Best handgun overall

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by rem870forever, Nov 8, 2011.

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  1. rem870forever

    rem870forever New Member

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    I want to know what the most reliable and accurate pistol is. (calibers 40s&w 45 or 9mm)
     
  2. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    There's no overall best firearm let alone handgun. There are some many factors like what the firearm is going to be used for, personal preference, and ect. All mechanical devices are subject to breakage, malfuction, and what not. They can and will malfuction at some point.
     

  3. rem870forever

    rem870forever New Member

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    Well can u name off some really good quality pistols
     
  4. Agent_H

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    Hi rem. I suggest scanning through previous threads - no offense to you but there is considerable discussion on just that topic. From lists created by users by caliber, size, frame style, and a whole lot more.

    I am partial to full-sized pistols myself and own a few at that but it sort of depends on what its intended role is to be.

    For example I carry a Kahr K9 and have for about 8 years. It's small and solid but not the pleasure to shoot that my others are but I trust it.

    Would I put it in the top of a list? Well, mine I guess. See what I mean?

    Good luck on your search and remember that another's opinion is just that - an opinion :)
     
  5. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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

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    Willfully armed knows his guns. All those make great targets.
     
  7. sweeper22

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    Most shooters are bound to be more accurate with a certain platform than the next. And most decent guns are far more accurate than the shooters behind them are capable of displaying.

    If you're on an unlimited budget, I think a Sig P210 (9mm) or P226 X5 (9mm/40sw) would be tough to beat. The same for a lot of the higher end 1911s in 45acp.

    On a more modest budget, I like the CZ 75 series (9mm) and its variants. Some of the longslide (5"+ barrels) polymers are pretty decent. Browning Hi-Power or a standard Sig P226 are other options.
     
  8. USMC_Richey

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    Yeah I dunno, to me that's like saying what is the coolest looking car? It seems very subjective. But like Sweeper said, it really depends on the person shooting it. You can give the worlds fastest car to an average driver and the worlds best driver in an average car will win 9 times out of 10. Same thing with guns (in my opinion, no one freak out on me :D).

    If I had to pick one gun though, I would probably get a nice 1911, like a Kimber or a Nighthawk. Sig makes some perdy 1911's as well.
     
  9. Firearms4ever

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    Here's a list of some quality firearms by caliber.

    9mm- Glock 17, Glock 19, Glock 26, Sig Saurer p226, Sig Saurer p229, Sig Saurer p2022 (I think that's the model), Springfield Armory XD, Springfield Armory XDm, Kahr CM9, Kahr PM9, Kahr P9, Kahr CW9, Ruger SR9, Ruger SR9c, Ruger LC9, Browning Hi Power, CZ 75, CZ 75B, CZ 85, CZ 85B, Walther PPS, Walther P99, Walther P-38, Luger, 1911 variants in 9mm, Beretta PX4 Storm, and Beretta 92FS just to name a few.

    .40- Basically the same list without the Luger, Walther P-38, 1911 variants, Beretta 92FS, Glock model numbers are 22, 23, 27, Ruger models are SR40 and SR40c, and the Kahr Models are CW40, CM40, PM40, and P40.

    .45ACP- Colt 1911, Springfield 1911, Les Baer 1911, Ed Brown 1911, Wilson Combat 1911, Remington 1911, other 1911's, Springfield XD, Springfield XDm, Ruger SR1911, Glock 21, Glock 30, Glock 36, Ruger P90, and Sig Saurer p200. There's more I'm forgetting probably.
     
  10. rem870forever

    rem870forever New Member

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    Thanx I'll check in to those that's a long list
     
  11. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    Those are the ones I thought of off the top of my head. I'm sure there are others I failed to mention such as the Smith and Wesson M&P series.
     
  12. USMC_Richey

    USMC_Richey New Member

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    I think you covered it pretty well... lol
     
  13. 45acprules

    45acprules New Member

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    1911...best there is.
     
  14. therewolf

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    Either a SS-S&W 645, or a DE44, I just can't decide.
     
  15. mp40

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    Any of the guns listed above are good from 7 yrds ( for protection) so go for reliablity .
     
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    I don't know about "bestest", but i really have enjoyed my CZ75b and my XD45. For targets, the CZ75b would be my pick of semiautos, but for defense, the XD45 slings a bigger chunk of lead and would be my fave.
     
  17. mp40

    mp40 New Member

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    Like my Cz 75 D compact . But love my M&P 40
     
  18. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member

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    I really like the SA and Sig 1911s.
     
  19. therewolf

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    IMO- 9mm-get a CZ75 or Beretta92.

    45ACP-a well lubricated 1911A1.

    Yup, that's the whole list...
     
  20. shipwreck

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    Bingo. What is my fav gun will not be someone else's. My "Favorite" gun has changed several times over the years. My fav gun now wasn't my fav 5 years ago. Granted, all the guns I have liked a lot over the years were all 100%. But, some guns shoot better for some people than others...

    The "best" gun is personal. There may be a "best gun" for YOU - but not a "best gun" in general.

    Typically, go rent several and see which you like the best
     
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