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favorite handguns

I enjoy shooting pistols almost as much as rifles. I think my most fun pistol is a S&W model 199 in .22LR. It is such a plesure to take out and put several hundred rounds through it. My kids all like to shoot it too. Of course, .22 is cheap. I like my Cz 75B in 9mm. It is the best fitting pistol I have ever had for my hand size. It does not like Blazer ammo, with lots of incomplete ejections. It does well with brass cased ammo and has less recoil than the Ruger I had. I got the new Springfield armory .45Xd. It also fits well and shoots quite well and comfortably. It has the 5" barrel. I have a .40 baby desert Eagle, which is a disappointment. It consistently shoots 3" right and 4" high ( so I do hold for that) and the company told me to go get a CZ sight for it to fix the problem! I guess I will get to the gunsmith some day. I also have a Dan Wesson .375 revolver with the 8" barrel. It is fun to shoot and quite accurate. I pity Europeans for the restrictions under which they live. I went to hunt in New Zealand and had to check my rifle in thru the police station at the airport. He asked me for my gun permit!!! I told him that in Texas there is no need for a permit, nor any such animal in existence and that if I wanted any kind of gun all I did was go to the store and get it right then and there. I thought his jaw would hit the floor and he got so confused about me not having the sacred paperwork, he did not know what to do so he let me thru anyway. I am sure he thinks we are utter barbarians over here. This was before you had to have the customs 4457 along with you ( and I have still never been asked for it on reentry after 4 trips abroad). Well, I guess I better head back to the range.

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What's your favorite handgun?

First time I ever looked in here. Not a big handgun shooter, mostly just plinking. But I've got a few. Don't know for sure what's my favorite.

S&W 38/44 in 38spec.
S&W K32 32 long
S&W K22
High Standard HD Military w/6" barrel
Ruger P89 9mm (maybe it's a P90?) least favorite by far.
Savage model 1917 32 short auto in the origional box w/ xtra clip.

In my 38 I shoot only 155gr cast bullets, Keith type & H.P. In the 32 long I also shoot only cast bullet's, 90gr RN if I remember correctly. I like casting bullets! the K22 isn't as accurate as the other Smith's but the daughter-in-law does shoot it. The High Standard will shoot the pants off everything. Only problem I have is the eye's aren't so good any more so I don't shoot so well.

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What's your favorite handgun?

S&W Mountain Gun .44 Yes

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Don Fischer wrote:
the K22 isn't as accurate as the other Smith's.

Don what length barrel on the K22? I have one that was my dad's with a 6 inch barrel and that thing is a real shooter. I tend to carry my Buckmark more often, but shot for shot that K22 just dosent miss, tho I tend to every now and then.

But a favorite Think would have to be my (original) Dan Wesson, 6 in barrel, SS, 44 mag got to be the shootinest hand gun I got!!!! Any body that shoots a Dan knows what I am talking about.

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ADKBEAR,

It's a 6" barrel but I wouldn't be to quick to blame the gun. I don't shoot handguns a whole lot and probally not well. I really like my other guns and love casting bullets. As a result I shoot them more, maybe that's part of it. But, my High Standard I shoot fairly well? Go figure! Think

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Don
High Standard turned out good guns to be sure. I don't have any but my father in law has a couple target grade supermatics. One is for 22 shorts, very cool handgun the only semi-auto I have ever seen designed specialy for the 22 short. I guess at one time he shot competition for Kodak.

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Custom .480 Ruger

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What's your favorite handgun?

I'd have to say my Redhawk .44 mag. Love this thing to death. Can almost drive nails at 50y with it. But wanna start realading for it.

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S&W Model 57

I have two S&W Model 57's in .41 Mag. N-frame reveolvers. One has a 6" barrel that I took in trade for a Sako Forrester in 22-250 w/ a Burris 6 X 18 scope (what was I thinking!) and the other has a 8-3/8" barrel w/ Hogue grips and an Aimpoint 1000 red dot scope. I bought it used w/o the scope and grips. I use the 8-3/8 barreled one for deer hunting. The round falls in the middle between .357 and .44 Mag. I do a little reloading as the choice of factory ammo is REALLY limited. Kills deer deader than a doornail. A good shooting iron to be sure.

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What's your favorite handgun?

I have a S&W 686 in .357 and a S&W 629 Classic in 44 mag plus a Ruger Blackhawk 50th anniversary 44 flattop and i love all 3.I like the d/a s/a revolvers.

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