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Old April 25, 2017, 05:24 PM   #51
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I am totally happy with my Ruger MK II in .22LR and see no need for anything else.

Ditto with my Elsiepee in .380 which does what you want a .380 pistol to do. A Walther PPK would be dead sexy though.

In 9mm I want a classic CZ-75 all day long. SiG P226 is runner up.

I have no interest whatsoever in .40.

The only thing I could possibly want in .45 is a GI style 1911. Doesn't have to be surplus or anything, just has to have that GI look and feel.
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Old April 25, 2017, 05:48 PM   #52
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.22LR: S&W Victory

.380 Auto: Browning 1911-380

9mm: Ruger SR1911 LW CMDR

.40 S&W: 1911 pattern; haven't spent much time looking for an exact make/model. If for some reason I couldn't find one I liked, then I guess my SIG P229.

.45 auto: Wilson Combat Hackathorn Special (as long as we're dreaming)

Revolver: my buddy's Colt Python 6-inch in nickel, that he offered to me for $650 twenty years ago, but I bought tickets to see the Rolling Stones instead! Still kick myself over that one.
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Old Yesterday, 03:48 PM   #53
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If you were starting over knowing what you know now, pick these calibers

.22lr High Standard SportKing
.380 Ruger LCRs
9mm Beretta 90-TWO
.40 Beretta PX4
.45acp Mag. Resaerch Dessert Eagle
.357 S&W Model 19 Revolver
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Old Yesterday, 04:00 PM   #54
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22 LR Ruger Mark something or other.

380 Nothing

9mm About any of them, but I've got a Smith & Wesson 39-2, and a Argentine Hi-Power, so they'll do.


45 ACP...A 1911 of some kind or other. Again, I've got a Norinco so that'll do.


38/357...Smith & Wesson Model 19. I've got others but that one would do most everything for me.
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For 22lr i would get a Keystone, single shot, with a scope.
I wouldn't bother with the 380, as it can't do anything the 9mm Luger can
For 9 mm Luger, it would once again be my Walther PPS.
Wouldn't own a 40 again. Just don't care for the recoil.

Now 45ACP is a tougher choice. But i would probably purchase my Sprimgfield Armory Champion again.
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One each .22, .380, 9mm, .40, 45. And just for fun 1 revolver.
If only one of each, then:
22 - Ruger MKII-IV 5.5
380 - Beratta 8x (double stack).
9mm - Glock 19
.40 - ??? maybe a double stack 1911.
.45 - 1911 5"
Revolver - S&W 38 special 6" -- model 14.
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