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Whats a handgun you want thats not in your possession?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by JimmyS1985, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. JimmyS1985

    JimmyS1985 St.Louis Active Member

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    I don't know how some people collect 30+ firearms but my dad has easily 15+ and I have a few that I want, I'd like to own a M1 Carbine, Kalishnikov (AK-47) maybe an M1 Garand, a double-stacked .45 ACP handgun, and perhaps a conceal carry "Oh bubblegum!" gun with double stacked .45 ACP's in the magazine, that would probably be the most useful in terms of self-defense and ending a confrontation rather quickly.

    But the gun that I want really bad, but won't be able to afford until I can start up my training and doing work for money, is the FiveseveN.

    I was describing it to a police officer that I would just love to own a FiveseveN with a 30 round magazine. Low recoil, so you can place several rounds accurately across a good distance, a very healthy magazine capacity for a handgun, just lots of things I love about the weapon. The only thing I don't like is if you buy the rounds in individual boxes you have to pay around $.50 a shot which is pricey for a round that is so small.

    He then asked why I would need something with that much firepower, and I just said you can't go overboard on firepower when it comes to small arms, if you can make it through the initial exchange of bullets, having more firepower on hand can be really helpful if you are caught in a bad situation as opposed to not having enough.

    Im planning a trip to Tucson Arizona for spring break (yes I know Im the oldest college student who doesn't have his 4 year yet) Im going to put several hundred rounds through my Beretta M9 since I haven't fired it in a long time (mainly due to lack of income and $18 booth rental fees at local firing rangers). Atleast the 9x19 is a cheap round to shoot.
     
  2. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    compact 1911 and a ruger 22/45
     
  3. JimmyS1985

    JimmyS1985 St.Louis Active Member

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    I fired a 1911, my biggest beef was it was its lack of magazine capacity. I was also firing reloads and would have to have my thumb ready to finish pushing the slide the rest of the way forward to chamber another round. One time it bit me and cut my thumb pretty good, because I had my thumb behind the slide ready to push it back into place, prior to firing the round. Guess I wasn't thinking about the action of a semi-automatic, but at the same time it wasn't my gun so I wasn't use to it and firing reloads that don't chamber a new round all the way.

    Its a great gun, if you have awesome shot placement (unlike me) then lack of magazine capacity is no problem, but I was thinking Id rather have something more modern with a double stacked magazine. I was just surprised the 1911 was such a big handgun, but only had an 8 round capacity, seems they could of fit another 7 rounds or so if they made the grip wider to fit in a double-stacked magazine.

    On the other hand if I lived in the Democratic Peoples Republik of Kalifornia which limits guns to only a 10 round magazine capacity, I would gladly get it.
     
  4. bikejunkie

    bikejunkie Salem Well-Known Member

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    Next on my list is probably a Sig Sauer P238 in .380 auto for concealed carry during the summer months because it's smaller than my XDm 9mm compact. I know .380 isn't the best defensive caliber for bringing a threat down, but it should be effective enough to sting a bad guy hard enough to give me the opportunity to get away and that's as much as I need
     
  5. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    It is easy to collect 30+ firearms. If it is your one true "hobby", you can pass 30 quickly. I believe the 5.7 comes with 20 round mags, but still a lot of firepower. The police don't like it because it can zip right through armor. The 5.7 is a cool round and a matching AR upper wouldn't hurt. My pistol that is not yet in my possession, only my dreams, is a S&W 586 3". I would also give a kidney for a S&W Elmer Keith commemorative Model 29 or a good working C.O.P. .357 mag. Also, a lot of other guns that I could list for hours. Kip
     
  6. odiesplace97301

    odiesplace97301 silverton area Member

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    A Sig p226 and a Browning hi power, no real reason other than I've always wanted them
     
  7. JimmyS1985

    JimmyS1985 St.Louis Active Member

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    Yea I was talking about the FiveseveN to my Criminal justice teacher and he is a former police officer of something like 21 years, and he kept asking "Why aren't these things illegal?", the idea that a civillian could have a handgun with much more firepower than the police officers service pistol. On the other hand they carry AR-15's in the trunk of their cars so civilians need all the firepower they can get their hands on.
    The cop I was talking about it to, didn't seem to like the idea of me having superior firepower to his service gun, he was carrying a glock-23 if Im not mistaken, but yea the AP rounds for the FiveseveN could easily zip through his light body armor. Most cops don't wear the type of body armor required to stop the AP round of the FiveseveN, but the AP rounds I think are really expensive and hard to come by.

    All I know is the Secret Service I think uses both the Sig P228 and the FiveseveN. I don't know much about the Sig I hear those are really popular guns but I don't know what features make them a better gun than other more well known brands.

    When I told a police officer about the Beretta M9 I owned, he told me my gun was (whats another term for a womans lady parts?) was when I need something with significantly more firepower if Im going to talk guns with people who carry everyday and wear bodyarmor.

    Edit: Where would I find L191 rounds or SS190 for a FiveseveN?

    Man I wish I had $930 to spend before I go out to Arizona.
    http://www.gunsamerica.com/90485780...even/FN_FIVE_SEVEN_USG_5_7X28MM_20RD_BLFC.htm
    Looks like Ill be plinking with the Beretta
     
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  8. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    My first 2 choices would be, Sig Sauer P226R Combat or a SIG Sauer 226 Enhanced Elite.
     
  9. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Everyone with a Deer rifle has more firepower then a cop.

    The handgun I want next is a Ruger Blackhawk in .30M1 followed by a Ruger Bearcat in .22lr
     
  10. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    FNX-45 Tactical
    HK UPS Tactical
    Kriss Security Pistol
     
  11. kev1

    kev1 seabeck,wa Member

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    I used my ruger super redhawk 44mag to trade up to my first kimber. I regret gettin rid of that gun, i miss it. I will have another.
     
  12. Uberdillo

    Uberdillo Oregon Active Member

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    CZ-75 Compact .40 It's pretty.
     
  13. glockman99

    glockman99 Hoquiam, WA. Active Member

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    I would love to own another Ruger GP-100, stainless .357 magnum, with the 4 inch barrel, full underlug, adjustable sights, and sporting the Uncle Mike's rubber grips.
     
  14. Aero Denezol

    Aero Denezol Salem Active Member

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    CZ-75B and CZ-82
     
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  15. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Short list(guns I will buy this year):

    FNS-9
    S&W M&P
    Caracal C

    Long term:

    STI Trojan - Hard Chrome
    FNX-45 Tactical
     
  16. mrsafeway

    mrsafeway Auburn Member

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    Sig p938!!
     
  17. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Colt Python, Colt Single Action Army, Ed Brown "Special Forces" 1911A1, Naval Luger, Glock 19, WWII era 1911A1, Mauser C96, H&K P7.
     
  18. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    I'd like to pick up a Walther PPQ in the near future.
     
  19. JimmyS1985

    JimmyS1985 St.Louis Active Member

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    Im a James Bond fan, I like the Walther PPK, plus I think its the same firearm that Eva Braun and Hitler committed suicide with. It fires such a weak round though, that for a conceal carry gun Id rather have a glock 30. Once I went out shooting and we shot atleast a dozen guns, its pretty annoying to have to come back with a full workload of cleaning out 12 different rifles and handguns after a single outing, So I'd prefer to keep only guns that I plan on shooting regularly, and not ones strictly for collection purposes.
     
  20. crossbow

    crossbow yakima New Member

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    1911 colt commander in 38 super cal. Hope this Year!