For just an all around hard to beat handgun a Ruger Blackhawk with a 6.5" barrel chambered in 357 is very hard to beat. You can pick it up right out of the box and start hitting targets 35 to 40 yards away. I am talking about just standing up and shooting the gun, no bench, no assistance. Few guns on the market can compare to it's balance, especially after you add a houge monogrip.
If you are looking for concealment Rock Island makes some great 1911's and two 38 snub nosed revolvers. Only the Ruger P95 rivals the Rock Island line up for value.
Lots of people have problems with the P95 malfunctioning. The problem stems from the magazine release hanging up on the holster or some people hit it with their hand when firing the P95. You can file the magazine release down to a size that suits you or ruger will do it for you. The magazine release is meant to be filed down. The gun is sold as ambidextrous. You file the weak side down to just enough to allow the release to function. The strong side might need just a little taken off.
"I do not aim with my hand; I aim with my eye. He who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I do not shoot with my hand; I shoot with my mind. He who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I do not kill with my gun; I kill with my heart. He who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father."
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