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Pistol Purchase Advice

6910 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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Yup, you need a 1911...... EVERYBODY needs a 1911.

But for home defense, that S&W .357 would be hard to beat. If it's a 6", it could be a little unwieldy, so you'd better get a 4" for home defense and keep the 6" for the range.
Seaark1660 said:
Does everyone need a M1911......not really......
Wrong, wrong, wrong.... you may not know it but you really NEED a 1911. Everybody NEEDS a 1911.

Genuine GI from WWII, Springfield Armory Mil-Spec, full-blown race gun, Gold Cup, Commander..... I don't care..... you NEED one.
Being pretty much a wheelgun guy, I do have to admit to owning two autoloading handguns..... a Ruger Mark I and a WWII vintage Colt manufactured GI 1911.

I've shot several other autoloaders.... Beretta 92, Beretta 94, various Rugers, a Glock..... if you like 'em, it's okay by me, but I won't own one.
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