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Poll: Best full size service pistol

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Ardent, May 31, 2004.

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Which service pistol would you choose should it count?

  1. Glock 17

    41 vote(s)
    23.0%
  2. CZ-75

    20 vote(s)
    11.2%
  3. Beretta M9/92

    17 vote(s)
    9.6%
  4. Browning High Power

    15 vote(s)
    8.4%
  5. 1911A1

    85 vote(s)
    47.8%
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  1. Ardent

    Ardent Member

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    First things first- I'm sure this has been done umpteen billion times, but hey, I'm new, and it seems interesting. Just like to hear your opinions on the matter and see what kind of proportions are partial to the given pistols. I have to say that some could argue the 1911 doesn't belong in the list with the other (9mm) service pistols but I had to face it, the 1911 deffinately qualifies as a bonified service pistol with its history. Lets begin!

    Ardent
     
  2. ny32182

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    Of the choices, I'd take the Beretta.... great gun.
     
  3. Croyance

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    I like the G34/35 frame over the G17 frame.
    All worthy choices.
    How about the SIG's and the H&K's? I heard they made some decent stuff.
     
  4. natedog

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    BHP and 1911 are a tie. I can't stand DA/SA or Glock triggers.
     
  5. Ardent

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    I almost included the H&K P7/P8, now I feel like I should have. Sig is an afterthought that makes sense too, thanks for pointing it out.

    Ardent
     
  6. cslinger

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    SIG P220 period.

    The 1911 gets props because it is a .45 and just about 100 years old.

    Chris
     
  7. Cameron Lamont

    Cameron Lamont Member

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    This one:

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    This is why:

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    Regards,
    Cameron
     
  8. Ardent

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    I should clarify by M&K P7/P8 I mean the German military desig., should have said USP. Yeah, SIG should be up there too.

    Ardent
     
  9. Poohgyrr

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    HI POWER


    Need I say more??



    :D
     
  10. Treylis

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    I'm betting that the 1911 is going to win this. I know I voted for it. ;-)
     
  11. VG

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    Odd choices. An Army (not a police force) that uses the CZ75? The Glock? The M1911?

    The M1911 will win any poll in a U.S. forum, and will not even register in an international forum.
     
  12. Treylis

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    This, well, is an international forum, though. Hell, the guy who started the whole shebang is Russian. ;-) Sure, it's strongly American-dominated, but that's going to be the general rule in any firearms forum that's in English.
     
  13. Grunt

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    Design wise out of what is listed, I'd say the CZ-75 is the best design. However I went with the 1911 mainly due to it's .45 caliber. Sorry but service pistols in military service mainly use FMJ ammo for Geneva Convention reasons and seeing first hand just how pathetic 9mm ball is when it comes to stopping power...or a lack thereof, I got to vote for the .45 caliber pistols.
     
  14. Obiwan

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    Glock 17

    You can assmeble working , reliable pistols from boxes of barrels/frames/etc.

    No gunsmith required to replace a part

    Excellent Ammo capacity

    Its durability is (arguably) unmatched by any of the others
     
  15. JeepDriver

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    You forgot one, The Sig 226!
    :D
     
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    That "B" word! :D
     
  17. Knives

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    Voted for the 1911, of course. :D
     
  18. Jeff Timm

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    Too many oversize 9mms for the round. I like the Sig 225 or more modern 239. Unfortunately the US Army had "focus groups" back in the 70's. I was in the minority as I figured a small round needed a small pistol. The double column advocates won.

    Geoff
    Who needs more time and testing on compact 9mms. :cool:
     
  19. Clean97GTI

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    Actually, my choice isn't even up there. So I'll vote for the CZ

    Don't forget, you can carry the CZ-75 cocked and locked or hammer down making more versatile than the ancient 1911. The CZ is also availalbe in .40S&W should you want a larger bullet.

    Service pistols should be a simple as possible, have good ammo capacity and be easy enough to take down and work on quickly. They should be safe when in holster or in hand.

    My choice goes to my FN Forty-Nine in .40S&W
    DAO ownz j00
     
  20. Rinspeed

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    Not having the 220/226 on the poll is an outrage :)
     
  21. cratz2

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    Well, I have to say that if I were going to equip my own private army and going with the very, very cheapest gun wasn't a consideration, I'd probably go for the SIG 220. I'd rather have a 45 than a 9mm though going with a 40 is a consideration. I personally prefer the CZ design (followed by the BHP and the 1911A1) for myself, but as for putting a number of guns randomly together, I think SIGs, Berettas and Glocks are more the way to go than 1911s. The Glock 21 doesn't fit a lot of folks while I haven't heard many people badmouth the grip ergonomics of the 220... that's why I'd go with it.

    Since my choice isn't listed, I'll vote for the CZ75 as I bet it has the least votes out of it, the BHP and the 1911. :p
     
  22. Minute_Of_Torso

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    I'm sure the 1911 is going to win.
    I voted the G17 for the standard reasons (reliability, durability, etc., etc.) but I would've voted P220 if it had been listed.
     
  23. Poohgyrr

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    Actually, I was thinking that although they really are different pistols, the CZ, 1911, and Hi Power are close enough in feel, or whatever that something special is, that they could almost be listed together in the same "group".

    Any of these pistols should work, although some are simply too big for a 9mm IMHO...
     
  24. BigG

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    There are too many clones of the US M1911A1 for me to give it a bye without a specific manufacturer.

    All the others were name brands so I chose the best: Glock 17. :D
     
  25. cruffler

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    Somehow, this seems to be coming down to a 9 - .40 - .45 issue. . . .
     
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