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View Poll Results: Which one would you take?
SIG Sauer 1911 XO 12 3.23%
Custom Springfield MilSpec 1911 18 4.84%
Colt Gold Cup Trophy Model 1911 32 8.60%
Custom Colt 70 Series 1911 47 12.63%
SIG Sauer P220 40 10.75%
SIG Sauer P226 E2 9mm 60 16.13%
Browning High-Power 36 9.68%
Glock 17 27 7.26%
Glock 19 63 16.94%
Glock 21sf 15 4.03%
Glock 22 10 2.69%
Hk USP 40 12 3.23%
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Old January 8, 2013, 08:05 PM   #26
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The Colt Gold Cup of course.... why, because it's a Colt and I don't own one yet.
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Old January 8, 2013, 08:13 PM   #27
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Custom series 70 would be by choice. Its proven itself for a while now. If I could have two my second choice would be the high power. I have a soft spot for both of them.
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Old January 8, 2013, 08:16 PM   #28
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Out the door into hostilities?

Glock 19

Out the door to the range?

High Power
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Old January 8, 2013, 08:35 PM   #29
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My stock MKIII Browning Hi Power is my most accurate centerfire pistol out of many very good ones from various manufacturers. It is the most naturally pointing, although my CZ's, and HK P7's come really close. The P7 is just about as accurate and naturally pointing, but the BHP does have the ability to carry 15 + 1 with flush fit Mec Gar magazines, in a pretty slim, compact package for a service pistol. It just plain works.

Just to clarify, I think many of these pistols have pretty equal mechanical accuracy. The grip, grip angle, trigger, balance are all personal factors and what I may shoot better may not work as well for others. I'd be happy taking any of the above or a 1911, and some others. There are a lot of good alternatives, obviously.
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Old January 8, 2013, 10:06 PM   #30
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I think the right answer is Glock 17 but I voted Glock 19 because it's a compact and renders itself to concealed carry a little more easily. Since you didn't give a purpose in your OP, I'm assuming all purposes.
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Old January 8, 2013, 10:12 PM   #31
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From your list the BHP because I shoot them well and I have mine already picked out.

If I could only choose one gun from my collection it would be a tough choice between my custom BHP & my Les Baer TRS..... Coming in third would be my custom Colt COO.
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Old January 8, 2013, 10:17 PM   #32
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My real 1st choice would be a S&W model 19, otherwise a 1911.
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Old January 9, 2013, 09:13 AM   #33
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Wow...interesting results. The Glock 19 is 1st, SIG P226 is 2nd, and my Custom Colt 70 Series is 3rd.


Very very interesting.

I saw things going a little differently. Those were the top three I though would be in the top 5 though.


Gold Cup? P220?

I wish I could respond to all of those before I have to head out the door! I'll be back!
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Old January 9, 2013, 11:10 AM   #34
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You can't go wrong with the Sig P220.

But if you would rather carry a 9mm then the Glock 19 is the one to carry.
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Old January 9, 2013, 11:24 AM   #35
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Since my carry gun today is a Hunter Custom on a 70 series type build, you can guess how I voted.

I keep coming back to 1911s for quick accuracy.

Edit: changed "frame" to build, since series 70 components are more in the slide; added pic.


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Old January 9, 2013, 11:47 AM   #36
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Since my carry gun today is a Hunter Custom on a 70 series type frame, you can guess how I voted.

I keep coming back to 1911s for quick accuracy.
Heck yes. I love Bob's work. Amazing, it's a shame the timing was off for me though. I lucked out.

Accurate as can be. I need more training on the 1911 though. My muscle memory is tuned to SIG and Glock under stress.
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Old January 10, 2013, 06:09 AM   #37
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Grab and GO!
If by GO, we mean that I'm running in to a gun show to sell a gun at the speed of light, I'd grab the Glock 19. Might be -the- easiest gun to sell immediately. Everyone thinks they want one.

If I'm expected for tea & crumpets with some high brow folks at a mansion on the hill, maybe the HK would be a good choice since those guys need to spend more on their goodies...I could fit right in.

If I'm headed to a photo shoot and I need something pretty, a Hi-Power would fit that bill...as long as it's got a gorgeous, deep blue finish. Hopefully the photographer doesn't want to feel the dicey trigger, the obnoxiously vague trigger reset and I -really- hope we don't end up discussing magazine disconnect safeties... If I get cornered, I'll show him the way-cool mousetrap magazines and attempt to re-direct him from the trigger woes. (which would fit right in with a spring loaded magazine that's required to make up for the mag safety, so it comes full circle! )

If I'm keeping it, a safe bet is the Colt Gold Cup Trophy. Always liked the look of these... a classic look that predates all the great looking 1911's on the market today. Safer bet than "Custom Series 70" because an undefined "custom" could mean that it was cut in half with a blow torch and then JB-welded back together.

I could grab one of the SIGs...and maybe if I find a quality engraver, I could have him etch a little anchor on the slide and jack the value up a few hundred bucks!

No offense, just trying to have some fun with these.
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Old January 10, 2013, 09:06 AM   #38
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Easy decision for me, the Sig P226 E2 in 9mm. I have a P229 E2 9mm and its my favorite gun, in fact I came in 3rd place last night in a timed bowling pin shoot and I havent shot in over a month (pistols that is). I want to like Glocks but I just cant, on paper the G19 is perfect, in my hand it just doesnt feel right and I cant shoot it worth a darn.
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Old January 10, 2013, 04:31 PM   #39
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SIG Sauer 1911 XO
Custom Springfield MilSpec 1911
Colt Gold Cup Trophy Model 1911
Custom Colt 70 Series 1911

Any of the above, literally no preference for carry.
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Old January 10, 2013, 04:36 PM   #40
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Sig P220. Sig quality, great sights, .45 caliber. This will get you through most jams should your rifle go down or run out of ammo.
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Old January 10, 2013, 04:44 PM   #41
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If it were only one gun, my choice would be the Sig 226 E2, 9mm
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Old January 10, 2013, 04:48 PM   #42
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Colt Series 70 1911, because Colt, Series 70, 1911, .45 ACP.

Actually, if I could only have one gun, it would probably be a Smith & Wesson Model 629 with a 4" barrel, but that wasn't on the list.
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Old January 10, 2013, 04:57 PM   #43
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Old January 10, 2013, 05:01 PM   #44
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P220 stainless.

Less finicky than a 1911.

I've never had one break that someone didn't unnecessarily screw with it.

After the P220 I'd take a 1911 that had a custom reliability/trigger job from a custom shop like Alchemy.
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Old January 10, 2013, 05:02 PM   #45
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I came in 3rd place last night in a timed bowling pin shoot and I havent shot in over a month (pistols that is).
Just curious where your pin shoot took place. Would it by chance be trigger time? I noticed you are from Hoschton and Trigger Time has a pin shoot on Wed night and they are in Flowery Branch, not far from Hoschton. I have some friends that shoot pins at TT
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Old January 10, 2013, 05:15 PM   #46
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Out of those, I chose the SIG Sauer P226 E2 9mm. I thought about the Hi-Power, but I like the features, durability, accuracy, and ability to handle hot 9mm of the Sig a little better.
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Old January 10, 2013, 05:59 PM   #47
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I voted P226. Bought mine in 40 but I have a 9mm factory spring and Bar-Sto barrel, plus Hogue grips and good lord she shoots smooth.
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Old January 10, 2013, 06:01 PM   #48
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center fire semi auto's

While I did vote for the Browning Hi Power in this poll....I just got done shooting 150 rounds of .45 auto 230 FMJ ammo through my relatively new SIG P220 match stainless and really like it ! Much better trigger than the stock BHP and very comfortable to shoot & control the .45 in this fairly hefty stainless full size P220 match model . Just wow, if it came down to these two pistols for me it would be a very tough choice in fact I wouldn't do it anyway !

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Old January 10, 2013, 08:15 PM   #49
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NONE of the above....give me a good old S&W revolver...
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Old January 10, 2013, 09:19 PM   #50
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I would pick a Sig 226 due to its reliability, combat proven with the seals.
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