#1 Boberg XR9-L (Bought!)People are calling it a bullpup pistol, but it isn't; it just has a clever chambering mechanism. It is designed to pull the bullet out of the magazine rearward on racking and push it into the chamber on return. This allows the barrel to be an inch or so longer, because it can actually extend over the magazine. On a small pistol, this can constitute a 30-50% longer barrel, which is not insignificant. A longer barrel means more accuracy and power, and it's a fascinating idea. It'll be my next handgun.
#2 Walther PPS
I love Walthers. I like the magazine release; I like the look; I like the quality. They're just nice guns. I wouldn't mind having the PPQ, either, but I really like how thin the PPS is, and the PPS comes in 10mm.
|Walther PPQ M1|
Walther changed the magazine release on the PPQ M2, which saddens me, so if I get a PPQ it'll be the M1.
#3 FHN P90
I like bullpups, what can I say? This is a neat little 5.7x28 SMG designed to be no longer than the width of a man's shoulders. It's apparently very comfortable, has a clever magazine design, holds 50 rounds, and fires 900 RPM. Case ejection is straight down.
#4 S&W 686 Plus
OMG. This is, possibly, the most beautiful handgun, ever. Seven rounds of .357 magnum. What's not to love?
#5 M1 Garand
Just because. Grandpa Bright carried one in WWII, and uncle Dicky used it in Vietnam. There's history there. Plus, it is also chambered in .308 (as well as .30-06), and I'm fond of the .308.
|M14, based on, and replaced, the M1|
The M1 had a long and illustrious history, and had several variations. I'd be happy to own any of them.
Uberti makes a replica of this lever rifle; they're pricey, but iconic.