What is the best handgun and rifle ever made?

by Hunter on December 18, 2013

Question by brosledley1199: What is the best handgun and rifle ever made?
For the best rifle, I will go with the M1 Garand.

For the best handgun, I will go with the Colt Single Action Army.

Best answer:

Answer by waeyeaw
Depends on what you are using it for…..What is the particular job you need a weapon for?

If you want to make sure there is nothing left of your target and you need distance too – .50 Cal mounted would do the work.

An M1 will also give you extremely high accuracy too.

My own weapon of choice is a .50 Desert Eagle and then there are the baby eagles too.
.44 S&W does nice work also.

Over all a Beretta .45 is a highly reliable weapon and then there is the current crop of 9 MM which work and are easy to handle.

Now if I am out hunting or trap shooting I will either use one of the three weapons
Semi-Auto Mossberg
Over/Under Mossberg Silver
Either a Remington Pump or a Mossberg Pump will do the work for me.

What do you think? Answer below!

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ghost December 18, 2013 at 6:32 am

I agree on the rifle.

In my opinion, the S&W M66 .357, 4 inch barrel is the best ever made.

Charlie December 18, 2013 at 6:57 am

I’m really fond of the HK USP series of handguns. This pistol was designed with the tactical shooter in mind, and it is durable and accurate. I used to own one in 9mm, but prefer the .40 cal.

As for rifle, I really like the HK91 and the FN FAL. They’re both really reliable and accurate, and have a lot of knockdown power.

cailano December 18, 2013 at 7:21 am

No opinion on the rifle, I don’t have enough experience with the various combat rifles of the world.

Handgun though I got me a strong opinion: the HK USP 40


1) the thing is damn near indestructible. You can leave it in a pool of muddy water overnight and it will still fire in the morning.

2) Smooth, glock like action and a comfortable grip. But unlike the glock, it also has a safety (used mine for police work so that was critical.)

3) the .40 cal round is, IMHO the best round out there. Less kick and more round capacity than the .45, but ballistics have shown it to have almost identical stopping power.

the 1911 is a good gun, especially some of the varients. I’d give it the number two position on my list. But it just isn’t as reliable as the HK, or as modern. The high capacity .45 para ordinance jams too damn much. I’ve put thousands of rounds through my HK, and it has never jammed.

Administrator (koolcid) December 18, 2013 at 8:20 am

the AK its so easy to use a baby can do it

ranger_co_1_75 December 18, 2013 at 9:16 am

The one that feels natural in your hands and you can hit the target by pointing at it.

It is different for each person and sometimes you may go years before you find the best firearms ever made for you.

Manufacturer, model, caliber are all irrelevant when looking for the best firearm ever made for you as an individual.

A lot of people buy the current hyped best firearm and find they can’t hit the barn wall from the inside of the barn, because it doesn’t fit their hand or reach. It isn’t really the best firearm since they can’t use it.

Ignatius Crayola December 18, 2013 at 9:44 am

The one that saves your life when you absolutely need it.

Psycho December 18, 2013 at 9:49 am

I would go with:

P226 (Pistol)

L85a2 (Rifle)

No Class December 18, 2013 at 10:29 am

Military wise for the handgun I will go with the Model 1911 .45 ACP. Great fun to shoot and is also a great man stopper.

Rifles, I will agree with you about the Garand. The .30-’06 is a powerful cartridge. It has great range, accuracy and knockdown power. And again, it will stop a man right where he stands.

Mix in a good 12 gage pump shotgun with some 000 buckshot loads just for good measure.

I own all three types of weapons and they compliment each other very well in my opinion.

A Garand in my hands, a .45 on my hip and a shotgun slung over my shoulder. This equals happiness!

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