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Postby epwrangler » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:56 pm

My choice is often a Kimber Compact Stainless which has a Commander barrel in a stainless slide on top of an officer's frame in aluminum. To me it is the perfect carry 45. Like the man said it starts as a 45 and never gets smaller.Most anything else has to grow to a 45 or better after it hits your target. next in line is a 40 cal and then a 9mm if necessary. Somewhere in there fits a 357 2 incher.
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Postby snke_doctr » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:28 pm

IMO it's the .357 Magnum; fired from a Colt revolver, it can't get better than that. If you can get a Colt Trooper MkIII, it's the best!
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Postby tigwelder56 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:28 pm

This is a purely subjective question! Best handgun for what? Plinking, defense, hunting or collecting??? I'm afraid I just opened up a real can of worms, lol!!! Bring it on boys, bring it on.....
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Postby GOANRA » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:29 pm

Old question keeps returning. Ought to assume e/one has a good .22 for target, etc. Next is Defense; .357mag, .45acp, .40S&W are great (proven) calibers, but then comes the specific handgun to load them into.

Revolver vs semi is the first decision. Then, is usually concealability, weight, reliability, what fits hand, recoil, accuracy, manual safety, etc., etc. aka, compromises. LOL

Hunting, for me, is a rifle/shotgun issue.
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Postby epwrangler » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:54 pm

What the heck! Get one of each then worry about which one to choose.
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Postby epwrangler » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:56 pm

hi tig I NOW HAVE A TIG AND A PLASMA CUTTER TOO great fun to use
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Postby tigwelder56 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:56 am

At home??? I'm way past jealous EPW! What did you get?
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Postby epwrangler » Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:57 am

It is a Chinese import hobby combo. cuts great, welds tig and stick. I ordered it from China. Got it on ebay auction.
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Postby tigwelder56 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:49 pm

Chinese??? Oh well, cost is a huge factor. As long as it works properly when you want it to is the key! Are you using room air or nitrogen for the plasma? Nitrogen is far superior IMO, but properly dry room air works if you have to go that way.



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Postby epwrangler » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:22 pm

tig pm sent.
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