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Old 07-06-2013, 15:04   #1
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1 Handgun - Any & All Purposes

If you were limited to just one handgun and you HAD to pick from the following firearms, which would you go with? This would be for home defense, carry, ....any and all defense purposes.

1. S&W 1911SC E Series .45
2. Ruger SR1911 Commander .45
3. S&W M&P 9c 9mm
4. S&W M&P 40c .40
5. Sig Sauer P229 .40
6. Ruger SR9c 9mm
7. Ruger SR40c .40

Just those, no other choices. What would you go with?

I list just these because I live in a state that restricts what firearms you can purchase.

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Old 07-06-2013, 15:07   #2
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The 229. Concealable, reliable, high capacity, and durable.
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Old 07-06-2013, 15:09   #3
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Why just those?
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Why just those?
because the state i live in is communist. no colt, wilson, les baer, springfield, glock, xd, etc...
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because the state i live in is communist. no colt, wilson, les baer, springfield, glock, xd, etc...
that just sucks
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because the state i live in is communist. no colt, wilson, les baer, springfield, glock, xd, etc...
Ahhh, so.

Now that the circumstances are a bit more clear, and it isn't a "what if???/TEOTWAWKI" I have to ask if it is for CCW (highly unlikely I will bet) or all around/nightstand?

IMO a primarily HD handgun should have a rail for a light. That narrows it down quite a bit on that list. Also I hate to start a debate BUT if I were in a "gun hostile" State I would shy away from a SA design and given all (M*******), I would probably go with the M&P in 9mm.

Wow the censor feature edited "the abbreviation" for the State + "Hole"

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Old 07-06-2013, 15:35   #7
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Ahhh, so.

Now that the circumstances are a bit more clear, and it isn't a "what if???/TEOTWAWKI" I have to ask if it is for CCW (highly unlikely I will bet) or all around/nightstand?

IMO a primarily HD handgun should have a rail for a light. That narrows it down quite a bit on that list. Also I hate to start a debate BUT if I were in a "gun hostile" State I would shy away from a SA design and given all (M*******), I would probably go with the M&P in 9mm.

Wow the censor feature edited "the abbreviation" for the State + "Hole"
not a bad idea since the town cops carry the M&P also. i do have a class a permit unrestricted so I can carry. small towns here are much better about the gun thing than the cities are.
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because the state i live in is communist. no colt, wilson, les baer, springfield, glock, xd, etc...


is this a real thing? what state is this?
entire brands are outlawed?
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is this a real thing? what state is this?
entire brands are outlawed?
there is a bunch of testing each single firearm has to go through and even if it passes the tests, it still is not a guarantee that they will permit it to market. It is the Attorney General consumer protection act in regards to firearms. total bull****. Glock failed after paying $10,000 per gun not because the guns were not reliable but because the loaded chamber indicator on their extractor were not good enough to pass. Others like Springfield, Wilson, Colt, etc just told the state to eat turd.
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there is a bunch of testing each single firearm has to go through and even if it passes the tests, it still is not a guarantee that they will permit it to market. It is the Attorney General consumer protection act in regards to firearms. total bull****. Glock failed after paying $10,000 per gun not because the guns were not reliable but because the loaded chamber indicator on their extractor were not good enough to pass. Others like Springfield, Wilson, Colt, etc just told the state to eat turd.
While this is all true to the best of my knowledge, I just wanted to add that any Glock, of any generation, can be obtained and owned legally here in Mass. This goes for magazines/capacity as well. There is just a few more hoops to jump through.
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because the state i live in is communist. no colt, wilson, les baer, springfield, glock, xd, etc...
You don't live in a state; you live in the Commywealth of NZachusetts.

You need to select the gun that best fis your hand, regardless of the model. If it doesn't fit you will not enjoy shooting with it, hence you will not prastick.

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No revolvers and no 10mm, Yawn.

Well, there is only one model there that I would have on my "list of ten" to consider and that would be a full sized 1911. A Commander sized would probably be just off the list.
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No revolvers and no 10mm, Yawn.

Well, there is only one model there that I would have on my "list of ten" to consider and that would be a full sized 1911. A Commander sized would probably be just off the list.
sorry man, no interest in full size guns. don't like to carry them. both 1911's on my list do have full size grips (1 with a round butt) but have 4.25 inch barrels instead of 5 inch. the SC 1911 is obviously the lighter of the 2 but costs about $500 more.

i do have an interest in that 627 revolver from S&W with the 2 inch barrel. 8 shots of 357mag goodness but $1,000+ retail is tough to get over.
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Old 07-06-2013, 15:22   #15
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I don't personally own any of those.
Daily concealed carry for me often requires pocket or ankle carry.
These sub compact guns are not my favorites.
Nor do I shoot them the best.
But If I could only own one...

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Off the list but should be allowed in MA is the Sig P239, my favorite handgun of my collection.
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Off the list but should be allowed in MA is the Sig P239, my favorite handgun of my collection.
P239M is allowed in all 3 calibers. 9/40/357
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P239M is allowed in all 3 calibers. 9/40/357
Take a look at one, they are phenomenal guns.
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Take a look at one, they are phenomenal guns.
Yeah, the P239 is one of the only American built Sigs that I like. I had one years ago...
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Take a look at one, they are phenomenal guns.
thank you i am going to do that. it would make sense, it functions the same as my P229
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This is correct.
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I do own the Sig P229 right now and since I have owned it for a long time (it is pre rail) I do have pre ban mags for it. I will never get rid of it, just wondering if I should get something else in addition to it or continue to be the man with 1 handgun. I did have an LC9 for a year that I just got rid of 1 month ago. I loved to carry it but it seemed cheap to me. I didn't trust my life with it. I even got the one with the crimson trace but still, I was weary of it.
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I do own the Sig P229 right now and since I have owned it for a long time (it is pre rail) I do have pre ban mags for it. I will never get rid of it, just wondering if I should get something else in addition to it or continue to be the man with 1 handgun. I did have an LC9 for a year that I just got rid of 1 month ago. I loved to carry it but it seemed cheap to me. I didn't trust my life with it. I even got the one with the crimson trace but still, I was weary of it.
My sub-compact is a HK P2000Sk 357 Sig Light LEM.
9+1 125 gr ~1300 fps, deadly accurate and 100% reliable.
I carry it with confidence.

My twin P2000 357s are even better.
But too large for ankle or pocket carry.

HK45C is my belt gun.

Of yours, for belt carry, I'd take the P229 without hesitation.
Although I'd get a 357 barrel for it - LOL!

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The P229, with a 12 round mag works well and would be my pick also.
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