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Which one of these full size pistols would you choose for "Home Defense?"

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by el Godfather, Aug 5, 2012.

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Which one of these full size pistols would you choose for "Home Defense?"

Poll closed Jun 1, 2013.
  1. Glock 17, 20, 21 or 22

    196 vote(s)
    35.3%
  2. SigSauer 220 or 226 (variations)

    95 vote(s)
    17.1%
  3. H&K USP, P30 or Mark 23

    39 vote(s)
    7.0%
  4. 1911 of your choice in .45

    226 vote(s)
    40.6%
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  1. el Godfather

    el Godfather Member

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    Dear THR:
    The question is in subject line.
    Remember question is HOME defense specific. It does not factor in CCW possibility nor price is a factor. Please discuss your choice.
    Thanks
     
  2. jblackfish

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    Do you mean WHAT full size pistol rather than "which one of these pistols...?" Which one of THESE full size pistols... implies that you've offered a specific choice of pistols to select from.
     
  3. PRM

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    Hum, Choose from nothing - A choice that does not require thought or comparison. That's easy and novel.
     
  4. el Godfather

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    The list of 4 is in the poll, gentlemen.
     
  5. jblackfish

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    It didn't show up when I posted - not sure why. It did when I came back this time.
     
  6. el Godfather

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    It should. Try refreshing your browser.
     
  7. Carl N. Brown

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    I have kept a .45 1911 or a .40 H&K USP on the nightstand (with maglite, cell phone & fire extinguisher close by). Off-topic (revolvers) also have kept a Ruger security six or Rossi J-frame clone loaded with .38 +P.
     
  8. wlewisiii

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    Glock. Reliable, accurate, no safety to have to remember under stress. Put a NY1 & a 3.5 connector in it as well to me but even without that, I'd still prefer the Glock for an auto in the home.

    (I'd far rather have a S&W K frame with a 4" barrel but that's not on your list. )
     
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    1911 or XD, 5" barrel and .45ACP either way.
     
  10. towboat_er

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    None of the above.
     
  11. Centurian22

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    None of the above: Springfield XD in your choice of caliber (I want a 9mm).
     
  12. usp9

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    No bad choice there, but because I'm a HK fanboy, I'd take one of them in a heartbeat. The USP is the epitome of reliability, The P30 a work of ergonomic art, and I wish, (close eyes and concentrate hard), I wish, I had a MK23, or a MK24 for that matter.

    I have a Sig P220, Glock 17 and a Springfield 1911, but I'd pass them over for a HK. A personal choice, nothing more.
     
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  13. RickMD

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    Any of them will work. I fail to see where any one has a significant advantage over the others or any other centerfire handgun for that matter. As long as it's .38 caliber or greater and reliable anything will serve the purpose.
     
  14. tryshoot

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    I hate Glock, but have one and it is ugly. It has about 4 parts in it, takes 12 dollars worth of plastic to build and costs over 500$. BUT it shootable by anybody, one of the most reliable pistols ever made, and one of thebest home defense pistols ever made. Also you can buy anything for it. I'm trying to invent the can opener acc. for it now.
     
  15. el Godfather

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    Usp 9
    What is your reference to mk24?
     
  16. jimbo555

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    None of the choices..4 inch revolver
     
  17. Chevelle SS

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    5'' Kimber is my nightstand gun
     
  18. Inebriated

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    I use a Glock 21, or 26 with the17+2 magazine.
     
  19. browningguy

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    Whichever fits your hand and eye best, any of them would work, as would a Springfield XD, BHP, CZ etc. etc.
     
  20. usp9

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    Same here with a .38 in the drawer right below it. However if the dogs do their damn job I should have time to get to the 870.
     
  22. berettaprofessor

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    I voted for 1911, but really none of the above; 92 or PX4 Beretta would be first choice; 15 or 17 in the mag, double action first shot.
     
  23. wow6599

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    The OP's question -
    Apparently some members can't read, or choose not to........

    To the OP, any one of the firearms you have listed would work, and work well. I guess I would vote for the Sig 220.
     
  24. jdub3

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    I use a USP .45 for HD. Thinking about trading it in on a 1911 but its the first pistol I bought and I don't want to sell it.
     
  25. Auto426

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    There's currently a 1911 in my nightstand but I would not be opposed to having a Sig 220 on there either, which may happen if I ever get around to buying one.
     
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