I've always been a revolver purist.
The main reason is reloading and bear country. An auto in 44 mag or larger is not so easy to find around here.
Gun permit?? A bread crumb tossed to a sleeping society awoken by the sound of complacency. "They are for your own good", and "you will understand when you see all the lives they save". Yes master, what else will you toss me from your bag of infringements?? Do you want me to roll over and play dead? I do that very well. --skidder