Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Chatting and General Stuff > General Discussion

General Discussion Must wear red or OD green socks to participate. I can't see your socks, please be honest.


View Poll Results: I need a all round every situation concealable pistol
Ruger LCR .357 2 7.14%
Springfield XDs 45 ACP 4 14.29%
Glock 32 45 ACP 3 10.71%
Kimber Pro Carry II 13 46.43%
XDM compact 45 ACP 6 21.43%
Voters: 28. You may not vote on this poll

Reply

I need a good all around pistol! Any Ideas?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-17-2012, 10:37 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Menan, Idaho
Posts: 187
I need a good all around pistol! Any Ideas?

So I was given the green light by my financial consultant AKA my Wife, to by a new pistol one for each of us. She wants a .22 cal. We went and shot three different ones, and decided on the new ruger SR22. Me on the other hand I am struggling.

I have a .41 mag that I use as my bow hunting back up. Great gun but it is heavy and it has the 8 1/2 inch barrel not really an all around packer.

So I would like to find somthing concealable. But will also sever as a good all around pistol when I am in the back woods. I am leaning toward a 45 acp. for the stopping power. But if any of you have any thoughts please voice up.

I have shot about 8 different ones and they are all pretty good. I have about a $600 that I can spend

Here are some the pistols I am throwing around.
  1. Springfield XDs the new Subcompact 45 acp
  2. Ruger LCR .357
  3. Glock 32 45 acp
  4. Kimber pro carry II
I thought I would get a sub compact, but as I said I am not against a full size pistol.

Please let me know your thoughts thanks.
__________________
Walk quite shoot straight.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-17-2012, 03:35 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sweden/Washington State
Posts: 150
Re: I need a good all around pistol! Any Ideas?

I am a 1911 fan. So I would vote Kimber or many other great 1911 variants. My father swears by his XDM. I never have been a fan of double stack mags in 45acp. May I recommend if you stray from 1911 perfection, you take a look at the Glock 36.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-17-2012, 08:17 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SOCIALIST CONTROLLED TERRITORY OF NEW YORK
Posts: 4,388
Re: I need a good all around pistol! Any Ideas?

Glock 19 wife and I both have one goes everywhere with me.

I know 9mm right, but with modern bullets your not giving up much. Subcompact pistols are cool but very hard to shoot, and add a big 45 round to that and it becomes even harder in a stressful situation.

9mm has light recoil plenty of power and 15+1 mag capacity is a lot of rounds on target. 45 sounds nice but I cant imagine trying to hold that little pistol steady as some bear is 7 yards away and getting off one good shot.

Plus its a Glock you cant kill it, one word of caution however stay away from gen4 pistols until the bugs are worked out.
__________________
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf"
If you want to shoot Bergers start here!
http://www.longrangehunting.com/arti...accuracy-1.php
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-17-2012, 09:28 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Thunder Basin, WY
Posts: 1,788
Re: I need a good all around pistol! Any Ideas?

I really really like the PRO series from Kimber, but 1911 styles have always fit my hand well. The PRO series gives you an extra round over the ULTRA or compacts but the 4" barrel is a little easier to conceal than the full size 5".
I've got 3 Kimber 45's and the PRO CDP is my favorite. Unfortunately, it's probably over the price you listed.......I know mine was about double that.

I've never owned a Glock or a Springfield, cant comment on those.
__________________
Aim small = Miss small
SBruce

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-17-2012, 10:24 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,207
Re: I need a good all around pistol! Any Ideas?

I would look at the Kimber Line of pistols.

I have many pistols for different uses and Kimber has the most selection of quality
pistols in all sizes, capacities and calibers.

I have never been disappointed in any Kimber.

J E CUSTOM
__________________
"PRESS ON"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-17-2012, 11:07 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Redmond Or.
Posts: 2,524
Re: I need a good all around pistol! Any Ideas?

I'm in agreement with most here. You just can't go wrong with a 1911 if you want 45ACP. I'm also a big fan of Kimber handguns.

Now, when I got my all-round pistol for huntin purposes, & truck gun, I chose the Springfield XD in .40 S&W. It Pointed better than the Glock in my hand.

Neither compare to my Kimber for sleek, & sexy, or classic lines, but it's perfect for my intended purpose. Rugged, accurate, & disassembles in seconds with no tools, if need be in the field. & I can tell you from personal experience that it smashes a bear skull at 6 feet away, incase you were worried about penetration or power. I'm glad I know that now

So IMO for .45ACP Id go with the 1911 in a Kimber.
For anything else I'd go with the XD or the Glock in .40 S&W, whichever points best in your hand best. Just my 2cents
__________________
"Its not Rocket Surgery.....'
GOD,GUNS,&GUTTS MADE AMERICA, LETS KEEP ALL 3!winmag

"I have No idea why that cop made me ride in the back seat, when I Clearly called Shotgun!"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-19-2012, 05:14 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: pa
Posts: 274
Re: I need a good all around pistol! Any Ideas?

I may be off track here but I'm thinking Glock compact or Springfield xd because of the ease of carry being compact an lightweight . You will spend more time carrying it than shooting it. Why not be comfortable .
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: I need a good all around pistol! Any Ideas?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is the taurus 44ss8 a good starter pistol for whitetail hunting? sirulrick Specialty Handgun Hunting 7 09-19-2012 11:36 AM
460 S+W Magnum, good first Pistol? 7ultra Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 30 11-12-2011 01:48 PM
Pistol Brass: Free to good home ingelsj Trade, Freebie and Loan 7 10-03-2008 04:40 PM
Pistol Brass: Free to good home ingelsj Reloading Equipment and Components 2 06-19-2008 07:50 PM
hornady progressive press ...any ideas on how good? hillrod Equipment Discussions 0 05-13-2003 09:16 PM

Current Poll
Do You Think Slingshots Should Be Legalized For Hunting Brown Bear?
Yes - 47.58%
845 Votes
No - 52.42%
931 Votes
Total Votes: 1,776
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC