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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 February 3, 2008, 08:05 AM   #1
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Best Pistol in your opinion!

What is your pick!

Please discuss if you like to elaborate why you chose the one you did.

This is your all purpose pistol (the one you carry all the time) not for any specific situation of purpose.

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Old February 3, 2008, 08:07 AM   #2
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Best for what purpose?


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Old February 3, 2008, 08:12 AM   #3
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Glock 19 for overall package, size, capacity, mags, parts, full size grip feel, concealability, ruggedness, simplicity, ammo availble darn near all over the world.


Best Shooter for me: Walther P88 - shoots rings around the Glocks

Best Looking for me: Beretta 92 FS Inox Italian with all steel parts, wood grips and no warning!

Most Classic: Browning Hi-Power and Colt 1911 - I just don't like single action.
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Old February 3, 2008, 08:13 AM   #4
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Best for what?

There's a world of difference depending on what you want it for.

I've got a couple of .22s and a 9mm pistol. and some revolvers as well. They each have their own place in the scope of things, so you have to narrow down the question a bit.

If this is an "If you could have only one..." question, I'd go with my .22 revolver.
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Old February 3, 2008, 08:26 AM   #5
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I can't answer this question truthfully. My best carry gun is my G33.
Home gun is my 1911.
The list goes on.
Sorry!.
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Old February 3, 2008, 08:32 AM   #6
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I recognize you from THR.

Best, whatever is nearby when I need one...
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Old February 3, 2008, 08:36 AM   #7
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As a die hard Glocker, you know my vote. I truly wonder if Gaston realizes what he has accomplished with his pistol design


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Old February 3, 2008, 09:01 AM   #8
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Not another "Best, Ultimate, Perfect" gun thread. This is going to be nothing but personal opinion and you know what that is worth.
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Old February 3, 2008, 09:05 AM   #9
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I really love Glocks. Simplicity, low overall weight, comfortable to hold, easy to maintain, reliability. It's just my preference.
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Old February 3, 2008, 09:21 AM   #10
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There is no one "best" gun. But the one gun that I own, that would suit all my needs is my Colt CCO. It fits the category as an "all purpose pistol (the one I carry all the time)", serving equally well as CCW, home defense and it could be used as a target gun with a 22LR slide.

I voted Colt, since that's what I own, but Kimber, Nighthawk, Para and Sig also make similar versions of this gun.

Colt CCO: 4 1/4" barreled Commander slide on an alloy Officer's frame. Concealable, powerful, easy to shoot accurately.
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Old February 3, 2008, 09:39 AM   #11
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Old February 3, 2008, 09:50 AM   #12
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In the list for votes, you left off the Seecamp pistol....
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Old February 3, 2008, 12:18 PM   #13
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What exactly is an "all purpose" pistol? You talking caliber or gun manufacturer? The vast majority explode a round down the barrel when the trigger is pulled. Another opinion poll.
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Old February 3, 2008, 05:23 PM   #14
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I think you would have had a better poll, if you would have asked for model, instead of manufacturer. There are more than one type of Brownings, yet only the HP is very popular. There are many different Smiths. Some people love the M&P's, yet not the Smith 1911's.
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Old February 3, 2008, 06:42 PM   #15
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The "best" gun I own (my favorite) is my Walther P88 Compact. My best all around pistol is my P99 as I can use it as a CCW pistol and have.
My current carry pistol is a Bersa Thunder 9 Ultracompact, which is a P88 copy.
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Old February 3, 2008, 07:37 PM   #16
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All I know is that those germans/austrians really know how to make guns.....

My first and second choice are both from other the pond...
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Old February 3, 2008, 07:58 PM   #17
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Gotta' go with G23 for all around.
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Old February 3, 2008, 08:53 PM   #18
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I voted for H&K. I think my USP compact tactical is an all around great pistol.

I think the best made gun is the Nighthawk.......but that wasn't on the list although Korth was.......
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Old February 3, 2008, 11:07 PM   #19
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Old February 4, 2008, 12:37 AM   #20
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I carry both S&W and a Glock. If I only had ONE to be a do everything gun, it would be my 4" 57.
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Old February 4, 2008, 12:42 AM   #21
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I like em all, but Sig and HK for semis are the best available to the normal person in my opinion (Nighthawk, Brown and Korth being slightly out of reach for many of us)
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Old February 4, 2008, 01:23 AM   #22
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Voted Walther

HKs and Sigs are great, but Walthers always win with me.

Their product offering is diverse, perfectly reliable, extremely accurate and some of the most beautifully designed firearms out there. All opinion, but that seems to be the point here.
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Old February 4, 2008, 03:02 AM   #23
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Best pistol in the sense what you consider it best. I did not place specific models because then the list would be very long not do able here. Thus, if you consider specific model the best yourself in terms of whatever your needs are then please vote for that make.
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Old February 4, 2008, 03:06 AM   #24
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Hi
Which Glock model is that with the silencer? Did you do custom work on it or is it avilable in the shop?
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Old February 4, 2008, 04:10 AM   #25
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To me the best pistol is not really a brand name thing, it is any pistol that fits you well and is comfortable enough to carry, but big enough to handle most jobs.
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