I think the Beretta 92/M9 is a good gun but they do wear out in a setting like the military where they go through many hands over many years. Aluminum frames. Those frames will wear out with a steel slide riding on aluminum.
How long were the 1911’s in service? They didn’t make any post WW2...
Marlin, Henry, Winchester make lever guns that all wound suit the bill. I think the Winchester’s are the best looking but I think a case can be made for the Henry.
Ruger makes a bolt action in .357 which I find interesting.
This is my point. We’re in destination F’d. They won’t tolerate being quarantined again until grandma and grandpa or mom and dad die in a field hospital with essentially no effort to save them because every ICU bed is taken. Pick your poison.
Expect some gradual easing in June that will run until fall. I don’t think the kids will be in school in fall. Virus probably will slow a bit in warm weather. In fall it comes back with a vengeance. Quarantine again.
We’re stuck in a big catch 22. Quarantine is killing the economy, open...