Best handgun

Okay /k/ what is the finest of the finest handgun and in which caliber? In this scenario the shooter's skills or budget doesn't count.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Smith and Wesson 686 in 357 magnum

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      came here to post this honestly.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Glock 17 Gen 3

      Checked, solid runner up

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Best handgun

        >Glock 17

        You glock fanbois are pathetic manlets

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Or maybe I don't have my head up my ass. Only SOCOM and a few unremarkable other groups used the Mk23, I'd have an easier time listing the few high level operators that don't use some flavor of glock. And apparently SOCOM agrees with me as they now use Glocks too

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >the few high level operators that don't use some flavor of glock

            Delusional

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              You're right, there aren't any

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Smith and Wesson 686
      S&W's QC has been downhill since WWII. You surely meant the "registered magnum", not the 686.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >back in my day!
        Nobody cares grandpa. The fit an finish on my dads early 2000 686 and my early 2020 460v are perfect. Perfect lockup too.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Smith quality didn't decline noticeably until the 90s. My 70s Smiths are just as nice as pre war ones. Not that you've shot either.
        Also, if you want to talk pre war quality then surely you meant the Triple Lock and not the Registered Magnum, right anon? You're not just talking out of your ass are you?
        Stick to Taurus kid.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Checked and /thread. Magnificent gun.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >lock
        Still, solid lead slinger

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Dubs of truth

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw bought a 586 and shooting .357 Mag is uncomfortable
      I am weak, bros...

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Shoot 38s until your balls drop.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You'll get used to it, then you'll need something bigger to scratch that recoil itch. It's ruff.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Luv me 586. Wish I had gotten a 6in instead of a 4in.

      https://i.imgur.com/ykrLdol.jpeg

      >tfw bought a 586 and shooting .357 Mag is uncomfortable
      I am weak, bros...

      How many rounds? Ive blistered my hand putting 100 down range at once

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I could barely do 15 when I first took it out shooting a week ago. The Underwood 158gr was the worst. Out of a Taurus 608 with it's ported barrel, it wasn't so bad. But out of a 586, it was no fun. Sticky extraction too.

        I'm glad I changed the wood grips for a pair of Pachmayr Presentation grips before I shot any .357.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Sticky extraction is a pressure sign. Just buy one of those 100 round box of Remington UMC 125 grain SJHP. It'll still pack a wallop, but be more manageable and that load is a decent carry option too.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Aren't 125gr bullets harder on the forcing cone? It was suggested to me to stick to 158gr loads in .357.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Yes due to flame cutting, but that is more of an issue with 110 grain bullets. 125s are totally fine with 357 mag. With 357 maximum, it may be different, but anything with magnums will be fine with 125s.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >What is the finest of the finest handgun and in which caliber?

      357 Magnum is great, and since it can also shoot the 38 special it elevates to a much higher plane.
      So the real question is: What the best 357 magnum handgun?
      686? Python? GP100?
      That's like lining up the most beautiful blonde, brunette, and redhead and trying to pick one. It's more preference than anything.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Smith and Wesson 686 in 357 magnum

      I am this close to pulling the trigger on a 686+ PC
      I've got my GS down to $1080 plus I get a $75 gift card which brings it down to ~ $1k.
      It is a never been shot display model but IDGAF about that (except I'm using it as leverage).
      It'll be my 1st 357 and my 3rd revolver.
      With my luck my procrastination will allow it to slip thru my fingers.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Excellent answer, although I prefer blued guns instead. Personally, I'd pick a Model 27 for the half lug.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You are asking three different questions you fricking noguns imbecile, intended to troll for contradictory responses.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If I had to pick one and only one handgun to use for the rest of my life the H&K mk23 is easily at the top of my list.
    No it's not the lightest or the fastest or the easiest to conceal but in terms of overall all around usefulness I cant think of a better candidate

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why though? It's a massivly oversized 45 acp pistol that weighs as much as a light rifle? I could maybe get it in the 90s, but you can get a number of 10mm pistols that are smaller, more versatile, more powerful, and have higher capcity.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Because it's dependable, the ammo is everywhere and it's accurate as frick.
        Again, there are a shit load of pistols that can outclass in this category or that but overall I have to give it to the old beast

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Because it's dependable, the ammo is everywhere and it's accurate as frick.
          This applies to just about every pistol that that comes from a major brand and costs more than 400.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Three pistols went through a 30,000-round endurance test and maintained accuracy of 2.5 in (64 mm) at 25 meters; only the O-ring needed replacement after 20,000 rounds. [With +P ammo] The weapons worked in temperatures from -25 degrees Fahrenheit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit while exposed to mud, ice, and sand.

            If I have to pick one and only one, that seals it

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I very much doubt that you'll ever shoot 20000 rounds of 45 acp, let alone 30000, nor will you be shooting in -25 degree or 140 degree temps or be dropping your handgun into buckets of mud. Why put up with something that gives up almost everything that makes a handgun useful? You aren't concealing something as big as a mk23. You don't have the power of a rifle or even a magnum revolver. You don't have the capacity of a double stack 9mm. You aren't any more reliable than any decent modern pistol that gets cleaned every now and again. Yeah it'll last forever, but other than as family heirloom piece or a range toy, I really don't see the appeal or the actual use for a pistol like the mk23.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not the guy you're replying to, but this is the "best" thread, not the "most practical" thread. WTF does concealability or capacity have to do with quality?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Poster subjectively picks a gun in a subjective opinion thread
                >You argue that it isnt YOUR correct choice
                God what a pedantic fricker, I bet you have zero friends.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Mark 23 anon likes beeg peestol.

                I love carrying my little trash RIA m206, even though I have a hellcat, it has cool noir vibes.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Honestly I am trying to just understand the appeal. Other than reliability, which is not unique to the mk23, I don't see the point of such a gun as it fails to be good at what handguns are supposed to be good at which is concealability and carryability. As a gun, sure it's nice, but as a handgun, it seems to be a handgun lapping as a primary weapon rather than a sidearm. I just don't see how a handgun that's trying to not be a handgun can be the finest handgun.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Dude you’re moron, the Mk23 is not that big, and not that heavy, if I can conceal carry a Desert Eagle, you can easily CC a gun that’s twice as thin, and more than half as heavy.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >"It's not THAT big or heavy! A desert Eagle is bigger and I can conceal that!"

                And you could conceal a rifle down your pant leg. That doesn't make a MK23 less heavy and large. I used to carry a Beretta 92 and while it could be done, why put up with that, when there are other guns that'll perform equally well or better in a more carryable package? The damn thing weighs as much as an N frame 44 Magnum revolver unloaded. You can get a Smith M&P 10mm with the 4 inch barrel, have more power, higher capacity, have the gun be more than 10 ounces lighter, actually be concealable, be every bit as reliable, and sell at less than a quarter of the price.

                If you just like them and think that they are cool, that is totally valid and all my arguments go away, but if you try to argue that the mk23 has some functional advantage over more reasonable pistols, you are just out of your mind.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Kneel.

                >"It's not THAT big or heavy! A desert Eagle is bigger and I can conceal that!"

                And you could conceal a rifle down your pant leg. That doesn't make a MK23 less heavy and large. I used to carry a Beretta 92 and while it could be done, why put up with that, when there are other guns that'll perform equally well or better in a more carryable package? The damn thing weighs as much as an N frame 44 Magnum revolver unloaded. You can get a Smith M&P 10mm with the 4 inch barrel, have more power, higher capacity, have the gun be more than 10 ounces lighter, actually be concealable, be every bit as reliable, and sell at less than a quarter of the price.

                If you just like them and think that they are cool, that is totally valid and all my arguments go away, but if you try to argue that the mk23 has some functional advantage over more reasonable pistols, you are just out of your mind.

                KNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLL

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You hunt piggos with that bad boy?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous
  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Let me guess, you need more?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, I need a loading lever. The patterson is a POS compared to even the Walker.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Later Patersons had a loading lever. They were also made to some kind of actual standard so they didn't blow up.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Later Patersons had a loading lever. They were also made to some kind of actual standard so they didn't blow up.

        Later Walkers had the loading lever issue fixed.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, they're called Dragoons.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >mommy da walker too strong and meen can I have a weeker pistol pweese?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              No, I just need a gun that won't blow my fingers off and leave me defenseless while I've got Comanches and Mexicans bearing down on me. The Walker did that to people. The Dragoon never did.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                In that scenario the Colt single action Army is what you want.
                Pair that with a Winchester 1866 Yellowboy and your .44 ammo goes that much further.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                In this scenario, the SAA and 1866 don't exist. Let's say it's 1849 or 1850, what is there? The Colt Paterson, the Walker, the Dragoon, and an assortment of single and double barrel pistols. Realistically we can throw the latter group of pistols out. Might be good to have a couple on your saddle for various reasons, but they're outclassed entirely by the Colts.
                The Paterson is alright. 5 shots, pretty accurate, fits in a belt holster. .36 caliber is weaker but still serviceable. Got that weird folding trigger and not all of them have a loading lever. They were great when they came out, but they're showing their age now.

                The Walker is good on paper. 6 shots, accurate, and very powerful. They're big, but 6 single shots are much bigger so we can overlook that. We've got a trigger guard and loading lever now, so that's nice. On the other hand, they aren't well made. We're all smart enough to know not to load those Pickett bullets backwards, but that doesn't fix the metallurgical issues. You can make a gun out of wrought iron, but you need to watch the quality. They weren't doing that over there at Whitneyville on their Mexican War rush order. 60 grains is great, but not when it blows up the gun.

                Now we come to the Dragoon. Here we have all the great aspects of the Walker with none of the flaws and even a few improvements. We've got 6 shots, a trigger guard, an improved loading lever with a latch that doesn't fall when firing, good metallurgy because Sam's got his own factory now and he isn't being rushed, and it's even a tiny bit lighter and shorter so we can maneuver it just a bit easier. "But muh 60 grains" I hear you say. Get over it. 50 grains will do the job just as well. The Dragoon would go on to put down more Indians and Yankees than the Walker could ever dream of and I know that none of them would have been any deader with 60 grains as opposed to 50.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Grizzly 1911

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Beretta M9 / 92 is the greatest pistol ever conceived by man.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      is this australian issue

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    An in spec 1911A1 with GI feedlip mags with 45ACP FMJ round nose.
    >controlled round feed so many classes of feeding and ejection malfunctions are impossible
    >single stack mags so most feeding issues are impossible
    This assumes you are using a properly maintained and in spec 1911 with the proper magazines and ammo which of course almost no one does.
    Runners up would be:
    >S&W model 27 (or model 10 with the same bullet loaded into 38 special) no dash 4" barrel with 357mag 158gr LSWCHP
    >Colt SAA 7" 44-40 200gr lead round nose or 45LC 255gr lead flatnose
    >browning high power 9x19 ball
    >glock 17 gen 3 9x19 speer gold dot

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      round feed
      I don't think you know what this means.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I know what it means. A mouser action is not the only controlled round feed action. In a 1911 with GI mags the round is held by the extractor before it leaves the magazine. Feeding after that point is deterministic and not reliant on timing.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >In a 1911 with GI mags the round is held by the extractor before it leaves the magazine
          No. Where do you get this shit from?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Pic rel. Round in contact with the magazine feed lips, extractor and barrel chamber.
            I don't have a highspeed camera so this is the best I can do the handoff from the magazine to the extractor is very fast and even after removing my recoil spring I had a hard time showing this stage of feeding. If you don't believe me there are several articles written on the subject if you do a web search for "1911 controlled round feed"

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'd go with the full size USP 9mm. I've had mine since 2019, recently started carrying it in an IWB holster at the 4-5 o'clock position. I thought that because of its size it would be super uncomfortable but honestly, I carried a Walther PPK the same way before and it feels almost the same, not experiencing any discomfort.
    Due to the long sight radius I feel like I'm drilling holes at the range, from 25m I can consistently shoot about a fist-sized group without even trying. So far reliability has been at 100%, though I do clean it after every range session so this gun has never gone to more than 300 shots in a row without a cleaning.
    Lots of my friends who are absolute beginners have also shot it and they were able to shoot it quite well and they loved it.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Best handgun
    9 mm Glock like any sane person wtf is this question

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The finest handgun in the world to me?
    The one is just bought.
    Ask me again in 6 months

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I love my little trash detective revolver.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Mark 23 anon likes beeg peestol.

      I love carrying my little trash RIA m206, even though I have a hellcat, it has cool noir vibes.

      You loving your cheap pistol doesn't have anything to do with 'what is the finest gun'

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Alchemy Quantico in 9mm

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Okay /k/ what is the finest of the finest handgun and in which caliber?
    Colt 1851 in 36.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Q: what's THE BEST?
    >A: I like this okayish thing!
    every single time.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >What's the best pen?
      >What's the best laptop?
      >What's the best vehicle?

      The original question was bait, OP is just an autist looking to scratch his "arguing over semantics and vagaries" itch

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        still no reason to name things which clearly aren't anywhere near the best by any metric.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What about a “good enough” handgun? I’ve been having dreams every night for the last week about people breaking into my house and I can never do anything because I don’t own a gun. Last night I dreamt that somebody lit my backyard on fire, walked up my long driveway and came through my window slowly. I tried to attack them but got shot but one of their friends. Handgun to prevent this?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      CZ P10C is glock quality at canik price but basically any polymer 9mm at $400 and up is sufficient. Consider also cheap AR15 if home defense is your only concern. Further consider Mossberg Maverick 88 if you only have two hundred dollars to spend.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Having a gun won't stop the dreams, Anon.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You need to buy something within the next couple of days. These aren't just dreams, they're premonitions.

      Having a gun won't stop the dreams, Anon.

      No, but killing the people that these dreams are about will.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Any centerfire glock
      Any HK
      Any CZ
      Any FN

      Load and test with any hollow point that isn't the RIP
      I like Federal HST

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If you are gonna carry it outside your home, get a handgun, otherwise get a long gun.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >AI
    Opinion discarded

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Artists are anti gun.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        homosexuals are anti-guns, if you have no appreciation for art then you are soulless

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >if you have no appreciation for art
          "Artist" is a group. A group with observable, objective behaviors and beliefs that can be measured statistically.

          Artists are anti gun.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      but he didn't assert any opinion at all

      https://i.imgur.com/rukuuVU.jpeg

      Laugo Alien but I don't like the pricetag, mud test results, or that you have to slingshot rack it like a czoi.

      waiting for the Turkish <$1000 laugo copy

      https://i.imgur.com/N0kNZdV.jpeg

      Kneel.

      [...]
      KNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLL

      my 357 sig Glock 21 pdw (I forgot to tag you) is cooler

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >my 357 sig Glock 21 pdw (I forgot to tag you) is cooler
        The same cartridge just weaker in every way with no upside.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          read bro, I modified it
          my version busts soft armor at 100 like 7.5 fk

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >read bro, I modified it
            Yes, I did.
            Your 357 will always be inferior in velocity and energy.

            >my version busts soft armor at 100 like 7.5 fk
            You think that's impressive?

            also same fpe as 10mm

            God's true caliber is superior to 10mm in FPE.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              357? laughs in 220gr 1200fps

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                LOL
                If you're not mach two, you're not armed.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          also same fpe as 10mm

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    a SW 4506

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    zoomers

    manurhin MR73. 4-5.75"

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    there is literally just this one answer, everything else is uncultivated, cave man crap: Luger P08 in the caliber designed for it, 9mm para bellum

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Laugo Alien but I don't like the pricetag, mud test results, or that you have to slingshot rack it like a czoi.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Glock 21 converted to 357 sig, use the extra mag length to put those 80 grain TUI bullets on it going 2000fps
    frame mounted red dot, folding brace and muzzle brake

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Finest
    That word is pretty subjective. Do you mean the most aesthetic? Do you mean the best in purely functional terms? Regardless, pic related are probably the only two pistols you need.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >pistol
      >actually it's a rifle

      ATF terminology can suck my balls. If it quacks like a duck it's a fricking duck

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Glock 17L Chad here to remind the glock posters in this thread that the frame sucks balls and causes 80% of the malfunctions

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >glock
      >not "perfection"

      How is this even possible?

      This is the correct answer:

      [...]

      >>357 magnum
      And the correct pistol. Unless you like overpaying

      >What is the finest of the finest handgun and in which caliber?

      357 Magnum is great, and since it can also shoot the 38 special it elevates to a much higher plane.
      So the real question is: What the best 357 magnum handgun?
      686? Python? GP100?
      That's like lining up the most beautiful blonde, brunette, and redhead and trying to pick one. It's more preference than anything.

      >GP100

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Deagle brand Deagle chambered in .50 African Eliminator

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No question. No competition.

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