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Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by FL-NC, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. DeadFlies

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    BD680B7F-22ED-4DCB-A751-95E00F68D5B6.jpeg Just one. 28-2 357 4”. It’s ugly but beautiful at the same time. Rough on the outside, but smooth like butta on the inside.

    I don’t carry, so it’s my Plinker and Hunter. I have long guns for other activities not listed.
     
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  2. Rev. Chad

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    Ruger LCP for extreme concealability
    Charter Arms Bulldog (.44 Special) for general CCW
    Charter Arms Undercover (.38 Special) back-up and car carry
    Ruger P90 (just because I love a .45 Auto)
     
  3. MTNSTRYDER

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    Recent changes have made it very important that I can only have one gun.I have shot all of my handguns for the last few days and decided that the Ruger 45acp/45 has the best potential to be the best all around gun for social work and hunting
    A very very big Thankyou to Ruger and the good people on this sight for their knowledge that helped me make a decision.With all things considered one handgun can be enough.
     
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  4. Spats McGee

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    If I absolutely, positively had to narrow it down, I could get by with 1. My Ruger LCR. In theory, I could carry it everywhere I carry, practice with it, etc. That said, I'm very grateful that I don't have to narrow it down like that.
     
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  5. Hasaf

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    I could easily narrow it down to three. A carry gun, my Glock 42. A plinking and informal target .22, for this my Olympia works reasonably well. Then a Black Powder revolver; for this an 1862 .36 Pocket Police would serve well.

    I actually don't currently have a Pocket Police, it was lost in the "great gun theft." However, I have an 1860 .44 Army and an 1849 .31 Pocket Pistol. The Pocket Police would easily split the difference.
     
  6. Valkman

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    I like your thinking! I had that gun and a regular 4" XD and loved them both. But last July I went to the ER and wound up on full life support for 5 days and kinda died twice. During that time the wife had to move and our friend Shawn helped a lot so she gave him the Compact. Actually she told him to choose and he chose the Compact. After 3 months I finally came home to a new place and one less gun! Ah well, I'm lucky I had anything left since she though I was gonna die. :D
     
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  7. Valkman

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    I have gotten rid of what I didn't shoot so I'm down to a few 1911's (.45 and 10mm), the XD in .45 and a XDS in .45. Then a few revolvers in 44 mag and .357,then a S&W 41 in .22. Can't think of anything I can't do with those, especially if I add my .44Mag lever action.

    Anymore I only practice defensive shooting, and for carry I like the XD with 13 rds of .45 in the mag.
     
  8. Legionnaire
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    My 4-inch GP100 would be my single do-everything handgun. A hand loader can build ammo for everything from plinking and small game hunting up to self defense and hunting deer-sized game.

    Beyond that, I think I would add, in order, a Single Six convertible, a Glock 23 with a 9mm conversion barrel, and a Blackhawk in .44 magnum. Those four would cover all my bases nicely.
     
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  9. Texas1880

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    Sig p229 9mm home protection and range shooting
    Smith 357 4’’ 686 home defense and hunting
    Smith model 60 2’’ daily carry
    Smith 629 44 mag 6” for big critter defense
     
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  10. rskent

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    First, I hate your minimalistic reality. Variety is one thing that makes life more fun.

    At some point I guess I should reduce the amount of “stuff” I have.

    I could, and possibly at some point will, live with one.
     
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    None, but i currently own 2, and ill likely add to that.
    I had 5 at one point, but they are usually the easiest to sell or trade so all my handguns went away before my rifles or shotgun.
     
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  12. Hokkmike

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    One - my EDC for range, carry, and HD work. Right now I am b-e-t-w-e-e-n a Glock 42 and a SIG 365.
     
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  13. Hertzer

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    Hard decision this,
    1911 full size
    1911 commander size or smaller
    BHP
    my 4 match target pistols
    2/ K frames 3 and 4 inch
    2/ J frame 2 and 3 inch
    2/ single action cowboy shooting pistols
    and with these I'm not sure that would cover my regular pistol use but ought to be near it.
     
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  14. jags

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    One more than I have at any given time.
     
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  15. amprecon

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    I could probably live the rest of my life with one of my Gen4 Glock 23's and be just fine.
     
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  16. Great Scot

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    1. Glock 19 - home defense and ccw
    2. Smith 442 - pocket gun
    3. Ruger Mark IV - target gun, trainer and plinker
    4. NAA Pug - deep concealment

    If I was pushed to one gun, I’d go with a Smith and Wesson M&P22 compact. Jack of all trades gun.
     
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  17. bnolsen

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    *Not caring about ammo costs*, etc, today I'd probably say a .45 shield for carry and some type of full sized hk usp 45 for target and hunting (45 super loads). Sadly I have neither of these pistols in those calibers.
     
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  18. DesertVet

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    Could possibly get by with these in a pinch? E47B8EE7-B563-48D3-BF9F-D7EE0750D971.png
     
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  19. robhof

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    gun 003.JPG gun 006.JPG One for carry summer, one for carry winter or dangerous areas, many for hunting/shooting from 45 Colt to 3030 T/C, and of course 22's for plinking, variety is the spice of life... DSCN0787.JPG DSCN0765.JPG
     
  20. Delford

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    If all I had were my Ruger P345 and my Kahr PM45 I would be satisfied. Having others and having friends who have even more others is a shooting treat. My physical size allows pocket carry on the latter.
     
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