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Which handgun?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by stitchclimber, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber St. Louis Active Member

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    In a situation where you knew there would be tactical engagements (riots, looting, the commies invade, chaos in the streets) What would be your sidearm of choice (of the options listed):

    Glock 19 (9mm 14+1)
    Fullsize HK USP (.45acp 12+1)
    Springfield Milspec 1911 (.45acp 7+1)

    I'm throwing together a grab bag in case S really hits the fan. Trying to decide what mags and holster to attach.

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    It would probably be a 1911, but since I am not a really big fan of the Springfield's, I vote for the good old standby Glock 19...
     
  3. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    1911 all the way!
     
  4. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Fullsize USP.
     
  5. sprice37

    sprice37 Albany Oregon Active Member

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    Even though I am not a fan I had to vote for the 1911 due to the sheer number out there.
     
  6. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Hm, from that list, I like 1911 the best. But I'd get Colt or something, not Springfield cuz I'm just like that. List needs more DA/SA steel frame wonder 9s though. Where's the sig p226 or cz-75?
     
  7. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber St. Louis Active Member

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    list is composed of what I have available. my DA/SA wondernine is a Sig P6, but the limited mag capacity ruled that one out. for the same reason my revolvers or micro compacts are not listed.
     
  8. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    First the price of HK is very expensive, save that money for 9mm ammos. I carry 45 cals daily just because I can afford 45 cals for target shooting to keep my personal defend. When SHTF 45 cal will be way too expensive to buy...... I will buy a glock 9mm and bunch of ammos save for SHTF.
     
  9. candyman

    candyman Scappoose, OR Active Member

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    9mm is the only real choice
    the ammo is alot more common
    15+ rounds would be best

    id rather shoot myself in the foot then pick glock so i refuse to take your poll :)
     
  10. Phonelesscord

    Phonelesscord Portland, Oregon Member

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    Glock hands down. It has a higher capacity, is more than well-known for reliability, lightweight, durable, runs dirty as if it were born in a pigpen and, a big issue in 'shtf' stuff, the polymer frame wont rust ;)

    At the end of the day though, whatever you shoot best with and conceals well. You'll probably never use it anyways.
     
  11. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    Glock. I have a G-17 and thats what in my grab bag
     
  12. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    G19. It's the first gun I ever bought and still have it.:thumbup:




    Will
     
  13. The Cheese

    The Cheese somewhere special Member

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    Really, for me, it would be between the glock and the HK. 45 + high cap + full size = win. since CCW probably wouldn't be too much of an issue the extra sight radius is nice. But the out of the 3 the Glock would be the lightest and have the highest ammo to weight ratio. Also, with the glock you can run g17 mags and pick up a few extra rounds if you are really concerned about capacity. Is what it comes down to is which gun you feel most comfortable with and can shoot the best. I would rule out the 1911 just because of the weight and lack of capacity. Still a great side arm, but when it comes down to it, mag changes can slow you down at the worst times possible.
     
  14. Sasquatchvnv

    Sasquatchvnv Port Orchard Active Member

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    Already have a Springfield V10 packed in my "Oh Crap" bag...
     
  15. G XXII

    G XXII East Pierce Co New Member

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    IMO the Glock is the gun to bet your life on when SHTF
     
  16. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Glock? More capacity is necessary if you plan to miss a lot. If the 1911 has a good trigger and you know how to shoot it, that would be my choice. I have one of the first Kimbers made and it shoots excellent. I would recommend shooting star mags holds 8 rounds full size or 10 rounds extended.
     
  17. Douglas

    Douglas Oregon Active Member

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    Whatever is most familiar to you. I shoot 1911s, I would pick the Springfield because I am most oriented to that weapon system and if I can grab one of my nicer pistols all of the gear in the bag would be compatible.
     
  18. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Glock...more rounds, less moving parts, easier maintanence, ect.
     
  19. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    own any of them, nor have I shot any of them. Guess it's up to you!!

    Deen
    NRA Benefactor/Recruiter
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  20. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    DW1911sFTMFW!