Which handgun do you recommend for EDC?

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There really seem to be two parts to this question: which are the best handguns for EDC, and which are the best handguns one can actually get in South Africa.

What do you recommend and is it because you have good experiences with it or on what grounds are you recommending it? Ideally if you could recommend where to get it from, that'd also be helpful.

I can see the default internationally is the Glock 19 Gen 5, but there seem to be constant stock shortages in South Africa.
 
U get a book, u can opt for hard copy or online copy... I went for hard copy.
u read the book and appear for an open book online test.
I read the book in one day and gave my test next day, within 45 mins the test was done.

And the test, is it law and legislation stuff again or more about your intentions towards maintaining DSS?

Also, is the test on Teams or what or a multi choice thing with no administrator??
 
And the test, is it law and legislation stuff again or more about your intentions towards maintaining DSS?

Also, is the test on Teams or what or a multi choice thing with no administrator??
Little bit of law, little bit about maintaining dss, hunting ethics, info about different types of rifles and bullet calibers etc. It's really simple and straightforward.
Test is multiple choices, open book and no supervision
 
Little bit of law, little bit about maintaining dss, hunting ethics, info about different types of rifles and bullet calibers etc. It's really simple and straightforward.
Test is multiple choices, open book and no supervision
Was just typing out basically the same response. :thumbsup:

Okay, I took the advice and I just paid up and downloaded the pdf and a target. I'll look through it tonight, I've missed enough work today already :p
 
I signed up with NARFO. Same thing as NATSHOOT.

Afaik I am at my limit concerning my S13 and S15 licenses. If I am wrong let me know.

I have 1 x S13 (Glock)
And 3 x S15 (Hunting Rifles)

All different calibers.

I joined NARFO intending to build a gun this year and will license it under S16 iirc. I want to get a nice chassis and action etc. Just not sure what caliber to go for.
 
I signed up with NARFO. Same thing as NATSHOOT.

Afaik I am at my limit concerning my S13 and S15 licenses. If I am wrong let me know.

I have 1 x S13 (Glock)
And 3 x S15 (Hunting Rifles)

All different calibers.

I joined NARFO intending to build a gun this year and will license it under S16 iirc. I want to get a nice chassis and action etc. Just not sure what caliber to go for.
Correct. If you want more you will need to go dedicated or collector.
 
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Which calibers do you currently have?
9mm Glock
6.5x55 SE
30.06
.375

Want to build something I can misuse at the range. It sounds stupid but I don't want to shoot up my hunting rifle barrels at the range, even though I know it takes thousands of rounds for that to happen.

I put about 300 rounds through the 6.5x55 in the first year I had it. Then I returned it mos for the recall and got a new one.
 
9mm Glock
6.5x55 SE
30.06
.375
Nice caliber selection there, almost what I want to choose for myself.
Want to build something I can misuse at the range. It sounds stupid but I don't want to shoot up my hunting rifle barrels at the range, even though I know it takes thousands of rounds for that to happen.
Not at all. I completely get it, though it would take a couple thousand rounds yes.

I put about 300 rounds through the 6.5x55 in the first year I had it. Then I returned it mos for the recall and got a new one.
Win! :ROFL:

How about a 223 / 5.56? Or are you looking at longer ranges?
 
Okay, this time is the last time, but I was so torn and as mentioned I changed the G17.5 to a G19.5, but now I've gone completely middle ground and gone with a G45. No more changes :p
 
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9mm Glock
6.5x55 SE
30.06
.375

Want to build something I can misuse at the range. It sounds stupid but I don't want to shoot up my hunting rifle barrels at the range, even though I know it takes thousands of rounds for that to happen.

I put about 300 rounds through the 6.5x55 in the first year I had it. Then I returned it mos for the recall and got a new one.
6.5 creedmoor, .223rem or .308win are the best options i think of depending on distances and what you want to shoot.

They have lots of aftermarket parts available and ammo usually easy to find as well.
 
6.5 creedmoor, .223rem or .308win are the best options i think of depending on distances and what you want to shoot.
I went 308 win for distance.

Not a big fan of my 223. Mine gets his grandpa made Pronutro and works every time now but I don't trust it.
It needs to handle all ammo.

*Also grandpa used a reamer to polish the cartridge chamber, still don't trust it.
 
I went 308 win for distance.

Not a big fan of my 223. Mine gets his grandpa made Pronutro and works every time now but I don't trust it.
It needs to handle all ammo.

*Also grandpa used a reamer to polish the cartridge chamber, still don't trust it.
I went 6.5prc, against my advice here... luckily brass, etc is all available, just very expensive.
6.5prc is an annoying cartridge that has an overall length that is on the border of short action/long action.
I bought so many short action parts not knowing the howa 6.5prc was long action.

If I was buying again I would probably go 6.5creedmoor for the type of shooting I do.
Not saying theres anything wrong with 6.5prc, its awesome, but expensive for marginal improvements.
 
I went 6.5prc, against my advice here... luckily brass, etc is all available, just very expensive.
6.5prc is an annoying cartridge that has an overall length that is on the border of short action/long action.
I bought so many short action parts not knowing the howa 6.5prc was long action.

If I was buying again I would probably go 6.5creedmoor for the type of shooting I do.
Not saying theres anything wrong with 6.5prc, its awesome, but expensive for marginal improvements.
I hear you.

I went 308 cause cheaper and let's say availability.
 
I went 6.5prc, against my advice here... luckily brass, etc is all available, just very expensive.
6.5prc is an annoying cartridge that has an overall length that is on the border of short action/long action.
I bought so many short action parts not knowing the howa 6.5prc was long action.

If I was buying again I would probably go 6.5creedmoor for the type of shooting I do.
Not saying theres anything wrong with 6.5prc, its awesome, but expensive for marginal improvements.

I hear you.

I went 308 cause cheaper and let's say availability.
Ja I am thinking 6.5 CM or 308. Will just be for shooting gongs and paper. Up to lets say 600m. Not sure.
 
9mm Glock
6.5x55 SE
30.06
.375

Want to build something I can misuse at the range. It sounds stupid but I don't want to shoot up my hunting rifle barrels at the range, even though I know it takes thousands of rounds for that to happen.

I put about 300 rounds through the 6.5x55 in the first year I had it. Then I returned it mos for the recall and got a new one.
If it's only gongs and paper, consider something like a 6 dasher. Much more economical on powder, and your cases should last many many reloads.
 
If it's only gongs and paper, consider something like a 6 dasher. Much more economical on powder, and your cases should last many many reloads.
Good luck finding one that is a complete rifle. You most likely have to go to a specialist gunsmith who can get a custom action and barrel to make it.
But hey I could be wrong, I just haven't seen them anywhere at the major gun shops.
 
Good luck finding one that is a complete rifle. You most likely have to go to a specialist gunsmith who can get a custom action and barrel to make it.
But hey I could be wrong, I just haven't seen them anywhere at the major gun shops.
That's true, forgot about that part.

But it's a very quick job for a gunsmith to cut a new chamber into any existing 6mm (if he has the right reamer)

Might be an administrative nightmare though.

Edit: In that case, I change my recommendation to a 6mm Creedmoor. Better trajectory than the 6.5, and if it's not for hunting, the lighter bullets don't matter.
 
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