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It seems to have been pretty dead around here (I have been busy with school, so maybe I am wrong) so I thought I would start a new topic.

What is/are your favorite handgun(s) and why?

Personally I like the CZ 75 there's nothing like com-block guns.
 

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SIG's for the most part, but not against other stuff. I like not having a manual safety on the SIG's. The SIG's will eat ANY ammo reliably too. That is a good feature.

I just checked out one of those Taurus 24/7 pistols in 9mm. It had nice sights and was comfy in the hand. Only $379 too!! It is a friend's of mine who just got it and he shot it last weekend. He said it shot very nice and grouped well too.
 

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SIG's are nice, expcept for the price. $800+ that's not cheap, but they have a good reputation. I don't particularly care for the look of the taurus personally, but I am glad that your friend is enjoying his. You never can have too many guns.
 

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The Taurus slide is a bit blocky, but it is lower profile than say, the Ruger pistol. Those are yucky! The Sig's aren't too bad. Usually $550-750 depending on model of course. I really believe you pay for that quality though. Sure, there are cheaper guns that are good too, but you just know that when you spend $550 on a P232 or a bit more for a 9mm or 45acp, it is gonna work, period. Well, we'll leave the first year or so of the 1911 and Mosquito out of that equation. They fixed those issues though and they run great now. Those Mosquitos are deadnutz wack a partridge in the head at 50yds accurate!!
 

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I guess my favorite is my Single Six in 22 LR. It's cheap to shoot and seems to just naturally point at any target like it's on a string.
 

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Jack, I've shot a single six many times and what a beautiful handgun. I agree!
 

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Here's a pic of what I carry around the place a lot.


Single Six and a throwing/chopping/trimming knife all mounted on a pistol belt. Cut a lot of grape vines and trimmed a lot of saplings with that knife and probably stuck even more bear, bad guy, and revenour trees when things got a little boring. Saved a lot of trees by whacking a beaver or two or three with that single six just because it's easy to carry and so I happened to have it handy.

 

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AB, had ah Redhawk 357, couldnt hit the side of ah barn, then again, I aint much of ah shot with ah handgun. I bought ah 45 Glock, nice weapon, nice grouping even for ah piss poor shot like myself. Just picked up ah light system that mounts under the barrel, sweet extra, but its more of ah protection weapon.
 

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Jack Ryan,

That knife looks to me like it could tell a tale or two!
 

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i have 3 hand guns.. all rugers.. can't go wrong with a ruger.. P97DC in 45 acp.. redhawk in 44 mag with a 7.5" barrel and a MKII slabe side.. i love the MK II... i put on some fiber optic sight and what a critter getter! i have the same fiber optic sights on my 44 too.. that 44 is awsome too!!!
 

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226 with nightsights and a hushpuppy.....
 
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For me, it depends on the target and situation. For general defense, I prefer a 1911A1. For guiding, hunting season and fishing in the way back, I carry a S&W 329PD with ammo from Buffalo Bore. It's light (28.5oz empty) and packs plenty of punch. Of course, big and light takes a toll when you have to use it, but it's better than not having it.
 

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As far as for defense .......I used to have a S&W .357 mag..... before that Blackhawks in 357 and 44 mag. But my favorite was a compact 9mm from Detonics. Stainless steel and about the size of a pack of 100's. 5 shot clip and very handy if things got...wierd. Today I prefer hunting guns...... and less paranoia. But I would pack my piece again if I thought I would be needing it.( Carried that nine for 12 years..... on my ankle.)
 

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Just looked at a Hipoint 40 S&w............. nice hitech toy...... anybody know anything about them. Rail under muzzle for laser/light, and heavier than I would have guessed they'ld be. Muzzle heavy..like my old colt 1911 from the Army was.... and my old blackhawks. Felt right in my hand ....should I?
 
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Positives for the Hi-Point; Made in USA, good price, basic controls, easy to shoot, good warranty.

Negatives: Not the highest quality, due to limited $$ they sell for, blowback action (hence the weight of the slide), not a lot of options/accessories.

Bottom line: Not a bad gun, especially for the bucks, but it ain't a Springfield, Colt, Ruger, etc...... do what feels right for you. If ya need a basic semi, without a lot of frills, that's built strong, go for it. If you want to accessorize and add a lot of upgrades, keep looking.
 

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I think the Ruger autos are ugly, but if it works for you, who cares!?! I go Sig mostly. P220, P232, etc. They'll eat anything (except the P232 does not like Hydroshoks). Reliability it key of course in any real life situation. I am skeptical of cheap guns, like the HiPoints, but if they prove reliable in range and practical shooting, go for it. The CZ40P is a comfy little pistol! Haven't shot one, but nice feel and good price too. CZ has a good rep from what I understand.
 
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