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Pistol Choices II

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by MM60, Dec 4, 2009.

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Please read the thread starter first!!!

Poll closed Jan 3, 2010.
  1. Any 1911

    11.1%
  2. Armalite

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Beretta

    2.4%
  4. Bersa

    0.3%
  5. Browning

    3.0%
  6. Colt

    5.4%
  7. CZ

    6.3%
  8. FN

    0.6%
  9. Glock

    18.9%
  10. H&K

    5.1%
  11. IMI / MPA / Cobray

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Kahr

    1.2%
  13. Kel-Tec

    0.9%
  14. Magnum Research

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Ruger

    9.6%
  16. S&W

    14.7%
  17. Sig Sauer

    9.3%
  18. Springfield

    8.7%
  19. Taurus

    0.9%
  20. Walther

    1.5%
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  1. MM60

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    PLEASE READ BEFORE VOTING!!!

    I've created this poll as a clarification/new beginning to my original "Pistol Choices" thread, which I feel was somewhat vague.

    POLL QUESTION: If you were only able to own one handgun, to be used for self-defense purposes in any given situation for the rest of your life, which handgun would you choose? (Imagine that you don't currently own any handguns, and that you must choose only one handgun out of every handgun in existence. This handgun will be completely free and come with whatever accessories you want.)

    (I can only create 20 poll options, so please select the company that manufacture's the handgun you would choose. I'm sorry if your company is not listed.)

    Please feel free to write a post stating which specific make/model you would choose and why.
     
  2. Gryffydd

    Gryffydd Member

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    S&W 8 shot .357 revolver. Haven't decided exactly which one yet ;)

    And yet I'd STILL not take a Sig or an HK :D
     
  3. BK

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    Darn. No Jimenez choice.:p
     
  4. hammerklavier

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    Although I think Glocks and CZs are probably a bit more durable, Springfields just feel better in my hand, so that's how I voted. I would get either a .40 or .45.
     
  5. mljdeckard

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    Remember that besides most people thinking 1911s are very shootable, they are also the easiest to repair by yourself. If this is one gun FOREVER, you will need to switch out some parts.

    At this time, I have no plans to use anything besides my 1911 in the future. (Except when the .gov makes me.)
     
  6. mokin

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    Browning High Power in 9mm.
     
  7. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    probably the Sig Sauer P228
     
  8. md7

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    one handgun to do it all for the rest of your life huh? if i HAD to choose only one it would be a 4" .357 magnum revolver. GP 100 suits me.
     
  9. Mags

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    Glock 19 I love my 1911s but if I only had to have one pistol it would be my Glock 19 hands down.
     
  10. BrianB

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    Springfield for me. It's what I bought after looking around and asking around a lot. Glocks are great, but I like my trigger and safeties better. Sig's & H&K's would be on my list too, but I prefer something simple for a buy-and-hold defense gun.
     
  11. FourNineFoxtrot

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    I voted Sig Sauer. Really, for a "Just One Gun" scenario, there's a lot of guns that would work just as well, but if I can only have one, I want my old friend Mr. P226. We understand each other. I might have wanted something smaller and lighter to carry, but if I have to choose between a gun that's comfortable to carry, and a gun I trust implicitly to not ever let me down, I'll take the latter.
     
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    For me, a 4" S&W .357 Magnum, either a K or L Frame. A Ruger Police Service Six or Security Six would be fine too.

    Good weapon for home protection, carry, plinking and even hunting, if need be.
     
  13. weisse52

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    Colt 1911, Proven for 100 years.
     
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    Although I Love my Bersa, and I think I would do well with it forever, as long as I had access to replacement parts, I don't think that an autoloader should be in the running for "Needs to last forever".

    I pick a Ruger single action, probably in .357. Less parts to break, guaranteed to outlast most shooters lifetimes. 4-6" barrel.

    Although it loses ability against multiple attackers, the chance of that happening is very slim.

    Although it doesn't ask in the poll, the "One" rifle would be a Marlin .30-30 Lever, like the revolver, it's practically indestructible.
     
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    Colt for me and with only one a Gold Cup. Best value out there.
     
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    Poll Validity?

    To be sure, the poll as currently set up is capable of producing invalid results. In the poll choice list, you need to list categories that are exclusive one to another, such as "handgun manufacturers" only, or "handgun design styles" (e.g, 1911, single-action revolver) only.

    As it stands, some poll choices now overlap. Consider flhtcuibyhd's vote as an example- he selected "Colt" b/c he would select a Gold Cup. This choice also fits into the poll choice category of "Any 1911" and he could (just as legitimately) have placed his vote there.

    So a question would be, what is it that you most want to get at here: what "manufacturer" people would choose for said single handgun (if so you could probably just remove the choice "Any 1911")? Or, what "handgun design style" (e.g., 1911, striker-fired pistol, double-action revolver, single-action revolver, etc)? Or, what specific manufacturer-and-design-style (Colt 1911, Springfield 1911, S&W 1911, etc)? Other?
     
  17. FROGO207

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    I have the one I want already, a S&W 457. 45 ACP with a modified laser sight and single stack,with the added bonus that it feels and shoots the best of all I tried in my hand.:D I may someday find a better choice but for now this is my go to choice.:cool:
     
  18. Legionnaire

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    Four-inch stainless Ruger GP100 in .357 magnum. Utility, versatility, durability.
     
  19. possummanplus3

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    one handgun to do it all for the rest of your life huh? if i HAD to choose only one it would be a 4" .357 magnum revolver. GP 100 suits me.
    +1 for gp100!
     
  20. Rio Laxas

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    S&W 27-2 5" .357 magnum
     
  21. earlthegoat2

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    Im sorry MM60 but your not going to win against the insatiable appetite for bickering and nitpicking that THR has.

    You are not going to beat down the Glock/1911/CZ et al. fanboys.

    Having said that I am going to start bickering and nitpicking.

    Based on your NEW criteria for voting I would vote for a 1911 even though I dont even like them. I would vote this way because if I were to have one gun forever I would want it to be the one all my buddies had too so I could have ammo compatibility and parts interchangability. This entire poll is flawed as all polls are. They will never give you a definitive answer if so much criteria for voting is involved.
     
  22. CombatArmsUSAF

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    MM60 - It looks as though H&K and Sig are still only moderately popular, even given your new criteria of it being free and coming with whatever accessories you could wish for.

    What exactly are you looking for? An affirmation of your opinions?

    It's time you face the music, The only reason HK's are so expensive is because of the name brand, not because they are a better quality pistol. Sigs, although far more popular than HK, have had alot of problems in the last few years. That in conjunction with some CS issues, deem Sigs not worth the price tag for most people.
     
  23. bestseller92

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    I like several of these brands, but if I had to keep one for a lifetime, Glock would get a slight nod over Ruger for me. Absolute stone cold reliability, simplicity, and durability. You can find new factory hi cap mags for <$20, too, if you look around.
     
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  24. U.S.SFC_RET

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    Sig Sauer. Because they are dependable and the company stands behind their product. If I had to trust my life to a pistol it will be SIG.
     
  25. Mike J

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    Voted XD because I know it works. I voted this way for 2 legged defense problems. For the woods I would rather have a revolver-the versatility of a good .357 revolver is hard to beat.
    Don't it just stink that no matter how many times you try you can't make everyone like the same things you do.
    MM60-I don't have a problem with your firearms choices but I do think you got some issues.
     
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