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Old 07-28-2011, 11:30 PM   #51
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OK,

I can go with the 92FS and the CZ75 on 9mm.(Although the

CZ is actually a reworked Browning Hipower, the Combloc designers DO

have a talent with firearms design ...)

IMO, the 1911A1 for the 45ACP, but it was the design the cartridge

created for in the first place...

The DE definitely reduces recoil over a wheel-gun in 44 Rem Mag,

BUT dependability issues haunt the design, somewhat.

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By Cartridge:
.22 LR: Colt Woodsman/SW Model 17/Colt Diamondback
.32 ACP: Colt 1908
9mm: Luger/Browning Hi-Power
.380: Walther PPK
.38 Spl.: SW Model 10 M&P
.357 Mag: S&W Model 19/Colt Python
10mm: Bren/Colt Delta Elite
.41 Mag: SW Model 57
.44 Mag: SW Model 29
.45 ACP: Colt 1911
.45 Colt: Colt SAA

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Old 07-31-2011, 10:50 PM   #53
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I understand wanting more guns. What I do not understand is buying based on caliber.

My collection is rather large by most standards but there are working calibers I do not own but own several guns in some calibers with each being different. My 9mm guns come from five makers. My .45acp come from nine makers. Personally I find it more meaningful to own the desired guns rather than the caliber guns.

Also many calibers are getting difficult to find ammo to fit such as .38 (not special), .45LC, .32 and others.

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I'm still not sure I understand the OP's question (most popular?) but, in my opinion, this is the best .357 revolver ever made, possibly the best revolver in any caliber. And I've owned Smiths, too, and Smiths are probably more "popular" in terms of sales.

That is one mirror-stainless finished, pimped up, piece of.....excellence.

I hope you're fortunate enough to call that your gun. Maybe I'll be so lucky one day. Beautiful piece.
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Most popular? My own preference would have me leaning toward "the standard by which all others are measured". There is a difference. A great deal of it comes down to cost and marketing. In 9mm for example, I would call the Browning Hi-Power "the standard"...and would add the CZ 75 as 2nd in line, followed by Sig P226/228/229 and Beretta 92. These are classic 9mms for sure. But there's no question that the current "most popular" for 9mm (or 40sw, and probably even 10mm for that matter) would be Glock. Glock makes a good gun. And it's popular for good reason, but that doesn't mean it's "the standard".

I buy guns I like, enjoy shooting, and shoot well. Guns that fill "needs" or can be acquired at opportune prices are always a bonus.

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Just for the heck of it, I'll go ahead and tell you what I would choose for myself among reasonably common calibers:

22lr: Ruger MK3, Browning Buckmark, High Standard
25acp: Ask your #1 "Ho" which SNS looks the most ghetto-fabulous
32acp: See above
380acp: Walther PPK is the classic, Bersa & Sig clones are solid, and Ruger LCP is ultra-concealeable.
9mm: BHP by a country mile. CZ 75, Sig P226/228/229, Beretta 92, Glock 17/19 also warrant mention.
40sw: Glock 23. But Sig P226/228/229, XD, and SW 4-digits warrant mention.
10mm: Glock 20/29 is affordable. 1911 style Dan Wessons and Colt Delta Elites are more attractive. SW 1076 is also interesting.
45acp: 1911. Brand? Colt or Springfield are the classics, though I do like DW. Non-1911 choice would be Sig P220.
327 mag: Ruger Sp101
38sp: SW 442 or Ruger LCR, because a "38sp only" oughta be concealable.
357mag: SW 686 or Ruger GP100. Ruger SP101, SW 19, SW 60, Colt Python, DW 715 would all seem like decent choices.
44mag: SW 29. Easy answer there.

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1. 22lr. Browning Buckmark or Ruger MkII or MkIII
2. 9mmL the Luger
3. 45 ACP 1911 Colt
4. 38 SPL a K frame Smith
5. 357 Mag S&W Registered Magnum
6. 40 S&W= the S&W 4006
7. 38 Super 1911 Colt
8. .380 ACP Walther PPK
9. .45 Colt Peacemaker
10. 44 Mag S&W Model 29

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I understand wanting more guns. What I do not understand is buying based on caliber.

My collection is rather large by most standards but there are working calibers I do not own but own several guns in some calibers with each being different. My 9mm guns come from five makers. My .45acp come from nine makers. Personally I find it more meaningful to own the desired guns rather than the caliber guns.

Also many calibers are getting difficult to find ammo to fit such as .38 (not special), .45LC, .32 and others.
You really answered your own question. Why would you buy a gun you plan to shoot in an odd ball caliber that you can't find factory ammo for? Even if you reload you still pay a premium for supplies, etc. I think basing your choice on caliber makes perfect sense.

For example, you want a .38 caliber revolver. Why buy it in .38 Colt? I would get something in .357 Mag/.38 Spl and be able to get ammo almost anywhere.
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That is one mirror-stainless finished, pimped up, piece of.....excellence.

I hope you're fortunate enough to call that your gun. Maybe I'll be so lucky one day. Beautiful piece.
that a sweet looking gun

as far as the most poplaur

45acp
44 mag.
308
357
10mm
223
22/250
22
40
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Originally Posted by sweeper22 View Post
That is one mirror-stainless finished, pimped up, piece of.....excellence.

I hope you're fortunate enough to call that your gun. Maybe I'll be so lucky one day. Beautiful piece.
that a sweet looking gun

as far as the most poplaur

45acp
44 mag.
308
357
10mm
223
22/250
22
40
30/30
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