Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Confederate, May 13, 2012.
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Most useful so far.
I been shooting it since 1985, I've never had a single failure with it.
I also thought it was the best answer ever for the safety debate. I didn't worry about having to remember to take the manual safety off, on the other hand I didn't have to worry about it being cocked on a live round. The trigger is great - I never had to deal with DA/SA or DOA issues.
I was a 1911 guy for years, but have come to appreciate the Glock and find it pretty easy to shoot. 50 yd torso shot are easy.
I would imagine if only one it would be my G17 with the RMR on it.
If a revolver, Security Six "snubby."
If not specified, probably the Ruger for its flexibility and firepower.
And not one of you picked the article's pick!
The answer is: The Ruger Mark II/III T512:
I'm a little more inclined towards the newer 22/45s because of their weight and balance, but overall if I had but one handgun to own, it would be a Ruger .22LR. I like their rate of fire, the fact that they take .22LR, that they last indefinitely without parts replacements and they do a respectful job at self defense and hunting.
The Rugers can be easily carried with substantial amounts of ammo and are accurate to a fault. In fact, they're so accurate that I can see why a 1980s might prefer it over a .357 as a duty weapon. I'm not quite to that point yet, but running and shooting are definitely easier with a Ruger .22LR, and if I could only have one handgun the Ruger would be it!
That said, on its heels would be a Ruger Security-Six .357. And I might go with it if I could have an assortment of ammo and an unlimited supply of it. But if I could only have cases and cases of one type of ammo, stuff I could shove into my pockets and go with, the Ruger T-512 can't be beat! For the .357 to be worth it, I'd have to have .357 125gr JHPs, 158gr JHPs, 158gr JSPs, etc., etc., and I probably would need lower powered stuff as well. But a Ruger .22LR can pretty much eat anything and do anything.
That being said I would use my 1911 to fight to keep my .22
I can understand picking an accurate, reliable, lasts forever .22 like the Mk 2/3. Despite the detractors, .22LR is a very versatile round if the round can be placed with precision and ammo is cheap, doesn't require handloading. I think I'd want a more concealable one, though, like my SR22. I'd sure hate to give up my Mk2, though. For anything that DOESN'T require concealment, it's a superior firearm.
It can do everything that I require of a handgun.
I agree with this completely. If I was limited to one handgun, it would be my primary carry gun, a Sig P228. It was my first gun, at several points it has been my only gun, and it will be the last gun I ever give up.
Sooper-dooper mega plus one for this.
Everything you could need of a handgun- done.
As both a former owner, and a future owner, I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt, that it is the most versatile handgun I've owned.
My bone-stock, 2006 production Beretta 92FS.
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