"If you could only pick one..."
I realize that I'm ripping open a can of worms here (and on my second post--LOL)!
I'm not really "new" to handguns but I've taken a break of several years while I put together my AK collection. Although I used to own a lot of handguns, I slowly got rid of them over the years to concentrate on AK's.
Now I'm ready to start looking at handguns again.
I'm not rich, so I can't afford mistakes. I can't afford to get something and then find out it's crappy later.
I used to be a Glock Kool-Aid drinker, but I've heard and read of some problems. I realized sites like The Gun Zone are biased and anti-Glock, but it's hard to argue with some of the photos.
I'd always considered the basic G17 to be the ultimate handgun, but now I'm trying to have an open mind.
I've owned Makarovs, Tokarevs, 1911's, Rugers, Tauruses, Smiths, Glocks, Walthers, and some I've probably forgotten. I was surprised pleasantly by some, unpleasantly by others.
If you had to pick ONE semi-auto pistol and ONE revolver, what would you pick?
1) 100% (or dang close to it) reliability
3) Lack of quality control problems
4) Ease of operation (trigger pull, mag loading, etc)
5) Ease of disassembly
Any caliber is on the table; any finish; any grip; any sights. I'm also not looking to spend upwards of $1,000 to $2,000 for one gun.
Like someone said, "You are only going to do this ONCE; you may as well do it right." :mrgreen: