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Going into harm's way - you pick the sidearm

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by garrettwc, Nov 8, 2003.

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  1. garrettwc

    garrettwc Member

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    New scenario for everyone to try.

    You have just been hired as a field agent for a specialized government agency in the war on terrorism. Your duties run the gamut from working a protection detail to conducting raids on suspected cells.

    Because of the specialized nature of your work, your bosses are going to let you pick your own sidearm. It must be capable of fulfilling all the roles you would likely need it for.

    You can only pick one.

    Which handgun would you pick and why?
     
  2. MCNETT

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    Glock 20 loaded with DoubleTap 165gr @ 1425fps. 15+1 capacity, plenty of power, penetration. Explosive expansion. The Glock doesn't look that pretty, but it just flat out works EVERY time you pull the trigger.
    -Mike
     
  3. cool45auto

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    I'd stick with my Beretta because of ammo availability and its reliability.
     
  4. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Hello!:D

    I would pick the 9m/m SIG-SAUER P228, with lots
    of high capacity magazines. You ask "Why"?
    Two reasons, the first being RELIABILITY and
    the second, compactness; very easy to conceal on
    special detail operations.

    And the 9m/m caliber because ammunition is available
    virtually world wide; even in some of the poor 3rd
    world countries!

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  5. Zeke Menuar

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    Browning Hi-Power. It's reputation speaks for itself

    I don't really like DA/SA autopistols.

    As others have stated, 9mm ammo is everywhere on boths sides of the law.

    ZM
     
  6. admar2

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    I'd probably stick with my trusty 92FS.
     
  7. Mike Irwin

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    S&W Model 19, 4".

    Powerful, wonderful ergonomics, reliable, and even with the 4" tube, can be concealed.
     
  8. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    CZ Kadet. Headshots w/quick recovery. Besides, you can always convert it to a 9mm or 40. ;)
     
  9. sm

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    1911 style.
     
  10. JeepDriver

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    Hard choice

    Either a Sig 226 or Glock 17.

    Both are reliable, both eat any ammo, both conceal easily for me.

    Either one would serve me well
     
  11. HIPOWER

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    Make mine a Glock 17. I think it is the AK-47 of handguns!
     
  12. Cosmose

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    hmm....just one? well mine would be a smith&wesson model 19 loaded with 125 gr. jacketed hollowpoint:D
     
  13. New_comer

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    HK USP9 of course...


    Never trusted anything else but this... ;)
     
  14. BHPshooter

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    A Browning Hi Power in 9mm. I trust mine completely.

    9mm can be found all over the place, too.

    Cheers,
    Wes
     
  15. Ky Larry

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    My Kimber Custom Defender II .45ACP for the same reasons I carry it every day. It's reliable,accurate, and shoots an effective cartridge.
     
  16. P95Carry

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    I'll follow the 9mm crowd .. ammo is everywhere!! I'll also relinquish my P97 in favor of the P95 .. and many mags! I think capacity will matter.

    My Hi-Power is nicer to shoot and I fancy a tad more accurate but I think I'll stick with ''Mr Fugly'' for sheer toughness and reliability ..... it'd see me out of some spots.:)
     
  17. COOL

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  18. Wildalaska

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    Browning HP...absolutely reliable, accurate, soft shooting, concealable...the ultimate battle pistol....

    WildhpsruleAlaska
     
  19. surfinUSA

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    In the US, a SIG 239 in 40

    Outside of the US, a G19 9mm

    Both are reliable, accurate and personal favorites. I like the 40 but outside the US the 9mm is the way to go and there aren't any better ways to get there in a concealable manner than a Glock 19. I really like the Beretta 92, however, the Glocks just as reliable, holds the same amount of rounds and conceals alot better.
     
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    G20 chambered in .224 BOZ
    I bring ammo with me.
    If for some reason I can't get to my rifle I want my pistol to be able to defeat body armor.
     
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    AKSU-74 or HK 53.
    If and when I get the chance to get a real "sidearm" for my collection, you had better bet that I am not going to pass it up.:D
     
  22. Stevie-Ray

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    Probably a Glock 19.
     
  23. CWL

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    If you are in or run a team, the defensive pistol you use will be the same as everyone else on your team. Same ammo, and mag-sharing.

    I'd prefer a M1911 style in .45ACP, preferably one of the new Marine rebuilds, but I would carry any gun issued.
     
  24. M58

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    Glock 18
     
  25. sgt127

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    Do any of those .223 pistols work? If theres one that really runs well, I could see carrying that, I figure the chances of bad guys in that scenario wearing body armor and a .223 would punch right through them. Otherwise, my issue Glock 35 with issue Cor Bon 135 would be fine.
     
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