My “Go To” pistol in a SHTF situation would definitely be my Colt .45 Government Model. In a pinch I would like the proven knock down power the .45 provides. I choose the Government model over my Commander model simply because of the longer barrel which should provides for a little more accuracy.
This is my SHTF, worst case scenario, “go to gun”. I carry this Sig Sauer, P220, .45 ACP with me everywhere. I have a CCDW and carry use a Kramer horsehide leather holster with a double magazine carrier. I use Remington Golden Saber 230 grain hollowpoints as my primary defense ammo.
I bought this gun after doing a lot of research when I returned from Iraq. One of my soldiers’ wife was killed by another soldier who was doing an initiation for a gang in the Seattle/Tacoma area 2 weeks before we redeployed. That affected me so much that I was determined to get a reliable, accurate semi automatic handgun. I knew that one day I would get my CCDW, however, at the time I was active duty and leaving Ft. Lewis Washington and enroute to my next duty assignment in Los Angeles, Kalifornia (I spell Kalifornia with a “K” because of its completely insane laws against firearms among other things!).
This is my SHTF Go to gun.
It is a 357 Colt Python. It has been Mag-na-ported by Mag-na-port International for quicker sight return after firing, it has been given a Metalife finish (SS Chromium M) by Ron Mahovsky for a more durable finish to avoid wear. It has a 6-inch barrel which makes it still easy to carry & draw while both accurate for self defense and gives it the ability to shoot accurate at great distance to be used for hunting (anything up to and including deer.) It can shoot either .357 ammo or .38 special which increases the ammo availability, and it is a visual deterrent against further aggression from others when it is present.
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