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Old 01-25-2017, 04:26 AM
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S&W J frame.

I was a grunt. I want a rifle. Everywhere I went in SE Asia I had to carry a weapon. I carried a pistol when I was a '60 gunner.

I like the pistol because it is easier when I'm in the rear to pack though the chow line then a M-60 machine gun.

I chose the little 5 shot revolver because it would get me through the chow line and its light. With the weight savings I could carry more ammo for the rifle or another canteen of water.
I actually like this idea....but maybe a Colt Detective instead...almost as small and light, but with one more shot (and with 158gr. RFN's please)...I like the idea of an extra canteen of water, too.


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There are enough 9mm snub revolvers in the marketplace to allow for this option without having to provide another cartridge in the supply channels. I like the notion, myself.
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S&W TRR8 with Surefire light and Crimson Trace laser grips. With speedloaders, obviously.
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Isn't the "de-cocker" considered the safety?
Nope cause you can still pull the trigger and fire it if there is a round in the chamber since it's SA/DA. Just a much longer pull once you've de-cocked it...

I absolutely LOVE my P226 Mk25. Hard to describe other than it shoots like buttah...
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Sig 220 DA/SA --- cause nothing says 'Merica like a .45ACP

Sig should be it, and would be it currently if not for politics, the Beretta M9 would have taken a back seat to the Sig originally.

.45? cause it works! 230gr beat 115gr hands down in my book. Though I'd be also open to seeing the military go with a .40S&W or the 10mm if they want to stay "metric".

When I was in the Navy in early to mid 90's we still carried the 1911 which is also a fine weapon, but I do think the Sig platform has some advantages such as decocker.
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They already picked one....it's Sig --> http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/19/politi...tol-sig-sauer/
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https://us.glock.com/products/model/g40gen4mos
I love mine!!
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1911 cuz like others have said, it works.
I say it has been around for over 100 years for just that reason, why try to re-invent the wheel.
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Glock 17 in 9mm. Why? Its the closest thing to revolver reliability in an auto loader ever made! That's important in a battlefield scenario.
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Sig 220 DA/SA --- cause nothing says 'Merica like a .45ACP

Sig should be it, and would be it currently if not for politics, the Beretta M9 would have taken a back seat to the Sig originally.

.45? cause it works! 230gr beat 115gr hands down in my book. Though I'd be also open to seeing the military go with a .40S&W or the 10mm if they want to stay "metric".

When I was in the Navy in early to mid 90's we still carried the 1911 which is also a fine weapon, but I do think the Sig platform has some advantages such as decocker.
nothing says "'murica" like a handgun from germany/switzerland
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nothing says "'murica" like a handgun from germany/switzerland
It's actually made in America and is not even for sale in Europe.
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It's actually made in America and is not even for sale in Europe.
i really couldnt care less who assembles it or where, all profits and proceeds go elsewhere

and few firearms in general are available in europe
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i really couldnt care less who assembles it or where, all profits and proceeds go elsewhere

and few firearms in general are available in europe

well, bless your heart aren't you special?

Sig profits and proceeds go to.........(wait for it) SigArms a wholly owned American Company based in Exeter, New Hampshire so you're wrong about that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIG_Sauer

And yes, handguns are very available to almost all Europeans. Here's a Wiki list of all the firearm laws in Europe (and by the way, you're wrong again):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overvi...European_Union


I have noticed that you just lash out in a lot of your posts with wrong or at least factually erroneous information.

But you have a special day anyways, hear?
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