This thread is inspired by SavageGuy and cunger13 when they asked what inspires you to buy and favorite caliber. Thought I would talk about my two newest purchases. The 45acp is hands down my favorite handgun cartridge. The 1911 and 1917 are my favorite platforms for this round. I have never been a fan of the 40 S&W, but I bought one back during the past ammunition drought when 40s&w was the only game in town. Once the drought was over I decided to trade off the 40 for something I liked better. One of what I looked at was the Kahr 45. When I put the Kahr in my hand I had the impression that someone had measured my hand and made it just for me. It just fit perfectly. Long story short, it went home with me. First time at the range I was anticipating some serious recoil from such a light weight 45. It's plastic, don't cha know! I braced for the first shot and....that's it? That's all it recoils? I consider it one of the best purchases I have ever made. It has become my EDC. My favorite "outdoors" cartridge is the 38 special. Give me a 3 inch barrel some shot shell cartridges, a few semi wad cutters, make it a S&W model 10 and I'm ready for the creepy crawlers that like to come around the fire at night. Enter the Ruger LCRX-3. I was not really looking to buy, and honestly I thought the LCRX was somewhat homely looking, but I just wanted to see a plastic revolver. My first impression was is this all there is to it. It literally felt like half the weight of my M68 ( model 10 clone). Plus that Hogue grip felt pretty good. It went home with me also. Again, trepidation before the first shot. This thing was going to kick like an angry mule. I had visions of a bruised finger from the trigger guard slamming into it. Again, the recoil was not bad at all, plus it was pretty accurate to boot. And carrying? You hardly know it's there! I still think it's a bit homely looking, but how's that old song go? She might be ugly, but she sure cooks good! So there you go, plastic 45's and revolvers and how I talked myself into buying them.