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Pistol Purchase Advice

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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I'd echo the agreement on a full size 1911 of some sort and I agree with your thought on the 9mm. I'd really like to have a 9 myself because they are inexpensive to shoot relative to a .45 auto (also with advances in ammunition, they fill the bill for personal protection, in spite of their reputation to the contrary).

Because of preference for the 1911, I think I'll probably get one of those in 9mm (probably from Kimber), but you can't go wrong with a Sig either (or one of the many others I suppose).
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