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Old January 27, 2023, 01:17 AM   #101
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Was that intentional??
Yeah, I never considered one. Then one day, I took the plunge and have loved it ever since.
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Old January 27, 2023, 10:58 AM   #102
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The one I happen to be carrying that day.
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Old January 27, 2023, 11:54 AM   #103
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I'm happy you love your Colt carbine in 9mm, though it seems like an odd response to the question of "What is your do it all pistol" in the General Handgun Forum.
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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Old January 31, 2023, 10:59 AM   #104
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Can my "do all pistol" be my Fabarms L4s 12 gauge? No?
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Old January 31, 2023, 05:30 PM   #105
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I don't have a do it all pistol. I have pistols for different uses. A Glock that stays by my bed, another glock that I carry sometimes. a P365 that I carry more often. A Redhawk that I carry in the woods. A S&W 627 that I bought because I had a dream that i had one then saw one for sale the very next day in the LGS. And my CZ TS2 that I compete with.

If we are considering Colt Carbines as do it all pistols, I guess mine would be my Benelli M4
"9mm has a very long history of being a pointy little bullet moving quickly" --Sevens
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Old January 31, 2023, 05:44 PM   #106
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I guess I am different than most folks, my favorite go to pistol, is my UBERTI EL PATRON, (copy of COLT SAA) 45 colt. Will take down just about any critter, 2 legged or 4 legged walking, at least in the lower 48, I grew up carrying single action pistols and am comfortable with them. But if I had to take an auto, would be either my Colt 1911 38 super, or SDS (TISAS) DUTY 1911 45 ACP
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Old January 31, 2023, 05:45 PM   #107
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I use a Ruger security six, 357 mag with 38 specials for home defense
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Old January 31, 2023, 05:46 PM   #108
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I am strictly old school
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Old February 22, 2023, 09:47 AM   #109
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In all honesty my 642 serves most roles. Every time I've needed a handgun it has served the purpose. I have used it to dispatch rattlesnakes, finish a wild pig and a deer, shoot armadillos. I shoot the gun quite a bit and there isnt much safe from contact to 25-35 yards the size of an armadillo.

When I need more and I had to pick one it would be my 26. I can throw my 642 in my pocket and my 26 AIWB and feel pretty darn comfortable with anything that may come my way.
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Old March 8, 2023, 11:59 PM   #110
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I've sold my collection a few years ago due to deteriorating health, but I've improve enough to go back to active police duty. Even so, I have no desire to grow a collection. So, my do-it-all now is my daily carry SIG P365 XL, which has been my favorite all-time handgun.

The SIG P354 XL fits my smallish hand perfectly, is reasonably concealable, has a good trigger, has a slight faster muzzle velocity over shorter barrel 9mm pistols, it has a pretty good sized capacity, it is reliable, and I actually like the looks of it. It just does it for me.
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Old March 18, 2023, 11:16 PM   #111
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for 25+ years i lived and worked in a series of anti-2a locales. my one and only firearm was a steel, not alloy, taurus 85 38sp snubbie revolver with pachmayr grips. my only ammo was 158gr ball. it served me well and directly save my bacon once when i got stuck in an urban riot. after early retirement my inventory substantially increased, but i still could get-by with a 38sp revolver if need be.

all that said a 22lr something is another one-and-done handgun option, especially for the infirm or non-gunners. for me this rimfire option would be a ruger sr22 semiauto pistol. loaded with good (i.e. cci) ammo it’s perfectly reliable. practice is fun, cheap and easy. on some road trips, when plinking has been on the menu, it has been my only firearm.

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Old April 18, 2023, 09:10 AM   #112
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