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Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Godsgunman, Oct 9, 2018.

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  1. Blacksmoke

    Blacksmoke Member

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    I own only two handguns. Ruger Redhawk 5.5 and Colt Cobra (original).

    The Great and The Small.
     
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  2. Oldman11

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    No.1 s~w model 57 .41 mag
    No.2 s~w .32 s~w masterpiece
    I know you said two but two is one so,
    No.3 ruger mark lll .22 competition target model
     
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  3. bannockburn

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    Now that's an entirely different proposition and calls for two different guns. In which case I would grab these two:

    Colt Combat Commander customized by Colt's Custom Shop.
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    Beretta Model 70S with Metalife hard chrome finish by Ron Mahovsky at Mahovsky's Metalife.
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  4. lesgeaux

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    One of the many benefits of married life, wifey gets two also!
     
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  5. kozak6

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    That's really tough. My main pistol needs are for carry and defense. However, a good rimfire pistol is one of the most entertaining firearms there is. Except, I think I'd like to do some handgun hunting someday, maybe both rimfire and centerfire. I'd like to get a magnum handgun someday (which would also be suitable for hunting), but that makes things difficult.

    So I have to choose what to give up.

    So maybe a good Ruger rimfire and a P320 for modularity.
     
  6. DannyLandrum

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    Hmmmmm. Probably Ruger Redhawk 4.2" .45 Colt, and CZ85 in 9x19. But Hon mentions (instead of the Redhawk) to RIA 2011 6" 10mm, and Ruger GP100 4" in 10mm.
     
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    A gen 4 Glock 23 and a gen 4 Glock 23
     
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  8. If1HitU

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    My Ruger GP 100 .357 Mag.4'2 MC & S&W 686-6 .357 Mag. 4.2".I just love my 357's.
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    You are correct sir! Not just a Model 686 but a Model 686 no dash.

    Thinking one thing, typing another!

    Duly noted and corrected.
     
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  11. fjmaring

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    I would choose:
    Option A: Glock 17 and a S&W model 36.
    Option B: Glock 17 and a Glock 26.
    Option C: CZ 75 with conversion Kit to .22 and a New Colt Cobra.

    It's hard to have just one option don't you think?

    Regards.
     
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  12. d'zaster

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    HK P2000 40
    SW 686 3"
     
  13. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Ruger Redhawk in .45 Colt/ACP for woods, Colt Officer's ACP for the hoods, ammo compatibility...
     
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  14. RedlegRick

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    I'm almost there now, with a Walther P22, KT PF-9, and a G17.
    Every once in a while I wonder about going down to two myself, perhaps turning the Glock and KelTec into a single 'do-all' pistol like that SIG that has three different grip frames depending on your needs, but for now I'm good.
    I do suffer from both lack of cash flow and a tiny wall safe I keep them in when I'm not carrying somewhere.
     
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  15. Jim NE

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    Several guns I own have a sentimental appeal and would be the last I'd get rid of, and some have collector appeal for me, but from a purely practical stand point, I might be able to narrow it down to two. The most practical thing that I personally can do with a handgun is protect myself and defend my family and property, so conceal carry would have to be the genre of handgun that I'd choose from. I think I have to admit to myself that my LCP is the carry-able gun I own. It's a rare moment that I'm not carrying it. That's a pattern that's never changed much in the years I've owned it. I'll carry a J frame for a while, or a small 9mm, but I go back to the LCP because it's so convenient.

    If I can have two guns, then I'd have to have another for the times when .380 just isn't enough - when walking or spending time in the outdoors, for example. I prefer to stay within the realm of concealed carry, so I think maybe my Rossi M720 (like the one in my avatar) from the Interarms era would be a logical choice. I can conceal it pretty well, but with .44 Special ammo from Grizzly or BB, it could handle many wildlife threats. Some possible alternatives to it would be another Rossi just like it that's chambered in .357 that would give me an extra round, or maybe the recent Charter Arms .41 Magnum I picked up, but that will take more practice to control it for optimum effectiveness.

    Though the M13 Smith and Wesson I own has a longer (4") bbl that would make it less convenient to carry, it's an extremely accurate gun, and would get more velocity from the longer bbl, so that's a possibility, too. (It's a well known .357 revolver in the K frame size.)
     
  16. Drail

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    My choice would a S&W Model 696 no dash to match the one I have been carrying for 22 years. Sadly those pieces are WAY above my paygrade today.
     
  17. Batty67

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    That is tough. My instinct was to keep my new to me Browning Hi-Power, and my Springfield EMP for CC. But what about my Browning Buck Mark. I don't like this game.
     
  18. 94045

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    2 Handguns....Hmmmm...

    This is tough...
    My two Favorites for carry...
    Taurus PT111 G2 9mm
    S&W Shield .45 ACP
    But they basically serve the same nitch.

    The gun I would most want with me if...
    Glock 41 .45 ACP
    But its hard to conceal 6 months out of the year.

    My favorite for when going armed isn't practical.
    Ruger LCP Gen 2 .380

    How do I weigh concealibilty vs firepower....
    This is really hard....

    I guess ...
    Taurus PT111 G2 9mm
    Ruger LCP Gen 2 .380
    That's the combo I carry most often.
    I guess if I really think about it I've already made the decision by what I carry most often.
     
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  19. Labguy47

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    Can’t do it, too many great choices. Two of my favorites are my FNP-9 and my Ruger 22/45 target. But I’d never give up my Colts, S&Ws, or CZs.
     
  20. Vern Humphrey

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    1. An M1911 with a .22 Conversion Kit.
    2. A .45 Colt, either a Blackhawk or a Redhawk.
     
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  21. stonebuster

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    One semi and one revolver for me. Sig P226 Legion 9mm and GP100 5 inch .357 magnum. I would expect both of these guns to still be functioning in the hands of my grandson long after I'm gone. Get out and vote to IMG_0164.JPG IMG_0390.JPG morrow and maybe we won't have to "choose."
     
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  22. Rick in Iowa

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    My bulgarian makarov and my 5'' M&P 2.0 in 9mm. For whatever reason, they are the two handguns I bring home every time to shoot.
     
  23. Keith G

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    My High Standard Double Nine that was passed down from my dad. It’s a 9 round 22 revolver that also has a 22 magnum cylinder.

    And my Taylor’s & Co Cattleman in 357. Nice to be able to shoot 38 and 357 out of it.

    We live on our farm out in the woods, so my needs are different than someone that lives in an urban setting. Both have a 5.5” barrel, and being able to shoot those 4 caliber pretty accurately out to 75 yards is good for putting food on the table and taking care of ourselves.
     
  24. high country

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    A .357 would definitely be one of the two, in my case an SP101 with 4" barrel. If it could only be one, that would be it.

    The second would probably be either a buckmark, or a 1911 in 9mm with a 22 conversion if that isn't cheating.
     
  25. Chompiras

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    My 1892 Webley WG in 455 for the awesomeness. My Ruger LCR in 327 for the pocketable practicality and adequate self defense power.
     
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