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View Poll Results: Which handgun (in your opinion) gets the 2009 handgun of the year award?
Glock 173 23.70%
Ruger 127 17.40%
Springfield 68 9.32%
Colt 17 2.33%
HK 25 3.42%
CZ 37 5.07%
Smith & Wesson 65 8.90%
Walther 16 2.19%
Dan Wesson 31 4.25%
Kimber 16 2.19%
Khar 11 1.51%
Steyr 3 0.41%
Beretta 11 1.51%
Wilson Combat 8 1.10%
Ed Brown 10 1.37%
Les Baer 7 0.96%
Browning (FN) 9 1.23%
IMI 7 0.96%
Taurus 29 3.97%
Sig 60 8.22%
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Old September 14, 2009, 09:11 AM   #1
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2009 Best Handgun.

Yes, it's me with the same poll I posted last year for the 2008 Best Handgun. This year again you have a chance to vote for, and discuss, the handgun that you have found to be the best in 2009. You outline your own reason(s) for voting for any particular gun.

Here is the summary of results from the 2008 poll:

Winner: Smith & Wesson
Runner Up: Glock
Third Place: Ruger


Worst three: 1. Korth, 2. Steyr, 3. Khar and Para Ord. (tied)

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Last years poll: http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...=316756&page=4

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Old September 14, 2009, 10:15 AM   #2
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I am happy to start the (likely lengthy) debate by suggesting Ruger's LCR as an appropriate Best Handgun of the Year. The revolver is innovative, practical, reasonably priced, and is likely to be followed by other revolvers having similar design (and hopefully the same sweet trigger-pull and recoil mitigation).

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Old September 14, 2009, 10:22 AM   #3
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I'll say Sig. The X-Five series still beats the pants off of most everything else out there. Until someone makes another fixed-barrel auto that I really like, or some revolutionary inovative design that I think is truly noteworthy, I'm going to vote for the Sig X-Five.
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Old September 14, 2009, 11:58 AM   #4
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I'm voting Dan Wesson. The poll did not state that the handgun had to have become available to the public in the year 2009.

Mostly because their CBOB in 10mm auto has my attention right now. For me they have hit that elusive (and ever changing) balance in price, quality and options in a 1911 platform for my concealed carry needs.

Once I test and confirm my new CBOB's reliability and accuracy, I will be retiring my Colt Delta Elite (that I have carried for over two decades) from its daily carry duty.
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Old September 14, 2009, 01:16 PM   #5
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As far as guns new in 2009 goes, the LCR is really revolutionary. It's also one of several new guns from Ruger that put them firmly in the personal defense camp, including the LCP, SR9 and the new "sport utility rifle".
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Old September 14, 2009, 01:33 PM   #6
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The LCR and the revolution in Ruger's philosophy that it seems to represent.

Followed by Ruger's "President's Day" sale of hi-cap mini-14 magazines. That was awesome, and I don't even own a mini.

Then you've got their new piston styled AR, the improvements to the mini platform, the LCP, and their entry into the hi-cap pistol market with the SR-9.
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Old September 14, 2009, 02:13 PM   #7
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I voted for Walther P99. I have been very impressed with it functionality and ergonomics this year. Too bad I did not buy this gun earlier.
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Old September 14, 2009, 04:03 PM   #8
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I'm Gonna go with the Taurus PT 709 slim. It really shoots great, feels good in the hand and It's a nice light concealed gun.
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Old September 15, 2009, 10:01 AM   #9
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I am going to tell you another gun I like, though it would likely never make it into serious consideration, by either the media or the consumer, as Best Gun of the Year...CZ's new Duty. It really is a sweet, accurate shooter, and priced so most can afford it. The fact that the user can readily convert it from "decocker" to "manual safety" is a very nice feature, in my mind (I carry cocked-and-locked). Now I have not yet put thousands of rounds through mine to test its endurance, but I suspect that won't be a problem since CZ historically makes guns that last.

In any event, I am sticking with my original vote for the LCR, but am suggesting the CZ Duty for "honorable mention."

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Old September 16, 2009, 10:00 PM   #10
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With the introduction of the revolutionary LCR as a follow-up to the LCP, Ruger hit a home run. And, by redefining the AR platform with the introduction of the SR-556 (not a handgun), Ruger turned the home run into a Grand Slam.

I can't wait to see what 2010 brings!


** If you get a chance to fire a LCR, don't pass it up. The trigger does not feel like it belongs on a J-frame style handgun.
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Old September 16, 2009, 10:32 PM   #11
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This is like the 5th time that I have seen people misspell "Kahr"

Good grief. Not that it really matters, but it is just ridiculous.

As for the gun, how about a Sig P220 Super Match.
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Old September 16, 2009, 11:17 PM   #12
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Hi Point isn't even listed. What a slanted poll.
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Old September 16, 2009, 11:43 PM   #13
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I'll be different and say Ruger's limited run distributed by Lipsey's of its mid-frame (New Vaquero, 50th Ann. .357, Old Model/3 Screw) Blackhawk/flattop in .44 Special. One of Ruger's nicest offerings (and said to be best single action fit 'n finish) in years.
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Old September 16, 2009, 11:46 PM   #14
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Well, I only bought two pistolas in 2009 and one was a Taurus so I would have to vote Kahr.

Don't worry I didn't really vote because my CW40 was used.
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Old September 17, 2009, 12:29 AM   #15
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how about my brand new baby??

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=243684
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Old September 17, 2009, 04:25 AM   #16
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Voted Ruger because...

I acquired two this year.

A GP-100 full-lug 6-inch and the little LCP.

How do you break these things...!?!
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Old September 17, 2009, 06:08 AM   #17
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I went with Ruger again.

I have 4 Ruger handguns, and never had an issue with either. They all go bang every time, and never had a FTF on any of the semis.
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Old September 17, 2009, 08:26 AM   #18
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How manyof you participated in this poll last year as well? And did you preference or the vote change?
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Old September 17, 2009, 09:24 AM   #19
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Ruger. They followed up the LCP with the LCR. Both winners.
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Old September 17, 2009, 11:54 AM   #20
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I say the Ruger LCR as it is a truely innovative design.
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Old September 17, 2009, 01:20 PM   #21
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I like Glock, but what exactly has Glock done different in 2009 then it did in 2008, 2007, etc.

Ruger came up with some innovative things in 2009, and have really gotten away from Bill Ruger's "Honest men only need 10 rounds" bending to the whims of the anti-gun politicians. The LCR created a stir as the first polymer revolver.
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Old September 17, 2009, 04:36 PM   #22
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Old September 17, 2009, 05:34 PM   #23
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What pistol is everyone loving made by Ruger, the SR9?
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Old September 17, 2009, 08:07 PM   #24
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What pistol is everyone loving made by Ruger, the SR9?
You may want to get out more.

In other news... Today, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. More at 11:00.
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Old September 17, 2009, 08:21 PM   #25
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I'll be different and say Ruger's limited run distributed by Lipsey's of its mid-frame (New Vaquero, 50th Ann. .357, Old Model/3 Screw) Blackhawk/flattop in .44 Special. One of Ruger's nicest offerings (and said to be best single action fit 'n finish) in years.
I agree. Improved manufacturing techniques and high quality at an affordable price.
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