One of my character flaws is that often times my practical side tends to dominate and I "settle" on the side of practicality in my choices. I know not much about it, except I think it would be way cool to have a high-powered semi-auto on a familiar 1911 chassis... So now the practical side is creeping up on me....I do not have any guns in 357mag/38 so it would mean not only getting a new firearm, but also stocking for a new caliber. I also have other guns on my list that would appear to be more "sensible" such as an AR, a 9mm workhorse like a Beretta 92A1, and maybe even a bullpup/conversion 12g shotgun....I'm also thinking if I were to venture into a new firearm/caliber would not a 308 in a rifle be a better route in terms of practicality/use with other future firearms purchase? I mean, what other firearm in 357mag aside from the Coonan would I posiibly want?... See my dilemma?