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Old July 27, 2013, 09:02 PM   #151
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I already have it: HK USP .45.

Although the Browning Hi Power has its merits, and is very practical to use with a Mec-gar 20 rd mag (works perfectly with 21). I guess I would eventually run out of JHPs, so if I have to make due with FMJs, I'd feel slightly better about the .45.
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Old July 27, 2013, 09:47 PM   #152
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I'd have to go with the Glock 17 from the ones you listed. High capacity, consistent action, and a large user base to grab mags and such.

But I guess that idea defeats the purpose of the question. Once I run across one dead guy, I'm obviously picking up his gun, too.
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Old July 28, 2013, 07:24 PM   #153
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Poll: If you could choose your combat sidearm.

Desert Storm 1911 G or Beretta PX4 40 cal.
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Old July 29, 2013, 11:38 AM   #154
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Re: Poll: If you could choose your combat sidearm.

FN FNX-45 Tac
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Old July 31, 2013, 10:03 AM   #155
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in combat

first choice would be a 1911a1.
second choice an american made FNX

Why, well the 1911 has proven itself for over hundred years and number one factor in combat zone, reliability. I feel of the "modern" design's, the FNX is reliable and has all the features for action in a combat zone with gloves on, and they are ambitextrous (important if injured).
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Old August 22, 2013, 07:08 PM   #156
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Gen 4 Glock 17 or Ruger P-89

I have both.

Our agency has used the Ruger P-89 for 2+ decades. Ugly. Heavy. Rugged. Durable. Reliable. No tack drivers. But, at 25 yards will put the lead center mass all day long. I am amazed at the abuse these guns have taken and keep working. I have, many times over the years, seen and heard these guns hit the concrete from 3-4 foot heights. So, don't make fun of my P-89

My experience with the Gen 4 Glock 17 is far less than my Ruger. But, I have not seen any reason to fear taking this gun into life or death situations. Again, ugly. Not so heavy. Rugged. Durable. Reliable. No tack driver. But, will hit what I aim at.
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Old August 23, 2013, 12:56 AM   #157
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For some reason, our 'leaders' don't see to have the first clue how to arm Soldiers, spend resources wisely, or fight wars.

This goes right down to equipment, weapons, and tactics.

For instance, we wasted billions of dollars testing and implementing the most worthless, sorry, and embarrassingly useless Army Combat Uniform digital garbage ever invented, only to thankfully be bested by the Navy blue camo. Total garbage. Terrible useless camo, thin easily torn and worn material, and fades, and the velco is aweful.

As for caliber, the 9x19 is fine for combat, IF we could drop our international standard and go with HPs rather than FMJs.

Same is true for the M9. So many better options - maybe not 20 years ago, but definitely today. Granted, wars are not won and lost on the marginal difference in pistols, however, it makes a difference to living or dying from time to time in battle. I don't care for the M9. Too heavy and big. Something more slim, light, better is needed. I voted Glock, but would say that M&P, XD, or CZ would be great. Capacity, reliability, weight...
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Old August 24, 2013, 04:00 AM   #158
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Re: Poll: If you could choose your combat sidearm.

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I don't care for the M9. Too heavy and big. Something more slim, light, better is needed. I voted Glock, but would say that M&P, XD, or CZ would be great. Capacity, reliability, weight...
Time to look at FN.
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Old August 25, 2013, 04:19 PM   #159
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Since it's all I have currently my G20.
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Old August 25, 2013, 06:37 PM   #160
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Glock 17 (specifically, Gen 4, with the medium beaver tail backstrap).

Not on the list:

Glock 22 (Gen 4, also wearing the medium beaver tail backstrap)


For concealed carry as a civilian, I'm very happy to carry a Glock 19. In a combat application, I'd be able to carry a larger frame, would love the option of using 22 round spare mags, and would like the extra hard barrier penetration of the .40 over the 9mm. The trade off wouldn't be an issue, because the 22 gives me a slightly more manageable frame, and I would toss a Surefire X300 on the front to add even more weight/controlability to the firearm to offset the increase in recoil impulse.

In the event of a rifle --> pistol transition, I would not want a DA first pull, or to have to disengage a safety. If I'm making that transition, it's probably in a close quarters firefight, and a fast first hit is critical.
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Old August 25, 2013, 06:50 PM   #161
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Smith and Wesson M&P 45.
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Old August 25, 2013, 10:57 PM   #162
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Serbu Super Shorty. Go big or go home.

It's a pistol, kinda...
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Old August 26, 2013, 12:05 AM   #163
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Re: Poll: If you could choose your combat sidearm.

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Smith and Wesson M&P 45.
MAJOR RECALL on M&P's right now. Gets yours checked!
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Old August 26, 2013, 05:37 AM   #164
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Glock 17 without a doubt if 9mm. If 45acp then the Glock 21.
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Old August 26, 2013, 05:38 AM   #165
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I went on the S&W web page could not find any info on a recall.

Got a link to that info?
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Old August 26, 2013, 12:06 PM   #166
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This is war, so the govt is picking up the ammo tab if I supply the weapon, right?

FN FiveSeven. Light weight, accurate, non-existent recoil and 20 rounds of anything guarrantees that even I can hit something...maybe even what I am aiming at!
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Old August 28, 2013, 08:57 PM   #167
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Browning Hi Power 9mm
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Old August 29, 2013, 03:33 AM   #168
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1. 1911

2. Sig226 .40 Ammo is in the System as the Coast Guard went to Sig ,40's.
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Old August 29, 2013, 05:57 AM   #169
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Ruger P95.. ya ya ya.... i hear it already but........
Why. Its poly frame is extremely strong. It eats pretty much any 9mm ammo you feed it. You dont need to be an gunsmith to repair it. And can get 17 and 20 mags to fit flush or fit with reasonable extensions.
Oh ya its also a nail driver right out of the box...
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Old August 29, 2013, 06:52 AM   #170
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Sig P226 9mm with the 17rd MecGar mags.
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