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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by flynlead, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. flynlead

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    I don't want this to be a my gun is better than your gun thread. I own several different brands of guns but have been thinking a lot lately about a what if situation.
    Just for the sake of arguement and another world war broke out, what would be the best pistol to have in battle. I know most guns today shoot well and are reliable but what about parts availability for repairs, what caliber, simplicity to maintain ect....
     
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    AK and G19 and lots of ammo. :cool:
     
  5. To Arms!!

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    For me it would be a G17 or a G21. I have plenty of magazines. I have a full set of spare parts and spare barrels for both guns. I have plenty of spare parts for the AR's that I have bulit as well. But a battle. No thank you.
     
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    I'd litake a Glock 17 and AR15.
     
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    There is no pistol that is even good for combat, much less "best".

    Get a rifle, preferably in .223 and a clone of the M16/M4.

    If you must resort to a pistol only, get a Glock in 9mm or GI-spec 1911 (not a well-tuned custom or semi-custom).
     
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    Exactly! And make sure I have a lot of ammo for any of my guns.
     
  9. flynlead

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    I agree with you, I'm comfortable with my AR 15 but am curious about pistols. I have spare parts for my 1911 but just wondering about parts for sigs, glocks, hk, xds ect......
     
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    better start stocking up and don't come out to my place looking for ammo :tongueout:
     
  11. syr74

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    IMHO, a mil-spec 1911. The mil-spec 1911 is extremely reliable, uses a common and very effective cartridge, and is frankly just a good weapon. You may have to repair this or any gun in the field but, in a crunch, there is arguably very little you couldn't do to a 1911 in even a basic machine shop if you had to, an added benefit of being all steel.

    That said, if you ever find yourself doing anything other than very basic maintenance you've failed IMO. If the proverbial crap ever hits the proverbial fan then do what snipers do and treat your piece exactly like what it is, the worlds best life insurance policy. Do whatever you need to in order to make sure nothing happens to your gun.
     
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    Glock or Sig in either a military or LE caliber

    IMO a good revolver would be a great choice for the situation you described. You just have to decide on a caliber and stock up.
     
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    Anygun you have practiced with, know well how it works, and have the confidence that it will go bang when you pull the trigger. I trust any of my 1911s and that is what I carry.

    Another choice for me would be a Glock 20 - 10mm with 15+1 rounds. I think that if I were on a combat situation I would like to have the G20 by my side.
     
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    I'd figure out where Brian or James live and camp out there.
     
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    Some of my co-workers say that when the SHTF, they are coming to my house.
     
  17. Quack

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    that's what knedrgr says as well
     
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    I'd want my AR and G19. I know an AK would probably be a better choice but i have much more experience with an AR then AK
     
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    why all the short Glocks? if i were to choose a Glock, it would be my G24.