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If You Could Have But ONE Handgun....

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Confederate, May 13, 2012.

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  1. Lonerider357

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    I wouldn't settle for 1 !!
    1911 and my Ruger Blackhawk 357
     
  2. el Godfather

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    Glock 18C
     
  3. lanternlad1

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    Glock 19.

    Reliable under almost any condition.
    Very easy to use.
    Accuracy acceptable out of box but can be upgraded easily with drop in barrels and such.
    Uses a round easily found almost anywhere.
    Easily maintained.
    Easily fixed. Parts are cheap and gunsmiths who can work on it are everywhere.
    Easily concealed.
    Easily "upgraded". Aftermarket parts are everywhere.
    Can go from carry gun to home defense gun with a mag change (to 33 rounder) and an under rail light/laser combo.
    Good manstopper with hotter rounds.
    Good firepower with hi-cap mags.
     
  4. searcher451

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    Easy: Walther PPK. There's still nothing like it, after all these years.
     
  5. Prince Yamato

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    My G26 with threaded barrel.

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  6. Zone15

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    I own a SIG P229 E2 9mm and I love it. If I could pick one though, I would want the all stainless version of the P229 in .40. Could then easily convert it to a 9mm or .357 Sig.
     
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    Difficult decision, as I own both a Ruger 3.06" SP101 and a 4" GP100 in .357 along with other handguns. I have a bias toward revolvers for versatility, so between the aforementioned two I would give an ever-ever-ever-so-slight nod to the SP101 because it's easier to CC.

    This has to be one of the toughest questions around, but a very good one nonetheless.
     
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  8. robinkevin

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    I think I also have to go with .22 LR as well... Only in a reliable and last almost forever revolver over semi auto which even as good as they are this day will never be a revolver. Think the Ruger SP101 would fill all my needs. Not only are Rugers made like tanks allowing them to hold up well, the 8 shot SP101 in .22 I feel gives me enough shots to take care of most anything I encounter. This is of course assuming I still have a rifle or shotgun that I can retreat to in need of bigger and better firepower.

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  9. Nauga

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    If it was a bugout situation? I'd take my Ruger 22/45. You can carry lots of ammo, there's plenty of rabbits and prairie dogs around here to eat (Mmmm, prairie dog chili!), and seriously, is anybody who's attacking you going to laugh because you "only" have a .22?
    But then, I'm the kind of guy who thinks my Bic lighter has a better chance to save my life than my old Model 1927.
     
  10. Certaindeaf

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    I know one can get gold and fine/rare handguns but back when I was 16, I did some soul searching and chose a target Hi-Power for serious and fun work. I figured it'd work and were I to become familiar with it, odds were, on a global scale/sense this would serve me well in the long run.
    I'd choose a Browning Hi-Power because they are very common, I'm used to them and they shoot very well.
     
  11. Striker

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    4" .357.....either a Ruger GP100 or a S&W L frame.
     
  12. Mr. D

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    Ruger New Vaquero in .357 Mag. I can shoot it well, I REALLY enjoy shooting it, I can plink on the cheap, but I could also hunt with it.
     
  13. CountryUgly

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    Interesting choice but I like it and thanks for showing me something I didn't know existed and making me want to spend money now.... My choice would be well what else but the ever evolving 1911A1. I know it's unoriginal but I couldn't live without one but the Model 66 is a close second.
     
  14. holdencm9

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    S&W M&P 9mm Compact

    I don't have one, but if I could only have one, that would be it.

    I was tempted to say my 92FS, but it is a bit hard to conceal.
     
  15. Swing

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    M1911A1, pretty much. Failing that, a decent .38 Special snub.
     
  16. Mac Attack

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    I've thought about this many times over the past several years when I thought about liquidating my collection. The I've handgun I could not beware to part with its my stainless Colt pre series 70 1911 customized but Bob Coogan. Its just a great shooter and was my carry piece for several years and I have full faith in it.
     
  17. BoneDigger

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    6 inch DA .357, either a 686 or a GP100 would be fine.

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  18. huntsman

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    there's a big difference in owning just one handgun and trying to do everything with one handgun.

    for me owning one handgun is just a CCW and target fun gun

    I like carrying my LCP but it's not a fun gun I like shooting my 4566 but it's not an EDC
    to meet both I'd take my BDA
     
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  20. BSA1

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    I would own the gun that the Government says I can legally have.
     
  21. Old judge creek

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    BSA1, I agree with you.

    However, my response to this is:


    f I could have one and only one from now on, it’d be this one in either 45 Colt or 44 Magnum.


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    But, thank God, the reality is that its highly improbable that will come to pass. As such, these would be my second and third choices. They are the S&W 642 which offers 5 rounds of 38 Special and the Glock 30sf, which carries 10 round of 45 ACP…

    Well, duuuuuh:

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    YMMV
     
  22. Brian Williams

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    For me, a S&W 13 with a Model 10 3" mid-weight barrel.
     
  23. spotch

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    Ton of great ideas in this thread. My first thought is my m&p 9mm. And that's probably what I would stick with. The guy who mentioned the Ruger mkiii / 22/45 is certainly onto something IMHO, and in some circumstances I would absolutely agree with that.

    Honorable mention goes to the 686/gp100.
     
  24. amprecon

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    That was in jest right...?
     
  25. ChCx2744

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    I'm gonna agree with a previous poster and go with the one I carry. I actually have several different ones I carry for different reasons, but whichever one I would be carrying at any given time would be fine with me. I put my faith in my guns, especially my handguns. I've done the research before purchasing, I shoot well with them, they eat almost anything and I take good care of them. I'm confident that they would all serve me well if I ever had to use them.
     
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