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Old February 20, 2013, 09:15 PM   #76
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Jokes aside, does anyone see it as odd to or strange to handle an unloaded gun for amusement?
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Old February 21, 2013, 11:35 AM   #77
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Maybe I'm dense, but what exactly are you referring to? Give an example, and I'll tell you if it's strange.
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Old February 21, 2013, 12:44 PM   #78
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favorite handling gun?

5-inch 1911, CZ 75 SP-01 and Browning HP.
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Old February 21, 2013, 03:00 PM   #79
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Jokes aside, does anyone see it as odd to or strange to handle an unloaded gun for amusement?
Who say's They are unloaded! . My Favorite would have to be the Ruger Sp 101 Stainless.
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Old February 23, 2013, 08:46 AM   #80
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Favorite is the Glock 19 Gen 3. Fun to shoot, good price for a well developed gun. Tried out many more expensive handguns, and always go back to the Glock for EDC and going to the range.
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Old February 23, 2013, 05:48 PM   #81
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Re: favorite handling gun?

Mastery,

Favorite, or favorite handling, or both?
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Old February 23, 2013, 06:37 PM   #82
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freebird72, if meant as in fetish-like behavior, that might be odd.

After re-reading the OP, that may have been what was meant; I was thinking my own thoughts, about what guns point and come back on target most naturally. That may not have been what the OP wanted.
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Old February 23, 2013, 09:43 PM   #83
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Old February 24, 2013, 06:46 PM   #84
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My fav is a S$W model 10, have 7 of them and 4 pre 10's, can't get more favorite than that. Charlie
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Old February 24, 2013, 07:02 PM   #85
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Ruger Single Six. First gun I learned to shoot, still points so naturally that the targets seem to develop holes in the right places magically.
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Old February 26, 2013, 03:19 AM   #86
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Any 1911. Preferably with a flat main spring housing and long trigger.
And a checkered stipled front strap.
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Old February 27, 2013, 12:51 AM   #87
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Hi-Power, no question.
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Old February 27, 2013, 01:28 AM   #88
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rimfire revolver - Ruger Single Six

rimfire semi auto - Browning Buckmark

centerfire revolver - Ruger Blackhawk .357

centerfire semi auto - SIG Sauer P226
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Old March 1, 2013, 09:07 PM   #89
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My favorite is my Bersa Thunder 9 UC Pro.
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Old March 1, 2013, 09:11 PM   #90
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Browning Hi-power for sure.
(no wait, the 1911A1.....maybe the CZ Rami in 40 S&W?......)
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Old March 1, 2013, 09:14 PM   #91
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Bersas are big bucks but worth every dollar.
I never shot one that didn't feel perfect.
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Old March 2, 2013, 05:46 PM   #92
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I like my Kahr CM9, but my favorite would have to be my Ruger SR9c. It shoots better and feels better than any full size hand gun I've ever owned.
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Old March 2, 2013, 06:18 PM   #93
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Jokes aside, does anyone see it as odd to or strange to handle an unloaded gun for amusement?
With recognition of MLeake's mention of fetishism, no, I don't find it any more odd about finding pleasure in admiring the balance and workmanship of a fine firearm than a fine musical instrument, a fine woodcarving or even a good tennis racket. Oddly, badminton rackets and tennis paddles don't seem to hold the same visceral feedback. Maybe that's odd.

I think it is a matter of personal style, like whether you like buckwheat or rye bread whether or not you get "warm fuzzy feelings" from inanimate objects or which ones. Some people do, some don't. Some objects generate feelings (positive or negative) in some people and some don't. Mostly within the range of normal human psychology...mostly.

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Old March 3, 2013, 08:01 PM   #94
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I've done the 1911 thing but I have to say that, for me, nothing beats the feel of a CZ. I had a Compact 75 and it fit my hand perfectly. Alas, IMO, it's slightly too large for AIWB carry, so it got traded away and I purchased my present carry piece, the CZ 2075 Rami alloy 9. Bingo, also perfect feel but ideal for AIWB and any other method. Best all round gun I've had over the years and at last count I think I've had 26 just in the last 5 years.
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Old March 5, 2013, 09:24 PM   #95
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my favorite gun to fondle and shoot is the 500 s&w magnum, i swear hogue used a mold of my hand to make their grips
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Old March 6, 2013, 03:39 AM   #96
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S&W 586 no dash .357Mag 6" with Bill Davis Combat Tune


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Old March 6, 2013, 11:12 AM   #97
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Sounds like I need to get a 1911!

I prefer my M&P .40, just feels right with the large backstrap installed.
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Old March 6, 2013, 05:11 PM   #98
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I'd say it's probably a toss up between my Walther PPQ and my Sig Sauer 226 9mm

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Old March 6, 2013, 05:54 PM   #99
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Colt SAA 5 1/2" barrel
1911
Colt SAA 4 3/4" barrel

It's a really close call but I handle the Colt SAA 51/2" the most.
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Old March 6, 2013, 06:16 PM   #100
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For me it's a toss-up between a Sig P226 9mm or an M&P Shield 9mm. Totally different platforms, but both are very comfortable and easy to shoot accurately for me. M&P 40C is a VERY close third.
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