I was recently asked which type of handgun and round would be the best if you could only afford/wanted to get one handgun. My answer was the S&W Mountain gun, chambered in 45 Colt. I pointed out that the D/A revolver was a very reliable type of gun, he could get rounds with a level of power all the way from cowboy action type loads for light recoil practice, or for personal/home defense use 200 gr. Corbon or Golddot hollowpoints, or for hunting level of power, 300 gr.s going almost 1000 fps, also the shot shell loads that because of it's capacity can send more #9 shot pellets for pest control. Did I make a good recommendation? Anyone else have a better idea?