Hello everyone. I do not own a handgun and some time in the future I would like one for myself and my wife. I want to handgun for personal/family safety and also for the fun of simply shooting it at a gun range. My cousin is a licensed gunsmith and does repairs for friends and people he may know. He is a huge fan of the 1911 45. His favorite brand of 1911 is Springfield Armory.
I have been shooting with him many times and I have shot several calibers and yet I keep coming back to the 45, mainly the 1911, I just like it. I also like the .38/.357 revolver. The ones I have shot are made by Taurus. I would like your thoughts and input here. My goal is concealed carry, personal protection, and fun. I want a jack of all trades sort of handgun. A snubnose .357 may be fine to carry but will not be that much fun at the gun range. :) My cousin also owns a Springfield XD .45 and likes it but still likes his 1911 better. Thanks for the advice. I am just window shopping, will not be buying tomorrow or anything.