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Old 05-13-2014, 01:32 PM   #21
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Best feel/ergonomics, Steyr M40. I see they are being imported again in M9 & M40. Sights are very interesting. Trigger not so great but the new ones are supposed be improved. The only 40 I have shot that I actually liked.
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i am not sure i can say just one pistol that i have shot and liked and wished i owned. just too many i have shot over the years, with many that i would love to have. but a couple of standouts that stay in my thoughts.

my father has one of the older Dan Wesson Model 15-2's that i have shot and really like. so that one makes the list for sure.

buddy of mine yearsago had one of the older Colt Woodsman target pistols. now that was one sweet shooting pistol, but most are usually out of my price range.

a friend and co-worker let me try out the Ruger Security Six he had inherited from his grandfather. very nice shooting pistol.

same friend let me try out his T/C Contender in 7-30 Waters and 223. really enjoyed that one. i like the number of different cartridges you can get for it. that pistol with the scope was a blast to shoot and would like to have one of those as well. and a person can keep adding more barrels in different calibers as the mood strikes.
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Mine would have to be a Springfield Armory Range Officer .45, S&W 460XVR, Colt Lawman .357, Uberti Man With No Name .38 Special, or a J.P. Sauer & Sohn .357 single action. I loved all of them.
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... buddy of mine yearsago had one of the older Colt Woodsman target pistols. now that was one sweet shooting pistol, but most are usually out of my price range...
Oh yeah! I should have said Colt Woodsman over the Buckmark!
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Hard to beat a 29 with even a factory trigger -
I've given the Model 29 a trial:




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I had a Model 57 until I traded it in on the Dan Wesson 41. It's the most powerful handgun caliber I own. Shot it a lot with light loads and 41 Spl. Back east...here it's one of my "Desert " guns,...

Bob, I'm guessing a 4", 5"(?), and two 6"??


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The one that comes to mind is the Ruger Redhawk in 41 magnum! I've had several blackhawks over the years in 357 and 44 magnum. But I've always wanted the double action and it should be in the mid-engine of the magnum line the .41!!!!
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my dad's Ruger mk II with a 9" heavy barrel. that thing shoots straighter than one of my 22 rifles.

dad passed on 14 years ago, but no one in the family claims his guns as theirs, they're all still "his"....which is the way it should be
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Oh yeah! I should have said Colt Woodsman over the Buckmark!
Colt Woodsman would have been one of mine to if I didn't have one. Mine is a 4" Third Series Match Target. Another one of mine would've been my S&W Model 41 and Colt Diamondback .22LR.
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There is no way i can limit to just one, but I will keep it to two.

My grandfather had a pair of Colts that I absolutely loved to get some trigger time on when we went to the range. The first was a colt officer's model that was set up as a .22 with the heft and balance of a .38. He made a custom grip for it from wood scraps in his shop, and it came with target sights when he bought it. He used to shoot bull's eye for the Troop A team out of Batavia.

The second was his 4 inch, blued Colt Python with a trigger shoe that he picked up from a local smith (it was the smith's personal weapon, grand dad talked him into selling it) when the NYSP switched from the .45 Colts to the .38 Special. After watching another trooper have to empty and reload his .38 to put down a deer hit along the Thruway, he decide to look for something a little bigger. the reason he went for the Python was that he could fire both .38 and .357 through it so the state would still be buying his qualification rounds. the reason for talking Pete out of his own pistol was this. It would have taken 2 months for him to get another one in at the time, so my grandfather payed for the new one for him, and took the one he had.

Both pieces are now in Nebraska with one of my uncles as per his and gramp's request. next time I get out by Omaha, I'll have to see about meeting my uncle at the range. Have a little fun while we remember him.
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