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Old May 9, 2021, 02:26 PM   #26
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When I first read the thread title, I thought we were talking theoretical handguns, not real ones. My theoretical handgun would have a powerful, light-weight battery that could generate a pulse strong enough to launch a 55-grain .223/5.56 bullet out of a four-inch barrel at 3,200 fps. Since a cartridge and powder would be unnecessary, I think you could get 10+ rounds into a magazine and the gun would still be concealable. Essentially, it would be a mini-railgun and would not require a suppressor.
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Old May 9, 2021, 08:47 PM   #27
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I'd hate to put anybody out, so I could settle for a 4 1/2" New Service 44 Special with stags on it.

https://www.gunauction.com/buy/8911918

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Old May 9, 2021, 08:56 PM   #28
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Mine would be a 686 built by S&W in 1955, since this is make believe! The 686 would be a great gun built by craftsmen instead of the assemblers of today.
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Old May 9, 2021, 09:17 PM   #29
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10 shot revolver based off of the S&W N-Frame or Taurus Large Frame chambered in 327 Federal Magnum with a full lugged 4" barrel, preferably in matte stainless.
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Old May 9, 2021, 09:30 PM   #30
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Revolver 8 round 3" 9mm ,357 single cylinder .
Can kind of be done with the S&W 627. Not quite 3" but 2 5/8" barrel. Cylinder can be cut to accept 9mm ammo. The catch is that 38/357 cases can't be reloaded when fired in this customized cylinder. Can be done for less than $500 by TK Custom. Check it out...

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I looked into this but decided against it because I reload and it would not be worthwhile for me.
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Old May 10, 2021, 08:06 AM   #31
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I'm content with my Glock 19.
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Old May 10, 2021, 08:46 AM   #32
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1911 in either 40 or 45, under 15oz....12 to 13oz would be perfect. Man can dream, correct?
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Old May 10, 2021, 10:55 AM   #33
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Smith & Wesson already made it.

4" Model 19.
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Old May 10, 2021, 11:07 AM   #34
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Plastic double stack wonder gun in 7.62x25.
I have 7.62x25 1911 style barrel I haven't quite gotten brave enough to try in my TCM 22/9mm with double stack magazines. Need some bullets a bit shorter than the 85grain to load to the magazine length but will hopefully work out.
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Old May 10, 2021, 09:21 PM   #35
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Nice, for some reason i have a thing for the 7.62x25 round. Probably explains all my Tokarevs
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Old May 11, 2021, 12:53 AM   #36
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I'd like a Paris Theodore ASP. They are very rare in Canada.


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Old May 11, 2021, 03:32 AM   #37
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I'd like a good, compact, decocker-only, hammer-fired DA/SA carry gun that is easy to carry and fun to shoot.

No, the XDE doesn't do it for me. It's 2021. The P365 is a thing. Do something like that, but with the above features. Heck, a polymer-framed version of the P239 would be acceptable. Just throw us a bone.
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Old May 11, 2021, 07:24 AM   #38
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A functional 1911?









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Old May 11, 2021, 07:26 AM   #39
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1) I would like a 10 round capacity 1 1/2 stack 1911 with as short of grip as possible and 4 1/4” barrel.

2) Take a Glock 17. Change the outside to look exactly like a 1911. Modify it for a single action trigger and thumb safety.

3) Build a 1911 around the Glock 19 and Glock 30 magazines.
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Old May 12, 2021, 07:39 PM   #40
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I think a S&W 329 PD (the scandium 44 mag)
Would be awesome converted to a 45 Colt

(You listening Mr Bowen?)
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Old May 13, 2021, 09:40 AM   #41
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D-Rick, Mr. Bowen is now so busy he’s only doing jobs he is interested in.

I doubt that a caliber conversion on aluminum parts would be accepted. Anyone with the reamers can open up those .44 holes to .45.

A Bowen is a sculpted piece of steel, with attention to perfected lines, reduced weight, nod to history, beautiful metal finish, maybe even exotic grips. I have a Bowen .44 Magnum, and that’s not something they really take on anymore. Too mundane.

The 329 is a very attractive aluminum field revolver, but I submit you just load yours with .44 Special and think of it as a .44-40 and you’re done for free. And you can worry less about cracking the frame than those pounding their hands shooting magnum loads out of that lightweight hammer.
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Old June 5, 2021, 08:07 PM   #42
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P229 just a little lighter.
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Old June 6, 2021, 04:51 AM   #43
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I still want hammer-fired, DA/SA, decocker-only alternatives with good stock triggers.

I get that things are still a little crazy right now. There are still plenty of old timers who'd want this. There are still young people who learned on a metal Sig, decocker-model CZ, etc. There is a real and hopefully growing cross-section of people who care about trigger feedback on reholstering with people who feel that extraneous manual safety levers could be counterproductive in real-life defensive encounters.

I recently got excited when I found out that the P40L in 10mm was being imported again. Then I found out that only the manual safety version was being imported. It's a bit like seeing paddle-releases replaced with an "M2" that trades distinction for "more of the same".

I miss a more diverse market as much as I miss a market that served my interests. I haven't bought a new model in the semi-auto category in a long time.

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Old June 24, 2021, 10:30 AM   #44
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The perfect handgun has been with us, albeit discontinued, for the past 23 years or so; the fabulous Smith & Wesson Model 945 and its many iterations. Perfection that would make a Glock blush with shame.
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Old June 24, 2021, 10:46 AM   #45
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Old June 24, 2021, 11:48 AM   #46
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A Broom Handle in 357 Sig.
A Luger
A 10" blue, open sighted 375 Win. Contender.
And a 5" M27, any of these would do it for me.
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Old June 26, 2021, 01:26 AM   #47
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I've got some close to perfect now, but these would be my fantasy guns:

An S&W 628. Not one made like they would make them now, but a pinned and recessed one just like my 28-2's in every way but in SS. Target grips (I hate the Magna grips in every way), target hammer and trigger too. 4" and 6" too. Never gonna happen, sadly.

CZ SP-01 in SS with night sights. Some nice wood grips along with wrap around rubber ones in the box too. I have no idea why CZ hasn't made this gun yet.
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Old June 26, 2021, 03:47 AM   #48
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I’ll keep my Wilson 45 I have but request only 3 changes I forgot in the original order:

It never runs out of ammo (just like the old western movies)
It never misses the target.
It never gets dirty.

There you have the perfect handgun.
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Old June 26, 2021, 08:08 AM   #49
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I've long wished for a slimmer HK produced gun the size of a Kahr P9. My "perfect HK" would have;

DA/SA hammer
3.5" barrel
8 or 9 round mag
optic ready
accessory rail
polymer frame
two or three backstraps
integrated grip activated green laser
Weigh 17 ounces
HK reliability

I can dream can't I.
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Old June 26, 2021, 09:21 AM   #50
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Why not? I'll start wishing...
I would like to see a 5" S&W L and N framed .38-40 and .44-40. I would like to see a rimless .32 S&W Long (or maybe a lengthened .32ACP?)- and I would like to see it married up with something like a S&W Model 41, or a Model 52, or even the new Sig P210 Target. And, darn it, I'd like to actually see the Sig P210 Carry actually show up on dealers shelves.
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