I thought about your Dad’s HS pistol when I wrote that question #3. It is too bad you don’t know more about the history of the gun as it relates to your Dad. I have always told you that if you ever want to part with it, I would love to have first crack at it. But I know you never will. I want it because I know I can’t have it. The memories a firearm can conjure up are priceless.
I like the S&W Victory model. It is an excellent gun at an excellent price. There are a lot of aftermarket parts for it as well. I like the Ruger MKIV as well. There are so many variants of it available it is hard to decide which one to choose. And there are a ton of aftermarket parts and mods for it as well. I used to have a MKIII and a MKII. One had the 5” bull barrel I used for target practice and the other had a short tapered lighter weight barrel I used for plinking. I wish I had never sold them.
I believe my dad used to shoot often with his brothers. All have firearms. I know some stories, but never asked them more about their experiences. Had plenty of opportunities at family parties, trips to Vegas together, etc. Just never did.
They grew up in Molokai and had lots of opportunity to just go out and shoot. Big family too where the oldest uncle was like another parent.
Different thread, but my dad’s revolvers were among his most prized guns. His Python, .41 Mag S&W, and .44 Mag Ruger, all of which I really enjoy shooting, but don’t enjoy cleaning as much. Haha