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House Gun Opinion?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by fxstchewy, Jan 11, 2013.

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Which for a House Gun?

Poll closed Feb 10, 2013.
  1. 1911 5"

    142 vote(s)
    52.8%
  2. GP100 4"

    127 vote(s)
    47.2%
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  1. KTXdm9

    KTXdm9 Member

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    Both great guns. I voted 1911 for higher capacity and ease of reload.
     
  2. tomrkba

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    I agree that a semi-automatic pistol is a better choice. However, only two choices have been presented.

    Most 1911's require too much work to get running properly. It is essential that you choose a good manufacturer and bring it up to service level specification. The minimum gun I would be would be a Dan Wesson Valor. You'll need to know what you're doing with regard to maintenance. It is very important that you do the proper maintenance regimen. Most people do not have these skills.

    10-8 Performance articles on the 1911

    Given the above, I'd choose the revolver over the 1911. I'd get the 1911 if I had the armorer skills.

    In terms of the revolver, the GP100 is good enough. I prefer pre-2000 S&W revolvers, though there are a few tempting N-Frames that have locks. Night sights are available for the GP100 from Meprolight and XS Sights. Do a trigger job with a kit from triggershims.com (use the 11# hammer spring and 8# trigger return spring).
     
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  3. fordm48

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    Without knowing more about the 1911 you're considering, I have to go with the GP100. I'd personally go with a different semi-auto in that price range.
     
  4. b7tac

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    I vote 1911 - not necessarily because it is better, but because I like it better.
     
  5. mister2

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    Survey was closer than I thought. Without going into details, I simply feel more comfortable and secure with a 1911.
     
  6. jad0110

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    Didn't vote. Personally, I like both. Either will serve you well, assuming the 1911 is from quality manufacturer. I own and carry a 1911, as well as numerous revolvers. Go with the platform that give you greater confidence. And if you are really tight on funds, keep in mind the GP won't require as extensive a period of ammo testing (including expensive hollow points), so keep that in mind as well.
     
  7. Furncliff

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    1911, because that's what I'm most accurate with, I much prefer the trigger and the ability to recharge the gun quickly. Having said that, I don't keep any of my guns loaded.
     
  8. lobo9er

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    Any idea on 1911 yet?
     
  9. otasan56

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    I have a .357, a .44, and two M1911A1 .45s. I choose my Glock Model 17 and its 17 rounds of +p+ 115gr JHPs. :):)
     
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