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i am trying to decide if i should buy a smith and wesson highway patroller in 357 mag or colt 1911 in 45 apc.

these are the things i am trying to consider when purchasing.

A,my gun will be used for fun and home protection.

B,having handled numerous guns today at my possesion acuasition lisence course, the two mentioned were the most comfortable fits for my larger hand while not being akward like those 44mag hand cannons!

C,i am left handed left eye dominant (the sig was terrible to use :roll: )

D, i am poor lol! :p :mrgreen:

somthing i was wondering is if the 38 is cheaper bullets than the 357 mag or 45 acp (pratice made cheap! :D )
 

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I own both and love both, however the revolver is just as right hand oriented as the Sig. The 1911 can be made ambidextrous relatively easily. The initial cost will be more but the end result will be great.
 

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It's a push. Either will handle the task you laid out. Either can be shot left handed. The revolver may be a little awkward to reload from the left.

I voted for the 1911 because I like handgun cartridges that start with a "4". If it was 1911 vs. .44, I would vote for the .44. To each his own.

Don't discount a .44 mag revolver. .44 specials out of my 4" Redhawk are real pleasant to shoot.
 

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For a fun gun, you can't beat a revolver. Easy to shoot, easy to clean, and like you said, the .38 is cheap to shoot. Plus, the .357s are very accurate and fun. And for home and personal protection, the .357 can't be beat.

The 1911 is a fine gun, and you can't really go wrong with either, but I'd pick the .357 if you don't already have one.[/u]
 
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