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6901 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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Thanks for the responses!

My .357 has a 4 inch barrel by the way.

I am thinking maybe two autos - maybe one full-sized 1911 .45 and then maybe a smaller more discreet auto in 9mm or .45 also.

Asylum Keeper said:
a full size 1911 in .45ACP and a compact XD in .45ACP or .45GAP
I like this idea. And I have my eyes on that XD.
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