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What is your favorite handgun?

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

  1. Lynne

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    Well...I DO love my Browning, but I got it after my .40, and, well, your first love, ya know? [lol]
     
  2. dwarven1

    dwarven1 Appleseed Instructor Dealer NES Member

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    If I'd written this a year or two ago, I'd be saying my Ruger P90 .45, but after picking up my Para P12 earlier this year, it's rapidly becoming the gun I shoot most. Also a .45.

    Which is not to say that my 686P stays in the safe all the time!

    Ross
     
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    FPrice Retired Zoomie NES Life Member NES Member

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    Ross,

    Are you by any chance interested in a Para P12-45 LDA to go with yours?
     
  4. dwarven1

    dwarven1 Appleseed Instructor Dealer NES Member

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    Possibly. Depends on price and on how soon the guy buying my fairing gets a check to me.

    (he was going to be sending me a check when his deployment was up at the end of August... guess where he just spent the last several weeks? Hint: he's in a helicopter search and rescue unit based in San Diego. He wasn't in San Diego, though)
     
  5. Nickle

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    I actually have 4 favorites, in order:

    Essex framed 1911A1 (I built it, of course it's my #1 favorite).

    Glock 19 (wife's, my CCW gun).

    Colt 1917 (ex-Army).

    Smith K-38 (My father's, I don't remember which specific one, but a Model 14, IIRC, rechambered to .357, first handgun I ever shot, about 1968).

    Darius, here's your revolver fan. I prefer semi's for defensive/offensive work, but enjoy shooting good revolvers.

    The wife is extremely partial to her Bersa Thunder 22. She's comfortable with it, and it seems to run flawlessly, though slightly finicky for ammo. Likes cheap Winchester HP's from Wal-Mart, though.

    And Lynne, my son-in-law is extremely happy with his Sigma, also a .40.
     
  6. dwarven1

    dwarven1 Appleseed Instructor Dealer NES Member

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    He also didn't want to give me back my Ruger P90! He really liked it; I suspect that one will follow him home soon.

    Nickle, was that Sigma the jammomatic at Ripton? He wasn't too happy with it that day...
     
  7. Nickle

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    I reworked the ammo a little. I seated the bullets deeper, if that doesn't work, we're going to alter the feed ramp.

    Of course, he may look into a Ruger, but not soon.
     
  8. dd

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    Favorite Handgun

    Am amazed at how few preferences there are for the 1911.

    While I have many handguns, I much prefer the 1911 and the S&W 1911 is the best buy, feature for feature, now on the market. I liked mine so much I bought a second. I also have Springfields, a Kimber, several Colts, etc.

    This is my first post as you may note. Glad to find this forum. Are there any other bullseye shooters here?

    Hello Lynne!
     
  9. Nickle

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    Give a little time for some here to come around to the 1911A1. I suggest the Build-It-Yourself forum for insight as to WHY.

    And welcome to the forum.
     
  10. Lynne

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    Nice to know I'm not alone. [lol]
     
  11. Chris

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    Well, lately I've been getting a real kick out of the S&W 500 (pun intended) Which I'll have tomorrow at the practice if anyone wants to squeeze off a few.

    But I still go back to the 'ol reliable Sig 239 as my everyday. Just fits and handles nicely, and not ONE malfunction in well over 15,000 rounds. (yes, I've replaced springs and such, it isn't all factory issue)

    I also really like my Les Baer. It's a great shooter, just doesn't really fit my hand.
     
  12. dwarven1

    dwarven1 Appleseed Instructor Dealer NES Member

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    Re: Favorite Handgun

    Welcome, dd!

    I don't shoot much bullseye since I discovered IDPA (which I shoot with a compact, hi-cap 1911 [wink]). I take it that from your second post, you're located up near Danvers?

    Ross
     
  13. dd

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    re 1911s

    Yes, Ross, I am 14 road miles from the club; live in Boxford. Am also a member of Pelham F&G.

    Have been a member of Danvers for 35 or so years.

    Are you in this area too?
     
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    dwarven1 Appleseed Instructor Dealer NES Member

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    No, I live in Marlboro and shoot at Riverside in Hudson. I've been to a few of the game suppers at Danvers because I used to work for a guy who's a member there. Dave M - he's the one who's always bringing bluefish.

    Unfortunately, I couldn't make it last year; it conflicted with a science fiction convention that I was going to. Hopefully, Arisia and the game supper will be on different weekends next January!
     
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    Re: Favorite Handgun

    Welcome to the forum! Hope you enjoy it here. Are you the dd I think you are, another refugee from the late MAF and the guardian of my former Colt 1911? [wink]

    After learning a few things from Jim Crews last year (instructor for our defensive handgun course in Tyngsboro) and getting sucked in by Jim Conway, I bought a S&W 1911 and that has become my favorite shooting and CCW gun. I now severely regret ever selling you my Colt. :(

    Once I realized why I (and many people) have problems controlling a 1911 and with minor mods it can be a great gun, just like Browning intended, I love them!
     
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    Welcome DD.

    I'm going to finish getting distinguished with the Pistol this winter if you consider that bullseye. [wink]

    Derek
     
  17. Lynne

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    Re: Favorite Handgun

    Hiya Dave - how are ya? Welcome to the gang! I saw the other post about Danvers first and wondered if that was you. :D
     

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