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If you could have only one handgun, what would you choose?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Michael A Ferber, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. Michael A Ferber

    Michael A Ferber Member

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    I have to really think about my own question! How about the rest of you!?!
     
  2. Chevelle SS

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    Glock 17. Not an exciting choice but a reliable and simple one.

    If we bumped it to 2 handguns a 5" 44 Magnum Smith as well.
     
  3. Sarge7402

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    No Question. My Charter Arms Undercover .38 Special with a 3" barrel
     
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  5. Trunk Monkey

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    I'd pick a Glock 19 Old Unc
     
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  6. GRIZ22

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    4", stainless, 357. GP100 or 686. You have a wide variety of OTC ammo and can do close to anything with it.
     
  7. FL-NC

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    Gen 3 Glock 19 with night sights.
     
  8. Armored farmer

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    I could go a long time with this.
     
  9. Mn Fats

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    Something I could hunt with and still carry. Probably a nice 1911 in 10mm.
     
  10. Riomouse911

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    4” S&W Model 66.

    Small enough to conceal under a jacket, light enough to not be a burden. Ammo is everywhere and ranges from powderpuff .38 WC for practice, small game or defense to 180 gr .357 loads for hunting bigger game or defense.

    Stay safe!
     
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    Colt Lightweight Government in .45 ACP along with a TacSol .22 conversion assembly.

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  12. NIGHTLORD40K

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    So this is a post-apocalyptic survival scenario?:D

    Id go with this one-
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    My P226 would be a close second.
     
  13. Michael A Ferber

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    Looks like an S&W 586 357 Combat Magnum. Beautiful!
     
  14. mcb

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    I promised my love to just one women, I ain't doing the same with a handgun. Life is two short for just one gun...
     
  15. Michael A Ferber

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    The one I used to own! S&W 686, 4", 357 Magnum. 3594946655_81d0b122a8_o.jpg
     
  16. ArchAngelCD

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    These threads are so hard, SD, fun, hunting, ???

    Maybe a S&W M13 because it can be carried concealed and it's powerful. Maybe a M627 because it holds 8 rounds. Of course there is the 1911. I don't think I can pick just 1.
     
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  17. Michael A Ferber

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    Good choice. The G19 is an indestructible classic!
     
  18. Jim Watson

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    Who says I can only have one handgun?
    Are you some sort of... Democrat?
     
  19. earlthegoat2

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    If I had to have one handgun then that would make a compelling case for the 10mm even though I have no interest in one now. I would need a pistol or revolver that would serve as a hunting gun, home and personal defense and range blaster. A 4.5-5” 10mm gun would fill that roll. Probably a Glock or SA.
     
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    Well I suppose if I had to.....

    I'd strongly consider a 4.2" barreled stainless Redhawk in .44 mag. With some of those Nill Griffe grips, a BCA Target rear sight, a variety of carefully filed front sights (which are easy to interchange) for different loads and applications, and an action job from a very competent gunsmith who knows the model well. I might aswell just send it off for custom work. Can I keep all my others whilst I'm waiting?

    I'd rather keep all my handguns and just have one rifle.
     
  21. huntsman

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    Excluding CC, Blackhawk.45 convertible.
     
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    I could possibly get it down to two: the G27 that I carry concealed and the SBH that I carry otherwise.
     
  23. IdaD

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    If price was no object, a Wilson Combat CQB Elite in 10mm. I could never justify that kind of pistol, though, so while I'm not a Glock guy I'm really tempted to say Glock 29 as my realistic answer. It's small enough to conceal but you can get larger magazines and a longer barrel for woods carry.

    I do like 10mm as a do-it-all caliber because there's such a broad range of ammunition available for various purposes. Only downside is ammo cost and availability.
     
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  24. ATLDave

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    I don't understand the appeal of hypothetical-masochism games. At all.
     
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  25. Trunk Monkey

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    I knew you'd like it Sluggy
     
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