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Top 10 pistols of WW1

Hi I'm back if you read my last post in the 10 top riles of WW1 I can now use 5 pistols so I don't need 10 rifles but 5 rifles and 5 pistols so if you you have an opinion on the pistols I'm open to suggestions now I have 4

1)M1904 Navy Parabellum
2)M 1896 Mauser Pistol
3)M1915 Beretta pistol
4)M1911 pistol
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Oh never mind, my fault, I thought you were talking about WWII.
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[nitpick]Surely that is what's technically known as a "revolver", rather than a "pistol", right?[end-nitpick]
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What, no Nagant revolver?
I just added it not for its combat value ( near zero) but because I own one and its a blast to shoot.
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The Colt 1911 was such a great pistol it was the prime sidearm of the US military until the 1990's. A timeless design.
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I have several of these; here would be my top five, admittedly "fun to shoot" is part of my criteria:

Colt M1911. Hands-down the winner for reasons oft discussed.

Webley Mk. VI - solid, good stopping power, fast to unload.

Mauser Broomhandle - ten-round capacity. I don't think the shoulder stock helps that much but others might disagree. A red nine is probably better than the .30 cal. model, but either are outstanding as long as you keep up with the pieces when field stripping.

Smith & Wesson 1917 (in .45 ACP) - classic design, a lot like the Webley to shoot.

[tie] Steyr - 8-round capacity, good overall pistol, not well balanced; French Mod. 1892, good small-caliber revolver.

In a trench fight, I would prefer any of the above to an 1895 Nagant, a 1910 Glisenti, or anything Belgium was using (the Belgian stuff was very well made but the calibers were too small for my comfort). I've seen but do not own a Gasser, which looks like a beast.

Why not the Luger? It was a great-looking pistol that got by on its looks. It's angled grip made it a bit finicky, it's kick is moderately stout, and I could see how it would have fouling problems. Also, I don't like a pistol that can still shoot once after its receiver is detached from the grip and trigger; it's like a decapitated snake that can still bite.
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[nitpick]Surely that is what's technically known as a "revolver", rather than a "pistol", right?[end-nitpick]
It is specifically a Revolver but also a pistol.
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I have several of these; here would be my top five, admittedly "fun to shoot" is part of my criteria:

Colt M1911. Hands-down the winner for reasons oft discussed.

Webley Mk. VI - solid, good stopping power, fast to unload.

Mauser Broomhandle - ten-round capacity. I don't think the shoulder stock helps that much but others might disagree. A red nine is probably better than the .30 cal. model, but either are outstanding as long as you keep up with the pieces when field stripping.

Smith & Wesson 1917 (in .45 ACP) - classic design, a lot like the Webley to shoot.

[tie] Steyr - 8-round capacity, good overall pistol, not well balanced; French Mod. 1892, good small-caliber revolver.

In a trench fight, I would prefer any of the above to an 1895 Nagant, a 1910 Glisenti, or anything Belgium was using (the Belgian stuff was very well made but the calibers were too small for my comfort). I've seen but do not own a Gasser, which looks like a beast.

Why not the Luger? It was a great-looking pistol that got by on its looks. It's angled grip made it a bit finicky, it's kick is moderately stout, and I could see how it would have fouling problems. Also, I don't like a pistol that can still shoot once after its receiver is detached from the grip and trigger; it's like a decapitated snake that can still bite.
Jon's list except I'd put the Luger P08 9mm over the Steyr............
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Here's a few more to consider..........

-Webley-Fosbury .455 cal. "automatic-revolver"

http://www.cornellpubs.com/Templates...0Revolvers.htm

-Mosin-Nagant M1895 7.62mm revolver

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagant_M1895
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