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What is your favorite handgun?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cross-X, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Cross-X

    Cross-X Shooting at the big range in heaven Dealer NES Member

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    When you open your gun locker, what is your favorite handgun?

    My old reliable is my Glock 17. I have had it for several years, tuned it up a bit and it is just the way I want it. I compete with it in IDPA club matches and state matches, and is utterly reliable plenty accurate.

    Still, it is not my favorite, because I am in love with twins.

    I just bought a couple S&W 1911s, one is full-sized stainless steel, and the other is a commander-sized scandium model. They are a ball to shoot, and amazingly accurate.

    It will likely take a long to learn to shoot them really well, but what fun!

    So what favorite handgun do you have in your gun locker?
     

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    Though I do not own any form of handgun at the moment, but without question it would be a Model 1911 just cuz I love the way it feels in my hands when I shoot my friends.

    Also, there is something about holding a piece of living history at times.
     
  3. FPrice

    FPrice Retired Zoomie NES Life Member NES Member

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    Colt Mk IV Series 70 .45ACP. Used to shoot IPSC with it in Washington State. I use other pistols in my "arsenal" much more now, but that one remains my favorite.
     
  4. Cross-X

    Cross-X Shooting at the big range in heaven Dealer NES Member

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    Frosty, is it a full-sized 1911? Sounds really nice!
     
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    HKUSP 45
     
  6. Cross-X

    Cross-X Shooting at the big range in heaven Dealer NES Member

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    How is your trigger? (On the HK, I mean)

    Have you had it 'smithed?
     
  7. FPrice

    FPrice Retired Zoomie NES Life Member NES Member

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    Yep, it's a five-inch barrel, basically the 1911A1. It was lightly customized by Richard Neimer who used to be the head gunsmith at the original Detonics plant in Seattle. Nothing flashy. just a good, solid .45.
     
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    S&W 6904, Love the trigger on it. Just wish it were stainless
     
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    I'll give you one guess.
     
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    FPrice Retired Zoomie NES Life Member NES Member

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    The dark side, i.e., Glocks?
     
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    Jennings .22?
     
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    SW CS45

    with me all the time

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Marcus in the Darkus

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    My Sig 226 in 9mm.
     
  14. Cross-X

    Cross-X Shooting at the big range in heaven Dealer NES Member

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    One of Ross's fancy lad COP .357 mag four shot derringers?
     
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    My lowly S&W 4043 .40 Only because it's the gun that comes out of the locker every day that I carry.
    Sorry about the rifle, the pic was the only one I had of the S&W. And I do "carry" that one everyday too.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Adam_MA

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    Mine is my Walther P99 in .40.

    That is the gun that ALWAYS stays on my hip. However, I do shoot my Para 1911 just as much if not a bit more, but only because I am setup to reload .45 and I can't argue with the price of shooting it.

    Adam
     
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    Favorite without a doubt S&W 4014 .40. Many sentimental reasons plus it has never acted up one single time even after 8 thousand + rounds.

    But now comming in a very close second is my latest project. Glock 17 (yeah yeah I know) BUT Jarvis threaded barrel, gemtech supressor, hi cap mags, Glock light/laser module and a little device on back that... lets just say makes the firearm "selectable".
     
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    just for sheer fun, I go for my Ruger Mark III every time.

    I paid the extra $20 so that it's stainless, not blued. Lord I love me a black and stainless gun...
     
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    Cross-X Shooting at the big range in heaven Dealer NES Member

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    Ruger Mark II and Mark III: a ball to shoot, but a real pain in the neck to reassemble.

    Design could be better.
     
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    Cross-X Shooting at the big range in heaven Dealer NES Member

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    And I won't even talk about the time the cross-bolt pin fell out, I didn't know it, and, upon completing reassembly and dry-firing the gun, I ruined the barrel.

    The nice folks at Ruger wanted me to pay $185 for a replacement barrel.

    A couple letters later, I got my barrel from them for free.

    Amazingly curious design on that gun. Amazing.
     
  21. SiameseRat

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    yeah that's why I shoot it a hell of a lot more than i clean it
     
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    Cross-X Shooting at the big range in heaven Dealer NES Member

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    Smart woman!


    I guess that's what you get when you cross measured feline sensibilities with rat-like cunning!
     
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    FPrice Retired Zoomie NES Life Member NES Member

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    Cross-X,

    Did you get a good attorney to help you write these letters? (he asked with a perfectly staight face)
     
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    Cross-X Shooting at the big range in heaven Dealer NES Member

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    Cute, Frosty, very cute.
     
  25. FPrice

    FPrice Retired Zoomie NES Life Member NES Member

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    Counselor, you keep calling me "cute" and I am starting to get worried!

    [shock]

    Surely you know I wouldn't kid you unless I knew that you were a loved, honored, and respected member of your profession? Not to mention a verbose member of this esteemed forum. (Is that enough groveling?)
     
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    Indeed it is, watch out world- I'm on the verge of something sensibly cunning... [lol]
     
  27. Cross-X

    Cross-X Shooting at the big range in heaven Dealer NES Member

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    Frosty, I guess I am not the only one around here who knows how to sling it.


    Don't get worried quite yet.
     
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    Oh oh...if he says don't get worried, then ya might want to. [lol] [wink]

    Favorite - Sigma .40. I just LOVE that gun.
     
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    I'm starting to get a complex that I'm the only one on this board that is in love with my .22. Both of them.

    I shoot my 10/22 a lot more than my Mark III but either way, I shoot at least 5 times more .22 than 9mm (which is the caliber of my 2nd favorite gun, my Glock 17).
     
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    Cross-X Shooting at the big range in heaven Dealer NES Member

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    I have a Ruger 10/22 that I love dearly. I have set it up just the way I like it, but it is still not my favorite gun.

    You see, I am a pistol guy, and a reformed Glock-a-holic. I have all the Glocks I want or need, and two of some models, so I can stop collecting now.

    I am suprised more folks favorite handguns don't happen to be revolvers.
     

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