Pistols at home are merely delaying devices that allow you to get to your 'real' weapon. I prefer the Mossberg 590 or a .44 Magnum lever rifle. Outdoors, it would depend solely on what you were doing at the time. A .22 rifle/pistol, a 12 guage shotgun with appropriate .22, 9MM, or .44 Mag handgun, or a .44 Mag rifle and matching handgun are all commonly used. If I feel like some long range shooting, I use a 300 Win Mag rifle and whatever handgun I feel like wearing at the time.