if you could only have one handgun

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by yoz's friend, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. leghog


    Aug 10, 2013
    Non-generic Bearcat pic.


    A better option would be the Ruger Single six. Two cylinders. .22LR and .22 Mag. Longer barrel and sight radius.

  2. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Maybe so but I picked a .22 LR handgun I actually have as shown in this picture.


    I only carry it when I'm out and about on our property or in the nearby national forest. It shoots dead center and about 1/4" right out to 20-25 yards and as I said, it makes for a good rabbit squirrel gun in a pinch.

    Nice looking Bearcat with the brass trigger guard. I had one years ago - maybe 1970 or so -. Bought it at a gun store out by Warrenton, Va -Clark Brothers Gun Store I think.

    Anyway, they make for a nice, easy, carry gun.


    Sep 5, 2014
    Shield your eyes peasants from the ultimate all around gun.
    Just kidding, a friend gave it to me a few years ago and I keep forgetting to drop it off at the police department to have it destroyed.

    For self defense alone I would say the Glock 17, does everything anyone could ever need, for an all around gun I would say a full size high capacity 45 ACP. It's still able to be half assedly concealed, large enough to hunt a decent variety of game with, and isn't terribly expensive to shoot with a wide availability of ammo. One or the old German Sig P220's can be had for around $500 but if I remember correctly it's only an eight round mag so your not getting any benefits over a 1911 with a plus one mag other than the decocking lever.
  4. sodak

    sodak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    I would go with either a Ruger GP 100 357 4 inch, or a Glock 23 .40. Both good general purpose calibers that will work well for self defense.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2016
  5. SevenOfNine


    Nov 20, 2016
    I like the Glock 27 [compact .40] all the self defense benefits of that caliber in a great size for my hands & for conceal carry
  6. SevenOfNine


    Nov 20, 2016
    Only other fav I like better is the Springfield XD in .40.

    I'm a lefty so the ambi-button mag release & such really drew me to it over the G27, which I had EDC'd for several years up until the XD's came around
  7. k5MOW


    Nov 29, 2014
    Glock 17.
  8. glockman99

    glockman99 Super Moderator Super Mod

    Jun 12, 2000
    I take it that it's a Hi-Point...If you want to destroy it, just drop it onto a hard floor...The pot-metal will shatter like glass...lol...


    Sep 5, 2014
    Lorcin 380, actually had a Hi-Point for a minute. I hate to say it but it never gave me any troubles function wise. Complete POS but it always went bang.
  10. glockman99

    glockman99 Super Moderator Super Mod

    Jun 12, 2000
    My only handgun is my kustomized Glock 21-2...I find it to be perfect for me.

    Last edited: Dec 20, 2016
  11. colubrid

    colubrid Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 26, 2005
    To consider one handgun I don't want to be carrying a heavy brick and neither something too small to be effective in a gunfight.

    My choice is a Colt 1911 with commander slide and aluminum officers frame.
  12. Freedom Pullo

    Freedom Pullo Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 31, 2015
    I pack a .44 vaquero in the woods but think if I had to pick one if SHTF it would my Glock 41
  13. Mongo


    Nov 5, 2001
    Mine too. For me, it's called the CCO. It is my CCW.
  14. colubrid

    colubrid Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 26, 2005
    Yes! Best configuration ever.

  15. Judge Luco

    Judge Luco

    Jul 5, 2011
    Same here!
  16. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    That one's easy. Make mine a 1911. Good for fighting, and I enjoy shooting it, so it's good for the range as well. Luckily I already have it.

  17. 00ChevyScott


    Dec 3, 2010
    My FNX 45 T

  18. tjswarbrick


    Mar 31, 2011
    Since I don't have a 4", I'd stick with my 6" GP100. I've run everything from soft .38 wadcutters through 1300fps 200gr solids through it. Accurate, easy to shoot, and dead-nuts reliable.

    Good to know the XD45 wouldn't be too shabby a substitute, though.
  19. BigDeeeeeeee


    Feb 19, 2002
    Wow, those grips are amazing.

    This one would be my pick. Guncrafter No Name.
  20. fishiker


    Nov 5, 2006
    Not as glamorous as others previously posted but this one has served me well
    for many years. I know I can count on it to provide wild game and if necessary
    would trust my life to it.

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