What's your favorite Handguns?

What's your favorite Handguns?

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“Antisocialistic”

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#1 Sep 29, 2012
One of my favorites is the 41 Magnum Revolver.

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#2 Sep 29, 2012
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
One of my favorites is the 41 Magnum Revolver.
In the mid 1960's my neighbor was a New York State Trooper and his duty weapon was a model 58 Smith & Wesson .41 Magnum with a 4" barrel & fixed sights. He was one of the Troopers chosen to try the .41 as a trial run. I was a kid but I still remember that revolver. He had it to his dying day and his hands were so large it looked small in them.

“Antisocialistic”

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#3 Sep 29, 2012
Have Seen It Before wrote:
<quoted text>In the mid 1960's my neighbor was a New York State Trooper and his duty weapon was a model 58 Smith & Wesson .41 Magnum with a 4" barrel & fixed sights. He was one of the Troopers chosen to try the .41 as a trial run. I was a kid but I still remember that revolver. He had it to his dying day and his hands were so large it looked small in them.
Damn. He must have been huge. The 41 Magnum is always on a large frame revolver, even if it's a snubby.
That round is a beast, and to this day, I can't understand why it never caught on.

“Antisocialistic”

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#4 Sep 29, 2012
I'm also partial to the .357 Magnum. I know I keep mentioning revolvers. Don't get me wrong, I love my semiautomatic handguns too. But there is something to be said for power, bullet mass and reliability.

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#5 Sep 29, 2012
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
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Damn. He must have been huge. The 41 Magnum is always on a large frame revolver, even if it's a snubby.
That round is a beast, and to this day, I can't understand why it never caught on.
He was 6'8" & well over 300lbs. The Model 58 was on the N frame which is the same frame as the Model 27 in .357 Magnum and Model 29 in .44 Magnum. The reason the .41 didn't catch on was because of Dirty Harry. There are a lot of .44's in drawers because of that. They get them and fire them a few times to park it in the cabinet. Guys like that usually think they are cool by flipping the cylinder in and out by flicking their wrist which pisses me to see happen. That is just plain abuse of a nice revolver.

“Antisocialistic”

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#6 Sep 29, 2012
Have Seen It Before wrote:
<quoted text>He was 6'8" & well over 300lbs. The Model 58 was on the N frame which is the same frame as the Model 27 in .357 Magnum and Model 29 in .44 Magnum. The reason the .41 didn't catch on was because of Dirty Harry. There are a lot of .44's in drawers because of that. They get them and fire them a few times to park it in the cabinet. Guys like that usually think they are cool by flipping the cylinder in and out by flicking their wrist which pisses me to see happen. That is just plain abuse of a nice revolver.
I hear ya. I've got a buddy that is 6'8" and was 356# at playing weight in college and NFL. When we hung out a lot we looked like Mutt and Jeff.
I know what you are saying about Dirty Harry. As much as I liked those movies, I do believe the 41 Magnum was the superior firearm. Not to mention the 44 Magnum isn't even close to theist powerful handgun in the world anymore. I have several that areole powerful, including the 454, the 460, and the 500. All of which will take down any beast on the North, Middle, and South American Continents.
But the 41 Magnum from a self defense or protection standpoint is probably the best choice available in the US to date.

“"Stand and Fight"”

Since: Sep 10

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#7 Sep 30, 2012
I'd say my winter carry pistol, the H&K USP .40. It has the features of the SIG, 1911, and the Glock. Recoil is also reduced due to its recoil reduction system. So, from personal experience, its recoil feels more like a 9mm than a .40. It also has an ambidextrous mag release and also an enlarged trigger guard/slide release. And, you can also take it to an H&K armorer to change its variants. It's been my gun since 1994, been through over 12K rds., and still going strong. It remains mine for life.

“Antisocialistic”

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#8 Sep 30, 2012
JasonStorm wrote:
I'd say my winter carry pistol, the H&K USP .40. It has the features of the SIG, 1911, and the Glock. Recoil is also reduced due to its recoil reduction system. So, from personal experience, its recoil feels more like a 9mm than a .40. It also has an ambidextrous mag release and also an enlarged trigger guard/slide release. And, you can also take it to an H&K armorer to change its variants. It's been my gun since 1994, been through over 12K rds., and still going strong. It remains mine for life.
H&K makes some awesome tools.
Marauder

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#9 Sep 30, 2012
Whichever one I have in my hand or on my hip at the time.

“Antisocialistic”

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#10 Sep 30, 2012
Marauder wrote:
Whichever one I have in my hand or on my hip at the time.
I kinda feel the same way.

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#11 Sep 30, 2012
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
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I kinda feel the same way.
That's the smart way of thinking. A .22 in hand beats a .41 or .44 in the gun safe every time.

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#12 Sep 30, 2012
Have Seen It Before wrote:
<quoted text>That's the smart way of thinking. A .22 in hand beats a .41 or .44 in the gun safe every time.
Absolutely. I carry a Ruger LCR .38 Special + P simply because it is so compact and concealable. But it limits me to 5 shots. I always have a backup close at hand in my vehicle, office, or home.

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#13 Sep 30, 2012
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
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Absolutely. I carry a Ruger LCR .38 Special + P simply because it is so compact and concealable. But it limits me to 5 shots. I always have a backup close at hand in my vehicle, office, or home.
The Ruger LCR looks interesting and can be had in .22 or .357 too. If it's like most Ruger products it's reliable as hell. The 5 you have in there beat holding your finger out and going "BANG"!!

“Antisocialistic”

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#14 Sep 30, 2012
Have Seen It Before wrote:
<quoted text>The Ruger LCR looks interesting and can be had in .22 or .357 too. If it's like most Ruger products it's reliable as hell. The 5 you have in there beat holding your finger out and going "BANG"!!
Very true.

They didn't make the .357 version when I bought mine. I wish they did, and I'm considering purchasing one now.
The one I have has a great trigger for DAO and is extremely accurate despite the 1.8 inch barrel.

“"Stand and Fight"”

Since: Sep 10

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#15 Sep 30, 2012
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
I'm also partial to the .357 Magnum. I know I keep mentioning revolvers. Don't get me wrong, I love my semiautomatic handguns too. But there is something to be said for power, bullet mass and reliability.
I love revolvers too but they just aren't for me.

“Antisocialistic”

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#16 Sep 30, 2012
JasonStorm wrote:
<quoted text>I love revolvers too but they just aren't for me.
I hear ya. They aren't for everyone. I usually have a semi auto close by. My two favorites are the Springfield Armory XDM in 9mm (19 + 1 capacity) and extremely accurate, and the Kimber 1911 compact in 45ACP which is accurate and sports a big chunk of bullet mass.

“"Stand and Fight"”

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#17 Sep 30, 2012
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
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I hear ya. They aren't for everyone. I usually have a semi auto close by. My two favorites are the Springfield Armory XDM in 9mm (19 + 1 capacity) and extremely accurate, and the Kimber 1911 compact in 45ACP which is accurate and sports a big chunk of bullet mass.
Agreed. And I have seen guys dominate the local shooting competition with those types of semiautomatic handguns.

“"Stand and Fight"”

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#18 Sep 30, 2012
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
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I hear ya. They aren't for everyone. I usually have a semi auto close by. My two favorites are the Springfield Armory XDM in 9mm (19 + 1 capacity) and extremely accurate, and the Kimber 1911 compact in 45ACP which is accurate and sports a big chunk of bullet mass.
I always wanted a compact 1911 but I don't want a cocked 1911 inside my pants. And the only 1911 type pistol that is DA is the LDA 1911 from Para Ordnance, which is not on any shelf at my local gunshop. For now, I stick with the DA S&W Model 457 as my summer carry subcompact pistol. Not a competition gun but works well enough for self-defense and low profile concealed carry.

“"Stand and Fight"”

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#19 Sep 30, 2012
JasonStorm wrote:
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I always wanted a compact 1911 but I don't want a cocked 1911 inside my pants. And the only 1911 type pistol that is DA is the LDA 1911 from Para Ordnance, which is not on any shelf at my local gunshop. For now, I stick with the DA S&W Model 457 as my summer carry subcompact pistol. Not a competition gun but works well enough for self-defense and low profile concealed carry.
Also in .45 ACP, btw.

“Antisocialistic”

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#20 Oct 1, 2012
JasonStorm wrote:
<quoted text>I always wanted a compact 1911 but I don't want a cocked 1911 inside my pants. And the only 1911 type pistol that is DA is the LDA 1911 from Para Ordnance, which is not on any shelf at my local gunshop. For now, I stick with the DA S&W Model 457 as my summer carry subcompact pistol. Not a competition gun but works well enough for self-defense and low profile concealed carry.
That's a good one. Does Performance Center dress the 457 at all, or is it S&W only?

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