what are your favorite handguns and why?

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

  1. downs Pew Pew Pew

    Member Since:
    Mar 29, 2016
    Message Count:
    100
    GLOCK 17 for pretty much everything. Competition, CC, OC. Wife has a M&P. I've owned a lot of handguns over the years and wind up selling most of them unless it has some personal significance to me. The G17 is the only one that's really hung in there. I tried to use a 1911 for CC and competition use........eh. For the size and heft I didn't feel like it was that good a deal. .45 vs 9mm can be debated till the end of time but it doesn't matter if it's .45 or 9mm you're still shooting a pistol round. Pick a common self defense caliber put quality ammo in it and call it day.
  2. Keith Moderator

    Member Since:
    Dec 7, 2014
    Message Count:
    1,197
    Glocks aren't pretty but they were never meant to be. They get the job done and you can bet your life on them as long as they get TLC on occasion. I went XDs myself. Not exactly pretty either but reliable and compact for a .45.
    NoseWarmer likes this.
  3. 911guy New Member

    Member Since:
    Apr 17, 2016
    Message Count:
    3
    I have a Xds as well. Great gun that packs a punch in 45ACP.
    Keith likes this.
  4. downs Pew Pew Pew

    Member Since:
    Mar 29, 2016
    Message Count:
    100


    I carried two XDs. One was a 9mm Service and one was the 9mm Sub-Compact. Great guns never had a failure just didn't shoot them as well as I did my GLOCKs.
    Keith likes this.
  5. Keith Moderator

    Member Since:
    Dec 7, 2014
    Message Count:
    1,197
    I've never shot a Glock myself. I ran across a similar situation with my Taurus PT145. I could never get it to shoot consistently but others swear by them. It most certainly did NOT like target loads. FTE and stove pipes were common. After trying to get to work after a while, I traded it in on a used XDs.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    downs likes this.
  6. DaKahuna Member

    Member Since:
    Jun 23, 2015
    Message Count:
    44
    Wow, this is a harder question to answer that I thought it would be so I'll just do this.

    Most fun to shoot: Ruger Mk II 22/45 Target pistol (.22 LR)
    Favorite CCW: S&W M&P 9 Shield (9mm)
    Bedside home self defense: Rock Island Armory 1911 GI (.45 )
    Favorite all around: Glock 17 (9mm)
    NoseWarmer likes this.
  7. ifithitu New Member

    Member Since:
    Jun 29, 2016
    Message Count:
    4
    My favorite are 1911's I own two and will own three the first of August. I have SA & RIA, the one i'll be picking up is a Kimber.
  8. wood chucker Moderator

    Member Since:
    Dec 19, 2012
    Message Count:
    1,616

Share This Page