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Pick only 3 pistols

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

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  1. kimbershot

    kimbershot Member

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    my:

    1. dw valor--it hits where i point it.:fire:

    2. my new ruger mark 3 target ss--with volquartsen upgrades--dead on.:what:

    3. my awc amphibian s--oh yeah--deadly quiet.:evil:
     
  2. AZ Desertrat

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    Glock 19 - easy to shoot and take care of...easy to conceal...awesome track record
    of performance and reliability. Easy-to-do-mods.
    S&W Chief's Special - when concealment is of utmost importance, as well as "go bang"
    all the time.
    Ruger Super Blackhawk - boat anchor tough, shoots pussy cat up to MAX with no hiccups.
    All-around, my favorite "do everything" handgun...plinking to hunting.
     
  3. Orion8472

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    1. FNH Five Seven, for its 30 rounds of "zombie hunting".
    2. FNH FNS-9 Competition for its combat capabilities.
    3. Sig Sauer P938 for carry.
     
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  4. jimniowa

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    #1 Colt Gov series 7 in .45acp 5"
    #2 Kimber in 3" .45acp with Crimson trace
    #3 snub nose .44 sp
    All for self defence
     
  5. wildcatter109

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    1) DW Valor V-BOB, Severns Hardhat and Dehorn W/ accuracy enhancements I carry it daily, fail proof!

    2) Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley Hunter 45 Colt. Main hunting repeater

    3) TC Encore 460 S&W 16" W/Ross Brake Big Game to small Long range to short, with the rite boolit.

    Love them 45's, don't leave home without one!!
     
  6. Bovice

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    SIG Sauer P220, Glock 17, and River Mk III

    Something for every purpose
     
  7. David E

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    You don't handgun hunt, do you.
     
  8. Inebriated

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    Gen 4 Glock 26 (9mm)
    Gen 4 Glock 20 (10mm)
    S&W Model 617 (.22LR)
     
  9. jp3

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    Les Baer TRS, HK P7, Browning Hi Power
     
  10. Noah

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    S&W M&P 9mm For EDC, HD, Range
    S&W M&P Shield 9mm For BUG, Deep Conceal, Wife
    S&W M&P 22 For Plinking, and friends and kids and siblings and stuff
     
  11. KansasSasquatch

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    1. A good full size 1911 for defensive purposes, long proven design that parts will surely be available for for a long time

    2. A bull barrel Ruger mkII for small game, target shooting

    3. S&W model 460V. Should be able to take any game animal in North America. Could also be used for defense against dangerous game, if its still alive after 5 shots from that gun then I don't have any business hunting it and it deserves to eat me. Plus I could load it with .45 long colt for open carry.
     
  12. Door Gunner

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    Interesting thread. Three pistols. By definition a pistol differs from a revolver; two different critters.

    Since I’m a retired GI from the Vietnam Era my 1st choice is the 1911 .45-cal. I was lucky enough to serve with a National Match Pistol Champion some many decades ago. He mentored me for a couple of years on pistol-craft. Long story short; I always fired Expert with a handgun because of my good fortune to know this man! I also carried one in Vietnam and know firsthand what it is capable of doing with simple ball ammo.

    9mm pistols are another great contender. Glock has fairly well mastered the 9mm pistol. Affordable, reliable. However, since I can only pick one… Glock Model 19, 4-in barrel. Easy to conceal and potent. One reason I like 9mm is because it is the pistol cartridge selected by NATO. If the fecal matter hits the fan finding ammo can become nearly impossible. Because billions of rounds exist among my pals in the military it is much more likely to procure this ammo.

    I have many other candidates, but I will stop at two. People own and fire handguns for a variety of reasons. My reason is personal self defense. I practice with that in mind, rather than as a hobby or hunting. When you focus on self defense in the world in which we find ourselves now-a-days you simple must consider availability of the ammo.

    If we have an economic collapse, martial law, or any major natural disaster of monumental scale you must realize that Wal-Mart and other commercial stores will be ransacked within days, maybe hours. No one will go to work either because the money you are paid is worthless, or the situation, security-wise, prohibits routine travel. When the “legal” procurement of ammo dries up your only likely place will be friends and sympathizers in the military or law enforcement. That means 9mm.
     
  13. Infidel4life11

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    When I started this thread I believe I said Glock 17,19,34. Which I still stand by but my S&W M&P is pretty awesome. I would also say M&P 9c, 9 and glock 19.
     
  14. gamboolman

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    G-26
    g-19
    g-30 sf
     
  15. C0untZer0

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    1) HK P7M8 for general purpose

    2) Buck Mark Contour 7.25 URX - very accurate, long line of sight and a 7¼" barrel make it a versatile firearm.

    3) EAA Witness Hunter 10mm - a big gun with a 6" barrel, can take out big predators and take down big game the other two calibers can't.
     
  16. Drue

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    1) Colt 1911 .45ACP target, action shooting, defense, bowling pins(auto)

    2) S&W M29 .44M silhouette, hunting, bowling pins(revolver), PPC

    3)S&W M41 .22LR target,practice, plinking, bowling pins (rimfire)


    Drue
     
  17. daytodaze

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    Glock 27 G4

    Smith & Wesson 686 6"

    HK USP 45
     
  18. David E

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    Curious..... Those of you listing 3 guns.....do you currently own them?

    If not, do you own more than 3? If so, then it's interesting that you don't own the 3 you listed.

    It's not unusual in threads line this for folks to cite guns they don't own, which makes me shake my head in amused puzzlement.

    "These are the best/top/most useful three handguns known to man.....I own 2 dozen guns, none of which are the three listed but.....if it came down to owning only three, I'd go out and get them..."

    Yeah, ok.
     
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  19. Skribs

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    M&P compact primary
    M&P compact BUG
    M&P compact in case primary or BUG need to go to the shop
     
  20. MikePaiN

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    1. a "reliable" Kel-tec PF9 of EDC

    2. a Glock 19 for everything else

    3. another Glock 19 for the other hand
     
  21. lechiffre

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    It doesn't seem so strange to me. Someone buys one gun today for whatever reason another one another time and so on. Then they look back in a few years or decades, and they have a rambling collection.

    In my first response to this post I listed NINE guns. Three from any, three of MINE, and my first three.

    I gave careful consideration to the first five or six guns I bought. I wanted to buy to fill a need at a price I could afford. Then I started buying what I WANTED mainly for FUN.

    For example in the case of my first gun I picked what was of course my only gun based on "if I could only have one". I thought something small enough for CCW if needed, large enough for comfortable shooting, and quality to last. I narrowed down my choices to one of the German police pistols of the time, the Walther P5, SIG/Sauer P6, and HK P7. I could not afford any of those 20 years ago, so I "settled" for a S&W 3914.

    Being limited to three handguns has not been a consideration in my selection process since gun number three. Even then I knew someday I would have four.

    In the case of the differences between three from what I have now and three if I were really limited to three. I could by a few more guns for the price difference between a PPK and a PPK/L, same with the Hi-Power VS. P210. If I were limited to three that price difference would not be a factor.
     
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  22. Pete D.

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    Colt 1911
    S&W model 10 or K38
    A High Standard or Ruger .22

    Pete
     
  23. meatballs

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    Colt Commander
    Glock 19
    Smith 686 or Ruger GP100
     
  24. JazzDoc

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    1) Dan Wesson .45 Valor
    2) Walther P99 AS (9mm)
    3) Kimber Ultra Carry II (.45 ACP)
     
  25. Ramone

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    my current handguns.

    The .22 revolver would go first. I bought it on a whim, and it's the only .22LR I own these days.

    The 1911TC (SS Full Size) stays. The Officers ACP is my EDC, and it stays.

    The PM9 vs the GLOCK17 gets tricky. I really only bought the glock becuase it shares magazines with my SUB2000. It is my least favorite pistol, but it makes a good set with the SUB2k.

    The PM9 is so very concealable- it's my go-to for dressed-up carry, and shoots sweetly- it's the smallest, most shootable pistol I've owned, accurate and reliable.

    I suppose I could get rid of both the 9MMs and get a GLOCK 19 or even a 26, and have something more concealable that will still be able to use Mags from the SUB2k (it's a G19 model) but I really dislike the grip on the 26, and the 19 is no smaller than the Officers Model...

    tough call, but I think the GLOCK loses.
     
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