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Old 09-29-2013, 06:08 AM   #11
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My choice would depend on the facts specific to the situation. I believe that the 1911 is the best combat handgun there is; that the .357 magnum revolver is the best general purpose handgun; and that a .22 is the one to carry if you're going to have to be humping all your ammo for a while.

I would always have a .22 pistol somewhere in my gear; either my Ruger Mk I or my Ruger Single Six Convertible with both cylinders. If I knew I was going to fight my way clear, my twenty year old Springfield 1911 would be handy; if it was escape, evade, and survive, then my Smith Model 28 would be the one.
Nice choices, now you just need a 1911-22


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My number 1 choice is a S&W 327PD. It is a relatively lightweight revolver, coming in at 24.3 ounces. Yet, it is an 8 shot .357 Magnum revolver. Can you say "yes please?" Because GGandC is correct that we actually have two hips... The other gun is a S&W model 617, which is a 10 shot .22 LR that I would use for critter-ing.

Why wheel guns, you might say? Quite frankly, if I'm in a situation like that I don't want to have to rely on magazines that I may or may not be able to keep in my possession.

I own neither of those guns currently, by the way. Out of the guns I DO currently own, first it would be my S&W 66, which is "only" a six shot wheel gun. Second choice is my M&P9c. Not the best choice though, as I only have one magazine for it.


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Ok **** is hittin' the fan and your guns & gear are all packed up ready to roll, however, we all know that no matter what or how much we have packed a pistol will forever be attached to the hip/thigh...what sidearm are you puttin' your life on?
S&W Mod 66 4" barrel.
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I only have two center fire pistols, a ruger SP101 in .357 and a Dan Wesson mdl 40 in .357 maximum with an 8 in barrel. I would probably take the ruger with a couple speed strips.
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9mm is most common round for pistols in my neck of the woods. I would choose my Sig Sauer P226r. It is accurate, reliable and ergonomic. Oh, and very sexy.
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My bersa ultra carry and beretta 92fs.
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I'm right next to Chicago. No real chance to bug out. And I'm older now.
Got a nice flat spot on the roof for me and my M1A. But, if I need to run to Mickey D's for a coffee, I'd carry my Series 70 1911. We know each other so well.
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My ever day carry is one of several kahrs.
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Ok **** is hittin' the fan and your guns & gear are all packed up ready to roll, however, we all know that no matter what or how much we have packed a pistol will forever be attached to the hip/thigh...what sidearm are you puttin' your life on?
Probably my G22 (.40 of course but will bring a 9mm conv. bbl). Two rounds out of one sidearm.

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Glock 22 along with my 40-9 conversion barrel. Being able to shoot .40 or 9mm out of the same gun does provide more options.


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