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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. RON in PA

    RON in PA Member

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    My 4" S&W 586.
     
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  2. Mowgli Terry

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    How about my 6" Smith&Wesson 19-5? Ask me tomorrow and it may be different handgun.
     
  3. FLNT4EVR

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    My 2in SP101 in ,357.
     
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  4. czhen

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    I would have a BHP or CZ 85 Combat (both with adjustable sights).
     
  5. Rifleman173

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    I'd take a Glock pistol of some sort. Probably a Glock 19 for most duties. They're good for about 90% of all events that confront most people in every day situations like personal defense and so on.
     
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  6. KnightHawk

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    It would depend on the use, but, it would be a wheel gun.
    For concealed carry it would be a 357 in SP 101 3" or Lady Smith
    For around the homestead it is my 4" Smith 29
    In big bear country it's a SRH 480 Ruger 5"
    For fun, Smith 63
    But, if I had to pick just one it would be the Smithy 29.
     
  7. hdbiker

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    My Springfield Loaded Target .45 acp. It will kill anything I need to kill and I'm pretty good shooting it . hdbiker
     
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  8. exbrit49

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    Blackhawk 45ACP/45 Colt. For me its so accurate, It points naturally and groups sub 2 inches offhand at 10 yards. .
     
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  9. mdauben

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    Having only one handgun would make me cry, but if I had to pick I'd probably go with a Gen5 Glock 19. Ammo is not too expensive for regular trips to the range, small enough to use for CC, big enough to fit my large hands, enough power with good JHP to do the job.
     
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  10. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    I have a S&W 65 that was a 3" round butt and I had a 64 4" tapered barrel installed. I also had both target trigger and target hammers installed. it is a tack driver with 180 Gr LRNFPGC. That or my S&W 60-4 38 spec with it's extra 9mm cylinder. sspair.jpg
     
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  11. U.S.SFC_RET

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    It would be a service pistol if concealed carry wasn't a factor and my preference presently would be a Sig P226 9mm.
     
  12. Armored farmer

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    I have read every post in this enjoyable thread.
    There are some really great arguments made for vsrious and different guns.
    I am not surprised by the numbers who chose either .357 revolvers or 1911s. What I am surprised about is the relatively small number thst chose anything in 9mm.
    This should be mandatory reading for first time buyers.
     
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  13. Toprudder

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    Until such a situation happens, I'm not even going to think about "just one". I would be like Steve Martin in the movie "The Jerk". "All I need it this. And this. That's all I need. And this, and this...".

     
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  14. jrmiddleton425

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    For this thread, my pick was a Glock 30. In similar past threads, I've said a CZ-75. Ask me again in six months, and I could come up with reasons for either.
     
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  15. Tcruse

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    Glock 19X (or Glock 45 Gen 5)
     
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  16. Trey Veston

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    Easy. My Glock G29.

    It is compact enough to carry concealed, can shoot either 10mm or .40 S&W. Can be converted to .357 Sig with a barrel change, holds ten rounds, or can hold 15 rounds with a G20 magazine and my X-grip adapter. It can be used for self-defense against humans or animals. Is reliable, durable, and can be customized for just about any use...

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  17. Bentonville

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    Hk 45c
    Compact enough to carry , accurate, reliable, ten round magazines, tactical model with suppressor . What more could a person ask for? It’s an HK!! It’s a .45!!
     
  18. Bruce D Pease

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    Probably my M&P 9c, small and reasonably accurate. Plus I’ve got a good stockpile of “food”
     
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  19. euclid

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    My Glock 19.
     
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  20. SCMikeyP

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    I've read through this post a few times and really enjoy hearing everyone's reasoning and decision.

    What gets me is trying to pick something small enough to conceal on a summer day, that I also feel comfortable with for home defense or legendary shtf application.

    Also, I'm narrowing it down to one's I've owned to keep from day dreaming too much about possible purchases.

    Sigh... HKP30SK in 9mm or Kimber K6S .357 I lean toward the HK but don't want to admit my only handgun for the rest of my life is plastic :eek:
     
  21. treetop_66

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    Can’t decide between my Springfield TRP 45acp or my Beretta 92 Elite LTT.
     
  22. george29

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    I think I'll change my vote to a Ruger BH 357/9.
    357, 38, 9, hell, probably be able to stuff 38 super in it in a pinch.
     
  23. GEM

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    Glock 19

    If limited to revolvers - a SW Model 66
     
  24. ancientnoob

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    I would have to take the Smith and Wesson model 327PC. Light weight, comfortable, concealable 8 shot .357 magnum. C34453E4-5A95-4700-AA7D-389DD3934FB5.jpeg
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  25. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Wow, love the retro-custom M65!
     
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