(NEW PHOTO 6/8/2018)
If the world allowed me one handgun, a choice of a revolver or a pistol, it would break my heart and give me fitful anguish making a choice.
I would want it to be versatile, with possible use as a hunting gun, carry gun, and home defense gun.
I have long been a fan of the 1911 system as a platform for different calibers. One of my favorite blasters is the Colt Delta Elite, chambered for the 10MM auto. There are hunting loads and personal defense loads available for the 10MM. My favorite load is the 175-grain Winchester Silvertip, reliable and accurate in my particular gun, not the upper end of potential power for the 10MM but still very substantial.
Yeah, if I had to live in a one-handgun world, this may well be my choice. Then again, if the one-handgun world allowed me to keep a few rifles and shotguns I would probably choose a 1911 .45ACP over the 10MM auto.
CLICK HERE to clear your fear of Delta Elite frames cracking. EDITED to a new URL 6/8/2018
Text and photos below were editied in 6/8/2018
Serial # dares this pistol to 1988
The Delta Elite is the only government model that I prefer to shoot with the front-strap wrap-around rubber grips.
Why did I choose to purchase a Delta Elite? Happenstance mostly; this lightly fired pistol was available at a bargain price because of a few scratches from handling, storage, and disassembly/reassembly.