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Old 05-12-2014, 10:05 AM   #1
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Default Best handgun you have tried, but dont own youself!

Hello Americans! Usually when you ask which handgun is "the best" theyve shot, people answer some gun they own themselves. Therefore, logically, I would ask you which gun is the best you have tried, that you dont own yourself. You could categorise the guns(self-defence, carry, range etc...)

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Old 05-12-2014, 10:58 AM   #2
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S&W M&P 9 is the best gun I have shot I don't own. My wife owns the S&W. I can shoot it any time she is home. I have shot more expensive pistols but they were range toys. If a gun doesn't have a practical use I am not going to buy it. I have an XD tactical that falls into range toy category. I will sell it or trade it. I am tired of all the BS at pistol ranges. I can shoot whenever i like on my own property.
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Best firearm that I have shot but do not own (yet) is a S&W E-Series 1911. Fit and finish was fantastic. .. and shoot great! Definitely on my top 5 to own list!

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I had a Beretta 76S, but sold it (that was when I was younger and dumber).
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Great logic behind a best pistol topic, Norwegian! It's certainly a way to reduce bias and "fanboyism". Welcome to FTF and freer thinking than your government approves of. Come to think of it, the US federal government is the much same and slowly eroding our freedom too.

Anyway, for self defense I have to agree with John_Deer and go with the S&W M&P 9, or probably its 40S&W version. It's an excellent choice but instead I bought the Glock 23 compact 40S&W and a 40-9mm conversion barrel.

For plinking I really like the Browning Buckmark but bought the Ruger Mark II instead.

For a revolver I've loved the S&W Model 29 44 Magnum for four decades but instead bought the S&W Model 19 357 Magnum in 1976 which honestly was the right choice for me.

The interesting thing to mull over, if things go right you should be getting everyone's second choice however does that truly give you the "best" choice? If a large enough and truthful response, then yes it could.
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Most are revolvers.

I had a nice Smith and Wesson K-22 target masterpiece that i sold when I was younger and dumber.

I had a Model 29 thta I sold because it had an 8 and 3/8 inch barrel, but would replace it with a 4-6 inch barrel if one presents itelf at the right price.

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Also a High Standard Victory model, target .22. Shot one in Navy rimfire matches and it was great.

A Dan Wesson Commander Bobtail (CBOB) thta a firend had, made a great size and fit for carry.
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