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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:56 pm
by epwrangler
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.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:28 pm
by snke_doctr
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!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:28 pm
by tigwelder56
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.....

PostPosted: 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.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:54 pm
by epwrangler
What the heck! Get one of each then worry about which one to choose.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:56 pm
by epwrangler
hi tig I NOW HAVE A TIG AND A PLASMA CUTTER TOO great fun to use

PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:56 am
by tigwelder56
At home??? I'm way past jealous EPW! What did you get?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:57 am
by epwrangler
It is a Chinese import hobby combo. cuts great, welds tig and stick. I ordered it from China. Got it on ebay auction.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:49 pm
by tigwelder56
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.

Answer me back by PM so we can put this thread back on topic. I'm sure I'll have more question!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:22 pm
by epwrangler
tig pm sent.