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Which semi-auto do you trust w/your life?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by General Tso, Sep 1, 2010.

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  1. General Tso

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    Just wondering what every one thought. I have a Beretta 92, Colt 1911 Delta Elite 10mm, and a Glock 17. The only reason I won't sell the Glock, is because it's the only one I trust with my life. I'm not really a Glock fanboy, it's just that they have such a good reputation for reliability. What say you all? BTW, the others haven't given me any trouble.
     
  2. mljdeckard

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    Forget their reputations. How do they work for YOU? Which one would you shoot best under stress?

    I have an M-9 on my hip right now and I would gladly trade it for a 1911 or a Glock.
     
  3. TriTone

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    Glock or XD.
     
  4. Alec

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    My Springfield 1911 is my nightstand gun. If my state had CCW I would carry it; I would say that I trust it with my life.
     
  5. General Tso

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    I don't know why, I just can't trust my 1911. It's never failed me, but I just read about a lot of "issues" with them, feeding and such.
     
  6. Carl N. Brown

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    Best of mine is H&K USP. Doesn't mean best of all, but it has always been best of mine.
     
  7. 9mmepiphany

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    I've spent a lot of years trusting my life to either a Sig 226 or 220...and I had the option of picking from a list of 45 approved pistols...when it was my duty gun. They just offered a good combination of (carefree) reliability and accuracy (shot placement beats caliber) in a gun that I could carry both on and off duty.

    For general use, I've found that a service size 9mm offers a good balance for weight and capacity...my choices have been the Sig 226 and Beretta 92

    For more discretion, I'm really taken with the various Kahrs...but I'm giving up capacity for a smaller package, which isn't always a great idea
     
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    My family will have a P226 9mm real soon in the house.
     
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    Glocks in 9mm, 40, 357sig, and 45acp(minus the G36).
     
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    1911, standard for years for a reason
     
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    Glock 23, primarily.
     
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    G21, over 1000 rounds through and not a single FTF or FTE. I want many guns, I will only ever NEED this one.
     
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    springfield armory 1911's, CZ's, glocks.
     
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    I'm not saying by any stretch this is the best gun in the world or the most reliable ever....I bought a Taurus PT709 Slim early this year, the pistol works every time I pull the trigger and is accurate. Since its my EDC/HDG it is the gun I spend the most time with, obviously I trust it to do its job if ever needed.
     
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    Beretta 92 inox by choice Sig pro by way of issued and only weapon allow on duty.

    be safe
     
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    There comes a point where you have to just accept that no machine is perfect, they will all fail eventually, and that you will have to settle for 'good enough'. To most of us, this means, if it is a gun you are comfortable with, and you shoot it well, and will fire 200 consecutive rounds with the ammo and magazines you will carry with no malfunctions, then it will work.
     
  18. Simmy952

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    G30 in the nightstand, Winchester 1300 under the bed, G27 on hip. The G27 goes every where I go. What ever you have and what ever you feel comfortable using.
     
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    Any 3rd-Generation Smith semiauto. You may want to get it gone over by a smith 'smith if you buy a well-used one--but almost any version is highly reliable in my experience. Were I carrying a concealed semiauto as a primary gun, it would be a smith 3913.

    Jim H.
     
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    My nightstand holds a Beretta 96G Elite 1A with Speer Gold Dot LE JHPs.
     
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    Glock...Any Glock.
     
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    This
     
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    Absolutely. The 3913 in particular is my all-time favorite, and I have complete trust in mine.
     
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    3913 and a 4566. Only semi auto's that I own that have never malfunctioned.
     
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    Any Colt 1911 and any Kimber 1911
     
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