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Old September 18, 2012, 04:17 AM   #1
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If you wanted best handguns in 9mm/10mm/.45acp,auto/.44magnum which ones would be?

By best I meant most reliable/durable. Safety features are important too. Looks are secondary.

Self explanatory question

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Old September 18, 2012, 09:14 AM   #2
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9 mm Don't consider ever having one.

10mm Custom Ruger Blackhawk .38-40/10mm

.45 ACP Colt Gold Cup (blue). They don't come any better.

.44 Magnum Ruger Super Blackhawk

.45 Colt Ruger Super Blackhawk, set up as a Super Blackhawk


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P.S. You overlooked .45 Colt. I corrected that.
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Old September 18, 2012, 09:18 AM   #3
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9mm/45acp-HK or Sig
44mag Ruger SBH
10mm Colt Delta Elite
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Old September 18, 2012, 09:22 AM   #4
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Sig - Glock - Sig - Freedom Arms
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Old September 18, 2012, 09:43 AM   #5
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why no mention of glock in 10mm?
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Old September 18, 2012, 09:50 AM   #6
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Any gun that goes bang when you pull the trigger. Every company produces a lemon once in a while.

"Best" is very subjective.
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Old September 18, 2012, 09:53 AM   #7
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9mm-dont really like 9 but i like .38 super so a colt commander in .38 super would be awesom
10mm- colt delta elite.
.44 mag- s&w m29 but with .44 special loads only. i would carry it as a sd piece so 44 mag is way over kill.
.45acp- what i carry everyday. SA govt but i would like a commander or my stolen micro compact v10 back.
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Old September 18, 2012, 09:55 AM   #8
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For plain old reliable, you won't beat a quality revolver, especially a single action like the blackhawks Bob mentioned. That said, you will get a lot of different answers on this. Imho, a quality firearm that is properly taken care of and fed quality ammo that agrees with it will be very reliable. If you don't properly care for it or if you feed it inferior ammo, you will likely have issues.

Glocks will get plenty of mentions soon enough, especially in 10mm.
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Old September 18, 2012, 12:29 PM   #9
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Most reliable, durable...

I guess I'd say a double action revolver from Ruger, Smith and Wesson, or Colt. Probably in that order because of the price. All three IMhO are quality firearms.

A Glock 10 mm is sure an interesting idea - a powerful caliber in a reliable gun that is easy to use. As you know, once the Glock is loaded it is just point and shoot - no safety, no need to cock it.

HOWEVER - what happens when it misfires -especially in a high-stress self-defense situation?

Double action revolver you just pull the trigger again. (And you were going to pull the trigger again anyway, weren't you?)

Semi-auto you must do some form of the tap-rack-bang dance to get it into action again.

If you practice a lot the misfire drill can become second nature to you but there is no denying it is just way more fool proof to point the DA revolver and pull the trigger again.

P.S. 10mm ammo may be a little hard to find and a little pricey too. The .38 special, .357 magnum, .44 magnum and .45 Colt can be found in a lot more stores.
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Old September 18, 2012, 12:46 PM   #10
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Most reliable and durable always describes a revolver, even in 45 ACP (Blackhawk). Durable and reliability in a revolver usually describe a Ruger or a Freedom Arms.

Steel framed 1911's are pretty darn durable and reliable if they're set up right. The ease of carry of the thin design of a 1911 over a revolver is evident, so a 1911 in 9/10/45 would be a very good choice in this niche.
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Old September 18, 2012, 12:52 PM   #11
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CZ-9mm
Glock-45acp
Glock-10mm
Ruger-44mag
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Old September 18, 2012, 12:59 PM   #12
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Ruger P95 for the nine. (built like a tank)
Ruger SR40 for the .40 S&W
Colt .45 ( almost any model! )
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Old September 18, 2012, 06:14 PM   #13
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Looks are secondary?

Who wants to be in a life or death situation and pull out an ugly gun?

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Old September 18, 2012, 06:33 PM   #14
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9mm - Sig 226 or Beretta 92

10mm - Glock 20

.45 ACP - Sig 220

.44 Magnum - Smith & Wesson 29

.45 Colt - Ruger Vaquero
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Old September 18, 2012, 07:50 PM   #15
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There are really too many makes of guns to define "best" in any one cartridge.

Some good choices are Glock, Ruger, Walther, S&W, Springfield, Sig and Colt.

Generally, if you stay within those those makers they produce some of the best, most reliable guns on the market.
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Old September 18, 2012, 07:51 PM   #16
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Smith & Wesson 3rd generation across the board for semi autos.

Ruger Alaskan for .44 magnum
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Old September 18, 2012, 11:39 PM   #17
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Someone has to bring up the Browning Hi-Power to represent the 9mm.
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Old September 18, 2012, 11:40 PM   #18
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What, not mention of the Taurus Judge to represent .45 LC?

And yes I went to the trouble of making a second post because the Judge doesn't belong in the same post with a Browning. Sorry.
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Old September 19, 2012, 02:17 AM   #19
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9MM = SIG 210
10 MM=BREN 10
45 ACP =NIGHTHAWK
44 MAG =FREEDOM ARMS
45LC-454 =FREEDOM ARMS
I don't own any of ones listed but I CAN DREAM

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Old September 19, 2012, 04:15 AM   #20
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9mm- Glock 19. Not a Glock fanboy but it really is a pretty good do-it-all 9mm.

10mm- don't know

44mag- SW 29 series.

45 auto- Sig 220.

best wishes- oldandslow
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Old September 19, 2012, 05:02 AM   #21
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Sig or HK for 9mm and 45 ACP.

I heard good things about the Perfect 10, but the Glock is much cheaper for 10mm. There are really no affordable guns that chamber 10mm that I actually "like."

Can't go bad with Ruger for 44 mag.
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Old September 19, 2012, 08:56 AM   #22
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9 mm Don't consider ever having one.
Huh? Are you saying you've never considered owning one or are you telling him not to?



9mm: CZ-75, Hi Power, Beretta 92, M&P, Walther PPQ.... too many good one's to list them all.

.40: Same as 9mm

.45: CZ-97

.44 mag: Ruger Redhawk

10mm: Don't know *yawn* don't really care for my purposes it doesn't do anything that cannot be covered by other existing calibers.


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And yes I went to the trouble of making a second post because the Judge doesn't belong in the same post with a Browning. Sorry.
Don't be sorry... Thats the truth of it.

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Old September 19, 2012, 09:05 AM   #23
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My opinion:

9MM Sig 210,
CZ 75,
HK P7M8

10MM
I can’t say. I have not shot a bad one yet by any maker, but none have impressed me more than the others.

45 ACP.
S&W M25 “Mountain gGun”
Nighthawk

44 Magnum
Freedom Arms in a Single Action is without doubt the very best I have ever had in my hand.
Ruger Redhawk gets high marks.
Older S&W M29 made in the 60s or early 70s for quality.
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Old September 19, 2012, 09:35 AM   #24
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9 mm Don't consider ever having one.

10mm Custom Ruger Blackhawk .38-40/10mm

.45 ACP Colt Gold Cup (blue). They don't come any better.

.44 Magnum Ruger Super Blackhawk

.45 Colt Ruger Super Blackhawk, set up as a Super Blackhawk


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P.S. You overlooked .45 Colt. I corrected that.
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Looks are secondary?
Me likes the way Bob thinks but I'm gonna make a couple tweeks....

9mm - I don't consider having one very often but there are days when a Browning or CZ appeals to me.

10mm - don't ever consider owning one.

Big bores, all lumped together, .44's and .45's - For SA give me a.45colt/.45 acp convertable Ruger. For DA give me an older S&W .45acp or .44sp. I don't want or need a .44M.

Looks are equal to reliability. Without both just stay home.
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Old September 19, 2012, 09:39 AM   #25
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but there are days when a Browning or CZ appeals to me.

For me thats called everyday
Two of the best handguns EVER made.
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