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What would he carry?

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  1. 1 old 0311

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    A friend of mine is writting a book, her 4th. The lead character is a wealthy James Bond type guy who travels the world. I have explained that if she does the usual " flip off the safety of the .38 revolver" type writing she will get kicked hard by firearms people, me included. She HAS to be correct in this area.
    Question is what would you recommend for lead guy? Someting with a bit of 'flash' rather than the usual 1911 type piece. This is fiction, he is wealthy, and world wide restrictions would be waved. Ideas?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. yesit'sloaded

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    A Korth, look them up they are very expensive pistols.
     
  3. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    Hi-Point .380?

    It must be a trick question.
     
  4. ozwyn

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    3 basic thoughts:

    1) caliber of a firearm can leave clues regarding nationality of weapon. Is this character leaving a signature when they use their weapon? I mean, if the character uses a compact .45acp for example is he/she sending a message?

    2) manufacturer of firearm also leave a nationalistic hint.

    3) firearm concealability - covert i presume?

    for those reasons a extremely compact 1911 frame or glock probably would not be used - it is like leaving "United States" fingerprints wherever you go.

    I would consider EAA, CZ, Sphinx (swiss), FEG (hungarian), Fm (not FN, FM is argentina) as likely models if the character plans on actually being sneaky and spylike. Of course, those are not the brands associated with Jetsetter millionares either.

    So let's consider other issues... Revolver or automatic?

    How much or what kind of style are you trying to communicate? Instead of a newer firearm, perhaps a brutally effective nostalgia firearm, like a engraved, less massive webley.

    Desert eagle is right out. forget about it.

    FN (belgium) browning high power is a logical, nostaligic choice. Many finer finished models exsist, 9mm caliber so it is common as dirt on ammo, proven, 13 round capacity. a "classic" that doesn't necessarily scream of any one nation and is well proven.

    guess a browning high power would be my advice.
     
  5. Jimmie

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    What era? I'd give him a Detective Special. I think that tops class and style. Or a P7 if you want the auto route.
     
  6. RockyMtnTactical

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    Browning Hi-power
     
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    How about an SIG P210? Exclusive, Expensive, European, and arguably the finest 9mm autoloader ever built. If you've never shot one...do yourself the favor. If not, then consider the HK P7 (very techno-cool) or a Walther P99.
     
  9. REOIV

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    If he's a spy kind of guy I'd say give him a .22lr handgun.

    Easily concealed.
    Easily Supressed.
    Most common round on the planet.
    And spies get close to their targets. It is a great gun to easily kill someone with from a spy's perspective.

    Besides that give him a back up gun in .45 or 9mm in case he has to have a shoot out or something.

    Again those guns should be able to be easily silenced etc.

    It depends on time frame too.
     
  10. jpk1md

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    FN Five-Seven would be pretty cool.....
     
  11. MilsurpShooter

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    I'll vote for the Bren Ten :D
     
  12. Mr White

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    Either a SIG or a HK USP. If he was REALLY cool, he'd carry a Hi Power, but very few wealthy James Bond types are that cool.
     
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    Hk P7
     
  14. GRB

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    A martini, stirred not shaken, especially if you don't want him to be too James Bondish!
     
  15. General Geoff

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    If he uses his sidearm in a professional capacity (i.e. it's part of his job), I'd also say Sig Sauer or Heckler & Koch. Professionals don't typically use flashy weapons. If he's an assassin or hit man, a .22lr pistol (with suppressor) is the most realistic choice. Delisle Carbine for a truly dedicated gun-knowledgeable hitman.

    If he's a connoisseur and has a sidearm as a contingency plan only, then you can break out the Walther PPKs, nickel plated 1911s, and other gaudy, flashy BBQ guns. :)
     
  16. Boomerang

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    How about a custom design, hand made by a mujahideen artisan out of Damascus steel, from meteorite ore. Given as a gift in years past for fighting the Russians.

    *edit*— With no sights. All the artisan needed was to shake his hand to know how the gun should point.
     
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    HP in 9mm is about as anonymous as it gets, which is why the CIA uses them. And you can get mags and parts anywhere. Make it a 'sterile', no manufacturers marks or serial numbers.

    Korth if it's a revolver. They are slick and exotic. Their autos, not so much.

    Pardini makes a high end auto in 9mm and 45
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    A Semmerling LM4 is another espionage favorite - manually operated 45acp. I've seen one with suppressor. Great for deep, deep cover. Rven more mysterious is the Semmerling XLM, which was a semi-auto version only available to government agencies. There were something like 600 LM4s made, but American Derringer used to offer a Semmerling copy on request.


    Here's a rare government contract LM4 threadded for a suppressor
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    I'd get out a few gun books and her pics.
     
  18. CWL

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    He would carry a sterile gun. No government would want that firearm and user traced back to their home country.

    Popular and available guns worldwide would include SigSauer, H&K and Glocks.
     
  19. Boomerang

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    And he should be driving a Nissan Skyline GT-R. No kooky euro cars.
     
  20. Vitamin G

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    Engraved P7M8

    Or if he's more killin' than spyin'...
    P7m13.


    I'm sorry, but they're just chock full of class.
     
  21. ZeSpectre

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    Hrmm, how about something custom made but that uses generic parts?
     
  22. littlegator

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    HK Mark 23 with the slide chromed. Dangit, I need some money. :banghead: :D

    Or, think big - Smith & Wesson .500 magnum. nice.
     
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    Sounds like the character would spend a lot of time in tailored clothing, so nothing too bulky. Single stack auto or maybe a 3" revolver.

    If it's modern era, a lot depends on the character's age. It has only been in the last 20 or 25 years that expanding bullets and autos have been made to play nice together, so an older guy might favor a revolver.

    If so, maybe a 3" Python, or the Korth already mentioned, or a Smith 696 for some big bore goodness.
     
  24. armoredman

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    CZ75 select fire. Make use of him slotting in the spare magazine as the foregrip.
     
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    She might even want to have him use more than one gun. A Rohrbaugh would be fantastic for a tuxedo gun. If he's doing something more tactical, maybe an HK UPS. An nice choice for an all-around gun might be a Sig P239 SAS.
     
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