Spin off from the Rifle thread. If you were starting from scratch BUT held the knowledge of firearms you do now what FOUR pistols would you buy first or consider absolutely essential? Again respond as minimally as make/model/caliber or as detailed as to why and explain the intended use. My choices: #1 Ruger Mark III .22lr (I have a standard but any config) target practice/plinking/fun gun #2 Glock 26 (subcompact carry gun) comfortable carry gun with alot of firepower! #3 Glock 19 (close to full size but still concealable) carry gun/home defense, a very nice compromise #4 Glock 23 (.40 SW is a powerful little round) same as #3 but makes bigger holes Wanna kill these ads? We can help!