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Handgun of the year 2012

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by el Godfather, Nov 10, 2012.

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2012 Handgun of the year in your opinion.

Poll closed Feb 8, 2013.
  1. Caracal

    11 vote(s)
    3.2%
  2. Sig Sauer

    27 vote(s)
    7.8%
  3. H&K

    8 vote(s)
    2.3%
  4. Springfield

    47 vote(s)
    13.7%
  5. Ruger

    75 vote(s)
    21.8%
  6. Walther

    8 vote(s)
    2.3%
  7. CZ

    13 vote(s)
    3.8%
  8. Smith & Wesson

    66 vote(s)
    19.2%
  9. Glock

    26 vote(s)
    7.6%
  10. Taurus

    5 vote(s)
    1.5%
  11. Colt

    10 vote(s)
    2.9%
  12. Wilson Combat

    3 vote(s)
    0.9%
  13. Les Bear

    6 vote(s)
    1.7%
  14. FN

    5 vote(s)
    1.5%
  15. Kimber

    5 vote(s)
    1.5%
  16. Khar

    8 vote(s)
    2.3%
  17. Beretta

    8 vote(s)
    2.3%
  18. Norinco

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  19. Zigana

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  20. Other........please state in your post

    11 vote(s)
    3.2%
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  1. el Godfather

    el Godfather Member

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    Dear THR,
    Which company made the best gun of the year 2012? It is not necessary that the gun should be the new edition to the line up. It can be and older model, but for the gun of the year.

    This is more or less opinion poll to show what different people preferred in 2012.

    Thanks
     
  2. krupparms

    krupparms Member

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    Kel-Tec PMR-30 can't wait to get one!
     
  3. TarDevil

    TarDevil Member

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    Sig P290RS.
     
  4. narcoden

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    S&W Shield

    Sent from my Nexus 7
     
  5. vito

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    Ruger sr40c. Excellent, solid, reliable and accurate compact auto with reasonable capacity (9+1 in the smaller of the two mags that come with this gun, 13 in the larger mag). Plus, its the only gun I bought in 2012.
     
  6. wlewisiii

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    S&W 625 Mountain Gun.
     
  7. brutetc

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    Still in love with my 9mm HK USP after 13 years.

    -Sean


    Typoed on my iPhone.
     
  8. MedWheeler

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    Ruger SR-22. There, I said it.
     
  9. Scuba_Steve

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    The poll doesn't list handguns ( which I realize would be difficult) so it is really manufacturer of the year. Given your poll is for 2012, not older firearms, I voted SIG for the p938.

    First time I shot one (rented) I immediately sold my p238 because there was no need to have one anymore. I have had my p938 for about a month. Picked it up, cleaned and lubed it and have 400 trouble free rounds through it. I'm not going to clean it until I have 1000 rounds through it because if it runs reliably dirty, it will be reliable clean. It has been a great small firearm.
     
  10. ArchAngelCD

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    IMO adding custom gun makers like the Les Bear to a list with factory guns ruins the poll.
     
  11. snakeman

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    My vote went to smith and wesson for the very fine M&P line. I love mine and hope I get to keep it for a long time.
     
  12. Inebriated

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    It's been a Glock year for me, more than any other. Picked up 3 of them (planning on a fourth), and just been getting into them a lot.

    Second would be S&W for the 5" 629 that I recently shot, and have vowed to buy in 2013. It has changed my opinion on revolvers and .44 magnum.
     
  13. RmB

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    I vote Ruger. Because I love my new Super Blackhawk in .44 mag. Wonderful gun.
     
  14. hardluk1

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    Even with the recall I would say the Caracal for a new pistol. Just to easy to shoot well.
     
  15. tarosean

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    Nighthawk - Bob Marvel Custom, Costa Line and a 22lr Conversion.
     
  16. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    CZ = boringly dependable.
    Honorable mention to ATI for their 1911"s
     
  17. Ledgehammer

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    I vote kahr for the CM line.
     
  18. bigfatdave

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  19. wow6599

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    Tied for first between the S&W Shield and the Walther PPQ.
     
  20. RX-178

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    Ruger, for the SR22 pistol.
     
  21. Trad Archer

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    I have more fun shooting a Colt SAA than any other gun. There is a reason this gun has been around since 1873, as well as the 45colt caliber.
     
  22. ApacheCoTodd

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    No vote - Too broad based as a listing of manufacturers rather than actual handguns.
     
  23. Water-Man

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    Caracal gets my vote, inspite of the recall.
     
  24. Sal1911A1

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    Sig Sauer P250 in 45acp Compact;)
     
  25. Hunter125

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    My vote goes to the XDs or S&W Shield. Never shot either, but they are for sure the most innovative of the year.
     
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