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Old 10-09-2011, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default 5 handguns every shooter oughta have...

Picked up a new gun today (SP101), my first revolver. That's my 8th handgun purchase, 7 of which I still have. Being a novice, it sorta got me thinking. What are the critical priority guns your average novice pistol shooter (who wants to become a well-rounded, proficient shooter) oughta check off his/her list first?

My thoughts, in no particular order:

Rimfire target: Probably lean toward Ruger here, though I like the Buckmark.

9mm steel/alloy: Browning, CZ, or Sig.

3-6" 357mag revolver: Ruger GP100 seems like the best value.

1911 45acp Gov: Shooter-friendly big bore.

Medium/compact poly: Versatility. Concealable, simple, durable, reliable.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:27 AM   #2
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okay what pistols i have to be well rounded, (pun intended!)

1) small compact-Bersa Thunder 380
2) rimfire target-Ruger 22/45 Mark III
3) poly framed-SA XDm40
4) steel framed small caliber-Astra A100 9mm
5) steel framed large caliber-American Classic II 45acp
6) revolver-Taurus Tracker 44 magnum

will add more later!
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1-sig p229 .40
2-spring field x40
3-s&w 38 special
4- glock 23
5- s&w500 (the tank )
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1-1911 45acp
2-S&W snubbie .38spl
3-High capacity 9mm(Beretta,Glock etc)
4-S&W .44Magnum
5-A .22!---A .22!---A .22!,any kind of .22 that can keep your skills up!
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Colt Single Action Army (Ruger, Uberti, USFA replicas if not original) - 45 LC
Browning High Power - 9mm
Sig 226 - 40mm (or if you must, a Glock)
Colt 1911 (Springfield, Ruger - many other choices at all price ranges)
Smith Model 27 - 357 Mag (other Smiths and Rugers also good)

Except for SAA, you probably want adjusable sights so as to handle different distances and ammo types.
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1911-.45 acp
Glock 17-9mm
Ruger buckmark-.22
Ruger Security Six-.357
Sig P238-.380
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1. Smith & Wesson K or L Frame 4" .357 Magnum, preferably in stainless

2. Ruger Mk Series or Browning Buck Mark .22lr semiauto with 4 or 5" barrel

3. Glock 22

4. Glock 17

5. Smith & Wesson Model 25 or 625 in .45ACP

Any other handguns would be, to my thinking, superfluous. The Smith wheelguns will handle 38 and 357...the N Frame will handle 45. The Glocks will handle pretty much any 9 or 40 you stuff into them, and 9mm and 40 will be easy to scrounge from dead zombies if the time ever comes.

Of course, I am not emptying out my gun safe and getting rid of my "superfluous" pistols...the 5 choices above are the 5 handguns EVERYONE ought to have.
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Not to be off subject but I've always shot two certain brands of pistols ad haven't really been open to many others but I'm seeing alot of talk about these browning high powers can somebody fill me in on these
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Not to be off subject but I've always shot two certain brands of pistols ad haven't really been open to many others but I'm seeing alot of talk about these browning high powers can somebody fill me in on these
possibly one of the best 9mm pistols ever made! also not cheap, but worth the money. brand new, MSRP is about $1000-1100. older ones may be much higher.
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possibly one of the best 9mm pistols ever made! also not cheap, but worth the money. brand new, MSRP is about $1000-1100. older ones may be much higher.
I was just wondering I've mainly stuck with Kimber and sig for my semi autos and smith and wesson for the revolvers. I see alot of folks talking about em. It's just made in 9mm or they make others also?
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