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Pick only 3 pistols

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

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  1. Captain33036

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    1. Kimber Ultra CDP II in .45acp. For CC and .45acp caliber power projection.

    2. SIG P228, general purpose, can be concealed and for its high capacity 15 round mags.

    3. SIG P226R tricked out with light on rail and mini red dot sight. For high volume of fire with increased accuracy. Night time or stand off engagement. (We are talking hypothetically, right?...real use: the range :) ).
     
  2. Pukindog12

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    S&W 686 6" - for hunting and hiking out in the bush and versatility of .38.

    Stoeger Cougar 8000 F - general all purpose high cap metal 9mm.

    Bersa Thunder 9UC Pro/Kahr CW9 - tough one here but whichever it is it would be for carry.


    I just recently acquired a Walther P99 AS so it is new to me. After I get more time on it it might supplant one of the bottom two.
     
  3. RickMD

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    Colt Match Target .22
    Walther PPK .380
    Colt Python .357 - 4"
     
  4. Jaymo

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    Colt Python 6"
    Colt Commander
    Colt Woodsman

    Hunting, plinking, or SD/HD, I'd be covered.
     
  5. Manny

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    The first two I have no question on:
    -Ruger LCR w/ Crimson Trace grip in either .38 or .357
    -Glock 17L

    It's the third that gives me pause, .22lr LCR, .22lr Ruger Charger w/EOtech, .454 Revolver? Not knowing much, it's a guessing game as to what would be best. For now I'd chose the Charger/EOtech combo.
     
  6. Jaymo

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    Manny, I assume it depends on your intended usage. The Charger looks like a fun piece.

    I could also be happy with
    GP100 4"
    Redhawk 7.5"
    Mark 2

    same purposes, different remote controlled drills. (Sorry, Mas, I think I ripped you off with that one.)
     
  7. Hlaku

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    1. Sig P226 Tac Ops (side-carry 9mm)
    2. CZ 2075 Rami (CCW 9mm)
    3. Dan Wesson Valor (1911 .45)

    Not exactly my dream guns but I got em and I like em. Actually, saving up for the third one.
     
  8. Tipro

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    1. Kel Tec p11. Deep concealment
    2. FNP 45 Tactical (Earth Tone). 16 rounds of 45acp...
    3. S&W 686. 4" barrel. I want it.
     
  9. Carl N. Brown

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    1. .22 Ruger Mark II 6 inch barrel
    2. .357 Ruger Security Six 4 inch barrel
    3. .40 S&W H&K USP
    WHYS
    1. Inexpensive target practice, has proven useful in pest control.
    2. Target practice (actually moves a swinging steel target), sidearm for out of doors, comfort on the nightstand at home.
    3. Gift, does meet local modern military target match requirements, also has been a carry weapon for long trips late at night.
     
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  10. Smith357

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    .357 Revolver
    .45 Semiautomatic
    T/C Contender or Encore with one of every barrel ever made.
     
  11. mongo4567

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    Keltec P3AT
    Glock 17
    Kimber .45/.22 conversion
     
  12. Poohgyrr

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    For right now, and subject to change:

    1. 2" 640-1 because it is an always gun in 357/38;
    2. 3 1/2" to 4" M27/627 - the eight shooter S&W in 357/38 and a great all around piece;
    3. A G35 with barrels for 357Sig and 9X19: three good calibers and in 357Sig it has laser accuracy and the power of the 125gr 357Magnum. And these are ridiculously easy to maintain.

    Revolvers are self contained (no mags to loose), and flexible in ammo.

    My wife gets her 3 too, right? Cool, that saves two 1911's & a J frame.
     
  13. jeepnik

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    .45 colt Blackhawk - loaded mild to wild, it will do almost everything

    .22 Single Six convertable - Hey, .22 lr and .22 mag covers everything the .45 colt won't.

    .45 acp 1911 - one must have a 1911 there is simply no choice.
     
  14. iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns

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    nicely done jeepnik
     
  15. Sobel

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    cz-82, cz-P07 Duty in 9mm, and cz-75 b. I have a thing for them Czech pistols. Last two are on my wish list hopefully I'll have enough to purchase them after my 13 weeks on Parris island.
     
  16. Doc3402

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    Smith Mod 19 or 66 in a nice 4" barrel for that gotta hit it now moment.
    Sig 1911 because it's slightly easier to conceal than the Smith.
    Sig P238 because with some clothing a .380 on the hip beats a .45 in the safe.
     
  17. sixgunner455

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    I live in 'merica, in the United States of Freedom, dangnabit, and ah kin own as many guns as ah kin convince mah wife ah need.

    No freaky arbitrary number limits, no sir, not for me.

    I "need" one pistol - a CCW that can go anywhere. I have a number of others because, well, I want them, and I think that's a good enough reason.

    .38 snub = CCW
    .38 kframe = because I wanted it.
    .357 kframe = hiking, hunting backup. Oh, and I wanted it.
    9mm CZ = primary home defense/city carry w/a jacket on. And I wanted it.
    .22 semi = lots of fun to shoot, and carry when my wrist can't take anything heavier. Was my first and only gun for years. Wanted it. Reminds me of why every time I take it out.
    .22 Ruger Single Six = shoot any .22 rimfire ammo, plink 100 yards, play at hunting with a pistol, etc. Range toy, except my daughter loves it. Wanted it.
    9mm compact = a gun my wife carries sometimes.

    Too easy to double the 3 in the OP's premise.
     
  18. ACP

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    S&W 642 -- goes everywhere, concealed

    S&W 686 4" -- full power for most needs, on the belt

    S&W Model 18 -- rimfire practice
     
  19. The_Armed_Therapist

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    1) Kel-Tec PMR-30 .22wmr
    2) Glock G30 .45acp
    3) EAA Match Witness 10mm

    The first is for target/varmint hunting/etc. The second is a fantastic carry piece and good for combat-type situations. The third is big game hunting/combat/competition/occasional carry.

    On a different day, I might replace the Kel-Tec with a pocket .380 like Kahr, LCP, or BG380 for everyday/everywhere carry.
     
  20. JFrame

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    The folks that have posted the T/C Contender as one of their choices have made me reconsider.

    I picked the S&W 63 kit gun as one of my choices because I wanted a .22 LR, and initially wanted it to be a repeater.

    Now, for my third gun, I will take the T/C Contender with a .22 LR match barrel, in either 10" or 12" configuration. That gives me the option of easily adding quite a few hefty handgun (and some rifle) calibers...

    My other two guns will still be a J-frame .38/.357 snub and a K-frame .38/.357 with 3" barrel...

    ...Subject to change without notice... ;)


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  21. FM12

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    1. Smith Wesson 1911/45 ACP
    2. Smith Wesson 629/44 maggie
    3. Smith Wesson M 41/22LR

    Seeing a trend here?
     
  22. rswartsell

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    1. Colt Detective Special
    2. 686+ 6"
    3. Ed Brown 1911
     
  23. 1SOW

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    CZ Czechmate
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  24. rem22long40x

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    1911 /45acp
    1911/38super/9mm
    1911/40s&w
     
  25. rha600

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    I'd pick 3 of the guns I have.

    1) S&W 686. It can be used as a defensive weapon as well as to hunt medium game with.

    2) Beretta PX4. Probably pick the compact as it still maintains a decent capacity and carry ability.

    3) Ruger Mark III. While it does give me a headache trying to disassemble and reassemble, it's cheap as hell to shoot and could also be used as a small game hunting weapon. And it's just flat out fun as hell to shoot.
     
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