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Old September 17, 2013, 12:34 AM   #51
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If they are solely for SD/HD:

H&K USP9 (full size) w/light, laser, curb feelers and fuzzy dice
S&W 627 V Comp Performance Center (8 shot) in .357/.38

If one was for (perhaps perceived) a safer walk in the woods:
S&W 629 V Comp Performance Center in .44 (instead of that modest .357

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Old September 17, 2013, 12:49 AM   #52
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Semiauto: CZ-75BD- I have the most ammo stored up for it, the most mags for it, and the best caliber of my semi-auto guns that I am comfortable with. I just got a 1911, but for now, the CZ-75BD wins. Honorable Mention: My makarov gets honorable mention due to it's concealability and simplicity- 27 total parts means easy repairs if needed.

Revolver: Model 19- With a 4" barrel, it definitely can be used for either carry or nightstand. It's balanced, comfortable, and great to shoot. It beats out the 6" Security Six in large part due to the barrel length, espcially since I need something for my wife to carry as well. Honorable Mention: Ruger Security Six, for reliability.
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Old September 17, 2013, 08:05 AM   #53
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Easy for the auto: any GOOD 1911, preferably a "Commander" length barreled one. My current flame is a Ruger SR1911, with extra fitted barrel/slides in 9mm, .38 Super and .22 lr., making it a true, 4-caliber 1911. It's about as useful a gun as you can imagine.

The revolver is a little more difficult. Picking from what I own, I'd go with a Ruger Flat Top .44 Special with that most useful of all barrel lengths: the 4-5/8". I have two of them, but for serious, long term use in all conditions, I'd pick the SS version. Loaded for bear, it'll push a 240 gr LSWC to 1200 fps, or throttled down for practice to 750, it's my pick for all around use.

While I do own a cpl .44 Magnums: a Ruger with a 6-1/2" barrel and a S&W Classic with a 6-1/2" tube, neither is good for day in day out carry while mounted on any sort of conveyance. Those big .44's allow speeds up to 1500 fps, but are just too big for comfort...and at 67 years old, comfort is what it's all about.

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Old September 17, 2013, 09:11 AM   #54
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Old September 17, 2013, 09:13 AM   #55
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Officers Model Special & 92FS. If you add one rifle: 1895 Chilean contract Mauser. You really have to try to miss with any of them & they're all stone-cold reliable.

Oh yeah, I also want to keep several pounds of HP-38/ W231, H4350, and plenty of brass, bullets, and primers!

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Old September 17, 2013, 11:14 AM   #56
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Urban/Suburban setting: King Cobra and Makarov

Rural setting: 22/45 and Super Blackhawk 5.5"
No longer trapped behind the Redwood Curtain......
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Old September 17, 2013, 11:40 AM   #57
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Colt 1911 XSE and S&W 686
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Old September 17, 2013, 12:11 PM   #58
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Sig SP2022 9mm and 442 snubby for me.
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Old September 17, 2013, 12:18 PM   #59
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1911 & S&W 625. Shooting the same round would be a huge plus.
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Old September 17, 2013, 02:30 PM   #60
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Old September 17, 2013, 02:53 PM   #61
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My oldest and newest Rugers: SP101 and SR9c. (My 629 is just too big with the 8 3/8" barrel, although facing the muzzle might stimulate a BG to re-think his plan.)
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Old September 17, 2013, 07:35 PM   #62
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Old September 17, 2013, 07:39 PM   #63
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Glock 17 and S&W 686.
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Old September 17, 2013, 07:46 PM   #64
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Only have one revolver, so I guess I'd keep my Ruger Redhawk. If I could only keep one auto, it'd be my Colt Delta Elite.
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Old September 17, 2013, 08:07 PM   #65
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CZ P01; Ruger SP101

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Old September 17, 2013, 08:19 PM   #66
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I've read a bunch of these threads in the last 5 years...

But I generally avoid responding, because it is a difficult decision.

As of today, I think my answer would be:
S&W 4" M66
S&W Scandium 1911 PD

That might change tomorrow...but the changes would be in degree (which S&W revolver; which 1911) and not in kind (going from a 1911 to "something else"...etc...)
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Old September 17, 2013, 08:22 PM   #67
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Old September 17, 2013, 08:27 PM   #68
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Browning Hi Power, as for the revolver, I'm torn between my 3 inch SP101 or my stainless Vaquero in .45lc
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Old September 17, 2013, 09:04 PM   #69
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Re: If You only had 1 pistol and 1 revolver to keep what would they be?

Compact 9mm and full size 357 mag.
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Old September 17, 2013, 09:24 PM   #70
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My Series 80 Gold Cup (Enhanced series) and my S&W Model 60.
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Old September 18, 2013, 05:32 AM   #71
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For self defense......a SA 1911 "Loaded" and a S&W Model 10.

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Old September 18, 2013, 09:41 AM   #72
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That's an easy question to answer. #1 would be a Glock 30SF and #2 would be a Ruger Blackhawk Convertible .45 ACP / .45 Colt.

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Old September 19, 2013, 10:16 AM   #73
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Ruger sp101 357.
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Old September 19, 2013, 11:21 AM   #74
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Ruger single six .22/.22 mag and Springfield XD.
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Old September 19, 2013, 11:32 AM   #75
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Id keep it simple.

S&W 627 8 shot revolver in 357 magnum

Coonan Classic 8 shot 1911 in 357 magnum

Carry only 1 load

Id also toss in a marlin 357 magnum carbine.
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.

all 26 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple. Wish my wife did as well...
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