My first handgun I bought for hunting deer so at the time I was limited to a .357 mag or .44 mag, only two allowed at the time (Wisconsin 1985). I found a used .357 S&W revolver from a gunsmith, it is the only handgun I own (other than fun guns) that does not fit right in my hand.
It is also the one with open sites I am the most accurate with out to 100 yards. As my eyes are getting older I honestly dont shoot as accurately as I use to but I still enjoy trying the long distance shooting once in a while.
It was over 20 years later before I bought another hand gun. Now I was looking fit first as I planned on carrying it. My second thought was if it fit my hand I would be more accurate with it (or at least enjoy shooting it more and there for get better with it. While I dont think I will be winning any competitions I also dont think I will have any issues stopping a threat should the need arise.
After that there were certain calibers I HAD to have, my thinking was if SHTF and I was going to have to pick up ammo off the ground/bodies, I needed something to use it in.
So my collecting started of what I considered to be the most likely ammo to find. There were a couple of “fun ones” I also picked up along the way just cause I wanted them but I think I have what “I need” for hand guns.
Now if only I could find an affordable .50 caliber rifle I would be about set it think.