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Top ten handguns

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Barry the Bear, Apr 28, 2013.

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  1. PabloJ

    PabloJ Member

    Oct 17, 2010
    The top spot belongs to COLT with three to choose from Colt Single-Action Army, Colt Double-Action Service Revolver or Colt 1911. The top of Euro heap is Walther PP if you like complexity Luger 08 the Glock is modern wonder from Europe.
  2. logical

    logical Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    1. Smith 29 (Dirty Harry)
    2. Smith 63 (kit gun)
    3. Beretta 92 (modern classic)
    4. Colt 1911 (although I am not that big on them)
    5. Ruger Security/Service/Speed Six (gaining popularity but still under-rated)
    6. Browning Hi Power (sleek)
    7. Sig P series (P239 and P245 are my favorites, but P226 and others are modern classics)
    8. Walther PPK (c'mon...007)
    9. Rohrbaugh R9 (personal favorite and EDC)
    10. Colt Python (real craftsmanship)

    That was harder than I thought, would change if I thought about it more, and ten isn't nearly enough.
  3. Hurryin' Hoosier

    Hurryin' Hoosier Member

    Dec 22, 2012
    IMHO, a lot of people need to expand their horizons and try out the Tokarev and the Makarov. :scrutiny:
  4. Confederate

    Confederate Member

    Feb 19, 2005
    Bethesda, MD
    1. Ruger Mark II .22lr Auto
    2. Colt Python .357
    3. Beretta 92 9mm
    4. Ruger Security-Six .357
    5. S&W 459, 559, 659 9mm
    6. S&W 29/629 .44 mag.
    7. Beretta Jetfire .25acp
    8. Beretta 70S .22lr/.380
    9. Ruger Single-Six .22lr/.22wmr
    10. Sig Saur P226 .45acp
  5. Dr. K

    Dr. K Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    1. S&W 442/642 (same thing, different colors)
    2. S&W 640 (can you tell I love centennials?)
    3. Glock 27
    4. Springfield XD9
    5. Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan
    6. Kel-tec P3AT
    7. Colt 1911
    8. Colt Detective Special
    9. Ruger MK I
    10. Seecamp .32/.380

    Chosen because I like 'em, or they're innovators for carry, or both. :)
  6. hedrok

    hedrok Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    As with everyone else here, handguns are a integral part of my daily life. These are my choices based on what I have confidence in. Random sequence, but all are well respected treasures.
    S&W 38-44 4" 1938 Ft. Smith, Ark PD
    1949 Sig 210 Danish Military Officers sidearm.
    S&W 624 Lew Horten 44 Special.
    Rohrbaugh R9s
    S&W 327 TRR8 Swat 8 shot
    Seecamp 32
    Ruger Alaskan 454 Casull
    Beretta 70 Jaguar 22lr
    S&W 940 3" bbl 9mm (moon clips)
    S&W 625 JM 45ACP
    S&W 624 LH .44 Special

    Still looking for a Dan Wesson...maybe someday.
  7. leadcounsel

    leadcounsel member

    Jun 5, 2006
    Tacoma, WA
    In no particular order:

    1. Glock (all flavors)
    2. 1911
    3. CZ 75 series
    4. S&W Gen 3 5906/6906 series
    5. Colt snake revolvers (Python, Anaconda, etc.)
    6. Ruger GP100/SP101/Six series
    7. Sig Sauer P22_ series
    8. S&W 29/629 series
    9. Springfield XD series
    10. SW MP series

    Historically noteworthy guns in my opinion. Browning Hi Power, Beretta 92, Tokarev, CZ82, Makarov, Wather P1/38...
    Last edited: May 21, 2013
  8. Backpacker33

    Backpacker33 Member

    Oct 4, 2009
    Wisconsin. Say not "I know," so much as "I wonde
    Top Ten Guns I have or would like to have.

    1. Springfield M1A SOCOM II
    2. S&W 327 TRR8 or M&P R8
    3. Ruger Single Six
    4. Beretta 92
    5. SigSauer 229/.357-Sig
    6. Colt Python
    7. 1911, Colt, S&W, Sig, Remington, Springfield
    8. S&W Combat Masterpiece .22
    9. Colt/Thompson 1921/28 Navy Overstamp
    10. S&W 686+

    AND (I can't help myself), Vektor CP-1; Colt SAA/.45-Colt; Colt 1860 Army; Beretta 93R; Colt Anaconda; Ruger 10/22; STOP ME BEFORE I GO BROKE!
  9. ChivalryLives

    ChivalryLives Member

    May 21, 2013
    Heres my favorites:

    1) Model 47 Medusa, I'll never be able to find or afford it, but i love the concept

    2) HK usp w/ .40 super barrel, i will have this.

    3) Yugo m57 tokarev, the only one i own, accurate as hell

    4) Raging Judge Magnum, hunt quails, elephants and everything inbetween

    5) La Mat revolver, love the innovation behind this beauty

    6) 1895 Nagant, yet another unique revolver, if only ammo didnt cost so much

    7) Glock 21sf w/ .50gi conversion, this round is so underrated

    with those 7 i think i'd have everything i needed, A mares leg might be cool thogh
  10. DNS

    DNS Member

    Sep 8, 2009
    west Texas
    S/W model 36

    S/W model 1

    S/W model 3

    Colt 1873

    Ruger Single Six

    Ruger Bearcat

    Ruger Blackhawk/Superblackhawk

    Ruger LCR

    Browning Hi Power

  11. dvnv

    dvnv Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    Mod 83 FA in 454
    Model 97 FA in 357
    Model 97 FA in .22
    475 Linebaugh (or 500), by any of the top smiths
    .45 acp Les Baer (w/accuracy guarantee)
    Colt Python (blue)
    S&W M41
    Colt SAA in .45
    SBH (3 screw) in 44 mag
    S&W 357 registered mag
  12. History.Doc

    History.Doc Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    My top ten:
    Remington Rand 1911
    CZ 75B Compact
    Ruger Mark III
    Ruger Blackhawk
    CZ 75B
    CZ 83
    Ruger Single Six
    Beretta 92 FS
    S&W K Frame
    Ruger SR22

    I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite since they are all so different. I had a hard time leaving my CZ Rami off the list. That is a fun gun too. Come to think of it I would probably put the Rami up there and take off the Beretta.... I guess all that this list really means is that I like my guns. I don't have any safe queens. I'm not too sentimental about my Glock or my LCP. They fall into the "they are what they are" category.
  13. Cast of One

    Cast of One Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    Okay, here's my list:

    1. Colt SAA
    2. S&W Model 65 3"
    3. Colt Python
    4. Ruger Old Army
    5. Colt 1860 Army
    6. 1911
    7. Colt Walker
    8. Browning HI-Power
    9. Ruger Single Six
    10. Colt 1903

    Many of these are from my personal collection or I have shot a lot. I went a little heavy with the black powder but they are fun.
  14. Sergei Mosin

    Sergei Mosin Member

    Oct 7, 2011
    Ten that I don't have but would like to...

    1. Colt Delta Elite (stainless)
    2. Colt 1911 in .38 Super (maybe a Commander?)
    3. USGI M1911/M1911A1 (a WWII Remington Rand would do nicely)
    4. Browning Hi Power (a nice shooter grade one, might even carry it once in a while)
    5. East German Makarov
    6. S&W Victory Model (US Navy marked)
    7. S&W Model 10 (shooter grade...ought to get one of those police trade-ins)
    8. Ruger Speed Six, 2 3/4 inch, .357 Magnum (similarly-sized Service Six would work too)
    9. Ruger Bearcat
    10. Webley or Enfield service revolver
  15. deere140

    deere140 Member

    May 22, 2012
    Savage 1907
    VIS P35 Radom
    Ruger MK1
    FN Browning Hi-Power
    Ruger SR9
    FN Browning 1922
    Rossi 511
    Walther P38
    Luger P08
  16. KYamateur

    KYamateur Member

    Apr 14, 2013
    1. Colt 1911 Government size
    2. S&W 686
    3. Beretta 92
    4. Glock 19
    5. S&W 629
    6. Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan .44 mag
    7. Colt King Cobra in Bright Stainless
    8. Sig P220
    9. Glock 26
    10. Mid-High End 1911 (Dan Wesson or Les Baer)

    Those are my top ten. I like Glocks and 1911s, and it is always a blast to shoot some 357s and 44 magnums out of a nice revolver.
  17. caz223

    caz223 Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    SW Michigan
    In no particular order.
    1. Glock 20 + longslide plus all conversions to .45, .40, 357SIG 4.6 and 6 inch barrels for all.
    2. Sig 2340 in 357SIG plus .40, and barsto 9mm conversion barrel.
    3. CZ 97b
    4. S&W L frame .357 mag in 2.5" barrel.
    5. Ruger blackhawk .41 magnum in 4 5/8" barrel.
    6. Star PD. No, really.
    7. H&K USP compact in .45
    8. Ported N frame .44 magnum performance center snubby.
    9. H&R 999 breaktop .22 revolver. Sportsman preferred.
    10 Sig 228. Bone stock.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2013
  18. David E

    David E Member

    Aug 3, 2008
    Nine world classic guns and one.....um....not classic gun....

    Sentimental value?
  19. MTMilitiaman

    MTMilitiaman Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    Missoula, Montana
    Top Ten Handguns...for one particular purpose or everything together?

    My list of Top Ten Handguns for Everything:
    Glock 19 9mm
    Glock 20 10mm
    Glock 34 9mm
    Dan Wesson Specialist .45 ACP
    Dan Wesson V-Bob .45 ACP
    Colt Delta Elite 10mm
    Ruger Blackhawk 4" .44 Rem Mag
    Ruger New Model Single Six Convertible .22LR/WMR
    Ruger GP100 6" .357 Rem Mag
    Magnum Research Desert Eagle .50 AE

    For autos, I mostly stick to Glocks and 1911s these days. A lot of people seem to think these are mutually exclusive, like they are opposing teams. I don't get it. For sure they are different experiences, but both have proven reputations that I respect. I have three of each selected, to give me options for either in CCW, bedstand, and truck gun configurations.
    Never really thought I was much of a revolver guy. The revolvers I do seem to enjoy the most of have the best experiences with are made by Ruger. Reliable and nearly indestructible, I have three Ruger revolvers selected to follow up the autos, including my only .22 LR handgun in the list.
    The last choice on the list is a sort of anomoly. While most of my choices others could agree are pretty practical, this one serves no real purpose. I could see doing some handgun hunting with it, but for that purpose I would mostly use the .44 Ruger. The Desert Eagle exists just for fun. It's entertainment value is enormous, assuming you can afford to feed it. If none of you have ever used a mag full of .50 caliber 325 gr JSP to split firewood or bang a hanging steel plate off its chains, you don't know what you're missing.
  20. mdauben

    mdauben Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Huntville, AL
    I'll give my 2¢ with my top ten:

    1. Browning Hi-Power
    2. Colt 1851 Navy
    3. Glock 17
    4. Glock 21
    5. Ruger Mk II
    6. S&W 60
    7. S&W 617
    8. S&W 626
    9. S&W 686
    10. Walther PPK
  21. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Member

    Jun 14, 2011
    Glock 32
    Glock 20
    S&W 1006
    S&W 5906
    Walther PPK
    EAA Witness
    SIG P290
  22. Elm Creek Smith

    Elm Creek Smith Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    S&W Model 10-5, tapered 4 inch, SB, .38 Special
    S&W Model 13, 3 inch, RB, .357 Magnum
    S&W Model 37, 1
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2013
  23. JoelSteinbach

    JoelSteinbach Member

    Dec 7, 2008
    TN from the Bronx NY
    1. Colt delta Elite Blue Clark custom
    2. Colt Delta Elite Blue Clark Custom
    3. Colt Gold Cup
    4. S&W 626
    5. S%W 610
    6. S&W 1066
    7. Kimber Raptor
    8. Kimber Ultra Raptor
    9. Kimber Eclipse 10mm
    10 Colt Detective Special
  24. FM12

    FM12 Member

    Jun 1, 2007
    1. Sig 220 2.Any othewr Sig 3. S&W 629 6" 4. S&W 5904 5. Browning HP 6. Colt Python 7. Any Colt snubbie 8 any 1911 9. Ruger 22 auto 10. any other pistol
  25. saaman

    saaman Member

    May 29, 2004
    Waco Texas
    Tougher than I thought it would be--hard to hold it down to the following:
    1 Colt Single Action Army 45
    2 Colt 1911 45
    3 Smith M&P 38 Spl
    4 Ruger Single Six Old Model
    5 Colt Navy 36
    6 Ruger Bearcat
    7 Colt Detective Special
    8 Smith K-22
    9 Colt 1860 Army
    10 Taurus Millenium 9 mm (my CC)

    Then I found it hard to omit:
    1860 Army Cartridge Conversion
    Colt Percussion Pocket Model
    Colt 1903 Pocket Auto
    Smith J frame
    Smith 44 Hand Ejector
    Brass Barrel Flintlock Pistol
    Colt Walker
    Colt Dragoon
    All the other major calibers of the Colt SAA:eek:
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