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Old 01-19-2012, 04:18 AM   #61
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Ok, so as far as the guns everyone has listed, great guns for them. For you....
Things to concider;
Revolver, or semi auto
open or closed hammer
Grip size (does it fit comfortably in your hand?) Grips are adjustable for most guns
Ammo capasity.
Barrel size. (I perfer full so i can reach out and touch somebody)
Mounting rails, yes or no?
And most important, if you pick up the gun and point it at something then look at the sights; are you on target?
Ammo size, if you want to kill something, they make a variety of rounds in every caliber that will do the job.
Also, Look inside the gun before you buy it. Are there any plastic parts?

I bought a berretta m96a1 s&w.40. Loved the m92 9mm but wanted to step up caliber. Got home opened it up and the thing had a plastic spring rod. I about cried i was so disapointed.

Also, is there a holster made for your gun? (I had to modify one with a drimmel tool).

Follow these rules and you will find the handgun that is perfect for you.
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:07 AM   #62
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The best overall gun is the gun you shoot well with, and can submit to carrying all the time. What good is it if you can't hit what you are aiming at, and how can you shoot if you don't carry or have a gun with you if danger happens. There is always a change-off of what you really want and the best gun for you. We all would like to have the biggest caliber, smallest gun with the most rounds, with the lightest weight, and no recoil, but that is not going to happen. Find a gun that fits your hand well, and you can shoot well, and you are able to carry all the time. I carry as a pocket gun the Bodyguard 380 when I need to make a fast trip somewhere. But most of the time I carry either the Glock 23 or 17 which ever is closest to me in a Glock holster on my strong side.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:41 AM   #63
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Im partial to my Springfield TRP
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:46 PM   #64
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What gun ???
You choose. Feel it in your hand, you will know as soon as you hold the gun that is right for you. As well, you might learn to like another gun as well but to find the best gun, you have to like how it feels in your hand. I choose a full frame gun but I do carry a Ruger LCP (I don't like how it feels, it is not fun to shoot) it fits my cary needs and I trust it. Sometimes you have to bend a little. Find a gun that feels good in your hand, shoot it and learn how it works. Learn it well enough to use it in the dark with comfort and trust it. You can always buy more guns, I like all of mine.
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:43 PM   #65
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when it comes to concealability i will take a larger caliber and a smaller capacity every time.
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:40 PM   #66
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I would go with the 3" gp100
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:10 PM   #67
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hi points are cheap hand guns that work well thir 40 cal is as good at the rang as my smith m/p and my springfield xdm
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:00 AM   #68
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Any well made 1911 or a Glock is my favorite choices for SD & EDC.?
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:29 PM   #69
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The best pistol for me is the Browning Hi Power, it is a toss up with the Sig P210 for accuracy, but it is a comfortable ITWB carry, and is incredibly reliable -- I have never had a failure.
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Originally Posted by rem870forever View Post
I want to know what the most reliable and accurate pistol is. (calibers 40s&w 45 or 9mm)
I vote for the .45 ACP as the best overall.

Of course, if you live in Alaska, Canada or Siberia, it won't help you. There you would need a .44 mag.

Everywhere else, though, the .45 would be perfect.
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