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Which sidearm pairs best with the AR15 Carbine?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Mags, Jan 5, 2010.

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Which pistol pairs up best with an AR15 carbine?

  1. Beretta M9

    28 vote(s)
    23.9%
  2. Glock 19

    25 vote(s)
    21.4%
  3. Kimber 1911

    24 vote(s)
    20.5%
  4. neither/who cares

    40 vote(s)
    34.2%
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  1. Mags

    Mags Member

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    I am going to DuraCoat my AR and have enough DuraCoat left to do a pistol or two. Which pistol do you guys think pairs up the best with the rifle; Glock 19, Kimber 1911, or Beretta M9? These are the only 3 pistols I would consider DuraCoating and would most likely only DuraCoat the frame only. I am doing this only for the cool factor,(I know it's dumb) the DuraCoat I will be using will be Air Force ABU. (I am in the Air Force) Thanks for your opinions.
     
  2. CoRoMo

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    I voted Glock.
     
  3. 19-3Ben

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    Glock. The Beretta isn't tacticool enough to run with an AR and the 1911 is too old-school.
     
  4. EdLaver

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    I say an XD Tactical or a HK USP in any caliber.
     
  5. cz85cmbt

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    Like where your head is at but not sure if that camo pattern will translate well to a firearm, especially a pistol frame (being that it is small). I prefer solid colors for small things or something like AM Stripe. I voted M9 to stick with the airforce theme, if solid color I'd go 1911.
     
  6. David E

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    The AR is a very modular design, easy to work on and replace parts.

    So is the Glock.

    Add that to your poll and I bet you'll see it run away with the results.
     
  7. Enachos

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    Glock!
     
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    Whatever works for you.

    I've got an Eagle AR lower and a 16" Sherluk and 20" FN upper.

    I've got a Glock 19 and several M1911s.

    You couldn't GIVE me a Beretta.
     
  10. Three Man

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    My favorite is Les Baer in 45.

    I guess anything in 45acp or 10mm just to be sure. ;)
     
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  12. SOCO

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    Beretta, since that's what most AF guys are issued these days, in addition to M4s.
     
  13. EddieNFL

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    1911, but not a Kimber.
     
  14. sprice

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    I voted beretta- only because those are the two military sidearms (m4/m16 type and m9 type that is) and I think they would be quite a nice set
     
  15. Homerboy

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    I have three Beretta 92's. I have sold 2 Glocks. They are my LEAST favorite weapon platform. They feel like water pistols, and since I don't intend to throw my $500 Beretta out of a plane, bury it in ice, or run over with a truck, the Beretta is the one for me. Not ONE person I have ever let handle my guns has picked up a Glock and said "Ohh! This feels nice".

    Beretta M9's have been the standard US sidearm for 25 years. They're one hell of a gun.
     
  16. REAPER4206969

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    List your reasons.
     
  17. EddieNFL

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    It's 9MM, DA first shot, Italian decent and it's not a 1911. Other than that...I still wouldn't want one.
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    Actually, I bought one about 20 years ago. Kept it for about ten years and never fired a round through it. Just not for me.
     
  18. Enachos

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    My next purchase is actually a Beretta in stainless steel... it's beautiful
     
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    Glocks are very durable, yes a little lighter, but they have their places, I like the Beretta for the durability, but I dont like the 9mm, especially for Military use, I would use a .45 caliber handgun for Military use, so I voted Kimber, just because of the caliber.
     
  20. mnhntr

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    1911 not a kimber
     
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    How about the AR pistol?:evil:
     
  22. David E

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    You DO ???

    You must sell replacement Beretta parts !! :D
     
  23. 19-3Ben

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    Reaper--- I was being facetious and making fun of the gun-shop-commando crowd.
     
  24. Mags

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    I do have an XD45 but I don't plan on DuraCoating it, as for HK if you gave me one today I will sell/trade it tomorrow.
     
  25. .45&TKD

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    I think the 1911 45 acp is the perfect complement to the AR 15.

    With the AR 15 you have a light and fast cartridge and with the 1911 45 acp you have a slow and fat cartridge.

    Plus plenty of history with the M16 pattern and the 1911 in Vietnam.
     
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