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Old February 16, 2013, 03:48 PM   #51
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Kimber UCII, black with cream-colored VZ grips ... it has that wonderful 1911 feel, and the contrast between the black gun and the light-colored grips always makes me happy ...
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Old February 16, 2013, 04:06 PM   #52
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I have a 3 way tie as well.

Colt 1911
S&W 4" model 10 'pencil barrel'
CZ 75B
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Old February 16, 2013, 04:11 PM   #53
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"favorite handling gun? "

There are some terriffic handling handguns out there, and I have my faves, but the very best was (surprisingly) designed way back in 1898... if you have never handled (and/or shot) a Luger, then you are missing out on one great pistol experience, good looking too.
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Old February 18, 2013, 02:34 PM   #54
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My CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical without a doubt. I love that gun.
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Old February 18, 2013, 02:55 PM   #55
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Favorite handling gun would be my 1917 DWM P-08 9MM Luger.
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Old February 18, 2013, 03:51 PM   #56
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My 1911 commander handles quite well.
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Old February 18, 2013, 09:10 PM   #57
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Full size !911. Second place I guess would be a 4 in S&W revolver. But it's a distant second. I'm surprised noboby has said their 92fs. Either way. It's gotta be steel.
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Old February 19, 2013, 12:14 PM   #58
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Any 1911, they just feel "right" to me. Lately, I've been fondling my CCO size 1911 the most....seems to fit just perfectly in my hand
+1... although for me, I've been fondling my Kimber CDP Pro, Sig C3, and SA EMP equally.
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Old February 19, 2013, 01:20 PM   #59
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Dan Wesson CBOB. Followed closely by any 1911.
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Old February 19, 2013, 01:50 PM   #60
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Browning Hi-power MKIII, bobbed hammer, navidrex thin grips = best feeling pistol I've ever held.
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Old February 19, 2013, 01:53 PM   #61
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All of them in the safe, only problem is I only have 2 hands so I can only fondle 2 at a time
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Old February 19, 2013, 03:00 PM   #62
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All my 1911s.
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Old February 19, 2013, 03:49 PM   #63
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S&W single stack 3rd generation pistols fit me the best.
I do not own any though.
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Old February 19, 2013, 05:19 PM   #64
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Well I'm still learning to shoot these two but after 46 years of shooting them I have to admit I'm probably not going to get any better with either one of them.

This is My S&W M41 and my Colt 1911A1 NM at 100 yards shooting offhand on a really nice shooting day.

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Old February 19, 2013, 07:25 PM   #65
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favorite handling gun?

Colt Woodsman Match Target
SW Mod 64 pencil barrel
Walther PP
HK P7
Colt SAA

Hard to choose the "best", unless it would be to add:

The Remington Model 51

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Old February 19, 2013, 09:16 PM   #66
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Easy...1911.
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Old February 20, 2013, 06:37 AM   #67
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To my original 3 (1911, K frame, CZ75), I may have to add the HK P7. There is a lot to be said for an extremely low bore axis.
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Old February 20, 2013, 10:35 AM   #68
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FNS 40 is totally my new favorite for feel, balance and comfortable shooting. So much I ran back and got a FNS 9 to go with it. Just one that fits ME, my hands and my style of shooting. Yep.. my new favorite's.
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Old February 20, 2013, 01:47 PM   #69
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1911 and Hi-Power

In terms of handling, I am tied between any full sized 1911 and most Hi-Powers. While they are not the best handling pistols, I am a H&K fan. I absolutely love the Mk. 23, but its a brick in the hand!
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Old February 20, 2013, 02:00 PM   #70
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The fit and finish is just so excellent, clearances are exceedingly tight, and there is just something about a giant Blackhawk action (which is pretty good anyway) that makes this one my favorite.
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Old February 20, 2013, 03:55 PM   #71
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1911 is about as good as it gets.
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Old February 20, 2013, 05:33 PM   #72
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Any S&W K-frame and Beretta Cheetah's,,,

Any S&W K-frame and Beretta Cheetah's,,,
They just feel like they were made for my hands.

A Walther PPK or Bersa Thunder is a close second.

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Old February 20, 2013, 05:38 PM   #73
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I KNEW IT!

Soon as I saw the title of this thread I thought, my CZ75 BD, Police version.
And sure enough, going through the posts, you don't have to go far to see someone mention a CZ!

Anyone who has not hanlded one, get a clue!
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Old February 20, 2013, 08:36 PM   #74
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Any S&W K-frame
I agree, those older K-frame revolvers came from the factory with really tight, slick action. Very little play, and they don't rattle when you shake them.
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Old February 20, 2013, 08:44 PM   #75
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My Kimber Target II, 9mm with pachmeyer grips. They come prettier but they dont work better. I could group 6" at 15yds literally with my eyes closed.
Im sure most any 1911 would have similar results. A close second is Beretta 96 with Hogue grips. Its like grabbing a breast, you just dont want to let go.
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