long barreled .357 or .44mag revolver. We used to play the old cowboy myth of shooting 200 yards with revolvers to keep the BG's heads down. You can actually hit a mansized target. I don't think 1911s could do that.
Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.
"If you find yourself in a fair fight,,,
Your tactics suck"- Unknown