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Sturnovik
10-13-2010, 9:37 AM
I have been loving my p226 and glock 17, but simply put, what would you combine from your pistols to make the "perfect" one.

Sights,grip, weight, magazines, trigger, safety, caliber, slide serrations, finishes and grip angles. :cool2:

What would you combine for your perfect duty/ccw/hd weapon?

cmace22
10-13-2010, 9:44 AM
Grip angle between a g17 and a 1911

Grip ergo's between a G19 and G30sf

Mepro sight cause I cant see the tiny triji dots.

I think the G30 weight is good

15rnd .45 acp mags

Glock has the right Idea on safeties

Sturnovik
10-13-2010, 9:51 AM
Awesome! If only we had photo shop! :43:


Grip angle of Glock

Grip ergo of a sig pro

Trijicons for the sights.

The weight of a Sig p226 seems perfect.

14 round .357 sig or 9mm.

Either no safety what so ever or Glock style.

Finish would be the Sig pro finish, not sure if thats nitron?

Black checkered or rubber grips.

Cyc Wid It
10-13-2010, 9:54 AM
1911 is perfect as is, you can modify anything you like to suit your needs.

fennecfrank
10-13-2010, 9:58 AM
1911 is perfect as is, you can modify anything you like to suit your needs.

+1 !!

Sturnovik
10-13-2010, 10:02 AM
Never held or fired one, but is there something you'd improve on a 1911 that is currently stock or pushed by other gun brands/models?

Gryff
10-13-2010, 10:09 AM
1911 is perfect as is, you can modify anything you like to suit your needs.

Yeah, but once you get rid of the grip and thumb safeties to make the gun actually ergonomic, it's a pretty dangerous gun to carry.

Grip angle of Glock

:puke:

85FourEyedGT
10-13-2010, 10:33 AM
Sig 226r in 10mm

1911 trigger

Hexsights

A man can only dream

scarville
10-13-2010, 10:51 AM
S&W 686P, 3" bbl customized by Hogwarts Gunsmithing with the projectile infinitus and silencio spells.

A hexsight would be nice, too.

ZombieTactics
10-13-2010, 10:52 AM
If you put the trigger of the Ruger SR9C on the new Ruger SR40, and Lone Wolf or someone puts out a reliable .40-to-9mm conversion barrel for it ..... mmmmmm. :)

ilikeguns
10-13-2010, 10:56 AM
A single stack glock 19 so its thin like a 1911 with 10 round capacity (cali legal anyhow). A better recoil spring and I have my perfect pistol.

Ascout
10-13-2010, 11:04 AM
Never held or fired one, but is there something you'd improve on a 1911 that is currently stock or pushed by other gun brands/models?


Not necessarily associated with other models, but casting the plunger tube into the frame would be a good move. The staked ones are easily the weakest part of the design.

gorenut
10-13-2010, 11:08 AM
Sig Pro with long slide

Sam
10-13-2010, 11:15 AM
A Wilson 1911 but I've always wanted to try a G20.

ap3572001
10-13-2010, 11:20 AM
I have been loving my p226 and glock 17, but simply put, what would you combine from your pistols to make the "perfect" one.

Sights,grip, weight, magazines, trigger, safety, caliber, slide serrations, finishes and grip angles. :cool2:

What would you combine for your perfect duty/ccw/hd weapon?

Here is a list:

Glock 23/19, Sig p228/229, Smith and Wesson or Ruger THREE inch revolvers in 38/357 magnum.

shortround1
10-13-2010, 12:11 PM
I wish glock would make a compact .45 along the lines of the g19/g23. It's either full size or sub compact though. :no:

winnre
10-13-2010, 12:13 PM
1911 long slide.

23 Blast
10-13-2010, 12:25 PM
I wish glock would make a compact .45 along the lines of the g19/g23. It's either full size or sub compact though. :no:

I thought the G30 was compact, is it actually subcompact?

Also - 1911 FTW. Maybe offer it in a high capacity, 9mm or .40 format. Para does nice things with high cap .45's, but I'll bet you can stuff 20 rounds of 9mm in a high cap 1911.

Black Majik
10-13-2010, 1:00 PM
My ideal would be a 1911 with useable fixed Heinie straight eight sights, dehorned edges, 4# trigger, front cocking serrations (since I use it), Kart/Barsto/Shuemann/Nowlin barrel, beavertail, extended thumb safety with positive on/off, beveled S&A magwell, 25lpi checking front and back, serrated topstrap, finished in melonite and a crate filled with Tripp Cobramags.

Greg-Dawg
10-13-2010, 1:14 PM
As is:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/Pin%20Ups/G17Gen43006.jpg

Cowboy T
10-13-2010, 1:33 PM
I'd have to say the Ruger Security-Six in .357 Magnum is an ideal handgun for most people. Being a wheelgun, it can't stovepipe. Being a Ruger, it's nearly as strong as Hercules, and unlike its successor, the Super Redhawk 357--er, GP-100, it's not so bulky. Very well balanced, very comfortable to shoot and carry (assumes OC). No safety to have to remember in an "oh God, the BG's broken into our house!" situation. Just point 'n' shoot.

"But it's only got six rounds of capacity!" Please. Six shots of .38 Spl +P has done the job for cops for decades and certainly will for most homeowners. .38/357 has got to be the easiest pair of cartridges in the world to reload, and thus cheap. .357 Magnum even serves well as a good handgun hunting round, for those so inclined. Plenty of whitetails have fallen to the .357 Magnum.

Now, I'm not knocking any other gun. Glocks, SR9's, SIG Sauers, etc. are all fine firearms. I'm simply saying not to discount the wheelgun, either.

tacticalcity
10-13-2010, 1:39 PM
Daily shooter Glock 17, if money were no object Ed Brown Special Forces 1911.

ArmednReady
10-13-2010, 1:57 PM
If you put the trigger of the Ruger SR9C on the new Ruger SR40, and Lone Wolf or someone puts out a reliable .40-to-9mm conversion barrel for it ..... mmmmmm. :)

They are making a SR9 in a .40 ca? SR40? what about a .45?? im about to be very happy.

Sturnovik
10-13-2010, 2:03 PM
Haha, I have no problem with the grip angle on the glock :cool:- Gryff
It always suited me fine, I just think its a bit thick to a degree.

Good choices thus far guys! Remember it can be almost stock, just slight changes are allowed as well. I figure that its more fun to cross install parts from different pistols rather than revolvers.

shortround1
10-13-2010, 2:19 PM
I thought the G30 was compact, is it actually subcompact?



Yeah, It's a subcompact.

lehn20
10-13-2010, 2:22 PM
The one I have in my hand when I need it.

sniper4usmc
10-13-2010, 2:27 PM
CZ SP01 in 9mm

beerman
10-13-2010, 2:30 PM
a sig P210 in 45 cal , belgium browning blueing with the price of a glock.....dream on

Sturnovik
10-13-2010, 2:47 PM
Yea if only sigs were as cheap as glocks

stix213
10-13-2010, 2:54 PM
How about the concealability of my Glock 26 somehow crossed with my Saiga 12? :p

Chief-7700
10-13-2010, 2:56 PM
SA TRP Operator.

Sturnovik
10-13-2010, 3:01 PM
How about the concealability of my Glock 26 somehow crossed with my Saiga 12? :p



That would be the ultimate handgun needless to say

jumbopanda
10-13-2010, 3:02 PM
http://cdn5.thefirearmsblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/sti-eagle-50.jpg

map
10-13-2010, 3:12 PM
Smith and Wesson Model 27-9 with no internal lock.

Moto4Fun
10-13-2010, 3:21 PM
The nice trigger pull of a DA/SA Sig, The capacity of 15 rounds that fit my pre-ban mags, a light polymer frame with a rail, no manual safety, decocker, mag release button (not lever)...wait here it is ....SIG Pro!

nazgulnarsil
10-13-2010, 3:36 PM
sig pro with a backstrap that mimics the exact shape of the 229 grip.

TrailerparkTrash
10-13-2010, 3:42 PM
http://www.cprize.org/StarTrekPhaser_image2.jpg
This one was given to me by Captain James T. Kirk. I just wish he'd never removed the original Trijicon sights and Cocobolo wood grips that came with that gun. I just had to upgrade the worn out trigger spring with a Wolff spring. (I guess Kirk shot a lot in his time!) The micro-nuclear reacter nodule I had to replace with a new one from General Electric. Parts are gett'n hard to find for this great weapon! Now however, it's my "perfect gun." :D:D:D:D

ThatsJustBadTaste
10-13-2010, 3:51 PM
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:i16Bxw5BFBIRyM:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/gilgamesh1/Motivational/45truth-1.jpg&t=1 1911 all the way... 99 years and counting

Oldnoob
10-13-2010, 4:38 PM
If Browning Hi Power had went through the same evolution as 1911 did, it will be my ideal handgun. Single action, great ego, perfect balance, hi capacity and beautiful to look at.

The evolution I have in mind were something like get rid of that stupid french mag safety, tiny manual safety, two piece recoil guide rod, lighter recoil spring, lighter trigger, add some texture on that front grip, and some serration on the front of slide, true target sight...etc.

Sturnovik
10-13-2010, 5:14 PM
I actually still to this day have had no chance to shoot the browning hi power! I thought most nowadays were the American style magazine release not European?

I have never seen or experienced the two piece guide rod design, it worse or just different?

doubledgarage
10-13-2010, 5:33 PM
a double stack 1911 but the same size as a single stack 1911.

not possible, unfortunately :(

i <3 my 1911. i just wished i had like 15 rounds in it lol.

Noah3683
10-13-2010, 6:22 PM
Having one ideal handgun takes the fun completely out of having many nearly ideal handguns. This thread sucks J/K. Ideally for me there would be no roster/mag limits

FUBAR
10-13-2010, 7:21 PM
A Strayer Voight Infinity TIKI

Shenaniguns
10-13-2010, 7:37 PM
I'm building another one in my signature

M&P FS 9mm
Apex Tactical DCAEK polished
Apex Tactical Fail Resistant Extractor
Stippling by Brokenarrowtactical.com
Heinie Ledge sights

Coming later
Apex Tactical's Reset Assist Mechanism
Apex fitted Bar-Sto barrel

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/SShenaniguns/78a30cc7.jpg


I built my ultimate 1911 (that I can afford) a few years back off of a Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special with work done by Harrison Custom and finished in Ionbond DLC. I sold it but miss it.

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/SShenaniguns/Harrison%20Baer/estimate.jpg
http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/SShenaniguns/Harrison%20Baer/IMG641.jpg
http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/SShenaniguns/Harrison%20Baer/IMG644.jpg
http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/SShenaniguns/Harrison%20Baer/IMG_06232.jpg
http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/SShenaniguns/Harrison%20Baer/IMG_0626.jpg

gorenut
10-13-2010, 7:47 PM
If Browning Hi Power had went through the same evolution as 1911 did, it will be my ideal handgun. Single action, great ego, perfect balance, hi capacity and beautiful to look at.

The evolution I have in mind were something like get rid of that stupid french mag safety, tiny manual safety, two piece recoil guide rod, lighter recoil spring, lighter trigger, add some texture on that front grip, and some serration on the front of slide, true target sight...etc.

Couldn't you get a SA CZ and get something very similar?

Sturnovik
10-13-2010, 9:05 PM
Yea I mean you can say whatever mag limit you want, I figure I dont need the standard capacity of my current pistols but I like having more than 10. All good choices thus far guys!

GW
10-13-2010, 9:24 PM
The High-Power is an excellent handgun
Great ergonomics-- Mine in 40 is superb A 2-piece guide rod at least for me, is easier to deal with than a 1-piece guide-rod re: Gryff
Yeah, but once you get rid of the grip and thumb safeties to make the gun actually ergonomic, it's a pretty dangerous gun to carry.
I have never seen a 1911 with the grip and thumb safeties removed. Got any pics?

Sturnovik
10-13-2010, 9:58 PM
Yea I've never seen a 2 piece one but either way, I will keep it in mind.

bsg
10-13-2010, 10:42 PM
w german Sig P220 .45 ACP combined with the price tag of a Raven....

In_this_city
10-14-2010, 12:38 AM
Glock 17 with a grip reduction

Napalm Bulldog
10-14-2010, 12:44 AM
A Glock