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Old 11-06-2017, 05:41 PM
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...

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I'd say a Ruger GP 100 4 inch in either Blued or stainless. in 357 of course.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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I read that it was a G26. 9mm.
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