A thing of beauty…
I’ve been comparison shopping handguns and have spoken with a number of knowledgeable buddies, ranging from Navy Special Warfare guys to a retired combat Marine to a life-long hunter with a sweet gun collection.
I’ve narrowed it down to automatics made by Glock and Sig Sauer, and a Smith and Wesson revolver. I’m leaning toward the S&W.
Why? Because this particular model is highly resistant to rust and good for personal carry on boats. The blued automatics rust very quickly. The S&W is also slightly more mechanically reliable. Automatics tend to jam more than wheel guns. And since this will be mainly for target shooting and self defense, I won’t need a weapon that’s more suited to close quarter combat, like the Glock.
Smith and Wesson 686 .357 with a four inch barrell and combat grips: