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Hello.

I reckon I'd take a 1911 .45 ACP, a Browning 9mm, and an S&W Model 642 (pre-lock). These would handle most of my perceived needs and since they are not considered "firearms", I could get a .22 conversion for the 1911 and Hi Power.

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1911 in .45 ACP
3" Colt Python in .357 Magnum
Colt Agent (2nd issue) with shrouded barrel, short grips, and factory rated +P, in .38 Special

I would also like a .22 upper for the 1911.

I might consider subbing the Agent for a Colt Pocket Nine in 9mm or the 3" Python for a 9mm semi-auto of some sort, but I can't say for sure.

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If you were limited to three handguns, which would you choose?


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I only need one. With that I would shoot the guy who limited me to 3 handguns


OK, not to be a smart aleck I will play.

1. Colt (or Kimber) Govt. Model in .45 ACP (add conversions for .22, 9mm, Super .38, 10mm and .45 Super)

2. S&W 25-5 in .45 Colt (or a Ruger Redhawk) with a 5" barrel. A Model 29 or 629 in .44 Mag would be a close second choice.

3. Tough call... would have to choose between a J-frame .357 (to shoot mostly .38s but be able to chamber .357) and a Pre-War Colt woodsman.

I still lean toward shooting the guy who limits me ;)

Onward,
Jim H.
 

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Hi there,

In order of preference:

BHP MK III 9 mm
Colt/SA 1911 .45 ACP
S&W 642 .38 Special

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Do I have to pay for them?

Browning HP with my Pachmayr .22 unit
Ruger Single-Six convertible .22LR/.22Mag
.357 revolver -- any of several, but if I'm 'living off the land', a Ruger Blackhawk with the 9mm cylinder for maximum commonality of ammunition. I can then use .38s, .357s, and 9s, plus all of the .22s. As a defensive handgun, a classic Smith like the 27 or 28. I could do nearly as well with a Ruger Security 6.
 
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LW Commander in .38 Super

Colt Cobra 2" .38 Spl

High Standard H-D MILITARY .22 w/6 3/4" barrel

The only one I don't have is the H-D, BUT I do have a B 1B!
 

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S&W 1076
Kahr P9 Covert

That's all I need. The 1076 conceals pretty well and hits plenty hard with Double Tap. The P9 Covert conceals very well and hits decently hard with Winchester 127-gr +P+ RA9TA.

Hmm, I get one more? Any handgun?

Probably I'd go for one of those Korth revolvers, with a blue finish, oak leaf motif stocks, and a 6" tube.
That would be my "fun" gun for reloading and plinking.
 

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Thanks for all the interesting replies. Looks like 1911's, J-frames and Highpowers are the favorites.
 
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If I can only have three guns for the rest of my life, it's an outright certainty they're all three going to be revolvers.

I'd want a 581, a 29, and a 642.
 

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Ironically, the query finds me with just three handguns at the present moment.

I'd wish for a Browning HP in 9mm
An S&W Model 65 or a stainless Ruger Security Six in .357
A Colt Woodsman .22

As it happens I've got a Ruger SP101
An S&W 638,
A Beretta .22.
 

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Tough call for me, but I will play and limit my selection to ones that I already have.

1911A1 45 ACP with the choice between my Sistema Colt and my Norinco; probably the Nork.

Hi Power 9mm with several choices, but I would probably pick the Inglis with the shoulder stock.

I didn't pick a .22 because I already have conversion kits for the 1911 and the HP.

Ruger 357 mag. revolver with the choice between the SP101 2" barrel and the GP100 6" barrel. It would pain me but I would probably go with the GP.
 

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Thanks for all the great responses. Like most of you, I would select a 1911 and a J frame (probably a 649). My third gun would probably have to be a Glock 17.
That would give me a small collection of a classic (1911), a concealable (649) and reliability/longevity (Glock 17).
Again, thanks for the responses.

Wade
 

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1) 1911 (full-size, 5", 45ACP). That would be the main gun. Right now, I switch between 1911s and HiPowers, but since it's a 1911 90% of the time, I'd have to pick it in this case.

2) HK P7M8. That would be for when I had trouble concealing the 1911. Like how I do things now. It's good to have a 9mm around anyway since the ammo is so easy to come by nowadays.

3) Either a Kahr 9mm or S&W Airweight Centennial .38 Spl.

If I could have four-
4) Suppressed .22 auto. High Standard preferred. Cheap, quiet practice.
 

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Hello,

I would quickly pick The 9mm FN High Power & Colt Government .45, I would also quickly pick one of the same platforms for my third pistol as well, but it's real hard tryin' to pick between a .40 High Power or a 1911 in Super .38.

Take Care,
 
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