Design the 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. #1
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      Design the Perfect Handgun

      OK folks, what would it be? Double-stack, single-stack? Revolver? Caliber? DA? SA? DA/SA? Polymer? Stainless?

      What are the gun manufacturers not giving us that we want?

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      DA/SA semi .45 with hi-cap mag and manual safety.
      FNP-45 fits the bill!

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      Good poll!

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      What, No choice of sights?

      Anyway, I voted:
      SA
      .45
      Double stack
      Auto
      stainless
      Manual safety
      Crimson Trace Laser Grips.
      Last edited by Benzbuilder; 02-11-2007 at 04:39 AM.

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      How about DA and black in the morning, and SA and stainless at night?

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      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

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      Quote Originally Posted by fattsgalore View Post
      DA/SA semi .45 with hi-cap mag and manual safety.
      FNP-45 fits the bill!
      +1

      Now if they would only release it.

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      Fun Poll but to make it perfect, the pistol should only cost a dollar.

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      Quote Originally Posted by spacedoggy View Post
      Fun Poll but to make it perfect, the pistol should only cost a dollar.
      Actually "perfect" would be "Issued" to every person w/o a felony or violent history by the Govt.(except lefty liberals who are obviously mentally incapacitated).

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      Sounds fun.

      Mine would be a upgraded version of the HK USP. It'd have a slightly longer barrel, (Perhaps 4.7 ) a more comfortable grip (for smaller hands), it'd have a lower bore axis, small beavertail and be SAO but would have double strike capacity if need be, .45ACP. And the sights would have a longer raidious (USP deffanantly could have slightly longer raidios on front and back sight). Also the mag release would be on the grip instead of on the trigger guard.

      And of course high cap, poly.

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      My 'perfect pistola' would end up looking a lot like an M&P with a manual safety, 5" barrel, 2lb trigger, fiber-optic sites. I would like one in 9mm and .45. It is really not that far from coming true.

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      Of existing guns, the Glocks come the closest for me. Ergonomically, they could be improved with:

      - a radically smaller grip circumference (I don't care if the gun is single or double stack)
      - a crisper trigger release
      - a narrower slide
      - an even lower bore axis

      Cripes, I think I just described the HK P7. But that pistol is too heavy and accessories are too expensive and hard to find.

      I can go either way on the manual safety. I was fine with it when I carried a 1911, and I am equally fine without it on my current Glock carry guns. I live by Rule Three.
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      Design the Perfect Handgun
      For what?

      Am I the only one who would want to know the application?
      Is this for an "only gun"? Or is it for: concealed carry, home defense, a vehicle gun, combat, plinking, target, etc???

      Before I could design it, I need to define it!

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      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.

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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.
      Bwahahahahaa!!!

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      Interesting set of choices. As I went down the list and picked my favorites, it occurred to me that someone already has designed the "perfect" pistol based on my choices. It's called the SIG P229 Elite in .40 S&W. Or the SIG P226, either .40 S&W or 9mm (depending how "high" you want your high-cap). Or the Beretta 92FS 9mm if you want REALLY high-cap without requiring a 'way long magazine that sticks out below the grip.

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      Hmmm, My perfect gun, eh. Let's see. #1 I would never miss. # 2 It would incapacitate imediately, but not kill. I wonder if Capt. Kirk has any extra faser pistols he would like to sell?

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      Thumbs up

      It's been hard to improve on this design over the last 100 years and it's copied all over the world. Top one made in last half of 1970 and bottom one made year before last. Sights are King's Hardballers and thumb safeties Gunsite Low Mount Thumb Safeties - flat MSH - otherwise stock as they came from the factory (grips replaced on original).



      However, it's good we have different opinions - otherwise we'd all drive Yugos and lack of competition would price them out of range for most of us.


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      How about a version of the Webley/Fosberry in .45 Colt with a set of interchangable barrels and fully adjustable sights?

      Bob Wright

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      Favotite

      My USPC .45 has the saftey and decocker lever on rt side, need new right slide release. My HK P2000SK with the same controls with only rt slide release and not rear button decocker.

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