What handgun for SHTF combat

  • Fullsize HK USP

    Votes: 32 23.7%
  • Springfield 1911

    Votes: 42 31.1%
  • Glock 19

    Votes: 62 45.9%

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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?
 
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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?
 
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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?

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.
 
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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.
 
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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 :)
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 

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