Kevinch

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    You could have stopped typing your list after the first entry:

    MAKAROV
     
  9. Jeff OTMG

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    My ultimate car gun is a Calico 9mm carbine with the collapsible stock, but since this is a handgun forum I would say the Calico Liberty. You get a 50 or 100 round magazine and can release the spring tension with the push of a button. Just wind it up when you go. I have a laser on mine as well. Shooting FMJ it is reliable and has decent penetration. At night you can hold the gun over your head out the sunroof and point forward or back using the laser dot, and possibly your rear view mirror, to engage. If you don't happen to have a sunroof, as in my truck, you can still shoot left handed out the open window, the outside rear view mirror makes a good rest. Before I had a Calico I used a Steyr GB for its 18 round magazine.
     
  10. WonderNine

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    Don't get me started :rolleyes: We don't seem to agree on much, do we? :D


    firestar, if your Star BM turns out to still be reliable when you shoot it a few more times, I see no reason why it shouldn't be at the top of your list for "car gun". The Rap 401 sounds a little "overbuilt" and heavy, but not that that's a bad thing in this day and age :D

    Mak? No, a little too weak, but still a nice gun. Probably the second best choice though as far as reliability. I know of your SMALL reliability problems with your Star model B related to the magazine, have you worked that out?

    My only problem with the BM is the short barrel when that is not really necessary for a car gun. But then again, it's also the type of gun you could pull out of the glovebox and carry CCW in an emergency. And yet, with my larger frame, I could do that easily with a full sized gun too.

    Have you shot any hollowpoints through your BM yet?

    Is the trigger creepy at all?

    I guess it all boils down to what pistol you have the most confidence in regarding reliability and being able to hit what you're shooting at.
     
  11. Kevinch

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    :confused: I don't quite understand that statement - all the Maks I know are 100% reliable, & I don't know how that can be 2nd place....

    Maybe I'm reading it wrong?
     
  12. makdaddy03

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    Star, Bersa, Llama and your Jennings. Atleast you wont have to worry about any stealing them.:evil: :neener: :evil:
     
  13. firestar

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    "The Rap 401 sounds a little "overbuilt" and heavy, but not that that's a bad thing in this day and age

    I know of your SMALL reliability problems with your Star model B related to the magazine, have you worked that out?


    Is the trigger creepy at all?"

    The RAP is a little over built and it doesn't have the grace of the Star.

    I tweaked the follower on my mag in the Star B and it has been almost 100% ever since. I don't trust it enough to use it as a CCW or any type of defensive gun. The mag is the main problem with this gun, it just isn't designed for the 9x19. There will always be the possibility that it will jam due to the mag so it is just a fun range gun for me. The BM was designed as a 9x19 from the get go so I don't expect any particular problems with it.

    The triggers are not creepy at all. The trigger is one of the best points that the BM has.
     
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