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Old June 10, 2013, 07:43 PM   #76
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Since I almost exclusively carry my M&P9C or 9 Shield, I'm going with a full size M&P. It's the platform I shoot most proficiently, so I think it would serve me best.
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Old June 11, 2013, 12:05 AM   #77
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There's a lot of good choices but I'd go with my 92FS. Number of rounds you can carry and number of rounds per magazine are my most important concerns. Then reliability and accuracy. 17 rounds per magazine puts the 92 up near the top, the gun is insanely reliable and easy to shoot well in rapid fire. The longer barrel will help with accuracy and give the bullets a little more energy. If i can pick the round too, I'll take a NATO charge behind a 124gr FP.
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Old June 11, 2013, 12:55 AM   #78
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I'm fine with either the M9 or the M9A1. There's not a high capacity 9mm pistol out there, (save for the SIG P226), that has been more sorted out in actual combat theaters rather than in a central European lab or in fanboy internet fantasies.
Leave the gun, take the cannoli.
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Old June 11, 2013, 09:58 AM   #79
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CZ-75BD, once I put night sights on it my CZ is just about the perfect gun for a SHTF situation IMO
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Old June 11, 2013, 11:13 AM   #80
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Browning Hi Power with the flush fit, 15 round Mec Gar mags.
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Old June 11, 2013, 12:41 PM   #81
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Of those listed HK45


I would choose the P220

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Old June 11, 2013, 02:14 PM   #82
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I want a rifle.

Not that it matters, as an old fat man I'd be a rear echelon support person. That's only if the military was silly enough to take me.

So what model potato peeler is probably a better question.
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Old June 11, 2013, 03:00 PM   #83
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surprised I think I'm the 1st to say... FN-5-Seven... 20 round mags baby...

of course this is just for back up to my main M-4ish thing a ma jig... but I'll take the capacity & light weight ammo for a back up gun
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Old June 11, 2013, 05:52 PM   #84
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It seems to be neck and neck between the 1911 and the Glock. Pretty much reflects the two biggest groups of fans in the USA. I did not mention the poll in the 1911 or Glock forums and wonder how that would have affected the outcome.

Having served in the Army and knowing that you often will grab a gun in the most extreme circumstances, I cannot say that I would vote for any gun without a manual safety. We had way too many accidents in Nam with weapons with manuals safeties and I shudder to think how many more there would have been if there were no safeties at all.
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Old June 11, 2013, 06:59 PM   #85
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Just my Preference

On the poll I picked the HK 45. But if I got to pick my own. I love revolvers, I have always been a revolver man. But in todays world, I would have to pick a automatic. I would pick either a M&P 45 or M&P 40. Those choices are strictly personal preference, I don't have any facts or data to back up the choices other than my own preference.
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Old June 11, 2013, 07:22 PM   #86
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Any full-size Glock. Probably either a 17 or 22. Lightweight, durable, reliable, high round count. I am amazed that so many people just answered "1911" with no explanation (or maybe I shouldn't be ). 1911s are awesome weapons, but I think I'd have to lean towards a higher capacity firearm when if it was really time to fight.
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Old June 11, 2013, 08:08 PM   #87
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Simple design and reliable in the worst conditions!
Definitely the Glock.
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Old June 11, 2013, 08:14 PM   #88
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It's a 3-way tie! Either my AMT Longslide, 1917 Luger, or Webley MK.VI.
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Old June 11, 2013, 08:22 PM   #89
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S&W model 686-4
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Old June 11, 2013, 11:31 PM   #90
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Ruger GP100 .357 3" SS
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Old June 12, 2013, 12:05 AM   #91
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Beretta m9. Not because its my favorite pistol. If that we're the case hkp7 with lots of mags and ammo.

I choose beretta because they are popular and the military uses it ie. lots of coo mom parts available.
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Old June 12, 2013, 02:58 AM   #92
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Does an AK pistol count? It would take some kind of bootlegged, rigged up holster but everybody talks about how many rounds you can hold and you can't beat 30 rounds of 7.63x39.

In all seriousness, probably something like a USP tactical.
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Old June 12, 2013, 03:22 AM   #93
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Poll: If you could choose your combat sidearm.

I'd opt for one of these .
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Old June 12, 2013, 04:30 AM   #94
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I picked the 1911 on the poll. However the p220 ranks right up there with my 1911's and is what I carry the most these days.
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Old June 12, 2013, 05:27 PM   #95
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M&P full size 9mm or Glock 19 or 17.
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Old June 12, 2013, 05:58 PM   #96
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As of 4:56 MT, it is:

Colt 1911 (29%, 285 Votes)
Glock 17 (29%, 285 Votes)

I voted Glock 17. Light, durable, reliable, high-capacity.
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Old June 12, 2013, 06:01 PM   #97
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Exit polling shows Glock taking Florida. We are calling Florida for Glock.
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Old June 12, 2013, 06:37 PM   #98
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I love the Sig's, but the Glock 17 would be my vote...just because they always work. I consider them the AK equivalent of the handgun pull the trigger they do what they are supposed to do. The comment about the manual safety does hold merit though....
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Old June 12, 2013, 06:43 PM   #99
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I would have said "none of the above" if it would have been a choice.
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Old June 12, 2013, 11:48 PM   #100
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None of the above. Just my EDC. In the next war we'll all be sitting in an air conditioned room on the outskirts of Vegas firing missiles from drones thousands of miles away.

Oh ok, I'll play. I'd want my HK45 or a Sig 220 or both.

If the world ends I'm grabbing two Colt 1911's. They will still fire after the HK has melted or been ground into dust.
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