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BenjiEDF
07-08-2012, 19:04
Spin off from the Rifle thread. If you were starting from scratch BUT held the knowledge of firearms you do now what FOUR pistols would you buy first or consider absolutely essential? Again respond as minimally as make/model/caliber or as detailed as to why and explain the intended use.

My choices:
#1 Ruger Mark III .22lr (I have a standard but any config)
target practice/plinking/fun gun
#2 Glock 26 (subcompact carry gun)
comfortable carry gun with alot of firepower!
#3 Glock 19 (close to full size but still concealable)
carry gun/home defense, a very nice compromise
#4 Glock 23 (.40 SW is a powerful little round)
same as #3 but makes bigger holes :cool:

ronin.45
07-08-2012, 19:06
Ruger MKII stainless 5.5 bull barrel.

Glock 26 for carry

Glock 17 for competition

S&W 625 for awesomeness

Berto
07-08-2012, 19:08
Ruger MKII
K frame .38sp
Ruger SBH .44m
J frame .38sp

gocubs6
07-08-2012, 19:10
Well, I'm not sure if this is cheating.

But, I"d get the Glock 19 because it is a 9mm and an AA kit. That way, you get .22 to learn, but you get the same trigger pull and consistency.

Gregg702
07-08-2012, 19:15
GP100, Smith 638, Sig P226, Sig P239.

jakebrake
07-08-2012, 19:18
1911, s&w 686, glock 22, ruger mkII

Raven1967
07-08-2012, 19:20
S&W 2206 TGT Awesome 22
G26 great for everyday carry
HK USP 40 tough as hell and reliable
G19 everyone needs to own at least one

CJStudent
07-08-2012, 19:21
A compact carry pistol: Glock 26, M&P9c, etc.

A compact revolver: J-frame or the like.

A full-size revolver: My choice is a Ruger Security Six, but anything quality in .357 or bigger.

A .22: Ruger Mk or 22/45 series or the like.

countrygun
07-08-2012, 19:22
S&W 17 (K-22), Charter Bulldog .44 special, S&W 629 4", Glock 20.

This is assuming I can reload.

michael e
07-08-2012, 19:24
SW 610
1911 10mm
G20
G23
If Glock offered a compact frame 10mm I would replace the G23 with it.

grumpy1
07-08-2012, 19:50
SIG P226 9MM
SIG P220 .45
SIG P229 .40
Walther PPQ 9MM

I can't CCW in my state. If I could a Walther PPS 9MM would be in the mix.

KentuckyPatriot
07-08-2012, 20:09
Glock 23 or 22 with conversion barrels for .357 Sig and 9mm AND a .22LR conversion kit

S&W Shield in 9mm

S&W j-frame...your pick on model and barrel length OR S&W 686 in either 2.5, 3.0, or 4.0 inch barrel lengths

Glock 36 or 30SF (more likely the latter due to the full size mags being available to feed it)

If Dan Wesson's "pistol pack" were still available I would replace the revolvers listed above with the complete pistol pack (yes I know they called the revolver kit a pistol pack)
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a269/McGuireV10/DanWesson15-2.jpg

Ferdinandd
07-08-2012, 20:25
Ruger Mark II if you can get one, III if not - 5.5 or 6.785 barrel.

Glock 17 - rugged, accurate, 9mm excellence.

A .45 1911 from reputable manufacturer in a good model; because everybody needs one.

Ruger GP100 or S&W 686 - robust, reliable, accurate, and highly versatile. If I had to limit the list to one handgun, this would be it.

Metal Angel
07-08-2012, 20:39
Glock 19. This is my current EDC and I love it. Good for carry, good for HD, just good. If I could only have one handgun it would be this (and it just so happens to be)

LCP? P238? 642? Sometimes the 19 is too big, and when it's too big, it's WAY too big... But I don't have a gun for this role yet so I'm not positive what it would be.

Colt series 80 1911. I know 1911 guys like the series 70... But I like firing pin blocks. They make me feel safer :dunno:

Barretta 92. Probably an M9 to be specific. I would have no purpose for it... I just kinda want one because it's the sidearm my country's soldiers have been carrying for my whole life. I'm not a soldier, but I am thankful for what our troops do for us pansies back home and I think the M9 would be a nice reminder for me.

Two Guns
07-08-2012, 21:15
Ruger LCR
G27
G23
G19
They are what I would need to do all things in my life.

Scott3670
07-08-2012, 21:27
OK, I'll play. Here's my list (in no partricular order):

1. Glock 26 for CCW
2. SIG P226 for home defense
3. CZ P07 for larger EDC
4. S&W M&P 9c for alternate carry

deadite
07-08-2012, 21:30
1911 in 45ACP or 10mm

Smith and Wesson model 41

H&K P7

Smith and Wesson model 15

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Creatism
07-08-2012, 21:36
Knowing what I know now and with my preferences taken into consideration, my list would go like this.
G36 ccw, actually in all honesty I prolly would have a lite weight commander instead.
Pf9 ccw deep cover
Railed 1911 home defense.
Either a 22 conversion for my 1911 or a beretta 92.


Typed from my iPhone with my thumbs!!

mj9mm
07-08-2012, 21:37
:dunno:ruger mark whatever
:dunno:glock 36
:dunno:taurus 24/7g2c, 9mm
:dunno:kahr p380
:dunno:are you serious, only 4? 'cuz i really want a glock 29sf now:whistling:

jp3975
07-08-2012, 21:38
Suppressed Ruger Mark II

Caracal F

Infinity 9mm.

UZI or mini-draco.

bigchuck83
07-08-2012, 21:41
ruger mkIII
Beretta m9a1- because i have one and the best shooter i ever had.
Glock 20sf = 10mm need i say more
1911 in 45 auto.

mingaa
07-08-2012, 21:50
Kahr TP 40 for IWB
Kahr PM 9 for pocket
Glock 22 for HD and major competition
Glock 34 for IDPA, other competition, HD and all around fun!

ViennaGambit
07-08-2012, 21:57
Ruger Single Six Convertable 5.5" (screw the MK .22 autos!!!)
S&W 686 Plus 4"
Glock 17
Glock 30

waltosha
07-08-2012, 22:04
1st a glock 27 it's a great carry gun pluss you can buy different barrels 2nd glock 23 cause it's a great carry gun pluss all of the same reason as the g27 and i don't like full size glocks and i like to have a duty gun and a back up 3rd glock 30 cause of all the above and its a 45 acp 4th a glock 26 great carry gun and and like the 27-23-30-26 you can use the same magazines and i know it's only supposed to be 4 but i have a 5th one a Beretta 92

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86brick
07-08-2012, 22:15
- SIG P226 9mm for range use/HD
- S&W 686 4" for range use/HD
- Ruger SP101 .357 2.25" barrel w/ bobbed hammer for CC
- SIG P239 9mm for CC

bac1023
07-09-2012, 00:57
1911
Browning Hi-Power
Ruger Mark III
Colt Python

Metal Angel
07-09-2012, 01:54
1911
Browning Hi-Power
Ruger Mark III
Colt Python

Mk. III, huh? I wouldn't have expected that from you.

Bruce M
07-09-2012, 06:09
K frame .22
J frame .38
P 226
1911

ca survivor
07-09-2012, 06:30
I'm glad to see 1911s are alive and well.

Brucev
07-09-2012, 08:00
[QUOTE=BenjiEDF;19175870]Spin off from the Rifle thread. If you were starting from scratch BUT held the knowledge of firearms you do now what FOUR pistols would you buy first or consider absolutely essential? Again respond as minimally as make/model/caliber or as detailed as to why and explain the intended use.

Not hard to figure out...

.22 LR - S&W Model 18. Just about idea for any use anyone would have for a .22 LR handgun, either at the range of in the woods/fields.

.38/.357 - S&W M-686 w/ 4" barrel. Again, for any use anyone might have for a handgun, from HD to range/field and woods, it is just about impossible to beat.

.45 ACP - Any good quality 1911... especially in stainless steel. Since it's inception no one has really come up with anything in any form whatsoever that is a better combination of caliber/weapon for every purpose from refined target shooting, sport shooting and the other sort of jobs for which one needs/might want a pistol.

9mm - For cc, etc., a Glock 19. It is small enough to cc while being large enough that just about anyone is able to use it well. And... given that it is the quintessential last word in hand held pistol perfection, there's really nothing more that intelligent men need to say. :whistling:

SpectreRider
07-09-2012, 21:09
1.) Glock 19
2.) LCP
3.) Mk III 5.5 Bull
4.) SR1911

Starting from scratch, that is the order I would replace them.

tim12232
07-09-2012, 21:25
G19, G21, 1911, S&W .357!!!
Own them and love them!

Shinesintx
07-09-2012, 21:38
P238 for EDC
HK 45 because I love it
G23- because I trust it
P229 in 40 with a 357 barrel

RJ's Guns
07-10-2012, 00:19
9mm - Rohrbaugh R9s: For everyday CCW I have not found anything more useful.

22LR - S&W K-22 (or S&W 617): I chose the K-22 over the S&W 41 because the revolver can be used at the range and I prefer the S&W K22 over the S&W 41 in the woods/fields.

38/357 - Colt Python: I like the Python the best of any 38/357 Revolver. It is a quality firearm and I wish that I had bought a couple more 20-30 years ago instead of holding out for “that really good deal” that never seemed to materialize.

45 ACP – 1911: It fits my hand the best of any handgun and the trigger can be made to be superb.

RJ

dcowboyscr
07-10-2012, 10:11
Walther PPQ 9mm
1911
Glock 17
HK USP .45

magiaaron
07-10-2012, 10:15
Glock 19
LCP
Sig P238
Ruger Mark III


-magiaaron

collim1
07-10-2012, 14:07
Everyone needs

a GI style 1911
a Sig P22x
a Glock 17
a Beretta 92
and a Ruger .22

SWIll
07-10-2012, 16:07
Service sized 9mm auto (SW MP 9, Glock 17, etc))
Service sized .38/.357 (GP 100, Security 6, SW 686)
J frame snubbie (SW 638/642/649 etc.)
Good 1911 style .45

HKLovingIT
07-10-2012, 16:21
G26 - for Carry
G17 Gen2 - for Home
H&K USP .45 Tactical with Can and Surefire X300/GG&G adapter - for .45 Fun (almost picked 1911)
.22 LR Revolver - for plinker for fun, hiking, camping, wabbits.

223shootersc
07-10-2012, 16:34
Ruger Mark II Target ss
Ruger Speed-Six 357 ss
Glock 17L
Glock 19

ArtCrafter
07-10-2012, 16:57
In order of relative "importance" (to me):

1) Airweight or AirLite J-frame .38 Special

2) Spare J-Frame (Carry guns are subject to loss for all kinds of reasons − some of them are even "legal.")

3) Quality .22 auto or revolver

4) Quality 1911

Larry V
07-10-2012, 18:30
Sig P229
Glock 21 Gen 4
HK P30 40
Sig 1911

elde
07-10-2012, 18:42
Well, I'll tell you what I DID do a few years ago:

Smith Model 27
Colt Series 70 1911
Browning HP
Glock 19

After many years and many, many guns later I still have them all.

VanguardMP
07-10-2012, 19:48
1) 1911 Commander in .45 ACP
2) G19 or SIG 228/229 in 9mm
3) S&W Model 19 or Model 340 in .357 Magnum
4) Ruger LCP in .380 ACP

In addition, I would have a .22 conversion kit for the 1911, G19, or SIG.

VMP

APERS
07-10-2012, 21:13
Single Six .22/.22WMR
GP100
Glock 17 or M&P9 or XD9
Glock23 or 22

Batesmotel
07-10-2012, 21:47
Smith 41
Colt SSA
Les Baer 1911
Thompson Encore

CDR_Glock
07-10-2012, 21:58
Ruger Mark II Competition: Plinking

Glock 30: Concealed carry

Smith and wesson 627, 8 round 357 Magnum

1911: Because I can.

rednoved
07-10-2012, 22:10
My choices:
#1 Glock 19 - 9mm
#2 Ruger Mark III - .22 LR
#3 S&W 686 4" - .357 Magnum/.38 Special
#4 Ruger LCP - .380 ACP


I had a hard time narrowing it down to four. Five was my magic number. It was a toss up for the #4 spot. My other choice was a Colt 1911 - .45 ACP. I like the Colt more than the Ruger, but if I am making a list that I could consider absolutely essential, the Ruger LCP is a great conceal option. Pocket carry or backup.

pmwglock19
07-11-2012, 08:01
I would choose:

1. Ruger LCR in 38 spl
2. Ruger LCR in 22lr
3. Glock 17 in 9mm
4. S&W 686 + in 357/38 spl

brtarr
07-11-2012, 10:48
Ruger standard .22
glock 27 EDC
J frame .38
glock 23 winter time

fnfalman
07-11-2012, 10:52
Browning Buckmark .22LR for plinking, training, and small games harvesting.
SIG Sauer P228 9mm for self-defense.
Ruger SuperRedhawk .44 Magnum for large game harvesting and long range target shooting
SW 625 .45ACP for self-defense and just general fun shooting. It's my favorite wheelgun.

Jason D
07-11-2012, 17:34
M1911
S&W model 14
S&W model 27
S&W model 29

SLO1911Fan
07-11-2012, 21:45
9mm 1911
.45 1911 Commander
CZ SP01
10mm 1911

Seeing a pattern here? I might switch the 10mm for a .357 J-frame or M&P 9mm.

45caldan
07-12-2012, 12:44
1911 .45 just HAVE to!
PPQ 9mm
Ruger MKII .22
J frame (640)

But I want a small 9mm, a .357 and a .44 also! :eyebrow:

delinder
07-12-2012, 19:40
1911
Glock 34
Sig 210
Glock 19

MGman
07-12-2012, 20:35
1911
G21 Gen4
Walther PPQ
S&W 442

brianfede
07-12-2012, 20:40
for me its

1. 1911
2. Sig P226 Dark Elite
3. Colt SAA .45
4. HK P7

WarEagle32
07-13-2012, 17:53
1. Glock 19 Gen 4
2. Glock 26 Gen 4
3. Ruger LCP
4. CZ 85 Combat

barth
07-13-2012, 18:12
Glock G27/357
Sig Sauer P239/357
S&W M65-3/357
S&W M640-1/357
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BenjiEDF
07-14-2012, 00:18
Anybody notice a pattern here???
Glock G27/357
Sig Sauer P239/357
S&W M65-3/357
S&W M640-1/357


Yeah you like the color red. :rofl:

ratf51
07-14-2012, 08:31
OK, here goes my 2-cents worth--

First off, categories:
.22lr-- anything handgun, revolver or semi-auto.
Double action revolver-- centerfire, common caliber, 4" barrel minimum.
Full size semi-auto-- centerfire, minimum 9mm.
EDC-- revolver or semi-auto, smaller than full size, .380ACP and .38 Special minimum calibers.

Specifics:
Ruger MKII/MKIII
S&W 686
Glock 22
Glock 23

45caldan
07-14-2012, 13:37
OK, here goes my 2-cents worth--

First off, categories:
.22lr-- anything handgun, revolver or semi-auto.
Double action revolver-- centerfire, common caliber, 4" barrel minimum.
Full size semi-auto-- centerfire, minimum 9mm.
EDC-- revolver or semi-auto, smaller than full size, .380ACP and .38 Special minimum calibers.

Specifics:
Ruger MKII/MKIII
S&W 686
Glock 22
Glock 23

I also think categories is more important.
EVERYONE should include a .22 of some sort!

Novocaine
07-14-2012, 16:03
G19
G20
642

5" 1911 IF we can play extra barrels/ uppers game. G20 alone will cover most common auto calibers including .22 and then some authoritative semi-exotics.

Otherwise, 5" 41

Jim Watson
07-14-2012, 17:01
I got pretty close to this decision when the house burned in 2010. My friends rescued my guns while I was in hospital.
If they had not, I would likely have gone all-Plastic M&P except for scrounging up a High Standard .22

M&P Pro for IDPA
M&P standard for house gun
M&P compact for concealed carry.

gunsmoke92
07-14-2012, 20:02
Ruger Single Six, .22 because everyone should have a .22.

S&W model 49, .38 spl carry

S&W model 28, 4", .357 because everyone should have an N frame .357.

Ruger Redhawk, 4", .44mag for those days in the boonies when a .22 just won't cut it.

As you can see, I chose revolvers. They work, are very accurate, require no special manual of arms (the original point and click), and are not ammo picky. Rugers because they're tanks, Smiths because they're classic, all because they're reliable.

AZL
07-14-2012, 21:53
1. Smith & Wesson Model 22A .22lr (You could pick any quality .22 autoloader, but the 22A has become my personal favorite over the last few years.

2. Smith & Wesson Model 686 4". Tougher than the K Frame, and .38/.357 capable.

3. Glock 17

4. Uberti replica of the .44 Cal 1860 Army revolver I add this because stocking up on a zillion percussion caps is a LOT cheaper than the same amount of ammo. You CAN make your own black powder and cast your own bullets. It just makes sense to ME to have a good percussion revolver if TSHTF.

MrGlock21
07-15-2012, 00:23
..
I had a hard time narrowing it down to four. Five was my magic number. ....

6 is even more magic...

Glock19
Glock 20
Beretta Nano
Ruger 7.5 SRH 454
1911
LCR

Jack23
07-15-2012, 10:54
Ruger MK II
SnW N frame .44 special
Ruger SR1911
Glock-36

bsg1
07-15-2012, 16:24
w german Sig Sauer P220 .45 ACP

w german Sig Sauer P226

G26

S&W prelock Model 60

In2deep
07-15-2012, 18:16
GLOCK 19
XD-40
Kimber ultra raptor pro 45
S&w 686

:bluesbrothers:

MLittle
07-15-2012, 20:49
1) Sig Sauer P220 Carry - my edc and home defense
2) Colt Single Action Army - for the history and beauty
3) Ruger GP100 - for the rush of full-bore 357 shooting
4) Colt Commander - everyone should own a 1911

M1A Shooter
07-15-2012, 21:35
Glock 35 for pure awesome :) along with a 9mm and .357sig conversion barrel as well as an AA .22lr kit - is that cheating?
glock 23 set up the same as the 35 :)
Ruger LCP as i think everyone needs a pocket pistol
Lastly, i would probably bui.d a 6" Glock 20L with a LWD upper - maybe a nice 1911 but I shoot my Glocks much better, which is wierd i know.

I Shooter
07-15-2012, 23:08
S&W 629 4", Glock 36, Slab sided Ruger Mark lll and a Thompson Contender in 7mm tcu. That would take care of it for me. Those are the ones I use now. I have others but they just sit in the safe.

NEOH212
07-15-2012, 23:49
HK 45 :number1:

HK USP Compact 9/40/45 (You pick the caliber.)

Sig P229 9/40 (You pick the caliber.)

Glock 22 Gen 4.

Haldor
07-16-2012, 06:15
1: Ruger Mark II or Browning Buckmark, with threaded barrel. .22LR Trainer, all around plinking, suppressor host.
2: Glock 33 plus threaded 9mm conversion barrel. Personal defense weapon, suppressor host.

3: S&W Model Model 629, 4" - 6" barrel. Handgun hunting, long range plinking. Hunting bug

4: Glock 34. Race gun, competition.

5: Bonus pistol would be a Ruger LCP/Keltec P3AT for bug/summer wear.

Comedian
07-16-2012, 08:25
Caracal C for carry.
Caracal F for home defense.
HK P30 for being awesome.
Sig P226 for range.
HK45 honorable mention.

Bren
07-16-2012, 09:11
S&W J-frame .38, Glock 27, 1911 .45 and a 4" S&W .367.

todd river
07-16-2012, 18:03
at this point
I have 4 pistols
2 mark111's target one stainless & one blue plated.
I wished I never saw the stainless at the gun range.

Glock 19 gen 3

Ruger lcp

I am now itching to buy another pistol. I will probably
stick with 9mm because of the price of the ammo.

257 roberts
07-16-2012, 18:17
S&W J frame (642)
Glock 19
Colt Commander LW 45acp
Colt Gold Cup 45acp

checkyoursix
07-17-2012, 10:37
Nice game

Ruger MKII or III for plinking
Sig 225 for conceal carry
Walther P99 AS
Glock 17 gen4 for competition.

Rustin
07-17-2012, 11:49
Easy.

FS 1911 in .45 Auto.
Glock 26.
Glock 17.
Lightweight .38spl revolver.

All bases covered. Get a .22 conversion kit for the 1911 and your good to go!

glock2740
07-17-2012, 14:51
I'm sure this list would change, but here goes...
1) Ruger Single Six .22LR/.22 Mag conv.
2) Glock G19 9mm
3) GP100 .357 Magnum
4) 1911 in .45ACP

qas1178
07-18-2012, 14:16
How about

1.Ruger GP100 4 inch barrel 357 mag or 38 spl
2.Ruger Redhawk 7.5 inch barrel 44 mag or 44 spl
3.Glock 20 10mm with factory barrel and aftermarket 6 inch KKM barrel
4.Glock 31 357sig with factory G22 40S&W barrel and aftermarket 9mm conversion barrel by Lone Wolf Distributors.

BOOM!

barta
07-18-2012, 14:58
1) Glock 17
2) Glock 36
3) Ruger GP100
4) Beretta 70s

KingWalleye
07-18-2012, 20:55
Glock 19 A good a defensive handgun as any.
Ruger GP-100 Will shoot full house loads all day long. More than accurate enough for taking deer sized game.
Ruger MK II .22's are cheap and plentiful and more deadly than people think.

I don't have a 4th. Maybe an LCR or J-frame either one in .357 for when anything bigger is out of the question.

GWG19
07-18-2012, 21:23
Going to buy today, I would go with:
Glock 17
Ruger 1911
Ruger Wiley Clapp GP100
Colt Goverment 380

Alternative list
Colt Wiley Clapp 1911 commander
Glock 19
Ruger Wiley Clapp GP100
1911 22, either GSG or Colt

CanMan
07-18-2012, 22:55
Ruger MK II or S&W 617..would have to flip a coin or roll the dice to decide.

S&W J-Frame.

G19

S&W M57

Warp
07-18-2012, 22:56
I only have five pistols. I would choose four of them.

Glock 26, 3rd gen
Glock 19, 3rd gen
Smith and Wesson 642
Ruger GP100, 4" stainless .357

TENWHEELER
08-15-2012, 12:04
Sig Mosquito - .22 cheap fun
Kimber CDP Pro 1911.45
Ruger SP101 .357
Sig TACOPS 1911





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G26S239
08-15-2012, 12:17
1. Glock 26
2. HK USPc45
3. Ruger LCP
4. Sig P229R 40/357

http://i45.tinypic.com/mrv6.jpg

oldman11
08-15-2012, 12:45
G29, G30, G33, S&W Shield 9mm.

Warp
08-15-2012, 14:23
nvm, I already responded about a month ago

MLittle
08-15-2012, 16:16
Colt Commander (classic 1911 by the original manufacturer and everyone should own 1).
Colt Single Action Army (major historical firearm with classic lines and fun to shoot)
Sig Sauer P220 Carry (a classic design since 1975 and my ccw)
Smith and Wesson 442/642 (another classic....pocket handgun)

WarEagle32
08-15-2012, 17:20
1. Glock 19
2. Glock 26
3. 1911 5 inch 1911 45
4. Ruger LCP

Rockimook
08-15-2012, 17:23
G21 or 1911
SP101 357
P95
Shield 40

GlockFish
08-15-2012, 17:34
GP100 357. Because everyone needs a good 357 magnum.

Glock 26. 10 +1 in a small, easy to IWB carry package.

Glock 17. Battle gun. 17 +1 (19 +1 with +2 mag ext). This and an extra mag or two and you can take out small nations.

Ruger LCP. Small. Very concealable. When you must absolutely carry and not be noticed, this is it.

JaPes
08-15-2012, 17:52
1. Ruger MKIII Standard 4.75" Barrel - A great .22lr for inexpensive practice sessions. It's built like a tank. Pair it with a McFadden Ultimate Clip loader for quick mag reloading.

2. S&W M&P 9fs - Superb ergonomics. Several factory options for different combinations of safeties. 9mm is available from inexpensive practice rounds to premium defensive loads.

3. Ruger SR1911 - Everyone needs a 1911. The Ruger SR1911 is made in the U.S.A. It's not a super tight clearance custom 1911, nor is it a sloppy tolerance 1911. It's just right for the casual 1911 enthusiast. It's not ammo picky.

4. S&W, Ruger, or Taurus .357 Magnum revolver, pick your cylinder capacity & barrel length. Everyone needs a revolver. There is just something special about revolvers. Taking the time to learn to shoot a DA revolver trigger makes shooting everything else easier. You can shoot .38 Special, .38 Special +P, and .357 Magnum.

40frank
08-15-2012, 18:16
My list:
1. Ruger SP101- because it is the best compact revolver on the planet :supergrin:
2. Glock 19
3. S&W model 19
4. Colt SAA

mtnglide
08-16-2012, 11:10
I like the ones that I currently have.

Walther P22 - Just because it is so much fun to shoot
Kahr CM9 - T-Shirt pistol
Kahr P45 - Normal EDC (Nothing encourages politeness like a .45 pointed at your head)
Glock 19 - If I had to pick one.

Wolfdad
08-16-2012, 12:49
G36, G19, SA RO 1911, S&W 629-4in.

s&wfan
08-16-2012, 13:03
Ruger 22/45
Sig P220
HK45
Beretta 92FS

jim goose
08-17-2012, 20:24
1..Browning buckmark. I have one, and its a tack driver.
2. Browning hi power. Its a legend.
3. g17. The original
4. H&K 45 compact. For everyday use.

Tallahassee
08-17-2012, 20:56
Sig P228
Smith and Wesson 686
Smith and Wesson 642
A full size 1911

OctoberRust
08-18-2012, 06:18
Spin off from the Rifle thread. If you were starting from scratch BUT held the knowledge of firearms you do now what FOUR pistols would you buy first or consider absolutely essential? Again respond as minimally as make/model/caliber or as detailed as to why and explain the intended use.

My choices:
#1 Ruger Mark III .22lr (I have a standard but any config)
target practice/plinking/fun gun
#2 Glock 26 (subcompact carry gun)
comfortable carry gun with alot of firepower!
#3 Glock 19 (close to full size but still concealable)
carry gun/home defense, a very nice compromise
#4 Glock 23 (.40 SW is a powerful little round)
same as #3 but makes bigger holes :cool:

Glock 19

Glock 19

some sort of revolver in .357 magnum w/ 5 inch barrel

some sort of revolver in .44 magnum with 6 inch barrel

BuckyP
08-18-2012, 06:29
I would need a daily carry, deep concealment, and low and high end competitions guns.

At this very moment I'd go in order of Acquisition.
1. GLOCK 30
2. GLOCK 34/35 (More likely the 34, since I'm also listing the STI .40)
3 XDS
4. STI / SV .40 wide body.

Wolf Spyder
08-18-2012, 19:33
My four handguns of choice;


Glock 20 (3rd gen) in 10mm with marine spring cups, night sights & a 40 S&W barrel

Glock 29 (3rd gen) in 10mm with marine spring cups, night sights & a 40 S&W barrel

Colt 1911 Rail Gun in 10mm with night sights & a fitted 40 S&W barrel

Glock 19 with night sights, marine spring cups, & a .22lr conversion upper.

fasteddie565
08-19-2012, 10:39
A Ruger Mk III or 22/45

A S&W K Frame like a 65

S 44 Magnum

A 1911 in 45 ACP.

Pitt
08-19-2012, 20:28
ONLY 4:

1. S&W M&P 22 (plinking and training)
2. Ruger SR9 (fighting pistol/home defense/SHTF)
3. Ruger SR9 (spare fighting pistol)
4. S&W 442 (BUG)
OR
4. S&W M&P 9 Shield

marano
08-20-2012, 18:28
Ruger Single Six Convertable

S&W 649 bodyguard .38

Glock 21

Ruger Service Six .357 magnum

Texas-Glock
08-26-2012, 17:01
.38 Special (Any reputable mfg.)
.45ACP 1911 (Any reputable mfg.)
G19
G22

cleatis1234
08-30-2012, 12:02
List depends on mission; fun, survival or duty?

Fun
1. G34 for games
2. G17 for backup and carrying (same mags save $$$)
3. S&W 629. Because magnums are cool.
4. Ruger Mk III cause they're fun.

Survival;
1. G17 or 22 for defense (ammo for either will be as readily available as ammo can be under survival situations, though the 17 holds two more rounds).
2. G19 or 23 for concealed backup of G17 (match caliber to carry gun for mag interchangeability).
3. S&W 629 to hunt big stuff to eat.
4. Mk III to hunt small stuff to eat.

Duty;
1. G34 or 35 for carry.
2. G19 or 23 for concealed backup (match caliber to carry gun for mag interchangeability).
3. G18 for those times when semi-auto just isn't enough.
4. Ruger Mk III with red dot to dispatch rabid skunks at distance.

Trent
08-30-2012, 13:36
I'm assuming you mean the actual term for pistols (i.e., handgun) and not the invented distinction by some pseudo experts between semi-auto and revolver.

1. Ruger single six with convertible cylinder (.22 LR/.22 Magnum).
2. Smith & Wesson M&P 9c
3. Colt 1911 Enhanced Government
4. Dan Wesson 44 Magnum with 4" and 8" barrels.

Short Cut
08-30-2012, 13:48
Ok, you said pistol so I'm going with semi autos.

Baer 1911
Sig P220
Glock 34
Browning Buckmark

vafish
08-30-2012, 15:30
Only need 3

Ruger mkiii

Glock 23

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2740dmx
08-30-2012, 17:03
Ruger .22 (Mk?)

Glock 19

Sig P220

Colt 1911A1

TexasGlockster
08-30-2012, 19:48
1) Glock 23 with a Storm Lake 40-9 conversion and Storm Lake .357 Sig Barrel.

Cheating? Maybe...but with the G23 you can do that! http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/images/smilies/tongue%20out.gif

2) Glock 26 or S&W Shield (haven't decided for sure yet but I'm leaning towards the 26).

3) S&W Model 686 Plus or Model 60

4) S&W Model 360

dhoomonyou
08-30-2012, 20:23
Ruger mk2 bull barrel
Glock 27
Glock 23
Another glock 27

gocubs6
08-31-2012, 14:46
CZ 75 P01
CZ 75 SP01
1911
Sig 226

SLO1911Fan
09-01-2012, 12:04
9mm 1911
.45 1911
10mm 1911 - If barrel switching is allowed throw in a .40 and .357 sig on this. Maybe a .22 kit as well.

And then maybe a CZ 75 variant or a S&W model 19 just because I feel guilty for neglecting a revolver.

seamaster
09-01-2012, 19:40
1. CZ 75 PCR (with kadet conversion kit)
2. CZ 75 B SA (uses same conversion kit)
3. Sig P226 West German (with 22 conversion kit)
4. Subcompact 9mm for ccw. Your choice!

I don't own any 22lr pistols but I love my conversion kits. I sold them after getting conversion kits. The kadet kit is rimfire perfection!