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Best Handgun? Best Rifle? Best Shotgun?

Postby fenton_3 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:42 pm

Ok, I am going to open a can of worms here to see what people view as the best firearm in in each catagory. The rules are you can only choose one per catagory, you do not have to own the firearm, and most of all no arguing! This is just to let everyone share their opions and so we can all see what the DHC population feels in the best in each catagory. I will go first.

Handgun - Sig sauer p226

Rifle - M14

Shotgun - Browning Gold "I know it had a bad start"

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Postby apexhunter » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:46 pm

Well, I don't know about them being the "best" but as far as longevity, quality of design and manufacture and desirability in the market I'd say:

Pistol- 1911 (original or MOST of the quality variants of today)

Rifle- Pre 64 Winchester (or most any quality built mauser action)

Shotgun- Browning A-5
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Postby GroundSwatter » Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:36 pm

Apex, I agree with you so much its ridiculous. Longevity says a lot about a design.

However I'm unsure what Fenton meant by this thread, are these the best guns for defense, hunting, etc?

Pistol - 1911

Rifle - 98 Mauser Action (since most bolt action rifles are based off of this design)

Shotgun - Browning A5
It's a fact that 70 percent of the people who purchase heavier tackle do so with the categorical I just lost a huge snook! Einstein Hairdo.The other 30 percent have either Tarpon Fever or are sporting a hand cramped into a claw from a deepwater grouper.
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Postby fenton_3 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:02 pm

I will clarify - these are best guns overall based on design, use, longevity and so on. Another way to put it would be if you could own just one gun in each catagory which would it be! No specific use, purpose, or reason.

As far as purpose of the thread; is there a purpose to any of this?
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Postby GroundSwatter » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:19 pm

fenton_3 wrote:I will clarify - these are best guns overall based on design, use, longevity and so on. Another way to put it would be if you could own just one gun in each catagory which would it be! No specific use, purpose, or reason.

As far as purpose of the thread; is there a purpose to any of this?


Good point.
It's a fact that 70 percent of the people who purchase heavier tackle do so with the categorical I just lost a huge snook! Einstein Hairdo.The other 30 percent have either Tarpon Fever or are sporting a hand cramped into a claw from a deepwater grouper.
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Postby ajmorell » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:22 pm

Rifle - not much experience here, so nothing for now.

Pistol - 1911

Shotgun - Ithaca Field Grade Featherweight SxS
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Postby Preacher1011 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:20 pm

Pistol-1911 (not much to argue here, it's one of the oldest semi's out there- it's gotta be a Kimber or Springfield though)

Rifle- Remington 700 (Love that gun and the finest fighting force this nations ever seen aka the Marines uses their action)

Shotgun- Mossberg 835 (I like Mossberg and I've beat the crap out of mine and it's never failed me, I know I'll take a bashing for this by some, but the rules said no bashing right? :huh: )
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Postby msmall » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:57 am

Pistol - H&K USP 9mm, 40, 45

Rifle - Weatherby Accumark 257 WM

Shotgun - Browning Citori 12 ga 3 1/2"
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Postby Just Ed » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:15 am

Pistol - 1911 (referring to the action not a manufacturer)
Rifle - 98 Mauser (referring to the action not a manufacturer)
Shotgun - Over/Under (referring to the action/box lock design not a manufacturer)

These designs have been proven and re-proven for decades....some for over a century.
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Postby vital_kill » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:26 pm

pistol - 1911
rifle - winchester model 70 CRF
Shotgun - benelli SBE2
revolver - S&W 29
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Postby waterfowlhunter » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:30 pm

If owning just one :no:

1) Browning A-Bolt
2) Benelli SBE
3) HK USP compact 45acp




But If I was in a hostile environment :biggrin:

1) Barrett 82A1 50 BMG
2) Benelli M4
3) HK Mk23
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Postby Preacher1011 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:08 pm

So are we adding a hostile enviroment option?
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Postby GroundSwatter » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:00 pm

Preacher1011 wrote:So are we adding a hostile enviroment option?


Defense, longevity of design, hunting, whatever man. As far as I can tell run wild.
It's a fact that 70 percent of the people who purchase heavier tackle do so with the categorical I just lost a huge snook! Einstein Hairdo.The other 30 percent have either Tarpon Fever or are sporting a hand cramped into a claw from a deepwater grouper.
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Postby Preacher1011 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:24 pm

Eh, I'd keep it the same anyway.
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Postby don taylor » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:48 pm

Les Baer Combat .45

Model 29-3 screw .44

Model 700 7mm mag Hart edition

Any collectors grade Parker 28 gauge for upland. ( still waiting on that winning lottery ticket for that one)

Browning BPS for the lifespan.

And the M-1 Garand for defense.
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Postby firequacker » Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:51 am

If I could only have 3 guns to keep me alive for the rest of my life and I had to rely on them

it would be

Handgun- 1911

Rifle- Ar-15

Shotgun- Rem 870
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Postby LA.Call'emClose » Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:13 pm

Pistol- M1911 (i always wanted an Ed Brown or Les Baer)

Rifle- really like the M1 Garand and K98 Mausers

Shotgun - Benelli or Remington 1100
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Postby fenton_3 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:30 pm

Since I started this post; I am going to hijack it! Hands down the 1911 has won the best handgun of all time, and IMO is the only clear winner! So what advantages does the 1911, whose design is close to 100 years old offer over more modern handguns. I say handguns and not design because most all modern designs are based off the locked break blowback design that John Browning designed. Modern handguns offer higher capacity, lighter weight, and some could argue simpler designes. So what does it for you? Opions welcome and let the arguments begin!
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Postby apexhunter » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:32 pm

The fact that the design is around 100 years old and there are as many people manufacturing and shooting variations of the 1911 speaks for itself. The design, it's dependability, adaptability and longevity alone make it one of the best handgun designs of all times.
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Postby bgoldhunter » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:17 pm

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Postby REDGUN » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:51 pm

Cant really narrow down what I think is "best". But what I have the most of is:

pistols=Smith & Wesson

rifles=Remington 700

shotguns=Beretta/Benelli
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Postby ClintV » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:55 pm

If I could only own one of each:

pistol: Ruger MKII (cheap cheap cheap to shoot, and doubles as a small game/plinker)

rifle: Remington 700 in .308

shotgun: Remington 870 (versatile, indestructable, proven a couple million times)


Allow me a little more freedom and I'd add:
revolver: Freedom Arms in any big bore flavor

rifle: gotta have at least one high end .22 (make mine a Winchester 52c Sporter)

self defense handgun: I like my Glocks....they ain't got any soul, but they go bang each and every single time I pull the trigger, and if I'm stuck with only the mag in the gun, I'd much rather have 15- .40s than 7- .45s.

shotguns: who doesn't get just a little wood when they pick up a Parker? :yes:
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Postby Ryan Hill » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:31 pm

Handgun: Smith and Wesson M&P

Rifle: Remington 700, you name the caliber

Shotgun: Remington 870, my first two shotguns were 870s, but I now shoot a Benelli M2, and will say it's the smoothest, finest shotgun I've shot, but there isn't one shotgun out there that you can use as a paddle, drop it off a cliff, etc. etc., and it will fire no matter what, I'm obviously preaching to the choir I'm sure. :thumbsup:
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Postby snowslayer » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:44 pm

Old model ruger vaquero in 45 colt

marlin lever gun don't really matter which model in andy calliber in 30-30 or bigger

870 wingmaster
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