For my (late) birthday present, my SO bought me a Taurus Night Court Judge, a limited edition, black-matte version of Taurus' popular Judge line. It's a rather unique double-action revolver that can fire both .45 Colt and .410 shotshells. It's an excellent self-defense weapon, as the shotshells can be devastating at close range while the .45 Colt round can take down black bear or deer. It has a very nice soft rubber grip which is totally unlike any other handgun I've ever handled.
Don't let the picture fool you, that's actually a pretty darn big gun. It's larger than a Colt 1911. Below the gun are a .410 shotshell, a .45 Colt round, and a practice dummy round.