Sorry if this topic has been beaten to death. But I got to thinking, do to some problems I might be able to afford/own just one handgun. Sad. Then I was thinking what I need said one gun to do. Plinker; home def; CCW; hiking/camp; shtf and a duty gun cause Im a "mallninja" Now for me to qualify to carry a gun at work I will need to pass the range test. Which is Hit a B-52 target at 7 yards, some where in the black, and reload it in 4 sec or less, and be from 9mm to 45 acp. A little about me. Im 6 feet 255lbs, I will carry it in a shoulder rig or a IWB holster for conceled. I got short fat hands. Ive used and shoot a lot of handguns in my time. I really like the 1911 in 45, but was also wondering 1911 in 38 super?? Price wise. Since this might be my only handgun I dont want to skimp. 2,000 might be pushing it. Most input will be great! Lets keep the name calling and the hateraid to a minamum. Thanks!!