Off Topic Your Favorite Handgun

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Cobalt, Jul 5, 2019.

What is your favorite handgun that you like enough to carry for the rest of your life:

  1. Colt 1911 and clones/variants

    30 vote(s)
  2. Browning Hi power and clones/variants

    1 vote(s)
  3. CZ75 and clones/variants

    8 vote(s)
  4. Anything H&K

    9 vote(s)
  5. Beretta 92F and clones/variants

    2 vote(s)
  6. Sig Sauer other than 1911 line

    16 vote(s)
  7. Glock

    36 vote(s)
  8. Smith Wesson Pistols other than 1911

    7 vote(s)
  9. All other, FNH, Walther Ruger

    5 vote(s)
  10. I am a revolver guy

    18 vote(s)
  1. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    I was laughing out loud at this! :D
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  2. sixplymaple

    sixplymaple Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Aug 3, 2018
    Walther PPQ M2 Navy!
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  3. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    Sig Sauer P365 Specs
    Caliber: 9mm
    Action: Semi-Auto
    Accessory Rail: SIG Rail
    Mag Capacity: 10 rd.
    Weight: 17.8 oz. (Unloaded Magazine)
    Barrel Length: 3.1 inches
    Overall Length: 5.8 inches
    Height: 4.3 inches

    Width: 1.0 inches
    Sights: XRAY3 Day/Night Sights

    GLOCK G43X Specs
    Caliber: 9mm Luger
    Action Type: Semi-Auto
    Accessory Rail: N/A
    Mag Capacity: 10 rd.
    Weight: 18.40 oz (unloaded magazine)
    Barrel Length: 3.41
    Overall Length: 6.5 inches
    Height: 5.04 inches

    Width: .87
    Sights: GLOCK Night Sights (GNS)/AmeriGlo BOLD/GLOCK Polymer

    #1 The Glock 43X is approximately .7" larger in two areas that I feel are significant for a "pocket gun". #2 The P365 comes with their XRay3 Day/Nights Sights as standard the Glock comes with standard polymer. #3 The Sig P365 has 12 and now 15 round FACTORY mags and it is still very small with the 12 rounder in it. #4 It is a very nice shooting little pistol but I haven't shot the 43X so I can't say it's "better".

    With your price on the 43X being as low as it is, I would definitely get one to try out. I would probably get a 48 too since they have the same mags.

    I'm sure at some point, I will have one of each but with my current INFI habit being out of control I've settled on the P365 for now
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  4. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Interesting. Nice small size with plenty of capacity,
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  5. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    I like the SP101 2.25" 357 revolver; the grip feels excellent in my hand. At 26 oz. for the 2.25" model (27 oz. for the 3"), it is light compared to a K frame S&W at 33.5 oz, but recoil is still manageable, especially with the lighter-charged 110 gr. magnum loads, and even more so with 38 special loads. If the grip feels good in your hand, I think you will enjoy it.
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  6. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    My favorite edc pistol is my HK USP Compact 45. One of the advantages to being a bigger guy is that there is more of me to conceal a pistol on. That gun shoots for me and if I ever need it I would rather have a bigger gun that I can hit stuff with as opposed to something easier to carry that I am not proficient with.

  7. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    For me the one that gets most concealed carry is the 3” SP101 just because it’s so easy, and I still have a supply of 180 gr Black Talons I really like in that gun. (talk about revealing age :eek::D) No fun to shoot, but the stopping power is impressive.:cool:

    When I’m able to open carry, my favorite is a fine-tuned 6” Smith 629.

    I do have some autos I enjoy shooting and carry occasionally. Favorites are an old 3rd gen G19, a G21SF, and an Ed Brown LW Kobra Carry which feels, points and shoots the best of anything I own. I do love that gun.
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  8. Mr. Pick

    Mr. Pick

    Aug 1, 2018
    I have 3 carry guns which all get used at different times based on clothing/situation/weather, etc. Glock 42 with UW+P XTP ammo, mostly pocket carry; Sig P365 w/10 round mag for pocket carry and 12 round for IWB; and lastly an LCP for when I need to go light/deep conceal.
  9. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    @Mr. Pick ,
    Welcome to BladeForums!
    Sometimes we talk about knives too. ;):D
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  10. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    By far, my favorite hunting pistol is my S&W 500 Bone Collector edition!

    Unbelievably accurate!


  11. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    If I understand correctly ... the P365XL is the same size as the regular P365 while it has the extended 12 round magazine in ...

    They just reworked the grip so it's longer and holds a flush fit 12 round magazine ...
  12. Robdude

    Robdude Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2015
    Favorite handgun??....UZI 9mm full auto.
  13. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    I could not remember for sure, so I checked the Sig website.
    Here are the dimensions of each:
    The XL is bigger all around.
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  14. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Considerably bigger. Wow.
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  15. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I hadn't checked the website for specs ... I was going by their emails I get and they sent one recently and they made it sound like it was the same gun with a long grip and flush fitting mags that would be the same size as the regular P365 with the extended 12 rounder ... good to know
  16. DrHenley


    May 31, 2019
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  17. Stump Buster

    Stump Buster Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Actually, I'd make the comparison like this...

    Both are modes of transportation and are fun to ride, but one is more blingy with frequent maintenance required.:D

    (ETA: I own, carry and enjoy both Glocks and 1911's, so the above was just a friendly reply in jest to the good Doctor);):thumbsup:
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2019
  18. cpirtle

    cpirtle Leathercrafter Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 28, 2001
    As long as we're talking quality firearms there's room for everyone. Quality doesn't have to be expensive just preferably not made in Brazil :)

    Lots of Sig love, maybe this should be a contender..

  19. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015
    Big knives, big guns; eh Jerry?

    Or are you hinting at what's next???

    The world may never know.

    Although, that's a nice choice. It's a Lot of gun, though. A 45 ACP will fit down in a 500 hull, with room left over
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  20. 1AbominAble1

    1AbominAble1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    As much as I love a good 1911 or a revolver I’d choose a Glock.
    My go to for 20 years has been a G23, it has done everything I need and has been supremely reliable.
    I enjoy 1911’s and revolvers as well and have carried both but I always go back to the Glock.
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