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Pick only 3 pistols

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Infidel4life11, Feb 12, 2012.

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  1. gbran

    gbran Member

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    Glock G26, daily carry
    Ruger Single Six, 22lr/22wmr, small game, plinking
    1911, carry, range gun, self defense
     
  2. csa77

    csa77 Member

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    ruger 22/45
    1911
    browning hi power

    i would add the S&W 686 in place of the 1911 or BHP but was asked to name just 3 pistols
     
  3. Cycletroll

    Cycletroll Member

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    Glock 19 (9mm)

    S&W 4" 63 (.22LR)

    S&W 629 4" Mtn. gun (.44 Mag)

    These three cover anything and everything I could want in a handgun.

    -CCW
    -Plinking/small game hunting
    -Kill/hunt anything that walks on earth.
     
  4. AntlerInc

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    1911 Commander Sized (Ed Brown) - EDC
    380 (P238) - for the rare times when the 1911 is not discrete enough
    22/45 - plinkling/practice/small game

    It is really hard to stop at three. I'd be more comfortable if i could include an Alaskan .44 :D
     
  5. Lonerider357

    Lonerider357 Member

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    1911 45acp
    Sig P226 9mm
    Ruger Blackhawk 357
     
  6. el Godfather

    el Godfather Member

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    Glock 18C: There is nothing like it. Those who say you cant hit anything with it have probably not fired it; and you dont have to fire on full auto all the time. Use it as carry on semi, and in need you have a very compact replacement for SMG.

    Beretta 92 Combo: Rare item, accurate and reliable. Again with shorter barrel in the package you can carry it or put on the long with compensator for competition.

    DW 1911 Carry VBOB: 45- gotta have one.
     
  7. tcsnake

    tcsnake Member

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    Glock 20 w/stormlake 5.15 tactical length barrel

    1911 kimber CDP ii

    S&W 686p 6" fully underlugged
     
  8. wildehond

    wildehond Member

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    Glock 22
    HK MK 23 with supressor
    Colt Python 6" blue.
     
  9. Nullcone

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    My "classics" set:

    1) 1911 Combat Commander 9mm (good quality clone fine) w/ .22 conversion kit

    2) SW 686 4" w/ Ahrends grips

    3) Ruger Blackhawk Bisley .45 Colt 5-5.5"

    I could easily sub any of the "german police trial" pistols for the CC 9mm (P5/P6/P7) or maybe a compact single stack Beretta Inox... only medium sized hands here folks. Getting a conversion kit may be a problem for those.

    Likewise a 19/66/586 (or maybe even a GP100) would be ok for the second. Could go down to a 3" on a K frame or up to a 5" on an L.

    I'd be fine w/ a .44 Magnum on the last as well and could possibly be talked into a DA (29/629/Redhawk), but first choice was for simplicity.
     
  10. memphisjim

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    1) glock 19
    2) hk45
    3 ruger mark3
     
  11. doc2rn

    doc2rn Member

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    FNP-9
    S&W mod 10 3"
    Colt Python
    What can I say I am a wheelgun guy but the FNP is the only semi auto centerfire reliable enough to keep its place in the safe, sits right next to the Ruger Standard.
     
  12. allaroundhunter

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    1. Glock 19
    2. Smith and Wesson M&P9
    3. Wilson Combat CQB

    Have the first two and love them

    The third is my dream handgun (at the moment) :rolleyes:
     
  13. Winkman822

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    My three:

    Wilson Combat CQB Elite .45 ACP (my Springfield TRP will have to do for now)
    My Wilson Combat CQB Compact .45 ACP finished in NP3 (I LOVE this gun and it's my EDC)
    Sig Sauer P239 DAK 9mm.

    I'm familiar with the 1911 platform and as far as I'm concerned, Wilson Combat puts together the best 1911 that's balanced for tight fit, accuracy, and flat out reliability with what is among the best after sales service that I've come across. My Springfield TRP gives my Wilson a run for the money in a lot of ways though, including after sales service. I went with the Sig Sauer P239 DAK because i really love the Sig Sauer P series because they're easy to use, they're accurate, and they just work (I just acquired a new P226R over the weekend and intend to start putting it through its paces this week).

    I'm sure that the above identified three pistols would be more than adequate in the event that I could only have three handguns, but since I'm not limited to three, I'll happily continue hoarding various firearms.
     
  14. mbopp

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    1) 1911

    2) S&W K-frame 357 (M-19 or -66)

    3) Ruger MKII .22
     
  15. JohnGault

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    Ruger Redhawk 44Mag
    Beretta 92FS 9MM
    FN Five Seven
     
  16. huntsman

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    pocket gun
    sidearm
    plinker
     
  17. Elkins45

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    Kahr P9
    S&W 442
    Glock 20, but I would be happy to substitute a S&W 1086, 1006 or 1076 for the third spot.
     
  18. Driftertank

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    I currently only HAVE 3 handguns:

    1. Kimber Stainless TLE II - Big, beautiful, reliable, fits my hands like it belongs there.
    2. Walther P22 - Cheap to buy, cheap to shoot, fits in my pocket, has NEVER jammed.
    3. Century/Taurus 82 - New to me. Traded an EAA snubby for it. DA wheelguns are generally foolproof, .38 Special is generally adequate without being punishing to body or wallet.

    Sure there's others i'd LIKE, but my bases are fairly well covered by this trio for now.
     
  19. allaroundhunter

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    .....Except I'm pretty sure they are illegal for civilians to own....I don't think that there are any legally transferable Glock 18's in the US
     
  20. saaman

    saaman Member

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    Taurus pt 111 for pocket carry
    Colt 1991 A1 for accuracy and serious work
    Ruger MK III for practice
     
  21. 19-3Ben

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    Ruger SP101 3" .357mag
    Ruger SP101 4" .22lr
    S&W M&P9 fullsize
     
  22. oklahoma caveman

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    Ruger blackhawk 45 colt
    ruger sp 101
    ruger single six

    Those 3 should cover any handgun use I have, although not nearly all I want
     
  23. FMF Doc

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    1. Ruger GP100, built like a tank, can handle anything you feed it, and pretty damn accurated. If I could only have 1, this would be it, with a 4" barrel in SS.

    2. Glock 17...the quintesential go-to for most social purposes, and competition if you are into that.

    3. Knighthawk GRP Recon...because if price is no factor, I want the best combat pistol that money can buy...and this is it!
     
  24. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    3"Kimber Stainless Ultra Carry II .45 ACP, my current EDC choice
    2" factory nickel Colt Detective Special from 1971, my BUG OUT gun
    and a 6" Smith & Wesson 19-5, for "special purpose occassions"~! :uhoh: ;)
     
  25. crews1516

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    HK P30 40 for CCW
    Browning Buckmark for target
    Colt Python for Awesome
     
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