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    What's your one favorite handgun out of all of them?

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    What's the 1 handgun you couldn't live without?

    Obviously, the 92FS is my favorite. But, if I could ONLY have 1 - it would probably be my M&P Shield. I carry that thing everyday. It's small enough to fit in my pocket, or wear in a smart carry holster on my waist in either draw string shorts or in sweat pants. It's so light, and shoots like a much bigger gun.

    So, while other guns might be more fun at the range - the Shield would probably be the last gun I'd get rid of....

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    Mine is definitely the Colt 1911 Mark IV / Series 70 Government Model with fixed sights that has been accuurized by one of the gunsmiths that Accurized and Tuned 1911's for the Army Pistol Team. My Brother is a retired Special Forces Lt Col, and he just gave me this wonderful keepsake and sidearm last night. I haven't shot it yet, but I will make this beauty an extension of my arm. I have a few cool guns, but this one takes the cake. I can't wait to learn how to punch the X with this one.
    In case You wonder, he isn't dying. He packs a compact Springfield .45, and he just thought that his favorite Brother would get more use out of it than He does. I have a truly great Brother. I've always been very proud of his service, and I'm thrilled to have this keepsake from his long career. I'm 57, and when I get too old to use it, I will pass it on to one of our relatives who will enjoy it for the special heirloom that it is.
    Actually, we traded guns. He got my brand new Rock Island Armory Compact .45 that I bought a few months back, and I got his beautiful mint looking Model 70. The Rock Island is a great sidearm, but somehow I think that he got the low end of this trade. He packs a piece all of the time, and the Rocky will be his backcountry pack piece.

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    Favorite gun is a CZ85 in 9mm. It's my USPSA production gun. I shoot it about 10 times more than any other.

    Can't do without, Glock 19 with real nice night sights.

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    What's your one favorite handgun out of all of them?

    Tough question...
    The answer to the title question is different that the one posed in the OP and the one he mentioned later....
    Favorite - P239
    Couldn't live without - P226
    Last to give up - not sure -- it "depends".....

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    As with everything, it depends on what you mean by the last one you would own or the last one you would carry ccw. My favorite CCW andif not the last one I would get rid of is my Detonics scoremaster in 45 ACP. But my favorite range fun gun is my S&W 41 in .22 lr. The rest of them are just fun to shoot and I carry some others, but the Detonics is still my go to gun for carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtguns View Post
    As with everything, it depends on what you mean by the last one you would own or the last one you would carry ccw. My favorite CCW andif not the last one I would get rid of is my Detonics scoremaster in 45 ACP. But my favorite range fun gun is my S&W 41 in .22 lr. The rest of them are just fun to shoot and I carry some others, but the Detonics is still my go to gun for carry.
    Just if you could ONLY keep 1 handgun.

    The Beretta 92FS is handsdown my favorite gun. However - I carry my Shield and take it everywhere. If I had to chose between the two -as only being able to have ONE handgun, I'd have to choose the Shield, simply because I could not do without it.
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    Wow, that's a tough question. I would probably have to go with my 92FS. It is a popular caliber that is used by police and military, so if the crap were to hit the fan, I could probably come across ammo if mine was all gone. I can still CC it, tough, but doable. I shoot it accurately as any handgun I have ever shot, and is very reliable. All things considered, I would have to go with that pistol. JMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    Just if you could ONLY keep 1 handgun.

    The Beretta 92FS is handsdown my favorite gun. However - I carry my Shield and take it everywhere. If I had to chose between the two -as only being able to have ONE handgun, I'd have to choose the Shield, simply because I could not do without it.
    I agree. The Shield is the one gun I could not live without. It is the only gun that can always be with me so it would have to stay. I love the craftsmanship and precision of the beautiful range guns but those guns are always locked up somewhere. The Shield can save my life.

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    Browning HiPower 9mm. Fits my hand like it was molded for it, and is accurate beyond all get-out. Probably not very concealeable, but then there is little need for that here.
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    Out all that I've have or had it would be my current CCW: S&W Series 'E' 1911SC.

    Over my Sigs, over my Colt, over my Rugers, over my other S&W,

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    I will go with the Glock 19 Gen 4. I love the HK VP9, and I feel pretty much the same about the CZ-75B I have (very much like a BHP which is probably the finest pistol in the world), but the G19 is probably the quintessential EDC gun. Good for conceal carry, carries 15+1 9mm, still large enough to shoot well at long distances, and it just flat out works.

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    Note, please, my forum name.
    It's an all-purpose solution to just about any shooting problem.
    It's easy to clean and maintain, and in-the-field repairs are a snap.
    It has fewer parts than most other pistols, and those parts are mostly large and rugged.
    And it's also a three-dimensional puzzle-sculpture, to keep one's brain occupied and alert.

    What could be better than that?
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    Well if Only 1 Gun Being Semi Auto My PX4-40 / 3" , If Only 1 Gun In Revolver My Thunder Ranch 45cal In 4"

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    Oh Lord, how to answer such a question? I have some really fine pieces in my collection which makes this question all the harder to nail down. I would have to make a list of all of the positives that each of my guns offer before I could come up with an answer. And even then, one who have to know the situation which creates such a question.

    Yes I am being picky and stalling a bit but this ain't easy. I suppose it would be one of my Glocks mostly because of their essential simplicity, their reliability, and their ease of disassembly for cleaning and repair. I don't know if I can take this one any further than that.
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    I can't answer this question. My favorite varies according to my most recent experience, and all of the handguns I own were bought because of some feature or quality that I couldn't live without (at the time). Some days I feel like a 1911 or a CZ. Other days I just grab an XD45 and forget about it. Lately, I'm liking 4" revolvers, again, and if I get to hunt much this year, I'll love my Glock G20 again.

    If I had to trim down to one, it would probably be the CZ-75B, simply because I have a Kadet conversion kit for it that turns it into my best .22 in about 20 seconds, and it is already my most accurate 9mm. Even then, I would be torn, because I prefer .45ACP for personal defense. But, honestly, everything that I have kept over the years was chosen because I can shoot it accurately on my good days, and that is what matters to me.

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    The platform and caliber is easy, which one of mine is the hard part. It would be a 1911 or a 1911a1 but which one of the ones I have that is the hard part.

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    I WILL NOT limit myself to one handgun.

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    Glock G4 series pistols... And the 23/19 compacts are the cat's meow for both me and my wife.

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    This is easy my S&W Shield 9mm with extra mag in my pocket around town, and when traveling my Ruger SP101 2-1/4 barrel in 357 mag. with 2 speed loaders, thats all I need

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    I would have to pick my Glock 21 gen 4. It is my number one for home defense. I would just have to find a way to carry it if had only one gun. I shoot it better than any of my other guns. Why? I Don't know. Its my favorite little black brick.

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