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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by skeeter_08, Mar 11, 2009.

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  1. skeeter_08

    skeeter_08 Member

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    I'll start;

    The handgun I buy has to digest the WalMart Value Pack ball ammunition properly at the range; this is the reason I've always liked Sigs, I had a P228, now I have a P225, and those guns always ran real nice on the 9mm VP ball ammo, and I never had an ammo hiccup on either gun. I have plenty of the 9mm VP, plus a 50 round box of non-VP Winchester and a 50 round box of UMCs that I'm going to run through my new Springer Loaded 9mm this weekend, so we'll see what happens with this one.

    I once had a CZ 75B in .40S&W reworked by a pistolsmith, with new Wolff XP recoil & mag springs, because it would stovepipe the 165gr Winchester VP ball ammo on a regular basis, yet it usually ran O.K. on the non-VP 180 gr. Winchester variety. Really good gun once I had it worked over, but the early problems I had with it kind of soured me on .40S&W; I really prefer 9mm and 45acp.
     
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    ... be reliable, dependable, accurate, fit my hand, contain a potent caliber, have parts available for it ... and have Walther stamped somewhere on its side. :)
     
  4. Dr.Rob

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    Be dependable. I've bought some budget guns, and I've worn some parts out on high end guns.

    That only goes for 'serious' guns. There are some I buy as range toys or collectors. I don't buy a pre-war Colt as an everyday shooter.
     
  5. gmh1013

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    Have external hammer
     
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    ...not be legal in California. ;)
     
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    Fire an ammunition type that gives a good bang for the buck. ex: I would pick a .44 mag DE over the .50AE model.
     
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    Work....EVERY time!
     
  9. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Member

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    Shoot every time. There are other considerations, but this is first and paramount.
     
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    Be accurate, reliable and easy to conceal.
     
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    be made of steel!
     
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    go bang each and every time - anything else is secondary
     
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    "be a 1911" :cool: ;)
     
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    to be:
    Target Quality (except for house/conceal guns)
    Be reliable
    Well made.
    Nice finish.
    Has to be Colt, S&W, SA, Sig, Beretta or Browning
     
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    ...100% everytime.
     
  16. CapnMac

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    Work everytime.

    oh, and have an arched mainspring (or similar profile)
     
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    WORK x2 and keep working without major rebuilding every few hundred rounds .
     
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    ...have a good single action trigger pull. Shooting a handgun well is hard enough already. There's no sense in making it even harder with a crummy trigger pull.
     
  19. PT1911

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    shoot what I load and be backed by a good company...
     
  20. 10-Ring

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    work everytime & make me look good shooting it :cool:
     
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    Be the size of a pocket pen, have the accuracy and power to kill an elephant at 200 yards, and whatever it shoots must not be able to penetrate drywall.
     
  22. CoRoMo

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    the handgun I buy has to...

    ...serve an intended purpose and fill a particular need.
    I don't buy safe queens or range-only guns. If it doesn't have a specific roll, I will find myself wondering why I have it. Just my $0.02 FWIW.
     
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    ... include a free weekend at a suite at the Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas, and be hand-delivered by a gorgeous redhead with green eyes and freckles, who has fantasies about fulfilling the dreams of grumpy ol' desert cats.
    If I get all that with it, I don't care if it's made of wood and propels marbles! :D
     
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    Has to me something I want, not popular...
     
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    work all the time and feel JUST right in my hand.
     
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