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8 years 49 weeks ago, 7:24 AM


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Best pistols
Written by beaver
Friday, 04 July 2008 15:11
Did you ever wanted to know what are the best pistols?Read about best pistols,These pistols maybe aren’t best but are in top 10 for sure.I talked to few guys that work in military and they agreed about this list.If you think that i need to add,edit or remove any of guns i added please write comment or mail me [email protected] e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it informations are from wikipedia,and official sites of this guns.Thanks

7,62mm Samozarjadnyi Pistolet Tokareva obrazets 1933 goda (Russian: 7,62)

The Tokarev TT (Tula, Tokarev) pistol was developed as a result of continuous trials, held by the Red Army in the mid- and late 1920s. Red Army looked for a new, modern semiautomatic pistol to replace obsolete Nagant M1895 revolvers and a variety of foreign semi-automatic pistols.
The Tokarev TT is a short recoil operated, locked breech pistol. It uses Browning swinging link system, borrowed from the Colt M1911 pistol, modified to simplify production.

Production of the TT-33 in the USSR ended in 1954, but copies (licensed or otherwise) were also made by China (as the Type 51, Type 54, M20, and TU-90), Poland and Hungary (as the M48), as well as an export version for Egypt (the Tokagypt 58 chambered in 9 mm Parabellum), Yugoslavia (as the M57 and M70A) and North Korea (as the Type 68).

Chambering: 7.62×25mm TT (7.63 mm Mauser)
Type: Single action
Weight: 910 g
Length: 116 mm
Capacity: 8 rounds

Desert eagle
Magnum Research, Inc. patented the basic design of the Desert Eagle in 1980, and the first working prototype of the pistol was completed in 1981. It was about 80% functional, with a rotating bolt, full gas operation and excellent shooting characteristics. The final refinements to the pistol were made by Israel Military Industries (IMI), under contract to Magnum Research, Inc.

In 1987, the .41 Magnum Desert Eagle Pistol (not currently in production) was introduced to fill a specific market niche. In 1989, the Mark VII model of the Desert Eagle became standard. All Desert Eagle Pistols manufactured since 1989 have Mark VII features: enlarged safety levers, an enlarged slide release and an improved, two-stage trigger.

Today Desert eagle pistols are used for competition shooting (in disciplines like Silhouette shooting) as well as for hunting and general plinking (although the cost of gun and its ammunition makes it rather expensive fun gun). General belief of the Desert Eagle being used by various Special Operation forces so far found absolutely NO proofs.

During the same period the basic design was upgraded to current Mark XIX specifications. Key improvement was the adoption of one frame size for all calibers (before that, mark I and Mark VII pistols had different frame sizes for different calibers)

Desert Eagle is a gas operated, locked breech weapon that uses stationary (but removable) barrel.

data for Mark XIX pistols
Type: Single Action
Chambering: .357 Magnum, .41 Magnum (obsolete), .44 Magnum, .440 Cor-bon, .50 AE
Length overall: 10.24 in. - 260mm
Weight: 62 oz. - 1,715 g empty
Barrel length: 6 in. - 152 mm (also 10? - 254 mm)
Magazine: 9 (.357), 8 (.44) or 7 (.50) rounds

Beretta 92
Originally designed for the Italian army and police, the Model 92 pistols earned most of their fame (both good and bad) as the standard sidearm of the US military. It was developed between 1970 and 1975.

Beretta 92 pistols are short-recoil operated, locked-breech weapons with an aluminium frame.

Caliber: 9×19mm Luger/Para; also .40SW in Mod.96 and 9×21mm IMI in mod.98
Action: Double action
Overall Length: 217 mm (197 mm Compact versions)
Barrel Length: 125 mm (109 mm Compact versions)
Weight Unloaded: 950-975 grams, depending on model
Capacity: 15 rounds (all 92 and 98 models except compact); 13 rounds (92 Compact); 11 rounds (mod.96 in .40SW); 8 rounds (92 Compact type M)

This handgun was developed under request from US SOCOM (Special Operations Command). In general, the Mk.23 mod.0 is an extremely reliable and quite powerful combat pistol, the only drawback being a somewhat excessive size and weight.
Heckler-Koch also produced a civilian version of the Mk.23 mod.0 pistol, designated as Mark 23, which is sold with 10-rounds magazines, to comply with US laws.
The Mk.23 mod.0 is a short recoil operated, locked breech semiautomatic pistol.

Caliber: .45 ACP
Action: Double Action
Length: 245 mm
Height: 150 mm
Width: 38,8 mm
Weight: 1100 g
Magazine capacity: 12 rounds

HS 2000 / Springfield Armory XD
HS2000 pistol has been developed by Croatian IM Metal company for Croatian army during late 1990s. Production of the 9mm HS2000 started in 1999, with the first pistols being delivered to the Croatian army the same year. In 2000 these pistols first appeared in the USA, initially imported under their original name. However, in late 2001 the Springfield Armory Company of Genseo, Illinois, became the sole importer of HS2000 pistols in USA. Springfield offers a slightly improved version of HS2000 as the Springfield XD (eXtreme Duty pistol), and by now these pistols (still made in Croatia) are available in a variety of sizes, calibers and finishes.

these pistols gained good reputation and serious following among American shooters, and by now several police departments in USA either issue these pistols on regular basis or approve them for personal purchase by police officers.

The HS2000 is short-recoil operated, locked-breech pistol with a polymer frame.

XD Sub-compact
HS2000 / XD 4?
XD Tactical
Single Action semiautomatic
9×19mm, .357SIG, .40SW, .45GAP, .45ACP
Weight unloaded
590 g
650 g
890 g (925g in .45acp)
159 mm
180 mm
203 mm (205mm in .45acp)
Barrel length
76 mm
102 mm
127 mm
Magazine capacity
10 (9mm) or 9 (.40) rounds
16 (9mm), 12 (.357 or .40), 9 (.45GAP) or 13 (.45ACP) rounds
16 (9mm), 12 (.357 or .40), 9 (.45GAP) or 13 (.45ACP) rounds

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8 years 49 weeks ago, 7:46 AM


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Everybody has one.

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8 years 49 weeks ago, 7:50 AM


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Top ten best pistols is a difficult topic without ridiculously lengthy explanations, so I'll put my top ten favorites. Not in order.

1. Glock
2. 1911
3. XD
4. Lemat
5. Peacemaker
6. Beretta 92
7. S&W model 29
9. T/C Contender
10. S&W model 640

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
8 years 49 weeks ago, 2:05 PM


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I was fortunate enough to buy a HS2000 (before Springfield bought them out) by mistake about 5 or so years ago. The piece was listed on GB as a 9mm Intratec. Actually it was a 9mm Intertec. No pics were offered and I stole it. What a great pistol. I wouldn't sell it for anything.

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