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    Posted: August/25/2018 at 13:13
Hi folks,

So I got to reading a few threads on handguns of late. Sadly I can't own them here in London.

So, indulge me, what would your ideal handgun battery be?

Probably for me:

.22lr Pistol. Probably a Browning Buckmark for me. Sadly I doubt I'd be able to find a Colt Woodsman I'd want to shoot again

.22 lr Revolver. Probably a Ruger GP100 (Breathed on by a good 'smith). I know the S&W equivalent might be smoother out the box but I hate full length underlugs. I have no rational reason for this, just don't like them.

One must practice afterall ;)

Something compact in 9mm for carry - Probably a Glock 19 or a S&W M&P Compact

Full size semi-auto: Sig P226 9mm. First hand gun I ever owned. Still love them.

Hunting handguns and bear defense

.44 Mag
S&W Model 69 for carrying in bear country
Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley Hunter as a hunting handgun (Good trigger job and a 2.5x handgun scope)

10mm
Glock G20 SF receiver with improved trigger kit. 2 slide kits
Standard slide and barrel for carrying around in bear country
As a hunting handgun, 9" lone wolf barrel, stainless slide milled for a red dot for use as a hunting handgun

The bear guns in good tanker holsters or something on the hip.

So, what would you go for?

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You gotta own a 1911. They are my fav
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My M17 Smith with 6 inch barrel and is not a full underlug. The trigger is smooth as glass.
I have a 4 inch 29 that is nice for woods carry. But here in Michigan, I generally carry an older G20 that is reliable and easy to carry IWB under a shirt.

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Mine isn't made. I'd like a K-frame & L-frame or SP101 & GP100 .327, DAO with shrouded hammer and 4" barrel. I would like Ruger to produce a GP100 equivalent to my S&W 17-3. Ruger, would in this fantasy world, also down-size the .327 LCR to fit as well in the pocket as my 432PD.

The reason for revolvers is reliability when hung up in clothes or rolling around on the ground. Also, as an outdoorsman I consider things like overwhelming energy and flatter trajectories. A target shooter or professional gunfighter's battery would necessarily be different.

Actually in an ideal world, handguns would not be necessary for fighting and game would not hear metallic clicks. I'd have a complete set of every single action revolver Ruger ever made and quality holsters to fit.
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I'll take the reliability of a Glock tossed around in the sand any day over a revolver tossed around in the sand......and I love my Smith's. They will bind up if full of grit.
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I had a Colt Woodsman....a Series 2 ....what a shooter.....

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I also had a Colt New Frontier 22 



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freaking Fantastic.....


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I now have a Colt Officers Model Match    22 LR   






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I spent some money to get some deluxe walnut grips for it with silver medallions as per Colt 22 specifications....




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It ain't for sale....they made less than 7000 of them....



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Once ya go 1911 ya never go back. 😉
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.22 -  Ruger Single-Ten 4 5/8" barrel.  Target shooting, for fun and practice. 

.357 - Smith & Wesson 686 Mountain Gun.  Target shooting and defense.

.44 Magnum - Smith & Wesson 629 Mountain Gun.  Defense and hunting.

.380 - Ruger LCP Custom.  Defense and concealed carry.

.40 -  Glock 23.  Defense and concealed carry.  
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Once ya go 1911 ya never go back. 😉


You see, I shot a couple and although nice enough, I never got the "wow" factor some people seem to get with them.

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I like a small 22 revolver.

I prefer a G17 for home and woods carry. Ruger lc9 and kahr pm9 for concealed

And of course my Kimber 1911 would be what I would carry if weight wasn't a factor.

Need a G20 for woods carry or a Ruger gp100 357
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My battery is now down to 2, a model 60 that I purchased the year they came out and my latest acquisition a HK P7 PSP.

Here are some that still showed when my CC permit was amended.

CZ 85 & CZ75 from the time we repped CZ BRNO when it was imported by Action Arms out of Philadelphia, PA.

There were a few CZ’s that I never put on my permit also. A compact 75 and a couple weird finished 75’s. They had some crazy stuff back in the day.

Daewoo model DH3807 all from Action Arms time.

Kimber Custom which I’m not sure I ever fired. Had a couple others that never made my permit also. We repped Kimber for a little over a year when they were still in Oregon. Still have my KImber .22 rifle.

Smith’s over the years, 17, 48, 34, 66 and 39.
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Originally posted by Scrumbag Scrumbag wrote:

Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Once ya go 1911 ya never go back. 😉


You see, I shot a couple and although nice enough, I never got the "wow" factor some people seem to get with them.

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I had a different experience when I shot my first one. Handling it was no big deal but shooting it, the feel of the slide like riding on ball bearings was like no other semi-auto I’ve shot. Granted it was a custom shop 1911.   
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Oh my gosh, I don't know where to start or where to stop, so I'll just chime in in short bits.

I've found that 1911s have personalities and not all are the same. I had a 70 series Colt Government Model that I loved, and I regret selling it, but there are very few that I have picked up sense that really made me want it. If you find one you like and it does what you want it to, and feels good in your hands, DON'T let it get away from you.
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I miss my Woodsman:



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My first duty gun was a Model 66 S&W. Practicing with the thing got expensive for as much as I did, so I got a Model 18 S&W so I could shoot 22lr and cut the cost and have the same feel. I never could quite get the trigger to feel the same, but it did cut down on the cost of practice.
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I own a GSG 1911 .22 pistol.  I love that pistol, I shoot it almost every day.
Also a Walther P22.  But I have not shot it since I got the GSG.

My daily carry is a Springfield XD 9mm.

I have two Kimber 1911s, one is 9mm the other is.45.

Then a Ruger Redhawk in .45 colt.

Next on my to buy list is a Ruger Bisley in .357 mag.  I had a single action in .45 colt and miss it a lot, so want to get another single action. 


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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

I own a GSG 1911 .22 pistol.  I love that pistol, I shoot it almost every day.
 












Your GSG 1911 .22 truly is sweet, especially when suppressed.  Big smile
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

My first duty gun was a Model 66 S&W. Practicing with the thing got expensive for as much as I did, so I got a Model 18 S&W so I could shoot 22lr and cut the cost and have the same feel. I never could quite get the trigger to feel the same, but it did cut down on the cost of practice.


BF, really miss my S&W-17. 6" barrel, target sights, trigger and hammer. Came with papers and everything.

Stupid UK gun laws, now someone else owns it!

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