As I am going to be turning 21 soon Im looking to get myself a pistol. Im undecided on what kind I want. I like revolvers at heart and really have my eye on either one of these. Smith and Wesson 686 Its a .357 Magnum able to fire .38s as well. Stainless steel but heres the catch you get 7 shots instead of 6. About $600 But theres also this. The Smith and Wesson Model 25 The main reason I want one of these is because its a .45 revolver. I want a large handgun because I intend on hunting more big game in my life and I want an efficient pistol at my side. These are more pricey(Around $800) and rightfully so because its a true hand cannon. But then I find myself thinking about an automatic(I will own all these guns one day either way) so heres my ideas on those. The Springfield XDM9 Its a 9mm handgun and although Ive heard questionable things about 9mm I wouldnt get this pistol in anything larger. Ive shot the XD .45 and I thought that the frame of the gun was a bit too small for the .45 cartridge. I think one of these in 9mm is a good buy because its around $650 after tax. And they have a lifetime warranty. But then Im drawn back to a bigger automatic. I like the .45 round in a handgun as long as its not a smaller gun which is where I came across this. Springfield 1911 I like the classic look of the 1911 and Ive always wanted one exactly like this. Also pretty cheap around $600 after tax What say you sherdoggers? What should Scrody buy as his first pistol?