which handgun is the best? - Page 2

November 21st, 2004  
A Can of Man
For me, it doesn't matter where the pistol comes from. I couldn't care less if it was American, Chinese, Korean or Russian. I want the one that works the best. The handgun doesn't know that I'm from Korea. Whether it was made in Austria or Korea makes no difference if the quality were the same.
But I'd choose the Glock series because those are some nice handguns. Reliable, reasonably light and has a nice recoil reduction system.
Picking a weapon because of national feeling is a bit immature.

Originally Posted by FlyingFrog
I think it all depends on your personal feeling. If you are Serb, better carry a Serbian handgun, for me, when I carry a Chinese gun like this, I will feel much safer and comfortable than with a American gun.
November 22nd, 2004  
Which CZ company produces those handguns marksman? is it the Czech one or the Yugoslav one?
November 22nd, 2004  
these are home made (yugoslav)
CZ 999 showed to be reliable and was ordered by USA,Singapore,UK,Spain and few more
November 23rd, 2004  
I like what Massad Ayoob taught. Basically, the biggest caliber that you can comfortably use.

And I don't think he means a 44 mag either.

My choice is a Ruger S&W .40. My last was a Smith & Wesson 4006 .40 but I sold it. Then I reacquired that caliber with the Ruger. I love that round.

I alternate rounds in the magazines. Every other round is a HydraShock and the in-betweens are Glaser Safety Slugs with over 600 ft. lbs. of energy at the muzzle.

I plan to get a 5 shot Ruger .357 mag revolver in the future. They are quite compact, but factory loads have less muzzle energy than the Glaser .40 Safety Slugs, even more than Glasers for the .357 - not sure why, but that's the way it is.
November 23rd, 2004  
um what is peoples of the SOCOM pistol?
i think thats its name its a H&k .45 Mk23
November 23rd, 2004  
I would go with either the Glock in 9mm, or the FN in 9mm.
November 23rd, 2004  
I prefer the glock, the berreta DE-50
November 23rd, 2004  
Kinda depends in my opinion. Biggest definetly isn't always better in my book. But I think I'll go with either the P229 in .40, HK SOCOM, or the 1911 in .45 obviously, but wouldn't mind a .40 either. Accuracy first and stopping power second is how I see it. If you can put the bullet in the right spot, you won't need a second shot.
November 23rd, 2004  
a gun that shoots
December 28th, 2004  
Given the two most popular calibers of these days I will give a good carry option for either. For 9mm the best would have to be a Heckler & Koch USP Compact or the P2000. In my experience with H&K I have yet to find a nicer production gun than one made by that company. For a .45 one could go with a USP in that chambering or if one wanted to drop some serious cash they could go and get a Wilson Combat Tactical Super Grade Compact but that comes with a hell of a price tag... 3,495 USD.