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Old June 9, 2013, 09:08 AM   #51
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Off the list I would choose the Glock 17.

Given any choice, I would choose a CZ75
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Old June 9, 2013, 11:26 AM   #52
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Glock 17 - I like my 1911 but less capacity, a touch more jam prone.

Modern 9mm ammo is just fine.
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Old June 9, 2013, 12:36 PM   #53
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1911, without question.

I'd hate to know that my life depended on 9mm ball.
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Old June 9, 2013, 01:28 PM   #54
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While I never hope to go to war, the selection of sidearm depends on a lot of circumstances. For instance, on what sort of terrain and in what sort of weather will this war be fought? What sort of enemy combatants will you be facing and what gear might they have?

For very general purposes, I think the loose consensus on .45acp is wise. I prefer the FNX to a 1911, though I haven't seen it tested in all sorts of weather conditions.
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Old June 9, 2013, 02:24 PM   #55
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SEALS-P226 and P239 in 9mm
US military as a whole-beretta 92 9mm
Marine expeditionary force-1911 .45
Air Marshal P229 and P239 357 SIG
Coast Guard P229 .40
British military-Glock 17 9mm
And on .....

You could pretty much pick any gun, in any decent caliber by any of the big boys and trust that its been tested and proven. I would take any of the above and be happy.
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Old June 9, 2013, 03:16 PM   #56
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re:Poll: If you could choose your combat sidearm.

IMHO...Sig Sauer SAS Gen 2 chambered in .45ACP....using 185gr +p JHP......That will stop them "DEAD" in their tracks......! Today there is TOO much emphasis on Picatinny/Weaver rail systems...Anyone can put a laser on a target. Not everyone has a clear grasp of basic firearm control. Sight Alignment, Sight Picture, Trigger Control, Breathing, Stance, AND MOST IMPORTANT...GREY MATTER WHEN IT COUNTS! GET BACK TO BASICS!!!!!!REMEMBER GUN CONTROL MEANS......HITTING YOUR TARGET EVERY TIME......!
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Old June 9, 2013, 05:02 PM   #57
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Of the ones listed, Sig P228...but I'd take my CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical any day over the ones on the list
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Old June 9, 2013, 06:22 PM   #58
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If I had my choice, Browning/FN Hi-Power.

If I have to choose from the list, Glock 17
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Old June 9, 2013, 06:35 PM   #59
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Id like some thing in 357 magnum. It is the round I have grown up using and have confidence in.
For a military use revolver, my money is on the Model 327 TRR8 (it has a cousin in the M&P line too.)

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Old June 9, 2013, 07:20 PM   #60
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45acp.......1911 or w. german SIG220.
9mm.........Beretta M9 or w. german SIG226.
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Old June 9, 2013, 07:26 PM   #61
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Poll: If you could choose your combat sidearm.

1911 with extra magazines, for sure!
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Old June 9, 2013, 07:28 PM   #62
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Old June 9, 2013, 07:32 PM   #63
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Since the military uses hardball it would be a Glock 21.
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Old June 9, 2013, 08:52 PM   #64
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Of the choices given, I'd say G17 followed by the P228.
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Old June 9, 2013, 09:25 PM   #65
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They didn't have "None of the Above".
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Old June 10, 2013, 06:34 AM   #66
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Once you're in your first firefight you'll figure out real quick that you really want some kind of assault rifle or battle rifle with the extra weight in ammo rather than any handgun you can think of. If someone makes you take a handgun, take the lightest and smallest one they'll let you carry.

If you have to go to war a sidearm is totally irrelevant. Doesn't really matter what you carry, it's just a "feel-good" item and won't make any difference at all if you're reduced to that level.

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Old June 10, 2013, 08:56 AM   #67
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Pretty much anything that's belt fed. You got no business going into battle with a handgun. Hand gun to a soldier is a backup.
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Old June 10, 2013, 08:57 AM   #68
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Pretty much anything that's belt fed. You got no business going into battle with a handgun. Hand gun to a soldier is a backup. You get a bad feeling in your gut when you start taking fire and all you got is a 1911.
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Old June 10, 2013, 10:00 AM   #69
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Old June 10, 2013, 10:26 AM   #70
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H&K MP7 if it can be classified as "side arm"; Beretta PX4 otherwise (already have one and used to it)
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Old June 10, 2013, 10:37 AM   #71
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I love 1911s, but it would be a Glock 21 for me.
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Old June 10, 2013, 02:50 PM   #72
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If I'm going into combat, I'm going to spend a whole lot more concern and worry on the primary longarm I'm taking than the sidearm.
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Old June 10, 2013, 03:12 PM   #73
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Once you're in your first firefight you'll figure out real quick that you really want some kind of assault rifle or battle rifle with the extra weight in ammo rather than any handgun you can think of. If someone makes you take a handgun, take the lightest and smallest one they'll let you carry.
Agreed. I'd also rather have extra rifle ammo & mags, more batteries for the radio, etc.

For me, the handgun would have be something like an airweight enclosed hammer or hammerless S&W J Frame.
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Old June 10, 2013, 07:09 PM   #74
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Well, the OP was about a handgun choice. So I wonder if the current service folk would rather carry a Glock 26 than a M-9?

You see pictures of plenty of service folks with a M-4 and the M-9.
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Old June 10, 2013, 07:13 PM   #75
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H&K 45 Tactical would be nice.
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