Amidst all the intertrons hubbub about 1911s and Glocks (really?) Mike went and got himself a real man’s fighting handgun.
Say what you want, but an S&W Model 19 with a 2.5 inch barrel will do the job you want it to do every single time you pull the trigger. Plus, you get an additional +5 to your “Old School Cool” factor whenever people are talking about carry pieces. I mean, I love my Glocks and Berettas, but if someone looks at me says “Oh yeah, I’m carrying a Smith model 19” I’m just going to say “you win”.
You see there’s cool, and then there’s the Model 19. I am insane with jealousy.