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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 23, 2009, 02:02 PM   #51
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Walther PSP and Walther P99.

Or the Springfield XDm

Or Ruger's LCP, SR9, and their revolvers.

Not a bad year for guns.
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Old September 23, 2009, 07:09 PM   #52
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Well fot the $$ You can't BEAT RUGER
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Old September 25, 2009, 02:43 PM   #53
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I must admit that GP100 was my favorite revolver this year after Python.
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Old September 30, 2009, 10:25 AM   #54
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The Sig P238 is a far superior weapon to the Ruger LCP. Unfortunately it's about 60% more expensive. If the two were comparably priced, very few subscribers would be touting the LCP. In fact, if the two company's products were comparably priced in general, Sig would certainly replace Ruger in the top three producers in this poll as Sig guns are much better than Ruger.
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Old September 30, 2009, 04:19 PM   #55
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Ruger LCR gets my vote also.
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Old October 1, 2009, 04:53 PM   #56
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Originally Posted by Danton
The Sig P238 is a far superior weapon to the Ruger LCP. Unfortunately it's about 60% more expensive. If the two were comparably priced, very few subscribers would be touting the LCP. In fact, if the two company's products were comparably priced in general, Sig would certainly replace Ruger in the top three producers in this poll as Sig guns are much better than Ruger.

well, if this was about the top producers, then maybe you would have a point. but this is about the handgun of the year, ya know? a single product. typically a new release, not the company in general. something ala the LCR, which is what gets my vote.

not trying to be an ass, and Danton, you haven't been the only one guilty of this, but maybe people ought to read the initial post. Handgun of the Year


sorry. / end rant
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Old October 1, 2009, 06:40 PM   #57
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My vote goes to the 27-3 I purchased back in May. It's the perfect handgun
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Old October 3, 2009, 01:44 PM   #58
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Walther PPS

The Walther PPS in 9mm. German quality, accurate, great ergonomics, dead nuts reliable.

About the same size as a PPK.

My wife carries one and it's a very impressive handgun -- 950 rds thru it without a failure of any kind so far.




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Old October 3, 2009, 02:16 PM   #59
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I cannot say enough about my CZ75 P-06 it takes the .40s&w round so well.
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Old October 5, 2009, 02:51 AM   #60
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People who are voting for Taurus, can they please explain their logic?
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Old October 7, 2009, 07:58 AM   #61
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It is surprising to see that Glock in not among the top three this time since they have a following that just wont consider any other pistol.
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Old October 8, 2009, 03:59 PM   #62
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You should have put kel-tec up there. Its the smallest, thinnest, lightest 9mm pistol and it runs for 300-400 bucks. Perfect for cc.

I voted for taurus since keltec aint up there. IMO Taurus offers the best bang for the buck. They have top of the line pistols that cost much less than glock or colt, or XD but the guns are just as good.

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Old October 19, 2009, 10:10 AM   #63
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Seems like Ruger will win it for 2009.
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Old October 19, 2009, 12:12 PM   #64
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Ruger - because the sig238 isn't an original idea.
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Old October 19, 2009, 04:34 PM   #65
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What does Ruger win?? You going to send them a trophy?
Need to call them ant tell them!! USA 928-778-6555
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Old October 19, 2009, 04:48 PM   #66
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IMI never gets any love... the Jericho 941 shoulda/woulda/coulda been a big hit if marketed properly. Now we're reduced to calling them Baby Desert Eagles. Yes, I have one and it's a fine shooting pistol if it is a remake of the CZ75 (CZs are awesome as well). Shoots way better than a glock.
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Old October 19, 2009, 05:37 PM   #67
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Taurus has been named handgun of the year twice in the last five years,Ruger and Walther had to recall all of their new offerings. S&W's quality has gone downhill since the bean counters took over management. http://www.chuckhawks.com/smith-wesson_dark.htm Read what Chuck Hawks thinks about them now.Sig's new multicaliber would have been a good choice but they have some problems with this new offering.Almost all the other choices really don't have anything new out.The PT709 Slim is selling like pancakes, my choice!
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Old October 23, 2009, 05:15 PM   #68
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I don't understand. The poll is named "2009 Best Handgun". The poll question is, "Which handgun (in your opinion) gets the 2009 handgun of the year award?". To me, this would mean "Which handgun released in 2009 is the overall best new handgun?". But the options are just manufacturers, some of which have not even released a new model handgun in 2009.

So do we vote for our favorite manufacturer, regardless of whether they released a new handgun model this year?

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Old October 24, 2009, 04:04 AM   #69
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What does Ruger win?? You going to send them a trophy?
Need to call them ant tell them!! USA 928-778-6555
Yea will send them a trophy. how about that?
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Old October 24, 2009, 08:53 PM   #70
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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".
The SR-556 (along with the SR-22) won't be winning any beauty contests, but they're proof that Ruger has abandoned the curmudgeonly ways of its founders. The SR-556 brings a piston-driven AR to market at a reasonable price, which is something in and of itself.

As for the LCR...again, ugly as sin, but it's certainly a novel design. I've shot one, and it shoots as well as a well-worn S&W J-Frame, which is darned impressive. I've seen a couple with >1000 rounds through them, and they're holding up beautifully.

(Nice idea to ship all Single Six guns with .22 WMR conversion cylinders, too.)

Ruger's certainly going through a bit of a renaissance, and they've introduced some neat stuff, so my vote goes to them.

Other nods go to the S&W Night Guard series, and to Springfield's XD-M. Both are only incremental changes, but still quite welcome.
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Old October 24, 2009, 09:38 PM   #71
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Even though I love my 45's . . . .I just bought a Kimber Ultra II CDP in 9mm and just love it !!!!!

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Old November 9, 2009, 12:55 PM   #72
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since about 2 months left, Ruger seems like a winner to be. I am wondering who will be the runner up and the dead last loser?
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Old November 9, 2009, 01:08 PM   #73
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I'm amazed...astounded... at the number of people who chime into this poll thread and crow about their 15 year old S&W wheelgun or Glock or other gun that WAS NOT INTRODUCED AS A NEW 2009 PRODUCT as best handgun or handgun manufacturer of the year (meaning 2009).

Folks, please nominate a manufacturer who released that particular model of gun IN 2009, and tell us why the gun or manufacturer is great for it.

Sheesh.
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Old November 11, 2009, 01:23 PM   #74
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For everything from SD to range use, the new Springer XDm series has to be the winner ... my XDm-9 is light years ahead of my XD-40 (which I sold to buy the newer model) in feel, capacity and accuracy ... When you factor in 20 round capacity, it's a no-brainer ...
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Old November 11, 2009, 05:35 PM   #75
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