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6904 Views 19 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  Seaark1660
I think I would like another pistol or two and am looking for some advice.

Here is what I have:
S&W 686 .357 revolver - 4 in Barrel
Antique Hi-Standard Target Pistol .22LR
Helwan 9mm copy of Beretta M951 (Egyptian)
Antique S&W Govt. Issue WWI .38

I feel like my collection is not very functional. At a minimum, I'd like a nice quality and reliable auto as my primary home defense gun. Also, shouldn't everyone have a .45 1911?? What about 9mm too? Maybe one auto not so huge, maybe a medium to small size.

I'd like nice guns, nothing off-brand so to speak. Not the most expensive, but money is not a big issue. Think middle-class to upper middle class as an analogy. (THink 3 series BMW, not 7 series)

Can you help? Which two pistols should I buy?

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a full size 1911 in .45ACP and a compact XD in .45ACP or .45GAP
Seaark1660 said:
You guys do realize that there are more guns out there than just the 1911......
Holy crap!! are you serious?! alert the press! :D I think we are all very aware that there are plenty of guns to choose from. Just a bunch of 1911 fans here!! Its gotta be one of the most popular handguns for a reason.

But, I would also recomend Taurus as a economical alternative.

Take a good look at the PT24/7 Pro and the Millenium Pro.
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