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Pick only 3 pistols

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

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  1. AK_Maine_iac

    AK_Maine_iac Member

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    Colt 1911 45acp
    XD40 40S&W
    Glock 29 10mm

    If i could toss in a revolver it would be my Ruger SBH 44mag
     
  2. kb58

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    Ruger Mk III .22LR
    Higher-end 1911 .45
    Probably something HK-ish or Glock-ish 9mm or .45
     
  3. Inebriated

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    Sig P220 Elite
    S&W 617 (4", .22LR, 10 rounds)
    Romanian Draco 7.62x39 ;)
     
  4. iblong

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    3 what a horrible thought!
    SF 1911
    G19
    S&W 586 4"
     
  5. micromontenegro

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    Full size 1911. Six inch Python. Six inch Model 17. And lots of ammo!
     
  6. brnmuenchow

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    1) Colt "Python" reason is self explanitory. (Plus .38 Spl. is cheap to shoot.)
    2) Colt 1873 SAA. I am a history buff.
    3) Sig Sauer P226 "NAVY" Because I love it and .9x19mm is also cheap to shoot.
    I could keep going but I only get three.
     
  7. cougar1717

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    S&W 629 - for hunting, of course
    22LR revolver - take your pick - Colt, S&W, Ruger, whatever - for something that will feed any kind of 22LR ammo without issue
    Sig 226 - because having three revolvers takes too long to clean!
     
  8. Andrew Wyatt

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    Glock 19

    Glock 19

    Glock 19
     
  9. antiquus

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    S&W 686
    SS Single Six
    H&K USP 9
     
  10. mgmorden

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    Ruger LCP - carries and conceals ANYWHERE
    Ruger Mk2 .22LR - because nothing beats a .22 for practice
    <insert whatever striker polymer-framed wonder-nine here> because having a lot of rounds sometimes feels nice. Glock 17, S&W M&P, Ruger SR9, or whatever is fine. They're all mostly the same to me.
     
  11. tdstout

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    Full size 1911 .45acp
    Ruger blackhawk .45 colt
    Springfield XDm .40

    Then I would get a .22 conversion for the 1911, and a 9mm and .357 conversion for the xdm. That's not cheating, is it?
     
  12. thecarfarmer

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    .22 plinker
    large caliber sidearm
    CCW piece


    I've got a '57 Ruger Std. that I couldn't bear to trade for any other .22; that one's settled.

    I've got a G21; bulky, but a good, affordable .45 that holds 13+1. If I need more than that, I might need a rifle...

    I'm currently thinking about what to get for a CCW piece (my FEG in 9X18 is short on power, short on ammo capacity, and could be slightly smaller). Since my other 'social use' pistol is a Glock, I'm thinking of a G36 or G30.

    -Bill
     
  13. BK

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    P32 gray frame
    P32 black frame
    P32 green frame

    But that's just a parody of the OP.

    I'd actually want a .22lr, a semi auto like 9mm or 45 ACP, and then a revolver in 38 and or 357.
     
  14. Justin Holder

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    #1 Smith & Wesson 651 .22 Magnum - Small game

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    #2 Smith & Wesson 657 Mountain Gun .41 Magnum - Big Game

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    #3 Kimber Stainless Target II 10mm Auto - Everything else

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    I wish these were mine!
     
  15. whalerman

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    Ruger Security Six .357
    High Standard .22
    Freedom Arms 44mag
     
  16. Autolycus

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    I would say the following:

    Glock 17 for when I can carry it openly or in a SHTF situation.

    Glock 19 for an everyday carry pistol.

    Glock 26 for more discrete situations.
     
  17. candyteggy

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    Glock 19 for every day carry
    USP Tactical .45 for your suppressor
    FN57 for the range
     
  18. BCRider

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    I thought about my collection which spans everything from .22LR to .44Mag and semi autos to black powder C&B guns.

    I feel your overall 3 gun limit is just far too unrealistic for a proper gun nut.

    Now if you asked about 3 semis, 3 DA revolvers. 3 SA revolvers and 3 black powder guns for an overall total of 12 guns as a minimal collection then I may be able to get on board with this rather unfathomable concept.....:D
     
  19. David E

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    It all depends on the why, as that would impact the choices.

    House is burning down, which 3 do I save?

    TEOTWAWKI?

    New government restriction?

    Just getting started, what 3 should be first?-
     
  20. Jim NE

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    -.22 plinker (mine's a 22a)

    - a concealable .38. (mine are a Rossi .38, or if I want an extra shot, 2" Military and Police)

    -A powerful gun. Since I can only have three guns, it makes sense to have one that has some ammo redundancy with one of the other guns, so a .357 would do. On the other hand, if you have a concealable .357, then I guess you don't need a concealable .38 - that would make the third gun something like a .45 or .44 caliber (which I don't have.)
     
  21. Haywireranch

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    It would be the three I own now.
    Glock 19
    Springfield 9mm emp
    Sig p238
    GOD BLESS AMERICA
     
  22. TimboKhan

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    I haven't done one of these in a while, so why not?

    1. Glock 19 - I just bought one, and I really like it. Not my first Glock, but my favorite.

    2. Ruger MkII - Who doesn't want a .22 pistol?

    3. Ruger GP100 - Good defense, hunting, and general purpose revolver.

    If you bumped it up to four, I would pick a .45 auto, probably but not necessarily a 1911.
     
  23. David E

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    As an extension of the question....if you can only have 3......do you already own them? If these are your "best picks," you should already have them. If not, why not? (especially if you currently own more than 3)
     
  24. Steve CT

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    Dan Wesson 715 (.357 Mag): Hoping you'll accept the Pistol Pack with 2"/4"/6"/8" barrels, if not, just 6"

    S&W Model 59: HiCap 9mm, mine is functionally perfect and very accurate

    Buckmark; with TacSol 4" and Burris Fastfire
     
  25. Vern Humphrey

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    Excellent point. One thing I noticed on this thread is that many people pick 3 pistols for the same use -- usually self-defense. It makes you wonder why?

    It seems more logical to pick a plinker/practice/small game pistol (mine is a Colt Woodsman), a self-defense/carry gun (mine is an M1911) and a big bore hunting gun (mine is a Ruger Blackhawk in .45 Colt.)
     
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