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What is the most formidable looking carry gun?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Armored farmer, May 3, 2019.

  1. Hondo 60
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    That's certainly very high on my list.
    But I think I'd hate to see a 1911 in the hands of the wrong person.
    Being a heavier gun, the follow-up shot will still be FAST & ACCURATE.
    (Atleast it is in my hands :scrutiny: )
     
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  2. Coal Dragger

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    This might be the goofiest thread I’ve seen today.

    Who here really thinks that you’re going to take the time to notice what kind of gun is being pointed at you by a bad guy? Or vice versa?

    If you are dumb enough to become fixated on that minutiae you’re probably going to get shot in the face, which is unfortunate for you but probably beneficial to the gene pool.

    I’d suggest focusing more on trying to get away if you’re unarmed and you can, or get to work with your blaster if you are armed and have no other choice.
     
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    Maybe if it was an everyday occurrence I might not notice or remember.

    But since It has only happened once, it was a black (as in painted) snub nosed 38, pulled from a paper sack.
     
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    Any gun. Maybe the ugly guy behind it adds to the effects.
     
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  5. red rick

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    In the holster a cocked & locked 1911 . In the hand anything pointed at you cocked .
     
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    Maybe I'm looking at this wrong but I can't see the tool as being formidable. But then I know people that if they were carrying around a fifty caliber Browning machine gun in the back of their truck I'd give it a shrug and move on. I know others that I'm tempted to pull my carry weapon when they pick up a butter knife.
     
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    The older I get, the more of a scaredy cat I am. I used to be too young and stupid to be afraid of almost anything.

    Anyone willing to point any firearm at me can have my keys and wallet.

    I think I would be a little less intimidated by a 22 or 25. They could still have my keys and wallet, but if they were going to shoot me anyway, I could at least get my 38 out and put some holes through them before I started bleeding a lot.

    Any service-caliber handgun would be more intimidating.
     
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  8. WheelGunMan

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    Pretty much the one you're staring down the barrel of....regardless of it's size.
     
  9. 460Shooter

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    Well if you really think anyone is doing what you describe then you’re taking things too seriously.

    Just get in the spirt. It’s a fun thread, not a serious technical thread. Loosen up.
     
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  10. lowercase

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    Colt SAA.
     
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  11. Hondo 60
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    Coal Dragger - You're right of course.

    But sometimes its fun to think about stuff like this.
    I was laughing when I saw the thread & just had to put my 2¢ in. :rofl: o_O
     
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  12. Old Dog

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    Well, uh, having actually experienced on two occasions during my lifetime loaded firearms pointed directly toward me at very close range
    (in this country),
    I vividly recall noticing exactly what kind of guns they were.

    I'm still here.

    At any rate … Lighten up, Francis.
     
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    The one I was threatened with was a double barrel shotgun. Think it was a 16 Gauge. That guy was mean.
     
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  14. Alte Schule

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    The Ruger Alaskan in .454 Casull . I considered buying one a couple of years ago but shooting my son's Super Blackhawk Bisley in the same caliber cured this old dude of that thought.




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  15. Boarhunter

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    In 1975 or thereabouts, a seriously drunk manager of a "hooker" hotel pulled a gun on me, suspecting I was covertly investigating his criminal operation. I was not. I was conducting a survey as part of a college political science class.

    Almost 45 years later, I still remember the blued snubby 38 he pointed at me. You do not have to be fixated on the firearm to remember, Coal Dragger.

    I talked my way out of it without having to "go to work with my blaster," Coal Dragger, and he did not improve the gene pool by shooting me in the face. We both parted unscathed, so I suggest there are crisis circumstances that can occasionally be resolved without somebody dying.

    BOARHUNTER
     
  16. Grumulkin

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    I have a cousin-in-law, an engineer, who has a Bond Arms derringer chambered in 45 Colt/.410 Shotgun. He assured me that with its robust construction it would handle 454 Casull pressure. I let him shoot it first and when it didn't blow up, I shot it. The recoil wasn't bad. I think the upward movement of the pistol barrel under recoil is what hurts. With a short barrel, there isn't so much upward barrel movement as there is force directly back into the hand which for me is better. I think a short barreled 454 Casull revolver wouldn't be too bad.

    By the way, if you decide to shoot 454 Casull cartridges in your derringer you're ENTIRELY ON YOUR OWN!
     
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    HK’s have always had a sinister look to me... the larger bore (like .45 ) is most impressive. The chiappa rhino also has a formidable air to it.

    Very different question imo from the first. I have have been held at gunpoint many (20-ish) times mostly in foreign countries but also here in the states on two occasions (FYI @Coal Dragger , I always notice what model of gun they’re holding) and I can say I like to see that the gun being pointed in my face is of good quality and well used and cared for... indicating the the owner has used it enough to be proficient and won’t accidently shoot me before I can explain myself. So what would I not want to see in their hand? A lorcin, hipoint, rusty 1911, or a pristine Glock... -indicators that the person behind the trigger might not be competent with it.

    If someone ever pulls a s&w performance center jerry michulek edition 627 on me... well, I kinda think we’d only be 5 minutes away from being best friends.
     
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    Yeah, that's one fairly scary lookin' revolver. Guess if I were ever faced with one, I'd pray the first shot missed and I'd have about five seconds to rush the dude while he was recovering from the recoil … I fired a whole cylinder of .454 Casull once from a Freedom Arms revolver, and as I recall, I was washing my hair with only my left hand for the next few days … can't imagine the experience with such a short barrel.
     
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    I think these look pretty mean:
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    I agree, but even further with my Kimber Ultra Carry.

    The combination of bull barrel and big bore, short slide and frame makes the little .45 look more "serious" from the business end than even my .44 mag.

    Thankfully I've never had to experience it for real.
     
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    For me, any time I'm on the business end of a gun, just about any gun, its a bad day.

    A more important question is this: what guns are most intimidating TO BAD GUYS/GALS, OUR OPPONENTS?
     
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    JR24

    That's what I was thinking, small gun with a bull barrel and big bore kind of seems to me to be more intimidating! Sort of like the semi-auto equivalent to the old Webley .450 British Bulldog revolver!
     
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  23. Obturation

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    This had me laughing so hard.

    Since im a "good guy" i think the scariest looking gun is a the cheap nasty looking gun that was likely not leagally obtained. Jimenez,raven,lorcin, you get the idea. Like trey veston said, theyve made some bad choices and are likely about to make another. But im sure there are some with a stolen python up to no good, but id think its pretty rare
     
  24. RETG

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    I guess you have never had a handgun pointed at you cause if you did, this question would never have been asked. Any gun that is loaded and capable of being shot that is pointed at you is as formidable as any gun on a shelf of a guns store.
     
  25. Armored farmer

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    Yes.
    I regret the second 'gun in your enemy's hand' part of my post. That has generated some comments that weren't intended or necessary .
    I am only interested in what gun most people think looks the meanest.

    I have been shot with a nail gun, but it was self-inflicted. I can say that a 3" framing nail through the back of your thumb will change your plans for the afternoon.
     
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