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Your "favorite" semiauto

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by John_R, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. greyling22

    greyling22 Member

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    suppressed ruger mk2 with vq internals, paclite upper and fastfire 3 red dot.
     
  2. Winkman822

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    In top down order, my pics:

    A GOOD 1911
    Sig Sauer P226/P228/P229 - Bonus points for W. German/German made specimens
    Walther P99 AS
    Walther PPQ
    Walther PPS
    HK P30 series.

    All have different purposes. Once upon a time I carried a 1911 religiously, but my specimens were pretty hard on clothing, so I elected to move to a P226 and P229. Those proved to be a little too chunky so I moved to a P99.
     
  3. bluzman

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    My 9mm Kimber Tactical Pro II 1911.
     
  4. Zerodefect

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    Glock 23.

    I have others that I consider favorites, but they aren't on my hip.
     
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  5. Labguy47

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    Not sure if it’s been mentioned yet but Luger or DE or even a Kimber EMP
     
  6. Tallball

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    Might as well add a picture...

    I very much like my Tanfoglio Wintesses (CZ75 "clones"). This one in 45acp is the prettiest, though it needs a trigger job. My plain-jane Israeli surplus 9mm is the best shooter, but it's also ugly. I have two in 9mm, two in 45acp, and one in 40 S&W. You could say that I'm fond of them. :)

     
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  7. LAH

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    CZ75 & S&W MP Pro.
     
  8. golfer_ray

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    I have a few semi autos, and if I became broke & had to sell them all, I would keep my HK VP9.
     
  9. Pure2nd

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    Beretta 92fs.

    As a pistol newbie with about a year's worth of practice (my property, several times a week regardless of weather) I have access to multiple 1911 platforms and options from .22 to .45 in plastic and metal includeding wheel guns.

    Reliability is probably my biggest concern, and after approximately 6k rnds split between my fs and the other offerings the 92fs is far superior in so far as my experience.

    Anecdotal yes, but I've done some harsh things to my beretta and the only time it failed to operate was with aluminum cased rounds after being dropped in sloppy wet fall mud. (Boundaries are important).

    I know without doubt that if I ever have to use this firearm it will work as intended.
     
  10. hdbiker

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    Springfield Loaded Target 1911, .45 acp
     
  11. mushu

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    sr1911, smith&wesson 39-2 and cz 75 compact all in 9mm
     
  12. Iggy

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    Either a Dan Wesson Govt sized Razorback or the same thing in CCO configuration in 10mm
     
  13. weisse52

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    1911 first and foremost.

    After that a Smith model 41 .
     
  14. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    My #1 favorite is definitely my HK Mark 23. My second Favorite is my S&W 39-2.
     

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  15. uofaengr

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    Of what I own, top 3

    G21
    G19
    Dan Wesson Specialist Govt .45 ACP
     
  16. HisSoldier

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    1911, end all of pistol design perfection for me.
     
  17. WVsig

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    It is impossible to pick just one. I am a JMB fanboy so take this with a grain of salt. I am also only listing guns I own not guns I want or have shot once or twice.

    1911 "the Worlds Finest Close Quarters Sidearm… and...King of feedway stoppages.” -Ken Hackathorn There is nothing like a 1911 trigger. I have smaller hands so double stack 45s don't work for me but the slim profile of the 1911 is perfect. This is a stock 70 Series Colt that is my baseline for the platform. It is stock except for the grips and while it does not have all the bells and whistles of some of my other 1911s this particular gun just shoots. It is and amazing pistol right out of the box.

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    BHP this is by far my favorite semi-auto in 9mm. With a little custom work they are fantastic shooters and they fit my hand better than any other double stack pistol. It points naturally and like I said with a little trigger work, good sights and good thumb safety they are great shooters. "Not as random or as clumsy as a (Glock); an elegant weapon for a more civilized age."

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    Sig P228 This is the gun I really cut my teeth on. It was the first serious high quality pistol I ever owned. I have moved away from DA/SA these days but I still own 3 of these. They are perfectly sized guns which balance well for me, even if they are a little top heavy with their high bore axis. I love the P220, P225 & P226 as well but the P228 is like the Goldilocks of Sigs for me. Its just right.

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    From there the waters get muddy. There is the rabbit hole that is CZ 75 pattern pistols. 75B, Shadow 2, Sphinx SDP, CZ P01 etc... they are all solid shooters and have their place in the safe but do not trump the 3 above. Glocks get an honorable mention but they are like driving a Honda Accord vs a BMW 3 series. Dependable but kind of boring and lack a soul. I have never been a HK guy. I find their DA triggers to be some of the worst out of the box triggers I have ever encountered. One would think at that price point they could do better. I do like the engineering behind the P7 HKs but I don't really enjoy shooting them. The good thing is there are amazing choices of all kinds these days to match any need or want at almost any price point.
     
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  18. Russ

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    Browning Hi Power and my Colt SS Govt model. I bought one of the last production run nickel BHP’s in 1989. Still perfect and absolutely gorgeous! I also love my CZ 85 Combat and my Kahr PM 9. PM9 for carry is A+, never a malfunction from round one.
     
  19. Average Joe

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    CZ 75 D, and Beretta 92FS
     
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  20. george29

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    A joy to shoot was my carry gun a long time ago, BHP MKIII.
     
  21. Toprudder

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    For 9mm, I like my BHP, and also like my CZ75B, but I would have to give my #1 vote to my Tanfoglio Witness Stock II. I have an Witness Elite Match that is also a great shooter, but the Stock II beats it out in accuracy.

    The whole Witness line are just great guns that are underrated.
     
  22. 94045

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    For what?
    Baer Premiere II - Range Shooting
    Kimber CDP - Favorite LW 1911 Carry Gun
    Ruger EC9S - The full battle caliber I'm most likely to carry.
    Ruger LCP - The pistol that's always with me.
    S&W Shield .45 - The .45 I'm most likely to carry.
    The M&P M2.0 Compact .40 - Usually the first choice when attire allows.

    If I could only keep one it would likely be the Ruger LCP .380 because it's the most likely to be on me when I need it.
     
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  23. Boarhunter

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    Today it is the Remington Lightweight Executive 45 acp.

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  24. RA40

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    Among the ones here in no particular order: Sig 1911 Target, Sig 229 Enhanced Elite and S&W 2206. The S&W being the .22LR by far eats the most ammo annually due to cost as a high factor.
     
  25. SharpDog

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