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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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    iMag.. I dont agree with you. Votes for H&K and Sig Sauer do not really mean that if the choice was 1911 v Glock or anyother polymer, they will get all those.

    H&Ks and Sig Sauers are higher end guns, and if anything, in their absense from voting option would "probably" result in divided votes in favor or perhaps 1911- just a guess unless someone can dare to post a thread directly addressing to this issue.
     
  2. PabloJ

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    Your already own one of the very best called H&K 23. If you are the retired aerospace engineer that bought one I had on consignment I thank you very much. Never did get used to that big black "plastic toad".

    I would say the very best is Glock 24.
     
  3. meanmrmustard

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    Glock 19 wearing TLR-3
     
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    Sorry, I'd by far prefer a 4" S&W big bore, but if it HAS to be a full-size auto, I'd opt for BHP.
     
  5. 308win

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    S&W 4506. Large steel handgun. Accurate, reliable, and there are a lot of police trades (or used to be) that can be had for a good price (or could have been prior to the current frenzy).
     
  6. gmh1013

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    none of the above....Ruger SP 101 Smith Model 19 or Colt Diamondback
     
  7. el Godfather

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    Gmh.... Your posting in wrong section. This is not wheel gun discussion forum.
     
  8. PabloJ

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    Looking over cost, capacity, ease of use from those listed I would pick G21. I know MK 23 could handle subsonic JHPs not sure if G21 is capable of doing that. That is great lower noise/flash signature ammo for HD.
     
  9. iMagUdspEllr

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    el Godfather: You are right. Votes for the H&K and Sig Sauer do not really mean that if the choice was 1911 v Glock or another polymer, they will all choose polymer.

    But, that isn't what I said. I said that the poll shows that the majority of people prefer a high capacity pistol instead of a 1911.

    We could talk about how the votes would be distributed if Sigs didn't exist, but they do, and people voted for them. So that shows that people prefer the high capacity pistols over the 1911.

    Your stipulation was that people prefer 1911s over high cap polymers. So, initially I showed that the total votes between the Glocks, Sigs, and H&Ks was higher than votes for 1911s. Then, because you chose to compare the 1911 to polymer guns only (which ignores the Sig votes) I showed that the votes between the Glocks and H&K (all that was left) was still more than the 1911.

    Your point is that if people couldn't choose Sigs some of them might choose 1911 which would add to their votes. But, that isn't the case, people can go buy Sigs and the votes show that people prefer other higher capacity guns over 1911s.
     
  10. el Godfather

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    Well that remains to been seen in future.

    However, it is certain that 40% of the people do prefer 1911. That might not be simple majority of votes but a pretty damn high percentage I am afraid. And dont forget we have high cap 1911s as well in case of one on one poll.
     
  11. TxBobS

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    Glock for sure. Gotta love necro-posting. :)
     
  12. TarDevil

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    OK, I now have a solid preference (though not on the list)... SR45.
     
  13. SDGlock23

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    I'd add the G34 and G35 to the list, then choose the G35 with TLR1s loaded with whatever form of awesome .40 ammo you can find.
     
  14. hwmoore

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    I have a pit bull on the bed and a Glock 22 in the night stand I hope the glock and the dog together give me enough time to get to the 12 gauge. The 65 lb Pit will discourage all but the most determined intruders :)
     
  15. RetiredUSNChief

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    Huh.

    I have my wife in the bed.

    Our dog is forward deployed in the den as part of our front line defenses.

    :D
     
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