MY platform of choice is the 1911, with a DA revolver second. That being said, I choose to keep 2 loaded revolvers within easy access around the house.
Reason.....my WIFE is comfortable with them.
So for our family, house protection duty falls on a revolver. For my carry gun, I use a 1911 or a snub .38 depending on mood.
Life is too short to not buy the handguns you want.....or think you gotta have.......or is just pretty......or a good deal.......(insert reason here)