Design your ideal range & home defense pistol.

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Poink88, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    If you can have your way and have one gun for range and home defense use, what will it be? You can start from scratch or from an existing platform/model and just add some wish list upgrades. Maybe hybridize 2 or more existing pistol or add a feature from another.

    Maybe change...
    caliber,
    capacity,
    weight,
    trigger pull weight,
    sight material,
    grip size,
    grip shape,
    color,
    barrel length,
    material used (on various parts),
    etc.

    Rules:
    - This is a range and HD gun (note AND).
    - It has to be a; practical, physical & doable change, not a wacky wish like .500 mag w/ zero recoil or something.
    - Preferably something that can be mass produced and have an MSRP of less than $2,500.

    Any takers? :D
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I'll try:
    Single stack stainless steel 1911a1 in .45ACP
    Light attachment, laser in grips.
    Good (non-adjustable) sights
    4lb trigger
     

  3. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    Any particular brand/series of 1911a1?
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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  5. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    Wow :eek: It went a bit over the price cap but that is your ultimate pistol within the price range?
     
  6. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I have one and I got it for under your price range thru George at MIGunslingers.

    I haven't shot anything that can compete with it in the category of personal carry in my personal opinion. I love that little pistol and it will flat shoot the bullseye out of a target at 8-10 yards without a problem. IMHO it's perfect.

    JD
     
  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Ed Brown or CZ-USA
     
  8. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Colt 1911, .45ACP! Nuff Said!
     
  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    already got the perfect range and home defense handgun:

    Colt Series 70 45ACP 7+1 i paid 725$ new. was a 4 month wait after ordering. yeah i would have changed the time it took to get one. ive had it for about 10 months or so now. after tax and background check fee it was closer to 800$.

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    and if i feel like it i can put the pink grip panels on it

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  10. wb_carpenter

    wb_carpenter New Member

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    S&W M&P pro .40 With 9mm drop in barrel(I cast and reload 9mm)


    Shoot competitions and if needed make short work of home invaders.
     
  11. Jake15

    Jake15 New Member

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    Series-70 1911 with a rail, good sights, and a 3lb trigger. Nuff said!
     
  12. Lindenwood

    Lindenwood New Member

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    I'm a 9mm guy, but I always got a kick out of longer-range handgun shooting. So, that said, I might say an accurized 1911. Maybe something that will shoot at least 8MOA (at 100 yards) would be sweet.

    Then again, if I am designing it, I'd probably go ahead and use a similar design that allowed me to tune the muzzle-end lockup, but as a double-stack 9mm. Or, maybe I'd go with 10mm instead, now that I think of it...
     
  13. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    Its a wheelie but if this 8 shot 357 was in stainless steel it would be perfect for me. But I can't buy a scandium revolver; I think I am allergic. :D

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  14. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Lucky for me jonathan phillips already designed my perfect pistol..... the Medusa model 47!!! :p
     

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