Thought I would start this off with a discussion on what everyone thought of a blog post I created. It’s my opinion on the pistols that if in a fire fight I would want to have. It can be found at the following link:
I think the list provided is perfectly fine, and not too radical.
My own list is:
HK USP .45
I love the 1911 platform and badly want to add it to my list. It has about the perfect ergonomics for me, and my 1911 is my most accurate pistol. But the 1911’s smaller mag capacity and the fact that it is less reliable than many other pistols knocks it off the list. (Yes, high end 1911s can be super reliable, but for half the price or less we can find an off-the-shelf Glock, HK, or SIG that can take heavy abuse and carry double the ammunition.)
The 1911 was something I mentally debated for a while on to add to the list. In reality there are so many other great pistols out there. The 1911 was one of my first loves, was very accurate, and Its been around for over 100 years now for a reason. Hadn’t considered the Walther PPQ before, it may be a viable option.
Had the original author stated handguns instead of pistols, I would have add one or two revolvers to that list.
Like you, I believe revolvers are inherently more reliable and accurate then semiautomatic. I also prefer autos only because of the thin profile, high capacity and ease of reloading in comparison to a revolver.