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Old 12-28-2011, 02:38 PM   #51
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It depends on the application. Home defense weapon is different from ccw, is different from a competition weapon. In terms of best all time do it by category, single action revolver: colt saa, double action revolver: s&w 29 and colt python, pistol: 1911 (100 years and still going) and Glock. IHO.

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Jennings, Bryco, Davis, Lorcin, Hi Point.... they all make reliable target pistols ...


hahaha you left off RG and FIE
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I wouldn't buy a glock with your money. And none of

their cheesy, blocky, bandwagon manufacturer XD/XM-having

lookalikes, either.

Glocks might be ugly and plastic but they are the cockroaches of the gun world, they will not die and they just keep multiplying
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Ruger Gp100 is a really good and realiable handgun I have shot over 1000 threw mine and it's never had a problem
Cant beat a RUGER revolver... And up until recently their prices couldn't be beat
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Ruger revolvers are sturdy, I own three single actions and had a gp100 but they do not compare to my s&ws. I have a 686, 629, 642 and a colt trooper mk III that feel are better overall than the gp100. I am very fond of the old model 3 screw blackhawk I bought a few months ago.

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I would make one suggestion, stay away from plastic pistols. I know many will swear by them, and I have a few also. However a solid steel frame will last forever, while a plastic frame, at best has a 10 to 20 year life expectancy. Plastic breaks down from age and abuse. Just my $0.02

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I don't like plastic pistols in general either, but there are a lot of first gen GLOCKs out there that are still alive and kicking. I wasn't to say that the original g17 that was first torture tested is still going.

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I don't like plastic pistols in general either, but there are a lot of first gen GLOCKs out there that are still alive and kicking. I wasn't to say that the original g17 that was first torture tested is still going.

Exactly, I have a gen1 G17 i bought new in the 80's and have put thousands of rounds through it, I carried it for years and have dropped it sweated on it and beat it up. Other than having to replace the mags it just keeps on ticking.
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Yeah, I don't think the plastic will degrade for a 10-20 overall lifespan.

I have a pair of wool socks that were owned by my grandfather, they were made in the 60's. I think even a plastic gun would hold up longer than a pair of socks. Granted, they only get worn on the very coldest days of the year, but still...

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Isn't this question kind of like what happens when an irresistible force encounters an immovable object?

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