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Subject: Best Semi auto Pistol today?
Philippine Soldier    10/30/2003 9:29:00 AM
I love pistol shooting. I currently own and use the best plastic gun in the world, the Glock model 35. I have a calibre 40 S&W and magazine capacity is 15. It is very light, tough and reliable. I would like to hear from other peoples opinion. Which semi auto pistol is available in the market right now that is worth looking at. Is is the Para ordnance, Colt or others.
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ChdNorm    RE:Best Semi auto Pistol today?   10/30/2003 12:19:17 PM
I never have cared for the Glock personally. It just feels wrong to me. In my opinion, there are so many really good handguns made now that if someone started a totally unbiased search for their perfect sidearms it could take years! Me being completely biased though ... I keep it fairly simple. 1911 style gov't models/Browning Hi-powers/Sig P220-P226-P229s are the cream of the crop to me.
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Octogen    RE: One vote for the Glock 32   10/30/2003 1:34:22 PM
The nature of "Best" is always difficult to pinpoint - although taking price into consideration (which is not unimportant to mere mortals!), my vote would certainly have to go to the Glock 32. I'm particularly fond of the ballistics of the 357 (sig) round, for too many reasons to quickly discuss here.
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HunterSThompson    RE: One vote for the Glock 32   10/30/2003 2:59:40 PM
Springfield Armory Modified 1911's used by the US Marine Force Recon units is the best pistol I have seen out there. I've shot plenty of Glocks and they are great guns, but I guess I just don't see why everyone is so excited about them. I guess I'm just stuck in past with the 1911
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ChdNorm    RE: One vote for the Glock 32 -Octogon   10/30/2003 4:52:34 PM
Ive had this irresistable urge lately to get a bar-sto .357 Sig for my Browning .40. It seems like such an impressive round ... maybe even in the same class as the 125 gr .357! I'm wondering if you have any experiance reloading it. Is it a pain?
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Philippine Soldier    reloading   10/31/2003 5:43:01 PM
I have only reloaded .40 S&W using 200 grain. I am using a Lee Pro 1000 reloader. It is simple once you get the hang of it.
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ChdNorm    RE:reloading   10/31/2003 6:19:11 PM
I meant the .357 Sig round. It being a bottle neck cartridge, I wonder about moving the shoulder forward after a couple of firings causing stoppages.
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Condor Legion    Another Vote   11/1/2003 10:26:42 PM
...for the 1911A1. John Brownings hammer. OLD SLABSIDES, CL
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Moonpie    A tough one to answer.   11/2/2003 4:24:08 PM
Personally I favor the Glocks. Pretty much idiot proof. Go bang every time you pull the trigger. Simple and easy to strip/clean/maintain. Weather resistant. Not expensive compared to the others. The 1911's are very popular but are large and heavy. 1911's have a good combat reputation but I guarantee the super accurate 1911 of nice,clean shooting range fame wouldn't cut it out in a muddy foxhole. A worn out old sloppy 1911A1 would though. Most new made ones are too expensive. SIG's are okay. S&W's are okay but personally don't care for them. Ruger's same-same. .357 Sig is a good cartridge. So is .40S&W. Of course good old 45ACP doesn't need any more lip service. Has proved itself many many times. Can't see any other cartridge choices for main sidearm use. 9mm Para stinks. Anything smaller needs to be in a mouse gun.
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JROTCKid    RE:Unertl The Scopemaker goes Pistola   11/4/2003 7:24:57 PM
Unertls new 1911 Gets my vote. I havent shot it yet though... Shooting Times and Special Weapons For police and Law enforcement give it the go .
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Goblin6    RE:Unertl The Scopemaker goes Pistola   11/4/2003 7:52:39 PM
Call me old fashioned, but the 1911A1 is a fine weapon. It has both ruggedness and reliability going for it. Besides for being a 100 year-old design its not bad at all!
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