Sidearm of choice

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by sippindrank, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. sippindrank

    sippindrank New Member

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    Ok **** is hittin' the fan and your guns & gear are all packed up ready to roll, however, we all know that no matter what or how much we have packed a pistol will forever be attached to the hip/thigh...what sidearm are you puttin' your life on?
     
  2. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Should be obvious for me. M&P 40 with 9mm barrel and mags on the side.
     

  3. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    With no regard to being able to scavenge ammo later, Glock 31 and 33 in .357Sig. For being able to scavenge ammo later, FN FNX or Springfield XD Target. A Ruger MK III or Walther P-22 might make a nice secondary or BOB pistol.
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    any one of them that i own! if i can't depend on them, then i don't need to own it, or it needs to be gone!
     
  5. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    I will strap on my unbreakable forever gun.. never even needs the little turn hand changed.. unlike the competing designs from Smith and Colt: The Ruger GP100, 4 inch .357 Magnum in the Royal Phoenix Edition with the factory trigger job and the self illuminating fiberoptic FSP.

    First rounds count and which this gun I never miss my first shot at handgun distances.
     

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  6. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    If it's not 100% it gets gone. More than likely though it will be my Para LTC on my hip. That thing is a great shooter. For an outdated 1911 with an alloy frame.:rolleyes:
     
  7. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My wife's choice is a Para LDA CCW. Thin, light, full-size 1911 with smooth trigger and bobbed hammer. Paras are great, IF you can ever find them.
     
  8. GunsGodAndCountry

    GunsGodAndCountry New Member

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    Im going with my M&P 9 and probably also a S&W 686...its not cheating, I have two sides to strap guns to :)
     
  9. txpossum

    txpossum New Member

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    My choice would depend on the facts specific to the situation. I believe that the 1911 is the best combat handgun there is; that the .357 magnum revolver is the best general purpose handgun; and that a .22 is the one to carry if you're going to have to be humping all your ammo for a while.

    I would always have a .22 pistol somewhere in my gear; either my Ruger Mk I or my Ruger Single Six Convertible with both cylinders. If I knew I was going to fight my way clear, my twenty year old Springfield 1911 would be handy; if it was escape, evade, and survive, then my Smith Model 28 would be the one.
     
  10. DrumJunkie

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    Man I love the LDA triggers. Simply fantastic!
    You're right you don't see many Paras out there. And you never see them used. My usual reply to the Para sucks crowd is go to gunbroker and look up any other 1911 you want then look up Para Ord and tell mew how many you see used. You just don't see them hardly ever used. I own two para pistols (got a P16 .40 too) and both are more accurate than I am and have never failed. That double stack on a 1911 like frame took some getting used to though..heh. I'm trying to talk a friend of mine out of His TAC Four.
     
  11. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Nice choices, now you just need a 1911-22:cool:
     
  12. JW357

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    My number 1 choice is a S&W 327PD. It is a relatively lightweight revolver, coming in at 24.3 ounces. Yet, it is an 8 shot .357 Magnum revolver. Can you say "yes please?" Because GGandC is correct that we actually have two hips... The other gun is a S&W model 617, which is a 10 shot .22 LR that I would use for critter-ing.

    Why wheel guns, you might say? Quite frankly, if I'm in a situation like that I don't want to have to rely on magazines that I may or may not be able to keep in my possession.

    I own neither of those guns currently, by the way. Out of the guns I DO currently own, first it would be my S&W 66, which is "only" a six shot wheel gun. Second choice is my M&P9c. Not the best choice though, as I only have one magazine for it.
     
  13. Doc3402

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    S&W Mod 66 4" barrel.
     
  14. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I only have two center fire pistols, a ruger SP101 in .357 and a Dan Wesson mdl 40 in .357 maximum with an 8 in barrel. I would probably take the ruger with a couple speed strips.
     
  15. Jagermeister

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    9mm is most common round for pistols in my neck of the woods. I would choose my Sig Sauer P226r. It is accurate, reliable and ergonomic. Oh, and very sexy.
     
  16. dalefan88

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    My bersa ultra carry and beretta 92fs.
     
  17. 25-5

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    I'm right next to Chicago. No real chance to bug out. And I'm older now.
    Got a nice flat spot on the roof for me and my M1A. But, if I need to run to Mickey D's for a coffee, I'd carry my Series 70 1911. We know each other so well.
     
  18. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    My ever day carry is one of several kahrs.
     
  19. FrontierTCB

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    Probably my G22 (.40 of course but will bring a 9mm conv. bbl). Two rounds out of one sidearm.

    Only one question. S is Hing T F everywhere! Where are we going?
     
  20. Glockanista

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    Glock 22 along with my 40-9 conversion barrel. Being able to shoot .40 or 9mm out of the same gun does provide more options.