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Old 11-08-2011, 11:24 PM   #11
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No such thing as the "best" handgun. There have been very successful designs, and some that never made the grade. "Best" for me, may not be "best" for you.
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:37 AM   #12
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1911 and single action army. Until star trek blasters hit the market anyway.
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I can't decide if it's the SS S&W 645,

or the DE44...
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:18 PM   #14
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When someone says "best pistol", I have to ask for what?

For just fun plinking at the range, I like my GSG 1911-22 - accurate, has the 1911 'look' to it, cycles the cheap Federal bulk ammo fine. Also nice for practicing trigger control for my carry weapon.

Then for some smooooth shooting fun at the range, but with a little more ooomph to it, I like either my Bersa Ultra Compact 9mm or the High Capacity 9mm. Both are accurate, have been absolutely trouble free & a pleasure to shoot.

For concealed carry, my Colt CCO .45. Light, commander length barrel, but officer grips for easy concealment & balances well for 'point & shoot' self defense situations, if ever necessary. Also, while a bit more expensive to shoot, a pleasure to practice with at the range.

I can speak for those because they happen to be what I own & have experience with. I know there are different brands of the same type/style pistols which are just as good, I just don't have experience with them.
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1911 and single action army. Until star trek blasters hit the market anyway.
Phazers man, they're called Phazers...

I'd want one too. They're adjustable from "stun" to "vaporize" with everything in between. You could discipline your child from across the room, or fight off a tank battalion. Too bad they're still fictional, at least for right now.
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My vote would be for the Colt 1911. It was one of the most solid designs of all time and remains so. The 1911 works so well that its design has remained for the most part unchanged for the last 100 years.
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My vote would be for the Colt 1911. It was one of the most solid designs of all time and remains so. The 1911 works so well that its design has remained for the most part unchanged for the last 100 years.
I would MOSTLY AGREE with you, but the 1911 has been improved over the years.

The original grip angle is wrong, in fact the grip angle on most modern 1911s is also wrong. There is a reason that Col Jeff Cooper said the mid-70's designed CombatMaster variant 1911 was the lightest kicking 1911 ever designed, much of that had to do with increased the grip angle. Some of it had to do with the dual (and then later triple) captured recoil spring assembly.

The bushingless tapered barrel on the premium guns and the compact guns is an improvement over the original bushing design with the straight barrel.

There have been dozens of other changes over the years, including simple things like reshaping the thumb safety, the sights, etc. Many new patents have been filed as some improvements are more significant than others.

While its yet unproven, the new Detonics MTX 1911 may be the most refined and well thought out 1911 ever produced. 12 round double stack in a grip that is ergonomically shaped and has a smaller circumference than a single stack with standard wood slabs. A grip angle and shape that more closely resembles the Browning HP than a 1911, and directs recoil energy straighter down the arm reducing muzzle flip. Coned/tapered target barrel without the front bushing. Alloy framed milled to .001 tolerances with interchangeable grip lengths.

Yet with all that its still a 1911 operating system with the beautiful 1911 trigger.
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1911.

What a silly question.
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Smith and wesson 3914...

Thin, compact, full metal, bobbed hammer.
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