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View Poll Results: Best Pistol
Smith & Wesson 52 7.83%
Sig 106 15.96%
Glock 149 22.44%
Ruger 26 3.92%
Springfield 48 7.23%
Colt 48 7.23%
HK 57 8.58%
Walther 16 2.41%
Khar 9 1.36%
Kimber 28 4.22%
Desert Eagle 3 0.45%
Makarov (Stichken included) 7 1.05%
Beretta 33 4.97%
CZ 49 7.38%
Taurus 7 1.05%
Browning (FN) 18 2.71%
Para Ord. 3 0.45%
Star 2 0.30%
Mauser (Luger included) 2 0.30%
Korth 1 0.15%
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Old March 12, 2008, 11:23 PM   #176
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Why are you surprised about Taurus? They are regarded by most people as very cheap firearms with terrible customer service.
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Old March 12, 2008, 11:42 PM   #177
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I dunno. Yesterday while I was shooting on the pistol range, a very frail looking older man (I'm 81 - so you know he was old - 92) came up walking with his cane and holding his target and range case in the other hand. I stapled up his target and he sat down to shoot so he could use his cane hand to shoot two handed.

I expected him to be shooting a .22 or some "low recoil" gun - HE WAS SHOOTING A TAURUS 1911 45 ACP! - and shooting it well. He did concede he taped the grip safety because his hands were so skinny and didn't disable the grip safety any more but - he shot very well.

Gives me hope 1 might last a few more years.

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Old March 12, 2008, 11:50 PM   #178
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Colt Gunsite CCO. Has a decent sight radius for 25 yard work, compact for carry, lightweight for carry, no Series 80 firing pin safety so no extra parts to break, and chambered for .45ACP, which would get my vote for the best pistol caliber in my opinion poll.

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Old March 12, 2008, 11:53 PM   #179
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Well I am not in the US so dont get customer service for any of the weapon manf. All I get is from the local dealer.

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Old March 14, 2008, 04:20 AM   #180
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Glock builds the lead!

I am glad that Glock won this Best Pistol poll. It reflects my personal preference for some reason since I like Glock SIG and HK and by chance they are the top dogs here

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Old March 14, 2008, 11:36 AM   #181
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I am glad that Glock won this Best Pistol poll. It reflects my personal preference for some reason since I like Glock SIG and HK and by chance they are the top dogs here
I agree. I also feel that Glock is the best pistol on the market for it's intended purpose.
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Old March 14, 2008, 12:21 PM   #182
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Let's bring it down to Earth

While Glock currently has the highest single slice of the pie at 23.25%, it is important, I think, to note that 76.75% of voters in this poll do not think it is the best pistol. Not quite perfection. However, this mathematical reality check will not prevent me from uncompromisingly accepting the bronze medal on behalf of my HK (currently #3 at 8.88%).
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Old March 14, 2008, 01:18 PM   #183
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I put this poll on excel & sorted it for ease of viewing...

yes, I am a computer geek
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Old March 14, 2008, 03:59 PM   #184
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Great job Scap5000
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Old March 14, 2008, 06:27 PM   #185
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Thank you Scrap5000!
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Old March 15, 2008, 10:41 PM   #186
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Anytime, guys, anytime. I wonder if these polls could be enhanced to do do that automatically...

Hmmmmmm
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Old March 16, 2008, 03:38 AM   #187
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Its Alwyas about Glcok!

No matter we are polling here for the best pistol or at THR for choice of Just one handgun amond pistols and revolvers....http://www.thehighroad.org//showthre...=341431&page=7

Glock always come out on the top. Well it should tell all 1911 folks something about the REALTY CHECK!
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Old March 16, 2008, 02:00 PM   #188
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There is no "best". ESPECIALLY with no regard for its intended purpose. To believe so is to show a significant lack of knowledge and/or experience. What is best for one person for one particular use is completely useless to another. This poll is meaningless and so far has served only to boost the OP's ego.
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Old March 16, 2008, 02:21 PM   #189
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CraigC if this poll is meaningless then dont waste your time adding unwelcomed comments to it. I do not need boost for ego. I mean I own most of the guns listed, no matter whichever wins I will be happy. It is entertainment.

AND refrain from making personal attacks as it is not nice to do so
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Old March 16, 2008, 02:40 PM   #190
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Why should someone who prefer's a 1911 platform need a "Reality Check" as you put it? You split up 1911 manufacturers but only have one manufacturer of a Glock in the poll. How is that any kind of reality check. Heck, you didn't even have my favorite manufacturer of 1911s in the poll so I went with my favorite plastic gun manufacture.
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Old March 16, 2008, 03:12 PM   #191
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Old March 16, 2008, 03:21 PM   #192
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Sorry, this poll is too general. Then the OP says 'the one you carry all the time'. This poll is an absolute waste of time, and I'm not even going to vote.

Different guns/manufacturers are better for different purposes. It's just too general and ambiguous a poll to be of any value.

And it does not specify to compare specific models. What a waste.
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Old March 16, 2008, 03:35 PM   #193
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Glock-17 is best general purpose pistol ever made for defensive work!
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Old March 16, 2008, 03:41 PM   #194
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My definition of BEST is the one you always come back to, or the one you sold, and felt like you were missing something until you got another.

The word BEST means so many things to so many people. Its like saying who is the prettiest woman? What is the best food?
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Old March 16, 2008, 06:07 PM   #195
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O.K.

I have got to jump in here and add this:

Are we voting for the best gun that we own, or are we voting for the best gun IF MONEY WAS NO OBJECT?????


There is a difference. Glocks are winning the vote, and they are excellent guns for there price tag. But are we supposed to believe that everyone who voted for the #1 spot on this poll has had access to each of the other brands listed??? AND has had viable real world experience with each??
I haven't . . . have you??

Now one person may jump in here and say YES! But the majority will not follow suite. (not to mention I would have to be forced to question that persons sincerity lest he provided an good explanation of why.)


My vote went to the HK . . . primarily because on top of all of its attributes COMMONLY SHARED WITH ITS "COMPETITION" on the poll above. (such as firing after being dipped in a puddle ex.) I have seen an HK eat up cheap ammo (I mean absolute crap ammo that I would never feed into my gun) that its Glock counter part choked on. The HK feeded it like nothing, and the Glock could barely get through 3 rounds at a time. THAT event has left an impression on me.

But . . . the HK is pricey and the Grip of the USP, USP Tactical and the Mark 23 are not the "best" in the world for ALL hand types! Which might keep it from "winning" the title. So what is the "BEST"



The Glock shares many qualities with its competition. It may be price affordable but it is by no means "light years" beyond the competition.





BUT there is ONE THING that a Glock does have, HANDS DOWN, that most of its competition does not . . .

IT IS . . . DRUM ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




AND IT MADE #1 . . . IS THIS SUPPOSED TO BE A COINCIDENCE ????


Just my ".50 Cents" worth . . .
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Old March 16, 2008, 06:45 PM   #196
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I have owned or shot most makes on the poll and I voted for Glock. Although I prefer the feel of an HK or the trigger on a Sig or 1911, I've slowly come around to the Glocks.

They are cheap, accurate, reliable, light, thin and have great mag capacity. For an all-around, every-use gun, you just can't beat them.
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Old March 16, 2008, 06:52 PM   #197
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As of this minute 129 voters say it all....GLOCK !
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Old March 16, 2008, 06:55 PM   #198
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I think the key to this type of post is the word YOU. What is best to YOU.

I've used a few of these, and here are my thoughts.

Glock 120 23.30% I always come back to my Glocks. Never had a hiccup.
Sig 76 14.76% Nice, but they feel top heavy to me, and they flip too much.
HK 46 8.93% Nice, but overpriced, and they didn't GRAB me
CZ 44 8.54% Ergonomically perfect, IMHO, but I couldn't hit with it. Bad trigger.
Springfield 40 7.77% Glock imitators that were decent. 1911's so-so.
Smith & Wesson Love 3913, 1006 and 45 versions. #2 after Glocks for me.
Colt 35 6.80% 1911's, many of them. Great pistols, but reliability a factor.
Beretta 24 4.66% My 92's seem overly large, but nice
Kimber 20 3.88% Not as good as my Colts
Ruger 17 3.30% Bulky and utilitarian. Nothing really wrong with them
Walther 14 2.72% P-38 was too finicky.
Browning (FN) 14 2.72% I love hiPowers, but some were finicky
Taurus 7 1.36% Decent pistols, but one was a lemon
Khar 6 1.17% Nice, but over priced
Makarov 5 0.97% Excellent, but not enough caliber for me
Para Ord. 3 0.58% Never owned one
Desert Eagle 2 0.39% Never owned one
Star 1 0.19% Firestar was a decent pistol.
Mauser (Luger) 1 0.19% Never owned one
Korth 1 0.19% Never owned one
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Old March 16, 2008, 07:01 PM   #199
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No link what so ever to Glocks firm place in whats "cool dog" culture ha . . .


Guess what this man vote was . . . he was voter number 150



Any one know his name . . . well this would be Mr. 40Glocc. I think he's one of the thread moderators on the Glock talk Forum.
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Old March 16, 2008, 07:03 PM   #200
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I dont give a rats ass what some gangster POS carries, or calls himself. Its irrelevant.
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