Off Topic Your Favorite Handgun

What is your favorite handgun that you like enough to carry for the rest of your life:

  • Colt 1911 and clones/variants

    Votes: 30 22.7%
  • Browning Hi power and clones/variants

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • CZ75 and clones/variants

    Votes: 8 6.1%
  • Anything H&K

    Votes: 9 6.8%
  • Beretta 92F and clones/variants

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Sig Sauer other than 1911 line

    Votes: 16 12.1%
  • Glock

    Votes: 36 27.3%
  • Smith Wesson Pistols other than 1911

    Votes: 7 5.3%
  • All other, FNH, Walther Ruger

    Votes: 5 3.8%
  • I am a revolver guy

    Votes: 18 13.6%

  • Total voters
    132

MacLaren1

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Lol, Glocks may not be purdy but man oh man do they perform. I've got a G30S.
Kinda wish I had the regular G30, but that 30S ain't bad.
Funny thing though, they sent the wrong front post for the 30S. Had to get a smaller front sight.
After that, all good!
 

Boru13

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Can I vote twice :)

First pistol I ever shot was a Remington Rand 1911A1, my Grandfather "acquired" it during WWll, I've been a 1911 fanatic ever since.

I do love the simplicity of a Glock though, Gen3 G19 is my favorite.
 

DamascusBowie

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Lol, Glocks may not be purdy but man oh man do they perform. I've got a G30S.
Kinda wish I had the regular G30, but that 30S ain't bad.
Funny thing though, they sent the wrong front post for the 30S. Had to get a smaller front sight.
After that, all good!

I had to google the G30S to see what it was. Ive just come to accept the G30 as the chunky brick that it is, for what it is, a great nightstand gun :D
Its also the reason I got the Shield compact, its barely thicker than the bullet similar to the 1911.
 

MacLaren1

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I had to google the G30S to see what it was. Ive just come to accept the G30 as the chunky brick that it is, for what it is, a great nightstand gun :D
Its also the reason I got the Shield compact, its barely thicker than the bullet similar to the 1911.

The G30 is one of the softest shooting 45 autos ever imo. A great piece to be sure. :)
 

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I don't carry very often so it's usually my Les Baer 1911 4". If I carried every day all day it would be a SW Shield 45 or SW airweight wheelgun (most likely a 360). Some version of a 1911 is with me in the vehicle at all times.
Not sure why but I hate glocks (although if someone gave me a 43 I might keep it).
 
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I love my Springfield 1911, very accurate, and the G19 is what I would grab for SHTF, and the hi-power is my favorite to shoot - but for carry no question G36 all the way. It's small, I shoot it well and if 7 rounds of 45ACP (or 13 with extra mag in pocket) can't handle the problem then I guess it wasn't my day . . .
 
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I have a Colt Defender,Kimber stainless Commander and a Glock 23. The Defender gets carried the most.
 

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Any HK USP fans?
Have a compact in 9mm. Wonderful piece of German engineering.

I had a few USPs but I traded or sold all of them ... but I do really like some HKs ...

I have a P30 that shoots great ... I have a VP9 striker fired (which is one of only two striker fired pistols I own) ... I prefer an external hammer ... and I have a HK45 ... shoots very well and soft ...

And I love my 1911s ... but since the question was what I would carry for the rest of my life ... I had to ponder that awhile ...

I would say a good tuned 1911 would still be my favorite handgun ... but I carry a Sig P220 far more often than anything else ... and once you've fired Sig's Short Reset Trigger ... it puts a Sig on even ground with any 1911 I own ... even my Nighthawk ...

This is a next to impossible question to answer in all honesty ... because if I still lived in Montana ... I would most likely have either my S&W 627 Pro ... or a Ruger Redhawk or Super Backhawk on my hip ...

So I guess I'll have to say all of the above ... except Glocks ... hang on before you lynch me ... I know Glocks work and are reliable and all of the reasons people love them ... so not trying to knock Glocks ... but they just didn't work out for me.
 

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Glocks are easy to hate and I used to be in that boat but now I have 2 factory Glocks and 3 P80 Builds. They are beautiful for their utility. Kind of like the Busse Basic Series.
I'll bet that Sig P365 is a good as everyone says it is.
 
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The glock blows all other guns away in reliability but it has a few faults in my opinion. First, grip angle is not natural. Second it has no safety. The trigger disconnect is not a safety. The trigger is not crisp, although the gen 5 is the best trigger so far. But it runs and runs and runs.
 

MacLaren1

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As for the 9mm Glock, I always prefer the 17.
Just fits my hand so.much better.
That being said, I'd love to try the 19x.
I think that's what its called?
It's a 17 frame and 19 slide I think.
 
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