Your three basic working handguns

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

  1. Coyote Blue

    Coyote Blue Monkey+

    1.Ruger GP 141 .357 Magnum 4" barrel
    2.S&W 629 Classic .44 Magnum 5" barrel
    3.Glock 36 .45 Auto (Tie)
    3.S&W 340 PD .357 Magnum (Tie)

    The last two are my everyday carry,alternating on situation and mood.
  2. hedger

    hedger Monkey+

    1. Ruger Mark III .22

    2. Taurus Judge .410/.45 Colt

    3. Glock G30 SF .45 acp
  3. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    My go-to gun is my .22 Colt Woodsman, made in 1956, same year I was made. I have taken more than my share of small game, dispatched snakes and rabid animals, and prevented mayhem with it. My daily carry piece is either a 1911 or a Colt Python or Diamondback. I usually have either a Ruger LCP, Keltec, or NA .22 mag in a pocket but sometimes I carry a baby Browning or Colt. I like the idea of a hide-out pistol.
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  4. tommyboy4090

    tommyboy4090 Monkey+

    My 3 guns are
    1 Beretta px4 compact 9mm
    2 ruger super redhawk 44 mag sporting a simmons prohunter fixed 4power scope
    3 taurus 85 ultra lite 38 special with crimson trace laser and ported barrel

    My wife's 3 guns would be
    1 sig p250 compact 9mm
    2 ruger automatic 22 lr (1954)
    3 kel tec p3at
  5. craftypoppa

    craftypoppa George

    Taurus PT 24/7 CDS 40
    Taurus 38 special
    Mark III 22
    Right now that all I have so they are my working guns lol
  6. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    Glock 23. It's simply the best sized Glock around. I have a few 21's and 22's, but the 23 gets carried the most.

    Walther P22. Luckily I got a bunch of parts and magazines before the prices went up and the parts dried up.

    Ruger Vaquero. I point better with a SA revolver than a DA. Like my pappy said: "If you only have six bullets, hit 'em with one that will put 'em down in one shot." I guess that's why he never bought anything smaller than .41 Magnum...
  7. craneje

    craneje Monkey+

    Ruger LCP .380, my every day carry gun X 2yrs; replaced Browning .25 carried X 20 yrs. Colt Lightweight Commander .45 for carry when possible or feel threat higher; multiple other 1911-.45s available. Glock 20 with Glock 29 backup (both 10 mm) for when TSHF. Glock 17 & Glock 26 (9 mm) for wife, and home defence.
  8. Yoldering

    Yoldering Monkey+++

    Kimber 1911
    Kel-Tek P-3AT
    Rossi .38sp
  9. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    As a working handgun around the yard; a Ruger 22 SS with "snake shot" or 22LR gets most of the most work here followed closely by a MKI bull barrel.
  10. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    1 Taurus PT1911 .45acp

    2 Glock 36 .45acp

    3 Taurus Model 65 .357mag revolver

    4 Heritage Rough Rider .22mag/.22lr one cylinder fer each

    yeah I know its more than 3, but its my most reliable of handguns. The one most proven to not fail. Others I have either have a few problems or not enough rounds thru them yet to be considered Proven Reliable!!!
  11. fllsofttouch

    fllsofttouch Monkey+

    Glock 21 - 23 - 26
  12. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    1. Kimber 4" 1911, my carry gun.

    2. S&W 629 6" .44 Mag

    3. S&W M41 .22, the finest .22 I have ever shot (and I own 3 MKII's)

    Kill anything that lives around here with those!
  13. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Kel Tec P-11 9mm Gold Saber 147 Gr HP (pocket carry pistol when going into town)
    Glock 29 10mm Buffalo Bore 180 Gr HP (always have this in the vehicle)
    Glock 20 10mm Double Tap 200 Gr HP (on the property carry pistol)
  14. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    If given the opportunity and the choice I would choose.

    1. 9mm auto, (main personal protection) with beaucoup magazines

    2. .357 magnum revolver, (personal protectionand / hunting)
    with beaucoup speed loaders

    3. .22lr / .22wmr revolver with interchangeable cylinders
    (Back up personal protection, hunting, training and stock slaughtering)

    Most of the main commonly available calibres are covered....some flexibility with sourcing ammunition.... .38special, .357 magnum, 9mm, .22lr, .22wmr...a range of custom handloads for the centrefires, ranging from full loads for manstopping down to light loads for training and propellant conservation. The centrefire projectiles can be readily handcast with salvaged lead. The .357magnum, and I think possibly the .38special, have a shotshell capability...which may be useful for hunting small game at closer ranges.
  15. cpaspr

    cpaspr Monkey+++

    Three eh?

    Probably a G17 Glock, Ruger Standard Model, S&W Model 66.
  16. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    Are any of these available in Australia? Not trying to start anything, I'm just curious.
  17. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Did you see his post title:

    "If given the opportunity and the choice I would choose."

    I'd say NEGATIVE!
  18. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    That is kind of what I figure.

    I think people in areas where firearms are severely limited or banned have a good idea on "need" vs. our more American idea which is probably what we "want". I have a lot of "want" firearms" and so its difficult for me to narrow down "needs". By asking a guy that can only have a few total firearms or no firearms, you may get a better answer.

    This question wasn't that tough because it only dealt with handguns and I get 3 options. I really dislike the "if you could only have 2 FIREARMS" or the dreaded "only ONE". People in places with none or already restricted to 2-3 can throw out answers without a doubt because they are already living with what they need.
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  19. Rex Lee

    Rex Lee Monkey+

    1. Taurus PT92. I have had this pistol for over 10 years, and thousands of rounds and it has never let me down.
    2. Ruger Single Six .22lr/.22WMR. Varmints, snakes, etc. I have probably used this gun around the ranch more than any other.
    3.Ruger Blackhawk .44 Mag 4 5/8"bbl. If I need more power than this is it.

    I have lots of other pistols, but if I had to pick just 3 those three would be it.
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  20. CaboWabo5150

    CaboWabo5150 Lost in the woods

    I'll narrow it to the 3 I usually keep with me 24/7... lol..

    Taurus Judge 2.5" 410/.45 LC
    S&W 686+ 7 Shot .357 ( Performance Center Model )
    Kel Tec P32 .32 ACP
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