Of course he's biased...
But so is King Ranch...
So is Bapple.
Guilty as charged.
I'm just not drinking the Glock koolaid on the Glock bandwagon. Yes, they are great firearms, but there are firearms out there that are just as dependable and are much more comfortable, and simply BETTER. This isn't 1987 anymore. Glock needs to realize this and actually do more to their design. Hell, people still buy the shite out of them though.
I think the perfect case in point is the S&W M&P. It has taken the Glock formula (polymer frame, loose tolerances) and added these things called ergonomics.
The smaller 1911s are notoriously undependable.
I may be a 1911 man but I have to politely disagree here. The original 1911 was made as a full sized "Government" model. The "Officer" sized 1911s (3.25" and above) are a bit picky sometimes. Not to say you can't find a reliable one, but they aren't the most reliable in the 1911 platform.
And as for the OP...
Pick out my Handgun
This is something you need to do on your own. You can look at specs and pictures all day but until you hold one at the store, you won't know what you think feels best.
You asked for "stopping power" but you already have that as Downshift politely pointed out. 357 is a potent round.
Is this gonna be a car gun? A home defense handgun? A possible CC handgun? We need more info and you need to run to the gun store and hold some. We can only tell you so much.
This post was edited on 11/28 at 10:43 am