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Never had a handgun with an 8" barrel


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Originally Posted by Jiveturkey
Never had a handgun with an 8" barrel

I did, briefly. I used to own an eight inch Colt Python. It had been for many years sitting on the shelf of a small gun shop I worked in. It was a "new gun," in that it was shipped to the store from the distributor, and sat on the shelf in the glass case for years, getting little interest from customers. Eventually, the owner of the store made me an offer I couldn't refuse on it, basically just wanting to get rid of it. This was back in the 1990s, before their prices went through the roof. I think I paid like $500.00 for it. I sold it on gunsamerica a few years later.


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Why are they so popular TRH, tv shows, movies? I've never seen one in person


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I wouldn't mind having one of these Stacatto 2011, in the competition model. It's kind of a new age 1911, 9mm. A modern take on the 1911 with all the bells and whistles.

https://staccato2011.com/handguns/staccato-xl/

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If it were me I'd go with a glock 34 MOS.

But I'm a glock guy, I'd want to stay with something familiar

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Mossberg 12 gauge pump/semiauto. No it's not a pistol but if trouble comes calling I'll take 00 versus any 9 everyday of the week and twice on Saturday.


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Originally Posted by Jiveturkey
Why are they so popular TRH, tv shows, movies? I've never seen one in person

Are they popular? That one was sitting in the gun store display case for years, brand new. They practically gave it to me just to get rid of it. I hardly got back what I paid when I sold it online.


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Originally Posted by MontanaMarine
I wouldn't mind having one of these Stacatto 2011, in the competition model. It's kind of a new age 1911, 9mm. A modern take on the 1911 with all the bells and whistles.

https://staccato2011.com/handguns/staccato-xl/


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If it were me I'd go with a glock 34 MOS.

But I'm a glock guy, I'd want to stay with something familiar


Both solid choices.

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Have shot 8" Smiths and Colts and Ruger (9.5")
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Would not go over 6" for a HD rig.

For years a 4 or 6" 629 was on my nightstand.
Colt 1911 did the longest stink (briefly a P 35).

Now my nightstand rig is an HK P30L


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Originally Posted by MontanaMarine
I wouldn't mind having one of these Stacatto 2011, in the competition model. It's kind of a new age 1911, 9mm. A modern take on the 1911 with all the bells and whistles.

https://staccato2011.com/handguns/staccato-xl/


Yup. GREAT choice.


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I'm happy with a Glock 17 for the handgun side of the equation.

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For the $$$ this isn't a bad gun either; I don't own one but know a couple of guys that do & shoot local matches with them & they've been very happy. Pretty hard to find.

The entire RIA 1911 based series is really good, especially at their price points.

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My nightstand gun is a full size Beretta APX in flat dark earth. I have 17 & 21 round magazines for it. Is it the "ultimate", I don't really know, it's a very subjective thing. In my opinion, any full size 9mm pistol will work about as well as any other be it a polymer striker fired pistol or a metal frame traditional double action.. I don't think that there is much difference between any of the polymer striker fired pistols on the market today, get what ever feels good to you, Glock 17, S&W M&P, Sig 320 etc. or a 92F, P226 or CZ75, they will all do the job. If you want a red dot, light or suppressor attached go ahead, I don't think that they are an absolute necessity but they are useful and if you want it go ahead and get what ever accessories you want. If you have $4,000 to spend, I would recommend you get the full size pistol that feels good to you and spend the rest on practice ammunition and training.

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CZ 75 Checkmate or SIG P226 Legion


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Glock 17/34, M&P9, Sig P226 or P320, CZ75/P09, all good choices. Opinions differ, but I have a light on all of my home/duty guns.

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In my opinion. The nightstand gun should be simple and reliable. Bells and whistles are not only unnecessary, they are detrimental to the purpose. My nightstand gun is my EDC…Sig 365. I could just as well replace it with any of my full-sized, striker-fired or double action pistols. I would prefer not to use a single-action auto pistol for that purpose because, getting up in the middle of the night, I want to only have to pull a trigger. With a single action you have to either deal with a safety or cock the hammer. Middle of the night panic situation, I want things as simple as possible. There’s no shot in my house that requires the finesse of a tuned, single-action trigger, nothing to be gained by refinement.



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G17 for me. 17+1 in it, reloads are 33 rounds. Light. Night sights.

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Like all "ultimate" threads, everybody is just going to talk about what they have (even though it isn't their "ultimate" choice). Really--if somebody handed you $4000 to get whatever you wanted, what would it be?

I previously agreed with the recommendation for a Staccato as the "ultimate" nightstand/range gun, but my wife says we don't need one. My second place 9mm choice is a Sig P320 AXG. I think it checks all the boxes (17+1, nights, light, no safety, reliable, and accurate). I honestly can't think of another pistol I'd rather use (other than the Staccato).

I bought the Sig a few months ago. I shot it this morning just to get a few more rounds through it. At 46 oz. all up, it's heavy, but I didn't get it for AWIB carry.

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