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    What Are Your Top Five Autoloaders?

    I wish I knew how to set up a poll, but I don't so here goes...
    Be brave and name your top five autoloaders. You can tell us why if you want to.

    Hi-Power and 1911=the standards by which all are judged

    SIG 220= introduced the decocker to the masses, along with complete reliability, and the idea of safety-less pistol carry

    Glock 17= introduced polymer guns to the masses and made the future of handgunning the present. (I know HK had the first plastic gun, the VP70Z, but it was expensive and not widely used or accepted.)

    Beretta 92= the gun that killed the revolver (Just watch Lethal Weapon and understand why the 92 is on the list.)

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    As for autoloaders in general, my list would be the same as yours, but with one exception. I would replace the Beretta with the Walther PPK/s, which is one of the more important pocket pistols (the rest are sidearms).

    As for my personal favorite top five models - Colt 1911 Officers, Hammerli SP20, Walther P99, Glock 26, and H&K P7. Actually, I like the S&W 41 more than the Hammerli, but I shoot better with the SP20....

    PhilR.

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    I really only have a "Top Two" since I only consistently use two pistols (Glock and P3AT). But if I had to list five "useful pistols"...

    1. Glock
    2. 1911
    3. Kahr
    4. KelTec P3AT
    5. Any decent .22 auto (Ruger, Browning, S&W, etc.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    I really only have a "Top Two" since I only consistently use two pistols (Glock and P3AT). But if I had to list five "useful pistols"...

    1. Glock
    2. 1911
    3. Kahr
    4. KelTec P3AT
    5. Any decent .22 auto (Ruger, Browning, S&W, etc.)
    interesting list

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilR. View Post
    As for autoloaders in general, my list would be the same as yours, but with one exception. I would replace the Beretta with the Walther PPK/s, which is one of the more important pocket pistols (the rest are sidearms).

    As for my personal favorite top five models - Colt 1911 Officers, Hammerli SP20, Walther P99, Glock 26, and H&K P7. Actually, I like the S&W 41 more than the Hammerli, but I shoot better with the SP20....

    PhilR.
    I wish I could love the P99. I just traded my P99QA for my second P226. I would consider an P99AS, but I can't seem to locate one here locally.

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    auto

    i would say,1. springfield 1911 loaded,2.sig arms p-series,3. springfield service XDs,
    4. hk p 2000 compact,5.beretta 92

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    1. S&W 1911 45acp
    2. HK USP 45acp
    3. Springfield XD Service Model 4" 45acp
    4. Glock 30 45acp
    5. S&W Airweight 38 Special +P is my pocket gun

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    1. remington rand 1911a1 (grandpa's old army gun)
    2. glock 26
    3. ruger P345
    4. H&K uspc 40
    5. taurus pt92ar

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    The answer depends on what you mean by "Top Five". If you mean most influential, then my list would be:

    1. P08 Luger Parabellum, the first truly practical autoloader.
    2. Colt 1911, a no-brainer.
    3. Glock 17, first "plastic fantastic" to win wide acceptance.
    4. SIG P210,
    5. Browning High Power and Walther PPK (tie).

    My personal favorites are:

    1. SIG P226
    2. SIG P239
    3. Browning HP
    4. Colt Woodsman, 2nd version
    5. Browning Buckmark.

    I have a G23, but I don't care for it as much as the others. My preference, YMMV.
    Last edited by TexasFats; 08-13-2007 at 01:27 PM. Reason: Add the PPK.

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    1. 9mm Walther P99 A/S in black
    2. 9mm Walther P99 A/S in OD Green
    3. 9mm Walther P99 A/S with hard chromed slide
    4. 9mm Walther P99 A/S with NP3
    5. 9mm Walther P99 A/S with duracoat


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    1. 9mm Walther P99 A/S in black
    2. 9mm Walther P99 A/S in OD Green
    3. 9mm Walther P99 A/S with hard chromed slide
    4. 9mm Walther P99 A/S with NP3
    5. 9mm Walther P99 A/S with duracoat


    Quit cheating


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan View Post
    Quit cheating

    Oh, I forgot #6 -9mm Walther P99 A/S in Black T

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    Personal Favorites in no particular order:

    Sig 229 9mm
    S&W 3913 Tactical 9mm
    Sig 232 .380
    1911 .45
    Beretta 92 9mm

    That's my top five. I can go a bit deeper if necessary to others that I like, but if I were left with only 5, there you go.

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    My four favorite automatic pistols are the 1911A1, CZ 75 B, Ruger P90, and Walther P99(AS only).

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    My top five in order of usefullness to me are:

    Glock 36

    Kahr MK9

    Walther PPK/S

    Glock 26

    Kel-Tec P3AT

    All are pocketable pistols.

    All are chambered in what are considered by many to be effective calibers.

    All conform to my established doctrine of "Small and light is a good thing."

    What you are looking at is my carry rotation.

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    Favs of the ones I own:
    Colt XSE Gov't.
    Colt MkIV Combat Commander
    Colt Delta
    way down on the list is the G17(I know, I know... I hear the moans already!)

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    my favorites

    1 desert eagle .50 very powerful
    2 S&W model 500 very good hunting handgun
    3 Colt 1911 i think they are reliable and good looking also like the caliber
    4 Beretta model 92 nice gun not powerful like the 1911 but real good
    5 Ruger any .22 good for dulling with a friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPackingParson View Post
    Beretta 92= the gun that killed the revolver (Just watch Lethal Weapon and understand why the 92 is on the list.)
    Killed the revolver? I've got a half dozen Super Blackhawks that don't know they're dead. And, a few Blackhawks, to boot.

    But, top five auto loaders:

    1. Colt Gold Cup .45 ACP
    2. Colt Combat Commander .45 ACP
    3. Smith & Wesson Model 41 .22 r.f.
    4. Colt Woodsman Match Target .22 r.f.
    5. Colt Delta Elite 10mm (or AMT Hardballer 10mm)

    Bob Wright
    Last edited by Bob Wright; 08-17-2007 at 11:33 AM. Reason: Deeper Thinkin'

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    Sig P226 ST
    Sig P228
    Sig P239
    S&W 4516

    I really can't list a 5th as I'm not sure how I feel about my XD yet, and i don't own a P200 or Wather P99 yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Wright View Post
    Killed the revolver? I've got a half dozen Super Blackhawks that don't know they're dead. And, a few Blackhawks, to boot.
    Well, I think he means "killed the revolver" in the realms of police service and self-defense. Between the Beretta 92 and the Glock, I think he's right on the money.

    I don't know that the auto will ever kill the revolver in terms of sporting/hunting use, as with your Blackhawks and Super 'Hawks. We'll probably all be long dead before that happens.
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