Why waltz when you can ROCK and ROLL !!!!!!! 1911 in .45 ACP
I can shoot any handgun and caliber with no issue, I'm not stuck on one gun in particular, but if I was to have one and one only, it would be a Kimber 1911
Poster said he wanted a .40 S&W and over half the recommendations are for .45 ACP pistols! I have a Glock G23, but any of the .40 S&W guns recommended would be well worth your while. Go to a big gun store and try each for fit and see how they carry on you . When you get into the class of guns discussed, they are all reliable and fine weapons, just find out which one feels right for you! That is how I ended up with my Glock, but G23 may not be right for you, try them all.
Truth is if I could only have one gun in the whole world , it would be a Mossberg 12 guage, but that wasn't what the post was about!
Those XD guns remind me of the chinese car clones. If anyone else was in the basement of the detroit auto show they will know what i am talking about. They try so hard to compete with polymer glock and HK but it ends up looking like a cheap design, and the price matches, along with its WORLDWIDE reputation. Its like the interior of a mercedes-benz vs the interior of a lincoln or dodge.
I like the Glock 23. Reliable, light, easy to shoot accurately, resists the elements well and good ergonomics. The price is also perfect, not only for the guns themselves but also for the magazines.
only one handgun?
What would you get?
This should be a poll !!!!!!!!!!!
maybe one of the moderators could establish a long initial list to vote on.
my suggestion is that there should be at least 2 revolvers on the list for completeness.
Just get a Glock, XD, or M&P9 plus a case or so of ammo and a hamburger with the change left over. My preference is M&P.
If you can only afford or wish to afford 1 gun make it a work horse not a show horse type,
A poll would be valid if all of the handguns listed have been used by the voter. It would probably end up being a certain handgun that a person owns and/or favors as it appears to be the case already.
229 Sig is a nice 40
I listed it mainly for the fact it is a SA/DA, will eat anything you put in it, and they are really accurate. Yeah, I have one, It's not one I carry often but of it was my only pistol I would trust my life to it.
Last edited by DevilsJohnson; 09-20-2008 at 06:58 AM.
You can get a CZ-75 in .40.
It's an all metal, high capacity, DA/SA that gives you top-notch quality and superior accuracy, for about the same price as the polymer guns. Of course, Glocks, XD's, and M&P's are all great pistols. Don't pay any attention to the Glock guys bashing the XD. It's as good, if not better, has very unobtrusive extra safety features, plus the real bonus of having the same grip angle as the 1911.
My personal favorite gun, to shoot or carry, is a Commander-size 1911 clone (Springfield Loaded Champion), but I'm partial to .45 ACP.