what are your favorite handguns and why?

Discussion in 'Handgun' started by bombadillo, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. bombadillo Moderator

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    So what are your favorite handguns and why. Autos, wheel guns, single shot even. Anyway, what do you like to shoot the most and what are your range queens. My range/target is a mix of a Dan Season pm7, HEAVILY customized Colt, or a Ruger MKIII Competition slab side in a 7" bbl. I bring a bit of all with me to the range, and love pistol shooting. Lately I have been shooting a Kahr cw9 as of late to plink with us. What do YOU bring to the range and why...
  2. Fanofthecorn Member

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    I love my Ruger SR9. Accurate out of the box and the trigger action is so smooth.
  3. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    I have always been impressed with the rugged reliability or all Ruger firearms. How would you compare your SR9 to other polymer pistols you've shot? I have never shot or held an SR9, but I have had several Ruger P89, P95,P90 and my favorite, the P94. They were all great shooters for a DA/SA pistol. I even carried my P94 CCW for a while in 2004. I have since moved to Glock autos for my CCW and service pistols.
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    You've got me curious now. I need to check with my buddies here local and see if anyone has an SR9 I can take for a test drive. It kinda reminds me of a Smith M&P.
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  7. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Lately I am fighting an addiction to wheel guns! I have a Smith 442 Airweight that I ccw, but I also picked up a S&W model 13-3(NIB) and a model 31-1. I am trying to stop, but found myself bidding on a Ruger SP101 the other night on GunBroker! Can't seem to find any support groups for my addiction, but there sure are plenty of addicts!:D
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  8. bombadillo Moderator

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    I want to get a Model 60 for CCW. I like them a little bigger to carry, and can't stand the hammerless stuff. I couldn't group for garbage with the 442. The LCR is a GREAT CCW weapon as well, and the trigger is one of the best DA triggers I've felt outside of higher end guns like a python or Smith performance series.
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    I really like the model 60 Pro, but I would be concerned about snagging on the hammer and adj. sight. I picked up my model 13 for ccw and will be bobbing the hammer and neutering the single action. I have gotten pretty comfortable with my 442. The main thing is getting used to DA and finding a heavy 38+P load that you can group with. I also stoned the trigger/ hammer assy and swapped out the springs with Wilson Combat. I will have to check out a LCR this weekend at the gunshow. I have been avoiding the plastic fantastic revolvers, but I have been hearing a lot of buzz about them. Do you have an LCR or have you spent any range time with one?
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    I got to shoot one fairly extensively but I don't own one. Really comfortable guns with a nice soft grip even with +P .38sp and I've yet to fire a .357 version. I can imagine that a .357mag +P would be quite a handful but compared to smiths, and even some Rugers, the LCR is a dream to shoot for a DAO gun. I really like shooting those due to the trigger and with Ruger's warranty, you can't go wrong. I don't mind carrying a hammered gun, and in fact I like 1911 full size guns for winter carry.
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    I really want a Ruger LCR 357. Takes 38 as well. The trigger pull is so smooth. Absolutely no hang.
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    That's what Bomb was saying. I am gonna have to play with one at the gunshow tomorrow.
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    It is my dream CC gun. Maybe I can conceal it from my wife as too not get into trouble.
  14. Cummins New Member

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    Mine is my service model XD.40 (ccw) I fell in love with it as soon as I picked it up.
    Then my glock 17c just a fun and cool looking gun.
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    Have you held an XDS yet. I am a Glock fan for CCW and service, but I have a few friends who have fell in love with the XDS. I am hoping to borrow one for a review soon. Not that I would stray from my Glocks, but just to see how the other half is living.:D
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    I love both brands but I do shoot my xd a bit better that is why its my ccw.
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    Yeah, I know what you mean. I didn't shoot the Glock 26 well because the backstrap has a hump in it. I had mine modified by ColdBore Custom and now the backstrap is straight like a 1911. Very pointable and natural.
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    I do like the 17 and my wifes 23 I have never shot one of the compacts
    tho. Never even held one my sausage digits prolly wouldn't like them
  19. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    I am somewhere between sausage hands and girly fingers;)
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    The first pistol I ever fired was a Taurus model 1911 in stainless and there was something special about that experience that has stuck with me to this day. I have only had the opportunity to fire about a dozen different pistols but the history and pep that comes from the 1911 was enough to cement it as my favorite.

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