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03-18-2018 05:18 PM
manimalist
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Originally Posted by ksmedman View Post
I read that it was a G26. 9mm.
I really like your sig.

"We must reject the idea that every time a law is broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker.
It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions."


--Ronald Reagan
03-18-2018 03:39 PM
Outpost75
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Originally Posted by jstert View Post
ruger single action multi caliber revolver, either a blackhawk 357/38/9 or single six 22lr/wmr...
Both of my Ruger Vaqueros in .44 Magnum and .44-40 have HUGE forcing cones, large enough to accept a .44-40 cartridge, case neck and all with free space all around it!

Inserting a .45 Colt bullet pulled from a factory round suggests their forcing cones were cut to normal dimensions for a .45!

It appears that Ruger didn't change their setup when changing from .45 to .44 Vaquero barrels. I say this because both of my Vaqueros, built two years apart, were cut this way.

Comparing both .44 Vaquero forcing cones to the one in my .45 Blackhawk convertible, I tried both Blackhawk cylinders (.45 ACP and .45 Colt) for fit in both Vaquero frames. They fit, timed and indexed with acceptable cylinder gap. Having FOUR interchangible cylinders in .44-40, .44 Magnum, .45 ACP and .45 Colt entertains interesting fantasies for expedient ammo exploitation after “TEOTWAWKI.” Hmmmm….

Knowing from prior experience that Ruger are “hell for strong.” I decided, for academic curiosity to shoot some factory 255-grain, standard pressure lead bullet .45 Colts and some GI hardball in .45 ACP through both Vaqueros to see how well the "Squeeze Bore" Ruger .45/.44’s performed. Both 5-1/2" and 7-1/2" guns shot normally, to the sights, and cases ejected easily. I'll pack my 5-1/2" Ruger Vaquero, four cylinders and shoot anything I can find that fits.
03-18-2018 11:59 AM
the cow I would go with my Springfield TRP 10mm. Fits most 1911 holsters. Can use 45ACP mags in a pinch. 10mm is an exceptionally versatile round. Downside is that it is not a readily available round.
02-19-2018 01:48 PM
jknova
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Originally Posted by frontloader View Post
i'm a .45LC fan .. and old school, I have several handguns, but if i could only keep 1..it would be my Uberti 1858 BP revolver with .45LC and .45 ACP conversion cylinders. ohhh and im looking to get the .22 conversion cylinder too...
So, the OP asked about one handgun to cover all needs, including home defense, and your answer is a replica of a historic gun that can shoot low-pressure .45 ACP and low-pressure .45 Colt in addition to black powder? Why not get a real .45 Colt gun (example, Ruger Vaquero) or real .45 ACP gun (example, - numerous), or even a real .45 Colt gun with a .45 ACP conversion cylinder?
02-19-2018 11:43 AM
cement head I'd say a Ruger GP 100 4 inch in either Blued or stainless. in 357 of course.
02-15-2018 01:14 PM
frontloader i'm a .45LC fan .. and old school, I have several handguns, but if i could only keep 1..it would be my Uberti 1858 BP revolver with .45LC and .45 ACP conversion cylinders. ohhh and im looking to get the .22 conversion cylinder too...
02-12-2018 09:43 PM
ksmedman
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Originally Posted by justin22885 View Post
did they mention in the video which caliber that glock was? i didnt hear mention of it being 9mm
I read that it was a G26. 9mm.
02-12-2018 09:21 PM
GoodPrepper Was a Gen 3 Glock 19 for me but then I discovered the HK Vp9 and now it’s my everything gun.
I can conceal it just as easily and it is mechanically more accurate than the Glock though I can’t speak to improvements on the Gen 5.
02-10-2018 06:12 PM
kilowatt2736 Given the choice...of one gun... I'd pick 38/357 revolver.
That's not say that other choices aren't attractive.
A SIG P325 in 45 ACP with 22LR and 9mm conversion sets. Though realistically things that convert to other things are cool I never found myself swapping parts that much... Like Dan Wesson revolvers back in the day...you could get any barrel length you wanted and swap them at will... but realistically....just pick one and shoot it.
4" or 5" revolvers are good compromise and some think they shoot the 5" better though others can't tell the dif and the 4" packs more comfortably.
I find the more choices you have the harder it is to make a decision. no matter what the subject is. And so not having a gun I can swap to multiple other calibers makes that option less viable.
Didn't learn to shoot a semi-auto til late in life so have less experience handling them and thus more confidence with any revolver and having experienced buttery smooth double action revolvers and those that were not so much clearly my pick would have a smooth double action, good sights and a stockpile of that guns fav ammo.
11-07-2017 04:53 PM
theblindman94 Does it count as "1 gun" if I carry multiple of the same thing? If I could get away with that, then it'd be multiple converted model 1860's!
11-07-2017 01:15 AM
44 Flattop Eight pages of reading and I still can't make a decision!

I guess I'm going to look at it like this. What gun do I automatically grab the few times we enjoyed uninvited guests late at night? Oddly enough, my old .44 Ruger Flattop. I've carried and shot it for thirty years or more, it's usually on my belt. Killed a truckload of deer and elk, a few bear, and oodles of small game, including grouse with it. Even carry to it town occasionally when I have to venture out to a big city.

Then there's my 4" .44 Colt Anaconda. Killed more deer with it than the Ruger, but not as many elk or bear. Prob'ly more grouse. Really a slick gun with all the thousands of rounds down the tube.

Or a full sized 1911. Don't own any plastic guns, just never could get into them. Not going to choose any of my S&Ws, the half-dozen or more I've owned never really stood up to heavy loads, nor volume. Still have a box of hands around here from changing them out every 3K rounds.

Although I've shot the Flattop so much it was rebuilt not long ago, I'm going with it. There might even be a backup or two around here for it, or twelve... Plus I can load them down or as heavy as I need.

But I'll never have to choose just one.
11-06-2017 04:41 PM
CL01 The one pistol fits all isn't really realistic, as if someone's into firearms, they're probably going to have multiple ones AND quite a bit of ammo (Factory, reloading, or both).

Personally, if I was limited to one only, then I'd have to go buy one because it'd probably be a Glock 29 or 20 (10mm) as you can get a .40 cal & .357 Sig barrels for it.

Given what I have, I'd probably go with my G30S, though I'd be tempted to go with one of my 1911s.

Your handgun should be a secondary firearm anyways as you should have a good rifle.
11-05-2017 12:21 AM
ROCK6 If restricted to one pistol, it would be a very dark future for us all

Although I do have and like the G19, if I was truly trying to limit myself to one handgun for multiple purposes, I would probably go with the Glock 23 for a much more versatile platform.

Not only could you go .40S&W (which I like for backcountry carry using 200gr hardcast ammo), you could add a .357 Sig barrel. Also, you could add a 9mm barrel and just ensure you keep dozen or three 9mm magazines on hand as that's the only issue I've had shooting 9mm with my G23 conversion barrel.

Also, you could add a quality .22LR conversion kit.

If it's an MOD, you could add an RDS, a few threaded barrels for suppressors and of course a light for HD.

Possibly add a CAA RONI kit to turn your CCW into a carbine or pistol/SBR.

A lot of versatility with one firearm.

ROCK6
11-01-2017 09:05 AM
MichaelE HK USP45 Compact.
11-01-2017 08:30 AM
Marlin94
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Originally Posted by Blackrock View Post
I agree 100%. A lot of argument is had here about what cartridges will be available post SHTF. My answer has always been to stock up on what ever you happen to like as post SHTF NOTHING will be available. Just look at the last few years. We went for quite awhile where nothing was available. You couldn't get a lot of rifle ammo, very very little pistol ammo and for quite awhile no 22lr at all.
So my advise like above is stock up on what you need/want and don't plan on ANY resupply. What you have is all you will have.
Well thats because everyone had it in their houses. The thought is you should stock up on the standard calibers because you will be more likely to find it being used by your enemies or in the house of your deceased neighbor who died of health problems.

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11-01-2017 07:45 AM
Blackrock
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Originally Posted by Miles2go View Post
I agree. If you can scavenge ammo I'm sure you can find a weapon or two from the guys you used up all your previous ammo on, right? The whole "scavenge ammo" idea plays exactly ZERO roll in my choice of firearms or calibers. I think the best plan is to go to Walmart while we still have Walmarts and buy a bunch of your favorite ammo and put it in the closet.

Don't get me wrong, I still like square plastic 9mm's and AR-15s. I like almost everything though, so maybe my opinion isn't as valuable as others'.
I agree 100%. A lot of argument is had here about what cartridges will be available post SHTF. My answer has always been to stock up on what ever you happen to like as post SHTF NOTHING will be available. Just look at the last few years. We went for quite awhile where nothing was available. You couldn't get a lot of rifle ammo, very very little pistol ammo and for quite awhile no 22lr at all.
So my advise like above is stock up on what you need/want and don't plan on ANY resupply. What you have is all you will have.
11-01-2017 01:23 AM
Miles2go
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Originally Posted by Lepus Antilocapra View Post
I read here frequently that we should plan to scavenge ammo for our polymer striker fired semis from the military and police, and that should drive our weapons choices. Seems to me that if there will be such ammo available to scavenge, the weapons to go with it will likewise be available. But I might be mistaken.
I agree. If you can scavenge ammo I'm sure you can find a weapon or two from the guys you used up all your previous ammo on, right? The whole "scavenge ammo" idea plays exactly ZERO roll in my choice of firearms or calibers. I think the best plan is to go to Walmart while we still have Walmarts and buy a bunch of your favorite ammo and put it in the closet.

Don't get me wrong, I still like square plastic 9mm's and AR-15s. I like almost everything though, so maybe my opinion isn't as valuable as others'.
10-27-2017 10:42 AM
Blackrock For me if I could only have one pistol it would be a Commander size 1911, most likely the Springfield Champion.

First I really like the 1911. It has been around for 100+ years and has proven it's abilities. Second is the availability of parts. In a scenario where I could only have one pistol it is likely a situation where external support will not be available so I would have to rely on myself for all support. Yes I am a factory trained Armorer for Glock, Smith and Wesson and 1911's, but as far as parts availability goes you can't beat the 1911.
Finally for my needs the 45acp just works, It works great with cast bullets and is a breeze to reload with many different powders.

As far as the Commander size it has always seemed the best option for me as a compromise between a full size duty type gun and a true concealment gun. So when it;s all said and done that's what works for me.
10-27-2017 01:54 AM
Lepus Antilocapra
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Originally Posted by Miles2go View Post
I really don't like kicking the coals of this dead fire...but I will a little. I'm surprised there is not much faith in a .44 revolver. A 200g hollow point at 1600 fps is kind of a thumper. Over 1100 foot pounds of energy -more than a .223. (966 fp at 100y -same as a .223 at 100y). As far as it being a "man stopper" I think it would be considered a "man popper." Grab a mop and a gallon of paint, it'll be a mess.
I believe revolvers get short shrift in general on survival sites - the polymer striker fired semis are king. And then usually for those that still cling bitterly to their wheel guns, the 44 comes in behind the 357 and 22. But I concur, a 44 revolver has a lot going for it - cast bullets, black powder, 44 spl and 44 magnum cases. Stock up on primers, and you can keep one going for a long while, especially if you don't engage in force on force disagreements.

I read here frequently that we should plan to scavenge ammo for our polymer striker fired semis from the military and police, and that should drive our weapons choices. Seems to me that if there will be such ammo available to scavenge, the weapons to go with it will likewise be available. But I might be mistaken.
10-26-2017 11:20 PM
Miles2go I really don't like kicking the coals of this dead fire...but I will a little. I'm surprised there is not much faith in a .44 revolver. A 200g hollow point at 1600 fps is kind of a thumper. Over 1100 foot pounds of energy -more than a .223. (966 fp at 100y -same as a .223 at 100y). As far as it being a "man stopper" I think it would be considered a "man popper." Grab a mop and a gallon of paint, it'll be a mess.
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