I already have a safe full of handguns. For a defensive pistol, my number one choice is the M1911. For a backup or pocket carry gun, the Colt Detective Special fills the bill. And in .357, it's hard to beat my Colt M357 (same gun as the Python, without the cosmetics.) But for a serious hunting handgun, the Ruger Blackhawk in .45 Colt is hard to beat.