Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by gbran, Dec 21, 2008.
I'll chose a G21 to get there.
It was hard to deny a Springfield Mil Spec, but its probably just not as reliable as my 225
As much as i LOVE my 1911, given the "unfair" parameters you offer, I'd have to go with a S&W (or similar quality) .357 Mag with a 4" bbl, preferably a Model 686 or 586. You have 3 options for ammo: .38, .38+P, and .357 mags. Between those choices, you should be able to find ammo in most any backwoods mom and pop store that hasn't already been plundered, looted, or burned. Now, if I could have 2.......................
Normally, I'd say a 4" Ruger GP100, but the situation that you described seems to go beyond the typical home defense situation. In this situation, I'd go with a G17. Reliable under even the most extreme conditions, durable, accurate, simple enough that I could repair if something went wrong.
But "the brain" in a zombie is in its stomach, from the last guy it ate. Wait a sec - did I actually just get suckered into responding to a zombie question?
If one of those isn't lying around...a Glock 19.
If one of those isn't lying around, get a Glock 35.
What the heck -- if concealed carry is not an issue, I'll take the S&W 686 Plus-1 with a 4-5" barrel. If it is an issue, I'll opt for my S&W Pro-60.
Agree with possum
Glock 19, as it is useful for concealed carry yet big enough to control easily, 9mm ammo is inexpensive, plentiful, and easily acquired from the military (SHTF scenario). It's a Glock, so there is no need to worry about warranties. Overall the best handgun out there.
Not hardly. I can't believe that myth is still around.
No... the G19 is not porcelain, it's way more advanced than that.
The G17, the first gun, is the porcelain gun that doesn't show up on x-rays. I saw it in a documentary where some ex-military terrorists tried to take an airport so they can rescue a South American generalissimo type from being extradited to the United States.
Thankfully a LAPD lieutenant who used to be a NYPD sergeant recognized that normal baggage thieves can't afford the porcelain G17 because it costs more than the Chief of the Airport Police makes in a month. I wonder why the Chief wears captain bars though. I guess it's a jurisdiction thing.
I would choose a 9mm Browning Hi-Power. There may indeed be better handguns out there, but I haven't found one better. The fact that I have been shooting a BHP regularly for well over 20 years has made me very comfortable with the platform. The old adage that you fight the way you train is operative here; my operation of the weapon has become second nature.
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