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Old March 13, 2019, 20:31   #1
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So what is your favorite type of handgun

I have been buying and collecting handguns for almost six decades. During that time I have owned several hundreds of assorted handguns of all types.

My favorite and best liked are service handguns. Those that have been carried in the holsters of military personnel and police officers. To me they represent what a handgun is all about which is to serve as a personal defense weapon on the battlefield and on the street.

So what kind of handgun is your favorite?

And so it goes.


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Old March 13, 2019, 20:57   #2
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4 inch, blue, Model 19 Smith and Wesson

From 1 foot to 100 yds, just gets the job done.
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Old March 13, 2019, 21:09   #3
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Browning HiPower, hands down. A nice and sleek high cap nine, and old school.
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Old March 13, 2019, 21:09   #4
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For pure functionality, a Glock 19 for me. I own a few and have been shooting them for a long time. Aren’t much to look at but I shoot them well.

From a vintage standpoint, I like older N-frame S&Ws.
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Old March 13, 2019, 21:14   #5
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I also like service handguns and dislike specialized models like the race guns they use in IPSC.
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Old March 13, 2019, 21:17   #6
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Colt 1911A1's. Especially in .38 Super.
Beretta 92's are a close 2nd.
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Old March 13, 2019, 21:30   #7
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Well from a functional EDC stand point my Glocks {27 & 30}. Nostalgia would be SAA types. Also like Beretta 92 series pistols, 1911s & N Frame Smiths.
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Old March 13, 2019, 21:32   #8
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Well,

My favorite pistols are paid for and in my safe.

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Old March 13, 2019, 21:36   #9
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Well,

My favorite pistols are paid for and in my safe.

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Favorite is one thing, what gets pulled out and used, depends on what is on hand and what job it is expected to be used for.
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Old March 13, 2019, 23:02   #10
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Old March 13, 2019, 23:37   #11
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My favorite is only what shoots straight and runs great. I hate having to chose a favorite but a 1911 45acp would be my last gun to sell before I die. With a 22LR conversion kit.
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Old March 14, 2019, 00:15   #12
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Old March 14, 2019, 07:22   #13
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I’m a Saturday Night Special kind of guy.

My favorite is the $2 kind you can tuck in the side of your shoe.
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Old March 14, 2019, 09:43   #14
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I don't have any favorite handgun, I have about 20 of them..

If I had to pick one I could not live without, my Ruger LCP. Seriously.

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Old March 14, 2019, 09:47   #15
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CZ 75 (9,10 and 41 AE).
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Old March 14, 2019, 10:02   #16
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CZ75 or S&W 686
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Old March 14, 2019, 11:00   #17
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Old March 14, 2019, 11:41   #18
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I like service pistols, too. Especially used ones. The honest wear on ‘em tells you some of their history.
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Old March 14, 2019, 11:42   #19
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I'm not much of a handgun guy, but I like my Hi Power for that classic appeal and my G19 for the fact that it's virtually indestructible. I have a brace of M&P 2.0's on my list, as well, since I like the way they feel and I shoot them well.
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Old March 14, 2019, 13:24   #20
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For pocket carry, make it a J-frame with internal hammer. Auto-loaders with single/double action with a decocker for safety. This would include CZ 75, Berreta 92, and other of that ilk. But then the 1911 never gets too old fashion to not prefer.
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Old March 14, 2019, 14:05   #21
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My Remington Rand 1911a1. Carried it as an LEO, it's 75 years old and I have had it for 34 of those years and it is still going strong...the one gun I own that I will never sell and it will go to the next generation when I am ready to pass it on or leave this planet.
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Old March 14, 2019, 15:30   #22
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Old March 14, 2019, 15:41   #23
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Have two, S&W model 66 357 mag & Colt 1911 model 70 45 acp
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Old March 14, 2019, 16:32   #26
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My favorite? What day is it? Seriously, a different bobble can turn my head most any time. Sometimes it is autos, pocket guns, wheelies, magnums, wonder nines, plastic, steel, big, little, blued, stainless, etc.
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Old March 14, 2019, 16:38   #27
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Old March 14, 2019, 19:02   #28
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I would say of guns I have owned or can legally own my list would be

1. Sig 229 legion amazing trigger
2. Sig 220 in 38 super with non heel relese ..Very good flat shooting gun
3. VP70z crap trigger but cool idea for a gun
4. HKP7M8 just a cool funky but very good shooting gun
5. HI power again lot of history and the whole shoulder stock thing
5. Would like to own the Treijo 22lr full auto pistols again just cool
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the one I have on me when I step out of the door.
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For pocket carry, make it a J-frame with internal hammer. Auto-loaders with single/double action with a decocker for safety. This would include CZ 75, Berreta 92, and other of that ilk. But then the 1911 never gets too old fashion to not prefer.
I ccw a J-frame Airweight (a 442) in the summertime and they’re hard to beat.
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^^^THIS^^^

the one I have on me when I step out of the door.

^^^AND THIS^^^





(Thanks to 4x401 and Artful for saying it for me.)
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Browning HiPower, hands down. A nice and sleek high cap nine, and old school.
Works for me.

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Muh S&W 629 Classic Hunter with smooth cylinder also looking for a 454 Casul with same cylinder attributes.

A day a Ruger Redhawks and Super Redhawks in 44 mag or 460 Smith & Wesson.

But I also likes my Colt 45's and Sig P229s.
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Right now I've just about finished my Ruger Old Model (3 screw) single action collection. Just looking for the right old model Bearcat to finish the collection.
I like the original actions over the 2 pin New Models any day, and I've had many of both.

My most recent addition was a minty 6.5" 1959 44 magnum Blackhawk.

There is a special place in my heart for my Magnaported S&W Model 57 (no dash).
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All of the pistols I own are my favorites. And I only have one that I wouldn't carry, and that is my Dad's old Colt Detective Special in 38 Colt. Nice pistol but puny round.

My daily carry is my CZ 75 D Compact in 9mm. It carries nice, ergonomics are perfect for me, and more accurate than I am.
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Hard to say. To own? I'd have to say my pair of Luger P08s and my 500 Linebaugh Ruger conversion.

To shoot? I do like my single actions, and the 500 is quite tame with 450 grain bullets at 775 fps (Trailboss loads). Thats still about 30% more powerful than the .44 Magnum and 2.5x the power of the .45 ACP according to the Taylor Knockout Formula. Its a 0.512 diameter bullet that only gets around the NFA restrictions on .50 cal handguns because the lands of the rifling are like 0.485 and wont let a 0.50 slug pass freely

Overall shooting pleasure? CZ75 hands down. I still cant explain why I just shoot better with it but it just does it for me. Its really the handgun the Hi Power wishes it was.

Runners up, my 4" GP100 or any good short barreled .357.
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The answer to the OP's original question is YES
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Guilty pleasure is my Colt Delta Elite

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