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toughest most rugged pistol ever made

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ba ba booey, Jan 14, 2013.

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  1. BigG

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    Luger P08?
     
  2. jr_watkins

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    Ruger P89 series are as you describe.
     
  3. Jaymo

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    If not for the caliber requirements, I'd say Desert Eagle. It's not built like a tank, it IS a tank. Even weighs the same as an M1 Abrams.
     
  4. verdun59

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    I'll go with post #2 and have a Bud to go with it.
     
  5. XD 45acp

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    Sledgehammer ???? They ALL lose....
     
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    Disregarding dogs chewing on the poly handle and sledge hammers wouldn't a P95 be one of the tougher ones?
     
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    Another good stress test is a high heat endurance test. Can the gun function after being left on a woodstove overnight or dropped into a fire for a certain time frame? Glock fanboys never include such tests in their "torture" testing for obvious reasons. I can think of many firearms that can survive such conditions.
     
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    Tokarev?

    I don't much like the pistol nor the regime that made it but I do respect the TT33.

    What's tougher?
     
  9. TarDevil

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    ... and still group under 2" at 25 yards?

    Seriously, "toughest, most rugged pistol ever made" doesn't worry me. Yeah, I want it to survive unscathed if I drop it, not rust if I wear every day, and not blow up in my hand, but mostly I want a gun that does what's expected when expected. I'm not gonna beat, squash, or bury my gun.
     
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    I know the H&K USP .45 is very tough and built to withstand a VERY high number of rounds without major parts breakage. I know OP had physical abuse in mind here, but if you consider the amount of abuse a handgun puts on itself during shooting, the H&K has to be one of the "toughest" overall.
     
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    Ruger MK or 22/45 series. outrageously overbuilt for the cartridge

    in second is the slightly refined hi point, some people call it a glock
     
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    I really like my Glocks but the Ruger P-Series are pretty tough.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  13. el Godfather

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    Glock or H&K USP
     
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    I have a Glock 19 and a S&W 5906. Both are would be good choices, but the Smith wins. A Makarov is in the discussion also
     
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    Another vote for the TT-33 and its clones. My Chinese 9mm 54 is ridiculously stout. It doesn't outshoot my Glock, but I don't think a dog could eat it either.
     
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    (you know, the ones that have a proper rattle when you shake um)
     
  17. Roadking Rider

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    I'm going to agree with two other posters. CZ PO-1 and Ruger MK series of pistols.
     
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    Because they're unrealistic tests. There are better chances of a gun freezing or being submerged in some liquid or another than forgotten on a wood stove or dropped into a fire.

    Unless, of course, an armed drunk desires to pitch his Glock into a bonfire.:rolleyes:
     
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    The impression that weapons are rarely subjected to high heat in combat situations is a mistaken impression.
    Also, you can shoot an AK until the hand guard catches fire and shoot a Glock 18 until it melts. The difference is that the AK will keep running. IMO polymer guns are excluded from the running for toughest by default.
     
  20. RSR

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    +1!!! 1911... Gimme carbon steel!
     
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    But you're comparing a fully automatic rifle to a machine pistol, either of which most of us will never own here in the states. So the materials they're made of are irrelevant to the discussion of semi auto loading sidearms.

    Polymer crystallizes, not rendering it completely useless after high heat, either.
     
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    38 posts before the Makarov was mentioned? It's such a 'delicate flower' of a pistol.
    After the world goes up, the only thing left will be cockroaches, armed with Makarovs and AKs.
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    I wouldn't expect a steel trailer hitch ball to work after beating it with a sledgehammer.
     
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    Makarov, any of 'em.
     
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    Glock 17 or 19.
     
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