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Hello,

You can have all the semi-automatic pistols that you can afford, but, you can only have them in one Make, Model & Caliber, whats your pick & why?

Thanks For Your Votes & Replies,
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Sockman,

Taurus 92, 9mm, pre-decock.

The reason is that I'm very familiar with the handling characteristics of this platform. Though I intend to become more familiar with other pistols shortly, I would have to choose, now, the Taurus because of the familiarity factor.

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This is a difficult decision as I could check at least five catagories..
Final decision is the CZ75b in 9mm.. It feels good in hand,functions like it should and is perhaps the most accurate 9mm to be found,short of a P210 of coarse..
I like it enough to have more than one and am pleasently surprised every time I use one,witch is quite often..Must say the 1911 in one or two calibers is a close second..
 
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Presently, FN/Browning P35 Hi Power, 9mm. Proven in combat, been around almost as long as the 1911, and more widely used around the world; the best-feeling, most natural-pointing service auto in my hands. All it takes is a trigger job to make it usable for me, and sometimes, that's just removing the magazine disconnect.

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Hello. Hi Powers remain my favorite all around service type pistols (9mm) but I chose "other make 5" 1911 in .45 ACP. The reason is that there are simply more and varied spare parts for the 1911 pattern pistol and I've had better luck getting cast bullets to group well with the forty-five.

I would go with a hand-built Caspian slide/frame w/Kart EZ-fit barrel for the three main components and initially would opt for fixed Heine sights and a Wilson narrow thumb safety. I'd fit an Ed Brown grip safety to the pistol.

Since I can have more, I'd probably next have an adjustable sighted long-slide in the same caliber.

Best.
 
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I chose Colt Govt.

My 1st 1911 is a Colt, my 2nd will be too. I have reason to believe my 3rd will as well! Given parts availability, I can make a Colt into whatever I want - and I'll freely admit to being a 1911 in .45ACP zealot, so I'm fine without other calibers, etc.

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Gents,

My Les Baer Premier II Light Weight would be my pick of the litter. That's only because you don't have a category for customized Stainless Series 80 Colt Combat Commander's...

Second Choice: BHP 9mm or .40
Third Choice: CZ-75B 9mm or .40
Heck all the pistols listed are good solid weapons...any would do.

Wes
 
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Why would someone want many of the same gun, unless it was for collection, here the FN Hi-Power wins, followed by the 1911.
There are so many contracts and variations of the 9mm I would be kept busy forever.
And for carry and shooting, one of the best as well.
 

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Isn't this sort of like telling a carpenter he can have all the hammers he wants, but he can only have a hammer? Different tools do different jobs. You might have a favorite hammer, but it won't do you any good if you really need a saw.
 
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Let's assume the worst case senario.

I want a pistol where ammo can be obtain either by trade, purchase, or acquisition. So 9mm would seem the most logical.

The HiPower like the 1911A1 has a long and quite favorable track record for endurance and reliability. And if I have several in reserve (like now) should one get damaged I can fall back on another without skipping a beat and would be able to salvage the damaged one for parts that could keep me going indefinately.

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BHP in 9mm. Even though I feel we are fortunate in that there are so many good choices available, the decision for me personally is a simple one.
 

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S & W 6906 for me. I love the 1911, but just don't feel comfortable with "cocked & locked" carry. I know all the reasons that it is safe, dependable, etc. I just don't feel comfortable with it, and I tried for several years. I prefer a TDA auto and the S&W just feels right in my hands and always shot well for me. I can't stand the Glock....doesn't fit my hand, so it's out.
 
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I took a sig, specifically my P226R. I am cheating here as I have 3 barrels for it, .40S&W, .357 SIG and a 9mm conversion barrel. It has been absolutely positively reliable with everything I have ever tried to shoot through it.

I would also be tempted to go with a colt 1911A1 if I could have a .45ACP, 10mm and 9mm top ends on the frame (but I suspect that would be cheating too).
 
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If I had to pick only 1, it would have to be a Glock in 9mm. Reasons: Plentiful supply (guns, parts, and ammo), famous for reliability, best value for the $.

Some "close 2nds": Sig in 9mm (e.g., P226) and Walther P99 in 9mm. The Walther might actually sneak into first place, except that they seem to be phasing out the traditional DA operation with their current production.
 
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