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Old March 7, 2013, 03:13 PM   #101
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1911s in general, my Kimber UCDP in particular as it's my EDC. But I don't fondle it between posts, as it's generally in my holster, unless I'm in PJs, whereupon it's then next to me on the desk, table, vanity, or nightstand. If I move from room to room, it goes with me grabbed only by it's grip. Only time it's really "handled" is during a cleaning, besides the obvious range trips. It's put into it's holster in the morning and taken out at night with as little handling as possible in-between.
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Old March 7, 2013, 08:47 PM   #102
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Old March 9, 2013, 11:34 AM   #103
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favorite handling gun?

Although the 1911 is my favorite handgun, I have to say that the best handling gun I have experience with is the 4" S&W k-frame. It's just right in so many ways.
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Old March 9, 2013, 12:14 PM   #104
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of all the guns i have owned or handled there are only 2 that feel like a natural extension of my hand. a colt (or replica) saa revolver. mine come in 4 3/4" and 3 1/2" models and they are the natural fitting and pointing revolvers made. the other is any 1911 semi auto in any length. these 2 handguns feel like a piece of me when i point them and as a result these are the guns i shoot the best.
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Old April 2, 2013, 03:29 PM   #105
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Old April 2, 2013, 03:36 PM   #106
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Springfield Armory XDM 9mm. Most comfortable to shoot handgun I have ever fired.
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Old April 6, 2013, 12:27 AM   #107
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K frame 357 mag, followed closely by Beretta M9 and Sig P226 (alloy frame.)
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Old April 6, 2013, 01:36 AM   #108
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Old April 6, 2013, 07:30 AM   #109
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There are at least two types of handling. One is how does it instinctually feel in one hand and point for immediate emergency use. The second is more like fondling.

I like to sit in my livingroom and practice with snapcaps. This works well with all revolvers and da autos. I love the feel of all revolvers, single or double, I love them all.

Autos I like the feel of a 1911 with an arched mainspring housing, Walther PP and P38, and Beretta 84 BB.

I also like the Ruger 22 with the original "Lugeresque" gripframe.
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Old April 6, 2013, 08:40 AM   #110
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S&W revolver or 1911
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Old April 6, 2013, 09:57 AM   #111
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Any Smith K-frame. My only one currently is a 10-5 built in 1966, with a pinned, four-inch tapered barrel. It's my head-of-the-bed gun; but yes, I have to fondle it now and then.

The nicest one I ever had was a 15-8 dated 1970 that I bought immaculate and unfired ten years ago. A first-rate smith gave it the finest trigger I've ever experienced on any handgun, at least equal to any Python I've handled.

I gave it to my son so he wouldn't have to wait till I croak. He and his three boys love shooting it. But I miss that beauty.
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Old April 7, 2013, 09:41 AM   #112
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My SR1911 is such a pleasure to handle, shoot and even just look at. A pile of Snap Caps is always on hand...
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