My sentimental gun is a S&W Model 66 stainless .357 revolver. It was my duty gun back when cops carried revolvers, and it was the gun that saved my life in an exchange of gunfire on a domestic disturbance call.
The short version of the story is that he was drunk and hiding while waiting for us after his wife called. He fired first with an old .45 revolver, his bullet impacted a door frame about an inch from my left ear. I returned fire with two .357 copper jacked HP rounds center mass, one entered his heart and he died before he could get another round off… as he was in the process of turning and aiming at another Officer.
While I have lots of other guns that include my favorites - 1911s- and other semi- autos, a quality revolver still holds a special place in my heart. I’ve recently acquired a brushed stainless Kimber K6S with 3 inch barrel, and a Ruger SP-101 with a 4 inch barrrel. Both are chambered for the round that also holds a special place in my heart from that night… the .357 magnum.