Yeah, I know – everyone hates the “which gun?” threads. Go shoot them, see what feels good in your hands, shut up and leave us all alone. And yet here I am, starting another one. Please indulge me – I’ll try to make this at least a little different and interesting. Background – I’ve got small collection of 9 mm handguns which “tick the boxes” for various needs. I’ve got a small pocket pistol, a nice IWB carry piece, a full size piece of non-Glock tupperwear (more on that in a minute), and a big steel framed SA/DA. In short, I’ve got everything I need for carry, home defense, and a little variety at the range - which is really the scope of all I ever want to do in the near term. I’ve taken some training classes, I’ve got a decent enough stock of ammo, and I practice somewhat regularly. Sure I could always do more of the above, but I’m getting itchy for a new gun. So what should I get next? My current thinking: 1) A small revolver. Maybe a Ruger LCR or a S&W J frame. I like revolvers. Seems like everyone should own one. Downside? I’m one of those folks who believes in caliber standardization and everything I’ve got is 9 mm right now. This would take me in to the world of the .38. Perhaps this is just the price of admission for having a revolver, but the analytic in me likes standardization. 2) A 1911. Everyone should own one at some point in their life, right? Nearly 100 years of production can’t be wrong! I could even get one in 9 mm (sacrilege aside!). Downside? They’re expensive. I could swing it, but ugh - I could almost get any two of my other choices for the price of a nice 1911. 3) A Glock 17. The world’s most common, most durable tupperwear. Again, everyone should own one, right? They have a zillion accessories for them, mags are dirt cheap and available seemingly everywhere except 7-11, they’re simple, they shoot while caked in mud-underwater-in-a-sand-storm-while-a-volcano-is-blowing-up. What’s not to like? Downside? I don’t like them. Of the XD, S&W MP, and the Glock, the Glock finishes a distant third on my list of likes as far as how it fits in my hand. But peer pressure is a terrible thing… Maybe I should just get over that and join the cult? 4) A Beretta 92. Again, a super common, reliable, classic design. If it's good enough for the armed forces, it should be good enough for me, right? Downside? Eh…. I listed it fourth out of four because I just can’t get that excited about it. Yeah, it’d be a good gun to own, but I’m not sure it gets me much over my current SA/DA steel frame. And they’re a little pricey compared to options 1 and 3, at least. So… Get one of the above? Go look at something not listed above? Have a drink and forget about it all together? What say the masses? P.S. No offense intended to anyone with any of my comments above. Please enjoy all characterizations with the humor in which they were intended.