Prefered handgun.

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Re: Prefered handgun.

Post by nlvmike » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:06 pm

Generally, the one I have in my hand.

All joking aside, it changes often. I love my FN Five Seven, but it doesn't get the trigger time it used to. I really like 1911's, but they are generally too heavy for EDC. I had one built that is only 24 oz. I just got it and love shooting it, but haven't carried it. Also, a little big for EDC, but I love shooting a Canik 9mm.

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Re: Prefered handgun.

Post by GunFunZS » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:58 pm

For what purpose....

Carry, I like the micro 380s. Either a taurus TCP, or Ruger LCP II. Hate the LCP original. I happen to own the TCP and carry it either in a suit pocket or IWB. The trigger is okay, and breaks far enough forward not to cause me to pull the shot. I can get it out quickly from either method, and I make good hits on small targets at varied ranges. I trust the gun, and it is never in my way or uncomfortable to carry. Sights are smaller than I would like. LCP II is a bit nicer, but I don't own one. I would really like to try out the RM380, but I don't know anyone who owns one. Sig P238 is nicer to shoot, but it has the wrong manual of arms, plus some of them that I have tried were rather picky about ammo.

I also like the shield 9mm, and am very interested in the 365 if it gets sorted out. If I can only have one, the smaller one wins because there is almost no circumstance that is impractical to carry it.. If I have two, I carry the slightly bigger one most of the time.

Plinking? S&W 66 in 6" flavor is just the gun it is hard to go wrong with. Everything is goldilocks. Including the sights. I paint over the sights on my guns to clone them. Orange block in white square U with narrow daylight just works for me. Glock sights seem like a drunk who has never shot a gun cribbed notes from these and did a bad Chinese copy. Wide daylight, and a white Dot???? I don't like 3 dot sights either. They can trick one's eye into lining up the tops of the dots, rather than the centers. If I were getting my perfect, it would be a square orange fiber optic front sight with the tritium vial in it, and the S&W rear sight/

Also S&W 2206 TGT, 433 or any members of that family. With a can it feels perfect, and I would take it over a ruger mark series every day of the week. I haven't tried a model 41, but I would probably like one given that my faves are basically made to be a cheaper replacement for them. These guns are non-standard in almost every detail, but the result is a gun that is dead easy to shoot well. Don't like the safety on them though.

I like a good auto pistol, but most of them don't feel particularly special to me. Glocks are boring, and I prefer DA/SA. Sigs are too tall and clunky for my tastes. I like the feel of berrettas and clones more.

I have a lot of rounds through my taurus pt99-AF, and it is a good shooter with a great trigger.

I think what it will take to make me really excited about another pistol would be one designed around a good red dot optic, and very compact. If the sig 365 came with an optic, that's pretty close to the form factor that I want.

A common theme for pistols that I find enjoyable to shoot is that they are basically flat and thin, and the flat surfaces index my hands to the line of the bore. So a 1911 with flat thin grips and maybe a groove or so for the thumbs is great. With the standard scales that give an oval profile, it is Ho Hum, and not a natural pointer. So no fat round grips for me. That's a big knock against the berettas and some of the other wonder 9s, but some of them have other features which allow them to be repeatable in my hands.

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Re: Prefered handgun.

Post by GunFunZS » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:02 pm

post script.

It looks like a gimmick to most people, but the flux brace for glocks is pretty close to a thing I have wanted my whole life. A rapid deploy stocked pistol. IMO that would make sense for a car gun, a backpacking or backwoods gun, or as a bushpilot's emergency gun. I would want it either in 9 or 10mm depending on the application, with a dot.

Think about it as a concept. Not for being your EDC, but for being the gun you rip out of your car holster, and have ready to go. I think a setup like that can be shot more quickly accurately and effectively than a pistol in conventional stance, since it has a third point of contact either to your cheek or shoulder.

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Re: Prefered handgun.

Post by S.T.A.R.COM » Wed May 08, 2019 10:36 pm

I have an appreciation for all well made firearms because I'm a gun enthusiast...but that being said...I'm a GLOCK fan!! 8)

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Re: Prefered handgun.

Post by Emmaclearwater » Wed May 15, 2019 8:55 am

TT is the best handgun

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