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Your three basic working handguns

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by hank2222, May 31, 2011.

  1. hank2222

    hank2222 Monkey++

    ok guys & girls let do this one for fun

    my three basic working handgun's for basic use around the place

    1-colt 1911 45.acp pistol for main go to pistol

    2-S&W M 49 hammerless 38.specail revolver as back up pistol or summer time ccw carry

    3-S&W m329 44 mag as field revolver for use as need

    so what are you three handguns for SHTF
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  2. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    1) Sig Sauer Model P220 or FNP .45 Tactical (can't decide)
    2) S&W Model 629 .44 Magnum
    3) S&W Model 63 .22 LR (or other semi-auto .22LR I may or may not own in the future)

    That covers my tactical scenarios, small game gettin', and large game (long range) hunting.

    Fun topic!

    ETA: I might trade the 629 for a S&W 586. .357 makes a good defensive or hunting caliber back here in the East. Uses less powder and lead as well. The use of the rather common .38 SPL kind of helps support the change from a .44 mag to .357 mag. .38 is more common that .44 (magnum or special).

    I will probably change this post again in the future...
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  3. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    1. Browning HiPower in 9mm My basic Travel Weapon.
    2. Mommas Dan Wesson Stainless .357 Mag Pistol Pac Her basic Travel Weapon.
    3. S&W Model 9 in Blue with 8" barrel Our basic Hand Cannon.
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  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    1911 (Of course)
    Ruger GP100 (357)
    Ruger Single Six 22.
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  5. NCGunDude

    NCGunDude Monkey+

    Sig P250 Full Size 9mm
    Sig P6 Compact 9mm
    Kel tec P3AT .380 (my pocket carry)
    Sig P232 .380 (wife's purse carry)
    Ruger Mk III .22
    Ruger 10/22 .22

    Standardized on caliber and have a backup gun in each caliber.
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  6. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    My Ruger P95 - EDC - loaded with Hydra Shoks only (I shoot FMJ hand loads at the range)
    My Trunk Monkey has a Hi Point C9
    The wife has Taurus PT709 Slims

    We also have standardized caliber amongst our group. Every one of us has at least one back up pistol - even the LEO members of the group prefer 9mm.
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  7. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    .357 Magnum
    I don't need another caliber to "haul" around, with "other" ammo to boot.
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  8. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Springfield XD9
    Polish P64 9x18
  9. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    Glock 23 - EDC, main go to
    Glock 27 - secondary carry
    Glock 22 - Main house handgun.

    Most of my spare mags are for the G22 as they fit the other 2 glocks. They all use the same ammo, and most parts can be interchanged between them (yes some exceptions).
  10. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Firestar plus in 9mm
    Ruger auto pistol .22 cal
    colt trooper mk III in .357
  11. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    XDm .45
    S&W Model 64 .38
    Ruger MkII-22lr...
    Have a few other's,However these are the one's that see the most daylight...
  12. 1gewehr

    1gewehr Monkey+

    Taurus 92 .22lr
    Colt Trooper MKIII .357
    Star PD .45acp

    Revolvers are not ammo sensitive and can be fed with whatever we can scrounge. A .357 can take any game from squirrels and rabbits with light .38 loads to deer and hogs with heavy .357 loads. The .45 is my carry weapon.
  13. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    HK USP Tactical 45acp
    Buckmark .22lr
    Ruger GP100
  14. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Depending on the season a High Power, S&W M59, 1911-A1.

    Depending on what for a 357, 41 or 44.
  15. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    pair of Yugoslavian M57's in 7.62x25 and a Ruger single six .22 and around 4k rounds for each.
  16. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Shot. Placement. ;)
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  17. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Yeah, but i'm not the only one going to be using the tools. And it might also be able to feed for multiple generations if they decide to outlaw/ban ammo or components. ;-)
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  18. happyhunter42

    happyhunter42 Monkey++

    I've got the Colt Official Police in 38 spl. or the Ruger Security Six in .357 mag, or the S&W M59 in 9mm for home defense. The Ruger Mark II and the Walther P22 are for plinking or small game. The Ruger Blackhawk in .357 mag is what I carry at the deer lease. The Thompson/Center Contender in .22lr,.357mag,.222rem,.44mag,30/30win,and .30 herrett is just sitting in the gun safe since we don't have ihmsa matches anymore. Someday I will end up with another .357 blackhawk, a Super Blackhawk in 44mag, a Hawes .357 and .22mag, a RG .38 spl, another Thompson/Center Contender with bbls. in .22mag,6mmPPC,.357herrett,.30herrett,and 30/30win. As you can see my family is handgun poor. And don't get me started in on the rifles.
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  19. happyhunter42

    happyhunter42 Monkey++

    I forgot one. My wife has a Ruger Bearcat that she carries at the deer lease just for the hell of it.
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  20. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Don't make me break out my Daisy .177 MONSTER. [gun2]
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