**NOTE** Please do not discuss the merits of revolvers vs. semi-autos, capacity vs. less capacity, caliber vs. caliber, open carry vs. concealed carry in THIS thread. I am well aware of most of the common arguments on both sides of all of these issues. I just want to hear opinions on the guns. Thanks. Ok everyone here's the deal. My wife and I will probably be selling two handguns in the next couple months. A Bersa Thunder .22 LR and a Taurus Millenium PT140 in .40 S&W. Those two guns have given us nothing but problems. All we're waiting on is to get them fixed up so they're sellable. We're washing our hands, so to speak, of junk guns (no offense to anyone who likes those brands - these two particular guns just didn't work out for us). So we will sell them and put the money towards a different gun. The money we get from the two will not be our full budget, but it will be the start. Here's what I, personally, had in mind (if we can find them at the LGS' in NC): 1) S&W 627 / 327 / 327 TRR8 / M&P R8 (an 8 shot .357 Magnum from S&W) 2) S&W 360pd / 360 (5 shot .357 Magnum by S&W) 3) S&W 317 / 617 / 63 / 43c (a .22 LR by S&W) 4) A 1911 of some sort (haven't narrowed down ANY specifics yet, except I would probably want a .45 ACP) Or something else? The point of these guns would be as follows: Option 1 - This would be primarily an Open Carry gun if it is legal in the locality we will be living in in NC, but when not used in that regard it would be in a wall safe in use as a HD gun. Option 2 - This would serve as my primary concealed carry weapon (would replace the S&W M&P9c), possibly a pocket carry gun. My wife owns one and I love the feel of it, so this would be MINE. ha. Option 3 - Plinking and general range fun. Since the Bersa would be sold, we would be without a .22 pistol. We have a couple rifles, but no pistol. Option 4 - Range fun, possibly HD safe gun, but mostly just range fun (note: I do not own any .45s right now, so I would have to buy dies to reload for it to maximize our fun. I already reload for 9mm and .357 Magnum / .38 Special. I don't mind buying dies, but just thought I'd throw that in there).