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Old 07-20-2013, 09:45 PM   #71
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No matter how you try to justify it, the .40 was created for pansy federal agents.
Sorry, had to point that out.
That being said, it does its intended job
Oh, that's just ignorant.

Everybody knows the feds don't really need .40, in

order to be pansies.
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Oh, that's just ignorant.

Everybody knows the feds don't really need .40, in

order to be pansies.
I'm picking up your SARCASTIC HUMOR!!!!!!!
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You can legally hunt mule deer in Idaho and Utah with a 357 and a round generating more than 500 foot pounds at the muzzle. The 10 does more than that, and the 44 is even better. Have you ever hunted deer with a revolver? That can be a great experience. I stopped using my rifle about 4 years ago.
I haven't ever hunted with anything other than the shotty and rifle. I would love the experience with both but the 10 looks like it could be more of a carry which I would like that option or am I totally wrong.
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This is all true, Dan.

I stand by my post, as the OP is looking for a "reliable"

pistol, and IME, NOTHING is more reliable than the 92.


In WWII, the Wehrmacht was satisfied with the power of the

9mm, and it had a history with them dating over 35 years.
Und zee vehrmacht lost, ja?

Just kidding. The caliber thing is pointless. Reliability and hitting your target is what is important. Any of the calibers that we have discussed are capable of getting the job done.

Next will be the platform war, of Glock vs 1911 ( I happen to like both very much).

To the OP try and disregard the strong feelings that folks will express about their choice in firearm and caliber. It does become a personal choice, and therefore often borders on the emotional level right below religion.

Colt, Glock, Berretta, Smith and Wesson, Springfield, and several other manufacturers make good quality guns that have track records for good reliability. My Beretta 92 and Glock 17, 19, and 26 have run flawlessly except when I introduced a very underpowered hand load of mine that was too weak to cycle the action of any of them. My Sig 220 has also never experienced a malfunction. My 1911s have run well. one of them has a 100% track record and the other failed when I was actually trying to make it fail, so it is still reliable in my mind.

If you stick with major manufacturers, and find a gun you are comfortable with and shoot well, then stick with it and practice often. No gun manufacture pays me to endorse their guns so, I don't have an particular loyalty to any one manufacturer, and have found that the big competitors all do pretty well.
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You only need 1 to 2 shots. 1 for the vitals, and a second one to finish them off if they are still suffering. I suppose autos are nice if you get lost and need to fire off 3 shots here and there in the middle of the night to show a direction where you are at?????

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The German war machine also started wars on 2 fronts, so they didn't quite know what was right as much as one thinks.

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for strictly a hunting pistol, i would prefer a long barreled revolver in 357, 41 or 44 over a semi-auto psitol. as Anna pointed out and i agree, in most most hunting situations, you would probably fire very few shots, so capacity is not a huge issue for hunting.

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The German war machine also started wars on 2 fronts, so they didn't quite know what was right as much as one thinks.
And we wer starting a war on two fronts as well. Caliber and manufacturer.
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And the thrill of pistol hunting is like bow hunting. The actual stalking of the game. Not sitting on a ridge waiting all morning to fire off a shot at 400 yards or so. But actually getting within a few feet from them before they even realize you are there. Then any handgun that is legal will do the trick.

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And we wer starting a war on two fronts as well. Caliber and manufacturer.
Name the manufacturer
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