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Location: Florida
Joined: 08/02/2005
Posts: 85
What's your favorite handgun?

Thank you Rries. That is a Super Redhawk .44 topped with a Leupold fixed 2 power. I tossed the factory rings and used a Weigand Combat .454 base with Warne Rings, the strongest set up I could find.

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Location: NE Minnesota
Joined: 01/14/2004
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What's your favorite handgun?

coop, I had the same gun for a while with a 2x scope. Cool looking, but really hard to shoot well(recoil-wise), especially with hi-power hunting rounds. Tough as nails though, you will never wear it out, and you can shoot some nasty rounds through it with no worries!

Right now my favorite fun gun is the CZ-52. It's like the 1911 of the Czech Republic. Also, tough as nails, never heard of one jamming(the cases fly about 25 feet when extracted!), is accurate and a blast to shoot.

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I think that the CZ 52 isn't produced now, this product doesn't appears on their website :

http://www.cz-usa.com/products_handguns.php?m=1

It's a very good manufacturer cool In my opinion one of the most interesting handguns of this one is the CZ 97, if one day I want to buy a .45 ACP I think it could be this handgun Thumbs up Look it on a better photo than the one on the CZ website :

http://www.armureriedelabourse.com/Tir/product.asp?item=651

(i think that this isn't the same completion than the CZ 97 on the CZ website, there is reflections on the carcass of this one, it's very beautiful Mr. Cool! ).

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Location: NE Minnesota
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What's your favorite handgun?
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I think that the CZ 52 isn't produced now, this product doesn't appears on their website :

Your right, it is a surplus gun that is readily available in the US for a little over a hundred bucks. A great deal if you ask me. Ammo is a little expensive(compared to 9mm, etc.) and and there isn't much for different types of factory loads out there, but hey, it's fun and different!

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Location: SE Alaska
Joined: 04/27/2005
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What's your favorite handgun?

I have had the pleasure to own and fire many different makes and models of pistols over the years. Everything from Glocks, a Kimber (didn't like), Para Ordinance, Beretta, H&K, and a couple of Sig Sauers. I even had a Kel Tech which is a cheap but surprisingly good shooting CC pistol. I would have to say that my overall favorite to own and shoot was my Sig 228 in 9mm. From what I understand they no longer make this handgun which makes me wnat to kick myself even more for selling it. The 226 also was a pleasure to shoot. They are a little on the expensive side but they were some of the most reliable and accurate pistols I ever had the pleasure to shoot.

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Sigs are good guns. I own a P220 in .45 ACP, while not my favorite I do like it and probably will never sell it. The 9mm P228 are still currently being made, but Sig has pull them from the commercial market for the time being to make them more available to LE and Government. The P228 is carried by the NCIS and an limited number of Navy pilots and aircrews. Sig has reserved this gun for the Law Enforcement market and Government sales since many Federal agents carry this gun as well. It's not prohibited from the civilian market though, in fact many gun shops often have good used ones for sale. Like I said, Sig has just made all current (for the last 5 years) P228's available to LE and government for the time being. It's much like how Zippo distributed it's entire production of lighter to Army/Navy PX's during WWII, they weren't banned from the civilian population, just hard to come by for that time being. If you can find a good P228, buy it!!

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Location: SE Alaska
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Thanks for the info Western Hunter. I have always kicked myself for letting that one go. At te time I was strapped for cash and let a friend talk me into trading it in on a Kimber which he swore by. Biggest mistake I have ever made! I hated the Kimber from the get go. I'm not a fan of the 1911 family which is why I didn't keep my Parra either. While it was an extremly well made side arm, I was not enthused with having to carry a cocked & locked duty pistol. By the time I realized what I had done someone else had picked up my Sig. I did however lead to me owning what is probably my second favorite sidearm, an H&K USP .40 variant 3. It was the only H&K USP I have seen to date without a manual safety. It only had a decocker. Sweet hand gun!!!!

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Location: Louisiana
Joined: 06/29/2006
Posts: 46
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I have two.....

Ruger black Hawk .44 mag

Kimber .45 ACP.........

both really acurate and good guns

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Location: Wa.
Joined: 03/31/2004
Posts: 1300
What's your favorite handgun?

I'm not big on handguns. I own a few and would have to say the Taurus 66 in 357mag is my favorite. Probably because it's the one I carry when I'm in the field.

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Location: ALABAMA
Joined: 12/06/2005
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Ditto on the Sig's,absolutly love my p220 .45. The only other gun I carry is a Glock 23 .40,and only then when I need something a little easier to conceal.I considered a Glock 27 but it was way too small for my hands.

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