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Old 12-21-2011, 02:29 AM   #1
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Who makes the most indestructable semi auto handgun? I am referring to the weapon that should outlast all others under extreme conditions with minimal maintenance.

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Old 12-21-2011, 02:55 AM   #2
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Ruger!

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Get yourself a russian made makarov psm things so simple very little can go wrong, well made, caveman simple design, slightly lacking in stopping power though.

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The vast majority of current $300+ firearms are plenty durable. I suppose different types of guns would tolerate varying forms of abuse. So it really just boils down to what you are going to subject your gun to.

An alloy Sig, steel 1911, or other finely finished metal gun will be more prone to showing signs of cosmetic wear...but most will still be workhorses despite any abuse. Polymers are a little more able to take that abuse without evidence, which is why my "truck gun" is tupperware. I don't know that anyone could accurately claim which is the most durable between XD, H&K, Glock, FNP, M&P, etc...they all flourish in that regard.

I guess the simple answer is spend more than $300 and don't buy a Taurus. That alone will likely CYA. And then you can assemble a spare parts kit if you're really concerned about longevity. Or add a second similar model, so worst case you have at least one working and one parts gun.

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Ruger wins hands down

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Ruger wins hands down
Ruger's fine and all, but does any gun manufacturer on the planet have more recalls than Ruger over the last 5 years?
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Ruger's fine and all, but does any gun manufacturer on the planet have more recalls than Ruger over the last 5 years?
ACK!!!!! Don't tell me this. I LOVE my Rugers!
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ACK!!!!! Don't tell me this. I LOVE my Rugers!
You're a GP100 girl, which certainly is about as durable as it gets in that class. But this was semiauto question.

And Ruger semi autos are just fine, Rugernut's answer was silly though.
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ACK!!!!! Don't tell me this. I LOVE my Rugers!
Their revolvers exempting the lcr are granite solid guns. Their semi autos... not so much.

I love the mark x series 22lr but i wouldnt call them rugged

For a proven durable design the 1911a1 and 1911 two world wars 2 more major wars some of which saw continous service from ww1 ww2 korea and vietnam before being replaced. Thats one helluva torture test.

There was one old horse in the arms room at my unit that was made in 1914 saw combat in ww2 vietnam and korea with the 25th infantry before being sold as surplus.

I seriously doubt any poly gun can hold up to nearly a century of uninterrupted service
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Sig, classic series, not those plastic things like the 250's.

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