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what brand pistol for war?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Full Metal Jacket, Jan 12, 2010.

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Your pistol choice to carry in iraq/afghanistan?

  1. Glock

    64 vote(s)
    31.1%
  2. HK

    13 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. M&P

    12 vote(s)
    5.8%
  4. SIG

    13 vote(s)
    6.3%
  5. CZ

    18 vote(s)
    8.7%
  6. 1911

    53 vote(s)
    25.7%
  7. XD/XDM

    13 vote(s)
    6.3%
  8. Taurus

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  9. Beretta

    14 vote(s)
    6.8%
  10. FN

    5 vote(s)
    2.4%
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  1. Full Metal Jacket

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    if you were shipped to iraq/afghanistan, and could carry any pistol, which one would it be (this of course would be secondary to your rifle, which is for another thread).
     
  2. silent flatulence

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    My H&K usp .40. No fruity knockoffs of the USP, and no gun with some goofball beavertail to keep me "safe."
     
  3. 9mmepiphany

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    there aren't too many guns more suited to the environment there than the Beretta M-9...i'd just like some good mags to go with it...it hapens to fit my hand really well and i love the huge ejection port
     
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    Glock!
     
  5. PAPACHUCK

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    My XD45 Tactical would be my choice.
     
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    i'd be inclined to say a xd45 or xdm40 ... but i don't know of any pistol that has the long service record and that has passed the same grueling tests as the beretta 92FS.

    therefore, i'd probably take that with me.
     
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    While I was in Iraq, our berettas were not doing so well in the sand/dust. Even without the sand/dust, our berettas were not doing so well. That is my personal experience with them, YMMV.

    The Iraqi Police's Glock 19s never had a problem.

    Arabs wear shemaghs by the way. Most of the time the shemagh represents their religious back ground or where they hail from. Its about the same as others wearing a cross around their neck to show their religious faith, or a tattoo of their family's coat of arms. Sometimes the shemagh doesn't represent anything, it is just a good thing to protect your head , face, and neck from the desert environment.
     
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  8. johnnylaw53

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    I fine it stange that so far glock is the most perfer, i went with the beretta since that is what I own now and it what the military use over there. The 1911 was a great pistol for war and could still be if we went back to it. But if I had to go fight another war for this country I would want what was mostly carried there just in case I needed some spare parts.

    be safe
     
  9. John Parker

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    Countdown to this thread getting shut...

    And, it's easy to call an Afghan lungee a turban. Many Pashtuns wear them.
     
  10. Full Metal Jacket

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    from what i've heard, a lot of the issues with berettas in iraq stem from the army's propensity torwards purchasing cheap mags.

    i also don't think that open top slide is conducive to optimum functioning in a sandy environment.
     
  11. Full Metal Jacket

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    hmm so far glock is ahead. i figured that would happen.

    someone i know that's a private contractor in iraq says the overwhelming majority of people than can choose their sidearm choose glock 9mm's.


    they can be covered in that powder like sand over there and keep on running. :)
     
  12. Elvishead

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    To carry a 1911 in af is like bringing chicken to a steak house.

    Or better yet, asking KFC to cook your steak MR.

    And I don't even like or hate Glock's, it just a super light, accurate, and reliable gun.

    1911 heavy, Glock super light. Do the math. Or maybe we should go back to the M1 also.:uhoh:
     
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  13. XavierBreath

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    In all honesty I would want a 1911 tuned for reliability. A Government Model, with good fast sights, and a lanyard loop. Something along the lines of the MEUSOC pistol.

    [​IMG]

    On the moderatin' side, play nice, drop the accusations and name calling, or I will shut this thread down post haste and start handing out low road tickets. Don't make me do that.


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    the same private contractor i know mentioned that he met some navy seals over there that pooled their own money together to order some para gi expert 1911's.

    he also mentioned there's folks carrying le baers and ed browns over there and they work great.

    i'd carry a 1911 over there, but i like being able to slap a 33 round mag in my g19. :)
     
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    now that 1911's seen some service :)
     
  16. XavierBreath

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    A pistol is a last ditch weapon to get me to an automatic rifle. I prefer speed, accuracy and power. Hmmmm That could be a motto or something. Maybe if we said it in Latin.....

    FMJ, That's weird. I would think that if the Navy SEALs wanted a particular brand of 1911, the manufacturer would leap at the chance to send them all they wanted just to get the endorsement. Only Colt would be too stupid to say no......
     
  17. Full Metal Jacket

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    well the person i heard it form is a mod on another forum i always chat with. he said the seals he met are paying for them with their own money, it's not being issued or paid for by uncle sam, and so far 50 seals have pooled their money together. the gi experts are really cheap, often less than $500, but they are very nice guns, my friend.

    i have one, and the fit quality is nothing short of impressive. it's a totally reliable tack driver (made differently than all para's other models).


    this is my review of my gi expert on here, incase you're interested :)

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=495030
     
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  18. XavierBreath

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    I'm trying to steer this train back on the rails, so I'm not going to discuss the veracity of this claim. I'm not disputing it either, just saying it's odd.
    That endorsement would be all Para would need to sell a whole lot of pistols. A lot less than Todd Jarrett makes.....
     
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    I picked M&P because I've had so much good experience with the M&P, but I'm re-thinking my vote.
    I want compatibility with what other people have there, so I'm gonna go with either Glock or Beretta.

    Although, if I have 5 mags (17rnd) for the M&P, so if it's just a backup to the rifle anyway, really how important is compatibility. I mean, so long as the rifle is compatible with the rest of my peeps in the sandbox, I can't imagine needing more than the 85+1 rounds of ammo that I'd have on me with the pistol and 5 mags. Remember, it's just a backup weapon, not the primary.

    So perhaps I will stick with the M&P.
     
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    1911. proven... really though people will answer with what they know and like best. no answer is wrong.

    v.
     
  21. Full Metal Jacket

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    hmm 1911 is catching up to glock.


    on a side note, i can't believe someone voted for taurus. i just threw that one in the poll as comic relief.
     
  22. 12Bravo20

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    I have personal experience with using a 1911 in that environment during Desert Storm.
     
  23. K9american

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    "hmm 1911 is catching up to glock."

    1911 just passed Glock.
    I have one of each.

    :)
     
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    It's hard to beat a weapon that has seen us through four wars, many skermishes and over 100 years...

    1911
     
  25. X-Five

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    If it's good enough for the SEALS, Sig P226, it's the BEST!
     
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