Best pistol?

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Brian 11B, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. jonboyc

    jonboyc New Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    Suburb of St. Louis
    I've had nothing but wonderful experiences with the Berretta. Not sure why everyone would be bitching, it's a damn fine pistol.
  2. Juker

    Juker New Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Land of Lincoln

  3. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Both of my nephews are/were Jarheads. Both served in Irag - both carried the Beretta because one was heavy weapons expert, other was logistics tech (as he said - "We kick **** out of helicopters for the doggies on the ground.) Both tell stories of how ineffective the 9x19mm 124 FMJ NATO round is in providing quick stops.
    I, myself, for special occasions was blessed with the opportunity to carry the 1911A1 while in the ARMY in SEAsia - never shot anyone with the .45 - but never heard anyone who did complain about effectiveness of the 230 gr FMJ round.
    Your experience may vary.
  4. jonboyc

    jonboyc New Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    Suburb of St. Louis
    Doesn't that say more about the 9x19 than the Beretta?
  5. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Specifically 9x19 FMJ ammo, yes. There are some excellent 9mm JHPs that will consistently open up to .45 inches in diameter or larger.
  6. Ranger 61

    Ranger 61 New Member

    May 2, 2011
    Minneapolis MN
    I would agree with the people that recommend buying what feels best in your hand. Since you don't have much previous experience (fewer things to unlearn :)) what feels good and points good are the best places to start. I would also suggest a look at the steyr. They are accurate and feel good to me (especially the M9A1) but many are put off by the unconventional sights.
    FWIW :cool:
  7. New Member

    Apr 18, 2011
    I can't say there is a single one best pistol. There is a best pistol for you though, but it will take a lot of shooting to figure out what that is.

    From my experience the 1911 style of pistols are the best for me. I feel like I can conceal the slim 1911 as well as some shorter framed firearms. I get the best accuracy due to the trigger and quality of my 1911.

    45 ammo for sale
  8. jbmid1

    jbmid1 Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    Tucson, AZ
    Powerful, accurate and manageable recoil? I'm thibking .357, but you'd have to go with a revolver.
  9. popgun

    popgun New Member

    Sep 21, 2009
    There is allways 357 sig
  10. cluznar

    cluznar Former Guest

    Apr 13, 2012
    Best pistol is one in your price range that appeals to you and you shoot well. If you like the gun and are confident in firing it it is the best pistol.

    Caliber depends on how well you handle recoil.

    Size depends on if it's Home Defense and Range

    Conceal Carry

    Or for the pocket
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