Seeing as how I am now 21, I am really looking forward to purchasing my first handgun. I want one that works for self-defense and plinking on the range, as well as something that will fit nicely into my collection. I have been checking out the Rock Island Arsenal auction catalogue, and it look like I might have a good chance of picking up a decent piece there: Search Our Online Catalog
While I save, I am looking at my options. I really love the Mauser HSc, but the Luger is of course iconic. I figure if I am going to have just one, it might as well be a really nice one. But, I am also a huge fan of the TT-33, ViS-35, and Browning Hi-Power.
Decisions decisions... What would you guys choose? I would love to hear from some experienced pistol collectors as well as the wishlists of people in the same boat as me.