In spades on that one.
Colt Pythons too are really high in price - very sought after.
Whew. Glad I found this one Friday.
If I take this question literally?....I'd have to say an original Colt Walker:scratchchin:
Well if you would choose to carry a cap and ball pistol I guess that is your call. Although I believe its pretty obvious I was referring to modern defensive firearms one would carry for personal protection. Granted the luger 45 did kind of throw it off subject a little. LOL
Although I never owned one I always liked the Star PD .45. Light and compact.
I got an old Rossi 38 spcl m685 3 inch bbl in nearly pristine condition for $225. Great little shooter. Easy to carry and conceal. Wife has an H&R 32 revolver. Again...cheap, good shooter, and easy to conceal. Then, of courses we do have our, as O'Rielly would say, heavy weapons. Only problem with the 32 is finding sw long. I get it online from a mexican manufacturer, talk about black powder!
I'll add another vote for S&W K frames and the Ruger Six series
HK P7 series, and the Colt Officers model .45.
Luckily I have a p7M8 and a stainless Officers Enhanced I bought around '95 and had modified by Wilson Combat at that time. Two of my favorites then and now.
Another vote for the H&K P7M8.
What about the Browning BDA? No love for it? How many remember or still own that one? Lol
It's not very concealable, but if I was going to open carry a discontinued handgun that's got a service history...for my money: A Mateba Unica autorevolver.
The Mateba 6 Unica Autorevolver - Reviews, photos and videos at Matebafan
Doubt I could afford one if I could find it though. I could get a Unica though, if one came up, which is a big reason I favor it for a discontinued defense handgun.
Smith and Wesson/Walther P99...SA/DA and decocking striker with decent capacity. Never thought it was possible, not sure why it was discontinued.
G'vening ccw9mm: That was a very iteresting pistol, only two of the .45 Lugers were ever made . This was for the competitive Military tests for a replacement for the Single action Colts and S&W's in the early 1900's..
They originally had the 6.5 & 9 mm pistols first, which were turned down as lacking stopping power for fanatical natives, specifically the Moros in the Philippines..
Either of them are prob worth in the $1,000,000 class today.
Don Jose de La Mancha
p.s. OOps I see that I have been beaten on this data.