View Poll Results: Design Your Perfect Handgun

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  • DA

    39 2.60%
  • SA

    63 4.19%
  • DA/SA

    146 9.72%
  • Polymer

    126 8.39%
  • Semiauto

    229 15.25%
  • Revolver

    6 0.40%
  • Stainless

    110 7.32%
  • Blued

    75 4.99%
  • High Capacity

    161 10.72%
  • Single-Stack

    65 4.33%
  • 9mm

    100 6.66%
  • .45

    112 7.46%
  • .40

    47 3.13%
  • Manual Safety

    107 7.12%
  • Decocker

    116 7.72%
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  1. #26
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    Good poll. It pretty clearly shows by the varied responses that there is no "perfect gun". It's a good thing too, otherwise it would be rather hard to justify buying more than one ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacedoggy View Post
    Non of the above because my perfect design would be my ass. I would like to be able to shoot 500 magnums out my ass and with the right TexMex it's possible. Think about it a bad guy makes you lie down with your hands behind your head bang and a round comes flying out your ass and blows his head off. Say you want to waste someone in a crowd just shoot him with your ass and walk away. What cop will go around and check everyones ass. Non. You even have a built in silencer. Hold your cheeks together and fire. I think they call that a SBD. The ass gun is the only way to go.
    There's one weapon I don't wanna see reload

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    Uh oh. Mex-Tex and a Zippo lighter would make a fine flamethrower.

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    my perfect gun would be a subcompact ruger p95.

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    I was scratching my head on this for a while. Then I realized I already have several of the perfect handguns. Glock on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacedoggy View Post
    Non of the above because my perfect design would be my ass. I would like to be able to shoot 500 magnums out my ass and with the right TexMex it's possible. Think about it a bad guy makes you lie down with your hands behind your head bang and a round comes flying out your ass and blows his head off. Say you want to waste someone in a crowd just shoot him with your ass and walk away. What cop will go around and check everyones ass. Non. You even have a built in silencer. Hold your cheeks together and fire. I think they call that a SBD. The ass gun is the only way to go.
    Please don't share with us your idea for a grip... or trigger.

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    They already made my ideal gun.....
    http://hk-usa.com/hk45_general.html

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    If you are into handguns long enough, your favorite will be changing....

    Right now I'm building 1911 Project Frankenstein, .45ACP

    Caspian Government Race Ready Recon Stainless receiver
    picatinny rail
    integral magwell with open front
    arched mainspring housing
    20 LPI checkered frontstrap
    integral plunger tube
    beavertail radiused to Ed Brown spec.
    feed ramp and bridge machined to Nowlin/Wilson spec
    bead blasted
    Caspian Government Damascus slide
    reverse plug cut
    ball radius to match frame
    flat top
    bead blasted rounds
    polished flats
    French border
    slanted serrations front and rear
    glock style front sight slide cut
    sight cut in rear slide set forward to protect blade
    Nowlin Mfg. 5” ramped match-grade bull barrel
    matching link, link pin
    Sights
    Bo-Mar Combat BMCS rear sight with tritium bar
    Truglo TFO front sight
    Esmeralda Grips
    Cocobolo Dorado, smooth finish
    Ambi safety cut
    Slotted screws
    Smith & Alexander SS Arched Mainspring
    20 LPI checkering
    Lanyard loop
    Sprinco Recoil Reducer
    Caspian type full shouldered reverse plug
    Wolff Recoil Spring
    Ed Brown Parts
    Series 70 SS Beavertail Grip Safety with Memory Groove
    Wide SS Extended Safety
    Stainless Magazine Release with Stainless Oversize button
    Light Magazine Release Spring
    Competition Mainspring
    HD Firing Pin Spring
    Hardcore Sear Spring
    Extended Ejector
    38 Super Caspian Type Firing Pin
    Hardcore SS Firing Pin Stop cut for Bomar sight
    AFTEC Extractor
    EGW High Quality Drill Rod Pin Set
    STI Parts
    Titanium Hammer Strut
    Titanium Mainspring Cap
    BCP Carryguns Ignition System
    Hammer
    Sear
    Disconnector
    Dlask trigger
    Wilson Bulletproof stainless slide stop

    Smithing

    Plasma nitride case harden receiver
    CrN finish internals and barrel
    Serrate slide top 40lpi
    Checker rear of slide 40lpi
    Tune trigger to #3.75
    Shave right side of safety to 1/8” and blend both sides
    Recrown barrel 11 degrees
    Polish breech face
    Chamfer&polish forward edges of barrel locking lugs
    Chamfer firing pin hole on breech
    Polish feed ramp, throat and chamber barrel,
    Tune extractor and polish bolt face
    Undercut trigger guard
    Locktite grip screws (blue)
    Blend rear of slide to frame
    Flare ejection port
    Conservatively dehorn
    Hand fit all parts

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    I described my next purchase: CZ 110.
    DA/SA
    9mm
    Blue
    Polymer
    decocker.

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    this is a good poll
    hope we get 100 votes

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    Quote Originally Posted by submoa View Post
    If you are into handguns long enough, your favorite will be changing....

    Right now I'm building 1911 Project Frankenstein, .45ACP

    Caspian Government Race Ready Recon Stainless receiver
    picatinny rail
    integral magwell with open front
    arched mainspring housing
    20 LPI checkered frontstrap
    integral plunger tube
    beavertail radiused to Ed Brown spec.
    feed ramp and bridge machined to Nowlin/Wilson spec
    bead blasted
    Caspian Government Damascus slide
    reverse plug cut
    ball radius to match frame
    flat top
    bead blasted rounds
    polished flats
    French border
    slanted serrations front and rear
    glock style front sight slide cut
    sight cut in rear slide set forward to protect blade
    Nowlin Mfg. 5 ramped match-grade bull barrel
    matching link, link pin
    Sights
    Bo-Mar Combat BMCS rear sight with tritium bar
    Truglo TFO front sight
    Esmeralda Grips
    Cocobolo Dorado, smooth finish
    Ambi safety cut
    Slotted screws
    Smith & Alexander SS Arched Mainspring
    20 LPI checkering
    Lanyard loop
    Sprinco Recoil Reducer
    Caspian type full shouldered reverse plug
    Wolff Recoil Spring
    Ed Brown Parts
    Series 70 SS Beavertail Grip Safety with Memory Groove
    Wide SS Extended Safety
    Stainless Magazine Release with Stainless Oversize button
    Light Magazine Release Spring
    Competition Mainspring
    HD Firing Pin Spring
    Hardcore Sear Spring
    Extended Ejector
    38 Super Caspian Type Firing Pin
    Hardcore SS Firing Pin Stop cut for Bomar sight
    AFTEC Extractor
    EGW High Quality Drill Rod Pin Set
    STI Parts
    Titanium Hammer Strut
    Titanium Mainspring Cap
    BCP Carryguns Ignition System
    Hammer
    Sear
    Disconnector
    Dlask trigger
    Wilson Bulletproof stainless slide stop

    Smithing

    Plasma nitride case harden receiver
    CrN finish internals and barrel
    Serrate slide top 40lpi
    Checker rear of slide 40lpi
    Tune trigger to #3.75
    Shave right side of safety to 1/8 and blend both sides
    Recrown barrel 11 degrees
    Polish breech face
    Chamfer&polish forward edges of barrel locking lugs
    Chamfer firing pin hole on breech
    Polish feed ramp, throat and chamber barrel,
    Tune extractor and polish bolt face
    Undercut trigger guard
    Locktite grip screws (blue)
    Blend rear of slide to frame
    Flare ejection port
    Conservatively dehorn
    Hand fit all parts

    How did the refi on the house go??? To afford all that... LOL

    Seriously...
    How much $ will you have in?
    Are you photo-documenting the build?
    When can we drool over the pics?

    Enjoy.

    JeffWard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liko81 View Post
    So the majority's "perfect gun" would be a double-single .45ACP with a staggered mag. Polymer/Aluminum frame and blued/stainless are a toss-up. So, you need a Sig P220 or a Ruger P90 that accepts Glock 21 mags.
    please do not forget Para Ord. P1445 acp A 1911 with a double stack and DA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper View Post
    DA only, Electronic Trigger and Priming System, 50 Round Mag of Intelligent Projectiles, Internal Charge Mixer (only need Bullets in the Mag), Corrosion Resistant Full Metal Construction, User Cunfigurable Fire Modes -- Full Auto, Semi Auto, variable Burst Mode, Cool Aiming System.

    What am I missing?

    Oh yeah, it will never be produced by GLOCK!



    Nah, just dreams. For me, the perfect Handgun, is the one I like best.

    Reaper
    You forgot groin support and life time free ammo.

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    J.M. Browning may be able to help?

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    great thread

    it sure looks to me like the FNP-45 is the description of the leading categories

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    Where's the 10mm???

    Went to vote but the 10mm wasn't listed as an option. Besides, the perfect gun is already out there. Glock 20

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    When I saw the thread title, my immediate thought was, "too late, Browning got there first."

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    Adding new post so I can edge up to that magic 100 number

    Having looked at the poll results, it looks like either a 1911, a SIG, or an FNP45 is first. Going down to 9mm, you all are describing a CZ-75B Stainless. I'll take one of each, please.


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    the way i read the data a 1911 is not in the running
    did I mis-read the data
    I got
    DA/SA / Semiauto / Polymer / Hi Cap / .45 / manual safety

    not sure what SIG it is cause i am not a SIG follower but it definitely is the
    new FNP45

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    Yeah, I ignored the frame material since steel/aluminum wasn't listed.

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    9mm
    single stack (8-9rds)
    DA/SA w/hammer <10lb DA, <4.5lb SA
    <20oz. empty
    <1.2" width
    3.5" barrel
    3 dot sights
    corrosion resistant finish or ss.
    safety or decocker doesn't matter

    Any such "animal" exist?

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    The perfect handgun would have to be LEFTHANDED!

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    I could easily design the perfect gun....however Glock beat me to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darksithlord View Post
    I could easily design the perfect gun....however Glock beat me to it!
    Yep, they deferred the issue to Springfield and they came up with the XD.

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