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Old May 6, 2023, 04:26 PM   #51
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Hard to go wrong with.

Glock 17/19/45
SIG P226/P229
Berretta 92*/M9
HK P30/P2000/USP
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Old May 8, 2023, 04:20 PM   #52
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Hard to go wrong with.

Glock 17/19/45
SIG P226/P229
Berretta 92*/M9
HK P30/P2000/USP

Agreed!
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Old May 9, 2023, 01:55 PM   #53
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"Most reliable" in general terms is just that. Always be aware that what matters is what the gun and the ammo in your hands does.

EVERY semi auto CAN JAM.

Even the ones with the "best" designs and good reputations.

And, its not always the gun's fault. Sadly, some folks will run a good gun with the cheapest "range fodder" ammo they can get, and then blame the gun when something doesn't work as well as they expect.
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Old June 21, 2023, 03:01 PM   #54
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Thousands of rounds through my Beretta 92FS and ZERO cycling issues. Its absolutely earned my respect and trust .
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Old June 22, 2023, 05:26 PM   #55
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Given your description of the daily environment I would recommend the following:

- Glock, any, take your pick.
- Beretta 92 series
- Sig 226/228 in 9MM
- Ruger P89, if you can find one.
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Old June 27, 2023, 09:09 PM   #56
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I carry a pistol in all of my farm vehicles as a basic tool (varmints, deer hits, badly injured cattle, etc). Lots of dirt roads with lots of dust.
For most farmers/ranchers, who actually make their living as such, that could be in excess of fifty pistols - tractors, combines/harvesters, skidsteer, spray truck or plane even, mowers, spreaders, swather, self-propelled baler, field trucks, semi-truck, fuel truck, other service vehicles, a car or two, ATV/UTV, and so on.

Sell the assortment you've currently got and work out a volume deal on Glock 17's.
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Old June 28, 2023, 04:31 AM   #57
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92/m9.
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Old June 28, 2023, 03:08 PM   #58
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Glock 17 and Sig P320 fullsize. Not a single malfunction with thousands of rounds of different bullet weights and brands through them.
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Old June 28, 2023, 03:37 PM   #59
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For most farmers/ranchers, who actually make their living as such, that could be in excess of fifty pistols - tractors, combines/harvesters, skidsteer, spray truck or plane even, mowers, spreaders, swather, self-propelled baler, field trucks, semi-truck, fuel truck, other service vehicles, a car or two, ATV/UTV, and so on.
Yeah, just my highway legal pickups/service truck. I have over 20 total tractors and combines. Used to keep a rifle in the back window of my pickups but with the way things are changing in this area, that's just not a good idea anymore. Not really worried about someone breaking in if there's nothing valuable in sight so a pistol is a better option.

Still have rifle mounts for the tractors from a few years back when badgers were trying to take over our fields.
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Old June 28, 2023, 08:16 PM   #60
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As so many others have said Glock it and forget it. But if you happen to be one of those absolutely never a Glock types I recommend you look at the SAR-9 line. It is one of the few handgun companies to claim a 50,000rd barrel life & put their gun through 100,000rd endurance test for functioning. A lot of gun for the money(cheaper than Glock)BTW I own 4 Glock models and 3 SAR models.
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Old June 28, 2023, 08:27 PM   #61
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As so many others have said Glock it and forget it. But if you happen to be one of those absolutely never a Glock types I recommend you look at the SAR-9 line. It is one of the few handgun companies to claim a 50,000rd barrel life & put their gun through 100,000rd endurance test for functioning. A lot of gun for the money(cheaper than Glock)BTW I own 4 Glock models and 3 SAR models.

Made in Turkey!
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Old June 28, 2023, 10:06 PM   #62
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Best is the opinion of the owner..............
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Old June 29, 2023, 09:20 AM   #63
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Made in Turkey!
Yep and they've been making weapons since 1880. Personally I don't care where they are made if they can run 50,000-100,000rd's and pass the torture test they put the SAR-9 through. I will add that they seem to have become more popular as of late as they are now 30%-50% more expensive than what I bought mine for.
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Old November 19, 2023, 10:23 PM   #64
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A friend of mine let be borrow a couple different 9s to try out. Ended up going with a CZ75BD full size. It is quickly becoming my favorite semi auto pistol. Shoots straight, perfect balance, etc.
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A friend of mine let be borrow a couple different 9s to try out. Ended up going with a CZ75BD full size. It is quickly becoming my favorite semi auto pistol. Shoots straight, perfect balance, etc.
Good choice, CZ’s can be addictive. My all time fav is my CZ75B-SA.
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Old November 20, 2023, 07:11 AM   #66
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The glock is certainly proven but I never owned one. The Turks make excellent weapons and can be had for ridiculously low prices for the quality you get.

I don't think anyone mentioned the Springfield XD line? I have owned 4 of these pistols of various model of XD and currently own just one, an XDe I shot these pistols in 9mm from mag dumps to slow fire, left hand, limp waisted, etc. and never had a malfunction

Ive had one malfunction with the XDe, a first round failure to feed but this was my own fault as I failed to fully insert the magazine
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Old November 21, 2023, 12:48 PM   #67
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Wow! My Sig .40's are my most reliable .40 caliber pistols I've owned, and that's a few.
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Old November 22, 2023, 12:53 AM   #68
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Back in the "before times," reliability was a prize. Not so much these days. It's still necessary, but also very common. Just pick what you like, maybe do some basic due diligence online to make sure there aren't any glaring issues, and go for it.
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Old November 22, 2023, 04:07 AM   #69
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357 mag revolvers like the GP100 make great all around farm guns but your CZ 75 BD was a great choice! CZ75 variants are rock solid in 9 and 40. The aluminum fame po1 in 9mm is a wonderful light gun and the steel Spo1 in 9mm is a heavy all steel tank with a rail. My regular 75 in 40 is great too and reliable with everything. My 9mm kahr was a dogomatic till I polished the chamber with home made burnishing tools. If you still have that dogomatic Sig, drill a case, insert a small bolt and a nut to hold the case on. Coat in red polishing compound and oil. Spin it in the chamber with a drill using a gloved hand to hold the barrel. It will tear up a bare hand if you aren't careful and a vice might squish the barrel. Case will grab and catch till you have smoothed your chamber. If the tool breaks make another. Work fired cases in and out of the chamber as you spin them. They will eventually move in and out without catching as the tool marks in the chamber get smoothed down. Then your gun should run like cow snot if everything else is right. My kahr went over 300 rounds for break in and was still jamming till i did this. Has been reliable ever since with everything factory or reloads even when dry. Same trick allowed my 9mm reloads to chamber in a tight springfield 1911 that didn't want to go into battery every time. If you can't get the sig to run using my trick, send it down the road

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Old November 28, 2023, 09:05 PM   #70
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Any:

- Glock
- Sig P320 series (I have also had great luck with the P229/226) Surprised to hear about yours.
- Beretta
- Smith M&P Performance Center
- CZ Tactical
- H&K USP Tactical

etc.
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Old December 1, 2023, 07:35 PM   #71
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On a farm I probably wouldn't go 9mm. Much as I love the caliber and have carried it for decades.

.357 Magnum is my recommendation. In a 4 inch Smith, or Ruger. If you really want a handgun.

9mm in a carbine, I would. But at that point, I'd just go with an AR.
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