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Which semi-auto pistol would you bet your life on out the box?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CZ223, Dec 7, 2009.

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  1. CZ223

    CZ223 Member

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    If you have to pick up a brand new semi auto "HANDGUN" and go to a gunfight, which gun would it be. For me it would be a Glock, any Glock. If all you other smart guys have got there first and have taken all the Glocks my second choice would be a Sprinfield XD anything. I hate em but I have owned one and they do indeed work everytime (provided you grip the gun the right way). Notice that I said semi auto and not revolver. I love revolvers but I am looking for which semi-auto handgun you guys believe will go bang everytime you pull the trigger. Be honest. By the way, just to show that I am not biased, I am currently carrying a Kimber 1911, BUT I would not choose any 1911 under the parameters given, especially a Kimber.:what: It works now.
     
  2. HPShooter

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    Do not pass go, do not collect $200., Browning Hi-Power or Makarov. For further detail, check out Stephen Camp's www.hipowersandhandguns.com .
    However, my opinion is also based on personal experience with out of the box Hi-Powers and Maks.
     
  3. ReloaderFred

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    All of my XD's have performed right out of the box and have never had a hiccup with any of the thousands of rounds I've put through them. So my choice would be the XD.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  4. The Lone Haranguer

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    I would hope I wouldn't have to do that, but the Glock 17 or 19, German-made SIG and Beretta 92 came first to mind.
     
  5. Pappy109

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    Any Glock with out a single hesitation right out of the box!
     
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    springfield xd(shoots everytime provided you grip it at all like its a gun) .. glock... and honestly ive had nothing but pure reliability out my s&w sigmas(3rd gen)... berreta 92,, sigs... hks .... and my taurus pt1911 has run great from box till now so it too... but i would way rather have a rifle... ar or ak platform... m14 or some such ... or a shotgun...
     
  8. sheepdog

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    Ruger...

    ...kp90dc...
     
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    Beretta PX4.
     
  10. M2

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    Concur with the XD, it is absolutely the best semi-auto to have if your life depends on it!
     
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    Damn, I had my reply all planned, but HPShooter beat me on both.
    He hit the two best of the bunch, BHP and Makarov.
     
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    H&K USP Compact. I own 2, neither has failed to feed factory ammo or go boom. Ever!
     
  13. Casefull

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    It depends on the distance...up close My 10mm glock, fnp 45, etc. at 50+ yds I would go with my full size kimber with the 45 super loads. Keep em clean and lubed and most of them work as advertised.
     
  14. Big Bill

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    I'd pick a Glock 17! Hands down...
     
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    I would choose

    any Springfield XD or any Beretta. They work every time without problems.
     
  16. Landpimp

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    any new HK or any S&W wheelgun(after check the lock)
     
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    +1 on the Sigma (current production). Got 5 and not one has ever given me any problems. Thousands of rounds through them and had 1 failure-to-feed due to me limp-wristing it.

    The other one out of the box would be Glock.

     
  18. ugaarguy

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    Out of the box a Springfield TRP, or Kimber Warrior (those specific models). If those weren't available a BHP in 9mm, Glock 17, S&W Sigma (current 3rd gen VE suffix models), S&W M&P in any caliber, any DA/SA Ruger, any 3rd Gen metal frame S&W.
     
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    glock33
     
  20. M2 Carbine

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    Because of past experience,
    Makarov first and Kimber second.

    Glock would be far down my list.
    Just last week a neighbor bought a new G19. Sure enough we had several jams in the first couple magazines. That's par for my experience with Glocks.
    A few months ago a friend tried to give me a almost new G26. I really tried to like the gun but I gave it back to him. Best I can recall it jammed about 8 times out of about 200 rounds.
    I haven't been around Glocks, either shooting them or others shooting them, that they they didn't jam.
    I'm not bad mouthing the Glock, that's just been my experience with them.


    I took a new Makarov from the box and began (non destructive) testing it for 1,000 rounds to TRY and make it malfunction.
    There was not one gun caused malfunction in those thousand rounds or since then. There was one dud round and the gun didn't fire once on the first trigger pull because there was mud between the firing pin and hammer. The gun fired on the next (DA) trigger pull.
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    I heavely greased the gun and then froze it.
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    I filled the gun with "pocket lint", and many other tests to try and make it malfuction. It just emptied magazine after magazine.:)
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    Based on my experience, I'd take an HK USP.
     
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    I've got three HK's. 2 P2000SK's and a P30L. They have all worked perfectly from the first round with any ammo. So I'd go with any HK from the P2000 timeframe and newer with 100% confidence.

    My Mak has also been a real winner, but the crappy Monarch ammo that is available for them seems to have bad primers on occasion.

    I've never had a bad round or WWB, Federal Champion or Rem UMC.
     
  23. G27RR

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    HK USP would be my choice.
     
  24. 2nd 41

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    Sig 230 or 232
     
  25. Redneck with a 40

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    XD, any flavor.:D
     
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