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If you could only own one handgun?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Nimbus, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Nimbus

    Nimbus Walla Walla Member

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    A friend recently asked me if I was stranded in a remote area for the rest of my life & could chose only one handgun which would I choose? I should add that I have a fairly large collection of firearms.

    Without hesitation I said my Sig Sauer P226 in 9mm. It always works, it's built like a tank, & with my 18 round magazines I can throw a lot of lead fast.

    Your choice?
     
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  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Colt 1911 .45 ACP, because I can hit things with it on a regular basis.
     
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  3. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    The old ruger 357 security six stainless my father gave me.
     
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  4. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Depends on what the threats were... if they were only humanoids the 9MM BHP hands down

    If it was wilderness with big bears and such, the S & W .460 revolver with 10 inch barrel
     
  5. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Rest of your life is a long time for a Semi Auto. Lots of little parts to rust and wear out. I'll take a good Stainless 357 Magnum.
     
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  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    2nd that. Utterly dependable, and built to last a couple of lifetimes. Plus they are deadly accurate.
     
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  7. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    +1 on the .357 mag. I'd have to pick my stainless S&W 686.
     
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  8. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    G20
     
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  9. just dan

    just dan PDX Active Member

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    third that... damn things are built like tanks and will last forever, a joy to shoot, .357 mag will take down some game, .38 special for smaller game.

    failing that, i am very partial to my pre-b cz-75. its had way more than 10k rounds down the barrel without ever an issue.
     
  10. Cadere

    Cadere Portland New Member

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    My Ruger Blackhawk in .357 with 9mm conversion cylinder. 4 types of ammo with one gun: 9mm, .38 special, .38 +P, and .357 magnum. Simple, rugged, and versatile!
     
  11. chrislind2

    chrislind2 Springfield, Oregon Member

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    I'll go with the most practical, Ruger Vaquero .38/.357 stainless. More shells reloaded for this than any other, and a good supply of
    factory .357 magnums. CORRECTION: OOOPS this is my choice and it is a GP100, my Vaquero .45 long colt would be my second choice!
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  12. nubus

    nubus Guest

    You know that's a GP100 and not a Vaquero right?
    Coincidentally the GP100 would also be my choice.
     
  13. chrislind2

    chrislind2 Springfield, Oregon Member

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    Yeah I was just coming back to change that error. I was trying to choose between the two and since it is early in the morning...
     
  14. tom sawyer

    tom sawyer Seattle, Washington, United States Member

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    My Ruger SR1911, it's sweet!
     
  15. glockman99

    glockman99 Hoquiam, WA. Active Member

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    It would be my Ruger Police Service-Six .357 magnum, with a few boxes of the 158 grain Federal Hydra-Shok that I carry in it.
     
  16. Nimbus

    Nimbus Walla Walla Member

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    I find it interesting that so many of you are convinced that revolvers are more dependable long term that semi-auto's. I always thought that there were so many parts in a revolver that it would have been the other way around.

    Do semi-auto's wear out that fast?
     
  17. chrislind2

    chrislind2 Springfield, Oregon Member

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    Never really thought about long term. But there are generally more things that can go wrong in a semi-auto. It is the reason that after many years of shooting my daughter refuses to even think about owning a semi-auto. I have two that she "abandon". Then I got her a Ruger SP101 and she loves it. There are more moving parts in a revolver than people think, but still less than a semi-auto. Personally I really enjoy shooting both, but I tend to think that over a long time the revolver has at least a slightly better chance of staying dependable. Anything can break, even new stuff fails as everyone knows.
     
  18. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    px4 in 9mm.

    Absolutely perfect reliability over tens of thousands of rounds, 20+1 capacity, and I think it looks really cool too.
     
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    wyattburp Beaverton Member

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    My SA TRP 1911.
     
  20. Aero Denezol

    Aero Denezol Salem Active Member

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    Ruger GP100 .357 Mag.