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Gun Collection "Must Have" - Handgun

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by ReadyontheRight, Sep 19, 2003.

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  1. ReadyontheRight

    ReadyontheRight Member

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    What do you consider to be the "must have" handgun(s) for any gun collection.

    I'll start -- a 1911 in 11.43x23 (.45ACP). Preferably a Colt.
     
  2. Dorrin79

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    A .22 target pistol for cheap practice and teaching newbies

    A full-size auto (wundernine, 1911, whatever)

    A carry piece (which might be your full-size, depending)

    That is pretty much all the "must haves" in my opinion.

    Everything after that is just because you want it :evil:
     
  3. cslinger

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    It really depends on the individual and whether or not they have a theme idea, a practical idea or just want a bunch of guns.

    Me I want all kinds of different actions, single action, double action, P7 squeeze cocker etc.

    As for a "collection" must have handgun I would agree on a Colt 1911 and would probably add everybody should have a SAA revolver of some type preferably a Colt but basically a Single Action Army revolver is a necessity.

    Chris
     
  4. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    I would say a NIB Smith & Wesson "Registered Magnum".

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  5. 10-Ring

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    For me, there are 'must haves' in diff't calibers & configurations. In 45 acp, a 1911, in 9mm, a P7M8, in 38/357 mag, a S&W wheelgun & in 22lr, the S&W mod 41.
     
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    Guns schmuns, I want this 31-rd USP magazine :p
     
  7. Devonai

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    What are you, some sort of Metric Snob? :)

    I'd say a 1911A1.
     
  8. TrapperReady

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    1911 - .45 (full-size)
    Browning Hi-Power - 9mm
    Ruger/Browning/Whatever - .22
    S&W - .357/.38
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    SIG P210 - 9mm (OK, not "must have"... but want A LOT)
     
  9. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

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    The one and only .45 Luger toggle top. Until I get that, I don't have a collection -- just some shootin' irons.... :D
     
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    "L" or "N" Frame Smith & Wesson wheelgun
     
  11. Zach S

    Zach S Member

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    Seems like we did this once already, recently.
     
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    Smith Model 57 six-inch .41 Magnum.
     
  13. AnklePocket

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    1911
    Sig
    something small
    S&W Revolver
    Ruger Revolver
     
  14. jercamp45

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    Yeah, I saw it somewhere recently too....but

    same answer....
    1911 .45 acp, good leather, wilson mags, 22 conversion unit!
    Everything else is gravy!
    Jercamp45
     
  15. gulogulo1970

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    These are my top four must haves:

    1. 1911 45ACP
    2. Glock full sized
    3. D-frame Colt Revolver 38Spl
    4. N-Frame S&W Revolver 44Mag or 357Mag.
     
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    Something 9mm, .38 special or .357 mag
    Something in 45ACP
    Something in .22LR

    At least one should be a revolver.
     
  17. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    Wrong. Two of them, consecutively serial-numbered.
     
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    I'd say everyone should have at least one good large frame magnum revolver, one good large frame semi-auto and one .22 in either revolver or semi-auto. That's the bare minimum.
     
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    Makarov! Don't forget Makarov!

    :D
     
  20. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    With two of them, I would think I was a banker !:D

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
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    Okay ... it'll take more than one.
    1) Quality 1911A1.
    2) S&W N frame in .41/44 Mag
    3) S&W K/L/N frame in .357
    4) Ruger Mk II
     
  22. Justin

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    Hmmm...
    How about

    1) .22 plinker for training newbies
    2) Fullsize centerfire handgun, caliber of your choice
    3) Compact centerfire handgun for CCW
    4) Centerfire Pocket pistol of some sort
    5) .22 Target pistol for bullseye
    6) .45 Target pistol for bullseye

    :)
     
  23. stevelyn

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    Any collection would have to include a Colt SAA in .45 Colt or a high quality copy.
     
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    Browning Hi-Power - 9mm
     
  25. jdrobins

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    Must Haves

    1911
    H&K USP9c
    Sig 229 .40S&W

    Jim
     
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