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Mossy Man
08-18-2012, 3:52 PM
Hello, I recently acquired an S&W 5903TSW PD return...and I gotta say, I am liking this pistol quite a bit.

Now I already have my shotgun and AR/Mini14 semi-ready to go, but in the meantime for a nightstand pistol, which would be a better go-to gun? Given they both have equal capacity, both are using Federal HST 9mm loads, and equal proficiency between the two.

Which would you use as your HD nightstand pistol, and why?

SilverTauron
08-18-2012, 4:16 PM
The 5903TSW. The rail means you can run an attached light on the weapon, and it'll work till kingdom come.

tacticalcity
08-18-2012, 4:21 PM
If you like it, and you are proficient with it...use it.

Mossy Man
08-18-2012, 4:24 PM
If you like it, and you are proficient with it...use it.

lol which "it"

CK_32
08-18-2012, 4:30 PM
You should sell both and get a Glock 20 :D

Mossy Man
08-18-2012, 4:43 PM
i'd rather get a g19

zfields
08-18-2012, 4:47 PM
Go Akimbo.

Mossy Man
08-18-2012, 4:52 PM
Go Akimbo.


twice as many boolits

Roland Deschain
08-18-2012, 5:02 PM
I'm going to not answer your specific question/poll and instead suggest you need a wheel gun. Mine always goes bang when I pull the trigger ;)

Mossy Man
08-18-2012, 5:41 PM
i have a wheelgun. it's not quite suitable for HD though...Ruger GP100 6". Kind of big and long

plus .38spl and .357 is too expensive to practice with...i mostly only use 9mm to keep it simple and cheap. the rest are range toys/fun

cnj
08-18-2012, 5:58 PM
My vote is for the P89. Mine is 19 years old, and never a single issue. I would bet it will outlast the Smith.

Roland Deschain
08-18-2012, 5:59 PM
i have a wheelgun. it's not quite suitable for HD though...Ruger GP100 6". Kind of big and long

plus .38spl and .357 is too expensive to practice with...i mostly only use 9mm to keep it simple and cheap. the rest are range toys/fun

Ya that's why I went 4". The ammo cost is also why I have a Glock 17 in jail. Time will tell if it replaces the wheel gun as a primary home defense weapon :D

trew10
08-18-2012, 5:59 PM
P95

Prophet
08-18-2012, 11:02 PM
p89 all the way .