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CaptainFuzzy, that was one clever post. That really cracked me up.

I can't wait to read team Glock's response.
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I'll take a Glock 30 .45acp with some G21 factory 13rd mags.
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Glock 27 .40....small, compact, light,decent fire power, and high capacity 15 rounds when used with glock 22 mags....
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If you could have just one pistol that had to suit all your needs(ccw, wrol, home defense) what would be and what caliber? for me its glock 19. because of the availability of glock parts and 9mm is easy to come by and still an effective round.
One pistol that has to do it all? I have to go with the .357 mag. revolver, a stainless steel with 4" barrel, Ruger GP100 or older S&W K or N frame.
the 9mm is a good reound for defense against other people, but it's too light for hunting big game. I like the .40S&W better, but it's also a semi-auto round, and I prefer the simplicity and reliability of revolvers, even though I have way too many Glocks.
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One pistol that has to do it all? I have to go with the .357 mag. revolver, a stainless steel with 4" barrel, Ruger GP100 or older S&W K or N frame.
the 9mm is a good reound for defense against other people, but it's too light for hunting big game. I like the .40S&W better, but it's also a semi-auto round, and I prefer the simplicity and reliability of revolvers, even though I have way too many Glocks.
If we really got down to one pistol to do it all... A 1911 or Glock 10mm would just about cover it. Though I would prefer a .22 conv. with it. Unfortunately there is no .22 Conv. for a Glock 20 though... Though I have always loved a .44 Mag. You can be devastating up close and hit a good distance off if needed.
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:16 AM
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I'd probably take my Ruger Redhawk stainless steel 5 1/2" .45colt...totally reliable (no jams, no FTFs, no KABOOMS, no lost/damaged mags), very versatile using handloads - load light(small game), moderate w/255gr slugs(defense/medium game), heavy w/ 325gr-335gr hard cast(Big game/dump trucks/dinosaurs). Very accurate. Has usable range of 100yds +.

Second choice would be .44 magnum - Ruger Redhawk 5 1/2"or Smith&Wesson M29 4" for pretty much the same reasons - reliability, accuracy, versatility with handloads.

If absolutely required (forced) to take a semi-auto.... the 1911 .45acp would be THE choice.
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my preference is the Beretta model 92, its 9mm,and very reliable. i havent had any kind of failure yet, no jams nothing of the sort. i have shot about 6,000 rounds through it so far.
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For all around I would take the ss .357. Shoots two different rounds, simple and reliable. In a survival situation there is no slide to malfunction with dirt or rust. Revolver blow the dust and lint out once a month and it will go bang.
As Glock being the simplest pistol maybe the simplest autoloader, but the revolver is still easier to understand for the beginner.
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ONE?????? if i have to pick it is my Glock 22 RTF2 .40SW.
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My only one right now is a hi-point C9 I pretty much just use it for plinking and a backup if I empty my remington 870, but so far it feeds and fires nicely for the money. Only slight misfeeds I experienced were on the old mag that came with it, must have been stored loaded for years. I got 2 new ones with it that function flawlessly. At 20 yards, I can make a pop can dance all over the place.
That being said, I hope to find a glock 26 (for concealed carry) and a .44 mag ruger super blackhawk (for hunting) in my cabinet in the near future...
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Ok I know I'm old fashion but I like my .38 and .44 Smith and Wesson wheel guns with a couple of speed loaders. Yes they don't hold a lot of rounds but hell if one of the first 6 don't hit the target I'm screwed with any amount of rounds. Plus less malfunctions!
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any springfield 45 cal
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Ruger Single six convertible, .22 lr and .22 mag. Its good for small and medium sized animals and you can carry a LOT of ammo, you can practice for cheap. One well placed round in the noggin will make any bad guy stop what he was doing for the rest of his life Never mind I thought you meant as a bug out weapon and could only carry one handgun. 1911 in .45 acp
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Glock Model 24 converted to .357 Sig.
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I prefer Smith and Wesson 4in .357 magnum model 686 it does anything i need to do.
Under different circumstances such as teotwawki i would choose an older pre lock model .357 with fixed sights
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M&P 9mm or .40

I only carry weapons that use NATO or LEO ammo, I figure when the SHTF, and if there is a fight.. its going to be against folks using NATO/LEO ammo.

If you understand what I'm getting at.
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Probably a .45 1911. Its design is more mechanical, easier to open and understand compared to a glock that seems kind of closed in by a plastic case. Im no gun tech though, this is just what i am assuming.
Defintely need to do some reading on this... 1911s are picky guns. I certainly wouldn't carry one in a SHTF, TEOTWAWKI, situation. Why? Parts will be scarce and there is way to much that can (and does) go wrong with them.

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1911 is best design of all time, but the ammo is too heavy to pack alot of it in a BOB

It gets real personal when your being shot at. Trust me on that. You just have to know you can count on your side arm being there for you. My P6 has many times.
I heard this a lot about 1911s (being the greatest pistol ever), so I bought one. Biggest mistake I ever made. I would not ever trust my life on a 1911. They are to picky about their ammo and mags. In a heated battle, the last thing I want to do is have to worry if my downed partner was carrying Wilson Combat or Kempro or Stock mags. Not to mention having to worry that my battle buddy was carrying the same ammo as me and IF my 1911 would decide to feed it. I want to be able to pick the mag up, slam it in, and go. My experience with the 1911 I bought (a Para) has forever (Im pretty sure, anyway) turned me off to them.

If I could pick any "one pistol to rule them all", I'd probably go with a Springfield Xd Tactical or a Compact HK USP. I carry a full size HK (.45) everyday. My only gripe is the overall size of the weapon. Out of thousands of rounds through it, I've never had a(n unintentional) malfunction. Its hard to argue with something that reliable. During range drills, we have thrown each others mags around and put various quality of ammo through it. Its never had a problem. HK makes good stuff.

Ive shot several Xd's and I like them all. Never had an issue with any of them, either. I carry a subcompact .40 as my off duty weapon. In a SHTF world, I'd have a hard time picking between the HK or the Xd, if I could only carry one. Id probably pick the HK, simply for its longer barrel length and the fact that .45ACP would be more commonly found....I think.
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Poor GLOCK kool-aid drinkers.

But you know, I sorta have to agree that if you are the kind of person who has trouble trying to figure out how to open a soda can, or think that novice level knowledge of your weapons is acceptable then the GLOCK is probably as good a choice as can be expected.

Personally, I'm going to go with the pistol with OVER a 100 year track record for reliability and stopping power. One that I can use my intimate knowledge of, if needed, to manufacture my own small parts for.

. . . not that this would be necessary. NO PISTOL is in constant production for 100+ years because it breaks or malfunctions with any regularity.

Yup. Surely even the Glock impaired know what pistol I'm talking about, so I don't even feel the need to name it.
Before you pat yourself on the back for being so smart reciting 1911 Kool-aide let me point two things out.

1. I dislike glocks, and generally recomend later down the list.

2. Tell me the issues in general that can cause a 1911 to fail to extract after several thousnad rounds besides the obvious warn out recoil spring.

To be a expert with a 1911 requires far more dedication and time for a citizen when it comes to repairs then most other modern firearms. This doesn't per say hurt the 1911 being a decent pistol but by no means does it make a novice friendly piece.

100 years modern technology has cut out ALOT of issues with pistols to include issues with the 1911. Also they have several generations of the 1911 now. Obviously the orginal design had to be imporeved on, which makes your above point not to accurate.

If you think for one second a 1911 is a beginer pistol you have your own sea of kool-aide your drowning in.

I have never said it was a bad pistol, but you have to have little bit more sense about mechincal function then, "opening up a coke can." when it comes to trouble shooting a issue. By no means is it impossible to learn, but I would give a person a course in advanced electro magnectic propagation before they understand what a electron is.

Also the over 100 years your talking about... would that be the luger P08, or the other weapons that have almost the same age such as the Browning, or the Walther PP?

No one said your 1911 was crap, but you frankly need see if you can answer question 2. because on more then once I have seen modern new 1911's from the factory have this issue out of the box.

That said your issues in the field might require more time to diagnose then most other modern pistols.
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If we really got down to one pistol to do it all... A 1911 or Glock 10mm would just about cover it. Though I would prefer a .22 conv. with it. Unfortunately there is no .22 Conv. for a Glock 20 though...
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